March 1, 2013
The Golden Key International Honour Society at the Woodbury School of Business received the 2012-2013 gold standard award and three Golden Key students received $5,000 in scholarships. The gold standard is given to the top 25 percent of all 400 chapters worldwide. All members of the Utah Valley Chapter are in the top 15 percent of their class.
"These students are humble, hardworking, and willing to help their community," said Silvia Lobendahn, UVU chapter advisor. "They are achieving high academic standards, and most of them are already doing service in addition to their work with Golden Key."
This is the first time UVU's chapter has reached the gold standard in its three-year history. The gold standard is given to chapters that show excellence in academics, leadership, and service. As a part of her service hours, UVU chapter member Diana Anthony provided translation services for parent-teacher conferences, and at the parent-teen mediation center.
"It's important to set a high standard for all students," said Anthony, recipient of the gold standard scholarship. "I need to maintain good grades as a member of Golden Key, and am also expected to be involved in the community and be a good role model."
Golden Key recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines. The society provides campus and community service opportunities that enable personal growth and leadership development, as well as collaborating with university faculty and administrators to develop and maintain high standards of education.