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Cheyney University's Keystone Honors Academy Inducts 35 New Members

September 12, 2013

The 35 new inductees into the Keystone Honors Academy read their pledge.  Their average GPA is 3.7.

The 35 new inductees into the Keystone Honors Academy read their pledge. Their average GPA is 3.7.

Cheyney University's Keystone Honors Academy recently inducted 35 new members at a formal ceremony that took place in Carnegie Hall on the University's historic quadrangle.  The inductees included a combination of first-year students, transfer students, and a select group of CU students who have demonstrated exceptional academic performance. The average grade point average of the new inductees is a 3.7, and the average SAT score for incoming freshmen has also increased for the 2013 recruitment cycle. 

The KHA Dean, Dr. Tara Kent, presided over the induction ceremony.  The event was attended by President Michelle Howard-Vital, the Provost, Dr. Phyllis W. Dawkins, the Dean of Faculty and Academic Schools, Dr. Donna Parker, and several members of the faculty and staff.  Eight students received awards for Professional Development, recognizing their participation in summer internships and programs.  


In her keynote address, Dr. Kent emphasized the importance of taking advantage of all opportunities afforded students enrolled in the honors program.  She said, “there is nothing equal to a college education in enabling a person to build a professional and fulfilling future.  While you’re here, you have the chance to create the person you want to be and the life you’ve always wanted.  This is your time to build the foundation for your success, and to make your mark… your future is in your hands, and guided by the actions you take today and every day.”