By Olivia S. Goodheart
Dr. Pamala Heard was selected as the Region 3 National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Chapter Advisor of the Year in recognition of her “strong leadership and consistent support of the NSCS Chapter at Jackson State University.” Heard is the director of Honors Student Services and Activities for the W.E.B. Du Bois and Maria Luisa Alvarez Harvey Honors College at JSU.
Susan Kuper, director of Member Engagement for NSCS said, “We are impressed by the student leaders of your chapter and all that they have accomplished this year, including participation in Read Across America at a local middle school, a canned food drive, a successful March to College™ Day with Blackburn Middle School, as well as other events through the year.”
Heard joined the university family in 2004 and became the founding advisor for the JSU chapter of NSCS in 2014.
“I am humbled to be recognized by a national honor society. The award only widens the platform to allow me to assist and create more opportunities for our students,” Heard said.
Speaking further about Heard’s leadership, Kuper added, “Your demonstrated support and guidance has made an impact on our members and we were excited to learn that the JSU chapter was awarded Certified Gold Star Status earlier this year.”
NSCS is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities and gives out a million dollars in scholarships annually. NSCS members are deeply committed to scholarship, leadership and service and as a result, are impacting their campus and local communities every day.
NSCS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1994 on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is a recognized organization at over 330 campuses across the country.