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 […]

Barton’s Chaplain Contributes to New Book for College Students Grappling with the Big Questions

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WILSON, N.C. — July 6, 2020 — What are the big questions students are grappling with during their college years? “Belovedness: Finding God and Self on Campus,” a new publication released in June by Church Publishing, Inc. and edited by James Franklin and Becky Zartman, is a thought-provoking book specifically written with college students in mind. The book addresses issues of faith, identity, sex, success, failure, and everything in between, through the concept of belovedness. Barton College’s Chaplain & Director of Campus Ministries, the Reverend David Finnegan-Hosey, is a featured writer in the book. Along with the author-editors, Finnegan-Hosey is one of eight campus ministers from across several denominations who […]

Find Your Favorite Barton Spirit Gear, Apparel, and Gifts — Now Online!

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WILSON, N.C. — July 3, 2020 — Welcome to Barton College’s new Online Campus Store at www.barton.edu/shop!  It’s a perfect pairing for our on-site Campus Store and offers the same great service with an expanded selection of merchandise. The Online Campus Store offers streamlined service that provides a great shopping experience coupled with convenient delivery. The Online Campus Store’s customers may choose free in-store pick-up or have their merchandise sent to them by flat rate shipping. “We are really pleased to be able to expand the Campus Store’s offerings through the online service this year,” shares Candace Moore, store manager. “There will be a fresh look and feel to the […]

Barton Professor Trinette Boone-Langley Among 24 North Carolinians Named William C. Friday Fellows

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William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations begins eleventh class June 16, 2020 —The William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations, the flagship program of Wildacres Leadership Initiative (WLI), has named its 2020-2022 class. Trinette Boone-Langley, assistant professor and director of the Barton College Social Work program, was among the 24 North Carolinians named to 2020-2022 Class of Friday Fellows. The William C. Friday Fellowship is a competitive statewide program for cross-sector leaders that seats fewer than 30 individuals across North Carolina every two-year cycle. Nineteen North Carolina counties are represented in this 11th Class of Friday Fellows. A 2020 Lincoln Financial Excellence in Teaching Award recipient at Barton College, […]

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Important Message From The President Regarding The Re-Opening Of The College

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COVID-19 Re-Opening Guidance   Members of the Barton College Community, Barton College looks forward with great anticipation to the full return of our faculty, staff, and students to campus. As previously acknowledged, Barton will re-open the campus in August for fall 2020 classes and the return of residential students. Two guiding principles have continually framed our response to COVID-19 decision making. Current and future decisions will be made through this lens, in concert with federal and state law and guidance healthcare experts. Barton is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for our campus community to live, learn, and work. Barton is resolved to provide excellent education as we […]

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Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for 2020 Spring Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — June 10, 2020 — Barton College named 70 students to the President’s List and 343 students to the Dean’s List for the 2020 spring semester. 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.  To be considered, all students must have attempted at least 12 hours of courses with alpha (A-F) letter grades. President’s List, by hometown —   Akersberga, Sweden — Oscar Marmestedt. Augsburg, Germany — Sarah Kaempfe. Bailey — Ashley Nicole Hardy. Beloit, Wis. — Kelsey Rae Stauffacher. Benson — Kaylee Jian Davis and George Edward Venturella II. Darlington, United […]

Barton College Announces 2020 Graduates

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WILSON, N.C. — June 16, 2020 — Two hundred and thirty-nine Barton College undergraduate seniors and graduate students are recognized for their academic achievements. The 118th Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2020 at Barton College has been postponed until fall 2020. Barton students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2019 and May 2020, and baccalaureate candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer are listed below. 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 […]

A Message From The President

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(This message has been posted on behalf of Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, President of Barton College)   Members of the Barton College Community, In his Letter from A Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr., said the greatest threat to the civil rights movement was the white moderate – those individuals who believed in the equality of all men and women regardless of race, but who were silent or unwilling to champion the movement, calling for ongoing patience to “wait” for a better time and place rather than to instigate change. That time and place was before George Floyd. That time and place was before Ahmaud Arbery. That time and place […]

A Response To Recent Social Media Postings

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In direct response to recent social media postings, this information is provided to underscore and clarify institutional action. Barton College rejects any form of incivility as contrary to our mission. The College has a process to address student behavior and incivility when it violates our Code of Student Conduct/Honor Code. On Monday, a social media post by an admitted student was forwarded to us and flagged as a violation of our core values. A judicial review was initiated immediately, which involved investigating the allegation, informing the student of charges, conducting a Student Conduct Conference, and then establishing a formal hearing. For admitted students, outcomes of the hearing could range up to and […]