Friday, March 30, 2012

President's Resignation

It is with much regret and a very heavy heart that I inform you of my intent to step down from my position as President of the Kaplan University Golden Key Chapter.  This is not a decision that I make lightly.  I have spent a great deal of time over the past few weeks reflecting on this situation, and feel that this decision is the best for everyone involved.  I believe that continuing in my leadership capacity will do more harm than good.  I feel that under the current circumstances, remaining in a top leadership position with Golden Key would hinder Chapter progress and lead to even more difficulties.  I see my decision as being in my best interest personally, and in the best interest of the Chapter as a whole.

I have spoken with George Pammer, Nate Daigle at Student Life and the advisors about my situation and intentions.  George has shared a willingness to step up and assume the duties of President at this time.  He is extremely capable and energetic, and demonstrates strong leadership skills.  I have no doubt that he will do a wonderful job, and he should be well received by the other Executive Board members and Chapter membership. I wish only the best of everything for the Kaplan Golden Key Chapter, and am willing to work with you all in making this an easy transition.  Please let me know how I may be of further assistance. Please know, that I appreciate all of the help and support that you have given me.

Respectfully submitted,

Linda Dunkel

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

GK International Summit

From the desk of Paul R. Chapman, Communications Chair for The Kaplan University Chapter of The Golden Key International Honour Society
March 28, 2012
Good Afternoon Everyone!

Our chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society had reached Gold Status in 2011. In order for us to remain in that status, there are many things that we need to do this year. One of those is to have delegates at either a GK Regional Summit or GK’s International Summit.

The 2012 International Summit is being hosted by Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) on July 26-29. As a chapter, we have budgeted, and have been approved for, five of our members to attend this summit. While the agenda is not set yet, the summit will include such things as sessions for new officers and advisors; workshops focusing on personal and professional development of our members, advisors and alumni; an EXPO with graduate schools, partners and HR managers looking to recruit and hire interns and prospective graduates; and other events.

It is crucial for many reasons that we have all five of our allotted slots filled at this summit. There will be a lot of information presented and we need people to report that information back to us. While GK Headquarters will be paying for the registration, lodging (student dorms), and meals, the delegates will pay for their travel and other incidental expenses. However, the chapter will reimburse members for those expenses. Please keep in mind that, due to the processes that occur, reimbursement of those expenses can take up to 8 weeks.

Anyone interested in attending the summit, must be a current, active student member of our chapter. While alumni are more than welcome to attend, they are not eligible to be reimbursed for expenses. If you are interested in attending, please submit an essay explaining why you should be chosen as one of our chapter delegates and what you plan to bring to the summit as well as back from the summit no later than April 25th to

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Thank you
Kathleen Sullivan
Finance Director
Golden Key International Honour Society
Kaplan University Chapter

Thank You
Paul R. Chapman
Communications Chair

New Executive Board

We have held elections and have a new executive board. The new board would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the outgoing executive board who worked diligently and tirelessly making sure that KUGKHS was the most active and successful society at Kaplan!

Membership meetings will be held on the last Monday of every month with the next meeting coming on April 30, 2012 at 8 P.M. Eastern.
Please make sure to check here as well as our facebook page at for information on our guest speakers.

If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact any of the executive board members.