Los Angeles, CA - May 20, 1998 - The Golden Key National Honor Society at Cal State L.A. recently held its annual membership induction. Academically superior juniors and seniors throughout the fields of study at Cal State L.A. were initiated into the Society.
Each new member was recognized at the reception with a certificate of membership. Friends and family members of the initiates were also in attendance. Activities of Cal State L.A. were announced for the coming year, and scholarships were awarded to outstanding junior and senior initiates.
Fred Witzig, a resident of Temple City, is the year's junior recipient. Witzig is majoring in Social Science and History, and carries a 3.982 GPA. Witzig has been named to the National Dean's List, and he is a Sunday School teacher and church trustee.
Moong-Shi Chan, a resident of El Monte, is the senior recipient. Chan is majoring in Accounting and carries a 4.0 GPA. Chan is vice president of the Business Student Council and has been named to the National Dean's List.
Selected for honorary membership in the Society and recognized at the ceremony were William A. Taylor, professor of Physics, Cal State L.A.; Chris Arnette, grants program coordinator, Rowland Unified School District; David Perrott, professor of Psychology, Cal State L.A.; and Thomas Neal Laffey, senior student life adviser, Cal State L.A. Honorary members receive full rights and privileges of the Society and are selected based on their contributions to the community, the University and its students. More than 5,000 honorary members have been named to the national Society including President Bill Clinton, author Alex Haley, and former First Lady Barbara Bush, among others.
Golden Key National Honor Society is one of the nation's most dynamic academic honors organizations. Its objective is to unite diverse individuals while nurturing and rewarding the academic efforts of top students in all disciplines. Since its inception in 1977, the Society has chartered chapters at colleges and universities in the United States, Puerto Rico, Australia, and Canada. With more than 800,000 lifetime members, Golden Key is committed to the recognition, encouragement and promotion of scholastic excellence.
Golden Key chapters are active, student-run organizations on campuses. They vigorously create, organize, and manage projects that promote academic achievement, serve the community and provide valuable social interaction. An example of their commitment is the Society's national program, The Best of America-an alcohol and drug abuse prevention effort directed at school-aged youth.