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, […]

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 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 […]