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Three Idaho State University faculty named Golden Key International Honour Society Honorary Members

May 8, 2019

POCATELLO – The Golden Key International Honour Society chapter at Idaho State University recently selected and inducted three faculty members asan Honorary Members at the Member Recognition Dinner this sprng.

The 2019 Honorary Members are Robin Lindbeck, associate professor of human resource development in the College of Education; Donna Lybecker, professor and chair of political science in the College of Arts and Letters; and Bianica Yellowhair, instructor and academic coach in the Student Success Center.

Golden Key chapters induct new honorary members annually at their New Member Recognition Event ceremonies in which they become lifelong members of the Society.

Honorary members are chosen by student members, chapter officers and chapter advisors for their individual accomplishments on campus or in the community, and their shown success and support of academics, leadership and service.

“It is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Robin Lindbeck, Dr. Donna Lybecker, and Bianica Yellowhair as a Golden Key International Honour Society Honorary Members,” said Derek Swemmer, Golden Key Board of Directors chair. “We take pride in our honorary members and their dedication to the embodiment of the three pillars of Golden Key. They are critical to the prosperity of the Society, serving as mentors and role models to Golden Key members.”

Lindbeck has been teaching at ISU since 2012.  She teaches both graduate and undergraduate levels courses, including work place leadership, theories and models of leadership, instructional technologies in human resource development and methods of teaching in professional technical education. She  is the creator and cohost for the Human Resource Development

podcasts and has produced over 200 differing podcasts.

Lybecker was the ISU science co-lead for the NSF EPSCoR Managing Idaho's Landscapes for Ecosystem Services (MILES) project grant and also serves as a member of the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency National Advisory Committee, and an associate editor for the Social Science Journal and for the International Journal for Sustainable Society. She also works for the College Board and for the Educational Policy Improvement Center, and is on the Board of Directors for southeast Idaho’s Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust.

Yellowhair is an instructor in the Student Success Center and the Bengal Bridge program.  She obtained her Master of Arts degree from Michigan State University in student affairs administration.  Currently, she is the Bengal Bridge team lead for the Peer Instructor Seminar.  Yellowhair developed the peer instructor seminar to assist peer instructors in planning the syllabus and collaborating with their faculty/staff teaching partners in co-instructing one section of first year transition class.  She leads peer instructors in exploring their responsibilities as role models, student advisors/consultants, teachers, learners, and students.

Since 1977, Golden Key has recognized honorary members for their roles as leaders, as well as being positive role models in the community. Golden Key honorary members include university presidents, vice presidents, chancellors, provosts, deans, departmental directors and professors. Some of its distinguished honorary members include Bill Clinton, Desmond Tutu, Stephen King and Ian Thorpe. Honorary members from the ISU chapter include Eric Love, Lance Erickson and Ronald Hatzenbuehler.

About Golden Key
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 visitwww.goldenkey.org.  To obtain more information regarding the Idaho State University chapter please contact co-advisors, Brady Cook (Career Center),cookbrad@isu.edu or Dr. Jamie Romine-Gabardi (University Honors Program), romijami@isu.edu.


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