The Wiley College chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) inducted 25 students into its honor society during a special ceremony Friday night in the Julius S.Scott Sr. Chapel. The organization recognizes freshmen and sophomores who maintain at least a 3.4 grade point average and rank in the top 20 percent of their class.
During the ceremony, students were commended for their accomplishments by the evening's speaker, the Rev. Tori Butler, associate pastor at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church in Texarkana, Texas. She told students that God will guide them through every journey in life.
Wiley junior Nateisha Choice serves as president of the Wiley chapter of the NSCS. Her goals for the organization center on continuing to attain excellence in academics and serving the community. "We want to be one of the best chapters in the nation," she said.
The new members are Ebony Carr, Kenisha Pugh, Rebecca Rios, Devin Grant, Anthony Dockery, Emanuel Echols, Keziah Muhuhu, Jemorie Holdman, Efrain Duran, Terrell Hopson, Nataysha Mitchell, Shel'von Ross, Qu'Taija Gibson, Taylor Cooper, Andre Earls, Kametrice Gray, Paris DeVault, Amber Jones, Maureen Rono, Kenisha Arthur, Michael Sakala, Fatoumata Dacosta, Shondrea Burts, Ernest Mack, and Tamika Allen.
With Friday's induction, Wiley's chapter now has over 100 members. Each new inductee received a pin and certificate of membership.
The primary advisor of NSCS is Mr. Ricardo Kirkland, Freshman Academy Coordinator. The secondary advisory for the organization is Dr. Joseph L. Morale, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services.
The Wiley chapter of NSCS was established in 2013. The NSCS has active chapters at more than 300 colleges and universities in the United States.