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NIU Mortar Board receives national award

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

The Pleiades chapter at Northern Illinois 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 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 standards and deadlines.

Chapter president John Price and vice president Kathryn Maver 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 Pleiades chapter at Northern Illinois University was chartered in 1971 and currently has 47 members.

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

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