Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Edison Students Join National Society of Leadership and Success

Twelve inductees pictured left to right: Kim Wall, Joe Fisher, Amanda Dysert, Eric Shoemaker, Randy Spradlin, Lauren Rammel, Kerrie Josefovsky, Janice Harshman, Jennifer Noren, Branda Peebles, and Sarah Hein.
Lauren Rammel, the Edison Chapter’s Executive Board President
and post-secondary student from Fort Recovery High School
is inducted into the National Society for Leadership and Success.
Pictured with her are co-advisors, Kim Wall (left) and Sarah Hein (right).
The National Society of Leadership and Success (the Society) welcomed twelve inductees from Edison Community College on Monday, December 8. Edison Chapter Advisors and faculty members Sarah Hein and Kim Wall led the induction ceremony with greetings delivered by Dr. Karen Rafinski, Interim President, and a keynote address from Scott Burnam, Vice President of Student Affairs.

Those inducted into the Society included, Paige Christ of Arcanum; Amanda Dysert of St. Marys; Joseph Fisher of Troy; Heather Grillot of Fort Loramie; Janice Harshman of Troy; Kerrie Josefovsky of Piqua; Jennifer Noren of Troy; Emily Ocke of Sidney; Branda Peebles of Arcanum; Lauren Rammel of Fort Recovery; Eric Shoemaker of Sidney; and Randall Spradlin of Sidney.

Students are initially invited to join the Society based on academic criteria. To achieve induction into the Society, members must attend Orientation, Leadership Training Day, 3 Speaker Broadcasts, and 3 Success Networking Team meetings. Members have until they graduate from Edison to acquire the minimum of twelve hours of leadership training required for induction.

In its inaugural year, the Edison Chapter of the Society has a total of seventy-seven active students. Co-Advisor and Edison Professor Kim Wall is confident that the newly formed Society will give students a leading edge in the workforce. “What I keep reading about are the soft skills employers are seeking. I see the Society as an organization in which students can align themselves in effort to specifically develop, or hone, those soft skills further leveraging the experience on their resume and in those interviews to set them apart.”

The future of the Edison Chapter is bright as Executive Board Members meet to align core values with those of the College and the Society. “Starting next semester, we’ll begin engaging in community service activities,” added Co-Advisor and Edison Professor Sarah Hein. “This makes members think not just about what they can do for themselves but how they can give back to the community.”

Adding to the many benefits of joining the Society, scholarship opportunities are also available to participating students. Lauren Rammel, the Edison Chapter’s Executive Board President and post-secondary student, was awarded one of only two nation-wide Inspirational Leader Awards. She submitted a haiku of each of the Society’s core values and wrote an essay about how she strives to be an inspirational leader.

The mission of the National Society of Leadership and Success is to build leaders who make a better world. The Society is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The Society offers life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The Society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.

For further information about the Edison Chapter Society, contact Sarah Hein at or Kim Wall at

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