UW Mortar Board Takes Home Awards
September 8, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Cap and Gown chapter won three major awards at the recent 2009 Mortar Board National Conference.
The organization received the Golden Torch Award, Project Excellence Award and Excellence in Advising Award.
Chapter adviser David Whitman was one of three individuals honored with the Excellence in Advising Award for providing exceptional support, constant leadership and a spirit of service. In Whitman's 16 years as adviser, he has helped the chapter by keeping positive communication with members and helping to organize large-scale events.
"Dave has gone above and beyond in contributing time and expertise to the chapter and its members," says Jennifer Syvertson, former chapter president. "He sets an example for the chapter for the high standards of excellence we are capable of achieving."
The Golden Torch Award is presented to a chapter that goes above and beyond the minimum standards throughout the year. Only 32 chapters nationwide take home the honor that displays Mortar Board's three key ideals of scholarship, leadership and service.
The Project Excellence Award was given for the chapter's project, "Garden of the Gods," held in conjunction with Colorado State University, Colorado College, University of Northern Colorado and University of Denver. The members helped clean up the Garden of the Gods, a public park in Colorado Springs, Colo.
David Whitman, chapter adviser for the UW Mortar Board, received the Excellence in Advising Award at the 2009 Mortar Board National Conference. The award was one of three the chapter won this year.
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009