“To recognize and honor faculty and staff who have
positively impacted the lives of Orange Keys.”
Keys of Excellence is an award ceremony hosted by the Orange Keys who are considered the most prestigious student program at Sam Houston State University (SHSU). The Orange Keys are chosen to be the official university ambassadors and host events for the Office of the President, Board of Regents, Academic Affairs, and many other departments at SHSU. These students live out the university motto “A measure of a life, is its service”.
The Orange Keys wanted to give back to those faculty and staff members that have helped them be successful and reach their full potential as a student. The purpose of the Keys of Excellence Award is to recognize and honor faculty and staff who have positively impacted the lives of Orange Keys. This annual ceremony was created and developed by the Orange Keys with the intent of giving thanks and honoring those who have made a difference.