Kianna Jimenez’s Innovation and Excellence In Science Accent Her Barton Experience

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by Giovanni Amado-Sanchez, 2017 Public Relations Intern Beginning at a young age, students are encouraged to do well in school and attend college. Every hard-working student dreams of receiving an acceptance letter to the college of his or her choice. Some students choose to continue beyond the baccalaureate level and seek acceptance in master’s and doctorate programs. Such is the case with Barton College senior Kianna Jimenez, whose hard work has earned her acceptance into North Carolina State University’s doctorate program in chemistry. Jimenez enrolled at Barton College in the fall of 2013, selecting pre-engineering as her major. Her initial intention was to obtain an engineering degree from NCSU after […]

Ethics and Engagement: Essential Values for Barton’s Marcus Strath

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by Giovanni Amado-Sanchez, 2017 Public Relations Intern Ethics and engagement are essential values for the ideal Barton leader. Students at Barton are encouraged to pursue leadership and to actively seek ways to achieve greater understanding, insight, and life perspective. Such characteristics are passionately embraced by Barton College senior Marcus Strath. Strath enrolled at Barton in fall 2014, transferring from Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Mass. He held a satisfying management position prior to attending college, but then he decided to solidify his pre-existing skills and gain new ones by studying business administration at Bunker Hill Community College, before transferring and beginning his Barton Experience. During his junior year, he […]

Patricia Holliday and Nieimah Moore Delve Into Archival Exploration

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by Giovanni Amado-Sanchez, 2017 Public Relations Intern How do 21st century students learn about archival research? If they are fortunate, they will have an opportunity to delve into archives of some sort during their college experience. At Barton College, archival research on campus is just one of many research opportunities encouraged in a number of classes, including the Honors Program. Additionally, opportunities outside of the classroom exist for students to engage in even deeper archival study. A perfect example is Criminology & Criminal Justice and Business Administration majors Patricia Holliday and Nieimah Moore, respectively, who have participated in an eye-opening archival project through the work-study program in Hackney Library. Barton […]

Riley Bane, A Bold Leader Among Peers at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — February 10, 2017 — Among the thousands of student-athletes around the country who have taken part in a leadership academy through the Janssen Sports Leadership Center over the past 12 years, only about two percent have achieved its highest accolade, the Leader of Distinction. That puts Barton College’s Riley Bane in elite company. A junior academically and redshirt sophomore on the women’s volleyball team at Barton College in Wilson, N.C., Bane reached that prestigious level in the first year of the Barton Leadership Academy. The recognition was awarded based on the very high marks she received from her teammates and coaches in areas of personal leadership (commitment, […]

There’s No Business like Show Business for Allison Dellinger

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Theatre major and 2016 graduate Allison Dellinger recently wrote Susan Fecho, Dean of the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts, to tell her all about the exciting things happening in her new theatre career: “In January of this year, I had a phone interview with Lauren Kennedy at Theatre Raleigh. I interned with TR the summer of 2014 in just about every job they would let me fill: assistant stage manager (or ASM), dresser, running crew, building crew, design assistant; so I already had a good relationship with her and the TR staff. They are such a wonderful group of artists! I assisted with the first musical of the […]

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 […]