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Mortar Board 100th

February 9, 2018

Mortar Board celebrates its centennial birthday on February 15, 2018. One-hundred years ago, women representing our four founding chapters met on a cold morning in Syracuse, N.Y., to create a national honor society for college senior women. Little did they know that their legacy, a century later, would be a Society more than a quarter-of-a-million members strong. From the beginning, Mortar Board was more than a means of recognizing academic achievement. The Society brought together women leaders from all parts of campus, honoring them for their dedication to the Ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. While the years have brought both growth and change to Mortar Board, the commitment to our Ideals remains as strong today as it was in 1918. (Mortar Board)

The Monmouth College chapter of Mortar Board has created a week full of celebration in honor of the milestone. On Monday, members of the senior honor society will be in Mellinger Commons, spreading awareness of the organization to underclassmen and potential members. On the 15th, Mortar Board will head up to the Warren County Library to volunteer their time and services at “It Takes a Village,” helping parents and kids with fun, learning activities. As the week continues, you may see members dressed to the cap, donning pins given to those who applied and were accepted as juniors last year. Then, on Thursday, there will be packaged desserts and stickers handed out to passersby. There will be a free will donation that helps Monmouth’s chapter reach their philanthropic fundraising goal.

It will be a fun week full of opportunities and celebration. Join the party by looking for the Mortar Board banner in Mellinger Commons and Lower Level Stockdale.

Tessa Jones
Features Editor

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