Alumni Outcomes

Student Stories


Krystal Lane Cox

Class of 2007
Majored in English with Teacher Licensure
Wilson Academy of Applied Technology, Wilson, N.C.

“After graduating from Barton and becoming a teacher, I immediately knew I had chosen the right college. The small, intimate classes prepared me to teach my content area, manage a classroom, and uphold the teaching standards. I also cultivated lasting relationships with my professors. Years later one still serves as my mentor. Now, as a principal, I use the skills I learned at Barton to foster creativity and growth in current classroom leaders.”


Hillary Manning

Class of 2005
Majored in Nursing
Critical Care Transport Nurse
WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Raleigh, N.C.

“Becoming a critical care transport nurse – whether you transport patients in a helicopter or in an ambulance – isn’t something that you can achieve overnight. It takes time and experience. Most importantly you have to have a strong foundation of knowledge to build on and that’s what Barton gave me. I felt extremely prepared as a new grad. I feel that the program not only provided me with a wealth of knowledge, the professors worked extremely hard to instill professionalism in each of us. I’ve had many compliments from colleagues since graduation regarding Barton’s reputation as an outstanding nursing program.”


Paola Marte

Class of 2011
Majored in Accounting
Tax Manager, Strategic Tax Advisory Team
Deloitte Tax LLP, San Francisco, Calif.

“My relationships with my professors were inspiring. They not only taught me theory but how to put it to use. They were not just my teachers, but mentors as well. I am who I am today because of those faculty members. I’m able to stand on my own and have professional conversations and offer solid solutions to my clients.”


Dr. Barrett Martin

Class of 2009
Majored in Biology
Johnson Optometric Associates, Garner, N.C.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my four years at Barton College! The small class sizes gave me the opportunity to understand material on a deeper level. My professors were able to explain difficult concepts so that I understood the subject matter instead of simply memorizing material for a test. As a student athlete at Barton, I learned many life skills, including time management and mental toughness. When applying to optometry school, I performed very well on my entrance exams and felt well-prepared for graduate school.”


Bentley H. Massey

Class of 2012
Majored in Chemistry and Mathematics
Medical Student at VCU Medical School
and Recipient of the Dr. Miles Hench Scholarship

“Barton really prepared me for medical school. I learned how to process information, to adapt to different study environments, and to think critically. As a member of the baseball team, I also developed strong time management skills that helped me keep pace with classes and labs while managing practice and game schedules.”


Brianna Thomas

Class of 2015
Majored in AccountingBusiness Management, and Mathematics
NCAA Administrative Services Postgraduate Intern
Indianapolis, Ind.

“Barton has prepared me for this next important step in my life by providing me with an outstanding education, through which I have been able to learn and grow continuously. Barton has not only provided me with the academic tools needed to fulfill my responsibilities as an NCAA [postgraduate] intern, but it has taught me how to conduct myself in the business world and how to be a joy to those with whom I work.”

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