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From the Founder & Chief Executive Officer NSCS Mission & Values NSCS Members Matter Most Who We Are, Board of Directors Community College Honorary Board Members National Leadership Council & Alumni Advisory Board NSCS Chapters NSCS Growth and Statistics & Inaugural Chapters Finances NSCS Scholarships NSCS Scholarship Highlights NSCS Chapters Make a Difference Chapter Event Highlights & NSCS Publications NSCS Partners & The NSCS Community Convention


Founder From the

Chief Executive Officer

Seventeen years ago, I started The National Society of Collegiate Scholars to recognize high achieving first and second year college students. Since that time, we have grown to over 300 chapters nationwide inclusive of traditional four year campuses as well as community colleges and online institutions. Our growth has been exciting, but what I am most proud of is NSCS’ ability to keep our members and their commitment to scholarship, leadership and service at the forefront of all that we do. Membership in NSCS is for a lifetime and we hope to play a significant role in our members’ lives as they continue to promote these principles well beyond their college careers. In 2011, NSCS expanded from 271 chapters to almost 300 across the country and welcomed 69,448 new members to the Society. We remained committed to community colleges and online schools and are looking forward to increasing the organization’s presence as well as continuing to make every effort toward delivering more rewards to NSCS members as we move into 2012. Furthermore, we are working harder than ever to get members connected to their ideal employers. I am proud of the success we’ve enjoyed as we aim to provide awesome benefits to NSCS members. Also in 2011, we dedicated significant time to establishing an impressive social media presence through the NSCS blogs TalkNerdy2Me and WishYouWorkedHere. We are excited about making virtual connections with NSCS members and are viewed as a trusted resource for information on topics related to the college experience and employment. We’ve only scratched the surface as there are numerous possibilities for us to provide valuable information and create new virtual experiences for NSCS members. 2011 has been a great year and we are excited to move ahead, always evolving as an organization that enhances the student experience while helping them turn their own ideas into realities. Steve E. Loflin


Stephen E. Loflin, Founder & Chief Executive Officer


Above: Steve Loflin and members of the National Leadership Council at the 2011 NSCS Honors Gala.

What We Believe NSCS Mission We exist to recognize and elevate high achievers.

NSCS Values Scholarship

Scholarships are one of the most direct ways NSCS impacts our members and we are continually adding new and diverse scholarships to reach and assist as many members as possible.


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NSCS members are

NSCS is comprised of members

high-achieving students and leaders

who go the extra mile to make a difference within our

on campuses nationwide.

communities. Through

NSCS provides members with

service, NSCS members are able to

personal and professional growth opportunities to develop a wellrounded personality and, as a result, a well-rounded life.

reach out to those with

a variety of

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fewer opportunities and provide them with new resources.

NSCS Members Matter Most 11% General Administration

6% Scholarship Awards 15% Chapter Support

26% Member Programs

42% Membership Services


Scholarship Awards $877,090.21

Chapter Support $1,524,897.44

Member Programs

Quotes and Testimonials “When I first joined NSCS I thought that I would just be adding another group to my resume. Then I was presented with the opportunity to start a chapter and have a great impact on my university and my community. Giving the Binghamton area an opportunity to experience what NSCS has to offer has to be the biggest benefit for me because this is my hometown. I will be able to see the growth of the Binghamton chapter many years after I have graduated and be reminded of how I was a part of making an impact on my community.” -Vincent Strabo, Binghamton University “Upon receipt of [the] NSCS Merit Award scholarship, I was elated and relieved. Elated to have been chosen out of such an elite group of people; relieved because as a result of receiving this scholarship, I am now more financially sound with regards to my education.” -Janae Moor, Delaware State University “NSCS is a valuable and resource-rich network for undergraduates and its mission aligns tightly with that of Keene State. We are proud to be able to offer our students membership in such an important organization, and look forward to continued partnership.” -Helen F. Giles-Gee, University President, Keene State College


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Who We Are Overview

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service experiences, access to discounts and savings as well as $250,000 in scholarships annually. NSCS Members are deeply committed to service, integrity and scholarship and, as a result, are impacting their campus and local communities every day.

