Texas A&M-Kingsville Golden Key chapter wins Key Chapter status

KINGSVILLE - August 01, 2017

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The Texas A&M University-Kingsville chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society was awarded Key Chapter status at their international summit held recently in Las Vegas.

This is the highest award given by Golden Key, the world’s largest collegiate honor society. Key Chapter status is given to those chapters who exemplify outstanding achievement and contributions in the area of Golden Key values and the three pillars of Golden Key-academics, leadership and service.

The Texas A&M-Kingsville chapter was one of 32 globally that received the Key Chapter award for 2016-17. Students Avery Hlavinka and Darren Rhodes accepted the award on behalf of the chapter. Co-advisors are Dr. Christina Reiser-Robbins, assistant professor of anthropology, and Sue Nichols, assistant to the dean of the Honors College.

Only chapters with gold status could apply for Key Chapter status. In order to receive the award, the chapter was required to outline five events plus one signature event that brought the chapter beyond gold standing. The application had to show how these six events impacted the campus and the community at large.

Golden Key International Honour Society has 405 chapters in Australia, The Bahamas, Canada, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States. Globally, there are over two million Golden Key members.

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