Centennial Alumni Bell Tower photo


The Barton College Presidential Tour

Barton Football Player photo


At Barton College, we are continuously embracing the concept of bold. For us, bold means taking a fearless confidence and cheerful courage to expand the ordinary into the extraordinary.

The goal of education, particularly at Barton, is to transform lives — to help students develop intellectually, spiritually, socially and culturally as they discover the person they’re meant to become.

We are fortunate to be an institution where the commitment and talent of our faculty, the passion and dedication of our students, and the perseverance and determination of our staff combine to make this an environment where we all can learn and grow.

Barton student with microscope


Inside the classroom, we’re delving deep into conversations and studies. Outside the classroom, we’re establishing internships and partnerships that help both the students and the institution.

From hands-on laboratory experiences to clinical rotations to student teaching, there is boldness and innovation at each turn. Our 22 collegiate sports have our student-athletes demonstrating sportsmanship and competitiveness on the field and in the classroom.

Barton student and faculty at Day of Service


We strive to think clearly and deeply about our purpose — a purpose that has us making a difference in the world around us.

Day of Service, Wilson-Barton Partnership, Theatre at Barton, Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra, Friends of Visual Arts, and Friends of Hackney Library — these are just some of the ways we are giving back to the community.



We’re grateful for you — an extraordinary group of individuals who represent hope, creativity, and a true passion for life-long learning. There are plenty of bold moments at Barton, and we want to share those with you.

We’re bringing everyone together in a bold way — students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and friends of the College — to spend the evening with President Dr. Douglas N. Searcy.

We’re calling it Being Bold: The Presidential Tour as Dr. Searcy will host an event in five cities across North Carolina and Virginia with the purpose of fellowship and sharing stories and updates on the College.

Enjoy a complimentary evening that features a tour of the exhibits, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer.

Read about the dates and locations below and sign up today! For more information, contact the Office of the President at 252-399-6377.

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Tour Schedule

Information on the events and venues.

Myrtle Grove Plantation

Thursday, September 27, 2018
6:00 p.m.

4226 NC 43, Macclesfield, NC 27852

The Hofheimer Building

Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:00 p.m.

2818 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230

North Carolina Aquarium
at Pine Knoll Shores

Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:30 p.m.

1 Roosevelt Boulevard
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512

Carolinas Aviation Museum

Thursday, February 7, 2019
6:00 p.m.

4672 1st Flight Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Thursday, February 21, 2019
6:30 p.m.

11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601