Board of Directors Bill Ziegler, Chair

Susan Hoff

Anne Berkowitch

Stephen E. Loflin

Stacy L. Jones

Larry F. Solomon

Managing Director, Global Recruiting HeadUBS AG Education: B.A., The George Washington University MBA, Boston College Term Expires: July 31, 2011

Co-founder and CEO of SelectMinds Education: MBA, Finance, MIT’s Sloan School of Management B.S., Applied Math and Biology, Brown University Term Expires: December 31, 2013

Director of Student Development University of Alabama Education: B.A. Communication (Advertising and Graphic Design), University of Alabama M.A. Education (Higher Education Administration), University of Alabama Ed.D. Education, University of Alabama Term Expires: July 31, 2011

Gary Cook

Director of Recruiting Hitachi Consulting Education: Bachelor of Journalism, University of Texas MBA, University of Texas ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary Ph.D., Theological Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary, in progress Term Expires: July 31, 2011

Jillian Kinzie

Associate Director, Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research and the NSSE Institute for Effective Educational Practice Education: Ph.D., Higher Education, Indiana University Bloomington Term Expires: December 31, 2013


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Senior Vice President, Community Investment United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Inc. Education: B.A., Bilingual/Bicultural Education, Ft. Lewis College Term Expires: July 31, 2011

Founder & CEO The National Society of Collegiate Scholars Education: B.S., Marketing, University of South Carolina, M.S., Higher Education, The Florida State University

Chief Operating Officer, Public Service Operating Group Accenture Education: B.S. Business Administration, The State University of New York at Albany, 1986 Term Expires: July 31, 2011

Jeff Summer

Founding Partner Summer Group LLC Education: B.A., Psychology, Seattle University Term Expires: December 31, 2013

Amy James

President, National Leadership Council 2010-11 Education: Majoring in BSPS Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Toledo Term Expires: July 31, 2010

Kenneth Wilson

Executive Vice President, National Leadership Council 2010-2011 Education: Majoring in Health Science, Kaplan University Term Expires: July 31, 2011

NSCS Honorary Board of Regents Maya Angelou

James V. Kimsey

Joan Ganz Cooney

Wendy Kopp

Marian Wright Edelman

J.W. Marriott, Jr.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Federico F. Peña

Z. Smith Reynolds Professor of American Studies, Wake Forest University Chairman, Sesame Workshop Founder and President, Children’s Defense Fund Director, W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research

W.E.B. DuBois

Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University

Daniel Goldin

Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (1992-2001)

Vartan Gregorian

President, Carnegie Corporation,New York President, Brown University (1989-1997)

Alexis M. Herman

Secretary of Labor (1997-2001)

Founding CEO and Chairman Emeritus, America Online, Inc. CEO and Founder, Teach For America Chairman & CEO, Marriott International, Inc. Managing Partner, Vestar Capital Partners Secretary of Energy (1997-1998) Secretary of Transportation (1993-1997)

Richard W. Riley

Secretary of Education (1993-2001) Governor, South Carolina (1979-1987)

Harold T. Shapiro

President, Princeton University (1988-2001)

Harris Wofford

Chairman, America’s Promise CEO, Corporation for National Service (1995-2002)

Community College Honorary Board Members Dr. Belle Wheelan (co-chair)

President Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Dr. Charles Downs (co-chair) Former President Virginia Western Community College

Dr. James Anderson Chancellor Central Texas College


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Dr. Ken Atwater

President Hillsborough Community College

Dr. Constance Carroll

Chancellor San Diego Community College District

Dr. Jack Daniels, III

President Los Angeles Southwest College

Community College Honorary Board Members, continued...

Dr. Roy Flores

Dr. Byron McClenney

Dr. Gregory Gray

Dr. Henry Shannon

Dr. Zelema Harris

Dr. Mary Spangler

Chancellor Saint Louis Community College

Chancellor Houston Community College System

Dr. Brenda Hellyer

Dr. Robert Templin Jr.

Project Director & Senior Lecturer The University of Texas at Austin

Chancellor Pima Community College

Superintendent/President Chaffey College

Chancellor Riverside Community College

President Northern Virginia Community College

Chancellor San Jacinto College

2011 National Leadership Council Amy James

Ellen Sheffer

NLC President University of Toledo

East Carolina University

Alexandra Shue

Kenneth Wilson

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

NLC Executive Vice President Kaplan University

Nefertari Terrill-Jones Howard University

Jesse Bramall

Cole Vertikoff

Brigham Young University

The University of New Mexico

Brady Griffith

Michelle Wong

Crown College

Northern Arizona University

Scott Perske

University of Hawaii at Manoa

2011 Alumni Advisory Board Andrew Bruskin

President Stony Brook University


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Alexander Flowers Executive Vice President Roosevelt University

