BU Honor Society Recognizes Five from Wheelock Community
In September, Boston University inducted 24 students into the Scarlet Key Honor Society, which celebrates students who combine leadership, community involvement, and stellar academic performance. Among this year’s honorees were four students who are part of the BU Wheelock community: Rudy Joseph (undergraduate) and Brianna Bourne, Shaylon Walker, and Gideon Gordon (College Access & Student Success).
BU faculty, staff, and alumni are eligible to receive honorary Scarlet Key membership. This year, Michael Dennehy, executive director of CASS, was one of five faculty/staff/alumni who received an honorary Scarlet Key. “It was humbling to have my work recognized alongside the student leaders, as well as the faculty and staff, who were inducted into the Scarlet Key Society,” said Dennehy.
Rudy Joseph (Wheelock ’24)
Rudy Joseph is a senior at BU Wheelock who has worked extensively with Boston University’s Newbury Center, which focuses on the experiences of first-generation college students.
I appreciate and am grateful for my recommenders who have nominated me and the community for the Scarlet Key award! I am big on making the most of the experience, and every opportunity I am involved with at BU enhances my time here, making these spaces much more special.Rudy Joseph
Brianna Bourne (CAS’24)
Brianna Bourne is an Upward Bound alumna and BPS Community Service Scholar. She is also pursuing a BU Wheelock minor in Educational & Behavioral Challenges in School.
“I appreciate and am grateful for my recommenders who have nominated me and the community for the Scarlet Key award! I am big on making the most of the experience, and every opportunity I am involved with at BU enhances my time here, making these spaces much more special.”Brianna Bourne
Shaylon Walker (CAS’24)
Shaylon Walker is a Posse Scholar, a CASS program for public high school students with outstanding academic and leadership potential.
“Being inducted into the Scarlet Key Society is an extremely special honor for me because of what it can represent for others that share the same identities as me. In a place where many can often be made to feel they don’t belong, I hope my induction stands as proof that BU is a place that you can truly lean into being you while also being recognized and celebrated for doing so.”Shaylon Walker
Gideon Gordon (Pardee’24)
Gideon Gordon is a Menino Scholar, another CASS program that offers up to 25 full-tuition merit scholarships to graduates of Boston Public Schools.