111th Commencement Exercises Held Sunday at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — Mother’s Day proved a perfect backdrop as graduating students’ families joined the Barton College community on the campus green for Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 12. Dr. Assad Meymandi delivered the commencement address. Some 230 seniors participated in the 111th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Norval C. Kneten presided over his ninth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Kelly M. Thompson, interim provost and vice president for external relations, presented the graduating class. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony were students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2012 and May 2013, as well as candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. The […]

Dr. Assad Meymandi to Speak at Barton College’s 111th Commencement on Sunday

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Commencement Exercises Scheduled for Sunday, May 12, at 1:30 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — Dr. Assad Meymandi, distinguished psychiatrist, humanist, scholar, and philanthropist will be the featured speaker at the 111th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Sunday, May 12, on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over his tenth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Kelly M. Thompson, interim provost and vice president for external relations, will present the graduating class of approximately 230 seniors. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2012 and May 2013, […]

Barton Students Held High Profile at Phi Beta Lambda State Conference

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College was well represented at the 59th Annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held April 11-14 in Charlotte.  Six Barton chapter members participated in a variety of competitive events and attended general sessions, regional meetings, and leadership seminars.  Approximately 300 delegates, representing 25 chapters, attended the annual conference.  First-place, second-place, and third-place winners at the state conference earned the right to compete at the National Leadership Conference to be held in Anaheim, CA, in June. Sarah Casey, a junior from Kinston and the 2012-2013 state Eastern Region Vice President for Phi Beta Lambda, participated in all aspects of the annual state conference.  Amanda […]

Barton Hosts The Scholastic Art Awards For Eastern/Central N.C. Region on Sunday, Feb. 3

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome students from across the state to celebrate their creativity at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 3. This marks the 35th 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 Ben Bridgers, a formally trained painter who joined the Barton College art faculty in fall 2012 as an associate professor of art. Following an ice cream social for Gold Key awardees and their families in Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, there […]

2012 Alumni Awards Presented During Barton’s Homecoming Weekend

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Alumni Ashley T. Hooks, Mary E. Strickland, and P. Kelly Dawkins were recently honored at the Barton College Alumni Awards Brunch during the 2012 Homecoming Weekend.  Please take time to read individual articles about these three distinguished alumni… Ashley T. Hooks Named 2012 Alumnus of the Year For the many accomplishments within his professional career and community service, Ashley T. Hooks of Wilson, was recently recognized as Barton College’s 2012 Alumnus of the Year. The Alumnus of the Year Award was established in 1968 to honor those alumni who have given outstanding service to Barton College and distinguished themselves in the area of civic, religious and professional life. “I owe […]

Betty Ray McCain to Be Honored with John T. Caldwell Award on October 5 in Wilson

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Night of Celebration of Statewide Humanities Honors to Be Anchored By the Caldwell Lecture in the Humanities Delivered by Governor Jim Hunt GREENSBORO, NC (September 26, 2012) – The trustees of the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will honor North Carolinian Betty Ray McCain as the recipient of the 2012 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, October 5, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre at Barton College in Wilson, NC. The event is free and open to the public. In addition, Governor James B. Hunt, Jr., will deliver the annual Caldwell Lecture […]

Betty Ray McCain To Receive The John T. Caldwell Award For The Humanities On Oct. 5

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Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. to Deliver the Caldwell Lecture for the Humanities GREENSBORO, N.C.  – The trustees of the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, have chosen North Carolinian Betty Ray McCain as the recipient of the 2012 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious public humanities honor. The award ceremony is scheduled for October 5, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lauren Kennedy and Allen Campbell Theater at Barton College in Wilson, N.C. The event is free and open to the public. Governor James B. Hunt Jr., currently a partner of Womble, Carlyle Sandridge […]

Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administration Inducts 15 New Members

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administration held its second induction ceremony prior to the end of spring semester. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. John Burbridge, professor of operations and supply chain management, and former dean of the Martha and Spenser Love School of Business at Elon University. Candidates for bachelor’s degrees in accounting or business management at Barton College, who rank academically in the upper 20 percent of the junior or senior class at the time of the invitation to membership, may be inducted into membership following completion of at least one-half of the degree program in which […]

Barton College Inducted Nine Students Into Alpha Chi Honor Society

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently conducted its 2012 spring induction ceremony and welcomed nine new members into the fold. Students with a grade point average of 3.5 or better in the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes are eligible for induction. The minimum grade point average for this induction class was 3.65. Alpha Chi is a coeducational society whose purpose is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction.  Its name derives from the initial letters of the Greek words meaning truth and […]

Barton Students Held High Profile at Phi Beta Lambda State Conference

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College was well represented at the 58th Annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held during spring semester in Charlotte.  Sixteen Barton chapter members participated in a variety of competitive events and attended general sessions, regional meetings, and leadership seminars.  Approximately 300 delegates, representing 25 chapters, attended the annual conference.  First-place, second-place, and third-place winners at the state conference earned the right to compete at the National Leadership Conference to be held in San Antonio, TX, in June. Sarah Casey, a sophomore from Kinston, was elected the 2012-2013 Eastern Region Vice President. The team of Tara Myers Strother, a senior from Smithfield and George […]