Tarkenton, Kim

Kim Tarkenton, M.Ed. Birth-Kindergarten Coordinator B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill M.Ed., North Carolina State University Hardy Center kctarkenton@barton.edu | 252-399-6431 Kim Tarkenton joined the Barton faculty in 2013, having taught 11 years in public education as an elementary teacher and 19 years in higher education in Early Childhood Education. She has worked as a literacy teacher leader and lead teacher in the public school system, where she trained teachers in various curricular areas. She received a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and a K-6 Elementary Teaching License from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her master’s degree from North Carolina State University in […]

Birth-Kindergarten Education

Birth-Kindergarten Education Major Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Overview The Birth-Kindergarten (B-K) program is offered only through our Professional Studies program. Students may major in Birth-Kindergarten, complete the licensure-only program, or add it to an existing teacher license. During the final semester of the program, candidates are placed in a student-teaching setting full time and, upon successful completion of the program, are eligible for licensure from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. For individuals with existing licensure or who meet the requirements of lateral-entry or residency licensure, student teaching will be waived. B-K with Teacher Certification Transfer Program Barton College welcomes qualified students transferring from the North Carolina Community […]

‘Small, Special and Family’ – Barton Celebrates 90-Year Affiliation With Conference Carolinas

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by Bob Rose for Conference Carolinas WILSON, N.C. — As the only remaining original member of Conference Carolinas, Barton College serves as the shining beacon on the athletic hill as the league celebrates its 90-year anniversary on Dec. 6, 2020. Founded as Atlantic Christian College in 1902, the school did not field an intercollegiate sports team for the first five years of its existence. Then in 1907, a rag-tag group of baseball student-athletes, under the auspices of first-year coach James (J.J.) Walker, became the first team to represent the college on the athletic field of competition. In what amounted to a half cup of coffee, Atlantic Christian posted a 0-2 […]

Art Paintings from The Featured Trail Exhibition featuring the works of artist Susan Fecho and the late artist Paula Patterson

Susan Fecho and Paula Patterson: The Feathered Trail Exhibition Opens in Louisburg on October 18

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A Must-See Opportunity: Susan Fecho and Paula Patterson: The Feathered Trail Exhibition Barton’s Susan Fecho, Professor of Art and Dean of the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts, will exhibit works alongside the works of the late Paula Patterson in A Feathered Trail Exhibition, opening with a 6-9 p.m. reception party on Friday, October 18, at the Andrejev Galleries in Louisburg.  The exhibition will continue until December 4.  Andrejev Galleries is located at 105 South Main Street in Louisburg. (Artist Notes from Andrejev Galleries in Louisburg.)     About Susan Fecho — Fecho’s work engages with its immediate beauty and invites deeper reflection. Traveling through coal country with a camera from […]

Senior Exhibition for Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts Opens on Saturday, April 27

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WILSON, N.C. — March 28, 2019 — Barton College is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019 Senior Exhibition, on view beginning Saturday, April 27. An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday evening, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on campus. In collaboration with this festive evening, there also will be the music performance “The Radio Room,” featuring Drew Armstrong, in the Kennedy Family Theatre at 8 p.m. These events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Seniors within the School of Visual, Performing and Communications Arts will showcase their works […]

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 […]

Barton Welcomes Shelby Stephenson for Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on October 19

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome North Carolina Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Monday, Oct. 19. The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is free and open to the public, and all are invited to attend. Stephenson grew up on “Paul’s Hill,” a family farm near Benson in Johnston County. “Most of my poems come out of that background,” Stephenson shared on his homepage of his web site, “where memory and imagination play on one another. I have written many poems about the mules we worked until I […]

Barton Art Galleries Hosts Exhibit Featuring African Masks & Paintings by Jeanette Cole

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WILSON, N.C. — The beginning of a new academic year brings with it a new exhibition at the Barton Art Galleries. “Cat’s Cradle,” featuring paintings by visiting artist Jeanette Cole, goes on display Monday, Aug. 24 and runs through October 2. An opening reception and gallery talk lecture featuring the artist will be held Thursday, Sept. 3. The reception begins at 5 p.m., with the lecture to follow at 6:30. All events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Complementing “Cat’s Cradle” is a selection of African masks on view from the Barton Art Galleries Permanent Collection. The masks were gifts from […]


Psychology Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Overview Majoring in psychology at Barton provides you with a solid science-based, generalist background—precisely the preparation that will make you a strong contender when applying for jobs or graduate school. Along with small classes and involved faculty, you’ll find opportunities for extensive internship experiences and individual original research. Thinking about a double major? Whatever your other area of interest – whether it’s biology, religion, business, English – majoring in psychology will enhance your learning in that field. Special Features As part of the major, you’ll design an independent research project. Through a series of classes and with substantial guidance by Barton professors, you’ll […]

Art Show: 2015 Senior Art Exhibition Opens at Barton April 20

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WILSON, N.C. – April 13, 2015 — Barton College is pleased to announce the opening of “Art Show,” the 2015 Senior Art Exhibition. This showcase opens to the public on Monday, April 20, at the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building, and runs through Monday, May 11. Guests will enjoy a variety of works on display by nine talented senior artists: Brooke Allen, Stephanie Barsanti, Michael Farrar, Tyler Freedman, Taylor Hernandez, Teresa Hilton, Brenda Ramirez, Elizabeth Salyers, and Morgan Stancil. This year’s exhibition features a diverse display of media, including painting, photography, graphic design, drawing, and ceramics created by these gifted young artists. On Saturday, April 25, the senior […]