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Scope Barton College

A Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Barton College

Issue 252

Making an Entrance The Heart of Music Row Golden LEAF Supports Hearne-Barton Partnership

Scope Barton College

A Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Barton College

Academic Year 2012/2013


No. 252


A Message from the President


Making an Entrance


The Heart of Music Row


Golden LEAF Supports Hearne-Barton Partnership


Notes from the Dog House

• New Athletics Web Site Launched • Barton Athletes Named to the Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll • Numbers Increase in Athletics’ Participation • Men’s Basketball Claims Conference Carolinas Tournament Championship • Women’s Basketball Wins East Division Regular Season Championship of Conference Carolinas • Men’s Golf Team Makes 13th Consecutive Appearance in NCAA Division • Women’s Track and Field Gaining Strength in Young Program • Men’s Soccer Second in Regular Season Standings for East Division of Conference Carolinas • 2011 Hall of Fame Induction and Recognition of Tom Parham as an Inductee to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame


The Essential Madison


A Thirst for Compassion Connects College and Church


Summer Research


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This year’s Homecoming Weekend schedule will include the groundbreaking for the new West Entrance.

5 • The Heart of Music Row Steven Crowder reflects upon the influences along his journey from Barton College to Nashville's Music Row.

Barton News

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2 • Making an Entrance

NCATE Reaffirms Accreditation for School of Education Gregg DeMar Named New Chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees Think Pink! Fight Like a Bulldog! New Trustees Dr. Kelly Thompson Named Among 2011 Women Extraordinaire of the South by Business Leader Magazine Werline Named Editor of Distinguished Book Series for Society of Biblical Literature 2012 Jefferson-Pilot Faculty Members of the Year 2012 Spirit of Barton Award ACC / Barton Alumni Return for Voices Reunite Gipe Named Assistant Vice President at Barton Loveland Brings New Leadership To Hackney Library At Barton Barton College’s Undergraduate Scholars Week

12 • The Essential Madison

Dr. Jeff Broadwater aptly achieves his goal of presenting the “essential Madison” for the modern reader.


Alumni Update

• Alumni Awards • Record-Breaking Attendance at Homecoming

Alumni Class Notes

• Faculty Emeriti • In Memory of Dr. Edna Earle Boykin

Honor Roll of Donors Front Cover: West Entrance Project Plans Back Cover: The Lees Publisher: Editor: Production Editor: Production Assistant: Contributing Writers: Photographer: Contributed Photographs:


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President a message from the

Now is the time that all the “behind the scenes” work on our new Barton West Entrance project begins to bear fruit. The fundraising efforts and all the coordination meetings with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the City of Wilson, engineers, our landscape architect Jay Horton, arborists, contractors, and alumni are coming to fruition. And, the occasional street closings for infrastructure work are becoming more frequent. Mid-summer occasioned the first signs that work was beginning on campus. But the serious work of constructing the new campus entrance will begin after our official groundbreaking scheduled for Homecoming this fall. Make plans to attend the Alumni Reunions and Awards Brunch, and get the inside scoop on this and other upcoming campustransforming projects.

Fundraising for the Alumni Promenade, the avenue that dramatically frames the Centennial Alumni Bell Tower, is going well. The Alumni Board boasts a 100% participation in the $200,000 goal and all the members of the board are working hard to achieve that goal. You will find details about their progress within this issue of SCOPE. The Alumni Board and the Board of Trustees provided the lead gifts for this project, a project that will transform the campus. The visuals of the new entrance are exciting to see, and the reality will be even more dramatic. We are grateful for leadership gifts from Dr. Georgia Campion, Lynn and John Lee, Bridgestone Americas, the Ladwig family, Chuck Finklea, Jo Brown, Dale Bone, Linda Connor, and Ken Kennedy. The results of this initiative are many-fold, including a strong first impression for prospective students and visitors, instilling pride in our current students and all our constituencies, and providing a solid base for our neighborhood revitalization efforts. The new entrance presages other initiatives as well, some of which we will be sharing at the Homecoming Brunch. The N.C. Regional Christian Church (DOC) has provided a lead gift for restoring and renovating Howard Chapel. And, Bill Parish and his daughters, Phyllis and Tricia, have made a lead gift to name the Aileen and Bill Parish Plaza for Howard Chapel in memory of wife and mother, Aileen Reel Parish, class of 1947. Ken Kennedy, in memory of his grandfather, has given a lead gift for transforming the entire campus into an arboretum unique to the southeastern coastal plains. Other gifts and initiatives appear to be on the immediate horizon. Stay tuned. This issue is chock-full of tidbits about alumni, faculty, and staff. Jeff Broadwater has published a new book, Phyllis Parish Howard received the 2011 Alumna of the Year award, Janie Bostick was named Professor Emerita, Chris Wilson is Professor Emeritus and Artist-in-Residence, and our 2011-12 SGA president, Emily Humphreys, writes of her Barton experience. And, you will be introduced to our new Chair of the Board, Gregg DeMar, who is carrying out our fine tradition of strong board leadership. There is much more in this issue, and I invite you to peruse the issue yourself. I close “in memoriam:” In gratitude for their lives, we note the passing of Trustee Emerita Dr. Edna Earle Boykin and former Trustee Aileen Parish, both of whom have long been a presence on our campus. We miss them and celebrate the time we had with them. Norval Kneten


Entrance Making an


by Kathy Daughety

With the implementation of the College’s Master Plan now underway, Barton is beginning to align its physical now eenvironment nvironment with its expanding national recognition as an innovative center of academic quality. The new West Entrance campaign, in a silent phase for six months, was publicly shared first with Atlantic Christian and Barton College alumni during the October 2011 Homecoming festivities. Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College, made the announcement during last year’s Alumni Awards Brunch. This year’s Homecoming Weekend schedule will include the groundbreaking for the new West Entrance. “Barton’s plans for the new West Entrance will be realized at Homecoming as we officially break ground with alumni, students, faculty, staff, and trustees gathered as witnesses to this next great chapter in the College’s storied history,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “We are indebted to our trustees, alumni, and other donors who have believed in this project from its inception and have given so generously to bring these plans to fruition. This is indeed an exciting time on campus.” Barton’s Board of Trustees voted enthusiastically in spring 2011 to begin the silent phase of the project campaign for 2

the new West Entrance, a proposed gateway to the campus that will broaden attention and appeal to prospective students who are considering Barton College to continue their education and to all who are visiting Wilson. The overall project goal is estimated at $1.5 million with over $1.4 million already having been raised through gifts and pledges. On the heels of heavy endorsement by the Barton College Board of Trustees, the Alumni Board also has eagerly supported this project with a pledge of $200,000 toward the Alumni Promenade. Whit Coolbaugh, president of the College’s Alumni Association and its Board, encourages fellow alumni to join him and other board members in making a gift toward the $200,000 alumni goal. “This is a great opportunity for fellow alumni to support such a noteworthy project,” said Coolbaugh. “I feel very fortunate to be able to give back to this school that gave so much to me. And, every gift made toward the Alumni Promenade, no matter the size, will positively impact the alumni presence at our alma mater.” As the lead project for Phase I of the College’s Master Plan, the new West Entrance will create an impressive statement of collegiate quality for the campus and community, opening

onto a dramatic vista of the campus that will highlight the Centennial Alumni Bell Tower and the Campus Commons. Local project architect Jay Horton and alumnus Warren Smith will oversee the construction phases for the new West Entrance project. Traveling down A.C.C. Drive, a visitor’s introduction to Barton College will begin at the Barton-Graves House, with its signature brick wall embedded with the College’s name at the intersection of Nash Street. And, just a block further on A.C.C. Drive, visitors, students, and alumni will find the welcoming arms of the College extended as the Lee Entrance Way opens onto a crescent drive with low accent perimeter walls along Vance Street and A.C.C. Drive. The crescent drive will feed pedestrian and vehicular traffic onto the perpendicular Alumni Promenade that will extend to the Centennial Alumni Bell Tower. Noted as one of the more dramatic elements of the new entrance, the double-laned Alumni Promenade will incorporate a median reflecting pool accenting the surrounding architecture. The pool’s plans include a raised brick veneer with limestone or concrete coping. Visually appealing for both pedestrian and vehicular traffic, the Alumni Promenade will honor the steadfast commitment of the alumni of Atlantic Christian College and Barton College. Additional aspects of the entrance project include plaza and green spaces that will be repeating elements throughout this area of the campus. A point of particular interest will be the Patriotic Plaza to be located at the mid-point of the crescent drive opposite of the Alumni Promenade. The Patriotic Plaza will include the United States, North Carolina, and Barton College flags with a proposed marble inlay around the base. The inlay will include a marker placed in honor of all students, alumni, faculty, and staff who have served in the Armed Forces. Low brick .................................................. wall seating with concrete The new West Entrance caps has been proposed to will also provide a more allow space for meditation and reflection. scenic streetscape for A second plaza area to this major artery of the be featured northwest of Hackney Library will be city and will provide a Student Commons safer traffic environment the outdoor classroom. The for the campus and area will include interior low brick walls around the broader community. perimeter with proposed .................................................. concrete pedestals for sculpture and additional seating. Brick accent columns with limestone collars and caps will complement the brick perimeter walls, which will also include embedded limestone signage. Paver flatwork will complete the outdoor room designed for classes and informal gatherings. The new West Entrance will also provide a more scenic streetscape for this major artery of the city and will provide a safer traffic environment for the campus and broader community. The College is indebted to the city of Wilson and the North Carolina Department of Transportation, both of whom have been working closely with Barton on the proposed project to help address traffic concerns stemming from the volume of traffic and speeding on A.C.C. Drive, a campus street that has developed into a major thoroughfare. At the writing of this article, the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s plans are well underway

Canopy Removal Completed Summer 2012

for the conversion of A.C.C. Drive and Raleigh Road from one-way to two-way streets. The D.O.T.’s plans also include the construction of a roundabout traffic circle at the intersections of A.C.C. Drive, Raleigh Road, and Corbett Avenue. Detour routes will be provided for the area during this construction period. These improvements will create a significantly safer traffic environment for all on campus as well as those in the community traveling by vehicle, bicycle, or walking along the thoroughfares. The City is also overseeing utility work (in preparation for the new entrance) on Vance Street and A.C.C. Drive. Following the completion of the utility prep work, the crew will repave these sections of street, add curbing for the new West Entrance, and place stamped crosswalks at A.C.C. Drive and Vance Street. Phase I also includes improvements to the interior of the campus leading to and including the Campus Commons, the heart of activity for Barton students. The most noticeable update is the removal of the concrete canopy that extended from Belk Hall to Hines Hall. Alumnus Ashley Wishall supervised this summer project, which has created an immediate expanse of greenscape and a more visually appealing interior campus. Arborist John Suggs supervised the trimming of trees on campus during the summer as well as the removal of several trees that had reached the end of their lifespan, 3

were diseased, or were part of necessary excavation for the construction of the new entrance. As the arborist continues to guide the College through this portion of the project, alumni may be assured that several new trees are being planted for each tree removed. Plans for a series of future projects stemming from the College’s new Master Plan include the renovation of Howard Chapel, focusing on a new Chapel entrance opening onto the Campus Commons and a redistribution of interior chapel space to allow for improved lighting, a more flexible worship space, offices, meeting rooms, and restroom facilities. And, other anticipated projects could include a new academic building (yet to be defined) and the expansion and renovation of general use academic classroom buildings, expansion and renovation of the art and communication facilities, expansion of athletic facilities, renovation of Hackney Library, new science and nursing facilities, and the expansion and renovation of Hamlin Student Center. A specific timeline for these future projects has not been determined. While “stretching its arms” to embrace a growing national reputation, Barton welcomes its extended campus community to more fully experience all that our historic college has to offer.

Join Fellow Alumni! Atlantic Christian and Barton College alumni are the heritage of our campus community, and this new promenade will be a lasting legacy of our loyalty and commitment to our alma mater. One hundred percent of the Alumni Board's membership has made a gift toward this legacy. Join fellow alumni by going online now at to make your gift, and be part of history in the making!

Wilson-Barton Partnership Business Leadership Award On the evening of Thursday, September 22, 2011, with the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre providing a brilliantly-lit backdrop, nearly 300 leaders from Barton College and the Wilson community gathered to celebrate the many contributions made by alumnus and life-long resident John F. Lee. With friends, family and colleagues present, Mr. Lee was presented with the seventh annual Wilson-Barton Partnership Business Leadership Award. The award, given annually in the form of a small wooden box, was hand crafted by a local craftsman, Stan Corbett, of walnut harvested from a tree that once stood at the Barton-Graves House. Recipients are selected based on significant contributions to business, strong leadership qualities, and dedication to the community. Through the generosity of his friends and members of the Wilson community, four one-time scholarships honoring Mr. Lee have been established using a John and Lynn Lee portion of the proceeds from the event. Two of the student recipients, Wilson County natives and Business majors Lindsey Harper ’13 and Zeb Whitehurst ’13, addressed the gathering and expressed their sincere appreciation at having been selected for this recognition. The evening was a wonderful tribute to a very deserving individual. 4

The Heart of Music Row by Kathy Daughety


“Lying in a ditch is cause for concern, at least during the coherent moments when going in and out of consciousness.”



