$1 Million Gift Names Electric Supply Company Field at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — May 16, 2019 — Barton College is pleased to announce the naming of Electric Supply Company Field, the newly completed multi-purpose synthetic turf field on campus. Electric Supply Company, one of the Southeast’s largest suppliers of electrical equipment, has made a $1 million lead gift to Barton College, securing naming rights for the field. The family-owned company was established by the late K.D. Kennedy more than six decades ago in Wilson, and later expanded into seven locations across the state under the leadership of Kennedy’s son, Dr. K.D. Kennedy, Jr. The Kennedys have been long-time supporters of the College, including three generations of leadership on the College’s Board of […]

Assistant Professor of Theatre

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Barton College has an opening for one full-time or two part-time Assistant Professor(s) to teach theatre curriculum within the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts, beginning in August 2019 for a one-year appointment. Other responsibilities may include directing/producing one to two main-stage productions during the academic year, teaching appropriate general education courses, developing discipline-specific and interdisciplinary curriculum, advising students, maintaining a program of scholarly activities, and participating in departmental, college, and professional service. Responsibilities Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Teaching college courses for undergraduate students Teaching multiple subjects within prescribed curriculum Preparing and delivering lectures to students Compiling bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments Stimulating […]

Barton students enjoying a meal in Costa Rica

Introduction to Costa Rican Culture – Costa Rica Day 1

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Day One in Costa Rica was an eye-opening and reassuring day. Meeting the families in Grecia was nerve-racking at first, but the Costa Rican culture and families were both very welcoming. We were all greeted with open arms and warm smiles. Once we walked in the house, they had a light meal prepared for us which consisted of all the local favorites. One of the group favorites was fried tortillas covered in sugar cane syrup. During this first “light” meal, we found it interesting how they stopped everything they were doing to fellowship with one another and just enjoy the atmosphere of togetherness. Their family all came together to just […]

A Beautiful Commencement Day for Barton College Graduates and Their Families

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WILSON, N.C. — May 11, 2019 — Blue skies and favorable temps set the stage for a beautiful morning, as graduates and their families gathered with the Barton College community on center campus for Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 11. Two photo albums (for pre-commencement events and commencement day) are available at the links below. https://barton.smugmug.com/1819-Campus-Events/19-Pre-Commencement-Events/ https://barton.smugmug.com/1819-Campus-Events/19-Commencement/ Two hundred and forty-six undergraduate and graduate students participated in the 117th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy presided over his fourth 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 […]

Barton College’s 117th Commencement To Be Held On Saturday Morning, May 11

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WILSON, N.C. — May 7, 2019 — The Reverend Canon Nontombi Naomi Tutu, Missioner for Racial and Economic Equity at the Cathedral of All Souls in Asheville, will be the featured speaker at the 117th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Saturday, May 11, on center campus at 10:30 a.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy will preside over his fourth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will present the 2019 Class of 246 undergraduate and graduate students. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December […]