Alcorn to establish Golden Key International Honour Society chapter

Alcorn to establish Golden Key International Honour Society chapter

Alcorn State University was recently approved to charter a chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society. Golden Key is the world’s largest collegiate honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world.

Invitation into the Society is a mark of distinction for Alcorn. “It is an invaluable investment in our students and a unique opportunity for individuals of high scholastic achievement to grow,” shared Dr. Thomas Sturgis, director of Pre-Professional and Honors Curriculum Programs and associate professor of biology at Alcorn.

In October, over 400 scholars were acknowledged for academic achievement at Alcorn’s 66th Biannual Honors Convocation. “We embrace our legacy of academic excellence and welcome the opportunity to recognize, celebrate and honor the best and brightest at our University. Golden Key will allow us to do even more for our students.”

The benefits of Golden Key membership include the opportunity to apply for scholarships and academic and research awards, career assistance, service opportunities, leadership training and attend professional development events.

With more than 2 million members, including honoraries like Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel and Bill Clinton, Golden Key carries an esteemed legacy of achievement. 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 the their academic achievements.

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Alcorn State University is a premier comprehensive land-grant university that develops diverse students into globally-competitive leaders, and applies scientific research through collaborative partnerships which benefit the surrounding communities, state, nation and world.