Senior Associate Dean Michelle D. Mason served as the keynote speaker at the 2012 National Achievers Society Induction Ceremony on Oct. 20, 2012 at the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus. The event, sponsored by the South Florida Center of Excellence at Florida International University, inducted 16 local students into The National Achievers Society (NAS).
Nationally, the Centers of Excellence have inducted more than 19,000 students into NAS since 1986 and induct approximately 300 new students each year.
NAS was established with the purpose of encouraging students in kindergarten through grade 12 to excel both academically and culturally. By focusing on the importance of higher education and group accomplishments, NAS has enjoyed success in helping students develop a sense of pride that has turned learners into leaders.
“A variety of role models and mentors made a significant difference for me growing up. I feel privileged to be seen as having a perspective that could possibly assist another child as she charts her own educational journey,” said Mason.