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SIlver Torch Award

Barry McNamara
Monmouth College’s Tau Pi Chapter of Mortar Board was among those honored for excellence at the 2010 Mortar Board National Conference this summer in Chicago.

Tau Pi was one of 77 chapters that received the Silver Torch Award, presented to chapters meeting management standards while exemplifying the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. Fannetta Jones, a senior from Chicago, accepted the award on behalf of the chapter.

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 its four founding chapters to 228 chartered collegiate chapters with nearly one quarter of a million initiated members across the nation. The Tau Pi chapter at Monmouth College was chartered in 1972 and currently has 24 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 Condoleezza Rice and Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees.