Friday, April 27, 2012

April 30th Chapter Meeting Announcement

The Kaplan University Chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society is proud to present

Liz Lang, Program Manager of on

April 30th @ 8:00 PM EST

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Together, the members of the Golden Key International Honour Society can make the most meaningful impact on high schools students across the country. This is a great organization that will allow us the opportunity to directly affect the future of a teenager. Please join us for a presentation by Liz Lang, Program Manager of

Saturday, April 14, 2012

2012 International Summit hosted by Georgia Tech

Good Afternoon Everyone!

As I mentioned in a previous email, 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

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


April 11, 2012

Hello all Golden Key Members;

                As the new President of the Golden Key Honor Society at Kaplan University I would like to convey my feelings of gratitude for being placed in this position.  I am nothing but a humble servant of the membership and hope that I can live up to the legacy that have been left by our past Presidents, especially Lilo Cartwright and Linda Dunckel. 

                We are starting something new here at Kaplan University Chapter of Golden Key, an e-mail update!  We feel this will be a great way to communicate with the membership and for the membership to communicate with us.  We are here to serve you, so the more involved you get the better this chapter will work.  We are only as strong as our weakest member!  There are several ways to stay updated and in contact with KUGKHS, the first being by e-mail,  We also have a new and improved blog which can be found at where you can sign up for email notifications, this way you will be automatically notified when the blog is update and events have been added.  Of course our facebook page is also available at and we are currently working on updating and improving our twitter link as well as our LinkedIn account.  Every member should also receive our monthly newsletter by e-mail (which can also be found on the blog) where all of the e-mail addresses for the executive board are listed at the end.

                The executive board has been working on many new and exciting things that will add to the experience of being a member of Golden Key.  The first item is a special election.  We are in the process of accepting nominations for the position of secretary.  The person elected will be in the position for the remainder of the term, which will be until March 2013, and they must be an active student.  Please get your letter of intent and campaign statement into by April 22nd.  We would like to hold the election from April 23, 8PM to April 30, 8 PM.  Everyone will be emailed the link for voting.

                We are working on a great new service project known as Better World Books.  This is a charitable organization where students can donate books, especially textbooks and Golden Key will receive the charitable credit.  The books are used to provide under privileged students that would not be able to afford the books or are sold and the funds used for the charity to purchase books.  We will be releasing more information on this next week.

                We area also searching for students to attend out Golden Key International Summit in Atlanta, Georgia at the end of July.  Active students and alumni are invited to submit essays and active students will be reimbursed for their travel.  Georgia Tech will be hosting this event and will provide lodging.  We have been allotted five slots for attendance and this would be a great opportunity to expand your network as well as bring back some exciting features to KUGKHS!               

  We also hold regular meetings for the general membership and all members, including alumni, are invited to attend.  These live meetings are held on Adobe Connect and can be found at on the last Monday of the month at 8 PM eastern with our next meeting coming on April 30.  The May meeting will be held on May 21 due to the Memorial Day Holiday. We try to present guest speakers at this meeting that will assist and educate our members on a variety of topics.  Our last meeting featured Garret Messerly discussing interviewing techniques.  The link for the recorded version of that meeting can be found on our facebook page.

 We also hold monthly meetings for our newsletter, The Golden Scholar, and those are held on the third Friday of the month with the next meeting coming on Friday April 20, 2012 at 9 PM Eastern at the same Adobe Connect link as the general meeting.  Alumni are invited to attend and participate in the newsletter.

Of course, our classroom is still a great way to stay active and up to date on all the different things that we have going on and we are currently in the process of updating it.  There are also some unique discussion boards there and even a segment to post pictures of yourself! 

Thank you for taking the time to read the update.  Together we can make this the greatest chapter Golden Key has!


George Pammer, President
Kaplan University Chapter
Golden key Honor Society

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” MLK       

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Special Election for Position of Secretary

April 4, 2012

To all Golden Key Members;

            Please take notice, a special election will be held for the executive board position of SECRETARY (formerly executive coordinator).  The responsibilities of this position are:

  Record the minutes of each executive board or chapter meeting and submit copies to each officer(s), advisor(s) and Golden Key International Honor Society as necessary.  Must attend meetings, it is the Secretary's responsibility to delegate minute taking before missing a meeting.  Serve as the chapter archivist with the assistance of the chapter advisors (unless there is a historian).  Work with other officers to ensure Activity Reporting to Golden Key International Honor Society is accurate and current.  Responsible for reporting and submitting profile forms to region headquarters.    Must maintain at least a 3.5GPA or better.  Any other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time.

            The candidate would be elected to fulfill the existing term of office to expire March 2013.  Any member that would like to be considered for election must submit a letter of intent as well as a campaign statement.  The campaign statement can be in the form of a youtube video submission if so desired.  Please submit all election materials to

            The election period will be from April 23, 2012 8PM eastern to April 30, 2012 8PM eastern.  The election will be completed via the web at Survey  Everyone will be e-mailed with the link for voting prior to the election period opening.  The election results will be announced at the general membership meeting in the Adobe Connect Meeting Room. 

Good Luck to the potential Candidates,

George Pammer, President
Kaplan University Chapter
Golden Key Honor Society

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Look for our new features

We have added pages and links for our newsletter and our general membership meeting.  we will keep these posts updated so please make sure you go to the respective pages and take a look at our March newsletter and our March general membership meeting.  We have even posted a link to a recorded copy of the membership meeting which featured Garret Messerly who was our guest speaker.  It was a great meeting!