Steven Steven Crowder, class of 1997, can attest to this experience firsthand. He remembers waking up bitterly cold from the November night air and in excruciating pain. On November 4, 2005, Steven had left the Nashville studio where he was employed as an engineer. Headed home for the evening, he rounded a corner on his motorcycle when the front wheel slipped from the pavement. Putting a foot down to correct the move, Steven immediately felt a snap at the top of his leg. As his motorcycle crashed, he found himself flipping over a guardrail. During this brief moment of recall, Steven realized how he had landed in the ditch. Now, his big question was, “When will someone find me?” In the wee hours of the morning of November 5, someone did find Steven. He was rushed to Vanderbilt Hospital where the attending physician discovered Steven had snapped the ball of his hip from the socket joint, which then shattered upon impact. In retrospect, Steven realizes his life changed dramatically from that point forward. But except for the obvious, how had it changed? His experiences in the months ahead during a yearlong recovery helped determine that answer. And, to better appreciate the mileposts ahead for Steven, it’s helpful to retrace his journey past. While that particular road on a fateful November evening proved difficult to traverse, Steven’s pathway to other destinations, including Barton College and Nashville, seemed to have been smoothly paved well ahead of his journey. Barton College was in his sights even as a youngster when his mom, Barton alumna Becky Crowder, brought her middle school music students in the early 1990s to visit the College’s music department. “During my senior year in high school, I traveled to Barton with my mom’s music class as an unofficial chaperone,” Steven shared. “My older brother Jimmy was already enrolled at Barton, and I decided to spend the weekend with him and his friends. I had a great time, and it

wasn’t long before I applied and was accepted for fall semester. Barton was a good fit for me.” For Steven, his transition into college life proved easier than choosing a major. Growing up amid strong musical influences, he was naturally drawn in a similar direction. He finally decided on audio recording technology, which he described as “still very much a musicbased degree at the time.” “I remember music theory classes with professors Chuck Rakow and Janie Bostick,” Steven said. “I actually did OK, but it wasn’t unusual for some students to retake at least one of the required four semesters.” With vivid memories of classes gone by, Steven shared that Mr. Rakow was a professor that students “feared and respected.” He remembered the sightreading portion of his music theory three-part exam, which included conducting and singing, as painful, but he said it was even more excruciating for the students not prepared. “I remember a particularly difficult exam that I was worried about passing,” Steven continued. “I finally got up the nerve to ask Mr. Rakow how I did. His only answer was, ‘You didn’t fail.’ I did OK, but he never cut us any slack. He taught us the importance of perseverance, not to mention some other important life lessons. 5

“I’ll never forget the day Mr. Rakow placed one of those black metal music stands directly in front of the closed door of our classroom,” Steven said, grinning. “It wasn’t long before an habitually late student grabbed the doorknob, pushed open the door, and the black metal music stand crashed to the floor. As he stood there, too stunned to move, Mr. Rakow solemnly greeted this guy in that rich bass voice, ‘G-O-O-D M-O-R-N-I-N-G!’ You can bet that student was never late again, nor were we.” Audio recording technology professor Glenn Rose also was a significant influence during the remainder of Steven’s Barton experience. Rose’s professional connections in Nashville helped secure a senior internship for Steven at Javelina Recording Studios. “A giant recording studio, Javelina was housed where the original RCA Studio B had been located; it has a great history,” Steven recalled. “During my internship, I also had a chance to assist at another studio with a gig for Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, simply because I had shown interest and the engineer was willing to bring me in for the experience. “After the internship ended, I was offered a job at Javelina,” Steven continued. “It was part time, but it kept me in the network. The engineer I had interned with took me ‘under his wing’ and taught me everything about that recording room at Javalina. When he moved to another studio in 1997, I was hired as an assistant engineer to take his place. That was a great break for me. The competition in Nashville is fierce, and it felt like my hard work was beginning to pay off. While at Javelina, I had a chance to work with George Jones, Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffet, and Vince Gill, among others.” In 2000, Steven interviewed with Carr T. Day Entertainment and was offered an opportunity to come on board during an extensive renovation of that studio space. “That’s when I really started getting more first engineering gigs,” Steven explained. “At Carr T. Day, I did entire albums for Willie Nelson, B.J. Thomas, and Lynyrd Synyrd. People always ask if I’m star struck, but the answer is no, because everyone has a job to do. These sessions are incredibly expensive, and everyone is counting on each other to do their job and do it well. “One of the first gigs I had as an engineer was an orchestral set-up,” he continued, with a laugh. “You have to know where the musicians are in the orchestral score, and, when I was asked if I could read the score, I silently said, ‘Thank you, Chuck Rakow!’ “Then, there was the band, The Memphis Boys, with producer and co-founder Chips Moman,” Steven added. “They have had lots of hits, including a number of Elvis Presley’s comeback songs that they recorded as well as songs for Neil Diamond, B.J. Thomas, and Willie Nelson. I was the only person under 65 in this particular recording session, and it was great! I even rode my motorcycle around town with the 70-year-old bass player. I still stay in touch with some of those guys. I’ve had a chance to meet some great folks in this industry. It’s not all about huge egos; these are incredibly talented people who also have some big hearts.” Steven knows firsthand about people with big hearts.

“I spent two weeks in Vanderbilt Hospital following reconstructive surgery on my hip, and then spent a year recovering,” he continued. “During that period, I wasn’t able to walk on my own for close to five months without either crutches or a wheelchair. But the real change was my perspective on humanity, in large part because of the friends that came out of the woodwork and the organizations that offered to help me.” One of those organizations was the MusiCares Foundation, of which Steven has become a huge advocate. He had medical insurance, but Steven said many musicians and others working in the music industry don’t, and these foundations make a huge difference during critical times of need. “I was not aware of this organization until a representative came by to check on me,” he said. “This organization is amazing; MusiCares paid my rent for six months and helped with wheel chair rentals during my convalescence. I would have needed to move home to Virginia had it not been for MusiCares. “Then, it wasn’t long before a co-worker stopped by one day with an envelope that contained five or six hundred dollars,” he continued. “Session players had placed a container at the front desk in the studio, and people had made these contributions to help me with expenses. Later, the Nashville Engineers Relief Fund called to let me know they had also heard about my accident, and they offered 6

financial assistance as well. I was so appreciative, but I had to decline their offer, because that funding would have exceeded what my normal income would have been had I been able to work. I was overwhelmed by the generosity of the music industry. “Once I was able to get around without crutches, a friend invited me to travel with a USO tour, playing drums. I said yes, bought a drum kit, and began practicing every day. That invitation gave me a chance to see Portugal and the Middle East. By the time Steven returned home, it had been almost a year since the accident. He knew it was time to return to the “real world,” but he also recognized his “burn-out” from the 18-hour days that he frequently experienced as an engineer. So, he decided to search for a job outside the music industry, and that turned out to be a lot harder than he expected. “Some friends told me about an entry level position open at Ocean Way Nashville in November 2006, so I decided to apply. I was offered an assistant engineer role,” Steven shared. This job got Steven’s foot back in the door, and it wasn’t long before he was promoted to studio supervisor, a role he’s held for the past six years. “I handle the day-to-day logistics as studio supervisor,” explained Steven. “I still take on an engineering role when needed, but my main focus is hiring and training commercial and college student staff, handling daily scheduling, and overseeing the logistics for recording sessions, which includes: coordinating the sessions, addressing technical questions, overseeing preparations for the engineers, and hiring assistant and free-lance engineers as needed. In this highly creative environment, perhaps Steven’s most challenging responsibility is making sure talent and personalities are well matched among musicians and their engineers. Also requiring Steven’s daily attention is the 100-year-old Gothic Revival greystone church building that houses the world-class Ocean Way Nashville Recording Studios in the heart of the city’s famed Music Row. With three recording studios to oversee, including the expansive Studio A with its magnificent stained glass windows, Steven may also address any number of maintenance issues, including the upkeep of 15 separate air

conditioners needed to keep the century-old facility cooled during the humid summer season. Steven has worked in Nashville for over 15 years — a time of significant transition for himself and the music industry. “When I graduated in 1997, the industry was still recording reel to reel,” he reminisced. “While analog tape or digital tape was still the norm, a software called ProTools was introduced that was beginning to revolutionize the recording process. Barton’s program actually had a two-channel version of ProTools before I graduated. As I look back, I realize how Barton’s professors focused on teaching us how to teach ourselves; that has been critical to my success. I have to keep up with the changing technology to stay current in the music industry. Otherwise, I would be obsolete.”

Steven Crowder's Professional Credits

Listed below are just a few of the artists Steven has worked with through the years. Album Songs I Grew Up Singing Hillbilly Bone Kellie Pickler Under the Influence/Drive Unmistakable: Love Waitin’ in the Country Vicious Cycle Out of the Ashes Water & Bridges Keith Urban/The Ranch I Hope You Dance

Artist Gordon Mote Blake Shelton Kellie Pickler Alan Jackson Jo Dee Messina Jason Michael Carroll Lynyrd Skynyrd Jessi Colter Kenny Rogers Keith Urban Lee Ann Womack

Credit Engineer Assistant Assistant, Assistant Engineer Assistant, Assistant Engineer Assistant Assistant Assistant Engineer, Sound Effects Engineer Assistant Engineer Assistant Engineer

Steven explained that ProTools hardware and software had evolved to a point where it could be used reliably by 2000, and it wasn’t long before he had bought a Mac laptop and the ProTools LE Mac-based software, so that he could master the new technology that continues to evolve with the music industry. “Before this technology was introduced, a threeminute song may have been recorded five times to get it just right, and that was coupled with the tedious, meticulous work of slicing and splicing tape,” he added. “Now, ProTools allows us to cut and paste the tracks, but we can also undo any changes to make adjustments before the tracks are permanently saved. In addition to tracking, which accounts for a large portion of our work, Ocean Way handles orchestra, choral, and film/TV scoring as well as video shoots,” he added. These days, Steven’s work hours are closer to a “nine to five” schedule, but he still pulls the occasional 18-hour day when needed. “Music is definitely my passion, but it’s also a hobby,” he adds. “I’m in several bands; I guess playing music is our version of golf. We would never quit our day jobs, but we enjoy getting together and playing shows, mostly humor based. It’s a lot of fun.” In his spare time, Steven also supports MusiCares, a foundation that remains close to his heart. In fact, during a big fundraiser hosted by the organization in spring 2011, he volunteered to eat one of Nashville’s infamous 13-year cicadas to help raise funds for others in need. “I did actually eat the cicada,” Steven sheepishly admitted. “And, before you ask, I would describe it as ‘chewy.’ And, yes, I would do it again to help raise money for others in the music industry. I’ll never forget when they were there for me.” 7


“I think the skills that most benefit a trial judge are being diligent, even tempered, and as fair as possible.” ....................................

Golden LEAF Supports Hearne-Barton Partnership by Kathy Daughety


Creativity thrives when academic partners are passionate about bringing positive change to the classroom and funding is made available to support these innovative educational endeavors. The Golden LEAF Foundation recently approved a $375,000 grant proposal submitted by Barton College to support the Hearne-Barton Partnership School Project, an unprecedented Wilson neighborhood partnership that has already begun to energize students and faculty at both educational institutions. “Golden LEAF is proud to help Barton College in its efforts to grow the talent, knowledge and skills of our youth,” said Dan Gerlach, Golden LEAF President. “Raising educational achievement will help level the playing field for economic success in our rural communities.” This three-year Hearne-Barton Partnership School Project has formalized Barton’s partnership with Margaret Hearne Elementary School while providing a comprehensive program to help improve: 1) Margaret Hearne’s student achievement in mathematics, reading, and science at the elementary level, 2) to address health education needs in the elementary school, and 3) to provide mentoring and internship opportunities to Barton College students. Golden LEAF 8

funds from this grant will be used primarily for personnel, books/supplies/materials, curriculum materials, training, and classroom support. “Barton College is pleased and gratified that the Golden LEAF Foundation recognized the worthiness of this neighborhood partnership with Margaret Hearne Elementary School,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “Barton has been in dialogue with Wilson County Schools for several years and Superintendent Bulson has been most supportive of this project. We know from early results of piloted programming that this initiative is indeed making a significant impact on the students and faculty of Margaret Hearne as well as Barton’s undergraduate and graduate students and our School of Education faculty.” Barton College, Margaret Hearne, and the Wilson County Schools administrative teams have worked together to develop a plan that all participants agree is likely to improve the academic success of the students at Margaret Hearne, promote healthy living for the Margaret Hearne students, and encourage participation of parents and the community in school-based activities. The plan’s emphasis on basic skill development in grades K-5 for the students at Margaret