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Ciara Ginyard

Secretary Syracuse University

NSCS Chapters Alabama Auburn University The University of Alabama The University of Alabama at Birmingham University of South Alabama

Alaska University of Alaska Anchorage University of Alaska Fairbanks

Arizona Argosy University Online Arizona State University ASU at the Polytechnic Campus Northern Arizona University The University of Arizona

Arkansas Arkansas State University Arkansas Tech University University of Arkansas University of Central Arkansas

California California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo California State University, Dominguez Hills California State University, Fresno California State University, Los Angeles California State University, Fullerton California State University, Long Beach California State University, Northridge California State University, Stanislaus Chapman University Humboldt State University Los Angeles Southwest College Loyola Marymount University Mills College Pomona College Sanata Clara University San Diego State University University of California, Berkeley University of California, Davis University of California, Irvine University of California, Los Angeles University of California, Riverside University of California, San Diego University of California, Santa Barbara


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University of California, Santa Cruz University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Southern California

Colorado Jones International University Online Colorado State University Regis University University of Colorado at Boulder University of Colorado at Denver University of Denver University of Northern Colorado

Connecticut Fairfield University University of Connecticut Western Connecticut State University

Delaware Delaware State University University of Delaware District of Columbia American University Georgetown University Howard University Strayer University The George Washington University


Embry—Riddle Aeronautical University Florida A&M University Florida Atlantic University Florida International University Florida Memorial University Hillsborough Community College Kaplan University Rollins College The Florida State University University of Central Florida University of Florida University of Miami University of North Florida University of South Florida

Georgia Columbus State University Georgia College & State University Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia State University Kennesaw State University

Morehouse College South University Online Spelman College The University of Georgia University of West Georgia

Hawaii University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Idaho Boise State University Idaho State University University of Idaho

Illinois Columbia College DePaul University Eastern Illinois University Illinois State University Lewis University Loyola University Chicago Monmouth College Northern Illinois University Roosevelt University Saint Xavier University Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Western Illinois University

Indiana Ball State University Butler University DePauw University Indiana State University Indiana University Bloomington Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis Purdue University University of Evansville University of Southern Indiana Vincennes University

Iowa Iowa State University The University of Iowa University of Northern Iowa

Kansas Fort Hays State University Kansas State University The University of Kansas


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Wichita State University

Kentucky Eastern Kentucky University Morehead State University Murray State University University of Kentucky University of Louisville Western Kentucky University

Louisiana Louisiana State University Southeastern Louisiana University The University of Louisiana at Monroe Tulane University University of New Orleans

Maine The University of Maine

Maryland The Johns Hopkins University Towson University United States Naval Academy University of Maryland University of Maryland, Baltimore County University of Maryland University College

Massachusetts Boston University Brandeis University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Northeastern University University of Massachusetts Amherst

Michigan Baker College Online Central Michigan University Eastern Michigan University Michigan State University Saginaw Valley State University University of Michigan Wayne State University Western Michigan University

Minnesota Crown College St. Cloud State University University of Minnesota at Twin Cities University of St. Thomas

Minnesota continued

North Carolina

Winona State University

Appalachian State University East Carolina University Johnson C. Smith University North Carolina State University The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The University of North Carolina at Charlotte The University of North Carolina, Asheville The University of North Carolina, Greensboro Winston Salem State University

Mississippi Mississippi State University The University of Mississippi


Missouri State University Northwest Missouri State University Saint Louis University Truman State University University of Central Missouri University of Missouri-Columbia Washington University in St. Louis

Montana Montana State University – Bozeman

Nebraska Creighton University University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nevada University of Nevada, Las Vegas New Hampshire Dartmouth College Keene State College

New Jersey Montclair State University Princeton University Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Rutgers University, Newark Seton Hall University

North Dakota State University University of North Dakota

Ohio Case Western Reserve University Franklin University Kent State University Miami University The Ohio State University The University of Akron The University of Toledo University of Cincinnati University of Dayton Wright State University Youngstown State University

Oklahoma Oklahoma State University The University of Oklahoma


New Mexico

Oregon State University Portland State University University of Oregon Willamette University

New Mexico State University The University of New Mexico


New York

Cornell University Dowling College New York City College of Technology Rochester Institute of Technology Stony Brook University Syracuse University The Cooper Union University at Albany University at Buffalo University of Rochester


North Dakota

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Drexel University La Salle University Lehigh University Robert Morris University Saint Joseph’s University Temple University The Pennsylvania State University University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh Villanova University

