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Sydney Freeman, a doctoral candidate in the Department in Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology, was awarded membership to the local Auburn chapters of Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society and Golden Key International Honour Society .
The Delta Epsilon Iota Society is an honor fraternity that was established to recognize and encourage academic excellence in all fields of study. The organization promotes career development issues by encouraging students to excel academically both inside and outside the classroom. Students qualify on the basis of academic achievement. Prospective member must have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours at an accredited college or university, while maintaining a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (4.0 scale) within the top 15 percent of their class.
The Golden Key International Honour Society is the largest collegiate honor society with more than 1.7 million members and 360 chapters throughout the world. The society encourages scholastic achievement and recognizes excellence among college and university students from all academic disciplines. Membership into the society is by invitation only, to the top 15 percent of college and university sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students.
During a recent induction ceremony at Auburn, John W. Mitchell, Golden Key's CEO stated that, "It is only fitting that a top academic achiever like Sydney be recognized by Golden Key. Our members are inspired and motivated not only to achieve exceptional academic accomplishment, but also to make a positive impact on our work through the Society's commitment to service."
Freeman, a Holmes Scholar, said he feels truly humbled to be inducted into the honor societies.
"I hope to continue to represent Auburn University, the College of Education, and my family in a positive light," Freeman said.
Freeman will graduate in fall of 2010 and hopes to pursue a career as a senior level college administrator and consultant.
Last Updated: May 17, 2011