14th Annual Caregiver Education Conference at Barton College on March 7

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WILSON, N.C. — February 13, 2016 — The 14th annual Caregiver Education Conference “Navigating the Dementia Maze” will be held on Tuesday, March 7, in the Hamlin Student Center on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. The Gerontology Program at Barton College, Alzheimer’s North Carolina, the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program, and Joseph D. Russell, M.D., have teamed up to sponsor this annual conference once again. This conference is generously supported by Dr. Russell through an endowment he established in memory of his mother, Lillian Hester McDaniel Russell, who served as a caregiver for her husband, Norman, following his stroke and, later, declining health. This endowment also […]

Riley Bane, A Bold Leader Among Peers at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — February 10, 2017 — Among the thousands of student-athletes around the country who have taken part in a leadership academy through the Janssen Sports Leadership Center over the past 12 years, only about two percent have achieved its highest accolade, the Leader of Distinction. That puts Barton College’s Riley Bane in elite company. A junior academically and redshirt sophomore on the women’s volleyball team at Barton College in Wilson, N.C., Bane reached that prestigious level in the first year of the Barton Leadership Academy. The recognition was awarded based on the very high marks she received from her teammates and coaches in areas of personal leadership (commitment, […]

“One Billion Rising” Event To Be Held at Barton on February 14

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WILSON, N.C. — January 26, 2017 — Rise up and join fellow members of the Wilson community to help end violence against women. The Lee Student Health Center at Barton College, in partnership with the Wesley Shelter, will sponsor the “One Billion Rising Revolution Event” on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 11:30 a.m. This program will be held at Barton College on Center Campus, and the community is invited to participate. Those participating are encouraged to wear red or pink that day. This annual world-wide event, aimed to end violence against women, will begin with several presenters from Barton College, the Wesley Shelter, and the Wilson Police Department. The program will conclude with a […]

Barton Delivers Results

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WILSON, N.C. — January 23, 2017 — Barton College continues to deliver on its promise—producing an annual class of graduates who have developed a bold sense of leadership and a clear vision of competing successfully in the world. Students put theory into practice through internships and practicums that further develop their comprehension and skill sets within chosen disciplines…And, they get jobs! Barton’s results following its survey of graduates within six months of graduation indicate that 95% of our 2016 Bachelor degree graduates were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation as compared to the national average of 82% (NACE First-Destination Survey – Class of 2015). Barton graduates […]

Barton and WCC Affirm Transfer Partnerships

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Seated, from left: Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, President of Barton College and Dr. Tim Wright, President of Wilson Community College. Standing, from left: Dr. Jill Fegley, Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success at Barton; Dr. Gary Daynes, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Barton; Dr. Luis Carlos Ayarza, Assistant Professor of Spanish at Barton; Suzanna Hernandez, Instructor for the Community Spanish Interpreter Program at WCC, Rob Holsten, Vice President for Academic Affairs at WCC, and Dr. Morgan Daughety, Dean of College Transfer and Public Services at WCC.   WILSON, N.C. — December 14, 2016 — Barton College and Wilson Community College are pleased to announce an affirmation […]

Lighting of the Luminaries and Service of Christmas Lessons & Carols Planned for Nov. 29

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There is no charge for the outdoor program or the choir program. WILSON, N.C. — November 22, 2016 — The Lighting of the Luminaries and the Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols, long-standing traditions for the Barton College community, will usher in the 2016 Christmas season on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The College family invites the surrounding community to join them for this festive celebration of events on campus. The celebration will begin with a festive candlelight dinner served in the Hamlin Student Center Dining Hall at 5 p.m. Cost only for the meal is $7 for adults and $5 for children and students not on the meal plan. At 4 p.m., students […]

100-Year-Old Diploma Gifted Back To Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — November 14, 2016 — A 100-year-old gift recently made to Barton College has stirred great interest and conversation on campus this fall, especially during the recent Homecoming Weekend celebration. The thoughtful and heartwarming gift from James Van Taylor III, M.D., of Wilson, is a 1916 Atlantic Christian College diploma that was awarded to Sallie Hadley Bunting in the spring of that year. Mrs. Bunting is the late maternal grandmother of Dr. Taylor. While Barton has some wonderful examples of early-awarded diplomas in its archives, the gift of this diploma is particularly meaningful to the College because of its century anniversary this year. “We are incredibly appreciative of this gift […]

Barton’s Master of School Administration Program and the WCS Aspiring Administrators Program Create Partnership

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(Photo caption:  Front row, seated, from left: Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, President of Barton College; and Dr. Lane Mills, Superintendent of Wilson County Schools. Back row, standing, from left: Eric Davis, Chief Operations Officer for Wilson County Schools; Dr. Jackie Ennis, Barton College Dean of the School of Education; and Dr. Gary Daynes, Barton College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs) WILSON, N.C. — October 26, 2016 — Educators with Wilson County Schools (WCS) have a new opportunity to reach their professional goals. Barton College and WCS are pleased to announce a partnership between the College’s School of Education Master of School Administration Program and the School System’s Aspiring Administrators Program. Dr. Douglas N. Searcy, […]

Barton Welcomes Peter Makuck for Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on October 24

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WILSON, N.C. – October 17, 2016 — Barton College will welcome author and poet Peter Makuck for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Monday. Oct. 24. The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is free and open to the public, and all are invited to attend. Twice winner of the annual Brockman-Campbell Award for best book of poetry published by a North Carolinian (1988, 2011), Peter Makuck has authored five volumes of poetry; the last is “Long Lens: New & Selected Poems” (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2010).  Forthcoming in October 2016 from the same publisher is […]

“All in the Timing and Other Outrageous Short Comedies” Opens the Theatre Season October 20-23

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WILSON, N.C. — October 12, 2016 — Theatre at Barton College opens its 2016-2017 season with “All in the Timing and Other Outrageous Short Comedies” by award-winning American playwright David Ives. Performances will be held Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20-21, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23 at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the Barton campus. Tickets will be sold at the door and online at barton.edu/theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, military and alumni, $6 for non-Barton students, and free of charge for Barton students, faculty, and staff. A witty collection of short comedies, “All in the Timing” was first produced in […]