Current chapter officers for JSU's chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars are, from left, Destiny Jordan, vice president of social media; Ashlyn Jones, Star Status coordinator; Lillidra McCray, vice president of community service; and Natalie Millar, chapter president. / JSU
JACKSONVILLE – Jacksonville State University's chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) recently earned the Bronze Star Status Award for its outstanding achievements in scholarship, leadership and service. For three consecutive years, the JSU chapter has been recognized as a Star Status Chapter.
Natalie Millar of Vinemont is president of the JSU chapter.
"I commend both the student officer board and the advisor for their hard work and commitment in honoring, inspiring and engaging the campus community and student scholars," said Stephen E. Loflin, CEO and founder of NSCS. "Attaining a Star Status level is no easy feat for a full-time undergraduate student and officer. Jacksonville State University should be proud of this accomplishment as we continue to build a national community of first and second-year high achieving scholars."
NSCS chapters can attain one of six Star Status levels for completing a series of activities and programming to include the NSCS New Member Induction Ceremony, March to College Day, Integrity Week, professional development, community service and leadership. Levels include: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Certified Gold, Platinum and Diamond. Each level is determined by the quantity and quality of events a chapter held the previous year. Based on the ranking, chapters will receive a trophy, additional funds for chapter programs, and a letter to the president of their university to showcase their exceptional work and the impact that they have made on their campus.
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is an honors organization committed to recognizing and elevating high achievers. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and membership is by invitation only, to eligible first and second-year college students based on a 3.4 grade point average and class standing. NSCS awards more than a million dollars in scholarships every year. NSCS offers members exclusive access to scholarships, career resources and leadership and networking opportunities and has more than a million lifetime members and 330 chapters across the country. Learn more about NSCS at www.nscs.org or www.facebook.com/JSUNSCS.