TO:           Executive Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Vice Provosts, Deans, Directors and Heads of Schools, Divisions, Departments and Offices

DATE:       February 13, 2017

FROM:      Mortar Board Senior Honor Society Awards Chair

SUBJECT:  Annual Mortar Board Awards – Call for Nominations


Greetings, Boilermakers!

The time approaches for the Barbara Cook Chapter of Mortar Board to honor those who go above and beyond to make Purdue shine! Nominations of deserving people will be accepted until Friday, March 3, 2017 by 11:45 PM for the following awards:


To continue and remember the legacy of Dean Helen B. Schleman, who served as dean of women from 1947 to 1968, the Helen B. Schleman Gold Medallion Award is presented to a deserving faculty member or administrator for her/his contributions to Purdue, especially in the promotion and advancement of women students and women's issues. 

A statement of achievements and a curriculum vitae will be sufficient for your nominee. Additional information and materials are encouraged but are not required.

The selection criteria are as follows:


The 2017 Helen B. Schleman Gold Medallion recipient will be presented with a gold medallion and monetary gift, and will be invited to serve as the keynote at the annual Mortar Board Initiation Breakfast in April.


The Dean Betty Nelson Service Awards honor one Purdue student affiliated with a student organization and one student organization, both of which excel in community service in the Lafayette-West Lafayette area. Mortar Board seeks to recognize those who have been instrumental in the continuing success or initiation of service programs. The award consists of $500 to the student winner and $500 to a student organization.

Application/Nomination forms can be found on Boilerlink. Please find a link below:

Please feel free to pass this information along to students, friends, colleagues, etc., and to contact me with any questions at

Thank you so much, Purdue, and Boiler up!