Key Chapter Winner Highlight: University of Missouri- St. Louis
We would like to recognize the University of Missouri- St. Louis chapter as a Key Chapter recipient for exemplifying outstanding achievement in service and leadership development for the 2012-2013 year.
The University of Missouri- St Louis chapter participated in a wide variety of events and initiatives. Some of these included: a canned food drive that raised $200 in goods for Operation Food Search, making blankets for children in a local homeless shelter and delivering doughnuts to staff members of the university. The Golden Key chapter also attended the True Colors workshop, which is a leadership training program to help understand one’s own personality and the personalities of others in order to explain how to better communicate and work with these people and why diverse personalities are necessary. Based on a person’s primary and secondary colors, the chapter members were shown a breakdown of how actions are rationalized in their own minds and how it is perceived by the person on the other end. The event was an amazing success- they had a great turnout, active participation and several members expressed great interest holding an officer position the upcoming semester upon completion of the workshop!
They also participated in the Undergraduate Research Symposium, which is an academic event that has been hosted by the University of Missouri- St. Louis chapter since 2002. The event is meant to furnish a venue for undergraduate students to present their research/work as they would at a professional conference. The main objective is to help students achieve their academic goals by creating an opportunity to refine their communication skills and network with scholars and for faculty to express support for furthering student research. The event is open to the entire campus and several university departments co-sponsor the event, which encourages friends, family and fellow students to attend, as well.
Congratulations to the University of Missouri-St. Louis for their continued success and being named a Key Chapter winner!