Barton Moves Up to #5 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Regional Colleges in the South

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WILSON, N.C. — September 21, 2018 — Barton continues its upward course in college rankings with U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 announcement, moving up three positions to tie for the #5 position in Best Regional Colleges in the South from last year’s #8 position. Barton has climbed exponentially since 2014, when it was listed in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Colleges in the South at #30. “We are pleased with the continued momentum of the College and that others recognize the excellence that is taking place both in and out of the classroom, said Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, president of Barton College. “Ultimately, the positive trajectory of […]

Barton Expects A Large Turn-Out for Nursing Career Day on Tuesday, October 2

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WILSON, N.C. — September 28, 2018 — Barton College’s annual Nursing Career Day on Tuesday, Oct 2, promises to be one of the most highly anticipated career days on campus. Returning this fall with an expansive list of employers and graduate schools, Nursing Career Day will welcome approximately 20 potential employers and graduate school recruiters who will be available from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall to meet nursing students and discuss their next steps after graduation. This event is sponsored by the Barton College Office of Student Success and the Judy Howard Hill Nursing Program at the College. The focus of the Nursing Career Day is […]

Weather Advisory 4 — After the Storm / Returning to Campus

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Weather Advisory 4 — After the Storm / Returning to Campus  Members of the Barton community, As promised, this Sunday message provides a confirmation of plans for re-opening the Barton campus for students, faculty, and staff in the week ahead.  No plans have changed from Saturday’s announcement for residence halls re-opening on Monday, September 17, at Noon, and classes resuming on Wednesday, September 19, at 8 a.m. Details related to the campus re-opening are posted below in the second half of this message.  We have added new information below that may be especially helpful for students as travel plans are being made for returning to campus later this week. Please […]

Weather Advisory 3 — Hurricane Florence — After the Storm / Returning to Campus

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Weather Advisory 3 — Hurricane Florence — After the Storm / Returning to Campus  Posted September 15, 2018    Members of the Barton Community,   We hope this message finds you and your families safe and well, as we prepare to re-open the campus following Hurricane Florence.  Barton College will resume a normal class schedule beginning Wednesday, September 19, at 8 a.m.  (The College will need to add extra class sessions for the Tuesday classes at the end of the semester. Faculty will adjust their syllabi to make sure that students complete all necessary course work this semester. Please watch for those details as the semester continues.)  Athletic practices and games, […]

Weather Advisory 2 – Returning to the Barton campus following Hurricane Florence

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Weather Advisory 2 — Hurricane Florence                 Posted September 13, 2018 In Preparation for and During the Storm — Even as Barton’s Emergency Response Team continues to closely monitor Hurricane Florence and the updated storm track models, the College is preparing to welcome students back to campus and to classes as soon as possible following the storm. Campus preparations have been carried out this week with great efficiency and care to ensure the safety of our Barton students, faculty, and staff. Our thanks is offered to essential campus personnel who will remain on duty during the storm period. Your service is very much appreciated. We continue to encourage everyone to use […]

Weather Advisory 1 — Hurricane Florence

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WEATHER ADVISORY 1 — HURRICANE FLORENCE Barton College’s Emergency Response Team is closely monitoring Hurricane Florence and the anticipated storm track models. As a result of newly updated reports, the College has made the following decisions — CLASS AND ACTIVITY CANCELLATION SCHEDULE  – All classes and all campus activities (including Athletics’ practices and competitions, as well as all departments’, schools’, and campus organization activities) will be canceled beginning at 12 p.m. (Noon), on Tuesday afternoon, September 11, 2018, to allow students the opportunity to safely travel home to be with their families for the duration of the storm. We anticipate the College will resume its normal operating schedule on Monday, […]

Assistant Vice President for Finance and Controller

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Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina, invites applications and referrals for the AVP for Finance and Controller position in the Administration and Finance Division. The AVP/Controller reports directly to the Vice President for Administration and Finance/CFO and is responsible for the following areas: Key Responsibilities Budget and Finance: Actively participating in the formulation of budgets, long-term financial plans, and financial modeling. Accounting and Financial Statements: Establishing and maintaining a sound system of internal controls and segregation of duties. Participating in the creation of accounting records and journal entries during the monthly closing process, as well as drafting GAAP financial statements. Preparing and maintaining accurate interim and annual financial reports for […]

Friends Groups Jointly Present Chef, Author, Restaurateur, and TV Personality Vivian Howard on October 9

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WILSON, N.C. — August 31, 2018 — Barton College’s Friends of Hackney Library and the Friends of the Wilson County Public Library are cooking up a feast for their jointly-sponsored fall 2018 dinner/lecture. The featured speaker at the event will be Vivian Howard, Kinston chef, restaurateur, “New York Times” bestselling author, and star of PBS’s award-winning television show, “A Chef’s Life.” The event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., in Wilson Gymnasium on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. To accommodate the author’s prior commitments, the evening will begin early with a wine reception and book signing from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7:15 p.m. Copies of Howard’s “New York […]