Puerto Rico


University of Puerto Rico Bayamon University of Puerto Rico

Brigham Young University Southern Utah University The University of Utah Utah State University

Rhode Island Providence College Rhode Island College University of Rhode Island


South Carolina


Clemson University College of Charleston University of South Carolina

George Mason University James Madison University Northern Virginia Community College Radford University The College of William & Mary University of Mary Washington University of Virginia Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

The University of Vermont

South Dakota The University of South Dakota

Tennessee Middle Tennessee State University The University of Tennessee The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Vanderbilt University


Baylor University Houston Community College Lone Star College—Cy Fair Campus Prairie View A&M University Rice University San Jacinto College Southern Methodist University Stephen F. Austin State University Texas A&M University Texas Christian University Texas Southern University Texas Tech University Texas Woman’s University The University of Texas at Arlington The University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas at El Paso The University of Texas-Pan American The University of Texas at San Antonio Trinity University University of Houston University of North Texas

Washington University of Washington—Bothell University of Washington Washington State University Western Washington University

West Virginia Marshall University West Virginia University

Wisconsin The University of Wisconsin – Madison

Wyoming University of Wyoming




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Growth and Statistics Growth

Chapters by Type

NSCS enjoyed a year of steady growth during the 2010-2011 fiscal year with the Chapter Development team establishing 23 new chapters across the country. These inaugural chapters allowed NSCS to invite and welcome 3,560 new members at brand new chapters to the Society.

Inaugural Chapters Baker University Binghamton University (SUNY) Central Texas College College of Staten Island Dallas County Community College Everest University Online Franklin University Grand Valley State University LA Mission College Montclair State University New Jersey City University New Jersey Institute of Technology Old Dominion University Queens College Ramapo College of New Jersey South University – Savannah Campus Stevens-Henager College (Online) Tennessee State University The College at Brockport Texas State University – San Marcos University of Maryland, Eastern Shore University of Texas–Pan American Utah Valley University

259 4-Year Universities (95%) 7 eChapters (3%) 6 Community Colleges (2%)

Total: 272 Chapters

Undergraduates by Ethnicity 4% Other

9% African American/Black

9% Hispanic/Latino 9% Asian/ Pacific Islander

70% Caucasion/ White

Record Count (Thousands)


Statistics Growth &


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What We Do NSCS Scholarships

Scholarship is one of the three pillars of NSCS, and one of our most important goals is to continuously increase the amount of scholarship dollars we are able to distribute to our members each year.

In 2011, NSCS awarded over $400,000 in scholarships to students to help them to reach their goals of studying abroad, furthering their education with graduate school, creating a service project or spending a semester learning at sea with the Semester at Sea program.

Scholarship Highlights S2Challenge NSCS began The S2 (Summer Success) Challenge in the summer of 2011 to encourage members to be continue to develop their marketable skills over the summer. NSCS members earned points by completing weekly challenges. At the end of the summer, the top three S2 challengers with the most points were be awarded scholarships; a $1,000 scholarship to the top challenger and $500 scholarships to the two runners-up.

“I want to thank NSCS for awarding me this scholarship. This means the world to me. I work so hard in my academics and it is great to know I can be rewarded for my efforts. I am so thankful to have NSCS support me financially in my goals of getting a degree.” - Jessica Ingle, University of Tennessee

“What I’ve learned over the summer is that working hard and perseverance pay off! College is not getting any cheaper and winning the S2C Challenge will help me tremendously. I want to thank The National Society of Collegiate Scholars from the bottom of heart for the opportunity to participate in this challenge. Furthermore, I promise to uphold the principles of the organization: Scholarship, Leadership and Service. Thanks again so much!” - Tony Oxx, Murray State University

“Getting money for college tuition is so hard to come by these days, so I am incredibly grateful that The National Society of Collegiate Scholars gave me the S2 Challenge opportunity and picked me as a runner-up. It means a lot to me that NSCS is so willing to give many opportunities for students to earn some scholarship money in a creative way that allows us to express ourselves and use our personal reflections as the basis for this award. The S2 Challenge really helped me to recollect and share my favorite memories of my dynamic first year at college! Thanks again, NSCS, for all the opportunities you give me!” - Dawn Angelicca Barcelona, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey


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Scholarship Breakdown Undergraduate* $233,287.00 Non- NSCS Member Pearson $77,500.00 Non-Cash Awards Made Available $50,125.00 Faculty/School Administration $22,750.00 Graduate Students $20,000.00