Carnival,” held at Margaret Hearne with approximately 90 Hearne is designed to promote the specific development of students and family members (approximately 225 people) basic skills in reading, mathematics, and science, and to help participating. In addition, science lessons were offered promote the students’ chances for successful completion of through the Department of Science and Mathematics in high school and readiness for future employment. October 2011 for 68 fourth-grade students visiting the Barton “The grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation will make campus; the “Literacy Alive” program was launched this a huge impact,” shared Jackie Ennis, dean of the School past year with emphases on providing additional books for of Education at Barton College. “I am very pleased that Barton College has the opportunity to work in partnership with the Golden LEAF Foundation and Wilson County Schools to create opportunities that THIS PROJECT RECEIVED SUPPORT FROM GOLDEN LEAF FOUNDATION will benefit the students and teachers .................................................. the school’s library at Margaret Hearne Elementary School, as well as the neighboring community. In addition, Barton College’s teacher “Barton College is pleased and its students as well as fostering candidates will gain skills that will have a positive impact and gratified that the students’ love of on their teaching and will impact their future students. The Golden LEAF Foundation reading; and routine far-reaching influence of this grant is impossible for me to fathom.” recognized the worthiness health screenings for students in selected One of the first initiatives implemented this past year was of this neighborhood grade levels were also the “Teacher Sense of Efficacy Scale,” a survey developed partnership with Margaret begun. by Anita Woolfolk Hoy and administered to Margaret Hearne faculty by Barton elementary education major Courtney Hearne Elementary School.” The collaboration between the School Jernigan. This exercise, designed and implemented by .................................................. of Nursing and the Jernigan and overseen by Dr. Ennis as part of Barton’s School of Education Undergraduate Student/Faculty Scholarship Collaboration, at Barton College will offer the opportunity to implement helped to determine how the Hearne Elementary School evidence-based practice projects that are focused on teachers view the climate and their sense of empowerment identified health care needs of this community. For example, at the school. These survey results will be used to identify one activity includes the screening of early elementary topics for professional development sessions provided to students followed by interventions to teach measurement empower teachers at Margaret Hearne to increase their skills for breakfast cereals. This hands-on learning experience effectiveness in the classroom. At the end of the three-year for Margaret Hearne students will allow them to be part project, the survey will be re-administered to the teachers to of food and nutrition choices that will impact their math, gauge their increased confidence in classroom management measurement, and calculation skills. Students will also be skills, use of instructional strategies, and their ability to taught to read nutrition labels, select healthy snacks, and engage students in the learning process. engage in effective indoor and outdoor physical activities Response to early piloting of some of the partnership’s while being safe. These activities will promote healthier activities has been very favorable. Pilot activities during the lifestyles for the students, and, in turn, healthier lifestyles 2011-2012 academic year included the “Summer Bulldog will encourage a more effective learning experience. Academy” in July 2011 when Barton’s elementary education Barton students are serving as tutors this year to help graduate students designed lessons and provided free individuals and small groups of students at Margaret Hearne instruction to 75 students for a weeklong summer program. improve their achievement in mathematics and reading. Students were invited by Margaret Hearne principal Jenny And, two Barton faculty members are working on site with Hayes to participate in the “Summer Bulldog Academy” Margaret Hearne teachers: providing instructional support that focused on literacy for students in grades K-2 and and overseeing professional development programming. science for students who had completed grades 3-4. The “I am very excited about all of the possibilities afforded elementary school students thrived during this session of our students through the Golden LEAF grant,” shared Jenny engaging and creative activities, demonstrating growth in Hayes, principal of Margaret Hearne Elementary School. their academic areas of focus. Barton’s graduate students, all “Through the grant, we will have increased opportunities licensed teachers with previous experience in the classroom, for staff development as well as staff support. Our students appreciated the opportunity to expand their own knowledge thoroughly enjoy every opportunity they get to go over base as they developed innovative strategies for teaching that to Barton and, with this grant, they will have even more they could take back to their respective classrooms. opportunities to participate in exciting learning experiences. On the heels of that successful venture, Barton and It is our goal that every student who leaves Hearne Margaret Hearne planned other collaborative activities understands that college is an option for them. We welcome last fall that included “Science on the Go,” welcoming the exposure to the college scene that Barton has to offer our 75 fifth-grade students to the Barton campus for science students.” lessons offered through the School of Education on four separate occasions during fall semester 2011, and “Math



Athletics Notes from the Dog House

New Athletics Web Site Launched

The Barton College Department of Athletics and the Office of Web Services announced the launch of the Bulldogs’ new home on the web – BartonBulldogs. com. The new site showcases Barton’s Bulldog pride and gives fans an up-to-date platform to keep up with the latest Bulldog news, scores, and schedules.

Barton Athletes Named to the Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll Thirty-seven percent (37%) of our letter-winning student-athletes (75 of 202) were named to the Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll at the end of the 2012 spring semester. A student-athlete must have at least a 3.2 grade point average in the most recent term to qualify for this honor. The average cumulative grade point average for this group at the end of the 2011-12 year was a 2.9.

Numbers Increase in Athletics’ Participation With the additions of teams for men’s and women’s track and field for 2010-11 and men’s volleyball and women’s golf for 2011-12, the number of intercollegiate sports offered by Barton College has grown to an all-time high of 16. The number of student-athletes participating in our program grew to 235 last year, also an all-time high.

Men’s Basketball Claims Conference Carolinas Tournament Championship Under the leadership of Head Coach Ron Lievense, our men’s basketball team claimed the Conference Carolinas Tournament championship this past season in dramatic fashion by winning three consecutive road games at Belmont Abbey College, Queens University of Charlotte, and Mount Olive College. Barton junior Gerald Boston scored 86 points in those three games and was named Most Valuable Player in that event. Boston was also named All-Conference, All-Region, and shared the Barton College Kiwanis Male Athlete of the Year Award. Our team went on to qualify for the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament played in Montevallo, Ala. This team finished its season with a 20-10 record.


Women’s Basketball Wins East Division Regular Season Championship of Conference Carolinas Under the direction of Head Coach Wendee Saintsing, our women’s basketball team won the East Division regular season championship of Conference Carolinas with a 14-3 league record, extending this team’s streak of championshipwinning seasons to four. Senior Jannetta Robinson, who shared the Barton College Kiwanis Female Athlete of the Year Award, led the team as it qualified for the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament played in Aiken, S.C. The team completed its season with a 21-9 overall record.

Men’s Golf Team Makes 13th Consecutive Appearance in NCAA Division II Regional Tournament Under the direction of Head Coach John Hackney, our men’s golf team made its 13th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament, this time played in Conover at the Rock Barn Golf Club. Our team also placed second in the Conference Carolinas Tournament, finishing one shot behind Coker College. Junior Daniel Claytor led our team to a 22-stroke victory in the Barton Intercollegiate Tournament played at Wilson Country Club with rounds of 68 and 67 as the event’s individual champion. He was named an All-American for the second consecutive year, and shared the Barton College Kiwanis Male Athlete of the Year Award.

Women’s Track and Field Gaining Strength in Young Program Under the direction of Head Coach Karen Godlock, our women’s track and field team, in only its second year of competition, narrowly missed placing in the upper half of the standings at the Conference Carolinas Meet at Lees-McRae College. Placing fifth out of eight teams, Barton had several champions in individual events, including sophomore Ericka Skinner, who won the 800 and 1,500 meter runs and who later shared the Barton College Female Athlete of the Year Award.

Men’s Soccer Second in Regular Season Standings for East Division of Conference Carolinas Under the direction of Head Coach Matt Akins, our men’s soccer team finished second in the regular season standings for the East Division of Conference Carolinas with a 7-4 league mark and had an overall record of 11-7. Sophomore Erik Pajunk was named an All-American as he led NCAA Division II nationally in assists.

2011 Hall of Fame Induction and Recognition of Tom Parham as an Inductee to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame At the Bulldog Club and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on October 21, a number of persons were recognized. Congratulations to inductees Kendrick Cox, ’97, standout basketball player who led our first team under then new head coach Ron Lievense to a conference championship; John Eskew, ’63, who set numerous track and field records and was an excellent basketball player; Brian Staub, ’80, All-American on our first national championship team ever in 1979 in men’s tennis under Coach Tom Parham; Keith Stutts, ’79, Wilson native and former baseball star; Corey Taylor, ’94, leader of two conference championship teams in men’s soccer; and Tony Tilley, Elon University graduate, longtime ARAMARK Higher Education Food Services Director, and longtime Bulldog supporter. Don Fish, Executive Director of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, was in attendance and recognized Tom Parham, ’63, former coach of our national championship teams in men’s tennis in 1979 and 1984, for his induction to the N.C. Hall on May 12, 2011. Jimmie Davis and Freddie Deans were recognized as recipients of Bulldog Club Awards at the same event. .....................................

Class of 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees Stacey Radford Miller, ’02 Randy Pridgen, ’83 Shemkia Reid, ’02

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TheEssential Madison I

James Madison, A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation is a selection of the History Book Club, Military Book Club, and Book-of-the-Month Club. $30, hardcover, ISBN # 978-0-8078-3530-2, published by the University of North Carolina Press.


In his recently released biography of the nation’s fourth president, James Madison, A Son of Virginia & a Founder president, off the Nation o Nation, Dr. Jeff Broadwater aptly achieves his goal of presenting the “essential Madison” for the modern reader, as he concentrates on specific aspects of Madison’s life that he believes would be of most interest today. From Broadwater’s perspective, no single figure can tell us more about the origins of the American republic than James Madison. Broadwater focuses on Madison’s role in the battle for religious freedom in Virginia, his contributions to the adoption of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, his place in the evolution of the party system, his relationship with Dolley Madison, his performance as a wartime commander in chief, and his views on slavery. While Madison is remembered primarily as a systematic political theorist, the author’s lens reveals that this bookish and unassuming man was also a practical politician who strove for balance in an age of revolution. What Madison lacked in charisma, he made up for in character, scholarship, and resilience. To better understand Madison’s contributions to modern democracy, one must look beyond the accomplishments that immediately come to mind. Broadwater states, “To many historians, the intellectual creativity Madison demonstrated in helping to write the U.S. Constitution and The Federalist far overshadowed the rest of his career…” Madison is described in the preface as one who “often worked quietly, sometimes obscuring his own accomplishments.” Broadwater further explains that Madison’s “victories came through the familiar combination of dedication, talent, and connections, with no secret weapons or magic formulas. He worked hard and did his homework. He learned to accommodate himself to disappointments, and he persisted in the craft of politics when public service offered few pecuniary rewards.” Broadwater portrays Madison as “an unlikely wartime leader who survived repeated setbacks in the War of 1812 with his popularity intact.” He further elucidates, “Madison tolerated incompetent commanders during the war, which led to repeated reversals along the Canadian border and to the burning of Washington, D.C.” However, Andrew Jackson’s spectacular victory in the Battle at New Orleans was a boon

for this struggling commander-in-chief when other military commanders’ reputations suffered greatly following the attack on Washington. Additional concerns, looming large for this president, included a variety of weaknesses throughout the federal government, especially with regard to its finances. Yet, Madison is credited with quickly returning Washington “to its normal routines” following the raid. And, Broadwater said in an interview, “… by tolerating dissent in New England, Madison probably avoided a civil war. He also showed a great respect for civil liberties. As messy as the war was, when it was over, most people thought that Madison had done fairly well. It helped that the war ended on a positive note with the victory at New Orleans. I think in Madison’s era, character counted for relatively more, and results for relatively less, than they do today. Madison got good marks for character.” Madison also struggled with the debate on slavery. It was an issue he would grapple with throughout his life. “Madison believed that white prejudice was so great that African Americans would not benefit significantly from the abolition of slavery unless they could be colonized outside of the United States,” Broadwater continues. “Madison seemed to ..................................................

“To many historians, the intellectual creativity Madison demonstrated in helping to write the U.S. Constitution and The Federalist far overshadowed the rest of his career…” ..................................................

think that the benefits of emancipation without colonization did not outweigh the costs to white society. He supported colonization all his life and could never admit it was wholly unrealistic. Madison’s thoughts about slavery were about as muddled as they could be, but they represented the enlightened ‘moderate’ opinion of his day.” Madison’s wife, Dolley, was a tremendous influence during his presidency, and she is described by Broadwater as Madison’s most effective lobbyist with Congress. “The socials she hosted allowed her to cultivate members of Congress, who, in her day, selected presidential candidates and probably helped him in the 1808 and 1812 elections,” he continues. “But even Dolley could not overcome the partisan divisions in Washington, and Madison had a hard time with Congress.” Broadwater speculates that readers may be most surprised by the depth of Madison’s commitment to the separation of church and state. “Madison worried about paying military chaplains out of public funds, and he thought if members of Congress wanted a chaplain, they should pay him with their own money,” he explains. “In Madison’s day, mail was delivered on Sunday so the federal government would

not have to recognize any religion’s holy day. In retirement, he thought limits might be placed on the amount of property a church could acquire. He believed in freedom of religion, but he also feared ecclesiastical power.” Early reviews have recognized both Dr. Broadwater’s scholarship and Madison’s mark on American history. Among them, Publishers Weekly described the book as Dr. Jeff Broadwater “Meticulously researched and surprisingly readable,” and predicted “History buffs and early-America aficionados will find Broadwater’s work indispensable.” And, a critique by Stuart Leibiger at LaSalle University reads, “Jeff Broadwater has mastered the voluminous literature on Madison. With lively and fast-paced prose, this succinct synthesis of recent scholarship will appeal to historians, political scientists, and general readers alike.” Broadwater’s book lecture schedule has included speaking engagements in Raleigh and Edenton as well as at Madison’s family reunion at Montpelier in Virginia. He also traveled to Kansas City, Mo., as the featured speaker for the public library’s Presidential Biographers Series. In September, Broadwater spoke at Barton during a book signing in observation of Constitution Day on campus. The Virginia Historical Society in Richmond has also scheduled March 17, 2013 for Broadwater to discuss “Why Washington Burned and How the President Survived.” A lawyer, historian, and scholar, Broadwater also is a professor of history at Barton College. He is the author of three previous books, George Mason, Forgotten Founder, which received the Richard Slattern Award for Biography from the Virginia Historical Society and was listed among the Washington Post’s Best Non-Fiction Books of 2006; Adlai Stevenson and American Politics: The Odyssey of a Cold War Liberal; and Eisenhower and the Anti-Communist Crusade; as well as a chapter titled “James Madison and the Dilemma of American Slavery” for A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe, which is to be published by Wiley-Blackwell.

