Golden Key

Golden Key International Honour Society

Welcome to the Golden Key International Honour Society chapter for Ashford University! As an Ashford University student, you deserve recognition for your academic achievements and contributions.

Inductees
Honorary Members
History
Constitution
Charter Members
Membership Criteria
Member Privileges
Chapter Network
Honors Recognition Events
Contact

Inductees
View the names of inductees as well as information for New Member Recognition Events for the years below:

Honorary Members

Fall 2013
Mandy Aldridge, Registrar Advisor
Ben Gothia, Student Development & Engagement Specialist

Spring 2013
Dr. Mihaela Tanasescu, Executive Dean, College of Health, Human Services & Science
Dr. Suzanne Power, Executive Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Patricia Niemann, Clinton Campus Career Services Specialist
Dr. Charlie Minnick, Dean, Forbes School of Business  

Fall 2012
Dr. Andrew Shean, Executive Dean of the College of Education
Dr. Michael Reilly, Executive Dean of the Forbes School of Business  
George Sztajer, Assistant Professor
Dr. Amy Kramer, Assistant Professor
Edward Gall, Assistant Professor

Spring 2012
Jason Woods, Director of Admissions
Sister Theresa Judge, Professor
Joseph Allen, Director of Student Development & Engagement

Fall 2011
Dr. Rebecca Wardlow, Ashford University Provost (former)
Sister William McCue, Professor

Spring 2011

Dr. Martinelle Bonnell, Academic Coach for Student Success
Brooke Judkins, Associate University Registrar
Dr. Cynthia Martinek, Associate Dean
Dr. Barbara Philibert, Dean of the College of Health, Human Services, and Science (former)
Dr. Michael Wiseman, Professor

2010
Dr. Elizabeth Tice, Ashford University Provost (former)
Kimberly Jones, Student Affairs Manager (former)
Vanessa Schoenherr, Student Development & Engagement Specialist II
Waunita Sullivan, Clinton Campus Associate Director of Student Affairs
Dr. William Woods, Associate Professor, Forbes School of Business  

History
Golden Key is the world's premier collegiate honor society, recognizing outstanding academic achievement and connecting high-achieving individuals locally, regionally, and globally with lifetime opportunity, reward, and success. Golden Key International Honour Society was founded on November 29, 1977, to recognize academic excellence and encourage scholastic achievement among college students across all academic disciplines.

Golden Key has over 400 chapters at universities and colleges in Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, The Bahamas, and the United States of America. The Ashford chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society was established on Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Currently, the Ashford Chapter of Golden Key has grown to over 12,000 members since its inception.

Constitution
Read the official constitution of the Ashford University Chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

Charter Members
The Ashford chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society was established on Wednesday, May 19, 2010. Charter members are:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Tice, Ashford University Provost (former)
  • Kimberly Jones, Student Affairs Manager (former)
  • Vanessa Schoenherr, Student Development & Engagement Specialist II
  • Waunita Sullivan, Clinton Campus Associate Director of Student Affairs
  • Dr. William Woods, Associate Professor, Forbes School of Business  
Membership Criteria
Membership in Golden Key is by invitation only and open to all eligible Ashford University students.

To qualify for membership in Golden Key International Honour Society, currently enrolled students must meet the following criteria as of January 1 or July 1 (effective 2012):

  • Be in the top 15% of your undergraduate class (sophomore, junior, and senior Bachelor's degree-seeking students), based on GPA by modality (online or based on the Clinton campus).
  • Be a top-performing graduate student, based on GPA, and have completed at least 12 credits of graduate coursework.

Students who are eligible will receive a Golden Key membership invitation, via email, in February and August. If you believe you are qualified for membership but did not receive an invitation, email goldenkey@ashford.edu during the months of February and August to inquire on the induction cycle. We will not accept applications outside the membership drive timeframe.

Membership in Golden Key requires a one-time lifetime membership fee of $80 paid at the time of acceptance.

Members who RSVP to the New Member Recognition Event (NMRE) will have a certificate suitable for framing presented to them at the event. Students not attending the NMRE can request that a certificate be mailed to them by contacting member services through Golden Key.

Member Privileges
Through Golden Key International Honour Society:

The Society offers members valuable opportunities for individual growth through leadership, career development, networking, and community service. In addition, $1,000,000 in awards and scholarships are available to members annually.

Members also have access to graduate school and study abroad search engines, as well as other unique product discounts.

For more information about the Golden Key International Honour Society, please visit Golden Key's website. To purchase additional keepsakes, visit the Golden Key online store.

Through Ashford University:

Any Golden Key member who participates in the Ashford University commencement ceremony will be distinguished as a Golden Key member by wearing Golden Key regalia. Induction must be completed at least one week prior to commencement in order to receive regalia.

To purchase Ashford Golden Key keepsakes, visit the Ashford Golden Key online store.

Chapter Network

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Honors Recognition Events

An Honors Recognition Event takes place the weekend of Commencement to recognize honor society inductees and those graduating with honors. View photos from the events. (Please note you must have a Facebook account and be logged in to access photos.)

Contact
Contact the Golden Key Advisors at goldenkey@ashford.edu.