*Undergraduate amount includes NSCS Pearson Prize Recipients

2011 Community College NSCS offers $2,500 to two outstanding community college students who are transferring to a four year institution. This is part of the NSCS Transition Program, which is designed to help NSCS members at community colleges make a successful transition to four-year institutions. Recipients Luis Enrique Velasquez, Northern Virginia Community College, class of 2013 Muslima Razaqyar , Hillsborough Community College, class of 2011

NSCS Graduate School Scholarships In collaboration with partner GEICO, NSCS awards four $5,000 scholarships to NSCS members who are currently enrolled in or about to enroll in a graduate or professional school program. Recipients Desmond Corley, North Carolina State University, class of 2011 Elizabeth Chu, Emory University, class of 2010 Sheel Jagani, University of California, Berkeley, class of 2011 Tolulope Adeosun, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, class of 2011

Scholar Abroad The NSCS Scholar Abroad scholarship program funds two $5,000 awards and one $2,500 award each year to encourage members to participate in international learning and development. Scholar Abroad Summer 2011 Recipient Eileen Skyers, University of South Florida, class of 2013

Quotes & Testimonials

“I have a lot more

NSCS pride than I have UCSB pride. Honestly, it’s made a bigger impact on my life.”

- Eric Lopez, University of California, Santa Barbara, Class of 2012

“I was a founding officer at my NSCS chapter at Hillsborough Community College. This


helped me to become a better leader, and it was a real privilege to help found a chapter for such a

prestigious organization.”

- Basel Amer, Hillsborough Community College, Class of 2010, The University of Texas at Austin, Class of 2012


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NSCS Chapters Make a Difference Embracing PACE

In 2011, over 500 students and approximately 1,285 mentors were involved in the Planning to Achieve Collegiate Excellence (PACE) program. “The way the students benefit is they have another outside influence who’s not their parent or an instructor who has the ability to say, ‘I did it, I’m in college and you can be too.’ That simple thing is very powerful because when someone believes in you; you start to believe in yourself. You start to visualize success and then you can achieve it.” -Terrilynn Cantlon, VP of PACE, Mills College

Steve Loflin, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NSCS, with NSCS members and an “I-Guy” at an Integrity Week event.

“[PACE] reinforces with the kids the idea that there are people to help them and they’re not alone and it’s not all bad. A lot of them struggle with all kinds of issues and having someone there telling them that their teachers and everyone else are trying to help really makes a difference.” -Anthony Livecchi, VP of PACE, Robert Morris University


The National Society of Collegiate Scholars has taken the abstract concept of Integrity and found a way to make into an interesting and compelling talk that is relevant to the students of American University and the community as a whole. The talk was led by comedian and motivational speaker, Jeff Havens, with the intent for students to listen to it, laugh at it, but ultimately live by it. What Is Integrity? Honesty. Pride. Dignity. Self-respect. Authenticity. Personal ethics. Hard work. Character. Truth. Honor. No matter how you define it, integrity is something to strive for academically, personally, and professionally. The NSCS Integrity Initiative committed to promoting the value of integrity within NSCS’ world community; partnered this year with American University to do the same on their campus. At The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, we believe that integrity is fundamental to being an engaged citizen. Jeff Havens wearing his NSCS “Geek is Chic” glasses during an Integrity Week presentation at American University.

The Inspire Integrity Award

Michael Householder received his BA from Brown University in 1989. After teaching high school for several years, he earned a PhD in English from the University of California-Irvine in 2003. While at Southern Methodist University he was recognized for his teaching with the prestigious Golden Mustang Award. Now at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, he teaches courses in American and transatlantic literature. He is the author of Inventing Americans in the Age of Discovery: Narratives of Encounter (Ashgate, 2011).

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ Inspire Integrity Awards are the only national student-nominated faculty awards program. Householder was nominated by Chassidy Marcum, a sophomore at Marshall University. Michael Householder Marshall University


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The 2011 Inspire Integrity Award national faculty recipient, Michael Householder, exemplifies a strong commitment to integrity. An avid reader, runner, and soccer fan, Householder instills integrity through his personal actions and academic accomplishments. A full-time university professor at Marshall University, Householder was selected for this award because his actions have inspired others and have made a significant impact on the lives of his students.

