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Mortar Board chapter receives national award

The Cresset chapter at Ohio University was among the outstanding chapters to be honored for its excellence at the 2010 Mortar Board National Conference held this summer in Chicago.

The group was one of 77 chapters to receive the Silver Torch Award, presented to chapters that met chapter management standards while exemplifying the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. Chapter President Thomas Boese was 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 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 Cresset chapter, which has 54 members at Ohio University, was chartered in 1938.

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. Learn more about Mortar Board at

For more information, e-mail Boese.