C-N's Mortar Board chapter receives national awards

Senior Jessica Whitmill, center, president of C-N’s Panthenees chapter of Mortar Board, stands with faculty co-advisors Drs. Kara Stooksbury (left) and Christine Dalton.  The three hold awards C-N’s chapter received from Mortar Board’s National Conference in Chicago.

Senior Jessica Whitmill, center, president of C-N’s Panthenees chapter of Mortar Board, stands with faculty co-advisors Drs. Kara Stooksbury (left) and Christine Dalton. The three hold awards C-N’s chapter received from Mortar Board’s National Conference in Chicago.

The Panathenees chapter of Mortar Board at Carson-Newman College was recently honored at the 2012 Mortar Board National Conference, held in Chicago.

The Carson-Newman chapter was one of only 31 chapters to take home the Golden Torch Award, presented to the most exceptional chapters of Mortar Board. Recipients must exceed minimum standards, accomplishing significant results in chapter management and contributing meaningful service to their institutions. Panathenees was also among the 19 chapters that received a Project Excellence Award. The group earned the recognition for its “B.O.O.S.T. 5K” fundraiser.

Established in 1974, Carson-Newman’s Panathenees chapter currently has 26 members. 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 Society has grown from four to 229 chartered collegiate chapters with more than a quarter-million members across the nation.