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A Thirst for Compassion Connects College and Church by Kathy Daughety

Thirsty on a hot summer day? One only needs to turn on the faucet for a glass of cool water. Unfortunately, for many in the world, this is a luxury unimaginable. For Barton College senior Zeb Whitehurst, this problem weighs heavy on his mind, and he is passionate about educating others of this plight and finding ways to help ensure everyone in the world has access to clean, safe water. “My concern for clean, drinking water began to develop during my freshman year at Barton,” Zeb shared. “Instead of drinking the usual sodas at meals in the dining hall, I decided to switch to water. When a friend asked why I was always drinking water, I explained it was better for you than soda. He then proceeded to tell me that water was tasteless, and he couldn’t understand why I liked it so much. Well, that opened up a whole other conversation about why water is so important and how I’ve come to appreciate what a glass of water means to so many.” Through his involvement in alternative spring break mission trips sponsored by Barton and by learning more about the world’s need for water through documentaries and organizations such as Charity: Water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations, Zeb became acutely aware of the need for safe water in many impoverished countries, not only for consumption but also for sanitation, health, and even agriculture. As vice president of the new Campus Compassion organization during his sophomore year, he shared his concerns with classmates about clean water and encouraged conversations about how they could make a difference. “I’ve come to realize that the lack of safe, fresh water for many around the world is a serious crisis that we cannot ignore,” Zeb explained. “It’s important to me that I find ways to help educate others about this growing concern and also to help be a part of the solution. For now, that means raising awareness and dollars to help those in need.” A “door” was opened when Zeb had the opportunity to meet the Reverend Amy Gopp, executive director of Week of Compassion (WoC), the relief, refugee and development ministry fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and Brandon Gilvin, associate director of Week of Compassion. Gopp had the chance to observe Zeb’s hard work firsthand during a mission trip to Louisiana, and Gilvin met Zeb during the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 2011 General Assembly in Nashville, Tenn. Both were impressed with Zeb’s passion for serving others and especially for his commitment to finding ways to help those in need of clean, safe water. Upon his return from Nashville, Zeb was invited to serve as an intern with Week of Compassion during his junior year. In the past, WoC internships have been tailored specifically for seminary students; however, Zeb became the first undergraduate student to be offered this opportunity. “While Week of Compassion does not have an ‘internship program’ per se, we have the advantage of being a small staff and thus 14

can be flexible,” Rev. Gopp shared. “As with all of our other interns previously, we set up the internship for the student, so the student’s passions can be nurtured and the calling clarified a bit more.” As internship supervisor, Gilvin worked with Zeb to develop a customized internship that included opportunities for him to develop his public speaking skills, to read and complete research, analyze data, and to interact with and learn more about the “working hands” partners of Week of Compassion (such as Foods Resource Bank, Church World Service, Bread for the World, Equal Exchange, etc.) through attendance at board meetings in Kansas City, Mo., and Sacramento, Calif., and traveling to see projects in action in Nicaragua. Zeb was also asked to coordinate and execute two major projects, including the “Wine to Share, Water for All” event sponsored by Barton’s Campus Compassion organization and the Wilson Area CROP Hunger Walk. “And, at the same time, Zeb was able to contribute greatly to WoC as an organization, offering social media skills that we have appreciated,” added Gopp. Zeb worked with fellow Campus Compassion members at Barton to reach out to global neighbors by raising awareness and financial support through the fundraiser, “Wine to Share,

Water for All,” on campus in October 2011. Attendees learned more about the lack of, or poor quality of, potable water in under/undeveloped areas of the world and how they could help be a part of the solution. Proceeds from the event went directly to Week of Compassion to build additional water wells and provide clean water to those in need. “My most memorable experience during this internship has to be the mission trip to Nicaragua in March with the Foods Resource Bank (FRB) team,” Zeb shared. “There were many parts of this trip that challenged my personal and spiritual beliefs, and these experiences have strengthened my faith and have allowed me to understand the reality of the living and working conditions for so many in Latin America.” While in Nicaragua, Zeb was quick to observe the gratitude of the native residents. “They were appreciative of everything they received, especially assistance that would help their communities become more self-sufficient,” he added. “They never complained about hard work; they embraced each opportunity to help their families and neighbors find a healthier way of life.” Zeb became acquainted with the Foods Resource Bank’s local partner in Nicaragua, CIEETS (Interchurch Center of Theological and Social Studies), and the programs they support, which included seed banks. Working with CIEETS, the team helped provide silos for families to start their own seed banks that, in turn, would help them develop a sustainable agricultural system in their community. In addition, families were provided rabbits and chicks that will reproduce and provide meat for their table, and they were educated about how to use and care for ceramic water filters left by another agency. The team also demonstrated several agricultural techniques such as terracing to prevent soil erosion and using an A-frame for leveling the land. “At the seed bank, we helped install a manual water pump to an existing well,” Zeb explained. “Later, we installed a gravity-fed, drip-irrigation system by utilizing a typical garden hose that we punctured holes into and attached nozzles to connect it to the water tank that was fed by a water source at the top of the hill. We also helped hull rice by taking off its protective coating with long smooth poles

that we pounded onto the rice in big bowls. And, before the end of the week, I had also learned the process of building the base of a latrine, from digging the eightmeter deep hole to positioning the concrete/rock base. “I was overwhelmed by their ability to hold such joy and hope in their hearts in the midst of such poverty, and it was obvious that part of their hope stems from the work of these relief organizations,” Zeb added. “Zeb, in my assessment, has learned a lot,” Gilvin shared. “He’s open to refining some skills and developing [other] skills like a foreign language, that will help him considerably in a development career. And, he’s beginning to see the big picture—how water, food security, micro-finance, micro-enterprise, and, above all, the creativity of the people with whom you partner on the ground can bring new life to communities that have struggled in the face of disaster, drought, or violent conflict. Zeb has a bright future and the potential to partner with countless others as they work to make the futures of their communities just as bright.” Zeb’s internship also provided him with an opportunity to observe real world business models in action, and the experience has encouraged him to ask his Barton professors to talk more about the non-profit, non government organization models as compared to the popular for-profit models often discussed in class. Zeb’s speaking engagements for WoC have strengthened his public speaking skills, and he has developed a strong network with others across the nation equally committed to serving others in need. This opportunity helped him expand his perspective and passion for service in ways he could not have previously imagined. Zeb’s senior year is already in high gear; he’s completing a double major in business management and management of human relations, while serving as president of Campus Compassion and treasurer of the Student Government Association. And, he’s taking Spanish to strengthen his conversation skills. What’s in store for Zeb after graduation in May 2013? “I hope to apply for and participate in a one or twoyear international volunteer program to determine if development work on an international level is a good fit for me,” Zeb confided. “The Peace Corps is a strong interest right now, which includes three months of technical and vocational language training and two years of service in an underdeveloped country. After some ‘field’ experience, I’d like to work on a master’s degree, most likely in international relations. I hope to eventually work with a nongovernment or non-profit organization, with a focus in water sustainability development. Zeb himself was a catalyst [for this internship],” Gilvin concluded. “Amy and I both recognized leadership potential in him, and we were impressed by Zeb’s passion for providing people all over the world with access to clean, accessible water. It’s rare to find someone whose passion is as crystal clear as his, and we wanted to be a part of his journey.”


Summer Research by Emily Humphreys, Class of 2012 I feel so fortunate to be able to describe my summer internship experience following my junior year as “unforgettable,” “realistic,” “motivating” and, my favorite, “fun.” Not only was I able to learn new techniques and cutting edge research in a leading pharmaceutical company, but I was also able to successfully apply what I have learned at Barton College and expand on those lessons. With Barton College being a smaller school, I often felt like a “big fish in a little pond” and wondered how I would stack up against other students from larger institutions. What I came to find out was that the lessons that I learned at Barton were not something that can be measured or compared against those taught at bigger Emily Humphreys schools. The faculty at Barton College truly work toward ensuring students have the best education possible, and they really invest in teaching and making connections rather than just following an outline. Working with another student from UNC-Chapel Hill, I realized that I have gained a greater repertoire of techniques because of the more individualized attention I was able to receive. The journey to GlaxoSmithKline began with the arduous process of applying to countless internship job postings, resume tweaking, and lining up references. All the hard work paid off though when I received an internship position in a Cell Biology Lab. About a week prior to my phone interview, I had the opportunity of attending the BB&T Free Enterprise in Education Lecture with guest speaker Bob Ingram, former CEO of GlaxoWellcome, now GlaxoSmithKline. His talk on the philosophy of healthcare and the importance of providing quality service and information to people was truly inspiring. In addition to the lecture, I was invited to have lunch with Mr. Ingram where he further discussed specific questions that myself and other students had about his hard work and success. During my orientation at GlaxoSmithKline, Mr. Ingram was mentioned as helping develop the mission statement that is still used by the company, and I was honored to say that I not only knew who Mr. Ingram was but had the privilege of actually meeting him. Throughout that summer, I learned a tremendous amount of new information, building upon what I had already learned, and I gained a new level of confidence in myself. Not always having access to an extensive amount of industrial equipment, it was quite an experience learning new techniques and working with instruments that we have talked about in class but had not had the chance to use. My project for the summer focused on using short interfering RNA to regulate the expression of specific genes in different cancer cell lines. I learned about the techniques of reverse transcription, polymerase chain reaction, protein

determination using antibodies, immunoblotting and tissue culture. Having the knowledge of these techniques provided me with a great advantage over other students because these techniques are essential to just about any area of biology research, but are seldom taught at an undergraduate level. I feel so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work at GSK and have this hands-on experience. Not only did my internship experience give me confidence in my skills, but it shattered most of the doubts that I had about my future. For a long time, I have been passionate about Autism, having two brothers diagnosed with Autism, and I have longed to one day pursue a career researching the causes and possible ways of prevention of Autism. Although the projects that I worked on over that summer at GlaxoSmithKline had barely anything to do with Autism, I learned that I work best when I have passion for my work. Purpose is a driving factor in my work ethic and, if I can harness half of my passions into the work I produced during my summer internship, I am confident that there is nothing that can stop me from achieving my goals of a career in Autism research. ....................................

Emily Humphreys graduated magna cum laude in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology. She is currently working for Cirrus Pharmaceuticals as an assistant scientist and plans to apply to graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in Biochemistry.

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“This option allowed the Teacher Education Program to showcase current work and to show how the faculty used data to evaluate and improve the program,” Dr. Ennis explained. “The review process was very thorough and utilized the work of two teams of reviewers to analyze and verify data. The on-site team was pleased to find that the data presented by Barton College faculty, staff, and students, and verified by public school personnel, represented high quality work.” Dr. Ennis also noted that the NCATE on-site team members commented on the strong, productive relationships between the public school system and the Barton College Teacher Education Program. ...................................

NCATE Reaffirms Accreditation for School of Education Earlier this summer, the Unit Accreditation Board of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) confirmed by letter its reaffirmation of accreditation of Barton College’s Teacher Education Program at the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels. The reaffirmation of this long-standing accreditation indicates Barton College and its programs meet rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community. NCATE’s next visit to Barton College is scheduled for fall 2018. “Barton is extremely pleased to receive this good news,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of the College. “It is gratifying to be recognized for the strength and rigor of our education program. And, we are incredibly proud of our education graduates who are well prepared to meet the challenges in their own classrooms as they inspire the futures of the next generation.” Barton’s Teacher Education Program had the opportunity to pilot a new accreditation procedure, the Continuous Improvement Option, which allowed the institution to demonstrate continuing proficiency in the six standards outlined by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and to showcase the program’s use of self-evaluation and corresponding data to improve the program through a continuous improvement cycle. Barton was among the first schools to pilot this new procedure, which has since become a model for accreditation review. NCATE revises its standards every five years to incorporate best practice and research in order to ensure that the standards reflect a consensus about what is important in teacher preparation today. In the past decade, NCATE has moved from an accreditation system that focused on curriculum and what teacher candidates were offered, to a data-driven, performance-based system dedicated to determining what candidates know and are able to do. The new system expects teacher preparation institutions to provide compelling evidence of candidate knowledge and skill in the classroom. Multiple types of performance assessment are expected throughout the program of study. Candidate qualifications are assessed upon entry, and candidate competence is assessed throughout the program as well as prior to student teaching/internship work, and before completion of the program. Dr. Jackie Ennis, dean of the Barton College School of Education, shared her excitement about Barton being chosen to pilot the new Continuous Improvement Option, which she views as an effective approach to the accreditation process.

Gregg DeMar Named New Chair of the Barton College Board of Trustees At the fall 2011 meeting of the Barton College Board of Trustees, Gregg A. DeMar was elected and installed as the new Chair of the Board. “We are most fortunate to have Gregg DeMar leading the College’s Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “His keen business acumen and leadership experience will serve Barton well into its future. He is a valued trustee among his peers on the Board, and I am pleased to have this opportunity to work with him as we move Barton College into its promising future.” Recently retired from the IBM Corporation after completing 34 years of service, DeMar’s last assignment was Managing Director for the Communications Sector in New York where he had overall responsibility for leading and integrating IBM business activities across all IBM units in support of a Fortune 10 Communications Industry Corporate Client. “I am very appreciative of the opportunity to serve Barton as Chair of the Board of Trustees and to follow the solid leadership examples of the past Board Chairs,” shared DeMar. “Barton is an outstanding institution of higher learning with rich traditions, excellent academics, and the achievement of strong learning outcomes. I look 17

Brent DeMar of Chicago, Ill.; Troy DeMar of Norwalk, Conn.; and Keri DeMar of New York, N.Y. ....................................

Think Pink! Fight Like a Bulldog!

Gregg DeMar

forward to the continued growth and development of the College and the collective work and accomplishments ahead on the Barton Strategic Plan.” Joining IBM in 1976, DeMar held a number of sales, management, and executive positions in Baton Rouge, Dallas, Raleigh, Detroit, and New York. Past assignments included director of marketing, trading area general manager, vice president - business partners channels, area general manager, vice president - worldwide UNIX server sales, and vice president - personal systems customer segment marketing. DeMar also served as IBM’s Diversity Campus Executive for Southern University in Baton Rouge, La. DeMar is a member of Louisiana State University’s College of Sciences Advisory Council. He has served as the Chair of the Trustee Ministry of his church, Union Baptist Church of Stamford, Conn., since 2005. As a member of the Board of Trustees of Barton College, DeMar has served as a member of the Finance, Investment, and Trusteeship committees and as Chair of the School of Business Task Force. The son of Leontine and William DeMar of New Orleans, La., DeMar earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Engineering and Applied Physics from Harvard University. DeMar currently makes his home in Stamford, Conn., with his wife, the former Hyacinth Rodney of New Orleans, La. They have three children: 18

“Think Pink! Fight Like a Bulldog!” That was the cheer on Barton’s campus as the Barton College Association of Nursing Students (BCANS) raised awareness and funds for breast cancer research last October during BCANS’ annual “Think Pink! Fight Like a Bulldog!” event on campus. The 60-member nursing student organization raised over $2,000 through a variety of activities held on the campus quad, including a cornhole tournament, raffles for gift cards and three themed baskets: “Movie Night” sponsored by BCANS, “Bulldog Spirit” sponsored by Barton, and “Relax at Home” sponsored by Belk of Wilson. In addition, they sold “Think Pink! Fight Like a Bulldog!” t-shirts and provided a Q&A session with an expert in the field of breast health. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the “Think Pink! Fight Like a Bulldog!” event were sent to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which later featured Barton’s nursing students on the Susan G. Komen for the Cure web site for their extra effort to raise awareness about breast cancer. “BCANS members are aware of the impact breast cancer has on the families in eastern North Carolina

and the United States,” shared Nancy Thompson, class of 2012. “The latest statistics associated with the incidence of breast cancer are astounding. According to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, there were an estimated 200,000 women and 2,000 men diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States in 2011.

“As future nursing leaders, BCANS is committed to finding opportunities where we can make a positive difference,” continued Thompson. “‘Think Pink, Fight like a Bulldog’ has proven to be an enthusiastic way to create interest on campus for this significant cause, and we are thrilled this has become an annual BCANS event.” .....................................

New Trustees James E. Cobb, Jr., joined the Barton College Board of Trustees in 2011. Serving as president and CEO of Howard, Merrell & Partners since 2006, he has been employed with the company since 1981. He provides more than three decades of experience in strategic brand management, economic forecasting, new product development and market research analysis when working with broad range of clients that have included Frigidaire, Black & Decker, Johnson Baby Products, Scott Paper, Bausch & Lomb, Step 2, Georgia-Pacific, Invista, Stihl, Dixie, BASF, Invacare, Kimberly-Clark, BB&T, and Uniroyal. Cobb completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Business at Barton College and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Babcock School of Management at Wake Forest University. He is married to the Reverend Suzanne Crutchfield Cobb, also a Barton College alumna. The Cobbs have three sons: James III, Joseph, and Jacob. They make their home in Raleigh. Scott C. Cruikshank joined the Barton College Board of Trustees in 2011. He serves as director for Unified Communications for North America for Dimension Data, a specialist IT services and solution provider that helps clients plan, build, support, and manage their IT infrastructures. Based out of the company’s RaleighDurham office, he oversaw the creation of the new Alliance organization and is now responsible for leveraging and expanding partnerships of major manufacturers. Cruikshank has more than 12 years of experience in technology sales. He joined Dimension Data in 1999 and, prior to this appointment, he served as vice president of Alliances for the Americas

and vice president of sales for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. Before joining Dimension Data, Cruikshank was employed with CompuCom Systems and IBM. Earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management at Barton College, he also was a four-year starting player for the men’s soccer team and was a key performer on the championship teams in 1991 and 1993. A member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity, Cruikshank continues to be active through the fraternity’s Gamma Lambda alumni chapter. A 2009 Barton College Alumni Achievement Award recipient, he currently serves as a member of the Barton College Athletics/Bulldog Club Committee and the Barton College Alumni Board. Cruikshank and his wife, Holly, make their home in Raleigh, with their children: daughter Carter and son Paxton. Grover Dees joined the Barton College Board of Trustees in 2011. He currently serves as a member of the audit and finance committees of the Board. Dees is a 1964 graduate of Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is a certified public accountant and is a co-founder of the accounting firm of Dees, Jackson, Jackson & Associates in Smithfield. He is also a member of the Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce where he has served on its Board of Directors and as its president. In 1988, he was honored with the “Distinguished Citizen” Award by the Chamber of Commerce. Active in his community, Dees serves on the local advisory board for First Citizens Bank as well as the board of the Johnston County Community Foundation. He also currently serves as chair of the board for 3HC, Inc. in Goldsboro. He is a past member and president of the Selma Jaycees and served on the local advisory board for Selma-Harrison Schools from 19751981. Dees also served 10 years as Mayor for the Town of Selma. He is a Mason and a Shriner and has served as Master of the Selma Lodge #320, and Orphans Lodge # 761, and is currently Master of Fellowship Lodge #84. Dees also served as District Deputy Grand Master of the 16th Masonic District from 2009-2011. He is a member of the First Baptist Church in Smithfield and is a volunteer at Smithfield Manor,

James E. Cobb, Jr.

Scott C. Cruikshank

Grover Dees

Dr. Garnett Whitehurst

..................................... a nursing home in Smithfield. In his spare time, Dees enjoys seeking further light in Masonry, fishing, reading, and the study of local history and genealogy, as well as quiet cruises around Holts Lake where he resides with his wife of 49 years, Lou.

Dr. Kelly Thompson Named Among 2011 Women Extraordinaire of the South by Business Leader Magazine

Dr. Garnett Whitehurst joined the Barton College Board of Trustees in 2011. He is a former Barton College (Atlantic Christian College) faculty member who taught Chemistry in the Science Department. Dr. Whitehurst received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences (biochemistry emphasis) from North Carolina State University and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Iowa State University. He also received an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. Dr. Whitehurst has worked for Brooks Whitehurst Associates Inc., which he owns with his father. His work for the company currently focuses on coated fertilizer products used to improve nitrogen use efficiency to prevent losses due to ammonia release as fertilizers are used in either forestry or agriculture. The patented technology is being marketed worldwide under the Weyerhaeuser trade name of Arborite®. Dr. Whitehurst is member of the American Chemical Society and has served as secretary, chair-elect and chair of the Eastern North Carolina section, Combined Crop and Soil Science Societies of America, Association of Official Analytical Chemists, Society for Chemical Hazard Communication and other scientific societies. He is an avid fisherman and photographs wildlife. Dr. Whitehurst has endowed a scholarship in the Department of Science and Mathematics and has provided funding for equipment and student research activities in the Science Program.

Kelly M. Thompson, Ed.D., vice president for external relations at Barton College, was named a recipient of the 2011 Women Extraordinaire Dr. Kelly Thompson Award by North Carolina’s Triangle-based “Business Leader” magazine. Dr. Thompson and other 2011 regional business and civic leaders were honored at the Women Extraordinaire Awards Luncheon held at Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh. Each year, “Business Leader” honors the top women leaders of the South through its Women Extraordinaire awards. Award winners are recognized as influential leaders within their companies or organizations, with an extraordinary impact on its economic success and forward-thinking strategies. Criteria for nomination of this award included recognition as an influential leader within one’s company or business, with an extraordinary impact on its economic success and forwardthinking strategies, active involvement in the professional organizations and associations related to one’s industry, active involvement in one’s community by utilizing skills and/or time to promote philanthropic organizations or causes, and recognition as a mentor and role model for other women in one’s industry. “I am very appreciative of this recognition, and I am pleased that Barton College was included among a number of influential firms and 19

organizations represented at the awards ceremony,” shared Dr. Thompson. “It is humbling to serve as a mentor and role model for others, especially aspiring women leaders, and I take that responsibility very seriously. “I have been fortunate to have three significant mentors during my career: Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College; Dr. Jim Scannell, CEO of Scannell and Kurz, Inc.; and Dr. Linda Tafel, professor at National-Louis University,” she continued. “Norval has taught me the importance of creating a shared vision for the future and working patiently and persistently toward that goal. Jim has taught me to love data, to rely on data, and to question data. Linda has taught me to be grateful for every day as she battles a rare form of cancer with grace and dignity.” Dr. Thompson added that she seeks to hire employees who are passionate about the mission and core values of the College. She looks for team members who will work hard, have a good sense of humor, and will come to work every day with a positive attitude. Employed with Barton College since May 2007, Dr. Thompson serves as chief enrollment and advancement officer for the College. Her responsibilities include supervision of admissions, financial aid, institutional advancement, alumni and parent relations, public relations, publications, and web services. In addition to serving as a member of the President’s Senior Cabinet, Dr. Thompson also leads the College’s Marketing and Recruitment Initiatives Team as well as the Board of Trustees’ Growth and Marketing Task Force. Among her accomplishments at Barton, Dr. Thompson oversaw the College’s marketing research process and led the implementation of the “Inspiring Futures” brand for Barton. She continues to oversee a comprehensive integrated marketing strategy that has resulted in increased private and public sector funding and new student enrollment. A native of Chicago, Ill., Dr. Thompson completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre at the University of Illinois in Champaign, and earned a Master of Arts degree in Communications and Theatre at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She completed a C.A.S. in 20

and reporting,” shared Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “His work enhances the national and international reputation of Barton College and provides our students with a great example of how good teaching and outstanding research work together in creating a quality undergraduate experience.” Dr. Werline succeeds Judith Newman, professor at the University of Toronto, in this newly added role. Among his responsibilities as editor, he will search for suitable monographs, collections of edited essays, and critical editions of Dr. Rodney A. Werline ancient texts and their translations for the series. He will also review submissions and request other scholars to review specific volumes for publication. Working with an editorial board of scholars from prestigious institutions across the globe, Dr. Werline will oversee the editing and publication process of each volume. This series generally produces four to five volumes each year. The focus of the series, “Early Judaism and Its Literature,” encompasses the history and literature .................................... of Judaism from approximately 400 BCE (before the Common Era) to 300 CE (Common Era). Werline Named Editor of “I was surprised and honored to be Distinguished Book Series for invited to hold this position,” said Dr. Society of Biblical Literature Werline. “I never imagined that I would one day be the editor of this series. Dr. Rodney A. Werline, Marie and Judith Newman has done a wonderful Leman Barnhill Endowed Chair in job assuring the high quality of each Religious Studies and professor of volume in the series. I will give my religion at Barton College, has been best effort to maintaining this. There named general editor of the “Early are projects already underway, and I Judaism and Its Literature” series look forward to working with scholars published by the Society of Biblical from around the world in bringing Literature. His term, effective fall 2011, their research to print.” will continue for a three-year period Dr. Werline’s other professional through 2014. This appointment is positions have included co-founder and usually renewed for a second threeco-chair of the Religious Experience in year term. Early Judaism and Early Christianity “Dr. Werline’s selection for this role Consultation for The Society of is a clear affirmation of the strong Biblical Literature, and founding scholarship he has been conducting

Educational Leadership at NationalLouis University in Chicago and earned an Ed.D. in Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Prior to joining the Barton administration, Dr. Thompson served as group vice president for enrollment and marketing at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Mich. Other professional appointments have included vice president for enrollment management at NationalLouis University in Chicago, and Executive Director-Wisconsin Campus in Milwaukee for NationalLouis University. She also served in director roles at NationalLouis University for Chicagoland Recruitment, National College of Education Graduate Enrollment, and Budget and Administrative Services. Within the community, she serves on the Pedestrian Safety Initiative and the Wilson 20/20 Advisory Board, and is a member of the Wilson All American Kiwanis Club. Her professional memberships include the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, National Association of College Admissions Counseling, and the American Marketing Association. Dr. Thompson is married to Clarke Schneider, Ph.D. They make their home in Wilson.

member and steering committee member of Penitential Prayer: Origin, Development, and Impact Consultation for The Society of Biblical Literature. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Kentucky Christian College in Grayson, Ky., in 1983. Dr. Werline continued his studies, earning a Master of Divinity degree at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., in 1986, and a Ph.D. in Religion at The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, in 1995. His area of study focused on Judaism and Christianity in the GrecoRoman World. Proficient in six additional languages, including: Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, Ethiopic, French, and German; Dr. Werline also has a working knowledge of Syriac and Latin. While serving appointments in both the classroom and the parish ministry, Dr. Werline has maintained a strong focus on research and publishing. Widely respected for his work, he has numerous books, projects, articles, and book reviews in print. He is the author

of two books, his most recent being Pray Like This, written for a lay readership. He has co-edited six books of collected essays; the sixth volume was published earlier this summer. As an expert in early Judaism and religious experience, Dr. Werline has delivered a number of conference presentations across the United States and abroad, including Lisbon, Portugal; Rome, Italy; and London, U.K. Last spring, he was invited to give a lecture to the New Testament graduate students and faculty at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In spring 2011, Dr. Werline was recognized with the distinguished Jefferson Pilot Faculty Member of the Year award at Barton College for teaching excellence in the classroom and faculty commitment to student success. Prior to his appointment at Barton College, Dr. Werline served as senior minister of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Greensboro, while also teaching as an adjunct professor in religion at Greensboro College. Previous faculty positions have included appointments at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Emmanuel School of Religion in Johnson City, Tenn., Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Werline is the son of Wanda Werline of Lexington, Ky., and the late Delbert Werline. He and his wife Kathy, also an educator, have two daughters, Madison and Baylee. The Werlines make their home in Wilson. ....................................

