VSU’s chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society hosted their annual New Member Recognition Ceremony this past Saturday in the Student Ballroom.
Golden Key is one of the world’s premiere international societies, admitting the top 15% of college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students.
“I joined the Golden Key Honour Society because when you get to the real world it brings a lot of opportunity,” Ashleigh Mensfield, sophomore early childhood education major, said. “It looks great on an application; if it’s between you and another guy you have a better chance because of it.”
This year the prestigious club recognized about 165 new members.
“The students are very dedicated to academics and the betterment of VSU,” Alisha Stabler, the program coordinator of the VSU chapter, said. “They are very driven.”
The Golden Key International Honour Society was founded in 1977 has chapters in over 400 colleges and universities all around the world including Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, and South Africa.
Members of Golden Key are offered exclusive opportunities and connections through close to one million dollars in scholarships and awards. Golden Key members are also exposed to partnerships with major corporations and career advancement along with graduate programs.
Armed with the mission of enabling members to realize their potential through advancement of academics, leadership and service; Golden Key looks to unlock the potential of our future generation.
“The goal of Golden Key is to be the most respected and honored society in the world,” Jodi Cox, chapter president, said.
Golden Key has also taken in many honorary members that most anybody would recognize. Many great people such as Dolly Parton, Stephen King, Tim Tebow, and Tupac Shakur have been honored with this membership.
Three more honorary members were added on Saturday. The list of inductees includes Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Philip Gunter, Registrar Official Stanley Jones and Computer Operations Coordinator Vince Houston.
Family and friends of the new members were on hand to watch the special occasion and the next step in their loved one’s professional career.