Keisha Parker to Share Her Story at Barton College’s 117th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. — August 20, 2018 — Barton alumna Keisha Parker, ’16, Constituent Services Manager for the Office of U.S. Senator Richard Burr, will share her compelling story as the featured speaker for the 117th Opening Convocation at Barton College. The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. A distinguished tradition at Barton College, Convocation signifies the official opening of the academic year, and provides a particularly meaningful milestone for freshmen as they are ushered into the Barton Experience. The combination of learning inside the classroom and the growth outside of the classroom is known as the Barton Experience. “I am pleased to have Keisha […]

Barton Art Galleries to Showcase Work of Artist Harriet Hoover August 23-September 28

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WILSON, N.C. — August 14, 2018 — The “Little Light” exhibition, featuring sculpture and performance works by artist Harriet Hoover, will launch the Barton Art Galleries’ 2018-2019 season. An opening reception and gallery lecture, featuring the artist, will be held on Thursday, August 23, in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College. The reception will begin at 5 p.m., with the lecture following at 6 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through September 28. This opening event and the exhibition will be open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. “Hoover presents sculptures and photographs that explore the curious role objects […]

Welcome, Barton Bulldogs!

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WILSON, N.C. — August 17, 2018 — Our newest Bulldogs have arrived! Barton College welcomed a new class of freshmen and transfers to campus on Thursday, Aug. 16, as parents, grandparents, and siblings helped students move their favorite items from home to their residence halls on campus. Barton College’s Welcome Weekend extends over the course of four to five days as we have welcomed not only new freshmen and transfers but also the early return of student leaders and athletes. Barton will welcome upperclassmen back to campus later this weekend. Within the U.S., these newest Bulldogs hail from 23 states as well as the territory of Puerto Rico. From abroad, […]

College Consensus Ranks Barton College #8 in Regional Colleges in the South and #9 in North Carolina

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WILSON, N.C. — August 7, 2018 — College Consensus, one of the newest college ranking websites to date, recently announced Barton College in its 2018 “top ten” in two categories:  #8 in its Best Regional Colleges — South; and #9 in its Best Colleges & Universities in North Carolina. Recognized as an aggregate ranking, College Consensus’s rankings are derived from the combination of averages of a school’s ranking scores by respected publishers across the country, including U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal, and student review scores by reputable student websites such as Cappex, Niche, and Unigo, among others. END

Barton Moves Closer to Return of Football with Selection of Chip Hester as Head Coach

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(from left: Todd Wilkinson, Director of Athletics; John Lee, Chair, Board of Trustees; Chip Hester, Head Football Coach: and Dr. Doug Searcy, President) WILSON, N.C. – June 19, 2018 — The return of intercollegiate football to the Barton College campus for the first time since 1950 moved significantly closer to reality on Tuesday as school officials introduced the head coach who will lead the program’s revival. At a public ceremony on the Aileen and Bill Parish Plaza, Barton College’s President, Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, announced that Chip Hester has been chosen to direct the BC program. Hester has more than 20 years of collegiate coaching experience at the NCAA Division […]

Multipurpose Turf Field Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking for New Multipurpose Synthetic Turf Field

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Cutline for photo – (from left) David Browning, vice president for administration and finance at Barton College; Warren Shumate, head coach for men’s and women’s lacrosse at Barton College; Todd Wilkinson, director of athletics at Barton College; D. Stuart Walston, Jr., a member of the Barton College Board of Trustees and chair of the Building and Grounds Committee; Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, president of Barton College; Matt Whitley, senior vice president and Wilson market executive, and Mike Bryant, executive vice president, both represented Southern Bank, a donor of the project; the Honorable C. Bruce Rose, mayor of Wilson; and Ken Kennedy III, a member of the Barton College Board of […]

Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for 2018 Spring Semester

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WILSON, N.C. —June 1, 2018 — Barton College named 60 students to the President’s List and 310 students to the Dean’s List for spring semester 2018. 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 —  Advance — Katelyn Elizabeth Kauffman. Apex — Edwin Alexander Whetstone. Borlange, Sweden — Alessandro Daniel Gerbino. Buies Creek — Judith Jepkoech Melly. Chesapeake, Va. — Taura Arnell Jones. Clayton — Kathie Chappell Smith. Dartmouth, United Kingdom — Hugh John Louis Ryder. Dudley — Morgan Grace Matthews, Susan René Taylor, and Danielle Robin Terwilliger. Elm City — June Hill Wheeler […]

Barton College Announces 2018 Graduates

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WILSON, N.C. — June 1, 2018 — Two hundred and fifty-three Barton College undergraduate seniors and graduate students received diplomas on Saturday, May 12, during the school’s 116th annual commencement exercises. Participating in the ceremony were Barton students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2017 and May 2018, and baccalaureate candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. 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 […]

A Beautiful Day for Barton College’s 116th Commencement

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WILSON, N.C. — May 12, 2018 — This beautiful, sunny day with a welcomed, occasional breeze provided a perfect backdrop, as graduates and their families gathered with the Barton College community on center campus for Commencement Exercises on the eve of Mother’s Day, Saturday, May 12. Two hundred and fifty-three undergraduate and graduate students participated in the 116th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy presided over his third commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, presented the graduating class. John Lee, chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees, presented the Board’s Approval of the Graduating Class. Jane Smith […]

116th Commencement Scheduled For May 12; Jane Smith Patterson Will Be Featured Speaker

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WILSON, N.C. — May 7, 2018 — Jane Smith Patterson, a 2017 recipient of the distinguished North Carolina Award for Public Service, will be the featured speaker at the 116th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Saturday, May 12, on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy will preside over his third commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will present the 2018 Class of 253 undergraduate and graduate students. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2017 and May 2018, as […]