The Maia chapter at The University of New Mexico was among the outstanding Mortar Board chapters to be honored at the 2013 Mortar Board National Conference, held recently in Atlanta, Ga. The chapter earned a Golden Torch Award, an honor recognizing the most successful chapters of Mortar Board. The chapter also merited a Project Excellence award for its Hanging of the Greens program. 

Only a select few are chosen to receive Golden Torch Award, which is based on chapter’s devotion to Mortar Board’s ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. Recipients must have accomplished significant results in chapter management and contributed meaningful service to their campus communities.

Mortar Board is the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. Since its founding in 1918, more than a quarter of a million members have held the honor of being initiated at 230 chartered chapters across the nation.

Mortar Board provides its members with opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community. Some notable Mortar Board members include professional football player and philanthropist Drew Brees, former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and award-winning actor Marion Ross. For more information, visit: Mortar Board.

For more information, contact Jenni Szolwinski at or call, (513) 907-7485.