Day of Scholarship

Celebrating the Research of Students, Alumni, and Employees

Day of Scholarship is a tradition at Barton College. We gathered together once a year to welcome guest researchers, listen to research presentations from students, staff, and faculty, and celebrate our alumni whose research skills, built at Barton, have led them to success.

Reaching Higher: Redefining Scholarship

Engagement Schedule

Monday, 4/3

Honors Map Lecture, 12:30 p.m., Library Commons

Movie Night, 7 – 9 p.m., Hardy Alumni Hall

Showing of Sir Gawain and Green Knight. Popcorn and lemonade is available for the first 70 people.

Tuesday, 4/4

Plenary Session, 8:45 a.m., Hardy Alumni Hall

Pick a Panel, 10 – 11 a.m., Various Locations

Poster Sessions, 11 – 12 p.m., Library

Center Campus Lunch, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Presentation Sessions, 1 – 4 p.m., Hines Hall 

Reception & Eat a Book event, 4:15 p.m., Library Commons

Drink tickets for students of legal age.

Health & Wellness Fair, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Master Level Presentations, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Belk

Thursday, 4/6

Spoken Word & Student Produced Works, 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Theatre

Ms. Kaydene Powell, Class of 2020

Please plan to join us in Hardy Alumni Hall at 9am on April 4th to hear alumna Kaydene Powell (Class of 2020), share about her experience with Reaching Higher: Redefining Scholarship.

Kaydene Powell is a native of Sanguinetti, Jamaica. As the eldest of seven children, she moved to the United States in 2002.  She spent several years in New York before relocating to Claytton, North Carolina in 2014 with her daughters, Arya and Aryn. Motivated by her daughters, Ms. Powell has sought education as a means for growth and development. She completed an Associate’s degree from Johnston Community College in 2018 and a Bachelor’s degree from Barton College in 2020. While at Barton, she developed lasting relationships even amid the pressures of COVID-19.  She completed her degree in psychology with a minor in English. While in school, she worked as a patient coordinator at Access Physical Therapy and upon graduation was promoted to lead patient coordinator.  In 2021, she became the administrative team leader. This role allows her to support employees in North Carolina and in Pennsylvania as she handles many human resources tasks.  It is her passion for learning that has taken her back to Johnston Community College where she is working to earn a paralegal certificate and where she is learning American Sign Language.  She spends her free time with her daughters and her dogs on road trips.  She is an avid Cross Fitter who enjoys weight lifting, trying new foods, reading, and listening to podcasts. We are delighted to welcome her back to Barton.

About Poster Presentations

Academic posters balance the information pertaining to research with the design and layout of graphics, concisely communicating key elements of the project. Members of the Barton College community apply to have their posters included in Day of Scholarship, and these posters are adjudicated by faculty volunteers.

At an academic conference, posters are displayed throughout the duration of the event with their respective researchers on hand to discuss the content.

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