On April 12, 2011, the NDSU chapter of Golden Key held an open house to mark its 15th anniversary year. The chapter was established on November 21, 1995, and officially chartered on April 16, 1996. The chapter has gone “Above and Beyond” the expectations that the chartering officers had during their first meeting.
Photo albums, chapter awards, posters, and trifold displays were used to illustrate the chapter’s projects, receptions, and keynote speakers. A PowerPoint presentation, including “Where Are They Now?” sections about some chapter alumni and chartering officers, was shown. The PowerPoint also recognized the other Dakota chapters celebrating their 15th anniversary: the University of North Dakota, the University of South Dakota, and South Dakota State University. Event guests included the university’s president and several vice presidents along with chapter members and alumni.
Chapter alumni who no longer live in the area sent congratulatory notes. Dana Aberle, the chapter’s chartering president, said, “I’m extremely proud of everything the NDSU Chapter has accomplished and look forward to hearing more success stories in the future.”