Mortar Board Chapter Receives Silver Torch Award
Oct. 22, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The EGAS chapter at Illinois Wesleyan University was among the
outstanding Mortar Board chapters to be recognized at the 2012 Mortar Board National
Conference, held in Chicago in late July.
The EGAS chapter received the Silver Torch Award. This honor is presented to chapters
executing timeliness and dedication while exemplifying the ideals of scholarship,
leadership and service. Silver Torch Award recipients are selected based on a review
of national records, requiring that the chapter meet all of the national minimum standards
Chapter president Zoe Gross and Sarah Carlson, vice president of membership, were
present to accept the chapter's award.
Mortar Board is the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for
outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. Since its founding
in 1918, the Society has grown from four to 229 chartered collegiate chapters with
more than a quarter-million members across the nation. The EGAS chapter at Illinois
Wesleyan University was chartered in 2009.
The following 14 seniors, graduating in the spring of 2013, are the current members
of the IWU Mortar Board: Zoe Gross (political science major), Joe Daniels (vice president
of IWU Mortar Board and environmental studies major), Sarah Carlson (anthropology
major), Kelly Brady (psychology and sociology double major), Emma Florio (history
major), Rachel Casali (sociology and environmental studies double major), Tim Hegwood
(accounting major), Bridget Lam (business administration major), Ted Delicath (political
science major), Ross Munsterman (psychology and philosophy double major), Meghan Dinkle
(psychology major), Emily Oprins (English writing major), Olivia Dunham (art major)
and Katelyn Scott (anthropology major).
Mortar Board provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes
service to colleges and universities and encourages lifelong contributions to the
global community. Some notable Mortar Board members include pioneering engineer Lillian
Gilbreth, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Emmy-winning actor
Rue McClanahan, astronauts Judith Resnik and Janice Voss, adventurer Aron Ralston
and lifestyle expert Bruce Littlefield.
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