Sigma Alpha Pi inducts 130 members

The National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi, inducted 130 members Wednesday evening.
The ceremony began with a warm welcome from Grambling State student Kurlyn Honore.
Spiritual singing sensations, Entourage, sang an enthusiastic rendition of “Bless His Holy Name.”
Dr. Steve Favors, the advisor of Sigma Alpha Pi, inducted the candidates. Dr. Favors praised inductees for excellence and reminded them that leaders set goals, have vision, take risks and push for improvement in all areas.
While calling inductees to receive their certificates President Alonzo Blalock congratulated members. Entourage delivered another uplifting melodic number called “Total Praise.”
Dr. Stacy Duhon asked the students to uphold leadership standards.
“If there is nothing else that reflects me, it’s my challenge to do my best,” said Blalock.
Sigma Alpha Pi inductees maintained at least a 3.0 GPA, completed orientation, participated in success networking teams (SNT), finished leadership training and completed community service.
“It feels great to be a part of a National Honor Society. It basically feels like a reward for all of my hard work and accomplishments. Being in this honor society also keeps me on track with my assignments and makes me enforce good study habits,” said Grambling State junior Timothy King.
“It is an honor, especially since we are the first members of the organization at GSU,” said senior Terel Jones.
“I feel that I would be a great asset to this organization by keeping my grades up and striving hard for the goals that I have set in life for school and accomplishing them,” said King. “I am a hard working person and every organization needs hard workers and dedicated members.”
Sigma Alpha Pi is a national organization dedicated to creating positive change. There are more than 80,000 members of Sigma Alpha Pi at 227 colleges countrywide.
“One can achieve their dreams with proper support and dedicated action,” according to the Sigma Alpha Pi core philosophy.