NSCS Induction Ceremony Honors Students, Faculty and Community Members at Southern Utah UniversitySeptember 08, 2004
Author: Matt Nickerson, Professor of Library Media
Seventy‑three Southern Utah University students will be inducted into the SUU Chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) during its annual induction ceremony September 10 in the Starlight Room of the Sharwan Smith Center.
NSCS is an honor student organization that encourages outstanding students to integrate scholarship, leadership and service into their higher education experience. The society recognizes high achievement of first‑ and second‑year college students and provides them opportunities for personal growth and leadership development; organizes learning opportunities through community service; and fosters an overall appreciation for the value of higher education.
This year's ceremony will also honor five distinguished members who have been selected from our community for their examples in one or more of the NSCS key value areas of scholarship, leadership and service.
Dr. Stephen Roberds, assistant professor of political science at SUU, will be recognized for his dedication to education and his teaching prowess in and outside the classroom.
Kent and Cherie Myers, from Cedar City, will be recognized for their avid support of the arts for more than 50 years. The SUU Chapter recognizes the important part that creativity and the arts play in the overall mission of the University and the beauty and meaning the arts contribute to society. Through their tireless efforts, the Myers have supported beauty and meaning on campus and in the community.
Charles and Donna Cooley, also from Cedar City, are the founders and directors of the Happy Factory, a non‑profit humanitarian organization that has built and delivered more than 250,000 wood toys to needy children throughout the world. They live by their motto: "We may not be able to give a toy to every needy child in the world, but we're going to try."
By naming these outstanding individuals as Distinguished Members, the SUU Chapter reminds NSCS students across the nation, that exemplary qualities and values are worthy of our gratitude and emulation.
Matt Nickerson, Professor of Library Media