Michael Milton was one of five people, including Kevin Rudd, presented with
an honorary membership to the Golden Key International Honour Society at a
reception in Canberra last week.
Milton is the first sportsperson to be honoured by the ANU chapter, joining
a long list of largely politicians and academics. Internationally, Golden
Key has more than 8000 honorary members, including former US president Bill
Clinton, retired swimmer Ian Thorpe, Sir Desmond Tutu and the
Governor-General of Australia, Major General Michael Jeffery.
Golden Key is a global academic honour society which recognises and
encourages scholastic achievement and excellence among college and
university students from all academic disciplines. The Society awards its
members over $400,000 annually through 15 different scholarship and award
Members are connected to exclusive career opportunities and assistance
through Golden Key's partnerships with major corporations and graduate
programs. The Society provides campus and community service opportunities
enabling personal growth and leadership development as well as
collaborating with university faculty and administrators to develop and
maintain high standards of education.