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WIU Honored by Golden Key International Honour Society

December 19, 2014

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MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University was notified recently that the Golden Key chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society has achieved gold chapter status through the 2014 academic year.

The gold standing is the highest possible reporting standard in the society. According to the Golden Key International Honour Society, chapters receiving the gold honor have "met the requirements by collaborating with other student organizations, participating in and/or planning service projects, implementing new member events and networking with Golden Key honorary members and alumni."

"Attaining the ‘gold' status for WIU's chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of my predecessor, Dr. Jennifer McNabb, and the students who serve as executive board officers," said chapter adviser and Associate Director of the Centennial Honors College Paul Schlag. "Their activities and service enhance the reputation of Western Illinois University and also make substantial contributions to the Macomb community."

The Golden Key International Honor Society was founded in November 1977 and is an academic honor society that recognizes and encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines. Students at the sophomore, junior, senior and graduate level whose academic records place them among the top 15 percent of their respective classes are invited to join the society.

The society, which has over 400 chapters in colleges and universities in eight countries, offers its members over $1 million in scholarships each year. Golden Key also partners with major corporations and graduate programs and provides campus and community service opportunities.

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