Outstanding Golden Key Member Receives National Fellowship


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.

Charlynn L. Weissenbach, a  Golden Key member at  San Diego State University, was recently announced as the Mortar Board 2010 recipient of the Catherine Wills Coleman Fellowship, a $2,500 award. Charlynn is the first member of her family to attend college and is proud to be pursuing a postgraduate degree. Having overcome numerous difficulties herself, Charlynn informally mentored numerous students at San Diego State. When asked about her future goals, Charlynn explained, “I have first-hand experience with how frustrating it can be to lack a mentor and a guide as you attempt to overcome obstacles. I plan to use my resources, knowledge and determination to help others view their challenges as chances to grow and achieve goals previously considered out of reach.”   
Charlynn graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in sociology. She was accepted to the University of California, Berkley, School of Law and will begin work towards her Juris Doctor in the fall.

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.