Agricultural Economics senior earns spot as vice president of Mortar Board for 2013 – 2014

June 25, 2013 – Mortar Board, the national senior honor society that promotes scholarship, service and leadership at Kansas State University, has 29 new members for the 2013-2014 school year.

One of the new members and the new vice president is Brock Burnick, senior in agricultural economics and pre-law, from Mulberry. Burnick has been a resident assistant with the university’s residence halls and served in several community service organizations. He is president of Alpha Zeta, the agricultural honorary, where he also served as coordinator of the SWIPE Out Hunger project.

Along with their demonstrated excellence in service and leadership, Mortar Board members must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Members provide service to the campus, community and the state of Kansas with activities like First Book, which fosters literacy by providing children access to books, and an annual reception to honor select faculty members for their achievements in teaching, advising or mentoring Kansas State University students.

The university’s chapter of Mortar Board has been recognized as one of the best in the nation, winning the national organization’s Golden Torch award for six years in a row. The honor is presented to the most outstanding chapters in the nation.

Click here to read about the rest of the new members.


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