Awards & Recognition

Burrell Named Mortar Board National Honorary Member

Barbara BurrellApril 2009

Political Science Professor Barbara Burrell has been named a National Honorary Member of the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society for her outstanding service and leadership to Northern Illinois University.

Burrell was announced as one of the three university-wide recipients of this award at the organization’s annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Ceremony on April 2 at the Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center. She accepted her award and the accompanying medallion at the Mortar Board Initiation Ceremony on April 19.

The sixty-five member chapter of Mortar Board, which is comprised of senior students who have demonstrated high scholarship, leadership and service, chose Burrell because of her commitment to the improvement of the status of women at Northern Illinois University and beyond. In addition, the Mortar Board wanted to honor Burrell's outstanding professional achievements as a respected, nationally recognized scholar of women in politics and highlight her standing as an excellent role model for students interested in this area of study. Congratulations!