|A student team from Cal Poly Pomona took home two awards at the August 2004 Golden Key International Conference in Atlanta, Ga.|
|Angela Wong, Golden Key Webmaster and a Computer Science major, received the Best Web Page Award.|
A student team from Cal Poly Pomona took home two awards at the August 2004 Golden Key International Conference, “Unlock the Possibilities,” in Atlanta, Ga. The university's chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society garnered the prestigious Key Chapter Award and the Best Web Page Award.
The selection of Key Chapter Award winners marks a 22-year tradition for the society. The award honors chapters that have excelled in five major areas: communication, publicity, meeting management, chapter activities and leadership, as well as in participation in regional and international programs.
“This year, the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona chapter exemplified outstanding teamwork, dedication and collaboration with other student organizations on their campus,” according to conference officials. “In addition, this chapter was engaged in a combination of service, academic, social and fund-raising activities throughout the year. This chapter is definitely 'Unlocking the Possibilities'.”
The Best Web Page Award honors a chapter Web site that is superior in content, organization and overall appearance. Visit the Web site at www.cpp.edu/~goldenkey.
“This year, the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Chapter worked diligently to produce a visually appealing and well maintained Web site that also ensured consistency between the chapter and Golden Key Headquarters,” according to conference officials.
Cal Poly Pomona delegates accepted the awards at the International Conference awards luncheon attended by more than 800 delegates from around the world.
“When you win awards at this level competing against the top students from over 300 universities in seven countries, it shows how good and how dedicated our students are,” says Andrew Thacker, chapter adviser and International Business & Marketing professor. “I am really proud of my chapter. I know I'm biased, but they are the best.”
Golden Key International Honour Society was founded in 1977 in Atlanta. The global non-profit organization provides academic recognition to college juniors and seniors in the top 15 percent of their class, leadership opportunities, community service, career networking and scholarships. The Society has nearly 350 chapters at colleges and universities in theUnited States, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand and South Africa. Membership into the society is by invitation only, to students in all fields of study. There are currently 200 active Golden Key members at Cal Poly Pomona.