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Pictured above are, bottom row from left, Dean Barbara Bradley-Hasty, members Alana Sykes, Veronica Silver, Claudia Weaver, Betty B. Willis, Ralph Musco, middle row, Melvina Cummings, Joyce Richardson, Mary Anderson-Faison, back row, Chiquetta Silver, Phyllis Caine, Latasha Alston, Sherry Agee, and adviser Emily Holmes. Not pictured: Jessica Bradley, Amy Copeland, Keisha Johnson, Courtney McKee, Anthony Price, Laura Riggan, Beatrice Smith, Stephanie Tharrington, and April Turner.

Halifax Community College (HCC) held a Sigma Alpha Pi National Society of Leadership and Success induction ceremony, June 5. This is a brand new organization on campus.

New members for 2006-07 include Sherry Agee, Latasha Alston, Mary Anderson-Faison, Jessica Bradley, Phyllis Caine, Amy Copeland, Melvina Cummings, Keisha Johnson, Courtney McKee, Ralph Musco, Anthony Price, Joyce Richardson, Laura Riggan, Veronica Silver, Chiquetta Silver, Beatrice Smith, Alana Sykes, Stephanie Tharrington, April Turner, Claudia Weaver, and Betty B. Willis.

To become a member, students had to complete an application, maintain a 3.0 grade point average and fulfill leadership training requirements. The society values integrity, a positive attitude, compassion and motivation. It helps individuals create the lives they desire by helping them discover what they truly want to do, and giving them the support, motivation, and tools to achieve their goals.

Dean of Student Services & Enrollment Management Barbara Bradley-Hasty was the keynote speaker. She emphasized respect for each other and to value and appreciate people. Also, she discussed characteristics of good leaders. These include the ability to motivate and communicate with others, and to be a good listener. “Treat people the way you want to be treated and you'll never go wrong,” said Bradley-Hasty.