SC State's top students to be inducted into world's largest collegiate honor society

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

ORANGEBURG, SC – SC State’s top students will be inducted into the world’s largest collegiate honor society this weekend.

The SC State Chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society will hold its fall induction ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, in the fourth floor auditorium of Belcher Hall. The speaker for the ceremony will be Dr. Valerie S. Fields, assistant vice president for student affairs at SC State. A reception will follow the ceremony.

Thirty students and five honorary members will be inducted into the honor society. Honorary membership will be conferred upon five SC State faculty and staff members include Annie R. Belton, University registrar; Gracia W. Dawson, retired University librarian; Dr. Fields; Martin T. Kinard, unit manager for transfer admissions; and Dr. James B. Stukes, associate professor of biological sciences.

For additional information, contact the SC State Honors Program Office at (803) 533-3710.

The Golden Key International Honour Society is the largest collegiate honor society in the world, with chapters at nearly 350 colleges and universities in seven countries – Australia, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and the United States. Membership into the society is by invitation only, to the top 15% of college and university juniors and seniors in all fields of study, based solely on the objective criteria of their academic achievements. Golden Key was founded in 1977 by a group of undergraduate students and faculty members at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga.