UNK-The Xi Phi Chapter of Mortar Board, a national college honor society at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, has receives the Golden Torch Award recognizing chapter excellence. The award was presented July 28 at the Mortar Board National Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Chapter Vice President Katey Foster, a senior from Lincoln, accepted the award on behalf of the chapter. Of the 208 Mortar Board Chapters nationwide, fewer than 30 chapters received the Golden Torch Award.
The Xi Phi Chapter also was one of the three chapters receiving the Outstanding Chapter Website Award for excellence in website design.
Mortar Board recognizes college seniors for achievements in scholarship, leadership and service. The Xi Phi Chapter was chartered in 1988.