I am beyond grateful to be an alumnus of the Mortar Board Tolo Chapter. The Tolo Class continues to be both remarkably talented and diverse, with interests ranging from molecular biology, mechanical engineering to political science and health professions. Our goal has always been to promote equal opportunities among all people and to encourage leadership, service and scholarship.
These past few years have been particularly significant due to our circumstances regarding online and hybrid learning in the face of COVID-19. The Mortar Board National Conference had taken place online during which I was able to celebrate with members all over our country regarding the founding of Mortar Board and the amazing achievements this organization has obtained throughout the decades. Founded in 1918 as a secret society for women, it has since 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