Barton College’s Phi Beta Lambda Recognized At “Gateway to Greatness” Conference

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s Phi Beta Lambda students secured their share of awards at the 2012 “Gateway to Greatness” Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference recently held in San Antonio, Texas. Eight Barton students joined over 1,800 college business students and advisers from around the world to attend the national conference and participate in the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) Institute for Leaders. George Black, a senior from Winterville, represented North Carolina as its Who’s Who nominee. Black garnered second-place honors in Management Concepts.  Black partnered with Ashley Johnson, a freshman from Wilson, to earn fifth-place in Business Decision Making. Cameron Jones, a senior from Selma, […]

Barton Receives $375,000 Golden LEAF Foundation Grant for Hearne-Barton Partnership School Project

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WILSON, N.C. — Creativity thrives when academic partners are passionate about bringing positive change to the classroom and funding is made available to support these innovative educational endeavors. The Golden LEAF Foundation recently approved a $375,000 grant proposal submitted by Barton College to support the Hearne-Barton Partnership School Project, an unprecedented Wilson neighborhood partnership that has already begun to energize students and faculty at both educational institutions. “Golden LEAF is proud to help Barton College in its efforts to grow the talent, knowledge and skills of our youth,” said Dan Gerlach, Golden LEAF President. “Raising educational achievement will help level the playing field for economic success in our rural communities.” […]

Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for Accelerated Professional Programs

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College named eight Accelerated Professional Programs students to the President’s List and 56 Accelerated Professional Programs students to the Dean’s List for the 2011-2012 academic year. President’s List students compiled a perfect 4.0 grade point average from 18 semester hours of work during the course of three trimesters; Dean’s List students achieved a grade point average of 3.30 from 18 semester hours of work during the course of three trimesters. President’s List by hometown — Cary — Teri Lynette Smith. Lucama — Jim Alan Boykin. Pikeville — David Ellis. Rocky Mount — Bonnie Smith Moore. Walstonburg — Carolyn Anne Speight. Wendell — Erin Jeffreys Cracchiolo. Wilson […]

A Must Read: Dr. Jeff Broadwater’s newest book “James Madison, A Son of Virginia & a Founder of the Nation”

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WILSON, N.C. — In his recently released biography of the nation’s fourth president, James Madison, A Son of Virginia & a Founder of the Nation, Dr. Jeff Broadwater aptly achieves his goal of presenting the “essential Madison” for the modern reader, as he concentrates on specific aspects of Madison’s life that he believes would be of most interest today. From Broadwater’s perspective, no single figure can tell us more about the origins of the American republic than James Madison. Broadwater focuses on Madison’s role in the battle for religious freedom in Virginia, his contributions to the adoption of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, his place in the evolution […]

Barton Announces President’s List and Dean’s List for 2012 Spring Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College named 39 students to the President’s List and 238 students to the Dean’s List for spring semester 2012. 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 recipients, listed by hometown — Apex — Nicole Alyse Nystrom. Beloeil, Canada — Pier-Alexandre Desilets. Benson — Chrystal Bottoms Trammell. Bogota, Colombia — Nicolas Fonseca. Browns Summit — Olivia Leigh Brown. Cannock, Staffordshire, England — Richard James Worthy. Elm City — Matthew Dwight Farmer, Cassandra Lee Gaston, and John L. Nicholson. Farmville — Elizabeth C. Coble. Fogelsville, Pa. — […]

Barton College Announces 2012 Graduates

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WILSON, N.C. — Two hundred and twenty Barton College seniors received diplomas on Sunday, May 20, during the school’s 110th annual commencement exercises. Participating in the ceremony were students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2011 and May 2012, as well as candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. 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; 3.60 or higher, magna cum laude; and 3.30 or higher, cum laude. The Class of 2012 at Barton College includes: […]

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 […]

110th 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 13. Some 220 seniors participated in the 110th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Norval C. Kneten presided over his ninth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. John P. Marsden, provost and vice president for academic affairs, presented the graduating class. Robert A. Ingram, retired chairman and CEO of GlaxoSmithKline and a general partner in Hatteras Venture Partners, delivered the commencement address.  Ingram was presented with the Doctor of Science degree, honoris causa, by Barton College during the commencement exercises. Participating in […]