USD Mortar Board chapter receives award

USD Mortar Board chapter receives award The Keystone chapter at The University of South Dakota was among the outstanding chapters to be honored for their excellence at the 2008 Mortar Board National Conference, held July 25-27 in Columbus, OH.�?  The group was one of 59 outstanding chapters to receive the Silver Torch Award, presented to chapters executing timeliness and dedication while exemplifying the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service.�? Recipients are selected based on a review of national records, requiring that the chapter meet all of the national minimum standards and deadlines. Chapter president Bryce Johnston was present to accept the chapterâ�?�?s award. 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 226 chartered collegiate chapters with nearly a quarter of a million initiated members across the nation.�?  The Keystone chapter at The University of South Dakota was chartered in 1928 and currently has 27 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 former President Jimmy Carter, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Lance Armstrong and former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day Oâ�?�?Connor.�? Learn more about Mortar Board at

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