UND Mortar Board Chapter Receives National Awards

The University of North Dakota’s Quo Vadis Mortar Board chapter was among the outstanding Mortar Board chapters to be honored at the 2012 Mortar Board National Conference held in Chicago.

The group was one of only 31 chapters to take home the Golden Torch Award, presented to the most exceptional chapters of Mortar Board. Recipients must exceed minimum standards, accomplishing significant results in chapter management and contributing meaningful service to their institutions.

They also received a Project Excellence Award for its annual “Turkey Basket Drive.” This award is granted for notable achievement in scholarship, leadership, service and fundraising.

The Turkey Basket Drive provides all the fixings of a Thanksgiving dinner to families in need in the Greater Grand Forks community.

UND Chapter president Courtney Euscher and advisor Kristi Okerlund, UND family and student programming, were present to accept the chapter’s awards.

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 Quo Vadis chapter at UND was chartered in 1932 and currently has 34 members.

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

Contact: Jennie Szolwinski, 513.907.7485, jszolwinski@mortarboard.org.