2012 Jefferson-Pilot Faculty Members of the Year

Dr. Jane S. Webster and Dr. Barbara A. Conklin

Please forgive this omission! 2010 Jefferson-Pilot Faculty Members of the Year Barton College honored Dr. Barbara A. Conklin and Dr. Jane S. Webster as the 2010 Jefferson-Pilot Faculty Members of the Year. Joining the Barton College faculty in 2006, Dr. Conklin holds faculty rank as Associate Professor of Social Work and serves as Dean of the School of Social Work. Dr. Webster joined the Barton College faculty in 2000 and holds faculty rank as Professor of Religion and Philosophy in the Department of English, Modern Languages, Religion and Philosophy. Each spring semester, the campus community celebrates teaching excellence in the classroom and faculty commitment to our students’ success by recognizing two distinguished members of the faculty with this prestigious award. The annual recognition includes a cash stipend for international travel in conjunction with the College’s global emphasis.

The 2012 JeffersonPilot Faculty Member of the Year awards were presented to Dr. Neal Dr. Jennifer O’Donoghue and Dr. Neal M. Bengtson M. Bengtson, Professor of Business in the School of Business, and Dr. Jennifer O’Donoghue, Associate Professor of Physical Education and Sport Studies, and Director of Athletic Training Education in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Studies. Each spring semester, the campus community celebrates teaching excellence in the classroom and faculty commitment to our students’ success by recognizing two distinguished members of the faculty with this prestigious award. The annual recognition includes a cash stipend for international travel in conjunction with the College’s global emphasis. ....................................

2012 Spirit of Barton Award The 2012 Spirit of Barton Award was presented to Johnston King, Assistant Director of Accelerated Professional Programs. King, ’07, joined the staff of Barton College in 2007 as an Admissions Johnston King Counselor and was promoted to his current role in 2011. Awarded each spring, the Spirit of Barton Award was established to recognize staff members who have given service above and beyond to the College. ....................................


ACC / Barton Alumni Return for Voices Reunite Music filled Howard Chapel during the weekend of April 20-21, as over 100 Atlantic Christian College and Barton College music alumni and friends, representing over four decades, returned to campus for a heartfelt reunion and celebration of their alma mater and their love of music. Rehearsals for a special Voices Reunite concert held on Saturday evening were sandwiched between meals, reminiscing, and visiting old haunts on campus. The purpose of the reunion was three-fold: to provide an opportunity for music alumni to rekindle friendships with peers, colleagues and professors; to honor professors of the music program; and to share their love of music. On Saturday evening, an alumni choir of seventy-five performed selections for a full house, ranging from an antiphonal Palestrina “Gloria Patri” to Gershwin’s “Embraceable You,” from William Dawson’s “Soon ah will be Done” to Morten Lauridsen’s “Sure on this Shining Night,” from Stephen Paulus’ “The Road Home” to Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” just to name a few. It proved to be a stellar performance that ended with a standing ovation. Spearheading the weekend event was Atlantic Christian College alumnus Lester Gray Southern, class of 1978, who reached out to college friends to see if they would be interested serving on a steering committee to plan a music reunion. The response far exceeded his vision, and he soon had a committee of eleven joining him in planning a weekend packed with activities and rehearsals, and concluding with the Voices Reunite concert. With the assistance of Summer Brock, director of alumni and parent programs, the steering committee soon began reaching out to hundreds of former choir and band members, inviting them to return to campus for .................................... the special weekend. “There were countless details “The music that and items to be organized and prepared,” shared our professors shared Southern. “‘Voices Reunite’ would have never come with us was the golden to fruition had it not been for their hard work, drive, determination. thread that bound us and“Everyone who was a member of the college choir together. ” or band during their college days knew, when a .................................... music rehearsal or concert began, we were going to be part of something remarkable and magical,” continued Southern. “The music that our professors shared with us was the golden thread that bound us together. We feel so grateful to be able to honor these professors who shaped our lives.” A number of music and education professors were also in attendance. Southern shared that this was the perfect venue to say ‘thank you’ to the professors for the positive influence they had on their students’ lives. Among those returning to campus were Dr. J. Ross Albert, longtime beloved choir director and chair of the Music Department, Janie Bostick, and Chuck Rakow. Also returning, to serve as guest conductor of the Voices Reunite concert, was voice professor and vocal ensemble/choir conductor Dr. Robert Daniel, who currently serves on the faculty at the Northeastern State University – Oklahoma. Members of the Voices Reunite steering committee included: Lester Gray Southern, ’78, chair; Randy Barham,’78; Joy Butler Clayton, ’77; Rick Clayton, ’77; Connie Duke Collier, ’75; Elizabeth “Libby” Tippett Cox, ’76; Becky Lennon Crowder, ’66; Chuck Henry, ’81; Cindy Waters Hill, ’80; L. Dallas Montague, ’78; Davida Barwick Phillips, ’80; and Cheryl Sanders Stone, ’77. 22

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Gipe Named Assistant Vice President at Barton Jason M. Gipe has been named assistant vice president for development at Barton College. His appointment was effective fall 2011. “Jason Gipe brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise from both the private and public sectors of higher education,” said Dr. Kelly Thompson, vice president for external relations. “As assistant vice president for development, Jason provides integral leadership to the development staff while focusing on the development and implementation of initiatives to cultivate and steward Barton’s expanding donor base.” Gipe leads a development staff of four while overseeing the planning, implementation and management of the major gift program at Barton, including the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for individual and corporate donors. He also supervises the growth and management of the Barton Society program, and provides support and supervision of the annual fund program, selected special project campaigns, and a variety of institutional advancement events. He joined the Barton College staff last fall following appointments at North Carolina State University as director of constituency programs and associate executive director for the North Carolina State University Alumni Association. Prior to his roles at NCSU, Gipe served as associate director for development at Barton College from 2005-2008. Earlier in his professional career, he taught science at Broughton High School in Raleigh and was a development intern for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association in Chapel Hill. Additional teaching appointments have also included posts at West Johnston High School and Smithfield-Selma High School, both in Johnston County. “I am extremely excited to be back at Barton College,” shared Gipe. “I have had opportunities to work at a variety of schools, and there is little doubt that Barton is doing the best work I have seen in preparing students for the world. At Barton, I can show donors how much further their donation goes to directly impact the students on campus. This sense of community and the support we get from the City

of Wilson made this a true Homecoming for me.” Gipe earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Science Education from North Carolina State University. Continuing his studies at N.C. State, he completed a Master of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management degree with a concentration in Sports Management. Gipe is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Jason M. Gipe (CASE). He is the son of JoAnn and Larry Gipe of Candler. Gipe and his wife, the former Alice Jenkins of Smithfield, have two young children, a son, Knox, and a daughter, Anna Kate. The Gipe family makes its home in Smithfield. ....................................

Loveland Brings New Leadership To Hackney Library At Barton Barton College announces the appointment of George W. Loveland as the new Director of Hackney Library. His appointment was effective on March 12. “With over 20 years of experience in academic library service, George Loveland brings a wealth of expertise to his new George Loveland role at Barton,” said Dr. John P. Marsden, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Barton College. “Though his leadership, we anticipate moving the library forward with additions to programming for the campus community and the public as well as greater connections to academic life through the support of online courses and enhanced electronic resources.” Prior to joining the Barton College community, Loveland served as director of the library at Ferrum College in Ferrum, Va. Earlier professional appointments included leading the Library Public Services at Ferrum, and serving as order supervisor for the Acquisitions Department at Davis Library on the UNC–CH campus. He began his educational career as an English teacher for Tyrrell County Public Schools. “I am thrilled to be part of the Barton community, and I deeply appreciate the warmth and support I have felt since I set foot on campus,” shared Loveland. “I want our community to think of Hackney Library as a ‘teaching library.’ Librarians are no longer simply ‘guardians of the collections.’ We teach information access skills, and we teach students to critically analyze the information they retrieve. Today’s students access information from virtually anywhere and at any hour of the day or night. An educated person, with a college degree in a specific field, needs to understand how to judge that information for relevancy, accuracy, and

authority, according to the standards and practices of their field. These are the skills we teach.” Loveland earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He later completed a Master of Library Science degree from North Carolina Central University in Durham. In addition to numerous articles and presentations, Loveland has published two books, For Our Little Children: Growing Up in the Shadows of the Loray Mill Strike, and Under the Workers’ Caps: From Champion Mill to Blue Ridge Paper, for which he received the Harry Caudill Award for Journalism in 2006, as well as a nomination for Best Non-Fiction of 2006 at the Ninth Annual Library of Virginia Awards. He has also received a variety of honors and awards, including the prestigious Richard G. Lane Fellowship for History Graduate Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2009/10; and a Mellon Fellowship for the Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, Austria, in March 2007. He has a strong interest in history as well as interest in and experience with promoting information literacy. He is a member of the American Library Association, the American Librarian Association Social Responsibilities Roundtable, the Virginia Library Association, the American Association of University Professors, the Appalachian Studies Association, and the Southern Labor Studies Association.

Barton College Award 2012 Eastern/Central Scholastic Art Awards

Katie Williamson, grade 12 Eugene Ashley High School “Jack” drawing


A native of Newport News, Va., Loveland is the son of the late Mildred and George W. Loveland, Sr. He is married to the former Harriet Tucker Taylor of Faison. Together, they have six children: Elizabeth, Caroline, Andrew, Daniel, Joseph, and Matthew. ....................................

Barton College’s Undergraduate Scholars Week Barton College’s Undergraduate Scholars Week, held in April, celebrated the collaboration of students and faculty as selected majors from across campus shared their research projects and creative works. Sponsored in part by the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities’ College Access Challenge Grant Program, this scholarship program showcased a wide diversity of student research supervised by members of the Barton faculty. The Office of the Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs partnered with the faculty and the assistant dean for student success to develop this undergraduate research program, helping students believe in their academic potential and connect academics to professional goals. The three-day event included two separate seminar-style presentations open to the public as well as poster presentations. “Undergraduate Scholars Week was initially envisioned to build a culture of scholarship on campus,” said Dr. John P. Marsden, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Students are provided with hands-on learning opportunities under the supervision of faculty mentors, and the program helps to prepare students for graduate school and jobs in an information society. At the same time, students can help faculty with their scholarship.” The Scholars Week keynote address, delivered by alumnus Dr. Brooks Hylemon, professor of microbiology and medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, focused on four points he believed to be important when considering why certain people were successful and others were not. Through a perfect balance of information and illustrations, he encouraged students to: find a professional area that really motivated them so that they could be creative in their adult lives, learn where their particular field of interest is headed so that they could try to be in front of the research and be leaders in the field; never underestimate the importance of spirituality in their lives as that helps define who one is and how one interacts with other people and other things; and last but not least, take care of themselves as a healthy diet and regular exercise positively affect the quality of their lives. Student research topics presented in the seminar setting on two separate days included: “The Impact of High School Dropout Rates in Eastern North Carolina,” “Professional Culture and Development Needs of Teachers at Margaret Hearne Elementary School,” “Financial Ratios for For-Profit Hospitals,” “Depression in Diabetic Patients,” “Decomposition of 2, 4-Dicholorophenol using H2O2 and NaHCO3 Solutions,” “The Search for a Stress-Inducible Transcription Factor in Tetrahymena,” “The Dream Team,” “Use of Miniature Figures and Disproportionate Scale,” “History and Techniques of Self-Portraits,” “Design and Technology: QR and AR Codes,” and “Media Stereotypes and the Self Image of Women.”


Poster presentations during the mid-week session included such topics as “Usage Guidelines and Precautions for the Use of Resistance Equipment: The Impact of the Baby Boomer Generation,” “Lateral Meniscus Tear Caused by Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome,” “Hollywood’s Perception of Caregiving: Myths and Realities Portrayed in the Media,” “Face Recognition Across the Racial Gap,” and “Ascorbic Acid and Inhibition of Food Spoilage,” just to name a few. “Scholars Week provided the campus community with an opportunity to more fully appreciate the diverse academic interests, strengths, and talents of our students,” said Angie Walston, assistant dean for student success. “I particularly enjoyed observing the students as they shifted their focus from presentation slides to identifying with the audience, taking questions and sharing their knowledge. It was obvious the students had taken their research seriously. These upperclassmen are mentors for first-year students who are just beginning to understand their academic potential.” Walston went on to say that studies show a correlation between undergraduate research and retention. She added, “In his book, ‘High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access To Them, and Why They Matter’ (2008), George Kuh lists undergraduate research as one of ten educational practices that research has demonstrated have a significant impact on student success.” Based on the success of the Scholars Week pilot project supported by the NCICU College Access Challenge Grant in 2012, Barton looks forward to continuing this initiative during spring semester 2013.

