The Forum Spring 2013 : Page 2
Mortar Board’s national leaders NATIONAL COUNCIL Susan Herndon Caples, National President The University of Alabama, 2006 Marty Starling, President-elect Kansas State University, 1962 Kathryn E. Chick, Vice President Hood College, 2006 Vishal Bhandari, Secretary-Treasurer Purdue University, 2004 Jane Beyer, Alumni Representative University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, 1980 Abigail Diehl, Alumni Representative The Pennsylvania State University, 1995 Brandon M. Caten, Student Representative University of South Alabama, 2011 Ellie Norris, Student Representative Southern Methodist University, 2012 Sally Steadman, ex officio University of Wyoming, 1968 Jane A. Hamblin, ex officio Purdue University, 1973 MORTAR BOARD FORUM Contents • Spring 2013 NATIONAL FOUNDATION Sally Steadman, President University of Wyoming, 1968 Denise L. Rode, Vice President Northern Illinois University, 1971 Sally Watlington, Secretary-Treasurer Purdue University, 1959 Marty Starling, Trustee Kansas State University, 1962 Jane K. Smith, Trustee West Virginia University, 1960 Mabel G. Freeman, Trustee The Ohio State University, 1965 Susan Herndon Caples, ex officio The University of Alabama, 2006 Vishal Bhandari, ex officio Purdue University, 2004 3 Words of my mentors 4 Mortar Board’s 230th chapter 5 Leaving a Legacy 6 On Campus 8 Mortar Board: a family tradition 10 Alumni News 12 MBAA Spotlight 14 President’s message The Sorensen dynasty: Giving with no restrictions. Alumni do great things. Hear from Mortar Board National President Susan Herndon Caples. Executive Director Jane Hamblin pays homage to those who have influenced her in this regular Forum column. The 230th chapter of Mortar Board was installed on March 28 at Alcorn State University. Collegiate chapters share highlights and demonstrate their commitment to their campuses and communities. “Relative” pride for Mortar Board in this regular Forum feature. Meet the Mortar Board Alumni Association charter members. Photos courtesy of Greta Carter Blanton, The University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc. and Alcorn State University On the cover: National President Susan Caples ( front center) and University President M. Christopher Brown (on Susan’s left) pose with the new initiates, advisors and national visitors at the Epignois chapter’s installation at Alcorn State University.
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