2016-Commencement

114th Commencement Exercises Held Saturday at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — May 14, 2016 — The sun shone brightly on graduates and their families as they gathered with the Barton College community on center campus for Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 14. Two hundred and thirty-seven seniors participated in the 114th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy presided over his first commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, presented the graduating class. Gregg A. DeMar, chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees, presented the Board’s Approval of the Graduating Class. DeMar, a retired executive of IBM, delivered the commencement address. He served as the managing director […]

From left — Mr. Shawn McCauley, Ms. Allison Dumas Dellinger, Ms. Hannah Finkelstein, Dr. Hope Williams, Mr. Marcus Strath, Dr. Rena Corbett, and Mr. Joshua Seth Russ.

Barton Soars At Ethics Bowl Bringing Home First Place Honors

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Photo caption — from left: Mr. Shawn McCauley, Ms. Allison Dumas Dellinger, Ms. Hannah Finkelstein, Dr. Hope Williams, Mr. Marcus Strath, Dr. Rena Corbett, and Mr. Joshua Seth Russ. WILSON, N.C. — February 10, 2016 — To say the Barton College Ethics Team was well prepared is an understatement. The team’s months-long preparation led to an exciting victory in the final round against Methodist College in the fifth annual NCICU Ethics Bowl held February 5-6. The theme for this year’s two-day competition, held on the campus of Meredith College in Raleigh, was Ethics in Technology. This was only the second appearance of the Barton Ethics Team. Last year, in its inaugural competition […]

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Eleventh Annual Wilson-Barton Partnership Leadership Award Dinner on September 24

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WILSON, N.C. — The eleventh annual Wilson-Barton Partnership Leadership Award Dinner honoring Dr. Frank T. Batten will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24, on the campus of Barton College. The event, to be held under a tent on Center Campus, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at $75 per person and may be reserved by calling Frances Belcher at 252-399-6357.  Sponsorship opportunities are available and begin at $750 for a table of eight. Advance reservations are required, and the deadline for reserving seats is Thursday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m.  As a salute to Dr. Batten, a portion of each ticket purchased will support the “2015 Wilson-Barton Scholarship […]

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2015 Alumni Awards To Be Presented During Homecoming Weekend October 23-25

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Join us for Homecoming Weekend, October 23-25, to celebrate and recognize the 2015 Alumni Award recipients: Tom Parham, Class of 1963; Mary Kay Irwin, Class of 1998; Katherine Smith Long, Class of 2012; Tony Tilley, honorary alumnus; and Gary W. Hall, Class of 1980. Please take time to read about each recipient in the articles below. For more information about the 2015 Homecoming Weekend at Barton College on October 23-25, please contact Summer Brock, director of alumni and parent relations, at (252) 399-6383 or alumni@barton.edu. Tom Parham, Class of ’63, Honored With 2015 Barton Distinguished Alumni Award Tom Parham, a 1963 graduate of then Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College), […]

Barton College to Receive $36,700 Grant from CIC and NetVUE

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WILSON, N.C. — June 2, 2015 — NetVUE (Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education), a program administered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), has awarded Barton College a $36,700 two-year grant to develop a program intended to provide Barton students with an opportunity to reflect upon vocation. The program, titled Life Matters, is housed within the Center for Religious Studies at Barton College, and is a joint enterprise with the Office of Student Success and the Office of the Chaplain. The program is not simply a career choice program. Rather, the program will lead students in reflecting holistically on the shape of their lives and ask each student to consider […]

The Honorable Sidney S. Eagles, Jr., to Speak at Barton College’s 113th Commencement

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Exercises Scheduled for Sunday, May 17, at 1:30 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — May 11, 2015 — The Honorable Sidney S. Eagles, Jr., will be the featured speaker at the 113th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Sunday, May 17, on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over his twelfth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will present the graduating class of 257 seniors. Judge Eagles will receive the Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, from Barton College during the commencement ceremonies. Participating in this year’s commencement […]

Barton College Places 2nd in State for Annual RecycleMania Challenge

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WILSON, N.C. – May 6, 2015 — Barton traded in its characteristic royal blue & white to “go green,” as the College was recently recognized for its commitment to recycling and sustainability. Between February 1 and March 28, Barton collected items from the campus community for RecycleMania 2015. Nearly 400 colleges and universities across the nation, representing 4.5 million students, competed in this annual challenge, and Barton finished second among participating institutions in North Carolina. Rankings are determined based on the percentage of overall waste that is recycled, with Barton achieving a total recycling rate of 54.1%. In fact, Barton outperformed the state’s most well known schools, including Duke University […]

Barton Innovation Competition Finals: Live from the Edna E. Boykin Cultural Center on April 21

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WILSON, N.C. — April 15, 2015 — Come watch the Barton Innovation Competition Finals “live from the Edna E. Boykin Cultural Center” on Tuesday, April 21, at 7 p.m. This “shark tank style” event will feature three divisions: Community Outreach, Small Business Opportunities, and New Venture Creation. Plan to come early for a “Meet and Greet” reception with Barton student participants beginning at 6:30 p.m. And, keep in mind that as attendance for the event increases, so do the number of prizes for audience members. For every 10 attendees at the event, a gift card will be awarded to a member of the audience; gift cards range from $10 to […]

Barton Hosts The Scholastic Art Awards For Eastern/Central N.C. Region

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WILSON, N.C. — January 27, 2015 — Barton College will welcome students from across the state to celebrate their creativity at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 1. This marks the 37th year that Barton College has served as host and regional sponsor for the National Scholastic Art Awards for the Eastern/Central North Carolina Region. The featured speaker for the awards ceremony is Susan W. Kluttz, secretary of cultural resources for the state of North Carolina. Following a reception for Gold Key and Silver Key awardees and their families in Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, there will be an awards […]

Barton College Announces 2014 Graduates

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WILSON, N.C. — Two hundred and fifty-one Barton College seniors and six graduate students received diplomas on Sunday, May 11, during the school’s 112th annual commencement exercises. Participating in the ceremony were Barton students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2013 and May 2014, and baccalaureate candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer, as well as graduate students who completed their Master of Education degree in Elementary Education (M.Ed.). Graduates are listed by their hometowns; their names are followed by degrees and majors and, where applicable, honors will appear in parentheses. Graduates obtaining a grade point average of 3.90 or higher are graduated summa cum laude; […]