Golden Key International Honour Society is thrilled to welcome our 100,000th member from Canada, Karla Gorospe from the University of Windsor!
Founded in 1977, Golden Key has more than two million members worldwide. In 1997, Golden Key established its first chapter in Canada and has been welcoming high-achieving students into the Society across Canada since then.
Karla is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science Honours, Civil Engineering Co-op at the University of Windsor. She is currently in her second year at the university and plans to graduate in fall of 2017. Gorospe will be honored at the chapter’s annual New Member Recognition Event on 21 November 2014. Many of the new Golden Key members, their family and friends, chapter officers and university faculty will be present at the event. Golden Key’s Director of Canada, Ian Sankey, will also attend the event and will present Gorospe with a special certificate. Her mother and father will be at the event to see her get recognized.
Gorospe has ambitious career goals. She plans to become a professional engineer and also wants to eventually manage her own consulting firm. She will pursue a master’s degree in engineering to help her reach her goals.
Gorospe let us know that she is excited to become involved with the chapter on campus and apply for scholarships. One of the reasons she joined Golden Key is because her older sister is a member. When her sister attended the GK International Summit in 2012, she was “amazed at the different service opportunities and educational recognition” that was provided. She is interested in the community involvement opportunities, leadership positions and networking that Golden Key provides.
In addition to being a Golden Key member, Gorospe is involved in her community and on campus. Since 2008, she has been volunteering at her church as a Sunday School assistant. At the university, she is part of the Connecting4Success program where she mentors an incoming first-generation university student and provides them with advice and guidance. She is a member of the Outstanding Scholars Program in the university. Her team won first place in the junior design category at the Windsor Engineering Competition in 2013. And, she is on the President’s List.
“Now that I was named as the 100,000th member, it is even more rewarding to know that many Canadian students are achieving academic excellence and taking leadership roles and meaningful involvement in the community. I have no doubt that more future leaders of this great nation will emanate from the GK membership,” she said.
Golden Key is proud to recognize Karla Gorospe for helping the Society reach this milestone.