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$400,000 in Barton College Scholarships to be Awarded at 2021 Carolina Games Summit

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Article by Nicole Joyner, Carolina Games Summit RALEIGH, N.C. — July 23, 2021 — Barton College will participate in the Carolina Games Summit at the Raleigh Convention Center and Sheraton Raleigh Hotel scheduled for Friday, August 6, through Sunday, August 8. Barton College plans to award more than 200 scholarships totaling over $400,000. “We are excited to again partner with Barton College to provide a clear path for prospective esports athletes who also want to gain a nationally recognized college education,” says Michael Everett, Creative Director for Carolina Games Summit. “This year Carolina Games Summit will feature 33 tournaments across 26 games with all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place competitors […]

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Barton College Named a College of Distinction in 2021-2022 Cohort

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WILSON, N.C. — July 16, 2021 — Barton College has been recognized for its honorable commitment to engaged, hands-on education by Colleges of Distinction, a one-of-a-kind guide for college-bound students. As an institution whose primary goals are based on student success and satisfaction, Barton College claims its honor as one of the renowned Colleges of Distinction. Barton was also named as a North Carolina College of Distinction. Colleges of Distinction’s longstanding support for student-centered schools highlight those that traditional rankings often overlook. Founder Wes Creel created Colleges of Distinction to draw more attention to schools like Barton College whose student-centered education prevails in applying theory to practice while fostering a […]

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Barton Bold: Impacting Campus and Community

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WILSON, N.C. — July 14, 2021 — Barton College in Wilson, N.C., is pleased to publish the 2016-2021 BartonBold Impact Report, which summarizes recent outcomes, accomplishments, and milestones. Barton College plays an important role in the economic vitality of its local and regional North Carolina communities. During the past five years, Barton’s bold strategies enhanced the College’s growth and influence, educating students while simultaneously creating an annual $70+ million economic impact on the Wilson community and beyond. The full BartonBold Impact Report is available at                        “Through the implementation of the BartonBold Strategic Plan, Barton College experienced exponential growth and vibrancy during the past five years,” shared Dr. Douglas N. […]

Weather Advisory 1 — Tropical Depression Elsa

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Barton College Weather Advisory 1 — Tropical Depression Elsa  Posted on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 6:02 p.m.   Members of the Barton College Community, As of Wednesday afternoon, July 7, Barton College plans to continue its normal operation schedule for Thursday, July 8, 2021.  Summer session classes will continue as scheduled.   The College will continue to monitor the weather conditions, and update the campus community if the operational schedule changes. WRAL Weather reports that Tropical Depression Elsa is expected to move through North Carolina on Thursday, July 8, after daybreak through 8 p.m.  Elsa is currently expected to reach Fayetteville by 8 a.m. and Raleigh by 9 a.m. The forecast includes rainfall […]

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Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for 2021 Spring Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — June 30, 2021 — Barton College named 78 students to the President’s List and 353 students to the Dean’s List for the 2021 spring semester. 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.  To be considered, all students must have attempted at least 12 hours of courses with alpha (A-F) letter grades.   President’s List, by hometown —  Arlington, Va. — Jamilex Yajaira Tham-Morrobel. Augsburg, Germany — Sarah Kaempfe. Bailey — Ashley Nicole Hardy. Battleboro — E’moni Shakayla Kee. Belhaven — Elyse McKenna Brinn. Borlange, Sweden — Alessandro Daniel Gerbino. Boyds, Md. — Michael Edward […]

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Barton College Announces 2021 Graduates

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WILSON, N.C. —June 30, 2021 — Two hundred and forty-three Barton College undergraduate seniors and graduate students received diplomas on Saturday, May 8, during the school’s 119th annual commencement exercises. Participating in the ceremony were Barton students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2020 and May 2021, and baccalaureate candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. Master Degree Graduates and Baccalaureate Degree Graduates are listed by their hometowns. Their names are followed by degrees and majors and, where applicable, honors will appear in parentheses. Baccalaureate Degree Graduates obtaining a grade point average of 3.90 or higher are graduated summa (cum laude); 3.60 or higher (magna cum […]

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Barton Students Held High Profile at Phi Beta Lambda State Conference

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WILSON, N.C. — May 25, 2021 —Barton College was well represented at the North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda (NC PBL) State Leadership Conference held earlier this spring. Ten Barton chapter members placed in 19 of the competitive events during the conference, and eight Barton students will represent the College at the national level this summer.   First Place honors were awarded to Barton’s Owen Dick of Toronto, Canada, in Sports Management and Marketing, Denning Hudson of Wilson in Contemporary Sports Issues as well as Statistical Analysis, Holly Johnson of Wilson in Organizational Behavior and Leadership, and Alex Kelly of Newport News, Va., in Management Concepts.  Second Place honors went to […]

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118th and 119th Commencement Exercises Held Mother’s Day Weekend

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Links to Recorded Commencement Exercises Class of 2021 10 a.m. Saturday – Class of 2021 2 p.m. Saturday – Class of 2020 10 a.m. Sunday – WILSON, N.C. — May 9, 2021 — Blue skies and favorable temps set the stage for a beautiful Mother’s Day Weekend, as graduates and their families gathered with the Barton College community at the Aileen and Bill Parish Plaza at Howard Chapel for three Commencement Exercises on May 8 and May 9. Kelly S. King, chairman and chief executive officer of Truist Financial Corporation, was the featured speaker at the 10 a.m. morning ceremony for the 119th Commencement Exercises for the […]

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119th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 8th and 118th Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 9th

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WILSON, N.C. — April 30, 2021 —Kelly S. King, chairman and chief executive officer of Truist Financial Corporation, will be the featured speaker at first of two ceremonies for the 119th Commencement Exercises of Barton College scheduled for Saturday, May 8, on center campus at 10 a.m. The second ceremony for the Class of 2021 will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, with featured speaker Dr. Murali Ranganathan, professor of mathematics at Barton College, and the 118th Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2020 graduates will be held on Sunday morning at 10 a.m., with featured speaker, Dr. Rebecca Godwin, Elizabeth H. Jordan Endowed Chair of Southern Literature in the […]

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Revive! Renewal Experience This Summer for Eastern N.C. Pastors Hosted by Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — April 22, 2021 — Barton College is pleased to announce the Revive! Renewal Experience for pastors in Eastern North Carolina this summer. This experience will be the first featured event to be offered by the newly formed Center for Vocation and Rural Ministry at Barton College, made possible through the generosity of the Lilly Endowment, Inc. The Revive! Renewal Experience is meant to serve as a sabbatical experience for pastors of small congregations, rural congregations, and congregations of color in Eastern North Carolina. The experience will begin on July 24, and run through August 1. There are 12 positions available during this first cohort. “Barton College and its Center for […]