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Golden Key inductees include President Austin
November 30, 1998

The more than 300 students inducted into Golden Key National Honor Society earlier this month were joined by another new member, UConn President, Philip E. Austin.

Peter Kaminsky, associate professor of music, Donna Korbel, director of the Center for Students with Disabilities, Martha L. Gibson, professor of political science, and William Schulze professor of management, were also recognized as new members.

An invitation to join the society is extended to students in their junior or senior year who demonstrate academic excellence.

Northeast Regional Director Shawn Green welcomed the new members. "Make your days here count," he told them. "Have fun and dream big."

In the keynote speech, Scott Brown, professor and head of the educational psychology department, asked the new members to acknowledge those who had "some impact on your development and success."

Brown said bright students improve the dynamics of the classroom. "I am a better professor when working with excellent students," he said.

Golden Key adviser, Dean of Students Sharon Kipetz, presented pins to chapter officers.

And Golden Key scholarships were presented to Betsy Ann Alspaugh and Kenneth Nori. Alspaugh, an elementary education major, is a University Scholar. Nori is a Babbidge Scholar studying physiology and neurobiology.

Golden Key National Honor Society was founded at Georgia State University nearly 21 years ago. Now an internationally recognized academic honor society, its members include Presidents Clinton and Reagan, Elie Wiesel, and Elizabeth Dole.

Benefits of membership include scholarships, opportunities to present research, a literary contest, the Art International scholarship, participation in the Performing Arts Showcase, leadership positions, community service, and economic and job placement assistance.

Marisha Chinski

Chinsky, a junior majoring in communications, was recently inducted into Golden Key Honor Society.