CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi student Derek Drozd has received the 2014 Undergraduate Achievement Scholarship from the Golden Key International Honor Society. The Undergraduate Achievement Scholarship of $5,000 was created to assist with the costs of higher education. Only 23 out of 424 applicants were chosen to receive the award.
Drozd is currently working on his Master’s of Business Administration degree. He has been a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society for more than two years. He was invited to join the honor society as a sophomore undergraduate student and immediately took up the treasurer position. Drozd presently works as a graduate assistant at the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center. After graduation, he plans to move to Dallas or Austin and create a startup company that would help new businesses grow.
“Andrew Carnegie said, ‘I am going to spend the first half of my life accumulating money, and I am going to spend the last half of my life giving it all away,’” stated Drozd. “I want to live my life in a similar fashion where, after achieving my definition of success, I give back by creating jobs, opening doors for opportunity, and mentoring young entrepreneurs in communities across the nation.”
The Golden Key International Honor Society believes in investing in the education of our high achieving students and awards more than $1 million annually to their membership. Their goal is to help students reach their potential and succeed in higher education.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Golden Key chapter was established in 2003 and is active in several campus events. The organization recently sent out membership invitations to eligible students. To learn more about Golden Key, visit www.goldenkey.org.