Kameron House’s Next Bold Step Is UNC REX Heart and Vascular Hospital

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Many students enter college with their minds set on an intended major and planned future, but sometimes those plans change. Students grow and mature during their college experience, not only academically, but in all aspects of life. This was no exception for Kameron House of Selma, who just graduated magna cum laude in May with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. House enrolled at Barton College in 2015, after graduating from East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2014. While House was at East Carolina, her mother passed away following a life-long struggle with kidney disease. After spending so much time in the hospital with her […]

A Heart for Learning Together: Leslie Pittman

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An integral part of the Barton Experience is “learning together.” The community-focused environment at Barton allows professors to get to know and spend quality time with their students, an opportunity not always afforded to students at larger institutions. And, Leslie Pittman is known for the meaningful connection that she forms with her students, and the amount of time she spends with them, inside and outside the classroom. She truly has a heart for a student-centered, collaborative learning experience. A member of the Barton nursing faculty since 2013, Pittman serves several roles within Barton’s distinguished School of Nursing — assistant professor of nursing, junior level coordinator for the School of Nursing, and […]

A Heart for Service: Debbie Larkin

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Barton is known for its welcoming community, and no one makes our students feel more at home than Debbie Larkin, the administrative assistant in the Office of Student Engagement and Success. With a joyful heart and a helping hand, she makes sure everyone she meets feels the warmth and welcome of the Barton family when they arrive on campus. Larkin’s office is located in Hamlin Student Center, where she assists with residence life, religious life, and student activities programming. Each workday is different. Some days, it is all about creating spreadsheets for various projects or reports. Other days, she may be putting together packets for various events. She handles incoming […]

Larry Russell Sets the Bar High for His Bold Aspirations

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Every young athlete dreams of excelling in his or her particular sport. They envision taking their skills to the collegiate level and competing with the best. And, sometimes those dreams become reality, which is certainly the case for Barton College’s rising senior Larry Russell. Russell sums it up perfectly, “Barton College is a campus community that provides a tremendous amount of support; it’s a place where everyone can fit in and develop their strengths.” Enrolling in fall 2015, Russell soon declared his major in Criminology and Criminal Justice Sciences the following spring semester. He became intrigued with the field of Criminal Justice when he took an introductory class in high […]

A Beautiful Day for Barton College’s 116th Commencement

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WILSON, N.C. — May 12, 2018 — This beautiful, sunny day with a welcomed, occasional breeze provided a perfect backdrop, as graduates and their families gathered with the Barton College community on center campus for Commencement Exercises on the eve of Mother’s Day, Saturday, May 12. Two hundred and fifty-three undergraduate and graduate students participated in the 116th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy presided over his third commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, presented the graduating class. John Lee, chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees, presented the Board’s Approval of the Graduating Class. Jane Smith […]

116th Commencement Scheduled For May 12; Jane Smith Patterson Will Be Featured Speaker

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WILSON, N.C. — May 7, 2018 — Jane Smith Patterson, a 2017 recipient of the distinguished North Carolina Award for Public Service, will be the featured speaker at the 116th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Saturday, May 12, on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy will preside over his third commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will present the 2018 Class of 253 undergraduate and graduate students. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2017 and May 2018, as […]

Barton College Inducted 20 Students Into Alpha Chi Honor Society This Spring

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WILSON, N.C. —May 9, 2018 — Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently welcomed 20 new members into the fold during the spring 2018 induction ceremony. Students with a grade point average of 3.5 or better in the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes are eligible for induction. The minimum grade point average for this induction class was 3.65. Alpha Chi is a coeducational society whose purpose is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction. Its name derives from the initial letters of the Greek words meaning truth […]