SPARTANBURG, S.C.– Jeff Poelvoorde, Associate Professor of Politics at Converse College, was awarded the Mortar Board National Excellence in Advising Award at the 2001 National Conference in Columbus, Ohio in July. Mortar Board is the national honor society that recognizes college seniors for distinguished ability and achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service.
Dr. Poelvoorde was nominated by the senior chapter members at Converse and chosen for exemplifying the ideals of Mortar Board. Over 200 chapter advisors from across the nation were nominated.
The students who recommended Dr. Poelvoorde included the following remarks:
“Anything that Dr. Poelvoorde does is done with all of his heart, and he does not take his responsibilities lightly, no matter what the project.”
“He gives considerable thought and interest to any topic, and is able to give guidance and great insight.”
“His dedication to Mortar Board, in the midst of so many responsibilities, speaks for itself and Dr. Poelvoorde’s service.”