BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Illinois Wesleyan University student Avery Amerson ’17 (Libertyville,
Ill.) has been awarded an Emerging Leaders Award from the National Society of Leadership
and Success. The financial award was made to Amerson for his leadership ability and
Amerson is one of only about 40 students nationwide to receive a financial award from
the National Society of Leadership and Success, the nation’s largest leadership honor
society. The society has chapters on more than 470 college and university campuses
across the nation.
A psychology major at Illinois Wesleyan, Amerson is vice president and has served
as secretary of IWU Pride Alliance and also served as LGBTQ Resources student coordinator.
In this role, he managed and coordinated the Safe Zone program to construct programs
to promote a respectable, safe and inclusive environment for students.