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Blue Sky and Sunshine for Barton College’s 120th Commencement Exercises

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WILSON, N.C. — May 14, 2022 — Despite the threat of rain, blue sky and sunshine filtered through trees to set the stage for a beautiful morning, as graduates and their families gathered with the Barton College community on center campus for the 120th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 14. J. Eric Boyette, Secretary for the North Carolina Department of Transportation, was the featured speaker. He reminded Barton’s graduates to accept challenge and run with it, to have fun along the way, and, while they challenge themselves, to also enjoy what they are doing. He also encouraged the graduates to never stop learning. Two hundred and fifty-five undergraduate and graduate […]

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Barton College’s 120th Commencement To Be Held On Saturday, May 14

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WILSON, N.C. — May 4, 2022 — J. Eric Boyette, Secretary for the N.C. Department of Transportation, will be the featured speaker at the 120th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Saturday, May 14, on center campus at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy will preside over his seventh commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Kevin N. Pennington, vice president for academic affairs, will present the 2022 Class of 255 undergraduate and graduate students. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2021 and May 2022, as well as undergraduate candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. […]

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Barton Students Among Phi Beta Lambda State Conference Winners

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WILSON, N.C. — May 4, 2022 — Barton College was well represented at the 68th annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda (NC PBL) State Leadership Conference held earlier this spring. Ten Barton chapter members competed and placed in 13 of the competitive events during the conference, and four Barton students will represent the College at the National Leadership Conference in Chicago, June 24-27. Chapter Members Recognition — First Place honors at the state conference were awarded to Pat Farist from Hickory in Financial Concepts, Katelyn Grant from Wilson in Justice Administration, Jayden Smith from Winter Garden, Fla., in Networking Concepts, and Savannah Penny from Zebulon in Retail Management. Second Place honors […]

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President Douglas N. Searcy Recognized As Influential Leader in N.C.

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WILSON, N.C. — May 3, 2022 — Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, president of Barton College, has been recognized by Business North Carolina’s Power List 2022 as one of the state’s most influential business leaders in the education sector. “Great leadership never goes out of style. The need for it has never been greater,” shared David Mildenberg, editor of Business North Carolina, in his website introduction of the Business North Carolina’s Power List 2022. “Whoever made those statements first, thank you. I’ll share them as a contribution and rationale for Business North Carolina’s Power List, our annual report on the state’s most influential leaders. Demand for steady, competent leadership is unquestionable. It’s a […]

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J. Eric Boyette, Secretary for the N.C. Dept. of Transportation, Slated to Speak at the 120th Commencement on May 14

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WILSON, N.C. — April 4, 2022 — J. Eric Boyette, Secretary for the N.C. Department of Transportation, will be the featured speaker at the 120th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Saturday, May 14, on center campus at 10:30 a.m. Boyette was named Secretary for the N.C. Department of Transportation by Governor Roy Cooper in February 2020. As transportation secretary, Boyette oversees one of the largest state-maintained highway systems in the nation, and all modes of transportation, including aviation, ferries, rail, public transit and bicycle and pedestrian transportation, as well as the Office of Civil Rights and Division of Motor Vehicles. He is the chairman of the N.C. Turnpike Authority Board of Directors […]

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Barton Celebrates the 2020/2021 Distinguished Alumni and the Establishment of the School of Nursing Hall of Fame on April 29

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WILSON, N.C. — March 30, 2022 — Barton College looks forward with great anticipation as the campus prepares to welcome alumni to campus in April for the “Celebration of Distinguished Alumni” in partnership with the School of Nursing’s inaugural “Hall of Fame Ceremony.” The Celebration of Distinguished Alumni will recognize and honor individuals who have achieved personal and professional successes and who have demonstrated exemplary service to both Barton and their community. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the College’s nursing program, the Barton College School of Nursing Hall of Fame has been established to honor strong leaders who have contributed to the success of the program. Induction into […]

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2022 Senior Exhibition at Barton Will Open With Reception On April 28

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WILSON, N.C. — March 18, 2022 — Barton College is pleased to announce the opening of the 2022 Senior Exhibition on Thursday, April 28, with an evening reception to be held from 5-7 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on the campus of the College. This event is open to the public at no charge and the community is invited to attend. Face masks are required for this event, and social distancing will be observed. Seven seniors within the School of Visual, Performing, and Communications Arts will have their works or representations of their work on view in the Barton Art Galleries through May 7. Those seniors representing […]

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Barton College/Wilson Symphony Welcomes Thomas Pandolfi on April 22 for Evening Concert

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WILSON, N.C. — March 18, 2022 — Acclaimed American pianist Thomas Pandolfi returns to the Barton College stage to join the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra for its annual Spring Concert on Friday evening, April 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on campus. The orchestra, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will feature Pandolfi performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1. The special evening concert will also celebrate the tenure of Peterson, who will be retiring at the end of spring semester.    “I can think of no better way to conclude my 20 years with Barton College than with this extraordinary concert,” shared Peterson. “We are thrilled to […]

Cancellation of 5K Hustle for Health 2022

Hustle for Health 5K on Saturday, April 23 CANCELLED

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As a result of unforeseen circumstances, the “Hustle for Health 5K Run/Walk and Health Fair,” scheduled for Saturday, April 23rd, and hosted by the Barton College Healthcare+  HOSA co-curricular organization, has been canceled.  The group looks forward to rescheduling this event during fall semester 2022.   Thank you for your interest and support.   

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Celebrating Scholarship and Engagement – Week of April 4-8

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WILSON, N.C. — April 4, 2022 — The Barton College community is excited to celebrate “Days of Scholarship & Engagement” on campus during the week of April 4-8. The theme, “Beyond Barton: Life/Work Balance,” will cover myriad topics of interests. The Barton campus community is invited to participate in Open Mic and Movie Night with the Barton English Club, led by student hosts Kendall Felton and Logan Roberson on Monday evening in the Hamlin Student Center Theater. Tuesday morning opens with the Plenary Session in Hardy Alumni Hall at 9 a.m., featuring Barton alumnus Trey Scoggins, Class of 2021. Scoggins completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications and […]