Barton Announces President’s List and Dean’s List for 2015 Spring Semester

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WILSON, N.C. — June 5, 2015 — Barton College named 81 students to the President’s List and 309 students to the Dean’s List for spring semester 2015. 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 — Accokeek, Md. — Breanna Leigh Briggs. Andover, N.H. — Michaela Ashten Trefethen. Angier — Leighanne Nicole Jones. Apex — Kacy Rebecca Hall and Carrie Michelle Pinkston. Benson — Victoria Anne Jordan and Latifah Graves Nixon. Bladenboro — Hayley Renee Baxley. Boucherville, Canada — Nicolas Charles Genest. Cary — Kaitlyn Taylor Falkner, Emily Kara […]

Barton College to Receive $36,700 Grant from CIC and NetVUE

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WILSON, N.C. — June 2, 2015 — NetVUE (Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education), a program administered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), has awarded Barton College a $36,700 two-year grant to develop a program intended to provide Barton students with an opportunity to reflect upon vocation. The program, titled Life Matters, is housed within the Center for Religious Studies at Barton College, and is a joint enterprise with the Office of Student Success and the Office of the Chaplain. The program is not simply a career choice program. Rather, the program will lead students in reflecting holistically on the shape of their lives and ask each student to consider […]

Barton College Announces 2015 Graduates

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WILSON, N.C. — May 20, 2015 — Two hundred and fifty-seven Barton College seniors received diplomas on Sunday, May 17, during the school’s 113th annual commencement exercises. Participating in the ceremony were Barton students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2014 and May 2015, and baccalaureate candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. Graduates are listed by their hometowns; their names are followed by degrees and majors and, where applicable, honors will appear in parentheses. Graduates obtaining a grade point average of 3.90 or higher are graduated summa cum laude; 3.60 or higher, magna cum laude; and 3.30 or higher, cum laude. Graduates, by hometown — […]

The Sun Shone Brightly on Barton College Graduates at 113th Commencement Exercises

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WILSON, N.C. — May 17, 2015 — The sun shone brightly on graduates and their families as they gathered with the Barton College community on center campus for Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 17. Two hundred and fifty-seven seniors participated in the 113th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Norval C. Kneten presided over his twelfth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, presented the graduating class. Mr. Gregg A. DeMar, chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees, presented the Board’s Approval of the Graduating Class. The Honorable Sidney S. Eagles, Jr., of Raleigh, delivered the commencement address. Now retired as […]

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

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Exercises Scheduled for Sunday, May 17, at 1:30 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — May 11, 2015 — The Honorable Sidney S. Eagles, Jr., will be the featured speaker at the 113th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Sunday, May 17, on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over his twelfth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will present the graduating class of 257 seniors. Judge Eagles will receive the Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, from Barton College during the commencement ceremonies. Participating in this year’s commencement […]

Barton College Places 2nd in State for Annual RecycleMania Challenge

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WILSON, N.C. – May 6, 2015 — Barton traded in its characteristic royal blue & white to “go green,” as the College was recently recognized for its commitment to recycling and sustainability. Between February 1 and March 28, Barton collected items from the campus community for RecycleMania 2015. Nearly 400 colleges and universities across the nation, representing 4.5 million students, competed in this annual challenge, and Barton finished second among participating institutions in North Carolina. Rankings are determined based on the percentage of overall waste that is recycled, with Barton achieving a total recycling rate of 54.1%. In fact, Barton outperformed the state’s most well known schools, including Duke University […]

Barton Trustee Garnett Whitehurst To Endow College’s Honors Program

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WILSON, N.C. — April 27, 2015 — Barton College is pleased to announce the establishment of the Whitehurst Family Honors Program, endowed through a substantial gift by Barton trustee Garnett B. Whitehurst, Ph.D., of New Bern. The official announcement was made at the College’s Spring Board of Trustees Meeting held this past Saturday, April 25. With this commitment to Barton College, Dr. Whitehurst has joined another faculty member and other trustees who will be recognized at the Founders’ Society level of giving. This endowment gift follows an earlier endowment made by Dr. Whitehurst to support a scholarship in the School of Sciences. He also has generously provided funding for equipment and […]

Charles W. Calhoun to Present Heritage Lecture on March 31

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WILSON, N.C. — March 17, 2015 — Barton College welcomes historian Dr. Charles W. Calhoun as the featured speaker for the upcoming Heritage Lecture on Tuesday, March 31. This event is co-sponsored by the Barton College School of Humanities and the Wilson County Historical Association. Calhoun’s lecture is titled “The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant in Historical Perspective.” The program will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend. The Thomas Harriot College Distinguished Professor of History at East Carolina University, Calhoun specializes in the history of the United States […]

Art Installation by Barton’s Susan Fecho on Display at SPC Mechanical

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WILSON, N.C. – March 18, 2015 — No stranger to unique artistic materials, Susan Fecho has added HVAC and plumbing supplies to her long list of media utilized in the creative process. The Department of Art and Design chair at Barton College recently completed an exhibit commissioned by SPC Mechanical in Wilson. Established in 1965 as Southern Piping Company by Buren Williford, who now serves as chairman of the board, the family enterprise has grown in size and stature to become one of the leading mechanical contractors in North Carolina. As part of celebrations marking 50 years in business, Southern Piping updated its name to SPC Mechanical in 2015. President […]

Barton Welcomes Poets Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar for Victor R. Small Writers Series on March 17

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WILSON, N.C. – March 10, 2015 — Barton College will welcome poets Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture this spring semester. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Laux’s recent books of poems are “The Book of Men,” winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize and the Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry, and “Facts about the Moon,” recipient of the Oregon Book Award. She also is the author of “Awake,” “Smoke,” and “What […]