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 […]

Barton Announces President’s List and Dean’s List for Fall Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College named 35 students to the President’s List and 248 students to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2011. 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: Beloeil, Canada — Pier-Alexandre Desilets. Cannock, Staffordshire, England — Richard James Worthy. Clayton — Dustin Keeton. Durham — Jessica Brooke Higgs. Elm City — Matthew Dwight Farmer, Cassandra Lee Gaston, Andrew Tyler Jenkins, and John L. Nicholson. Fogelsville, Pa. — Ashley Lauren Batista. Goldsboro — Melissa Ashley Hall. Hampstead — Hilary Paige Peterson. La Grange — Tatanesha […]

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

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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, Jan. 29. This marks the 34th 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 John W. Coffey, Deputy Director for Art and Curator of American and Modern Art for the North Carolina Museum 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 will […]

Kelly Thompson Named Among 2011 Women Extraordinaire of the South by Business Leader Magazine

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WILSON, N.C. — Kelly M. Thompson, Ed.D., vice president for external relations at Barton College, was recently named a recipient of the 2011 Women Extraordinaire Award by North Carolina’s Triangle-based “Business Leader” magazine. Dr. Thompson and other 2011 regional business and civic leaders were recently honored at the Women Extraordinaire Awards Luncheon held at Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh. Each year, “Business Leader” honors the top women leaders of the South through its Women Extraordinaire awards. Award winners are recognized as influential leaders within their companies or organizations, with an extraordinary impact on its economic success and forward-thinking strategies. Criteria for nomination of this award included recognition as an influential […]

Barton Named “A 2012 Best in the Southeast” College by The Princeton Review

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is one of the best colleges in the Southeast according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review.  It is one of 135 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section of its web site feature, “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” that posted August 1, 2011 on PrincetonReview.com. “Barton College is delighted to be included once again in the Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges in the Southeast,’” shared Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College.  “We have enjoyed this recognition for a number of years, and this most recent announcement serves as a testament to the commitment of […]

Barton College’s 109th Commencement Exercises Scheduled for Sunday, May 22, at 1:30 p.m.

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WILSON, N.C. — Daniel J. Gerlach, president of the Golden LEAF Foundation, will be the featured speaker at the 109th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Sunday, May 22, on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over his eighth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Terrence L. Grimes, vice president for academic affairs, will present the graduating class of approximately 235 seniors. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2010 and May 2011, as well as candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. […]

Sigma Beta Delta Inducts 25 Charter Members on Barton College Campus

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s newly established Sigma Beta Delta, International Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administration, recently held its inaugural induction ceremony. Conducting the ceremony for charter members of the Barton College chapter was Dr. James H. Bearden, former dean of the School of Business at East Carolina University and currently the university’s director of the BB&T Center for Leadership Development.  Dr. Bearden is the founding president of Sigma Beta Delta.  Also assisting with the induction service was 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. Sigma Beta Delta, Inc. was […]

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 57th Annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held April 7-10 in Charlotte.  Thirteen 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 Orlando, Fla., in June. Andrea Alston, a junior from Rocky Mount, the 2009-2010 state Secretary/Treasurer for Phi Beta Lambda and 2010-2011 Eastern Region Vice President, participated in all aspects of the annual […]