NSHSS Partner Abercrombie & Fitch sponsored our Member Event at the King Arts Complex in Columbus, OH, on September 24, 2016.
The day began with the Global Exploration: Study Abroad Workshop hosted by 4 of the top ranked colleges in the world: King’s College London, Macquarie University, University of Glasgow and University of Sydney. Members heard firsthand accounts about the scholarly and personal adventures that others undertook while studying in the UK and Australia. University representatives also gave a presentation on what to expect during your studies and how to prepare your application.
When the member recognition ceremony began, members and guests were greeted by Kimberly Egelhoff, Diversity & Inclusion Strategist at Abercrombie & Fitch. The audience then heard from Lillian Kivel, Student Outreach Manager at the Minerva Schools at KGI, who spoke about the scholarship opportunities available to NSHSS members who choose to study at Minerva. Andrew Mann, U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence, then spoke to students about the benefits of studying abroad as part of a State Department sponsored foreign exchange program.
NSHSS Scholarship Director Dr. Susan Thurman then recognized scholarship recipients Elias Frank, a student at Bentley University, who won a Hollister Anti-Bullying Scholar Award, and Nathan Musick, a student at The Ohio State University, who won an A&F Diversity Champion Scholar Award.
Afterwards, NSHSS Director of Educator Outreach Myrna Lubin recognized the following Educators of Distinction: Jeffrey Kazee, Saline, MI, Saline High School; and Stephanie Phillips, Pataskala, OH, Licking Heights High School.
The program continued with a panel of Abercrombie & Fitch employees who spoke about career opportunities and offered internship and job search advice. The panel included Jamie Chakany, Recruiter; Kylie Mooney, Senior Merchant; Andy Parsley, Senior Financial Analyst; and Max Vohsing, Senior Planner.
The day ended with the NSHSS College Fair, where members were able to receive invaluable information from the following educational institutions and organizations: Bocconi University, Denison University, Fisk University, King’s College London, Macquarie University, Semester at Sea, Spelman College, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, The Minerva Schools at KGI, The University of Sydney, The University of Western Australia, U.S. Department of State, and University of Glasgow.
On Saturday, October 1st, NSHSS hosted its New York NSHSS member event at the New York Academy of Medicine where we welcomed over 300 members and their guests. The day began with a special workshop sponsored by NSHSS partner the Central Intelligence Agency, who provided information about internships, scholarships, and career opportunities with the agency.
During the member recognition program, the audience was welcomed by Ali Kamara, the Associate Director of Admissions of Macaulay Honors College, who spoke about the programs available for NSHSS members. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY is a highly-selective college where New York’s most promising students receive the financial and academic support to realize their leadership potential.
NSHSS Scholarship Director Dr. Susan Thurman then recognized scholarship recipient Pavlina Osta of Port Orange, FL, a student at The King’s College, who received an NSHSS National Scholar Award. Josie Pearce of Rossmoor, CA, a student at Dartmouth College, was recognized for winning a Robert Sheppard Leadership Award. Envision College Scholar Award Winner and NSHSS Student Council Member Igor Tomeski of Tetovo, Macedonia, a student at Manhattanville College, was also recognized during the Scholarship Presentation.
Afterwards, NSHSS Director of Educator Outreach Myrna Lubin recognized the following Educators of Distinction: Maka Bughulashvili, Tbilisi,Georgia, International Black Sea University; Raywattie Chan, New York, NY, Edward R Murrow High School; Jo Anne Margolis, Cramerton, NC, Stuart W. Cramer High School, Bernadette Moreno, Tucson, AZ, Catalina High School; Susanne Caudle, Miami, FL, Design & Architecture High School.
Attendees also enjoyed a video by Mr. Nobel who motivated and challenged each scholar in attendance to seek excellence in character, academics, and efforts for environmental sustainability. NSHSS Fellows President Morgan Vazquez led new members in the Member Induction pledge.
The day ended with the NSHSS College Fair, where members were able to receive invaluable information from the following educational institutions and organizations: AFS-USA, American University, Baruch College, Central Intelligence Agency, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Koç University, Macaulay Honors College, Rutgers University, Semester at Sea, Summer@Syracuse, The American Business School of Paris, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, The University of Sydney, The University of Western Australia, U.S. Department of State, University of Pretoria, University of St. Andrews, and University of Surrey.