Aliza Wong Wins Excellence in Advising Award from Mortar Board

Texas Tech’s Mortar Board chapter adviser was recognized for her outstanding leadership, mentorship and spirit of service.

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Aliza Wong

Aliza Wong, adviser of the Forum chapter of Mortar Board at Texas Tech University, was recently awarded the Excellence in Advising Award from Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society.

The award recognized only four advisers nationwide who have provided exceptional support to help their Mortar Board chapter achieve its goals. Its recipients have served as role models to their chapters by demonstrating constant leadership, mentorship and spirit of service.

Wong was selected out of more than 300 advisers of Mortar Board chapters across the nation, and said though she was honored and humbled to be selected by the organization, she was even more touched her students nominated her for the award.

“It was wonderful to have been selected by the national organization,” Wong said, “but to be quite honest, the fact that my students took the time, energy and focus to nominate me, to write on my behalf, is the part that most touched me.”

Wong is currently associate dean of the Honors College as well as an associate professor of history and director of European studies. She took over the senior adviser role of Texas Tech’s chapter in 2012 and quickly established herself as a resource, mentor and friend to all its members.

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Wong said working with the members of the Forum chapter at Texas Tech has been one of the most rewarding experiences of her career.

“Working with Mortar Board for the past three years has been an incredible experience and I have been so incredibly humbled by the generosity, leadership, intelligence and sincerity of the top 50 seniors at Texas Tech,” Wong said. “I’ve loved watching these students discover their potential, understand the ways in which their education has made them even more able to change the world, and feel the joy of seeing beyond themselves by performing service.”

Wong’s chapter members say she is someone who continually works to help members establish realistic goals and objectives, as well as encourages them to be responsible for their own progress and success. Her talents as an honored and dedicated teacher have helped her excel in assisting the chapter with challenges and making sure members are receiving the education and opportunities that will make them outstanding graduates of Texas Tech.

“I have been incredibly fortunate to have worked with some amazing students and with some incredible Mortar Board presidents,” Wong said. “I’m not sure I deserve the award, but I can tell you I believe my students deserve the award.”

Mortar Board is the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. The Texas Tech Forum Chapter of Mortar Board was established in 1957 and limits membership to 50 of the top seniors on campus. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, visit the Texas Tech Forum Chapter’s website.

Aliza Wong, adviser of the Forum chapter of Mortar Board at Texas Tech University, was recently awarded the Excellence in Advising Award from Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society.

The award recognized only four advisers nationwide who have provided exceptional support to help their Mortar Board chapter achieve its goals. Its recipients have served as role models to their chapters by demonstrating constant leadership, mentorship and spirit of service.

Wong was selected out of more than 300 advisers of Mortar Board chapters across the nation, and said though she was honored and humbled to be selected by the organization, she was even more touched her students nominated her for the award.

“It was wonderful to have been selected by the national organization,” Wong said, “but to be quite honest, the fact that my students took the time, energy and focus to nominate me, to write on my behalf, is the part that most touched me.”

Wong is currently associate dean of the Honors College as well as an associate professor of history and director of European studies. She took over the senior adviser role of Texas Tech’s chapter in 2012 and quickly established herself as a resource, mentor and friend to all its members.

Wong said working with the members of the Forum chapter at Texas Tech has been one of the most rewarding experiences of her career.

“Working with Mortar Board for the past three years has been an incredible experience and I have been so incredibly humbled by the generosity, leadership, intelligence and sincerity of the top 50 seniors at Texas Tech,” Wong said. “I’ve loved watching these students discover their potential, understand the ways in which their education has made them even more able to change the world, and feel the joy of seeing beyond themselves by performing service.”

Wong’s chapter members say she is someone who continually works to help members establish realistic goals and objectives, as well as encourages them to be responsible for their own progress and success. Her talents as an honored and dedicated teacher have helped her excel in assisting the chapter with challenges and making sure members are receiving the education and opportunities that will make them outstanding graduates of Texas Tech.

“I have been incredibly fortunate to have worked with some amazing students and with some incredible Mortar Board presidents,” Wong said. “I’m not sure I deserve the award, but I can tell you I believe my students deserve the award.”

Mortar Board is the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. The Texas Tech Forum Chapter of Mortar Board was established in 1957 and limits membership to 50 of the top seniors on campus. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, visit the Texas Tech Forum Chapter’s website.