Student becomes member of Bachman Honor Society

Published 9:51 am Friday, April 17, 2020

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Newberry College has announced the 14 newest members of the prestigious Bachman Honor Society.

Luke Gibson, an accounting major from Albemarle, was one of them.

Each year, the society inducts seniors in the top eight percent for GPA, and membership is one of the highest academic honors awarded by the college.

The society was founded in 1962 by members of the Newberry College faculty who were also members of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. The society is named for the principal founder of Newberry College, the Rev. John Bachman.

The honor is usually presented at the college’s Awards Convocation in April, but due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, the inductees will receive their certificates by mail and receive recognition at commencement later this year.