A Note From Our President

Dear Reader,

I am beyond grateful to be the president of this year’s Mortar Board Tolo Chapter. The Tolo Class of 2020 is both remarkably talented and diverse, with interests ranging from molecular biology, mechanical engineering to political science and health professions. Our goal is to promote equal opportunities among all people and to encourage leadership, service and scholarship. 

This year is particularly significant because of our current circumstances regarding online learning in the face of COVID-19. The Mortar Board National Conference took place online where I celebrated with members all over our country the founding of Mortar Board and the amazing achievements this organization has obtained throughout the decades. Mortar Board was founded in 1918 as a secret society for women and ever since then it has grown into a powerful network of leaders that promote lifelong contribution to the global community.

Whether you are a long time supporter of Tolo or a prospective applicant, I strongly encourage you to look out for all the projects we do this year. Not only do we plan on honoring our traditions like the annual wreath sale and the Excellence in Teaching Award, we hope to start new traditions as well. If you have any questions about this organization, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Thank you for your interest in what we do!


Daniela Altamirano Crosby

President, Class of 2020-2021