“Walking into April” Poetry Day Scheduled for Saturday, April 8

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WILSON, N.C. — March 9, 2017 — Make plans to attend the annual “Walking into April” Poetry Day to be held at Barton College on Saturday, April 8, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. This year brings another distinguished group of poets to celebrate the written word in the spirit of Sam Ragan. Featured poets for the “Walking into April” morning sessions are Beth Copeland and Bruce Lader. The day will also feature Amber Flora Thomas, Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for Eastern North Carolina, and the Gilbert-Chappell student poets. “Walking into April” is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, Barton College, and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, and funded by […]

Henry Rock to Speak at the BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education Lecture on March 23

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WILSON, N.C. —March 9, 2017 — Executive Director and Founder of City Startup Labs Henry Rock will alter preconceived notions about entrepreneurship, especially as it relates to inner-city America, when he speaks at the Barton College’s 2017 BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education Lecture on Thursday, March 23, at 11 a.m. The event, to be held in Hardy Alumni Hall and hosted by the College’s School of Business, will be open by invitation only. Established in 2008 by the BB&T Charitable Foundation, Barton College’s BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education supports the College’s commitment to excellence and innovation as the School of Business prepares future leaders for the global business environment […]

14th Annual Caregiver Education Conference at Barton College on March 7

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WILSON, N.C. — February 13, 2016 — The 14th annual Caregiver Education Conference “Navigating the Dementia Maze” will be held on Tuesday, March 7, in the Hamlin Student Center on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. The Gerontology Program at Barton College, Alzheimer’s North Carolina, the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program, and Joseph D. Russell, M.D., have teamed up to sponsor this annual conference once again. This conference is generously supported by Dr. Russell through an endowment he established in memory of his mother, Lillian Hester McDaniel Russell, who served as a caregiver for her husband, Norman, following his stroke and, later, declining health. This endowment also […]

Historian Melinda Pash to Speak About “American Veterans of the Korean War” on February 21

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WILSON, N.C. — January 26, 2017 — Barton College welcomes historian Melinda Pash as the featured speaker for the upcoming Heritage Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 21. She is the author of “In the Shadow of the Greatest Generation: The Americans Who Fought the Korean War,” published in 2012 by the New York University Press, and she serves as a full-time history instructor at Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville. Pash’s lecture is titled “Unremembered but Not Unimportant: American Veterans of the Korean War.” The program will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. The community is […]

Barton Students Will Compete in the NCICU Ethics Bowl February 17-18

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WILSON, N.C. — February 14, 2017 — Barton College will be among the 22 private colleges in North Carolina debating ethics in law at the annual North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities’ Ethics Bowl February 17 and 18. Barton College’s Ethics Team won the Ethics Bowl in 2016 and earned second place in 2015, its inaugural appearance in the competition. “Professional Responsibilities, Legal Liability, and Humane Treatment,” “Individual Rights vs. Community Standards” and “Corporate Ethics in International Contexts” are just a few of the possible topics that will be debated at the Legislative Complex in Raleigh this weekend. “Student participants consistently extol the educational and professional development value of the Ethics Bowl,” […]

Congratulations, 2016 December Graduates!

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WILSON, N.C. — January 13, 2017 — Barton College is pleased to announce three Master Degree graduates and 30 Baccalaureate Degree graduates who completed coursework for their academic degrees in December 2016. 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 cum laude; and 3.30 or higher, cum laude. Master Degree Graduates, by hometown — Raleigh — Nakkia Laron Ruffin, M.Ed. Elementary Education. Rocky Mount — Ashley Ann Atkinson, M.Ed., Elementary Education. […]

President’s List and Dean’s List for 2016 Fall Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — January 10, 2017 — Barton College named 45 students to the President’s List and 327 students to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2016. 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 — Andover, N.J. — Marylynn Iwanowski. Clayton — Hannah Nicole Caswell. Concord — Kaijoné Toi Martinez. Creedmoor — Shawn William Montren. Dudley — Morgan Grace Matthews. Duncanville, Texas — Chelsea Elaine Sanchez. Durango, Colo. — Madeline Henderson Robertson. Elsternwick, Australia — Charles Hyde III. Goldsboro — James Matthew Berry, Matthew John Bieniek and Shannon Brooke Casto. Hampshire, United Kingdom of Great […]

Barton and WCC Affirm Transfer Partnerships

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Seated, from left: Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, President of Barton College and Dr. Tim Wright, President of Wilson Community College. Standing, from left: Dr. Jill Fegley, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success at Barton; Dr. Gary Daynes, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Barton; Dr. Luis Carlos Ayarza, Assistant Professor of Spanish at Barton; Suzanna Hernandez, Instructor for the Community Spanish Interpreter Program at WCC, Rob Holsten, Vice President for Academic Affairs at WCC, and Dr. Morgan Daughety, Dean of College Transfer and Public Services at WCC.   WILSON, N.C. — December 14, 2016 — Barton College and Wilson Community College are pleased to announce an affirmation […]

Hispanic Writers & Artists Series Welcomes Historian and Cook Luisa Fernanda Acosta on November 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Oct. 31, 2016 — Preserving culinary tradition is a testament to the importance of food and its preparation in all cultures around the world. On Monday, Nov. 14, Colombian historian and cook Luisa Fernanda Acosta will share how she is “Safeguarding the Traditional Columbian Cuisine” during her presentation for Barton College’s Hispanic Writers & Artists Series. Sponsored by the Barton College School of Humanities, this event will be held on campus in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7 p.m. It is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Acosta has a great deal of experience in community work relating […]

Barton’s Master of School Administration Program and the WCS Aspiring Administrators Program Create Partnership

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(Photo caption:  Front row, seated, from left: Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, President of Barton College; and Dr. Lane Mills, Superintendent of Wilson County Schools. Back row, standing, from left: Eric Davis, Chief Operations Officer for Wilson County Schools; Dr. Jackie Ennis, Barton College Dean of the School of Education; and Dr. Gary Daynes, Barton College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs) WILSON, N.C. — October 26, 2016 — Educators with Wilson County Schools (WCS) have a new opportunity to reach their professional goals. Barton College and WCS are pleased to announce a partnership between the College’s School of Education Master of School Administration Program and the School System’s Aspiring Administrators Program. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, […]