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Mortar Board inducts 28 new members

Lyon College’s Order of the Tartan Mortar Board chapter inducted 28 new members for the 2021-22 school year on April 26.

Senior members received the following awards:

Leadership Award - Outstanding leadership during college years – Raul Gonzalez, Emerson Smith, and Madison Vanginhoven Savage

Scholarship Award - Outstanding achievements in scholarship – Hannah Zang

Service Award - Outstanding service to the community during college years – Emerson Smith

Chapter Citizenship Award - Outstanding service to the Order of the Tartan Chapter of Mortar Board based on adviser's observations - Sydney Bates, Laura Mendez, Raul Gonzalez

Overall Excellence Award - Outstanding service to the Order of the Tartan Chapter of Mortar Board - Emerson Smith, Madison Vanginhoven Savage


Mortar Board is an honor society that recognizes seniors for achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service. Faculty and staff nominate students for membership. Lyon’s chapter focuses on service, holding several service projects every school year.


Students from Arkansas include:

Marleigh Dodson- Mountain Home, Ark.

Olivia Echols- Springdale, Ark.

Alley Edwards- Batesville, Ark.

Daria Giles- Marion, Ark.

Benjamin Grafton- Batesville, Ark.

Conner Guntharp- Walnut Ridge, Ark.

Faith Hargis- Conway, Ark.

Alexander Holzwarth- Maumelle, Ark.

Logan Hubberd- Little Rock, Ark.

Blake Huffman- Fort Smith, Ark.

Kaitlyn Jackson, Jonesboro, Ark.

Briar Miller- Batesville, Ark.

Vanessa Mohlke- Batesville, Ark.

Benjamin Norton- Sage, Ark.

Nikkolette Perkins- Jonesboro, Ark.

Abigail Rutter- Jonesboro, Ark.

Austin Shipman, Jonesboro, Ark.

Michael Uecker- Brockwell, Ark.

Celsey Wood- Batesville, Ark.

Hannah Wu- Austin, Ark.

Dylan Wyatt- Barling, Ark.


Out-of-state inductees include:

Faith Cornmesser- Deport, Texas

Sarah Guerrero- San Antonio, Texas

Debjanee Nandy- Bangladesh

Ashtyn Stevens- Plano, Texas


Honorary inductees include:

Debra Dickey- Cord, Ark.

Dr. Patrick Mulick- Batesville, Ark.

Dr. Irosha Nawarathne- Sri Lanka