Barton College Phi Beta Lambda National Winners

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ATLANTA – Garnering awards and recognition, eight representatives from the Barton College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda attended the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, June 21-24. Receiving acclaim both collectively and individually, the members of Barton’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter once again brought honor to the College. As a group, the chapter received the Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit and was recognized as an Outstanding Chapter and as a contributor to the national philanthropy, the March of Dimes. Several individuals received recognition for their accomplishments in various areas: Dawn Montoya, North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State President, coordinated state activities and […]

106th Commencement Exercises Held at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. – Blue skies and a warm breeze welcomed families of 220 graduating seniors at Barton College’s 106th annual commencement exercises on Sunday, May 18. Dr. Norval C. Kneten presided over his fifth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Terrence L. Grimes, vice president for academic affairs, presented the graduating class. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony were students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2007 and May 2008, as well as candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. Dr. Richard Ekman, president of the Council of Independent Colleges, delivered the commencement address. In his remarks, he reminded Barton’s graduating seniors of the […]

Parish Family Honored At Barton Founder’s Day Celebration

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WILSON, N.C. – Beautiful weather coupled with time-honored traditions appropriately ushered in Barton College’s annual May 1 Founder’s Day celebration this year. The campus was brimming with guests who joined the campus community to honor the William W. Parish family from Wendell. The Parish family includes Aileen and Bill Parish of Wendell; Patricia Parish of Raleigh (known as Tricia) and her children: Casey and Alex Ward; and Phyllis Parish Howard of Raleigh, her husband Seab, and their daughter Gabrielle. Each year at Founder’s Day, Barton College honors a family who has made significant contributions to the life of the institution. Longtime supporters of Barton College and the Christian Church (Disciples […]

Dr. Richard Ekman to Speak at Barton’s 106th Commencement

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Exercises Scheduled for Sunday, May 18, at 1:30 p.m. WILSON, N.C. – Some 220 seniors will participate in the 106th annual commencement exercises of Barton College, scheduled for Sunday, May 18 on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over his fifth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Terrence L. Grimes, vice president for academic affairs, will present the graduating class. Dr. Richard Ekman, president of the Council of Independent Colleges, will deliver the commencement address. Dr. Ekman has served in this national leadership role since 2000. He previously served as Vice President for Programs of Atlantic Philanthropies […]

Barton College Students Among Phi Beta Lambda

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Wilson, N.C. – Barton College’s Dawn Montoya, a junior from Wilson, was elected State President at the North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda 54th Annual State Leadership Conference held last weekend in Raleigh. Paola Marte, a junior from the Dominican Republic, received first-place honors in Financial Analysis and Decision Making, and the chapter’s Local Chapter Annual Business Report also garnered first place honors for the Barton delegation. Nine Gamma Gamma chapter members of Phi Beta Lambda at Barton College participated in the weekend’s competitive events and attended general sessions, regional meetings, and leadership seminars. Approximately 300 delegates representing 22 chapters across the state attended. First-place and second-place winners earned the right […]

Scholarship Donors and Recipients Honored at Luncheon

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College hosted its fourth annual Scholarship Recognition Luncheon on April 10, 2008, to honor the philanthropy of the donors and the hard work of the scholarship recipients. Barton president Norval Kneten welcomed the guests and called on Peter Harper, recipient of the Disciples Leadership Scholarship, the W. D. Adams Memorial Scholarship, and the Elizabeth Fay Brinson Memorial Scholarship, to deliver the invocaton. Harper is a sophomore from Greenville majoring in religion and philosophy. Following the buffet lunch, Dr. Kneten introduced twin brothers and 1973 Atlantic Christian/Barton College alumni Robert and William Andrews. Recipients of degrees in Business Administration, the Andrews brothers established the Andrews Scholarship Fund […]

The Scholastic Art Awards For The Eastern/Central N.C. Region To Be Held At Barton

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(WILSON, N.C.) As host and regional sponsor for the 30th year, Barton College welcomes The National Scholastic Art Awards for the Eastern/Central North Carolina Region. The featured speaker for the annual awards ceremony will be Barton alumnus Rod Morton, associate creative director for Publicis Modem. The Scholastic Art Awards, Inc. conducts a visual art awards program for middle and high school students in the United States. Entries from all 50 states are submitted for competition in this nationally renowned program. The Scholastic Art Awards program is designed to encourage student achievement, to recognize and applaud our fine art teachers and to emphasize the importance of the visual arts in the […]

Honors Competition Offers Students $10,000

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(Wilson, N.C.) Barton College’s two-day Honors Competition kicks off on February 8, 2008, offering prospective students the chance to win a $10,000 scholarship and the opportunity to join Barton’s Honors Program. The Honors Competition, the first step into the exclusive Honors Program, awards five $10,000 Trustee Scholarships and four $1000 Travel Scholarships. In addition, participating students receive a $500 tuition credit simply for taking part in the event. To qualify to participate, a student must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, have a SAT score of 1100 or higher, and be admitted to Barton by February 1, 2008. The weekend competition begins with a reception for all invited students on […]

Barton Recognized at ESPY Awards Ceremony

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Improbable, Come-From-Behind Division II Men’s Basketball Championship Win Propels Team Into National Spotlight. LOS ANGELES (Wednesday, July 11) In recognition of its improbable, come-from-behind victory in the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball, Barton College’s “Bulldogs” were widely applauded throughout ESPN’s prestigious ESPY Awards celebration. Nominated in the category of “Best Finish,” the Bulldogs were up against stiff competition for the award, including the Dodgers’ dramatic win over the Padres (baseball), Kevin Harvick’s win at the Daytona 500 (NASCAR), and race horse Curlin beating the Triple Crown-hopeful at this year’s Preakness (horse-racing). The category winner was the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Bulldogs were nominated for their dramatic rally in the final […]

Barton Up For ESPY Award

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WILSON, N.C. – Bulldog fans across the country have been online all day voting for Barton College in the “Best Finish” category of the 2007 ESPY awards. Electronic voting opened to the public today on the ESPN web site: The Barton College basketball team’s run to the National D-II Championship and All-American point guard Anthony Atkinson will be center stage on a national stage once again on Wednesday, July 15, at 9 p.m. The live awards program, to be held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Calif., will highlight the greatest worldwide athletic accomplishments of the past year.