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St. Thomas Chapter of Golden Key Earns Gold Standing for 2011-2012 Academic Year

The St. Thomas Campus Chapter of the UVI Golden Key International Honour Society has been awarded Gold Standing status from the Golden Key International Honour Society Headquarters for the 2011-2012 Academic Year. Gold is the highest standing under the Chapter Standards Program offered by the society.

The UVI St. Thomas chapter, which now includes more than 100 members, was chartered in 1995. It is part of U.S. Region 3, which includes schools in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The chapter will be represented at the Golden Key International Summit, scheduled for July 25-29 in Atlanta, by Chapter President Makiijah Crabbe. She will be accompanied by Chapter Co-advisor Dahlia Stridiron.

Crabbe said she appreciated the hard work and dedication of chapter members and the support and assistance provided by the UVI community and the Golden Key Executive Board that helped the chapter achieve Gold Standing.

Crabbe, who was also recently named the 2012 Golden Key Regional Student Leader of the Year for Region 3, issued specific thanks to UVI President Dr. David Hall and his office staff, Dr. Doris Battiste, Golden Key honorary members and advisors. Members of the Golden Key 2011-2012 Executive Board are: Co-advisors Dahlia Stridiron and Dr. Patricia Harkins-Pierre, President Makiijah Crabbe, Vice President Phil Smith, Treasurer Amanda Williams, Secretary Crystal Watson and Public Relations Officer K'Nisha Gumbs.

More about the St. Thomas Chapter and its accomplishments can be viewed in a YouTube video. Search YouTube for "Golden Key International Honour Society St. Thomas Campus" or use this direct link:

Since it was established in the 1970s, Golden Key has recognized more than 10 million undergraduate and graduate students for their intellectual achievements. The Society, with has 400 chapters in eight countries, has also awarded $8 million in scholarships and awards to members in all fields of study. Membership in Golden Key is by invitation only, to the top 15 percent of university students in their second, third and fourth years of study and to top performing graduate students in all fields of study. Membership is based solely on the criteria of a student's academic achievement.