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Homecoming 2011 a Hit! Alumni from seven decades covered the Barton campus during Homecoming Weekend. The sounds of cheers and laughter spread across the campus as old friends reunited, and new friends were made. The School of Nursing celebrated their 40th anniversary, and Weekend College (now Accelerated Professional Programs) alumni gathered for the 20th anniversary of their program. No cared if they had a partner on the dance floor as it filled on Saturday night to the sounds of Fantasy. Alumni Greek Games was as fierce a competition as ever as Sigma Sigma Sigma and Sigma Phi Epsilon pushed and pulled their way to first-time wins. Phi Mu won the Headcount Challenge once again, with Alpha Sigma Phi coming in a very close second.


ninth in the world. Lassiter is also active in his community, serving on a number of boards and foundations. Having spoken to students in Barton’s School of Business many times, he always emphasizes that “It is very possible in today’s world to have a successful company, to grow it, for you to provide income and insurance and opportunities for hundreds of thousands of people, and still do it with Christian moral values and ethics. You can do it not in spite of those good qualities, but because of those qualities.” Alexandra “Alex” Denton Massimi, W. Lyndo Tippett, Don Lassiter, Phyllis Parish Howard

Congratulations, 2011 Alumni Award Recipients! by Summer Brock

2011 Alumna of the Year: Phyllis Parish Howard A native of Wendell, Phyllis Parish Howard, class of 1979, is a legacy “of the highest order,” said Russell Rawlings, ’78, in his introduction. Her great-grandfather was Dr. John Harper, a founder of the college, and its second president. Her parents, Bill Prish and the late Aileen Parish, have been loyal alumni from the Class of 1947, while her sister, Tricia, is a distinguished member of the class of 1975. Parish Howard currently serves as Director of Local Production for WRAL-TV, a CBS affiliate and division of Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., in Raleigh. She has been recognized for her Phyllis Parish Howard outstanding broadcasting achievements with six Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the N.C. Prevention Performance Award for Excellence in Media by the N.C. Prevention Partners, and many other awards. In accepting the Alumna of the Year Award, Parish Howard said, “When I reflect on my career in broadcasting since graduating from Barton in 1979, and I think about my accomplishments, I know people here [Barton] were the platform for my success.” She has served as a member of the Board of Trustees since 1999, and is a past member of the Barton College Alumni Board. She received a Barton College Alumni Achievement Award in 2004. In 2008, the Phyllis Parish Howard Television Control Room in the Department of Communications and Performing Arts at Barton College was dedicated in her honor. This addition to the television studio was made possible by a gift from the WRAL/Capitol Broadcasting Company Fund, and presented by Jim Goodmon, president and CEO of Capitol Broadcasting Company in Phyllis’ honor. In her closing remarks, Parish Howard challenged those present to “share what is special about this place, so future generations can experience what we did here – a love for learning…lifelong friendships…and a passion to make a positive difference in our world!”

2011 Alumni Achievement Award Recipients Don Lassiter, ’74, is a Selma native and the co-founder of Heartland Payment Systems. Heartland provides debit, prepaid, and credit card processing, online payments, check processing, payroll services and a growing line of industry solutions for small to mid-sized merchants. Heartland Payment Systems is currently the fifth largest credit card processor in the United States and the 26

W. Lyndo Tippett, ’63, began his career as a CPA in Raleigh. The Emit native has made his home in Fayetteville for many years. There he serves on numerous boards and committees as well as being a partner in the accounting firm of Tippett, Padrick and Bryan. Tippett is probably best remembered as the N.C. Secretary of Transportation, a position he held for eight years. One of his proudest accomplishments with NCDOT was the partnership created with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The national award-winning Ecosystem Enhancement Program enabled the state to implement stream and wetland mitigation years in advance of construction, thereby improving the delivery of highway projects while protecting the state’s natural resources. Proud of his alma mater, Tippett noted, “Over the years, you see many college graduates in your work, and I can tell you that Barton graduates stand tall among all of them.” ....................................

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Young Alumni Award To say that Young Alumni Award recipient Alexandra “Alex” Denton Massimi, ’08, was active as a student would seem an understatement. A member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, Alex served in five different roles throughout her collegiate career. While working for the President’s Office, she interned with the Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, served as an Orientation Leader for incoming students, and managed a full class load. She also created the first handbook for parents of new students. Massimi was awarded the Hemby Leadership Cup upon her graduation. She continues to serve her sorority as president of the Eastern N.C. Alumnae Chapter. Currently a merchant sales consultant with BB&T, Massimi still finds the time to be involved with her alma mater, serving on the recently formed Young Alumni Council and as a member of the Collegiate Advisory Board representing Sigma Sigma Sigma at Barton. ....................................

From Left: Corey Taylor, Kendrick Cox, Tony Tilley, John Eskew, Brian Staub, Keith Stutts

2011 Hall of Fame Induction and Recognition of Tom Parham as an Inductee to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame At the Bulldog Club and Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on October 21, a number of persons were recognized. Congratulations to inductees Kendrick Cox, ’97, standout basketball player who led the our first team under then new head coach Ron Lievense to a conference championship; John Eskew, ’63, who set numerous track and field records and was an excellent basketball player; Brian Staub, ’80, All-American on our first national championship team ever in 1979 in men’s tennis under Coach Tom Parham; Keith Stutts, ’79, Wilson native and former baseball star; Corey Taylor, ’94, leader of two conference championship teams in men’s soccer; and Tony Tilley, Elon University graduate, longtime ARAMARK Higher Education Food Services Director, and Bulldog supporter. Don Fish, Executive Director of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, was in attendance and recognized Tom Parham, ’63, former coach of our national championship teams in men’s tennis in 1979 and 1984, for his induction to the N.C. Hall on May 12, 2011. Jimmie Davis and Freddie Deans were recognized as recipients of Bulldog Club Awards at the same event.

Diplomas and Graduation in 1922 by Walter Anderson, Ph.D. This past year, alumna Mamie Martin Hilliard sent the College a package containing J.J. Harper family materials. Included was the diploma of her mother, Christine Whitley (m. Davis) of 1922, and her own diploma of 1956. Her mother’s document was literally a “sheepskin” sized 19 1/2 by 15 5/8 inches and in Latin. Mamie’s diploma was 10 7/8 by 8 7/8 inches in English (though still on parchment). Christine was the only graduating senior in the commencement of 1922. She had received the “Faculty Loving Cup” in 1921 as a junior, an honor received by Mamie at her commencement in 1956 in a class of 78 graduates. It would be interesting to compare the diplomas and ceremonies of the commencement of 1982 when Mamie’s son and daughterin-law, Henry C. Hilliard III and Jody Eggleston, graduated with that of her mother’s. The sharpest “then and now” difference was the number of events (for graduation), spread over five days in 1922, from May 13-17! Looking back at the festivities of Graduation in 1922 — On Saturday evening, May 13, 1922, an oratorical contest by the men of the College was held. On Sunday, May 14, Dr. H.D.C. McLachlan, a Scottish-born minister of the Seventh Street Christian Church of Richmond, Va., preached to the college students at the First Christian Church in Wilson. In the evening, the service was for then high school students enrolled at the College. Monday morning, May 15, was reserved for the high school class day program and in the evening, the School of Music gave a recital. On Tuesday, May 16, graduation coverage included, “Miss Christine Whitley, the only member of the class of 1922, presents a very unique college class day exercise.” That night, the Expression Department performed two one-act plays to an overflow crowd. (On Tuesday, the high school graduates received their diplomas after an address by Dr. Bricker of Atlanta.) Wednesday, May 17, opened with an address by Dr. J. C. Caldwell, former president of the College and the current Dean of the College of the Bible of Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. President Hilley then conferred the Bachelor of Arts degree, and presented the diploma and a “certificate in music to Christine Whitley. In 1922, the “Faculty Loving Cup” was awarded to Della Winstead. The conclusion of the 1922 commencement was the annual Alumni Association banquet at 3 p.m. in the Cherry Hotel.

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Alumni Class Notes

Faculty Emeriti Recognized

1950s Gus A. Constantine, ’50, is 89 years old and living in Naperville, Ill., and would like to hear from his classmates. Clarence Henry Overman, ’57, was named 2011 Rotarian of the Year by the Ayden Rotary Club. ....................................

1960s E.D. Winstead, ’60, was featured in an article in the Asheville CitizenTimes last spring. Winstead survived 33 months in Japanese captivity during World War II. In addition to completing his undergraduate degree with the Class of 1960, he earned his master’s degree and Ph.D. from Duke University before returning to teach at Atlantic Christian College. Rose Best Clark, ’62, and husband, Tom, retired in 2007 to their home at Indian Beach. They enjoy being closer to family and longtime friends, and to the beautiful coastal scenery. Jim Van Camp, ’62, has been elected chairman of the N.C. Board of Law Examiners. Patricia Hall Stone, ’62, has been appointed to Gibson United Methodist Church as part-time pastor after 20 years of full-time ministry. She has six grandchildren. Horace T. Ferguson, ’63, pastor of Holly Springs United Methodist Church for the past 23 years, has retired from active service. Marcus Hamilton, ’65, attended the 29th annual Heroes Convention in Charlotte. Marcus draws the daily “Dennis the Menace” panel in a studio over his garage in Mint Hill. He took over “Dennis” in 1994 after an apprenticeship with creator Hank Ketcham. Virginia Allen McCuen, ’65, retired in 2010 after 34 years as a recruiter and manager of Snelling Personnel Services. Gina is very active in various organizations in the community. Sam E. McPhail, ’67, has retired after more than 36 years in pastoral ministry. Sam’s last appointment at Trinity United Methodist Church in 28

D. Jane Bostick, Professor Emerita of Music in 2012

Dr. Katherine H. James, Professor Emerita of English in 2011

J. Chris Wilson, Professor Emeritus of Art in 2012

We congratulate these retired members of the Barton College faculty who have been recognized by the Board of Trustees and the campus community for excellence in teaching during their professional careers.

.................. Newport News, Va., focused on building community with the homeless and underemployed living on the streets of the city. John N. Tobin, ’67, has been named a distinguished member of the Special Forces Regiment. The induction ceremony was held at Fort Bragg in April. Jack served with the U.S. Army Special Forces from 1968-2006, and until January 2011 as a consultant to various special operations commands. Thomas G. Aycock, ’69, and his wife, were honored on October 8, 2011 by the Trinity Episcopal School with a ceremony to celebrate the completion of the new Aycock Stadium and Estes Athletic Center. The facility was named for Dr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Aycock for the indelible impact they have made on the Trinity community. ....................................

1970s Betsy King Tobin, ’71, has retired from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. She is traveling and enjoying retirement. Edward Shelburne, ’72, has retired from BB&T after 39 years. His retirement trip included visits to Austria and Venice.

Rosalie Ellis Bardin, ’73, was included in the twenty-sixth class inducted into the N.C. High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. Rosalie is a former Southern Nash coach and principal. Roberta Edwards Mills, ’75, received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., in practical theology for pastors, chaplains and clinicians in May 2011. Robbie serves as an ordained elder in the A.M.E. Church, and has served as the pastor of Oak Chapel A.M.E. Church in Warrenton for over four years. She integrates her nursing and theological education into her law practice and is able to help her clients by understanding their spiritual, physical, and legal issues. Beverly Beasley Purvis, ’76, has retired from Johnston County Schools after teaching for 35 years. She and her husband, Steve, make their home in Garner. They have two children. Emily is in her second year of teaching and coaching at Cleveland High School in Johnston County, and Michael is in his second year at UNCW. Joy Butler Clayton, ’77, leads the Athens Drive High School Vocal Ensemble. In February, the Athens Vocal Ensemble performed at the exclusive, invitation-only President’s Day Festival Chorus at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Zack Amos Koonce, ’79, was recently elected and sworn in as Jones County Commissioner. Zack currently serves as a County Commissioner Board member for the Department of Social Services, the Civilian-Military Community Council (supporting MCAS Cherry Point), and Eastern Carolina Behavioral Health Board of Directors. He also serves on the County Commissioner Board “Intergovernmental Relations and Justice and Public Safety” Steering Committee. JoAnn Smith Lewis, ’79, retired from teaching public school in Robeson County and now teaches in a private school in Lumberton. JoAnn has been married for 22 years and has two sons, ages 19 and 17. Nancy Ann Jernigan Mizelle, ’79, retired from Colerain Elementary School. Nancy devoted her career to Bertie County Schools where she served as a teacher for 30 years. She and her husband, Ronnie, became grandparents on July 15, 2010. Nancy and Ronnie’s son, Joshua, and his wife, Amanda, have a daughter, Serenity Ann-Marie. ....................................

