NIU Mortar Board chapter wins national award

Logo of Mortar Board National College Senior Honor SocietyThe Pleiades chapter at NIU was among the outstanding Mortar Board chapters recognized at the 2012 Mortar Board National Conference, held in Chicago in late July.

NIU’s Pleiades 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 and deadlines.

Chapter president John Price and vice president Kathryn Maver were present to accept the chapter’s award. Chartered in 1971, NIU’s Pleiades chapter currently has 47 members.

Mortar Board is the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. It provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community.

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.

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