Ivy Tech leadership society adds members

The Ivy Tech Community College Columbus chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success recently inducted 27 new members, including several from Jackson County.

The Jackson County inductees are Shaney Smith of Freetown; Natasha Horton of Norman; and Madison Isenhower, Nicole Miranda Fontanez and Jordan Ross, all of Seymour.

The induction of the new members brings the society’s total inducted membership to 150.

The society is the nation’s largest leadership honor society, according to a news release from the college. Students are selected for membership based on their academic standing and leadership potential.

Membership is for life and provides access to benefits, including scholarships and awards, exclusive on-campus events, employer recruitment through an online job bank and discounts on computers, textbooks, grad school prep courses, insurance and more.

Members complete a leadership program consisting of orientation, a leadership training day, three speaker broadcasts, three success networking team meetings and an induction ceremony where they receive their certificate of leadership training.

The society, founded in 2001, has more than 525,000 members on nearly 500 college and university campuses nationwide.