Golden Key International Summit Conference Awarded Key Chapter Award
Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 14:09
Three delegates from the Golden Key International Honor Society went to Atlanta, Ga. for the 2012 International Conference this summer.
Sarah Anderson, president of Golden Key, Bonnie Cooperland, advisor, and Ranganathan Jasothan, vice president of finance, spent July 26-29 at the Summit Conference to discuss, share, collaborate and celebrate the Golden Key Society.
The summit’s theme was “Stand Out. Stand Up. Stand Together.” Over 560 delegates came together to celebrate Golden Key’s 35th anniversary, Cooper said at the UND Induction.
The chapter was recognized as being a “Gold-level” for the eighth year in a row. NDSU, along with 26 other chapters, was awarded the Key Chapter Award.
“At the conference, attendees can share information about the chapter events and learn what is successful at other chapters,” Cooperland said. “Members can network with other Golden Key members at NDSU and around the world.”
Golden Key International Honor Society was founded at the University of Georgia back in 1977. The NDSU chapter began in 1995.
The goal of the Golden Key is to help members with resumes, career planning, networking and leadership, according to the society’s website. The group also seeks to service the community.
Every fall the society sends out letters inviting students in the top 15 percent of their classes to join.
“There are a variety of ways students can become involved with Golden Key,” Cooperland said, listing service projects, monthly meetings and other events as possible activities.
The NDSU Golden Key chapter will serve at an upcoming project called Read for the Record.
At this event, members will participate in reading at the West Acres Mall from noon to 7 p.m. on Oct. 4.
“Involvement is the key to success,” Cooperland said in an address on April 24. To get students and members to participate as much as possible will overall help us be a better community, both nationally and internationally, she said.