College notes

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:41

    Laura Backman, the daughter of James and Patricia Backman of Stockholm, was selected for induction into the Saint Michael's College chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma, the National Catholic Honor Society. Backman was inducted into DES in ceremonies held Sept. 24 on the campus of Saint Michael's. Backman, a senior education and mathematics double major, graduated from Wallkill Valley Regional High School, before coming to Saint Michael's, a residential Catholic college in Burlington Vt., one of the top 10 college towns in the country. Delta Epsilon Sigma is a national scholastic honor society for students, faculty, and alumni of colleges and universities with a Catholic tradition. It was founded in 1939 to recognize academic accomplishments, to foster scholarly activities, and to encourage a sense of intellectual community among its members. National recognition is accorded through the college or university chapter. More than 100 colleges and universities have received charters to establish chapters of Delta Epsilon Sigma.