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2017-2018 President Spotlight

Wednesday, June 20, 2018   (2 Comments)
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Washington, DC - Honor Society, a leading national academic and professional honor society, announced the Featured Chapter President for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

These students have pushed themselves to go above and beyond in many different areas of in their lives. Honor Society recognizes these Presidents as they have excelled in leading their respective Chapters throughout the year.


West Virginia State
2017-2018 President Matthew Mayo.

My name is Matthew Mayo. I am the Founder/President of the West Virginia State University. I know that the organization has had and will have many other presidents come along after I am gone, but I want to tell each of you how appreciative I am that you took a chance to make me a leader of your wonderful organization; I just want to be remembered. It has made me the man I am today. This has brought me a sense of joy and pride that I have never experienced before. I carry the Honor Society banner with so much pride everywhere I go. I eat, sleep, and breathe this chapter. The people I have met because of this chapter have become friends that I will have forever. Because of each of you, it has given me a larger purpose than myself.
You have given me the tools to have confidence in myself and to be a leader that students can look up to. This has given me a platform to show people that they can be anything they want to be and do anything they want to do. Because of your confidence in me, it has made me, and this university, a better place. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything that this wonderful organization has given me. It has truly impacted my life.
I ask that if I am to be remembered by all of you that I will be remembered as a student whom did all they could to make this organization, chapter, and all of you proud. To Monica and David, thank you for your support and guidance through this journey. I just hope that after my tenure is up with the organization that I will still be remembered for years to come. I want to make a difference for this organization and the world we live in. I only ask that this message serves as a sign that you are appreciated from those you give the power to.
I truly thank you for all that you do and have done. As I end this message, it is my hope that each of you note how much I love this organization and wish to see it prosper. If I had the opportunity, I would do everything in my power to make this honor society the best in the world. Because you believed in me, I will always have love for you. Thank you, God bless you, and may we all continue to grow as human beings and leaders; go!

Washington State University
2017-2018 President Kiana Mulqueeney

What made you decide to apply to become a chapter founder/president on your university’s campus?

I decided to apply to become a chapter founder and president at Washington State University to bring it to the campus. I was genuinely surprised that a campus as large as ours did not have a chapter. There were many WSU students already involved with Honor Society, so bringing this chapter to them made it feel real in a sense. It was a physical sense of belonging. Especially for those students who may not have been involved with other groups on campus.  

How does the Honor Society chapter benefit your university’s community?

As a part of Honor Society, the WSU chapter took community service very seriously. Our community of Pullman is so small and it is so easy to be involved. Our chapter focused on the Relay for Life of WSU and Whitman County. Giving back to the community in this way was a great opportunity for us. We got to be a face in the community and it was an opportunity to meet others in our chapter.

What is your major? Why did you choose this major?
I graduated cum laude from Washington State University with a BS in Business Administration focusing in Management. Within my major I focused on Innovation and Change, especially as it related to non-profits. I chose this major because I believed that it would help to further me down the path towards a career in the non-profit public health sector. It did just that.

St. Cloud State University
2017-2018 President Oluwatobi Oluwagbemi

How has being a member of Honor Society helped you academically, professionally or both?

I never thought of myself as a leader. When I came to my campus I saw many opportunities to get involved and I did. I have been academically challenged, but I have not given up. Honor Society has made me think of what I want to do with my degree. I have been motivated and inspired to put more efforts in my classes and focus on my academic life more than my extra-curricular life.
Honor Society has helped me in my professional life. I have been devoted to my professional life so that I can attended conferences, network with important people and also get involved in public speaking.

What impact do you want to have on the world and on your community?

I always think of Impact as the kind of difference that Michelle Obama has had in the world and even those who have not have met her know that she has done great things. I believe that is the effect I want to have on the world and in my community. I want the people who meet me to know that I changed their life. I want to make a positive impact without even meeting the people I have changed their lives for the better. I look up to Michelle Obama as my example in the kind of work I would love to do in future. I love how she travels around the world advocating for girls education. It is impressive to see her elegance, grace, sophistication, intelligence and class in such a way that is so humbling. She has an amazing personality and It impresses me a lot.
In short I want to have a lasting positive impact just like Michelle Obama and I want it to come with skills like knowing how to handle haters and handing criticism with grace and intelligence.

Georgia Tech

2017-2018 President Ramy ElAdli


What made you join and look forward to being involved with Honor Society?

The Honor Society provides many opportunities for a student to grow, this ranges from resources to learn how to excel to a wide range of a network of people that you can consult and communicate with at ease. The honor society also helps you keep in touch with like-minded people both at your school and around the nation.

Why are community service and networking opportunities important elements of professional development?

Community service allows you to see the world from a different perspective. Not only would you be able to understand why investing in your community is important but also why you should care. This helps you develop as a person and more importantly as an active member of society. Networking opportunities allow you to connect with professionals and industry leaders from different backgrounds and would help guide your thoughts and ideas of how you would like to see yourself in 5 or 10 years from now.

University of Arkansas Little Rock

2017-2018 President Thomas A. Geaslin



What impact do you want to have on the world and on your community? 

I would like to have a positive impact on my community.  Because of my major, I wanted to make an impact by teaching.  I wanted to show how powerful music is. I want to show my students how working together in a mature, professional manner could have a positive influence on our community or even the world. 

What made you decide to apply to become a chapter founder/president on your university’s campus?

The campus needed an organization that both honored the success of the students, showed the importance of community, allowed the students to network, and trained them to become the leaders of tomorrow.  That is why I decided to start the Beta Mu Chapter at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.


Amy Walker says...
Posted Friday, June 22, 2018
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Reach for the stars!
Ruben Rosa Polonia says...
Posted Thursday, June 21, 2018
Good! Very Encouraging!