Golden Key Member Named Rhodes Scholar for 2012


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.

Senior biophysics major and Golden Key member, Brandon Turner, was recently named one of the 32 American Rhodes Scholars for 2012. He was selected from a pool of 803 candidates who had been nominated by their colleges/universities.  Rhodes Scholarships provide all expenses for two or three years of study at the University of Oxford in England.
Turner attends Wake Forest University and is also minoring in society and chemistry. Brandon has won awards and scholarships for his work in physics, has directed volunteers for a homeless shelter and is a rugby player who was selected for state and southern US all-star teams.  He served as director of a program in Cameroon that built school computer labs, and trained Cameroonian children in basic computer skills. Brandon plans to do the M.Sc. in global health at Oxford. 

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.