15 Seniors Inducted Into Bachman Honor Society

April 08, 2013

The article below is written by Elyssa Parnell from the Newberry Observer. For more information and photos click here

NEWBERRY — A group of Newberry College faculty who were members of Phi Beta Kappa, along with others dedicated to fostering high standards of scholarship, formed the Bachman Honor Society on March 15, 1962.

Each year during its spring convocation, Newberry College inducts new members from the top 10 percent of the senior class into the honor society. During the ceremony on Friday, 15 students were inducted.

Born in New Jersey, but currently living in Newberry, Jessie Swain, was one of the new members into the honors society. Swain said she was brought to Newberry because of her mother’s involvement as a professor of chemistry.

A psychology major with a minor in biology, Swain said she hopes to obtain a career in neuroscience. She also hopes to attend graduate school after gathering more experience in her desired field.

The advice Swain gives to underclassman whose goal is to also be in the Bachman Honor Society is to step up to the plate and take school seriously.

“You have to take school as a stepping stone to get to your career,” Swain said.

The society is named for the Rev. John Bachman, D.D. Bachman was a churchman and scholar, as well as the main guiding force in the founding of Newberry College.

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