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Dr. Mathbor Wins Distinguished Service Award

Science AwardDr. Golam Mathbor, Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, received the Distinguished Service Award of Phi Eta Sigma. Mathbor received the award on October 6 during the National Convention and Leadership Workshops of Phi Eta Sigma National Freshman Honor Society. The convention was held in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Distinguished Service Award was authorized by Phi Eta Sigma in 1962. As of today 82 chapter advisors have been awarded for outstanding leadership for a period of at least five years. Mathbor has been leading the University’s chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, Freshman Honor Society since 2005. He attended the 2012 convention in Salt Lake City with delegates including the University’s Phi Eta Sigma chapter President Lori Mueller, Vice President Amanda Kryzynski and Treasurer Rebecca Groom.

Molly M. Lawrence, Grand President of Phi Eta Sigma said, “For his able leadership Monmouth University Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma received Commendation of Excellence Award during the 40th National Convention and Leadership Workshops held in Knoxville, Tennessee from October 1-3. Professor Mathbor was profiled in Forum Magazine (of the society) Volume LXXXI, 2011 titled Mathbor Touches Lives through Global Service, and Volume LXXXII, 2012 under Profile, Chapter Advisers, for his service as Mentor to the National Conference on Ethics (NCEA) in America at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, from October 16-20, 2011. Dr. Mathbor suggested the theme ‘Think Globally, Share Regionally, Act Locally’ for the National Leadership Convention of Phi Eta Sigma held in Louisville, Kentucky from October 3-5, 2008. In the spirit of our founders and the previous award recipients, we thank Professor Mathbor for sharing his special touch, fellowship, and leadership with us by presenting him with the Society’s 2012 Distinguished Service Award.”

The Phi Eta Sigma society was founded at the University of Illinois in 1923 and recognizes superior leadership and academic performance in the freshman year. The University is the society’s 272nd chapter as of 1987. 375 institutions are currently a part of Phi Eta Sigma. To be inducted into the society students must be in their freshman year and hold a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their first semester.

Dr. Mathobar celebrates his accomplishments at the University and continues to strive for excellence.

PHOTO COURTESY of Afsal Ismail