Hui Po'okela Mortar Board Chapter receives national award

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Sep 14, 2010

Chapter President Gina Tsui displays the Hui Po’okela chapter’s Silver Torch Award
Chapter President Gina Tsui displays the Hui Po’okela chapter’s Silver Torch Award

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has one of the country’s most outstanding chapters of Mortar Board, the national honor society that recognizes college seniors for their scholarship, leadership and service.  UH Mānoa’s Hui Po’okela chapter was honored for excellence at the 2010 Mortar Board National Conference, held July 23-25, 2010, in Chicago. 

Hui Po'okela was one of 77 chapters to take home the Silver Torch Award, presented to chapters meeting chapter management standards while exemplifying the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. Chapter President Gina Tsui was present to accept the chapter’s award.

Mortar Board is the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. Since its founding in 1918, the organization has grown from the four founding chapters to 228 chartered collegiate chapters with nearly a quarter of a million initiated members across the nation. The Hui Po’okela chapter at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa was chartered in 1965 and currently has 36 members.

Mortar Board provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community. Some notable Mortar Board members include former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees and Suzy’s Zoo creator Suzy Spafford. Learn more about Mortar Board at or contact Alicia Notestone at the Mortar Board National Office at or by phone at 800-989-6266 ext. 106. 

For more information about the Hui Po’okela chapter, visit