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Mortar Board Forum
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SNC, Special National Conference, Registration
Each chapter must have a member in attendance at the online SNC held on January 26 at 7 p.m. Eastern.

February 10-16
Mortar Board Week
Mortar Board Week is the annual national celebration of Mortar Board’s founding in 1918. We’ll be celebrating our 102nd birthday on February 15, 2020!
Always Connected with Mortar Board

I sighed as I slumped down into my seat on the shuttle. It had been a long day working at Disney, and I was looking forward to the leftover pizza in my fridge. Nice and easy. As I took in my surroundings, I noticed one women in particular eyeing me as if she were about to say something. I waved politely, and the next thing I knew, she sat down next to me.

“So you’re in Mortar Board, yeah?” she smiled, pointing to my shirt. A faint wave of calm washed over me as I remembered the last conference I had been to. I nodded.

“Me too!” she exclaimed “I just graduated, actually, and now am working here as a cast member. I had the best time at the centennial conference.”

I thought of the community at the conference, how I had felt a part of a family. I didn’t know that family had extended into my workplace.

“Well, this is my stop!” She jumped up, ready to go.

“Wait,” I started. “Thank you.” She paused for a second, then looked back at me and waved goodbye.

“Maybe I’ll see you again soon?” she said.

“Yeah,” I smiled as she hopped off the shuttle, leaving me with a warm sense of belonging in my chest. You never know where you can run into another Mortar Board.

--based on a true story