Mortar Board Chapter Receives National Award

Texas Tech Mortar Board chapter receives Silver Torch Award at the 2009 national conference.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

Mortar Board is a national college senior honor society.

The Forum chapter at Texas Tech was chartered in 1957 and has 49 members today. The chapter's president and vice president attended the conference to receive the award.

Texas Tech University’s Forum chapter was among the outstanding chapters to be honored for its excellence at the 2009 Mortar Board National Conference, held recently.

Texas Tech was one of 67 outstanding chapters to receive the Silver Torch Award, presented to chapters executing timeliness and dedication while exemplifying the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. Silver Torch Award recipients must meet all of the national standards and deadlines.

Chapter President Michael McKinin and Vice President of Membership Michelle Pinson were present to accept the chapter’s award.

Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. Since its founding in 1918, the organization has grown from the four founding chapters to 227 chartered collegiate chapters with nearly a quarter of a million initiated members across the nation. The Forum chapter at Texas Tech was chartered in 1957 and currently has 49 members.

Mortar Board provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community.