Leadership society induction honored over 40 graduating students

Group photo of students who were inducted into the UH West Oʻahu Chapter of National Society of Leadership and Success.

The University of Hawaiʻi–West Oʻahu Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) inducted more than 40 graduating students as new members this semester.

Last spring, the UH West Oʻahu Chapter of NSLS inducted 66 students in its inaugural year. Unlike other honor societies, NSLS takes a leadership development approach. Grounded in a relationship leadership model, students who are invited to join the society must complete a number of steps towards induction. These steps include attending and participating in orientation, leadership training day, and three speaker broadcasts featuring leaders from diverse industries and professions; and being a part of a success networking team that meets three times over a given semester. These student leaders gained insights from leaders Jim Kwik, Valerie Jarrett, and Tiki Barber.

An induction was held earlier this month for the members who completed the steps towards induction and who were graduating from UH West Oʻahu this semester. The following graduating students were inducted into NSLS:

Marvelyn Agno
Puanani Akaka
Bryson Joseph Amaral
Nicole Andres
Kristen Barbour
Ilea Beddow
Shanalei Bolusan
Ram Arnan Braza
Lindsey Brevard
Kelsey Bruce
Jordanne Calderon
Janelle Coloma
Robbyn Delos Reyes
David Eickenhorst
Tatiana Estill
Robert Foster
Courtney Gibo
Clarissa Gomez
Kristie Ann Gose
Sheila Marie Ilar
Raymond Kahoonei
Conner Kaneshiro
Nicole Kealoha
Joshua Kuhn
Carolyn Lapointe
Donna Leilani Manuel
Cassie Morris
Hoaliku OʻConnell
Michelle Paquin
Ripley Paulino
Destiny Quenga
Derek Saffery
Kristyn Sakamoto
Soo San Schake
Phitsamay Sinhvongsa
Ryan Ucol
Theo Charizze Shaira Viernes
Laryce Visitacion
Lea Von Haff
Grant Wolf
Maryloise Yanday
Chrislaime Lorraine Yanuaria
Xiaohu Ye

This was also the first time an executive board consisting of students helped to plan, implement, and execute all the events for Fall 2019. The following executive board officers were inducted in Spring 2019 and helped to improve the membership experience for these students:

Engagement & Service Chair: Chloe Paige Sevidal
Publicity Chair: Taeja Mason
Society Events Chair: Leialoha Tumbaga
Success Networking Team Coordinator: ʻIhilani Carter

Co-advisors of the UH West Oʻahu Chapter of NSLS are Katrina Abes and Rouel Velasco.

To see pictures from the induction, visit the Fall 2019 Induction Ceremony album on flickr.

Image courtesy of UHWO Student Affairs