Rachel Bass

Cum Laude

Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

Cum Laude
Rachel Bass


House of Clara Barton

“Rachel, Ever since Foundations of Philosophy I have been blessed to have you in my classes. Your presense and spirit will be deeply missed on campus! We wish you all the very best and look forward to all that you will accomplish.”

— Dr. David Talcott

David Talcott


House of Clara Barton


  • The King’s College Presidential Scholarship, Leadership Scholarship
  • House of Clara Barton Finance Associate (2019-2020), Scholar (2018-2019)
  • YMCA Pool Manager (2018-2019)
  • North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Intern (SU 2019)
  • charity: water Development Intern (SP 2019)
  • Manhattan Institute General Program Intern (FA 2019)
  • Northwestern Mutual Executive Assistant (SP 20)

Notes for Rachel

Rachel, what an honor it has been to work with you in the House of Barton. I appreciate your patience, level-headedness, and desire to learn. Thank you for sharing those coffee dates with me and for making yourself a resource and inspiration to your Housemates!

Rachel! Congrats on graduation! I have loved our conversations we’ve had over the past year! Thank you for sharing meals and good talks with me. I wish you all the best in whatever is to come. Proud of you!

It feels like just the other day when I met you and it has been a joy to see your growth throughout your time at King’s. You have a radiant smile and a loving spirit–thank you for blessing the House of Barton and our campus! I will miss you, but I am excited for what God has in store for your future! Congrats–GO CELEBRATE!!

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matt. 6:33)

Rachel!! Sweet friend! I am BEYOND blessed to have you in my life. I’m so proud of you for being such a hard worker and for being able to witness how you love others and are filled with such grace.

Go do great things out there dear. I’ll be cheering you on!


My sweet Barton friend, scholar, and fellow intern! Thank you for always having my back and being such a big cheerleader! Now I get to cheer you on and congratulate you for all of your wonderful accomplishments.

I am so so so proud!!!

Congrats Rachel!!
Thank you for all of your wisdom and every much-needed hug! Your presence will be so missed at King’s!!

Congrats Rachel! You were a great pal in so many classes my senior year. Can’t wait to see what all you end up doing.

My sweetest Rachel! I am so happy to have gotten to know you and be with you this last year. I cherish our times together so dearly, especially hanging out at your apartment. You and your roomies will always be my favorite hosts.

Cannot wait to see where you go next! Love you girl!!

Rachel, I am so sad to see you leave King’s, but I know that you’ll be around. Your smile is infectious and the joy of the Lord overflows from your soul. I am so thankful to be your Barton sister!! <3

Rachel, you are amazing! I’ll never forget how welcome you made me feel as Scholar my first year at King’s. You have a knack for knowing how to encourage people well and make them feel loved, seen, and heard. I’ll miss you and your smile so much, but I can’t wait to see where life takes you <3

Sweet Rachel, there is no one else I would rather have a breakfast date with. I think you are so incredible: you are humble, smart, kind, funny, thoughtful, wise, warm, sweet, radiant, virtuous, and steadfast. Seeing you always brightens my day. You really make the world a better place. I love you so much! Can’t wait to hug you soon <3

I’m so proud of you sweet Rachel! From 17N to serving on exec to catching up in the halls, I have loved getting to share in life with you and watch you grow and spread so much sunshine.
Love you!!

Every time I see your smile and hear your voice it’s was like a warm embrace. I will always remember taking Biz com and navigating financial accounting with you ! Maybe one day we will both be in North Carolina and we can eat wonderful biscuits together 🙂

Rachel! Your smile could bring peace to the world. I will miss your joy, your kindness, and just you at King’s and in New York. Can’t wait to see the next chapter of your life unfold! <3

Rachel! I’ve loved getting to know you this past year, especially during those hours on end of manning the bake sale table! You are such an amazing person with a beautiful smile that can brighten any room you walk into and I can’t wait to see where life takes you!
Love you!! ❤️➕


Congratulations times a million! You are the epitome of southern graciousness and kindness and I am so grateful to forever share a sisterhood with you (yay Clara)! You will bless others wherever you go — just as you’ve done at King’s. I’m so excited for you to thrive in this next step,

All the best, all the love,

Rachel Bass,
From your freshman year at King’s, you have been a joyful presence on campus. You’ve made King’s a better place. Congratulations!

Rachel, you’re the southern aunt figure I needed at Kings. Thank you for your warmth, compassion, enthusiasm, and deep interest in other people. You helped make Kings a place where I felt known and loved – thank you!


Happy birthday!! Congratulations on your graduation, and best of luck after King’s!

Eddie VanZandt


We are very grateful for the true friend you have been to Makenna. God used you in her life to encourage and ultimately introduce her to TKC. We pray that you will continue to seek The Lord’s will for your life and we’ll be excited to see how He uses you. May God direct and bless you in His perfect will.


The McCoys
Proverbs 3:5-7

Rachel, it seems like yesterday it was 2014, and you sat next to me in that legislative building. I am so thankful to call you my friend, and I admire you so much! It has been such a blessing to be able to spend my first year at King’s with you. Thank you for answering my endless questions, going out to lunch and dinner with me, giving me your wisdom, and most importantly, always pointing me back to the Father. You are gifted in so many ways, big sis, and I am excited to see how the Lord continues to use you for His glory.


Congratulations Rachel!

I’ve always enjoyed being in classes with you and I just wanted to say you have a fabulous sense of style! Wishing you all the best beyond King’s!

Congratulations Rachel!! You’ve have always been one of the sweetest and most gentle presences throughout our shared time at King’s. I admire your strength, kindness, and wisdom, and am so grateful to have had several classes with you. Wishing you the very best wherever life takes you, you beautiful woman and sweet friend!

Rachel! What a blessing it has been to have you at King’s—and what an honor to graduate alongside you! Who would have thought that two little NC TeenPacters would both end up in NYC? At the same school? Our similar paths have made me smile over the years, as have our sweet coffee dates and good convos! Congratulations on all your hard work. You are a smarty and I cannot wait to see where you go next! Much love, Kaylee


You are kind, graceful, and so intelligent! You are also incredibly strong (I will never forget the time you got us out of that situation in Paris). Congratulations and I am so excited for you!


It seems like yesterday when we all moved into 17N together. How time has passed. You have been such a reassuring light to me during our time at King’s, and your calm presence will be sorely missed. Your quiet strength and heart for God will always be an inspiration to me, and I cannot wait to see where both will take you. Thank you for laughing at my classic rock memes and for being such a sweet friend. Cheers to an incredible accomplishment and here’s to the next exciting chapter that awaits you! <3


Congratulations!! I am so proud of you! I will miss seeing you around King’s, and miss your incredible hugs, but I cannot wait to see where you end of next! Love you!!


Sweet Rachel! It has been a joy and privilege to be your friend and roommate. My best memories of King’s and NYC involve you and your bright smile: Philly, Fall Retreat, trips to the MET, coffee dates, and so many more. You have so much wisdom, gentle strength, and surprising sass:) Love you long time. I can’t wait to make many more memories with you!

Rachel, congratulations on earning your PPE degree and graduating cum laude! I was delighted to have you as a student in both Con Law and Public Policy. Wishing you many blessings in your life after King’s. Let’s stay in touch.

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