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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Oct. 3, 2017

National Society of Collegiate Scholars chapter earns Silver Star

Keri Daughenbaugh, media relations assistant

Northwest Missouri State University’s chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) recently attained Silver Star status for the third consecutive year, distinguishing it for implementing engaging activities on the campuses and the community.

“The Silver Status Award, for our chapter, is about excellence in achieving a quality atmosphere and dedication in our program,” Ann Houlette, the president of the Northwest chapter and a senior elementary education major from Huxley, Iowa. “To be awarded the Silver Status means we have maintained communication with our members, challenged them to help set up and run our service events, and volunteered to assist in our fundraising activities. The Silver Status helps us stay on track on an administrative level so we can be successful with our chapter." 

NSCS recognizes undergraduate students who excel academically during their first and second years of college.  Membership is by invitation only and extended to undergraduate students in all academic disciplines who attend a college or university with an active chapter, maintain at least a 3.4 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale and are in the top 20 percent of their class. 

NSCS is a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). It offers scholarships, awards and chapter support, as well as leadership and service opportunities on local and national levels. 

The Silver Star distinguishes the Northwest chapter among 330 chapters throughout the country. Northwest's chapter was recognized for its integrity and dedication to the NSCS pillars of scholarship, leadership and service. 

The Northwest chapter annually hosts Integrity Week and works closely with other organizations to promote a body of students, rather than individual organizations. Chapter members often serve the community through projects such as their “Trick or Treat for Cans” initiative around Halloween.

“Attaining a Star Status level is no easy feat,” Stephen E. Loflin, the chief executive officer and founder of NSCS, said. “Northwest NSCS should be proud of this accomplishment as we continue to build a national community of first and second year high-achieving scholars.”

For more information about the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, visit

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468