Barton Named Among Most Innovative Schools in the South

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WILSON, N.C. — September 22, 2020 — At #4, Barton has been recognized for the first time by U.S. News &World Report as one of the 2021 “Most Innovative Schools” Among Regional Colleges in the South, as ranked by academic leadership peers. This new ranking is one of five recognitions Barton College has received from U.S. News & World Report this fall. This is also the first time Barton has been listed for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” Among Regional Colleges in the South, at #9. The College also earned placement at #19 for “Social Mobility” among Regional Colleges in the South. This news, shared by the College, follows the announcement last week that […]

Barton Students Earn Certification Through BB&T Emerging Leaders Program

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WILSON, N.C. — September 18, 2020 — Barton College offers its congratulations to the School of Business graduate MBA and undergraduate students who recently completed the BB&T Emerging Leaders Certification, a new addition to the School’s co-curricular program. Barton’s fall 2020 BB&T Emerging Leaders Certification graduates include Tobie Bellamy, Carter Brogden, Grace Browning, Ronaldo Del Duca, Jean Dove, Sharon Evans, Sandra Fliakos, Cynthia Green, Shemar Hudson, Tyler Hunt, Bradi Hurley-Flowers, Holly Johnson, Rachel Krueger, Oscar Marmestedt, Clare McMahon, Jennifer Nelson, Nikki Norlin, Kaity Pearson, Kristen Price, Markus Richardson, Oliva Rivera, Mark Santes, Jailynn Thomas, Ada Vargas, Clay Walters, Colby Warren, Jasmine Wheeler, Faith Williams, and Imrie Worley. The BB&T Emerging Leaders Certification […]

Barton Ranks Highest in North Carolina for Value Among Regional Colleges in South

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WILSON, N.C. — September 14, 2021 —  Barton’s regional and national momentum continues with the latest rankings’ release from U.S. News & World Report. Barton College ranks as the highest North Carolina college listed in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report “Best Value” Among Regional Colleges in the South. In this 36th edition of Best Colleges’ rankings, Barton is recognized for its quality academic programming and affordable cost. Barton also continues to hold its impressive position among the “Top Ten” in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report’s overall rankings of the Best Regional Colleges in the South. In addition, Princeton Review ranks Barton as a “Best in the Southeast” college in its 2021 Best Colleges: Region by […]

Barton’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Welcomes Poet and Musician Jim Clark on September 22

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WILSON, N.C. —August 27, 2020 — Barton College will welcome poet and musician Jim Clark as the featured speaker for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The program will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in Howard Chapel on campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. There is a limit of 50 seats for this event. Please note that all guests attending the event must wear face masks and observe social distancing protocols. About the Speaker —  Clark grew up on a farm on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau surrounded by music – from the unadorned […]

Theatre at Barton Presents “Spoken Word” on September 18 on the Kennedy Family Theatre Lawn

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WILSON, N.C. — August 27, 2020 — Theatre at Barton will present “Spoken Word” on the campus lawn of the Kennedy Family Theatre at Barton College on Friday, Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. This program will provide a stage for students, faculty, and staff at Barton College to share viewpoints of unique interests via stories, poetry, songs, or other forms of communicating awareness. Please note that this program will not be an open mic format. Submissions of performance material for the program by members of the Barton campus community will be accepted via email until September 1st, to Sherry Lee Allen, director of Theatre at Barton, at slallen@barton.edu. “We are proud to […]

“Les Misérables” in Concert on September 11 on the Kennedy Family Theatre Lawn

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WILSON, N.C. — August 27, 2020 — “Les Misérables” in Concert, promises to be a must-see performance for those attending the sixth annual benefit concert for the Jonathon Scott Bennett Scholarship Endowment. This program, offering vocal highlights from the musical, will be held on the campus lawn of the Kennedy Family Theatre at Barton College on Friday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this event are donation-based, and may be purchased in advance by calling 252-825-7502. There will be limited seating for the audience on the theatre lawn. All those attending must wear face masks and observe social distancing protocols. Cast members include: Matthew Clay Raines as ValJean, John Cullen Grantham as […]

Welcome Barton Bulldogs!

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WILSON, N.C. — August 12, 2020 — Our newest Bulldogs have arrived! Barton College welcomed its new class of freshmen and transfers to campus on Wednesday, Aug. 12, as family members helped students move their favorite items from home to their residence halls on campus. Students returning safely to campus is a top priority for Barton College. While observing guidelines and protocols put into place for the opening of the fall 2020 semester, new students look forward to participating in modified versions of planned activities and campus traditions scheduled throughout the weekend. Barton students are following the Welcome Back to Barton – Return to Campus Plan and Protocols posted on […]

Barton Students Recognized at Phi Beta Lambda 2020 National Leadership Conference

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WILSON, N.C. — August 10, 2020 — Barton College was well represented at the recent Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference, held remotely this summer as a result of Covid-19. Eight Barton students placed in 10 of the national competitive events, ranking them among the top Phi Beta Lambda business students across the country. Twelve Barton chapter members participated in a variety of competitive events. Holly Johnson, an MBA student from Wilson, placed first in Management Concepts and first in Marketing Concepts. Jose Guevara, an MBA student from Bailey, placed second in Computer Concepts and sixth in Computer Applications. The team of Grace Browning and Kaity Lynch […]

Eddie Hopkins — A Lifetime of Service To Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — August 4, 2020 — Eddie Hopkins’ affable smile, his good-natured personality, and that happy-to-see-you wave of his arm across campus have endeared him to countless Barton College employees and students for the past 61 years. Hopkins was listed as an essential employee, as Barton College made decisions in March regarding who would work from home and who would continue their work on campus during the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic the past spring semester. Essential Employee…that phrase doesn’t even begin to describe what Eddie Hopkins has meant to this College for the past six decades. He retired on Friday, July 31, 2020. “Barton is grateful for the […]

The Barton-Graves Little Free Library – Serving the Community

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WILSON, N.C. — July 7, 2020 — A bit of lumber and paint, some screws and nails, a pane of glass and hardware, a shared vision and a plan. That’s how the Barton-Graves Little Free Library came to be. Barton College’s First Lady Beth Searcy has been contemplating the possibility of a Little Free Library for several years, but it wasn’t until she had a conversation with Fike High School’s 2020 graduate Gabe Cox that this project idea began to materialize last summer. He was searching for an Eagle Scout project, and she was hoping for a way to bring a Little Free Library to the College’s neighborhood. “I have been familiar […]