Barton College Announces 2014 Graduates

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WILSON, N.C. — Two hundred and fifty-one Barton College seniors and six graduate students received diplomas on Sunday, May 11, during the school’s 112th annual commencement exercises. Participating in the ceremony were Barton students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2013 and May 2014, and baccalaureate candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer, as well as graduate students who completed their Master of Education degree in Elementary Education (M.Ed.). 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; […]

Barton College and Nash Community College Partner on Transfer Agreements

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College and Nash Community College are pleased to announce a partnership through the establishment of two new articulation agreements. The purpose of this newly established articulation agreement is to promote a seamless pathway for qualified transfer students from Nash Community College to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Barton. “Barton College welcomes collaboration with Nash Community College through these new articulation agreements,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “The connectivity we share through these partnerships broadens the multitude of educational opportunities for students regionally. It is gratifying to see Nash Community College and Barton College students, energized by their collegiate experience, seeking opportunities to […]

112th Commencement Exercises Held Sunday at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — May 11, 2014 — Mother’s Day proved a perfect backdrop as graduating students’ families joined the Barton College community on center campus for Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 11. Anita Brown-Graham, director of the Institute for Emerging Issues located on the campus of North Carolina State University, delivered the commencement address. Two hundred and fifty-one seniors and five graduate students participated in the 112th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Norval C. Kneten presided over his eleventh 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 […]

Anita Brown-Graham To Speak At Barton College’s 112th Commencement On Sunday, May 11

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Exercises Scheduled for Sunday, May 11, at 1:30 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — Anita Brown-Graham, Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues, will be the featured speaker at the 112th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Sunday, May 11, on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over his eleventh commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, will present the graduating class of 258 seniors. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2013 and May 2014, as well as candidates […]

Anita Brown-Graham Slated to Speak at Barton’s 112th Commencement on Sunday, May 11

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WILSON, N.C. — Anita Brown-Graham, Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues, will be the speaker at the 112th annual commencement exercises of Barton College in Wilson, N.C., scheduled for Sunday, May 11. “It is indeed a pleasure to welcome Anita Brown-Graham as Barton’s speaker for this spring’s commencement exercises,” shared Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “I first met Ms. Brown-Graham in 2007 when the Wilson community began the task of establishing the Wilson 20/20 Community Vision. When the UNC School of Government was chosen to support this planning effort, it quickly became evident that her breadth and depth of experience would be extremely instrumental in helping us […]

“Unhinged” 2014 Senior Art Exhibition Opens at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. –The Barton Art Galleries at Barton College is pleased to announce the opening of “Unhinged,” the 2014 Senior Art Exhibition. The exhibition will be on view in Case Art Building from April 19 through May 6. Gallery Talks by the student artists will be held on Tuesday, April 22, beginning 4 p.m., in the Barton Art Galleries. On Saturday evening, April 26, the student artists will be recognized with a reception from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries. Both events will be open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Guests will enjoy a variety of works on […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony To Feature Acclaimed Pianist Thomas Pandolfi on Sunday, April 27

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present their Spring Concert on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton campus. The symphony welcomes to the Barton stage internationally acclaimed concert pianist Thomas Pandolfi, who will perform Edvard Grieg’s spactacular “Piano Concerto in A minor.” The orchestra under the direction of Barton’s Mark N. Peterson will also present Jean Sibelius’ exciting masterpiece “Finlandia” and the tuneful “English Folksong Suite” by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Admission for the spring orchestra performance will be $10 at the door or by season ticket. All students within the community will be admitted free of […]

President Norval C. Kneten Announces June 2015 Retirement

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WILSON, N.C. — Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College, announced in a Noon webcast to the campus and extended college communities that he will retire in June 2015. His decision, some months in the making, was made with his usual deliberate and strategic consideration for the future of Barton College. In the webcast, Dr. Kneten addressed the timing of his decision, as he shared, “I have learned that there is no end to the work of a president, no natural place where one can declare victory and close the book. This moment in the history of the College is a moment in which there are a multitude of projects […]

Barton Increases Graduate Study Offerings In Fall 2014

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College has its foot firmly planted in the academic arena of graduate studies with its addition of two new master degree programs, complementing the already well established Master of Education degree in Elementary Education. The College is pleased to announce the fall semester launch of a Master of School of Administration degree and a Master of Science in Nursing degree in the School of Education and School of Nursing, respectively. “We are particularly excited to expand our graduate degree offerings as Barton College continues to move forward in educating leaders for the 21st century,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “These programs will produce […]

“Walking into April” Poetry Day Scheduled for Saturday, April 12

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WILSON, N.C. — Make plans to attend the annual “Walking into April Poetry Day” to be held at Barton College on Saturday, April 12. This year brings another distinguished group of poets to celebrate the written word in the spirit of Sam Ragan. “Walking into April” is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, Barton College, and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, and funded by the late Marie Gilbert. Featured poets for the “Walking into April” morning sessions are Malaika King Albrecht and Daniel Nathan Terry. The day will also feature Lavonne Adams, Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for Eastern North Carolina, and the Gilbert-Chappell student poets. The program is open to the […]