President Shalala Named Distinguished NSCS Member

Coral Gables (May 06, 2011) — University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala has been named a distinguished member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), the UM chapter of the organization has announced.

NSCS is an honor society for high-achieving first- and second-year college students at 280 universities, including the University of Miami. As a distinguished member, President Shalala will have all the rights and benefits of a lifetime member of the Society.

“We chose to honor President Shalala because of her tremendous work both at the University of Miami and nationally,” said Stephen E. Loflin, CEO and founder of NSCS. “Her commitment to public service sets an example for us all.”

Shalala became professor of political science and president of the University of Miami in 2001. Prior to joining UM, she served as U.S. secretary of health and human services from 1993-2001. She served as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1987 to 1993 and president of Hunter College of the City University of New York from 1980 to 1987. Sheearned her Ph.D. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

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About NSCS

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization to invite first- and second-yearcollege students. Membership is by invitation only, based on grade point average and class standing. NSCS offers members exclusive access to scholarships, career resources, and leadership and networking opportunities. NSCS has more than 750,000 members and more than 280 university chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Learn more about NSCS at or the NSCS Facebook page at

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