Norfolk State University’s Golden Key International Honour Society received a Key Chapter award for 2015. The university is among 22 chapters honored worldwide. Only 10 chapters in the United States received Key Chapter awards this year. NSU’s chapter also received the Key Chapter award in 2014, making this year’s recognition the second consecutive time the chapter’s reached this status.
“Receiving this most prestigious award for the second consecutive year validates that Norfolk State University definitely has what it takes to compete with other universities on an international level,” said Christeane J. Raflores, president of the NSU chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society.
The Key Chapter award is presented annually to select Golden Key chapters that have achieved a Gold chapter standard, the highest possible reporting in the Society. In order for a chapter to achieve this status, it must fulfill all activity and service requirements determined by Golden Key headquarters. Key Chapter award recipients exemplify outstanding achievement and/or contributions in the areas of Golden Key’s three pillars—academics, leadership and service.
“This recognition serves as a beacon to show our students, faculty, administrators and prospective students that we are a university that leads by action,” said Golden Key advisor Dr. Clarence D. Coleman.