A Heart for Students: Tony Tilley

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Tony Tilley, one of the College’s most beloved and colorful campus characters, has left an indelible mark on Barton. The recently retired director of food services has devoted more than three decades of his professional life to the faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and especially the students of this campus. And, the Barton College community will be forever grateful for his commitment and devotion.    During the administration of three Barton presidents, Tony was equally comfortable planning for and serving a business lunch for two or a Centennial Celebration Gala dinner for 500. Whether it was a Homecoming Alumni Awards Brunch, a black-tie opening for a new theatre, or a NCAA […]

Head Cheerleading/Dance/Stunt Coach and Game-Day Experience Manager

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Barton College has an opening for a Head Cheerleading/Dance/Stunt Coach and Game-Day Experience Manager. Reporting directly to the Athletic Director, this individual will be responsible for building a high-quality, nationally-recognized, and respected Cheer, Dance, and Stunt program at Barton College. In addition to the overall administration of the sport program, it is the Coach’s responsibility to foster and encourage goals of student-athletes, stress the elements of sportsmanship and fair play, and do so with the mission of Barton College and any applicable conferences and/or organizations that provide oversight. The Coach is responsible for preparing the cheerleading, dance, and stunt teams for events and/or competition and for motivating athletes to develop […]

16th Annual Caregiver Education Conference at Barton College on Wednesday, March 6

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WILSON, N.C. — February 13, 2019 — The 16th annual Caregiver Education Conference will be held on Wednesday, March 6, in the Hamlin Student Center on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. The conference will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. The Gerontology Program at Barton College, Dementia Alliance of North Carolina (formerly Alzheimer’s North Carolina), and the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program will again partner to present the conference. The Barton conference, and the series of caregiver conferences conducted across North Carolina, owe their origin to the late Joseph D. Russell, M.D. This year’s conference is dedicated to Sarah Poole Russell, Dr. Russell’s […]

Theatre at Barton Presents Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” February 21-24

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WILSON, N.C. — February 7, 2019 — Theatre at Barton plans to have some satirical fun on stage this spring with its interpretation of “The Importance of Being Earnest,” by Oscar Wilde. The show will open on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. Additional performances will be held on Friday and Saturday evenings, Feb. 22 and 23, at 7:30 p.m., with an afternoon performance to follow on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. A preview performance, by invitation only, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20, with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and the performance at 7:30 […]

Barton College Welcomes N.C. Psychological Association President Tonya Armstrong to Discuss “Identity, Spirituality, and Mental Health” on February 21

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WILSON, N.C. — February 13, 2019 — How do we engage in conversations about mental health? How do we challenge the stigma around mental health struggles in our communities? Dr. Tonya Armstrong, the recently elected president of the N.C. Psychological Association, will address these important questions in her upcoming presentation at Barton College on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in Howard Chapel. The title of her lecture is “Identity, Spirituality, and Mental Health.” This program, which is a part of a series of events honoring Black History Month at Barton College, is open to the public at no charge, and the community is encouraged to attend. “Dr. Tonya Armstrong brings a […]

Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for 2018 Fall Semester

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WILSON, N.C. —February 11, 2019 — Barton College named 53 students to the President’s List and 377 students to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2018. President’s List students compiled a perfect 4.0 grade point average; Dean’s List students achieved a grade point average of 3.3 or better on a four-point scale. President’s List, by hometown –       Alexandria, Va. — Emma Glenn Mitchell.       Arlington, Va. — Jamilex Yajaira Tham-Morrobel.       Borlange, Sweden — Alessandro Daniel Gerbino.       Candor — Elizabeth Diane Brown.       Clayton — Shantia Latrice O’Neal.       Concord — Kaijone’ Toi Martinez.       Dunn — Tyler Matthew Mayes.       Durango, Colo. — Madeline Henderson Robertson.       Durban, South Africa — Nicola Leigh Macdonald.       Durham […]

Maintenance Supervisor

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Barton College currently has a vacancy for a Maintenance Supervisor, who will report to the Director of Facilities Management and Services. The Maintenance Supervisor will plan, direct, schedule, assign, organize, and participate in skilled and semi-skilled work in the operation, maintenance, repair, or modification of buildings and equipment; inspect facilities and identify deficiencies in structures, fixtures, and adjacent landscapes and in heating, electrical, plumbing, air conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration systems. The incumbent will supervise a maintenance staff of six (6) full-time maintenance employees; perform employee work performance evaluations; manage shop budget, overtime, and compensatory time; and assist the Director in implementing unit goals. Note: This job description indicates in general […]

Director of Special Events and Donor Relations

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Barton is seeking a Director of Special Events and Donor Relations. Under the direction of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Director creates, implements, manages, and assesses a comprehensive special-events and donor-relations plan to assist the College and the Advancement team in reaching strategic annual and long-range fundraising goals. The scope of work includes campus-wide special events under the Office of Advancement and the Office of the President, donor relations, and stewardship. The Director works closely with the Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, the Director of Gifts and Information Management, and the Assistant Vice President for Leadership Giving. Essential Functions Creates, oversees, and executes strategic special events. […]

A Heart For News: Rick Stewart

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Rick Stewart’s Journey Leads to the Order of the Long Leaf Pine The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, among the most prestigious awards bestowed by the Governor of North Carolina, was recently presented to Rick Stewart, assistant professor of communications in the School of Visual, Performing, and Communications Arts at Barton College and retired publisher and editor of four newspapers formerly under the umbrella of the Johnstonian News Group. This distinguished recognition is awarded to those who have provided exemplary service to the State, having strengthened North Carolina through the impact of their work within their communities and across the region. Unbeknownst to Stewart, his newspaper staff nominated him […]

A Heart For Alumni: Summer Brock

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A Salty, Charismatic, Renaissance Woman Summer Brock may best be described as a Renaissance woman. Her personal interests are as varied as the activities within her professional role at Barton College. She loves theatre, traveling, reading, gardening, sports (particularly Duke basketball), movies, and great food. She can discuss a range of topics with people of all ages and backgrounds, and she is adept at juggling any number of details to ensure the success of multiple projects. From running a meeting to organizing an Annual Fund phon-a-thon, to overseeing an alumni mail campaign, to planning Homecoming Weekend, she is able to handle each and every task with apparent ease. For more […]