Key Chapter Winner Highlight: University of the Virgin Islands- St. Thomas

by GOLDEN KEY INNOVATION TEAM

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.

To continue with the 2012-2013 Key Chapter blog series, we would like to acknowledge the University of the Virgin Islands- St. Thomas chapter for being a recipient of such. The Golden Key chapter participated in sixty events that related to academics, leadership and service.
UofVirginIslandsDuring the Fall 2012 semester, the University of the Virgin Islands- St. Thomas chapter served in homeless shelters, collected books for book drives, held chapter ceremonies and hosted professional development workshops.  One of their notable professional development workshops concentrated on interviewing skills. The purpose was to engage and provide members with various strategies and techniques for improving their interviewing skills. In the Spring of 2013, the chapter participated in the Teddy Bear Drive with the Florida International University Golden Key chapter, volunteered at an emergency foster home for newborns to twelve-year-old children and partook in the President’s Reception which the University President held for new inductees and honorary members.UofVirginIslands2
One activity that had inherent value to the University of the Virgin Islands- St. Thomas chapter was their volunteer work at the Wesleyan Holiness Church soup kitchen. Representatives from the church donated and cooked food to be packaged and prepared for walk-ins and to be delivered to other parts of the island. The Golden Key members served as volunteers- cooking, serving and delivering food to those in need, as well as cleaning up after the event. People came from all over to receive food and everyone was extremely appreciative.
Congratulations to the University of the Virgin Islands- St. Thomas Golden Key chapter for their hard work and dedication to the betterment of their community and themselves.

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.