The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

UTC Mortar Board Chapter Receives Award

UTC is among 22 outstanding Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society chapters to receive The Golden Torch Award, presented at the 2003 Mortar Board National Conference held recently in Columbus, Ohio. Outstanding chapter selection is based on a series of criteria that include meeting chapter minimum standards for the year as set out in the Mortar Board constitution, turning in all reports forms, paying all fees and exemplifying the ideal of scholarship, leadership and service.

Other institutions to meet the Golden Torch requirements for the 2002-2003 school year were: The University of Akron, University of California at Berkeley, Case Western Reserve University, Colorado State University, Kansas State University, Kent State University, Lawrence University, Louisiana State University, University of Miami, Mississippi College, University of North Dakota, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, University of Northern Colorado, Ohio Northern University, The Ohio State University, Purdue University, University of San Diego, San Diego State University, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Tech University, and the University of Wyoming.

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 211 chapters and more than 220,000 initiated members across the nation. Mortar Board is unique because it goes beyond merely recognizing outstanding students. Members of each Mortar Board chapter spend their senior year working together to give back to their communities, the nation and the world through the areas of scholarship, leadership and service. Mortar Board provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community.