Chapter events Chapter Event Highlights Fort Hays State University Chapter Donates to Kansas Domestic Violence Shelter

December 26, 2010- The Fort Hays State University chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) donated clothes, toiletries, food and other necessary items to the Northwest Kansas Domestic and Sexual Violence Services for the holiday season.

Colorado State Chapter Gathers Gear and Raises Awareness for Homeless

NSCS members with their signed Integrity banner.

The Colorado State University chapter of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars celebrated the spirit of the season by collecting dozens of boxes of items for the homeless. The chapter strongly supports homeless initiatives in the community and wanted to run their own drive this year to get the chapter involved more deeply in aiding homeless people in the community.

University of Houston NSCS Chapter Works with Project C.U.R.E to Bring Medical Supplies to Developing Countries

Members of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) University of Houston chapter spent two weekends in October helping to organize and pack medical supplies to be shipped to developing countries through Project C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief & Equipment).

Penn State NSCS Chapter Raises $2,000 for Children’s Hospital

The Penn State University NSCS chapter raised $2,100 for The Penn State University Four Diamonds Fund that benefits Penn State Children’s Hospital through The Penn State IFC/PanHellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately referred to as THON.

Butler University NSCS Chapter Raises $2,600 for Animal Charity

The Butler University chapter of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) are animal-lovers. Not only do they love them, they love raising money to help them. The Butler NSCS chapter raised a total of $2,600 for IndyHumane, a local animal shelter, by selling t-shirts designed by the chapter officer in charge of community service, Amy Gaisser.


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NSCS Publications Communication with NSCS’ members is vital to the success of NSCS’ organization. We have plenty of national avenues through which we connect with and update NSCS’ membership and supporters. The NSCS SmartBrief is a weekly news brief for parents of high achievers. It was launched in 2010 and includes top stories and trends in higher education as well as news about what’s happening at NSCS. Members have a unique opportunity to have their creative work published in The Collegiate Scholar, NSCS’ online literary magazine published in the spring, fall and summer semesters. A quarterly e-newsletter for NSCS friends and supporters, The State of the Society includes highlights from national office events, scholarship recipients’ stories and general updates.

NSCS Partners We collaborate with a lot of great organizations that share our values and commitment to ensuring that NSCS’ high achievers have access to the resources and opportunities that will help them succeed.

2010-2011 NSCS Partners

America’s Promise Alliance Bank of America Better World Books ChurchHill Classics ClassWatch Dream Careers Envision – International Scholar Laureate Program Fine Stationery HULT International Business School Kaplan Lenovo New York University

Next Generation Insurance – Grad Guard Pearson PlaySay Quacquarelli Symonds World Graduate School Tour SUCCESS The Fund for American Studies The Princeton Review The Washington Center T-Mobile United HealthCare StudentResources Universum

New Partners Better World Books ClassWatch Fine Stationery National Jewish Health North American Power

PlaySay The Cable Center The Washington Center Unigo

The NSCS Community NSCS’ social media presence continues to grow each year. We engage NSCS’ members through polls, contests, programs and share relevant articles and advice to create an environment that encourages NSCS’ members to share along with us.

In 2011, we launched Talknerdy2me ™, a blog for college students, by college students. Talknerdy2me serves as a resource for NSCS’ members with articles ranging in topic from dealing with a difficult roommate to deciding how to choose a major. The establishment of TalkNerdy2Me has allowed us to partner with other blogs with similar goals.

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Convention Convention 2011

In 2011, NSCS members traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico to mix and mingle, share their experiences meet their Member Engagement Managers along with the rest of the national office staff to learn more about their positions, and prepare for the upcoming year. Convention attendees were treated to training seminars as well as speakers, and were celebrated at the 2011 STAR Awards & Honor Gala, where chapters received awards for their hard work throughout the year.

Top Row: Glenn Madigan, Francis Rivera, Ellen Sheffer, Steve Loflin, Byron Pitts, Scott Perske, Brady Griffith Second Row: Huy Nguyen, Michelle Wong, Alexandra Shue, Nicole Maher, Amy James Bottom Row: Blair Edwards


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Speakers included CBS correspondent, Byron Pitt and motivational speaker and author, Josh Shipp. Notable higher education experts were showcased during our Convention’s morning show, “Wake up, NSCS!” including Ryan Kahn, career coach for Dream Careers, Inc. and host of MTV’s Hired; Lauren Berger, CEO of Intern Queen Inc., and Toni D. Avant, Director of the Career Center at The University of Mississippi. Below: NSCS members at the 2011 Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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