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Mortar Board Chapter Receives National Award

The Aurora chapter of the National Mortar Board Society at Ohio Northern University was among the outstanding chapters to be honored for excellence at the 2010 Mortar Board National Conference, held July 23-25 in Chicago.

The group was one of 77 chapters to receive the Silver Torch Award, presented to chapters meeting chapter management standards while exemplifying the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service.

Chapter President Abby Ricket, a fourth-year pharmacy student from Pickerington, Ohio, 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 Aurora chapter at Ohio Northern University was chartered in 1975 and currently has 53 members.

Mortar Board provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community. Learn more about Mortar Board at


Above: Chapter President Abby Ricket displays the Aurora chapter’s Silver Torch Award at the 2010 Mortar Board National Conference.