Officers & Advisors

DeeAnna Aronoff-Chambers

Primary Chapter Advisor & Leadership- Officer Development

Hello, Members! My name is DeeAnna Aronoff-Chambers and I am joining you from Sunny South Florida! I am a wife, business woman, and mother. My career is all surrounded by community work, education management, and Student Success through admissions and education advising at Purdue University Global formerly Kaplan University! I love to help people, it makes me happy to see others happy. My daily goal is to make someone smile and have a better day. I think that most people would characterize me as a hard worker, an influential authentic leader, and a great support system. I work well under pressure because I love the growth opportunities that come from overcoming obstacles (Turning lessons into blessings). I have been told that I am a change agent and that I can adjust to demands seamlessly. Anything I do not know, I am a quick learner and great at absorbing information. A best practice of mine is to be mindful that -building competence builds confidence. I believe it is necessary to recognize accomplishments to build confidence, commitment, and loyalty to a shared vision. My interests are; Education, Law, Leadership, Development, Wellness, Social and Economic issues. I am an active supporter of United Way, The American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society, Gracioushands.org Orphanage in Haiti, and other smaller initiatives. I look forward to working with you all!

Brad Friedman

Co- Advisor - Communications Leadership

My name is Brad Friedman and I am your Chapter Co- Advisor and Communications Leader from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida! I am your former chapter Secretary 2015-16. I am a South Florida native who grew up in Boca Raton, FL! In November 2015, I graduated with my MBA from Kaplan University and I attended the University of Central Florida for my Bachelor’s in Marketing. I currently work as a Staffing Manager for Accounting Principals (which is a part of Adecco Group). Prior to that, I worked as an Admissions Advisor for Kaplan University’s Concord Law School and was also an Advisor for Kaplan University undergraduate admissions previously. I look forward to assisting with communication and public relations for our Kaplan University chapter.

  • Contact Email: bradaf87@gmail.com
  • Major: Business Administration (MBA)
  • Hometown: Boca Raton, FL

Amber Noble

Treasurer

My name is Amber Noble, I am from Ilion, NY. I am currently a stay-at-home mom and student. Before starting my family, I was a small business owner, which is when I developed a passion for business management and accounting. This led me to return to school for accounting. I ran for the treasurer role to contribute to the Golden Key International Honour Society while developing essential skills to accentuate the skills I am learning in my program.

Brian Schuler

Chapter President 2018-19

My name is Brian Schuler, I am from Fairview Heights, IL just outside St. Louis. I served in the Air Force for 8 years before getting out and deciding to go back to school. Check out our Google + page where you will see updates about the chapter and post that may help you out. https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109217818734383954337?cfem=1

Amanda Riker

Chapter Vice President 2018-19

Hi I am Amanda, your new Vice President. I live with my parents near the Jersey Shore area of NJ and in the summer I spend my time at the beach and on my family's sailboat when school and work schedule allows it. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends who are important to me when I can. I currently work for many agencies where I am a home ABA Therapist part-time. I also am a fitness coach for Beachbody and a Zumba instructor at a local gym to teach children and adults Zumba. I plan on pursuing a career as a BCBA and then going on for my PhD to obtain a BCBA-D in order to do research in the field. I work for many companies, agencies, and schools helping individuals with different types of disabilities such as autism, mental difficulties, ADHD, and others. The reason I chose to pursue a career in ABA is because of my experience working at a school called Bayshore Jointure Commission. This school is where I gained most of my ABA experience. This school was under the umbrella of the public school and used both ABA and VB strategies to teach the children. We had training by a BCBA and went up to NY state for a day to learn at the Carbone Clinic that uses these strategies and is Skinner based. I really enjoyed it and caused me to be interested in ABA. This caused me to learn more about a career in ABA and why I am completing my current master's degree from Kaplan University. I have enjoyed my experience so far and I am in my third ABA elective class that I really enjoy. I am also happy to say I have been able to maintain a GPA of a 4.0 here at Kaplan even with having a hard time with having close friends passing away and a learning disability. I really think if you get the right help to support you and are determined anything is possible. I am happy to be part of the Golden Key international honor society and part of the board as a Vice President. It has been a great experience so far and I am looking forward to seeing what this experience brings!

Vickie Brownlee

Executive Secretary

It is with great humility that I express excitement to serve as Secretary on the Purdue Global Chapter of Golden Key International Honour Society. It will be my distinct pleasure to serve the board, fellow colleagues, and the community in an effort to mentor others into a spirit of servitude, confidence, and leadership by example.With 16 years of combined classroom experience in General and Special Education, coupled with knowledge of child development and classroom management I will be able to fullfil the role with excellence! Ultimately, to represent Purdue Global and our Chapter of Golden Key with the uttermost of integrity and to give back to our University that has given so much to me.

