Barton Continues to Move Up in College Rankings

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton has once again been named among the 2016 Best Colleges in the Southeast by The Princeton Review in their web site listing of 2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region. Barton also held its top tier listing in the U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Regional Colleges in the South, moving up three positions this year to #22. Barton’s rise in rank to #22 (tied with Blue Mountain College in Mississippi) is even more impressive when it’s compared to Barton’s 2011 top-tier Best Regional Colleges in the South ranking at #42, a 20-position jump in just five years. The “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region” identifies […]

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Barton College Appoints Meriwether as New Vice President for Institutional Advancement

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WILSON, N.C. — Jan Y. Meriwether has been named vice president for institutional advancement at Barton College. Meriwether’s appointment was effective June 15. “We were delighted to welcome Jan Meriwether to Barton College as our new vice president for institutional advancement,” said Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, president of the College. “Her wealth of experience and expertise serves Barton extremely well as we move our donor stewardship, alumni engagement, and marketing initiatives to the next level. A highly successful fundraiser, Jan is a great addition to our team. Her work ethic is matched only by her contagious enthusiasm for Barton College and its many constituencies.” As chief development officer for Barton, Meriwether oversees the institutional advancement, alumni and parent relations, public relations, […]

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Barton Hosts Ann Pancake for Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series on September 21

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College welcomes Ann Pancake, featured author for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The event will be held Monday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall on the College’s campus. The lecture is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Copies of Pancake’s books will be available for purchase at the event. A West Virginia native, Pancake grew up in the towns of Romney and Summersville. “Strange As This Weather Has Been,” her first novel, was one of Kirkus Review’s Top Ten Fiction Books of 2007; won the 2007 Weatherford Award; and was a […]

Barton Welcomes Filmmaker David Garrigus for Constitution Day on September 17

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WILSON, N.C. –  In celebration of the 228th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, Barton College will host a Constitution Day discussion by acclaimed filmmaker David Garrigus, whose latest project, “The American Constitution,” is in production. A reception with refreshments will be held in the Willis N. Hackney Library on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m., with the program commencing at 5:30 p.m. A question-and-answer period following the speaker’s presentation will conclude the program. This event, sponsored by Hackney Library, is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. A Wilmington-based producer, writer, and director of award-winning documentaries and educational programs, […]

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Barton College and Nash Community College Announce BSN Completion Agreement

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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — Barton College President Dr. Douglas N. Searcy and Nash Community College President Dr. Bill Carver recently signed an agreement to bring a four-year degree to Nash Community College’s campus. The agreement offers Nash Community College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) students the opportunity to continue their studies through Barton College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. “Nash Community College has collaborated with Barton College for over a decade to provide students the option of continuing their educational journey in pursuit of a four-year degree via the articulation agreement. Our latest partnership with Barton College, allowing students to achieve a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is advantageous […]

Barrett Martin to be Featured Speaker at Barton’s 114th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to announce alumnus Dr. Barrett Martin, class of 2009, as the featured speaker for the 114th Opening Convocation.  The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. A significant tradition at Barton College, Convocation signifies the official opening of the academic year, and provides a particularly meaningful milestone for freshmen as they are ushered into the Barton Experience. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Barrett Martin as the featured alumni speaker for Barton’s 114th Convocation,” said Dr. Gary Daynes, provost of the college and vice president for academic affairs. “Barrett was an outstanding student and an outstanding […]

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Hackney Hall Reopens Following Complete Renovation

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WILSON, N.C. — August 18, 2015 — Hackney Hall, a 1960s-era four-story residence hall, has been redesigned from the ground up to welcome a new generation of students to Barton College. After five decades of housing students in its former configuration, the newly renovated building is further equipped to accommodate an ever-growing 21st century Barton campus. Hackney Hall now boasts 72 private bedroom/bathroom suite combinations. Junior and senior student residents can take advantage of a new ground-floor study area, television lounge, and kitchenette. New HVAC, electrical, plumbing components, and storefront windows have been installed throughout. And, the addition of a brand new elevator means Hackney Hall is now fully ADA-compliant. The […]

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 — […]