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 […]

A Heart for Serving Barton

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Behind that welcoming smile that greets every visitor stopping by the Office of Institutional Advancement, there is a “heart for serving Barton.” Everyone who knows Frances Belcher also knows that she is passionate about Barton College. She takes every opportunity she can to encourage others to get to know Barton and its multi-faceted story. And, she encourages them to also invest in Barton’ future. Frances knows firsthand what every dollar raised can mean for Barton and especially for its students. As the Development Projects Specialist for the Institutional Advancement, Frances juggles myriad responsibilities in the office. While corresponding regularly with  donors, she is also working alongside IA officers throughout comprehensive […]

Student Philanthropy Society Teams Up with Jersey Mike’s

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WILSON, N.C. — January 19, 2017 — The Student Philanthropy Society (SPS) at Barton College recently partnered with Jersey Mike’s Subs for a coupon promotion, which yielded a donation of $1,495 to the College’s Unrestricted Annual Fund. Jersey Mike’s employees sported Barton College t-shirts as they served customers during the three-day event. Blue and white pennants and streamers adorned the restaurant as employees and customers alike celebrated their hometown Barton Bulldogs. Thank you, Jersey Mike’s! Standing with a presentation check to recognize the donation are (from left to right): Donniesha Parks, Luis Reyes (SPS), Connie White (Manager), Shawnmeek Hall, Chris Wooten (Owner), and Amanda Batten (Mike’s Marketer). END

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 […]

A Painterly Experience For Barton Senior B.J. Hawley

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Barton’s B.J. Hawley found himself surrounded by artists in an idyllic setting this summer. It was an unexpected but welcomed opportunity following a serendipitous introduction in his spring semester painting class. Susan Lichtman, Barton College’s artist-in-residence during the 2016 spring semester, recognized in Hawley a talent for painting from life, which is the primary focus at Mount Gretna School of Art in Pennsylvania. “She offered to recommend B.J. to the school’s director,” explained Maureen O’Neill, assistant professor art, and director of exhibitions and educational programming. “B.J. understood that this would be an opportunity to work in a studio environment with other young painters who share his passion and ambition, and […]

Barton Bulldogs Engaged In Public Life Across The Political Spectrum

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Barton College’s vision is for our students to lead boldly. Here are just three examples of Barton Bulldogs engaged in public life across the political spectrum. Marcella Medley is a mass communications major at Barton College. She serves as vice president of the Minority Student Association and the Women and Gender Studies Club. She also is a student ambassador and open house coordinator for the Office of Admissions. Unlike other students my age, I did not spend my summer tanning on a beach or doing a normal job. I spent all summer interning with Democracy North Carolina, a nonprofit, non-partisan political organization. This internship had nothing to do with my […]

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 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, […]