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City Tech Chapter of National Society of Collegiate Scholars Inducts 191 Students

One-hundred-ninety-one students were inducted into the City Tech chapter of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) on October 24, 2013. Dr. Sandie Han, Department of Mathematics, was keynote speaker at the ceremony. Earlier this year, Dr. Han received the Chancellorís Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mathematics Instruction.

NSCS is a national honors organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers. It provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities and gives out nearly a million dollars in scholarships annually. NSCS members are deeply committed to scholarship, leadership and service and as a result impact their campuses and local communities every day.

In addition to the 191 student inductees, NSCS at City Tech also honored Professors Han, Laura Ghezzi and Lin Zhou, Mathematics, Diana Samaroo, Chemistry, and Melanie Villatoro, Construction Management & Civil Engineering Technology, as 2013 Distinguished NSCS Members for their dedication to the Peer-Led Team Learning project headed by Mathematics Professor Janet Liou-Mark, NSCS faculty advisor, and Dr. A.E. Dreyfuss, learning specialist. The project empowers students to be peer leaders for workshops in science, engineering and mathematics. Because of their mentorship, these student leaders are receiving prestigious local and national internships and scholarships to graduate schools.

Also honored was Daniel Fictum, Director of Student Life & Development and Charter Advisor. He was recognized for his dedication to serving the NSCS chapter as an advisor since its inception in 2003.

Pictured here, left to right, are Dr. Samaroo, Dr. Han, Daniel Fictum and Dr. Liou-Mark, Bojkena Selmanaj, NSCS Chapter Executive Vice President, Tamrah Cunningham, NSCS Chapter President, Shamsan Ahmed, NSCS Chapter Treasurer; Christian Sebastian Dalencourt, NSCS Chapter Vice President of Community Service, and Ruchoma Kaganoff, NSCS 2012 inductee.

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