Mortar Board

Jayhawk in front of Strong Hall |

Mortar Board Alumni

Mortar Board was established in 1918 as a national honor society for senior women, and KU founded its chapter the same year to recognize achievements in scholarship, leadership and service on Mount Oread. In 1975, Mortar Board membership was opened to male students. Elected members represent the top scholars and leaders on campus.

Each year, alumni members of Mortar Board gather for special events and to honor class members celebrating their 50-year class reunion, held by the KU Alumni Association.

Mortar Board Reunion

9 a.m. | Saturday, April 7, 2018
Adams Alumni Center | 1266 Oread Ave. | Lawrence, KS 66045

Please RSVP by March 29, 2017, to Sue Geoffrion Neverve at or 785.691.8455.

Initiation and Reception

1 p.m. | Sunday, April 23, 2017
Malott Room, Kansas Union | 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. | Lawrence, KS 66045

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Photos from the Mortar Board alumni autumn coffee social:

Top left: Betty Alderson and an active from the Torch chapter

Top right: Sandy Falwell Garrett, Evelyn Senecal, and Jennifer Weghorst

Bottom: Ann Gardner, Mary Demeritt Gordon, and an active from the Torch chapter

Mortar Board Newsletter

Click the links below to download past newsletters (PDF).

Fall 2015 Newsletter
Spring 2015 Newsletter
Fall 2014 Newsletter

Spring 2014 Newsletter
Fall 2013 Newsletter
Spring 2013 Newsletter


Mortar Board Contact:
Sue Geoffrion Neverve

KU Alumni Association Contact:
Jacey Krehbiel, assistant director of alumni programs
785.864.9669 or 800.584.2957 toll free