Barton Presents the BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History on Oct. 19

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Wilson, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome renowned historian Dr. Sally G. McMillen, Mary Reynolds Babcock Professor of History at Davidson College, as the featured speaker for the upcoming BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 19.  Dr. McMillen’s lecture will focus on “Seneca Falls and the Nineteenth Century Women’s Rights Movement.” Scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center, this program is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend.  This lectureship is endowed by BB&T, and the evening’s sponsors include the Department of History and Social Sciences at Barton College and […]

BB&T Makes $500,000 Gift To Fund Barton’s New Center For Free Enterprise Education

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College is the recipient of a $500,000 gift from the BB&T Charitable Foundation to permanently establish the BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education on campus. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BB&T Corporation John A. Allison, a former trustee of Barton College, personally made the announcement at BB&T in Wilson on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 11. In his remarks to an audience of Barton students, faculty, staff, and trustees, as well as BB&T executives, Allison said, “We are very proud of our association with Barton College. It is a fine institution, and we’ve had a number of your graduates who have played important roles here at BB&T. […]

Fitzhugh Brundage To Speak at Barton College’s BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History

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Wilson, N.C. – Barton College is pleased to welcome renowned historian Fitzhugh Brundage as the featured speaker for the upcoming BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 21. Dr. Brundage’s lecture will address the question “Is Southern History Still a Front in the Culture Wars?” The program will begin at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall and is open to the public free of charge. Sponsors for the evening include BB&T, the Department of History and Social Sciences at Barton College, and the Wilson County Historical Association. Dr. Brundage is the William B. Umstead Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and […]