Arn Stolp, associate instructor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Utah, was recently honored with a Professor Recognition Award from the Mortar Board Senior Honors Society and Order of Omega Greek Honors Society. The award was given in recognition for his excellence in teaching and his exceptional service as a professor. A banquet was held Dec. 1, and the award was presented by the nominating student, Jeppesen Feliciano. Mr. Stolp teaches the introductory power course as well as the ECE required course for non-majors.

Mortar Board, Inc., was founded in 1918 as a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for their achievements in scholarship, leadership, and service; provides opportunities for continued leadership development; promotes service to colleges and universities; and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community. Nearly a quarter of a million members have been initiated at 231 chartered chapters nationwide, including notable members such as Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Drew Brees (Purdue University, 2001); former Director of the National Science Foundation Rita Colwell (Purdue University, 1956); Golden Girls star Rue McClanahan (The University of Tulsa, 1956); author and subject of the film “127 Hours,” Aron Ralston (Carnegie Mellon University, 1997); Challenger astronaut Judith Resnick (Carnegie Mellon University, 1971); and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (University of Denver, 1974).