Gisela Salgado, a student at the University of San Diego, was selected for Mortar Board, a national honor society recognizing students for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service.
Salgado of San Diego, who will be a senior this fall, is majoring in business economics and Spanish. A Provost Scholarship recipient, she was also selected as a Gates Millennium Scholar. She is a member of the MANA National Latina Organization. After graduation, she plans to work in the Peace Corps before going to graduate school.
Mortar Board, founded in 1918, has more than 200 chapters across the country. Students are selected as juniors and continue to serve the university and community through special projects during their senior year.
The University of San Diego is an independent Catholic institution of higher learning located above San Diego's Mission Bay. Chartered in 1949, the school enrolls more than 6,800 students and is known for its commitment to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and community involvement.