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UW Cap and Gown Chapter Receives Golden Torch Award

October 31, 2012
Two students working park cleanup
Lisa Baldock of Jackson and Callie Neelands of Cheyenne were among UW Mortar Board members who helped to clean up Garden of the Gods public park in Colorado Springs, Colo. (Mortar Board Photo)

The University of Wyoming’s Cap and Gown chapter was one of only 31 chapters to take home the Golden Torch Award, which was presented to the most exceptional Mortar Board chapters nationwide.

The UW chapter also was honored with its regional group for the project, “Garden of the Gods,” conducted with Colorado College, the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, the University of Northern Colorado, the University of Denver and the University of Utah. This is the ninth consecutive year the section has participated in this project to clean up the Garden of the Gods public park in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. It provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities, and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community. The UW Cap and Gown chapter was founded in 1933 and currently has 39 members.

To learn more about Mortar Board, go to

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

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