Barton College Announces 2012 Graduates

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WILSON, N.C. — Two hundred and twenty Barton College seniors received diplomas on Sunday, May 20, during the school’s 110th annual commencement exercises. Participating in the ceremony were students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2011 and May 2012, as well as candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. Graduates are listed by their hometowns; their names are followed by degrees and majors and, where applicable, honors will appear in parentheses. 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. The Class of 2012 at Barton College includes: […]

Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administration Inducts 15 New Members

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administration held its second induction ceremony prior to the end of spring semester. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. John Burbridge, professor of operations and supply chain management, and former dean of the Martha and Spenser Love School of Business at Elon University. Candidates for bachelor’s degrees in accounting or business management at Barton College, who rank academically in the upper 20 percent of the junior or senior class at the time of the invitation to membership, may be inducted into membership following completion of at least one-half of the degree program in which […]

Barton College Inducted Nine Students Into Alpha Chi Honor Society

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently conducted its 2012 spring induction ceremony and welcomed nine new members into the fold. Students with a grade point average of 3.5 or better in the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes are eligible for induction. The minimum grade point average for this induction class was 3.65. Alpha Chi is a coeducational society whose purpose is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction.  Its name derives from the initial letters of the Greek words meaning truth and […]

Barton Students Held High Profile at Phi Beta Lambda State Conference

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College was well represented at the 58th Annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held during spring semester in Charlotte.  Sixteen Barton chapter members participated in a variety of competitive events and attended general sessions, regional meetings, and leadership seminars.  Approximately 300 delegates, representing 25 chapters, attended the annual conference.  First-place, second-place, and third-place winners at the state conference earned the right to compete at the National Leadership Conference to be held in San Antonio, TX, in June. Sarah Casey, a sophomore from Kinston, was elected the 2012-2013 Eastern Region Vice President. The team of Tara Myers Strother, a senior from Smithfield and George […]

110th Commencement Exercises Held Sunday at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — Mother’s Day proved a perfect backdrop as graduating students’ families joined the Barton College community on the campus green for Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 13. Some 220 seniors participated in the 110th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Norval C. Kneten presided over his ninth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. John P. Marsden, provost and vice president for academic affairs, presented the graduating class. Robert A. Ingram, retired chairman and CEO of GlaxoSmithKline and a general partner in Hatteras Venture Partners, delivered the commencement address.  Ingram was presented with the Doctor of Science degree, honoris causa, by Barton College during the commencement exercises. Participating in […]

Robert A. Ingram to Speak at Barton College’s 110th Commencement

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Exercises Scheduled for Sunday, May 13, at 1:30 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — Robert A. Ingram, retired chairman and CEO of GlaxoSmithKline and a general partner in Hatteras Venture Partners, will be the featured speaker at the 110th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Sunday, May 13, on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over his ninth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. John P. Marsden, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will present the graduating class of approximately 220 seniors. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be students who completed their baccalaureate degree […]

Hackney Library Celebrates Academic Achievement on Thursday, April 26

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WILSON, N.C. — Willis N. Hackney Library begins its Celebration of Academic Achievement Series with an inaugural reception this Thursday, April 26, from 3-5 p.m. on the Barton College campus. This event will highlight the library’s new art display space, a recent library collection acquisition, and the arrival of the College’s new director of the library, George W. Loveland.  The community is invited to attend. This new series has been established to recognize academic achievements in a variety of forms. The upcoming reception will provide an opportunity to recognize recent additions to the library space that reflect academic achievement, including a new permanent art exhibit area showcasing works by current Barton art […]

Barton College / Wilson Symphony to Feature Acclaimed Cellist Bonnie Thron on Sunday, May 6

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present its Spring Concert on Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton campus. The symphony, under the direction of Mark N. Peterson, will welcome to the Barton stage Bonnie Thron, principal cellist of the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra Bonnie Thron, who will perform Dvorak’s dynamic  “Cello Concerto in B Minor.” “We are delighted that this distinguished local personality is available to perform with us,” shared Peterson. “The Dvorak concerto has always been my personal favorite, and I have wanted for years to present it to our Wilson audience,” said Peterson.  In […]

George Loveland Brings New Leadership To Hackney Library At Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to announce the arrival of George W. Loveland as the Director of Hackney Library. His appointment was effective on March 12. “With over 20 years of experience in academic library service, George Loveland brings a wealth of expertise to his new role at Barton,” said Dr. John P. Marsden, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Barton College.  “Though his leadership, we anticipate moving the library forward with additions to programming for the campus community and the public as well as greater connections to academic life through the support of online courses and enhanced electronic resources.” Prior to joining the Barton College […]

ACC and Barton Alumni Return to Campus for “Voices Reunite” Concert on Saturday, April 21

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WILSON, N.C. — On Saturday, April 21, Atlantic Christian College and Barton College music alumni and friends, representing over four decades, will perform in the “Voices Reunite” concert to be held in Howard Chapel at 7 p.m. There is no charge for the program, and the community is invited to attend. A choir of seventy-five will sing selections ranging from an antiphonal Palestrina “Gloria Patri” to Gershwin’s Embraceable You,” from William Dawson’s “Soon ah will be Done” to Morten Lauridsen’s “Sure on this Shining Night,” from Stephen Paulus’ “The Road Home” to Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” just to name a few.  The choir promises a […]