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Aims Community College’s Chapter Advisors Recognized by the National Society of Leadership and Success

GREELEY – July 5, 2017 – The Aims Community College chapter advisors of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) have been recognized for outstanding achievement. The Aims chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success has the highest membership and participation of all of the college’s student clubs and organizations. The advisors include Christine Gaudinski, Ty’Ray Thompson, Joél Orozco-Almeida and Ryan Barone.

NSLS president Charles Knippen wrote in a letter that an engaged and dedicated chapter advisor is integral to the success of the program. He wrote that Barone effectively motivated members on the Aims campus to attain individual goals, demonstrate leadership and continually strive for success. “Ryan’s desire to hold members to a high standard of leadership helped to solidify the Aims Community College chapter as an example to others across the country,” Charles wrote. 

“As the manager who has worked directly with Ty (and the entire Aims team) for the past few years, I can say directly that they are a joy to work with,” said Zach Levin, senior chapter support manager at the national NSLS office. “Aims Community College has set itself apart by cultivating a network of dedicated student leaders who consistently achieve at the highest possible level. The Aims Chapter of the NSLS has a foundation of amazing advisors who helped guide their members to become a nationally recognized chapter. The dedication of these advisors and student leaders has helped make the Aims chapter one of the top chapters in the country, and one that we point to as an example of how our program should run.”

In addition to this recent recognition, during the 2015-16 academic year the Aims NSLS chapter received the Order of Sigma, the society’s highest honor for completing all 10 pillars of a successful organization. Aims was one of only seven community colleges in the United States to secure this honor.

“I’m very proud of our National Society of Leadership and Success advisors for their hard work in earning this recognition,” said Aims’ President Dr. Leah L. Bornstein. “Student success is our number one priority, and leadership skills are essential to better prepare students for the workforce.”

For more information about the National Society of Leadership and Success please visit The Society is the nation's largest leadership honor society. Students are selected by the college for membership based on a minimum 2.5 GPA and are inducted after attending an orientation, leadership training day, three speaker broadcast meetings and three success networking meetings.

 NSLS advisors

NSLS advisors (L to R): Ryan Barone, Ty’Ray Thompson and Joél Orozco-Almeida.

 NSLS advisor Christine Gaudinski

NSLS advisor Christine Gaudinski.

About the Aims Chapter of National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
The National Society of Leadership and Success is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. NSLS helps students discover and achieve their goals. It offers life-changing lectures from the nation’s leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. For more information about the chapter visit

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