The National Society of Collegiate Scholars Recognizes Full Sail Faculty Member
Published on Jun 29, 2021 by Kyle Roach
As faculty advisor for Full Sail's NSCS chapter, Christopher Woodward's dedication to student success is honored by the organization.
Full Sail University's instructors are talented individuals with a constant drive to guide future entertainment industry professionals toward their dream careers. Recently, Christopher Woodward, a Course Director in Full Sail's Entertainment Business master's program, was honored as the Region 4 National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Chapter Advisor of the Year for his leadership and dedication to Full Sail's NSCS chapter and its student members.
In his role as chapter advisor, Christopher works with Full Sail's Academic Success team to curate a list of students who go above and beyond in their studies and offer them the opportunity to join the NSCS' prestigious community of future leaders. In addition to outreach, he also takes it upon himself to answer numerous questions from these prospects to keep them informed and encouraged about joining. He also works with Full Sail NSCS chapter officers to plan and execute events on campus, including induction ceremonies and networking opportunities.
"When it comes to other NSCS events at Full Sail, I help to facilitate them, and often my job is to make sure space is available and making sure the events are a good representation of both NSCS and Full Sail," he says. "I encourage the members to think outside the box and not limit themselves when they come up with ideas, so I joke that it might mean my job is to say 'no' a lot as a result."
Christopher is always looking for ways to give students opportunities to succeed and elevate themselves, and this extends beyond Full Sail's NSCS chapter to programs like the WWE NXT Student Initiative, a program that gives students real experience working with one of the world's largest entertainment brands.
"I am proud of my involvement in the partnership between WWE and Full Sail over the last eight or so years," he says. "As the ground-level advisor of the WWE NXT Student Initiative, it has been amazing to see so many students get experience, and in many cases scholarships and positions of employment, from a globally recognized brand, and knowing I played a small part in it happening for them."
As he enters his tenth year as an instructor, Christopher's continued desire to share his experience and insight motivates him to keep growing so others can reach their potential and share their knowledge in kind.
"I am extremely proud that in ten years at Full Sail University, I have taught 16 different courses," he says. "The fact that my education and career background has allowed me to step into that many different roles and share knowledge with others is something I do take a bit of pride in."