Wade Hill

Professional Development and Alumni Relations Director

PROUD MEMBER OF GOLDEN KEY INTERNATIONAL HONOUR SOCIETY SINCE OCTOBER 2013 BEING A LEADER IN THE LARGEST INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY IN THE WORLD HAS GIVEN ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE MY KNOWLEDGE, EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE IN A VARIETY OF FIELDS WITH THE CHAPTER COHORT, OTHER LEADERS, ADVISORS AND SEVERAL MENTEES. GAINING ACCESS TO A HUGE NETWORK OF TALENTED LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE, AT MANY OF THE WORLD’S TOP UNIVERSITIES, FOMENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND AS AN INDIVIDUAL AND A PROFESSIONAL. SUPPORTING GOLDEN KEY’S PILLARS OF ACADEMICS, LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE HAS BECOME AN EXCEPTIONALLY SATISFYING PERSONAL GOAL. MY FAVORITE QUOTE OF ALL TIME STATES “THE GREATER DANGER FOR MOST OF US LIES NOT IN SETTING OUR AIM TOO HIGH AND FALLING SHORT, BUT IN SETTING OUR AIM TOO LOW, AND ACHIEVING OUR MARK” (MICHELANGELO). BEING A LEADER IN GOLDEN KEY ACCENTUATES MY ABILITY TO KEEP RAISING THE BAR AND RETAIN LOFTY GOALS, FOR MYSELF AND FOR OUR CHAPTER. 2015 - KAPLAN UNIVERSITY - BSBA (SUMMA CUM LAUDE/4.0 GPA) 2018 - PURDUE UNIVERSITY GLOBAL - MSM(HR) (SUMMA CUM LAUDE/4.0 GPA)"

Rickie Zarb

Editor-in-Chief, The Golden Scholar Newsletter

Hello fellow members, my name is Rickie Zarb and I am your new Editor-in-Chief for The Golden Scholar Newsletter. I presently work part time as a Medical Technologist. I am an alumnus of Kaplan University graduating with a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Networking. I also have a Bachelors degree from Michigan State University. I volunteer at Echo Farms, a Christian based global farm, in the seed bank. I also volunteer to do the video taping of the church service for the shut ins. I am retired but have some part time jobs of walking a dog, handing out samples for HoneyBaked Ham, and caring for a 92 yr old. I selected the role as Editor in chief as I enjoy researching information for articles of interest. I utilize my computer talents and also give back to my honor society.

  • Contact Email: kugkhs@gmail.com
  • Major: Masters Information Technology, Computer Science Networking
  • Hometown: Naples, Florida

Beatriz Alfaro

GIN System Communication Chair-Chapter Standards Consultant

Greetings Chapter Members, my name is Beatriz Alfaro and I am happy to return as your GIN Chair & New Officer Development Consultant! I have been an active member since 2010. I served as your Service Director 2016-2017, Web Master 2015-16, Editor in Chief 2014-2015 and Assistant Editor 2012-2013. Through my many years of experience with our chapter I have gained the leadership role as your Chapter Standards Consultant. I live in sunny Southern California with my daughter and fiancée, (date set for Dec. 2018, so excited!). Currently I am a caregiver for my fiancée through the Veteran Association (VA) Hospital in Loma Linda. My fiancée is a retired Marine who served in 3 tours in Iraq. I am honored and blessed to have such a wonderful man in my life that sacrificed so much for our country. It is though that kind of sacrifice I witnessed working with many of our Veterans and the passion my grandmother instilled in me at a young age for helping others--It has become a big part of who I am. I find humbling gratification in giving back to our military Veterans, to children, and the elderly. Most of my professional life I have worked caring for Veterans and the elderly, but it was while working for the VA, my passion for Veteran’s rights and activism grew, thus, my love for law and volunteering came to fruition. I became a member of my local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and in 2008 I traveled to Texas to assist in Hurricane Ike humanitarian efforts with the Veteran’s Association. I actively volunteer at local elementary schools with planning committees; after school projects through Golden Key’s Spark the change such as children educational/computer training; and mentoring programs such as California Youth Spirit Corps (CYSC) Cheer. I actively volunteer with my local community through Holy Name of Mary Church feeding the homeless, and with the Greater LA County Girl Scouts in mentoring and assistance in community service projects. I am currently working with Scentsy to help our chapter fundraise for Golden Key KIDDOS camp to send 'at risk youth' to camp and gain valuable academic and life experiences. I am currently an Alumni of Kaplan, but plan to return in the near future to complete my Master's in Legal Studies. My dream is to continue my education and achieve an EJD so that I can in turn use my knowledge to help support our Veterans and their families.

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