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Consul General Inducted as Golden Key Honorary Member

Thursday, 08 April 2010


The ECU Chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society celebrated the induction of new Honorary Member Dr Ken Chern, Consul General of the United States of America, at the annual Honorary Members Breakfast held on Tuesday, 23 March 2010.

Among guests present were ECU Chancellor, the Hon Dr Hendy Cowan; ECU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry Cox; Mayor of the City of Stirling, David Boothan; and special guest speaker Brother Olly Pickett, Ambassador for Wheelchair for Kids.

Honorary members are chosen by the executive committee to help unite Golden Key with the community. In addition to their individual accomplishments at the University or in the community, they are chosen because of their personal interest in the support of excellence.

The Consul General was the keynote speaker at the Chapter’s New Member Reception last year, where he highlighted the importance of intercultural understanding, teamwork and humility as a leader.

Brother Olly Pickett was invited to address those present at the breakfast as part of the Chapter’s commitment to supporting local charity and to reflect the committee’s chosen theme for this year; Mobility.

As part of their commitment to supporting Wheelchairs for Kids, the chapter presented Brother Olly Pickett with a generous donation of $400 to pay for the cost of two new wheelchairs.

“This is an important event on the Golden Key calendar as it provides an opportunity for the executive members to network with the Honorary Members and for the Honorary Members to network with each other” said Chapter President, Susan Mungwana.

The ECU chapter was founded in 1998 and celebrates academic achievement. Undergraduate students who perform in the top 15 per cent are eligible to join Golden Key after completing at least one year of study.

Members are entitled to a range of benefits and privileges including scholarships, career assistance, and international networking opportunities.

Visit Golden Key for further information.



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