2016-Commencement

114th Commencement Exercises Held Saturday at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — May 14, 2016 — The sun shone brightly on graduates and their families as they gathered with the Barton College community on center campus for Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 14. Two hundred and thirty-seven seniors participated in the 114th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy presided over his first commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, presented the graduating class. Gregg A. DeMar, chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees, presented the Board’s Approval of the Graduating Class. DeMar, a retired executive of IBM, delivered the commencement address. He served as the managing director […]

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Board of Trustees Chair Gregg A. DeMar Slated to Speak at Barton College’s 114th Commencement

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WILSON, N.C. — April 28, 2016 — Gregg A. DeMar will be the featured speaker at the 114th annual commencement exercises of Barton College in Wilson, scheduled for Saturday, May 14. A retired IBM business executive, DeMar has served as chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees since 2011. He has served on the College’s Board of Trustees for 21 years. “We are delighted to welcome Chair Gregg DeMar as this year’s commencement speaker,” said Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, president of Barton College. “As he speaks to our graduating seniors and master’s degree candidates, he will share a message that is shaped by his wealth of experience and expertise. When I first […]

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The Honorable Sidney S. Eagles, Jr., Named Trustee Emeritus at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the Honorable Sidney S. Eagles, Jr., has been named a Trustee Emeritus of Barton College. Judge Eagles was elected to this distinguished role on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the annual fall Board meeting. A past chair and vice chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees, he served on the Board for 24 years, retiring in fall 2014. The Trustee Emeritus honor follows on the heels of Judge Eagles receiving the Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, from Barton College during the 2015 commencement ceremonies held earlier in May. “We are extremely pleased to welcome the Honorable […]

The Honorable Sidney S. Eagles, Jr. Slated to Speak at Barton College’s 113th Commencement on May 17

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WILSON, N.C. — March 24, 2015 — The Honorable Sidney S. Eagles, Jr., will be the featured speaker at the 113th annual commencement exercises of Barton College in Wilson, scheduled for Sunday, May 17. Now retired as Chief Judge for the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Judge Eagles served as a judge of the North Carolina Court of Appeals for over 20 years. He currently practices law in the Raleigh office of Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP. A past chair and vice chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees, he served on the College’s Board of Trustees for 24 years, retiring in fall 2014. “We are extremely pleased to welcome the Honorable […]

Gregg DeMar Named New Chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees

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WILSON, N.C. — At the fall 2011 meeting of the Barton College Board of Trustees, Gregg A. DeMar was elected and installed as the new Chair of the Board. “We are most fortunate to have Gregg DeMar leading the College’s Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “His keen business acumen and leadership experience will serve Barton well into its future. He is a valued trustee among his peers on the Board, and I am pleased to have this opportunity to work with him as we move Barton College into its promising future.” Recently retired from the IBM Corporation after completing 34 years of service, DeMar’s […]