April 26, 2019

Mortar Board announces winners of annual awards

The Barbara Cook Chapter of Mortar Board has selected Will Austin and Timmy Global Health as the 2019 Dean Betty Nelson Service Award recipients and Melinda Zook as the 2019 Helen B. Schleman Gold Medallion Award recipient.

The Dean Betty Nelson Service Award recognizes one Purdue student affiliated with a student organization and one student organization that excel in community service in Greater Lafayette.

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

The Barbara Cook Chapter of Mortar Board at Purdue is a senior honor society dedicated to the pillars of scholarship, leadership and service. Over the past 90 years, Mortar Board has given over $1,000,000 in fellowships and awards to Purdue students, staff and student organizations. The Barbara Cook Chapter is named to honor retired dean of students Barbara Cook, who advised Mortar Board from 1956 to 1986. 

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