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Get to know the CEO: Melissa Leitzell

Golden Key is proud to introduce our very own Chief Executive Officer, Melissa Leitzell. Melissa has been working at Golden Key for 13 years. She started working at Golden Key as the Vice President in 2009 and was promoted to CEO in 2019.  “As a

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GK 2022 Scholarship Recipient: Buntle Khumalo
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GK Scholarships 2021: Buntle Khumalo

Golden Key is happy to introduce Buntle Khumalo, one of Golden Key’s 2021 Outstanding Member Award winners. Buntle earned her Bachelor of Commerce, Law in 2018 from the University of Johannesburg.  “I am honoured to receive the Outstanding Member Award and hope to continue demonstrating

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GK Scholarships 2021: Julia Beker

Golden Key is happy to introduce Julia Beker, one of Golden Key’s 2021 Outstanding Member Award winners. Julia studies psychology at the University of Canterbury. “I am honoured and humbled to receive the Golden Key Outstanding Member Award for 2021,” Julia says. “This year with

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Lessons I learned studying abroad in Malawi

Studying abroad has been a profound part of both my personal and academic careers for the past eight years. I have been profoundly blessed with the places I have been able to travel to, including Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and most recently, Malawi,

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GK Scholarships: Gabriella Hale

Golden Key is thrilled to introduce Gabriella Hale, one of Golden Key’s 2020 Graduate Scholar Award winners. Gabriella received her Bachelor’s in Plant and Soil Science and is working towards her Ph.D. in Plant Soil and Science from Texas Tech University. “Receiving this award is

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GK Scholarships: Christian O. Díaz-Cáez

Golden Key is happy to introduce Christian O. Díaz-Cáez, one of Golden Key’s 2020 Graduate Scholar Award winners. Christian graduated as a Cum Laude Honor Engineer from Universidad del Turabo in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and earned a Master’s of Electrical Engineering

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GK Scholarships: Svetlozar Miloshev

Golden Key is excited to introduce Svetlozar Miloshev, one of Golden Key’s 2020 Professional Development Award winners. Svetlozar graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned his BS in International Management and Marketing in 2012, and his M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2016. Additionally,

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GK Scholarships: Chrishenda Fasse

Golden Key is charmed to introduce Chrishenda Fasse, one of Golden Key’s 2020 Outstanding Member Award winners. Chrishenda earned her Bachelor’s in Human Services from Northern Kentucky University in 2010. She is currently working as an Administrative Assistant and Receptionist at the Cincinnati Educational Television.

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GK Scholarships: Sofiya Anikina

Golden Key is charmed to introduce Sofiya Anikina, one of Golden Key’s 2020 Outstanding Member Award winners. Sofiya earned her Bachelor’s of Science with a Major in Social Psychology and Statistics from Lomonosov Moscow State University. Additionally, she obtained a Master’s of Science in Applied

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GK Scholarships: Kathryn Chatwin

Golden Key is delighted to introduce Kathryn Chatwin, one of Golden Key’s 2020 Outstanding Member Award winners. Kathryn received her Associate’s degree in Business Administration and Management from San Jacinto College in 2013. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ashford University in 2021 with her

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GK Scholarships: LaMarr A. Smith

Golden Key is delighted to introduce LaMarr A. Smith, one of Golden Key’s 2020 Outstanding Member Award winners. LaMarr attends Thomas Edison State University and is majoring in Business Administration and earning an undergraduate certificate in Organizational Leadership. “I am proud to be a member

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GK Scholarships: Carmen Tessier

Golden Key is gladdened to introduce Carmen Tessier, one of Golden Key’s 2020 Graduate Scholar Award winners. Carmen earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Biology from the University of Alberta and is completing her Master’s in Medical Sciences – Paediatrics from the

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GK Scholarships: Krisantha Moodley

Golden Key is delighted to introduce Krisantha Moodley, one of Golden Key’s 2020 Outstanding Member Award winners. Krisantha earned her Bachelor’s in Education from the University of Kwa-zulu Natal in 2015. She has proudly been teaching in primary schools since 2016. “My emotions were elevated,

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GK Scholarships: Drucil Tshimanga

Golden Key is enlivened to introduce Drucil Tshimanga, one of Golden Key’s 2020 Outstanding Member Award winners. Drucil studies a Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of the Witwatersrand. She has also completed over 200 hours of work-based learning at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic

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GK Scholarships: Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier

Golden Key is gratified to introduce Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier, one of Golden Key’s 2020 Graduate Scholar Award winners. Allison has earned seven diplomas, including a Bachelor’s in Political Science: Public Administration and Nonprofit Management, Master’s of Community Development and Action, Certified Nonprofit Professional, Master’s of

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GK Scholarships: Melt Hugo

Golden Key is excited to introduce Melt Hugo, one of Golden Key’s 2020 Outstanding Member Award winners. Melt has earned four degrees from Stellenbosch University, including a BSc in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, B.Sc. Honours in Genetics, M.Sc. in Plant Biotechnology and an MB, ChB

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