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Ashford University Chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society Named 2014 Key Chapter Award Winner
Only 23 chapters received Key Chapter Award

The Golden Key International Honour Society chapter at Ashford University has been named a winner of the 2014 Key Chapter Award.

“We are thrilled to select the chapter at Ashford University as one of our 2014 Key Chapters,” said Brad Rainey, Golden Key executive director. “We appreciate all the hard work the Ashford chapter has done throughout the year as we rely on our chapter leadership to help us accomplish our mission.”

Before applying to become a Key Chapter, a chapter must achieve Gold Chapter status – a distinction only achieved by 25% of chapters – by fulfilling all activity and service requirements. Golden Key’s International Leadership Council then reviews all Key Chapter applications and selects the winners. Of the 84 chapters that earned a Gold Chapter status in 2014, only 23 were named Key Chapters for the 2013-2014 academic year.

“Our students dedicated themselves to performing at the highest levels while serving in the community, serving in the school system, and maintaining high academic standards,” said Dr. William Woods, advisor of the Ashford chapter. “Being awarded the Key Chapter Award after having met the Gold Chapter standard has placed our students in an elite grouping with other major universities.”

Gema Delgado, president of the Ashford Golden Key chapter, and three other Ashford students will represent the chapter at the Golden Key International Conference in Boston July 31-August 3.

About Ashford University
Achievement belongs to all of us at Ashford University. By offering a traditional college campus as well as online degree programs, Ashford meets the diverse needs of individuals pursuing integrity in their lives and in their communities. Students may earn an associates, bachelor’s, or master’s degree online, while campus students in Clinton, Iowa may earn a bachelor’s degree. Whether on campus or online, Ashford students enjoy the same supportive community. For more information, please visit,,, or call Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

About Golden Key International Honour Society
Founded in 1977, Golden Key International Honour Society is a global collegiate honor society established to recognize college students for academic excellence.  While membership in Golden Key begins with academic excellence, the Society’s core mission is to enable members to realize their potential through three pillars: academics, leadership and service.  The Society, comprised of over 2 million members, has more than 400 campus-based chapters in eight countries, including Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, The Bahamas and the United States.  For more information about Golden Key, please visit