Welcome Barton Bulldogs!

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WILSON, N.C. — August 12, 2020 — Our newest Bulldogs have arrived! Barton College welcomed its new class of freshmen and transfers to campus on Wednesday, Aug. 12, as family members helped students move their favorite items from home to their residence halls on campus. Students returning safely to campus is a top priority for Barton College. While observing guidelines and protocols put into place for the opening of the fall 2020 semester, new students look forward to participating in modified versions of planned activities and campus traditions scheduled throughout the weekend. Barton students are following the Welcome Back to Barton – Return to Campus Plan and Protocols posted on […]

Barton Students Recognized at Phi Beta Lambda 2020 National Leadership Conference

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WILSON, N.C. — August 10, 2020 — Barton College was well represented at the recent Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference, held remotely this summer as a result of Covid-19. Eight Barton students placed in 10 of the national competitive events, ranking them among the top Phi Beta Lambda business students across the country. Twelve Barton chapter members participated in a variety of competitive events. Holly Johnson, an MBA student from Wilson, placed first in Management Concepts and first in Marketing Concepts. Jose Guevara, an MBA student from Bailey, placed second in Computer Concepts and sixth in Computer Applications. The team of Grace Browning and Kaity Lynch […]

Eddie Hopkins — A Lifetime of Service To Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — August 4, 2020 — Eddie Hopkins’ affable smile, his good-natured personality, and that happy-to-see-you wave of his arm across campus have endeared him to countless Barton College employees and students for the past 61 years. Hopkins was listed as an essential employee, as Barton College made decisions in March regarding who would work from home and who would continue their work on campus during the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic the past spring semester. Essential Employee…that phrase doesn’t even begin to describe what Eddie Hopkins has meant to this College for the past six decades. He retired on Friday, July 31, 2020. “Barton is grateful for the […]

The Barton-Graves Little Free Library – Serving the Community

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WILSON, N.C. — July 7, 2020 — A bit of lumber and paint, some screws and nails, a pane of glass and hardware, a shared vision and a plan. That’s how the Barton-Graves Little Free Library came to be. Barton College’s First Lady Beth Searcy has been contemplating the possibility of a Little Free Library for several years, but it wasn’t until she had a conversation with Fike High School’s 2020 graduate Gabe Cox that this project idea began to materialize last summer. He was searching for an Eagle Scout project, and she was hoping for a way to bring a Little Free Library to the College’s neighborhood. “I have been familiar […]

Barton’s Chaplain Contributes to New Book for College Students Grappling with the Big Questions

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WILSON, N.C. — July 6, 2020 — What are the big questions students are grappling with during their college years? “Belovedness: Finding God and Self on Campus,” a new publication released in June by Church Publishing, Inc. and edited by James Franklin and Becky Zartman, is a thought-provoking book specifically written with college students in mind. The book addresses issues of faith, identity, sex, success, failure, and everything in between, through the concept of belovedness. Barton College’s Chaplain & Director of Campus Ministries, the Reverend David Finnegan-Hosey, is a featured writer in the book. Along with the author-editors, Finnegan-Hosey is one of eight campus ministers from across several denominations who […]

Find Your Favorite Barton Spirit Gear, Apparel, and Gifts — Now Online!

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WILSON, N.C. — July 3, 2020 — Welcome to Barton College’s new Online Campus Store at www.barton.edu/shop!  It’s a perfect pairing for our on-site Campus Store and offers the same great service with an expanded selection of merchandise. The Online Campus Store offers streamlined service that provides a great shopping experience coupled with convenient delivery. The Online Campus Store’s customers may choose free in-store pick-up or have their merchandise sent to them by flat rate shipping. “We are really pleased to be able to expand the Campus Store’s offerings through the online service this year,” shares Candace Moore, store manager. “There will be a fresh look and feel to the […]

Shanika Peterkin: Parallel Passions Lead to Barton Success

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Whether she is making a shot or giving a shot, she handles both with ease. Shanika Peterkin’s two passions are basketball and nursing. While Peterkin excelled on the basketball court throughout her high school career in Virginia Beach, Va., it was during her formative years, growing up in Jamaica, that she also discovered a deep interest in nursing. She often shadowed her mom, who was a nurse at the local hospital. Peterkin admired the focused dedication and compassion her mom had for her patients, and she decided this was the professional path she, too, wanted to follow. When it came time to consider colleges, Peterkin searched for schools that offered […]

Luis Reyes: Barton Aspirations Take Hard Work and Focus

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While Barton students aspire to reach for the stars, they quickly learn that it takes hard work, determination, and a plan to meet the challenges that come with lofty goals. Luis Reyes, a Class of 2020 graduate, knows all about meeting challenges and turning them into opportunities. This native of Ocala, Fla., accepted a new job as an Operations Analyst for Morgan Stanley at its headquarters office in New York City. Reyes’ hard work and determination clearly paid off with big dividends — a successful college career and an exciting new job waiting for him after graduation in May. So, what’s been his path to success? An accomplished swimmer, Reyes joined the […]

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Important Message From The President Regarding The Re-Opening Of The College

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COVID-19 Re-Opening Guidance   Members of the Barton College Community, Barton College looks forward with great anticipation to the full return of our faculty, staff, and students to campus. As previously acknowledged, Barton will re-open the campus in August for fall 2020 classes and the return of residential students. Two guiding principles have continually framed our response to COVID-19 decision making. Current and future decisions will be made through this lens, in concert with federal and state law and guidance healthcare experts. Barton is committed to providing a healthy and safe environment for our campus community to live, learn, and work. Barton is resolved to provide excellent education as we […]

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Barton Announces President’s and Dean’s Lists for 2020 Spring Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — June 10, 2020 — Barton College named 70 students to the President’s List and 343 students to the Dean’s List for the 2020 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 —   Akersberga, Sweden — Oscar Marmestedt. Augsburg, Germany — Sarah Kaempfe. Bailey — Ashley Nicole Hardy. Beloit, Wis. — Kelsey Rae Stauffacher. Benson — Kaylee Jian Davis and George Edward Venturella II. Darlington, United […]