Contact: Sasha Steinberg
STARKVILLE, Miss.—A staff member in Mississippi State’s Learning Center is receiving a regional honor for advancing the student experience at the state’s leading university.
Chelsey L. Vincent of Decatur is one of seven recipients of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ Regional Chapter Advisor of the Year Award. Along with her award, Vincent is receiving a fee waiver to participate in the Leadership Excellence and Advisor Development certification online course, developed by Mortar Board Inc.
Committed to academic excellence, leadership and service, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that seeks to recognize and elevate high-achieving students through career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities, and more than $1 million annually in scholarships, awards and chapter funds.
NSCS founder Stephen Loflin praised Vincent and her fellow honorees as being “some of the best of the best.”
“Each of these advisors have unequivocally supported hundreds—even thousands in some instances—of high-achieving scholars to make the most of their collegiate honor society experience while still managing their own full-time responsibilities,” Loflin said. “NSCS is and will be forever grateful to these individuals for both their personal and professional service to our chapters.”
Vincent holds an MSU bachelor’s in elementary education, master’s in counseling/student affairs and currently is pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership/higher education leadership. At MSU’s Learning Center, she serves as coordinator of the College Achievement Support and Supplemental Instruction programs, as well as instructor for the College Success I, College Success II and College Reading and Study Skills courses.
Additionally, Vincent has performed advising duties for MSU’s NSCS chapter for the past four years. Her favorite part of advising is helping newly elected officers become more confident in leading meetings and service events.
“Having the opportunity to remember where students start and see how much they learn and grow in a short time is what I enjoy most about working with our chapter,” she said. “One of the biggest benefits of being a member of NSCS, and any student organization, is the opportunity to get to know other students who have similar interests. Being a student at MSU is so much more fun and rewarding when you get plugged in to the campus and community, and NSCS allows students the chance to do just that.”
First-year and second-year undergraduate students in all academic disciplines are eligible to join MSU’s NSCS chapter if they have earned at least 12 credit hours and a minimum 3.4 GPA. Learn more at www.nscs.org.
For complete details on MSU’s Learning Center, visit www.tlc.msstate.edu.
MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.