Top Prof 2022
The Sally Steadman Azalea Chapter of Mortar Board had a lovely Top Prof ceremony on November 8, 2022. This celebration is held annually by South Alabama’s Mortar Board chapter with the goal of showing the immense gratitude members have for the professors that have shaped their academic career. Each member invited a professor to honor at this dinner and recorded a short clip explaining the impact that this professor has had on them. From the members of the Sally Steadman Azalea Chapter of Mortar Board, we sincerely thank those who have aided us in our undergraduate journey. Video
Mortar Board members reconvened after the summer break at their annual retreat on August 27, 2022. This year, retreat was held at USA’s Archaeology Museum. Here, officers gave a short presentation outlining goals for the academic year, and members divided themselves into committees for the year. Committees include Scholarship, Service, Membership, Top Prof, Alumni Relations, Tip of the Cap, and Engagement. These committees allow each member of Mortar Board to contribute to the success of the chapter. Following a tour and other activities at the Archaeology Museum, the chapter made its way over to the Intramural Fields for a volleyball match and an intense game of Jumbo Jenga!
Mortar Board partnered with Alpha Epsilon Delta and the Indian Student Association to host Friendsgiving in the Student Center Ballroom on November 16, 2022. Our chapter of Mortar Board is diverse, both in academic pathways and in culture. Two organizations that are influential in the lives of many current Mortar Board members at USA are AED and ISA. This Thanksgiving celebration had quite the turnout of over 100 students, all of which enjoyed the potluck!
This year, the Mortar Board executive board had the goal of incorporating interactive activities for meeting credits! One such activity was our Mortar Board spin class at the USA Campus Recreation Center. This was a fun way for our members to get to know each other better and get a workout in! Another interactive meeting was reading to children at the Boys and Girls Club of South Alabama.
Reading is Leading 2022
“Reading is Leading" is an initiative of Mortar Board at the national level. This initiative centers around encouraging literacy and reading in adolescents. This year, the Sally Steadman Azalea Chapter of Mortar Board collected books to donate to the Boys and Girls Club of South Alabama.