Kaplan University Student shares the Stage with Former Secretary of State


Golden Key International Honour Society, founded on 29 November 1977, is an academic honor society which recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines.

Being in the top 15% has its advantages! This is surely the case for one fortunate Kaplan University Golden Key Member who not only was a straight A student, but was chosen as a Student Speaker for the Kaplan University Winter 2010 Commencement Ceremony.  The advantages extend beyond just being chosen as a Student Speaker.  Lisa Evert, a Golden Key Executive Board Member with the Kaplan University Chapter, had the opportunity to ‘share the stage’ with Former Secretary of State General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.).
While General Powell shared a message that commended students on their efforts of embracing the online innovation of higher education, Lisa Evert shared a message of perseverance and academic excellence that detailed her personal story affording her the opportunity to stand before the audience.  In overcoming several major obstacles, Evert was able to pursue and complete her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology through the innovation of Online Higher Education.  While many students are elated to just graduate, Evert’s story embodies the mission and values of Golden Key International Honour Society and exhibits the academic excellence, leadership, and service qualities that our members achieve daily.
Congratulations Lisa Evert and the Kaplan University Chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society in your tremendous efforts in proudly representing the Top 15%!

Photo of Lisa Evert: Kaplan University Golden Key Executive Board Member, Kaplan University Student Speaker at Winter 2010 Graduation Ceremony

About Golden Key

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity.