SUU NCSC Chapter Inducts 40 Students and Two Community MembersSeptember 19, 2005
Author: Elizabeth Bowler
Written by senior Communication major, Elizabeth Bowler, from Washington, Utah
SUU’s NSCS Chapter Inducts 40 Students and Two Community Members
Written by Elizabeth Bowler, a senior Communication major from Washington, UT
Forty Southern Utah University students and two community members were inducted into SUU’s National Society of Collegiate Scholars during its annual induction ceremony Sept. 9.
SUU’s NSCS chapter currently has more than 150 members and alumni.
NSCS is the nation’s only honors organization exclusively for college freshmen and sophomores. The society is designed to recognize outstanding academic achievement and to assist students in achieving their career objectives. NSCS encourages members to become and remain involved in community service and leadership activities throughout their college experiences and beyond.
Cedar City Mayor Gerald R. Sherratt and Dr. Suzanne Larson, professor of communication at SUU, were inducted into the society as distinguished members. This honor is given to those who exemplify qualities and values that are worthy of gratitude and emulation.
Matthew Nickerson, professor of library media and special projects, is the NSCS adviser at SUU. He said the society chooses an exemplary community member for each of the three areas on which NSCS focuses: scholarship, leadership and service.
“Reflecting the dual nature of scholarship on our campus, this category is further
divided into scholarship and creative work,” Nickerson said.
Larson was recognized for scholarship and teaching, while Sherratt was honored for leadership. A third individual, nominated for creative work in the arts, declined the honor.