UM Chapter of Mortar Board Wins National Award

September 03, 2015

MISSOULA – The Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society named the University of Montana one of the 36 collegiate winners for the Gold Torch Award.

“Gold Torch chapters add considerably to Mortar Board’s standing,” said Jane Hamblin, Mortar Board’s executive director. “We are proud that they are providing high-impact educational programs for their campus communities. That’s what Mortar Board is all about.”

Mortar Board is a national honor society that acknowledges college seniors for achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. Mortar Board gives its members the opportunity to continue to develop leadership skills, encourage service to universities and emphasizes contributing globally. Notable members include former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and award-winning actor Marion Ross. 

For more information email Ashley Strandberg, UM Mortar Board chapter president, at

Contact: Ashley Strandberg, UM Mortar Board chapter president,