The Colorado State University Tau Iota Omega chapter of the Mortar Board received a Gold Torch award this summer at the honor society’s national conference, held in Indianapolis.
The president of the chapter, senior human development and family studies major Liz Hicks, accepted the award at the conference. The Gold Torch was awarded to 36 chapters this year.
“When I accepted this award on behalf of our chapter, I couldn’t help but think of all the hard work that went into it,” Hicks said. “Last year’s chapter worked extremely hard, and it made me proud to be a part of this group of exceptionally motivated leaders.”
The Gold Torch award is a national distinction presented to the outstanding chapters of the Mortar Board. Recipients of the award are chapters that exhibit the traits of scholarship, leadership and meaningful service to their universities while maintaining their chapter duties.
“As a chapter it is our goal to continue this legacy of excellence and build upon it,” Hicks said. “We strive towards better serving our city and building a community of leaders on campus at CSU.”
The Tau Iota Omega chapter was founded at Colorado State University in 1948. There are currently more than 20 active members of the senior honor society chapter. To learn more about the Tau Iota Omega chapter of the Mortar Board visit http://csumortarboard.wix.com/csu.