Majestic Peacock artwork

Barton Hosts the 2017 Scholastic Art Awards for Eastern/Central N.C. Region

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Brynn Carrick was awarded a gold key and the Edward C. Brown Award for the artwork titled Majestic Peacock, pictured above. Carrick’s art teacher at Topsail High School in Hampstead is Matt Rogers. WILSON, N.C. — January 17, 2017 — Barton College will welcome students from across the state to celebrate their creativity at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 29, at 1:30 p.m. in Wilson Gymnasium. This marks the 39th year that Barton College has served as host and regional sponsor for the National Scholastic Art Awards for the Eastern/Central North Carolina Region. The featured speaker for the awards ceremony is Endia Beal, director of Diggs […]


Congratulations, 2016 December Graduates!

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WILSON, N.C. — January 13, 2017 — Barton College is pleased to announce three Master Degree graduates and 30 Baccalaureate Degree graduates who completed coursework for their academic degrees in December 2016. Master Degree Graduates and Baccalaureate Degree Graduates are listed by their hometowns; their names are followed by degrees and majors and, where applicable, honors will appear in parentheses. Baccalaureate Degree graduates obtaining a grade point average of 3.90 or higher are graduated summa cum laude; 3.60 or higher, magna cum laude; and 3.30 or higher, cum laude. Master Degree Graduates, by hometown — Raleigh — Nakkia Laron Ruffin, M.Ed. Elementary Education. Rocky Mount — Ashley Ann Atkinson, M.Ed., Elementary Education. […]


President’s List and Dean’s List for 2016 Fall Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — January 10, 2017 — Barton College named 45 students to the President’s List and 327 students to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2016. 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 — Andover, N.J. — Marylynn Iwanowski. Clayton — Hannah Nicole Caswell. Concord — Kaijoné Toi Martinez. Creedmoor — Shawn William Montren. Dudley — Morgan Grace Matthews. Duncanville, Texas — Chelsea Elaine Sanchez. Durango, Colo. — Madeline Henderson Robertson. Elsternwick, Australia — Charles Hyde III. Goldsboro — James Matthew Berry, Matthew John Bieniek and Shannon Brooke Casto. Hampshire, United Kingdom of Great […]

Barton College and Wilson Community College Articulation Agreements

Barton and WCC Affirm Transfer Partnerships

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Seated, from left: Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, President of Barton College and Dr. Tim Wright, President of Wilson Community College. Standing, from left: Dr. Jill Fegley, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success at Barton; Dr. Gary Daynes, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Barton; Dr. Luis Carlos Ayarza, Assistant Professor of Spanish at Barton; Suzanna Hernandez, Instructor for the Community Spanish Interpreter Program at WCC, Rob Holsten, Vice President for Academic Affairs at WCC, and Dr. Morgan Daughety, Dean of College Transfer and Public Services at WCC.   WILSON, N.C. — December 14, 2016 — Barton College and Wilson Community College are pleased to announce an affirmation […]


Theatre at Barton Presents: A Christmas Cabaret on Dec. 9

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WILSON, N.C. — November 22, 2016 — Theatre at Barton closes out the 2016 calendar year with a celebration of the season in its first-ever Christmas Cabaret. This evening of holiday-themed entertainment will be held on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the Barton College campus. The show, designed to delight the young and old alike, will provide a welcomed diversion from the hustle and bustle of shopping. “Come join our talented Barton students, faculty, and staff, and community members on this festive evening of song, dance, and the occasional shenanigan…and, if you have a mind to join in, you will have opportunities,” shared Adam Twiss, […]


Lighting of the Luminaries and Service of Christmas Lessons & Carols Planned for Nov. 29

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There is no charge for the outdoor program or the choir program. WILSON, N.C. — November 22, 2016 — The Lighting of the Luminaries and the Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols, long-standing traditions for the Barton College community, will usher in the 2016 Christmas season on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The College family invites the surrounding community to join them for this festive celebration of events on campus. The celebration will begin with a festive candlelight dinner served in the Hamlin Student Center Dining Hall at 5 p.m. Cost only for the meal is $7 for adults and $5 for children and students not on the meal plan. At 4 p.m., students […]


100-Year-Old Diploma Gifted Back To Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — November 14, 2016 — A 100-year-old gift recently made to Barton College has stirred great interest and conversation on campus this fall, especially during the recent Homecoming Weekend celebration. The thoughtful and heartwarming gift from James Van Taylor III, M.D., of Wilson, is a 1916 Atlantic Christian College diploma that was awarded to Sallie Hadley Bunting in the spring of that year. Mrs. Bunting is the late maternal grandmother of Dr. Taylor. While Barton has some wonderful examples of early-awarded diplomas in its archives, the gift of this diploma is particularly meaningful to the College because of its century anniversary this year. “We are incredibly appreciative of this gift […]

John Lee

John Lee Named New Chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees

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WILSON, N.C. — November 14, 2016 — Barton College is pleased to announce the recently elected appointment of John F. Lee as Chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees. Lee was officially installed as Chair at the fall 2016 meeting of the Barton College Board of Trustees. He follows fellow trustee Dr. Gregg A. DeMar of Connecticut, who served as Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2011-2016. “John Lee’s election as our new Chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees is a testament of the Board’s confidence in the leadership of this distinguished trustee who has demonstrated a steadfast commitment and dedication to Barton College for the past 26 […]

Pianist Beth Levin

Barton College/Wilson Symphony to Feature Pianist Beth Levin on Sunday, Nov. 20

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WILSON, N.C. — November 11, 2016 — Renowned pianist Beth Levin returns to the Barton stage for her fourth appearance with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. The orchestra’s annual fall concert, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will be held in Barton College’s Kennedy Family Theatre on campus. Levin and the orchestra will perform Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 20 in d-minor, and the orchestra will also present Haydn’s “Symphony No. 45,” often called “The Farewell Symphony,” as a result of the unusual final movement where the orchestra is instructed to leave the stage one by one until there are only two players left […]

Dr. Jeff Broadwater

A Heart for History

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With a heart for history, Professor Jeff Broadwater has spent a lifetime sharing the intimate details of our country’s heritage with all who will take time to listen. Whether teaching a class of students, presenting at an historical association, or joining an informal conversation with fellow faculty, Dr. Broadwater always brings new perspectives to past events that cause his audience to pause and reflect with renewed interest. This renowned scholar, attorney, and historian epitomizes bold thinking on campus, and, as a result, he has come to be recognized as a respected authority on U.S. founders’ George Mason and James Madison, as well as Adlai Stevenson and President Dwight Eisenhower. In […]