Mortar Board adviser, 308.865.8843
UNK- Each year, the national honor society Mortar Board selects an elite group of college seniors for membership at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Mortar Board recognizes college seniors for excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership and service. The advisers for the chapter are Drs. Kenya Taylor, dean of the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, and William Jurma, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Humanities.
According to Dean Taylor, Mortar Board members represent the top scholars and leaders on their campuses while providing opportunities for continued leadership development, promoting service to colleges and universities, and encouraging lifelong contributions to the global community.
This group of 23 UNK seniors follows the national award-winning 2007-2008 chapter, which earned the Golden Torch Award and two Project Excellence awards from Mortar Board. The Project Excellence awards were for “A Book of My Own” project, which put books in the hands of needy area children, and the spring UNK Honors Convocation, an annual awards ceremony honoring outstanding UNK students.
The 2008-2009 members of Mortar Board are listed below, alphabetically by hometown, state and country. Offices held are noted in parenthesis after students’ names.
Belgrade- Kristina Scott
Central City- Keisha Anderson
Clarkson- Rita Vogel
Columbus- Morgan Pillen
David City- Chris Hein (service chair)
DeWitt- Emily Bartels
Fremont- Morrow Longacre
Fullerton- Kalie Wetovick
Hastings- Ashley McWhirter
Kearney- Amanda Calleroz (president)
Kearney- Trenton Talbitzer
Lincoln- Sarah Gustafson
McCook- Kimberly Serbousek (treasurer)
Omaha- Corey Hatt (vice president)
Omaha- Ashley Vandeventer (alumni chair)
Schuyler- Cristobal Salinas, Jr.
St. Paul- Michael Eiberger
Utica- Morgan Kellog (membership chair)
Waco- Aimee Naber
Wood River- Angela Reynolds
York- Michelle Foley (secretary)
Julesburg- Aubrie Hill (director of communications)
A. Sanam Bhaila (historian)