CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Golden Key International Honour Society at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi held an induction ceremony for approximately 75 new members on Friday, Nov. 13, in the University Center.
“The induction ceremony is a meaningful event,” said Stephanie Box, Honors Program Coordinator at A&M-Corpus Christi. “Many students brought their parents, siblings, spouses, and children to watch them be inducted into the Honour Society. Students work hard to do well in college and their families often don’t see that first hand. It is wonderful to see how proud the new members’ family and friends are of their student’s accomplishments.”
New members of Golden Key include senior political science major Shannay Baradaran.
“I decided to join the Golden Key because it provides endless scholarship, internship and networking opportunities,” said Baradaran. “I wanted my academic journey to serve a greater purpose.”
The Society focuses on three important aspects – academics, leadership, and service. To be eligible for membership, students must be in the top 15 percent of their class. This means that undergraduates must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and graduate students must have a 4.0 GPA.
“The Golden Key is a true representation of a goal-oriented student,” said Baradaran. “It is a privilege to be a part of this organization.”
Baradaran serves as an active associate member for the Student Government Association and is a member of the President’s Ambassadors. This semester, Baradaran is interning at the District Attorney’s office and is a student grader for Dr. Jennifer Epley, Assistant Professor of Political Science. Baradaran plans to attend law school.
There are more than 400 university chapters and two million lifetime members worldwide of the Golden Key International Honour Society. The A&M-Corpus Christi chapter has inducted more than 800 members since its formation in 2003. To learn more about the local chapter of Golden Key, go to http://tamucc.goldenkey.org/.