Seniors join Tassels Chapter of Mortar Board at University of Mississippi

Published 8:54 am Monday, January 10, 2022

Nineteen seniors were selected to join the Tassels Chapter of Mortar Board at the University of Mississippi.

Langston Ables of Oxford was among the rising seniors to join the organization.

Lauren Thompson of Oxford was among the rising seniors to join the organization.

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Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for their achievements in scholarship, leadership and service, provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community.

The criteria for selection include a minimum GPA of 3.0 or top 35% of the rising senior class, whichever is higher, and a demonstrated commitment to scholarship, leadership and service.

The fall 2021 class of new members was initiated into the chapter on Oct. 28, and the initiation ceremony featured remarks by Ole Miss alumna Jan Farrington, 65, who also serves on the national Mortar Board Foundation board of directors.

The University of Mississippi, affectionately known as Ole Miss, is the state’s flagship university. Included in the elite group of R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business.

Its 16 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and an Honors College acclaimed for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action.

Recognized among the nation’s most beautiful, Ole Miss’ main campus is in Oxford, which is routinely acknowledged as one of the country’s best college towns.