Golden Key International Honour Society Inducts Wanda Howell and Paul Wilson


University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members Wanda Howell, Department of Nutritional Sciences and Paul Wilson, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, were inducted as honorary members into the Golden Key International Honour Society in late fall 2012. The student officers of the organization annually nominate several University Distinguished Professors from across campus. Past CALS faculty inductees include Dennis Ray, School of Plant Sciences; Jim Knight, Department of Agricultural Education and Michael Riggs, Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology.

Howell and Wilson were honored for their achievements in academia and dedication to the success of students and the University of Arizona itself. Howell is a University Distinguished Professor; Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics; Chair of the Faculty; and Bart Cardon Teaching Fellow.  


Paul Wilson is a University Distinguished Professor; recipient of the Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award; AAEA (Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Honorable Mention (with Gary D. Thompson) Outstanding Journal Article in the Review of Agricultural Economics; and President of the WAEA (Western Agricultural Economics Association.


Golden Key International Honour Society was founded in 1977 and has over 400 chapters at universities across the globe with over 2 million members. Focused on academics, service and leadership, the society’s UA chapter became active again in 2011 after a period of inactivity. Student membership is determined by academic standing (performing in the top 20 percent of undergraduates). The group focuses on building leadership skills and performing community service.

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Released date: 
Jan 24 2013