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Welcome to K-State's chapter of Mortar Board Senior Honor Society!
Members of Mortar Board National Senior College Honor Society – founded on the values of scholarship, leadership, and service – live out these values through helping others each day. Founded in 1918, the Kansas State Mortar Board chapter contains a group of 26 of the best and brightest men and women from the K-State campus. This organization allows students to step out of their comfort zone while exemplifying some of our greatest leadership attributes on our campus and throughout the Manhattan community.
At the 2014 Mortar Board National Conference in Atlanta, the Kansas State XIX Chapter was honored with the Mortar Board Silver Torch Award for our chapter's outstanding year. The continued determination and achievement earned Kansas State's chapter our eleventh consecutive national award.
The Mortar Board Senior Honor Society allows members to serve something larger than themselves while making new friendships formed on the foundation of three of life's most important values: leadership, scholarship, and service. Mortar Board has been one of the most dynamic and exciting organizations that I have been involved in, and has definitely made my senior year at K-State more rewarding! I am so honored to have been able to been a part of this life-changing organization. I strongly encourage all of you to look into Mortar Board and consider applying for your senior year.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and learning more about Mortar Board. If you have any questions, please feel free to use any of us as a resource.
Blake Evans, 2015 Chapter President
Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society is an organization composed of outstanding college seniors who are willing to continue to serve their university and its community. Our motto is: Scholars, Chosen for Leadership, United to Serve. Membership in the K-State XIX Chapter of Mortar Board allows you to spend your senior year truly making a difference on campus and in the community and building great relationships with the other outstanding seniors. Mortar Board Members meet weekly and host a variety of events throughout the school year in keeping with the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Our chapter hosts academic events, promotes scholarship and leadership amongst our campus and in the community (e.g. Reading is Leading, Spelling Bee, Outstanding Junior Scholarship), and predominantly performs various service projects which include serving dinners at an underprivileged living community, building friendships with 4th grade pen pals, interacting with Special Olympics Athletes, volunteering at Harvesters Community Food Network, and many other projects. The Society generally hosts 20 - 30 members each year, all of whom are active and dedicated to attending and hosting frequent events and meetings throughout the school year. Membership applications are available every January, and they are due in mid-February every year. Candidates for Mortar Board membership must have the following requirements: • Completion of at least 75 credit hours as of January 1 of that year • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 • Exemplary scholarship, leadership, and service records (demonstrated via essay and résumé) • Commitment to Mortar Board activities throughout the academic year (August through May). Mortar Board Leadership 2015 - 2016 Executive Board President - Maxwell B. VP Finance - Joe P. VP Scholarship - Kaylee E. VP Service - Brady K. VP Leadership - Bailey W. Directors: Centennial Campaign - Ellie H. Historian - Jacob W. External Development - Breanne K. Retreats - Lindsay C. Scholarship - Amanda S. Student Convocation - Jack N. Faculty Recognition - Mark R. Alum Relations - Hannah G. Communications - Brooke W. Internal Development - Levi G. Membership - Ian H. Selections - Gabriel G. & Brandi S. Tapping & Initiation- Jordan S. Service - Carina M. National Service Initiatives - Brynn W. Fundraising - Conner W. Mortar Board Week - Ryan H. & Connor R. Advisors: Mary Tolar, Ed.D. Steve Dandaneau, Ph.D. Tracey Bamberger
If your organization has selective membership, please describe the selection process.
Membership applications are available every January, and they are due in mid-February every year.
Candidates for Mortar Board membership must have the following requirements:
• Completion of at least 75 credit hours as of January 1 of that year
• Cumulative GPA of 3.00
• Exemplary scholarship, leadership, and service records (demonstrated via essay and résumé)
• Commitment to Mortar Board activities throughout the academic year (August through May).
After essays and résumés are reviewed by every current member, new members are selected, tapped, and initiated in the spring semester (February - April process).