St. Gregory’s Charters Honour Society for Adult Students
St. Gregory’s University became a charter member of the Golden Key International Honour Society at a pair of ceremonies this week, opening the door for students in its Adult Degree Program to earn membership to the prestigious group.
The Golden Key International Honour Society awards millions of dollars in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students in all fields of study every year. Comprised of more than 400 chapters in 8 countries, the society is built on a foundation of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork among members.
To be recognized by the Golden Key Society, students must be in the top 15 percent of academic performers currently enrolled at member institution and must fit Golden Key’s criteria of Leadership, Service and Academics.
“Golden Key members are members for life once they accept the invitation and pay a membership fee,” said Dr. Ron Diggs, Director of St. Gregory’s College of Continuing Studies. “Once they have done so, they can take advantage of benefits reserved exclusively for society members, such as relationships with international studies opportunities, internships and scholarships.”
St. Gregory’s official Golden Key International Honour Society chartering ceremony took place on Monday, Aug. 12, in Benedictine Hall on SGU’s Shawnee campus, with a second ceremony held at its Tulsa campus the following day. At the events, honorary memberships in the society were awarded to the Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma, the Right Reverend Lawrence Stasyszen, Abbot of St. Gregory’s Abbey and Chancellor of St. Gregory’s, and Bishop Edward J. Slattery of the Diocese of Tulsa, for their work on St. Gregory’s Way Forward campaign and the dioceses partnership with and support for the university.
St. Gregory’s first class of 23 Golden Key members earned their distinction during the Spring 2013 semester. The charter group of members includes:
To learn more about the Golden Key International Honour Society, visit www.goldenkey.org.