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The Irving Bacheller Society, the English department honorary, recently inducted 19 students into its ranks.

Students inducted October 23, 2003, are:

  • Mary L. Anderson '04, Burlington, VT
  • Moira E. Anderson '04, Grantham, NH
  • Rachel A. Arey '05, Enfield, NH
  • Kathryn E. Brooks '05, Bloomington, MN
  • Emily R. Burns '05, Washington, IA
  • Devin D. Dobrowolski '04, Portland, ME
  • Catherine A. Doucette '04, Whitefield, NH
  • Carly L. Drown '05, West Chazy, NY
  • Cody D. Eldredge '05, Boise, ID
  • Erika L. Kelsey '04, Keeseville, NY
  • Daniel P. Leonidas '05, Saranac Lake, NY
  • Natalie M. McKennerney '04; St. Albans, VT
  • Kristen A. Monsell '04, Goldens Bridge, NY
  • Daniel M. Muksian '05, Lincoln, RI
  • Aaron F. Peck '04, Natural Bridge, NY
  • Sophia F. Sattar '05, Niskayuna, NY
  • Tara L. Smith '04, Laurel, DE
  • Heather A. Tuttle '05, Rome, NY
  • Sara R. Vasko '04, Niskayuna, NY

    The Irving Bacheller Society takes its name from a member of the St. Lawrence University class of 1882, a popular journalist and author of Eben Holden, a novel set in New York State's "North Country" and considered the first "best seller" of the 20th century. The first known constitution for the Irving Bacheller Society dates to 1959.

    To be eligible for membership, students must have completed at least four English courses and achieved a minimun grade-point average of 3.5 in English, or completed at least six English courses and achieved a minimum grade-point average of 3.25 in English. All applicants' cumulative grade-point average must be in the top 35 percent of their class, but not lower than a 3.0. Seniors applying for membership with only four courses must have taken at least one course at the 300-400 level.

    To learn more about Irving Bacheller and the Irving Bacheller Society, visit the English department Web site:

    Posted: October 24, 2003