Norfolk State’s Golden Key International Honour Society recently inducted more than 100 new members and three honorary members into its chapter at a ceremony held in the Scott-Dozier Ballroom. The evening’s keynote address was given by Dr. Colita Fairfax, associate professor in the School of Social Work and the Honors College. Highlights of the evening included a recognition of chapter officers, honorary members and the announcement of the Golden Key Chapter Scholarship. Dr. Clarence Coleman serves as the chapter advisor for the organization.
The Golden Key International Honour Society is the world’s largest collegiate honor society. In order to gain membership into the Society one must be by invitation only. Membership 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. With more than 2 million members, including honoraries like Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel and Bill Clinton, Golden Key carries an esteemed legacy of achievement. Members are a community with a linkage to widely respected individuals and ideals … all part of the continuum of excellence. (https://www.goldenkey.org/about-us/overview/). Honorary members are chosen by student members, chapter officers and advisors based on their individual accomplishments on campus or in the community and for their success and support of academics, leadership and service. This year’s honorary members are Dr. Carol Beathea, associate professor of social work; Dr. Suely Black, professor of chemistry and materials science; and Sylvia Brooks, School of Business academic advisor.