50 students inducted, four employees recognized


A screenshot shows the online NSLS induction ceremony.


The facility’s closure didn’t stop the Madison College chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) from celebrating the accomplishments of 50 students and four Madison College employees on April 14.

The chapter, which inducts students each semester upon completion of a leadership development program, inducted its largest-ever class of 50 students.

Although the event lacked the traditional components of a meal, friends and family to celebrate with, it was still a meaningful celebration for the students. Not all students were able to attend, but it was recorded for everyone to have an opportunity to watch. All inducted students will be invited to participate in the next in-person induction as well and invite others to celebrate with them.

Four Madison College employees were recognized by the leadership society this semester, selected from among 20 employees who were nominated by the students being inducted.

The NSLS Excellence in Teaching Award is given to faculty who teach with passion, inspire students beyond the classroom, and make a lasting difference in the lives of students. This award was given to Mary Bartholomew, Instructor in Mathematics, and Sandy Thistle, Instructor in Construction and Remodeling.

The NSLS Excellence in Service to Students Awards is given to staff members who exemplify leadership through service and who have demonstrated a true commitment to bettering the lives of students. This award was given to Anna Morgen, Academic Success Coach in SDRS, and Ross Silburn, Laboratory Coordinator in Accounting and Finance.