Camarillo, Calif., March 19, 2014 – CSU Channel Islands (CI) is pleased to announce the 2014 inductees to the Mortar Board, the premier national honor society recognizing college seniors for superior achievement in scholarship, leadership and service.

A record 19 students were initiated into CI’s Four Pillars Chapter during a ceremony on  March 17 in the Archives Courtyard at the John Spoor Broome Library.  Family, friends, faculty and fellow students looked on as Provost Gayle Hutchinson, Chapter President Afua Adjekum, and advisors Andrea Grove and Janet Pinkley led the ceremony.

CI congratulates the following 2014 Mortar Board inductees:

Bianca Barnes

Kristina Cervi

Eric Dees

Jenna Fordis

Alyssa Fumarolo

Courtney Guinn

Danit Havton

Chloe Keller

Kellie London

Laura Mathews

Alina Mitina

Kelsey Pritsker

Cesar Rivera

Shiva Tadayon

Jeffrey Tedmori

Ashley Tegley

Alicia Vazquez

Chelsea Vinas

Casey Yarborough 

2014 CI Mortar Board InducteesMortar Board is one of the nation’s oldest honor societies, with more than one million members initiated at chapters on 230 campuses since its founding in 1918.  Established on CI’s campus in 2011, Mortar Board’s Four Pillars Chapter is a participatory organization that challenges each of its members to actively engage with their campus and community and truly represent the spirit of scholarship, leadership and service.  To earn entry, students must be seniors with at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA, and submit a comprehensive application demonstrating superior scholastic ability, outstanding and continual leadership, and dedicated service to the community.  Mortar Board members attend regular meetings and participate in community service, campus enrichment and leadership development activities.

The chapter’s name refers to the four pillars of CI’s student-centered mission:  interdisciplinary learning, community engagement, international perspectives, and multicultural perspectives.  The chapter slogan, “Strength in diversity, service to community,” reflects the diverse and multicultural nature of CI’s student body, and the chapter’s commitment to serving the local community.

For more information, contact the chapter advisors, Andrea Grove at 805-437-3124 or, or Janet Pinkley at 805-437-3217 or