By Kathryn Kopchik
LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Gamma Beta chapter at Bucknell University was among the outstanding chapters to be honored for excellence at the 2010 Mortar Board National Conference, held July 23-25 in Chicago.
The group was one of 77 chapters to receive the Silver Torch Award, presented for meeting chapter management standards while exemplifying the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service.
Amy Davis, Bucknell Class of 2011 and chapter vice president, was present to accept the award. "The Gamma Beta chapter of Mortar Board is honored to receive this award, and we are excited to strive for even greater excellence in the 2010-2011 school year," she said.
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 organization has grown from the four founding chapters to 228 chartered collegiate chapters with nearly a quarter of a million initiated members across the nation.
The Gamma Beta chapter at Bucknell University was chartered in 1941 and has 46 members.
Mortar Board provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community. Some notable Mortar Board members include distinguished politician Condoleezza Rice, Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees and Suzy's Zoo creator Suzy Spafford.
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