Sigma Alpha Pi, Alcorn State University’s (ASU) Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success, hosted an induction ceremony on November 9th at 6:00 pm at the Ecology Building on campus.
The ceremony inducted 44 new members into the Chapter. These individuals demonstrated leadership qualities and academic excellence making them worthy additions to the society. Former Chapter President and Alcorn alumna, Shanique Strickland, a current Southern University Law Student, served as the ceremony’s Keynote Speaker. The event marked a transition into leadership as 14 members, Yancey Britt, Gail Sonnier, Keyara Durr, Meiosha Andrews, Jasmine Leflore, Mya Mathews, Jason Jarvis, Gabriel Magee, Adam Wells Jr., Alyssa Robinson, Breaywna Buchannon, Cedric Lacey, Landon Hughes, LC Johnson, Kency Sanders and Zarria Smith, officially assumed their positions as the new Executive Board. These individuals exemplify the values of the society and signed their commitment contract, pledging to uphold the principles of leadership and success throughout their tenure.
During the ceremony, six members, Yancey Britt, Adam Wells Jr., Jason Jarvis, Laila Barnes, Thi Nguyen, and Brooklynn Petty were honored with the Chapter Award for their outstanding contributions to the Alcorn Chapter. Their dedication and commitment to excellence have played a pivotal role in fostering a culture of leadership and success within the organization. Two Graduating Seniors, Cindavia Farr and Taylor LeFlore, were also recognized and received $100 scholarships for their efforts and serving on the Executive Board for the Fall 2023 semester.
In recognition of her efforts, Lindsey Rushing was acknowledged as the new Co-advisor of the Chapter. Her dedication and support have been instrumental in guiding and inspiring members towards achieving their goals. Also, Roy Burr, an Advisor in Career Services at ASU, was honored on behalf of the Executive Board.
The ceremony also included the presentation of the Chapter Impact Award to 5 Alcorn employees who have made significant contributions to the success of the Sigma Alpha Pi Chapter. Douglas Stewart, Dr. Babu Patlolla, Dr. Wandra Arrington, Ryan Tyler, and Karen Shedrick were recognized for their unwavering support and commitment to the organization’s mission.