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Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for the Fall 2020 Semester

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WILSON, N.C. —January 13, 2021 — Barton College named 59 students to the President’s List and 383 students to the Dean’s List for fall semester 2020. 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 — Angier — Madison Abigail Greene. Arlington, Va. — Jamilex Yajaira Tham-Morrobel. Augsburg, Germany — Sarah Kaempfe. Belhaven — Elyse McKenna Brinn. Benson — Kaylee Davis. Bessemer City — Carson Brent Lankford. Borlange, Sweden — Alessandro Daniel Gerbino. Brainerd, Minn. —  Bodin Joel Nichols. Clermont, Fla. — Jasmine Renee Keller. Corbera De Llobregat, Spain — Claudia Capellades […]

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Barton Awarded Near $1 Million Grant by Lilly Endowment, Inc.

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WILSON, N.C. — January 4, 2021 — When a focus on service and a commitment to community partnerships intersect, the ensuing creativity and innovation provide opportunities for forging new relationships. And so, it is with great anticipation that Barton College announces plans to create a Center for Vocation and Rural Ministry to serve Eastern North Carolina through the “Thriving in Ministry Initiative 2020” and generous support of Lilly Endowment, Inc., which awarded the College an unprecedented grant for this work in the amount of $959,816.00 over five years.  “Barton College is thrilled to be invited into the ‘Thriving in Ministry Initiative 2020’ and to receive this generous grant from  Lilly Endowment, Inc.,” […]

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Silverpoint Works Will Be The Focus Of The Barton Art Galleries’ Upcoming Exhibition

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WILSON, N.C. — January 4, 2021 — Silverpoint drawings will be the focus of an extraordinary exhibition of works opening this January in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. This exhibition will be a combination of a selection of work from the Paula Patterson Collection at Barton College and silverpoint works by the Raleigh based artist Angela Lombardi. Lombardi will curate the Patterson works from the collection with assistance from the Barton Art Galleries’ student interns. “Silverpoint” will run from January 25 through February 25.   On Thursday, January 28, the Barton Art Galleries and the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host a reception at […]

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Barton’s Nursing Class of 2020 Celebrates 100% Pass Rate on NCLEX

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WILSON, N.C. — December 1, 2020 — With stamina and persistence, Barton College’s School of Nursing Class of 2020 graduates never wavered in their goal to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees this past spring. And, that same grit and determination helped 100% of them pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) on the first try. A 100% pass rate of this arduous exam is significant in any given year, but it is especially impressive given that these 26 nursing graduates had to complete their studies in the middle of a pandemic. “We are very proud of our nursing students, our faculty and clinical instructors, and our partners […]

‘Small, Special and Family’ – Barton Celebrates 90-Year Affiliation With Conference Carolinas

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by Bob Rose for Conference Carolinas WILSON, N.C. — As the only remaining original member of Conference Carolinas, Barton College serves as the shining beacon on the athletic hill as the league celebrates its 90-year anniversary on Dec. 6, 2020. Founded as Atlantic Christian College in 1902, the school did not field an intercollegiate sports team for the first five years of its existence. Then in 1907, a rag-tag group of baseball student-athletes, under the auspices of first-year coach James (J.J.) Walker, became the first team to represent the college on the athletic field of competition. In what amounted to a half cup of coffee, Atlantic Christian posted a 0-2 […]

New Articulation Agreements Provide a Seamless Pathway to Justice Administration Program

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First photo below – from left, seated: Dr. Lew K. Hunnicutt, President of Nash Community College, and Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, President of Barton College; from left, standing: Tammie Clark, Vice President of Instruction/Chief Academic Officer, and Cherie Strickland, Criminal Justice Instructor, at Nash Community College, and Dr. Gary Daynes, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Barton College. Second photo below – From left, seated: Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, President of Barton College, and Dr. Tim Wright, President of Wilson Community College; from left, standing: Dr. Gary Daynes, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Barton College, and Robert Holsten, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Wilson […]

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November Donations Support Local Organizations

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Wilson, N.C. — November 24, 2020 — Close to 1,000 items were delivered by Barton College on Monday to Hope Station and the St. John Community Development Corporation as part of the Barton students’ November Donation Drive this fall. Students, faculty, and staff of the Barton campus participated in the drive, as well as members of the greater Wilson community who contributed items during the Drive-Through Luminaries Celebration event held on campus last week. In addition, Barton College’s assistant professor of theatre Dorothy Austin-Harrell and her wife, Amanda, made masks for the students at St. John CDC. Barton alumna and AmeriCorps VISTA Service Engagement Coordinator Megan Hickey oversaw the donation drive, which […]

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Barton College Luminary Drive Planned for Wilson on Tuesday, November 17

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WILSON, N.C. —November 11, 2020 — Let the lights of the season shine. The time-honored tradition of Barton College Luminaries ushering in the Christmas season will provide a bright note even in the midst of a pandemic. While the College is not able to provide its traditional Lighting of the Luminaries and Service of Lessons and Carols this year as a result of COVID-19, the campus community has planned a very special alternative opportunity for the College’s hometown community of Wilson to enjoy this year. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., members of the greater Wilson community are invited to come to campus for a special Drive-Through […]

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Barton College / Wilson Symphony to Present a Live Stream Concert on November 22

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WILSON, N.C. — November 2, 2020 — The Barton College / Wilson Symphony is pleased to present its 2020 Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre. This year’s concert will feature two concertos by Mozart: “Violin Concerto No. 4,” performed by the Barton College / Wilson Symphony concert master Christopher Ellis; and “Piano Concerto No. 20,” performed by celebrated pianist Dexter Ruffin. “We are embarking on a great adventure,” shared conductor Mark N. Peterson. “Not only are we preparing great music with two wonderful soloists, but this performance will be our first attempt at performing not only before a live audience, but also […]

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Pride of Doves Opens on Theatre at Barton Stage on November 12

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WILSON, N.C. — November 2, 2020 — Theatre at Barton is excited to present “Pride of Doves” by Doug Robinson on November 12 through November 14 at 7:30 p.m. and also on November 15 at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre. This dramatic production examines systemic racial, social and criminal justice issues and offers a thought-provoking message to the audience regarding a responsible approach to ending the cycle of injustice. The playwright is actively working with Barton theatre faculty and students to prepare this abstract theatrical production for its North Carolina premiere. Q&A sessions with the cast and theatre team will occur immediately following each show. There will be limited […]