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Lamberth to lead UA Mortar Board

Published 11:47am Wednesday, May 1, 2013

An Alexander City native was recently chosen as a “leader of leaders” by her peers.

Katie Lamberth was chosen as president of the University of Alabama’s Mortar Board chapter.

Lamberth, a rising senior who was selected to lead her chapter during Alabama’s Honors Day in April, said she’s excited about the opportunity to serve her peers.

“It’s an incredible honor to be able to serve a group of the top students and leaders on the University of Alabama’s campus,” Lamberth said. “I think that I’ll use leadership skills that I’ve obtained through being a leader in other organizations and through Mortar Board as well.”

Started in 1918, Mortar Board is a national honor society with 230 chapters around the United States.

Jane Hamblin, executive director of the Mortar Board national office, said Mortar Board contains some of the brightest students on college campuses across the nation.

“Mortar Board exists on college campuses to recognize outstanding leadership in the student body and to serve campus life and making things better for other students,” Hamblin said. “Being the leader of leaders is a pretty high honor.”

Lamberth said her new responsibilities as president of the chapter will include planning social functions and overseeing the chapter as a whole.

“I’ll be in charge of all of our community service projects and getting everything organized. I’ll also be a spokesperson for the honor society on all occasions,” Lamberth said. “One thing that I’ll definitely do is use all of the leadership capacity that we have in our membership to make everything even better.”

Lamberth said she’s hoping for a great senior year in the leadership position.

“It really is the epitome of a high honor that I could achieve here at the University of Alabama,” Lamberth said. “I’m looking forward to a great year.”