1980s Beth Roberts McLamb, ’80, has retired from teaching with Sampson County Schools after 31 years. She served as a third grade teacher at Hargrove Elementary School. During her career, Beth was recognized with the “Teacher of the Year” award three times. She shared that she is very appreciative of the great teaching preparation she received at Atlantic Christian College. Beth and her husband, Woody, have been married for 30 years and make their home in Clinton. Susan Brown Hoffmann, ‘81, has been chosen as the 2012-2013 Delaware School Nurse of the Year. The announcement was made at the Delaware School Nurse Association’s Annual Spring Conference held in May at the Sheraton Inn and Conference Center in Dover. Raymond Leggett, ’81, is the president and CEO of the CarolinaEast Medical Center in Craven County. Ray was presented the Community Fabric Award for Excellence in Business Leadership by the Craven Community College Foundation in April. Karen J. Walston, ’82, opened her own business, The Bug Lady of WNC, Inc.,


in July 2010. She provides pest control for the western part of the state. Charles Timothy Britton, ’83, is a market executive for the East Carolina Bank. Tim and his wife, Angie, live in Greenville. Randy Pridgen, ’83, is a teacher and athletic trainer at East Wake High School in the School of Health Science. Randy’s younger son, Wesley, completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre at Barton in May, and his older son, Bryan, has been working as a professional actor for the last two years at Barter Theater in Abingdon, Va. Kathryn C. Bonner, ’85, has been named principal of Northern High School in Durham where she has served as an assistant principal since 2006. Thomas Edward Miller, ’85, has been employed with Domtar for 15 years. His wife, Vickie, is employed with the Chowan County Clerk of Superior Court as an assistant clerk. Their older daughter, Kristin, graduated from Pitt Community College in paralegal studies and is currently employed with the Pitt County District Attorney’s office and resides in Greenville. Alyssa, their younger daughter, is enrolled at Meredith College. Elizabeth Martin Richardson, ’85, enjoyed visiting with AC College friends Karin Smith, Lisa Lamm, and Pam Currie Grissom during a trip to North Carolina. She has been teaching for Baltimore County Public Schools since 1989 and is currently an Early Intervention Teacher of the Deaf. She also recently attended the spring board meeting of the National Cued Speech Association and accepted the position of secretary. Beth has three children. Hope (19) has completed her sophomore year at the Community College of Baltimore County. Harmony (15) has completed her sophomore year at Dulaney High School and Haven (10) has completed fourth grade at Pot Spring Elementary School. Their mini schnauzer, Heidi, passed away in September 2011 from cancer. Lola, a cheweenie, is the newest addition to the family and loves doing tricks for Charlie Bear liver treats! Gary C. Kendall, ’87, is now coaching the Baltimore Orioles’ Double-A minor league Bowie Baysox after three seasons guiding the single-A Aberdeen IronBirds. Sharon Merritt, ’88, married Todd Pate in June 2011. They reside in Raleigh.

1990s Michael Brantley, ’91, an adjunct English instructor at Barton, has started a new literary journal, “What the Fiction.” The journal can be accessed online for free at and includes fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Roddy Parks, ’91, is currently the No. 4 ranked player in the Men’s 40s singles in the United States Tennis Association Southwest. Roddy teaches at the Seth Korey Tennis Academy in Scottsdale, Ariz. Tracy Lynn Greenwaldt, ’93, shared that, with the grace of God, she and her son, Seth (3), survived Hurricane Irene, which completely destroyed their home on August 27, 2011. Anne Heath Rivenbark, ’93, is a new chief financial officer with the Wilmington-based home health provider Well Care. Dana Bunch Borum, ’94, and husband, Brett, welcomed their second child on May 24, 2011. Halle Rae weighed 7.3 lbs. and is the little sister of Davis (2). They live in Chesterfield, Va. Jay Hinton, ’94, is a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch in Wilson and welcomes Atlantic Christian/Barton College alumni to stop by and pay him a visit. Wendy Boykin Sullivan, ‘94, has been named the principal of Wells Elementary School in Wilson. R. LeAnn Etheridge, ’95, was named Director of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Academic Advising and Resource Center at East Carolina University in December 2010. She has been an academic advisor with the University since 2004. LeAnn was also nominated as a Freshman First Year Advocate by the SGA. She is active at Raleigh Road Baptist Church in Wilson as a co-facilitator to the CrossRoads Ministry. Beth McLean Cameron, ’96, is a financial center leader at BB&T in Raleigh and has been promoted to assistant vice president. Tonia Willene Nesmith, ’96, is currently employed by Southwest Airlines as a flight attendant. She enjoys going to work and is honored to be part of an airline that was voted one of the top ten best places to work. 29

Bonnie Wilson Vause, ’96, a specialeducation teacher in the Johnston County schools, has been appointed to the Governor’s Teacher Advisory Committee. Bonnie earned a master’s degree from East Carolina University and her doctorate from Walden University. Richard Wayne Foote, ’97, has started his sixth year in the U.S. Army, as a Field Artillery Captain. He is stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. Richard and his wife Amanda, a pediatric RN, have been married for nine years, and they have a son (7). Brenna Spillane Magliulo, ’97, and her husband, Alex, along with their son, Nicholas, celebrated an addition to the family. Stella Elizabeth was born on November 13, 2011, and Nicholas adores his baby sister. The Magliulo family resides in Morrisville.


2000s Paula Wilson Bush, ’00, and husband, Christopher Jerry Bush, ’97, welcomed Payton Lynn who was born on December 8, 2010. Caleb Christopher (4) loves being a big brother. Carrie Lowe Forbes, ’00, plans to publish a cookbook in October titled Everything-Gluten-Free-Slow-Cooker. Carrie has been writing a successful gluten-free food and life blog since 2007. Pamela J. Morgan, ’00, is a nursing instructor at Edgecombe Community College in Tarboro. Pamela was recognized as the recipient of the 201112 Keihin Endowed Faculty Chair.

S. Anthony Sellers, ‘97, and Shannon Hinton Sellers, ‘96, shared that his daughter, Katelynn Sellers, was recognized as an outstanding senior at Clayton High School and is attending Wingate University this fall. Anthony’s younger brother, Alex Sellers, is attending Barton College.

Joshua Michael Phares, ’01, and Megan Bass Phares, ’07, moved to Fitchburg, Mass., in June 2011 on orders from the USMC. Josh was promoted and pinned a Major in January. They, along with big sister Kimberlyn (2), welcomed their second daughter, Liliann Kay Phares, on November 9, 2011.

José Gregorio Carrero, ’98, retired from Nash Rocky Mount Schools. From 1974-1994, José taught biochemistry in the School of Education at the Catholic University in Venezuela.

Amy Johnson Stadiem, ’01, and husband, Joel, are thrilled to welcome their first child, Lucille Wade, born July 15, 2011. Lucy weighed 8 lbs., 2 oz. and was 19 ¼ inches long.

Courtney Duerksen Gray, ’98, received National Board Certification for ELA/ AYA (high school English) in November 2011.

Brian Allen, ’05, and Lesley Bowden Allen, ’05, are expecting their second child in October.

Roy Henderson, ’98, has been named principal of Jones Elementary School in Wilson County. Seba Leonard Allen, Jr., ’99, was named Bunn High School’s varsity baseball coach in 2009. In 2010 Leonard was named Northern Carolina 2A Conference Coach of the Year. And, in 2011, he was named to the North Carolina State Games Region 3 coaching staff. Anne Haldeman Blackmon, ’99, and her husband, David, welcomed a son, Charles Walter Blackmon, born on November 5, 2010. Anne teaches sixth grade reading at Darden Middle School. Herbert Taylor Mullen III, ’99, was presented with the 2011 Governor’s Public Transportation Award last June. Herb is the director of the Inter-County Public Transportation Authority.


Tim P. Carraway, ’05, completed law school and passed the N.C. Bar exam. Tim is practicing law in Raleigh with Rose Rand Wallace Attorneys, focusing on workers’ compensation and civil litigation. Sara Bass Rice, ’05, and husband, Brian, welcomed their first child on March 2, 2011. Brooklyn Anne was born at 4:14 a.m. and weighed 6 lbs., 4 oz. Jackie Johnson Stephenson, ’05, and husband, Craig, welcomed their first child on March 8, 2011. Colin Reid weighed 5 lbs., 14 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. Jackie has been teaching for four years in Suffolk, Va., as a middle school health/physical education teacher in the public school system. Josh Talton, ’05, and Brock Godwin, ’06, won the 2011 Wilson Country Club Two-Ball Golf Invitational.

Loren Taylor Allen, ’06, married Kevin Allen in January 2007. The couple welcomed their son, Bryson, in November 2009, and they are currently expecting their second child in April 2012. They reside in Virginia. Greta Fleurette Nero, ’06, completed a master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation at Maryville University in St. Louis, Mo., in May. Jessica Walters Cifizzari, ’07, married Charles Cifizzari on November 5, 2011. Their son, Benjamin Wyatt, was born in August 2011. David Flowers, ’07, is employed with Community Christian School in Wilson. In addition to teaching history and physical education, he also serves as the men’s basketball coach, the golf coach, and the assistant athletic director. Amanda Leigh May, ’07, received a Master of Science degree in Gerontology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2010. She is employed as the Access to Services Director at Senior Resources of Guilford. Amanda and her fiancé Matt Maynard, a Greensboro police officer, were married on July 14. Kari Ann Mozingo, 07, is employed at Mount Olive College as an athletic trainer. Katherine Dae Murray, ’07, and husband, Joseph Lee, have purchased their first home and celebrated their first anniversary in June 2011. Katherine completed a master’s degree in criminal justice in December 2011. Kari Poling Colonna, ’08 and Marc Colonna, ’08, were married in 2008 on the Barton College campus. Kari is an elementary teacher at Lee Woodard Elementary School and was recognized as a Teacher of the Year. They welcomed their first child on January 13, 2011. Malachi Robert weighed 8 lbs., 4 oz. Kari received her Master of Education degree in Elementary Education at Barton College in August 2011 and was a member of the inaugural class for the new master’s degree program. Caddie Peele Cowin, ’08, married Jonathan Thomas Cowin on March 19, 2011. Caddie is currently studying in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at East Carolina University. She is also employed as an RN at Martin General Hospital in the newborn nursery. Lauren Easom, 08, married Allan Jones on June 25, 2011 in a 6:00 p.m. ceremony at the First Christian Church

in Wilson. Lauren is a fourth-grade teacher at Jones Elementary School in Wilson.

league system from Class A Charleston RiverDogs to Class A Advanced Tampa Yankees.

Veronica Johnson, 08, has been named Hampton University’s director of athletic performance.

Tiphanie Allyce Wade, ’10, and Brandon Dwon Wells, exchanged marriage vows on December 31, 2011. Tiphanie is the assistant director of financial aid at Barton College. The couple resides in Wilson.

Lauren MacEslin Pulsifer, ’08, married Allan Pulsifer on July 30, 2010. They live in Hawaii where Allan is stationed with the Navy. They bought a new townhouse where they live with their foster child, two dogs and two cats. Lauren currently teaches physical education, grades K-5. Scott E. Summers, ’08, has been named coach of the Lady Warriors varsity soccer program at Hunt High School in Wilson. Meagan Eatmon Wooten, ’08, announces the birth of Olivia Dare Wooten born December 13, 2011. Summer Poythress Cline, ’09, completed a post baccalaureate teaching licensure in elementary education at East Carolina University and teaches first grade at East Wake Academy. James Vincent Taurasi, ’09, has completed a degree in Counseling/ School Psychology at Western Carolina University. James expects to enroll in a doctoral program in the near future. ....................................

2010s Juliet Bean, ’10, and Dustin Bonta exchanged wedding vows on September 18, 2011, on the beach in Emerald Isle. Juliet is a registered nurse at Duke University Hospital. Estefania Flores, ’10, has been selected number one overall in the Baloncesto Superior Nacional Feminino, the professional league for women in Puerto Rico, by the Gigantes Carolina team. Ryan McCleney, ’10, has been named baseball field manager for the Wilmington Sharks. John Edward Scott, ’10, has been accepted in the Master of Clinical Psychology program at Iowa State University. John hopes to continue his studies and eventually complete a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Kramer Sneed, ’10, was promoted within the New York Yankees minor


In Memoriam Alumni Helen Gunter Wilkins ’36 Mattie Hoggard Beaman ’38 Ralph “Dick” Bender, Jr. ’38 Sarah “Lottie” Stallings May ’38 Rachel Daniel Bass ’39 Elbert Earl Moye ’40 Doris Nell Winstead Strickland ’40 James V. Creasy, Jr. ’41 Patty Adair Doyle Oxx ’41 Ola Mae Kelly Johnson ’42 Emily Milgrom Sheffield ’42 Ruth Beard Thomas ’42 Russell W. Arnold ’43 H. Fay Sasser Johnson ’43 Ruth Matthews Kornegay ’43 Laurie Carolyn Pratt ’43 Eunice James Humphries ’44 Frances Elizabeth Moore Taylor ’44 Jessie Stephenson Williams ’44 Rachel Jones Amick ’45 Kathryne Harrison Coltrain ’45 Edna Rowland Harper ’45 Marvin Hubert Thompson ’46 Aileen Reel Parish ’47 Wilbur Robin Pridgen ’47 Ernest Edward Smith, Sr. ’47 Evelyn Sauls Hood ’48 Hazel Whitfield Davenport Taylor ’48 Colon Joshua Ammons, Jr. ’49 John L. Goff ’49 Mae Morton Freeman ’49 Joseph Hilton Weeks ’49 Sarah Dillon Wakefield ’50 Melvin O’Neal Dennis ’51 Kerry Prentice Kicklighter ’51 Ethel Trew Draper ’52 Etta Wilson Wooten Harrell ’52 Preston Marshall Long ’52 Eunice Watson Boykin ’53 Katie Corbett Johnson ’53 Edward B. Lane ’53 Amos Ward Westbrook ’53 Alvah Powell Whealton, Sr. ’53 Allen Duane Ross ’54 Paul Henderson Crouch ’55 Edward Warren Herring ’55 Samuel Walter Pridgen ’55 Jean McLawhon Smith ’55 Maryann Fussell Teachey ’55 Martha Carroll Williams ’55 Carol Brooks Willis ’55 Leslie J. Benton, Jr. ’56

Dorothy Allen Fagan ’56 Clarence Henry Overman, Jr. ’57 James William Varker ’58 Carol Brooks Willis ’58 Tommy Lee Willis ’58 Sidney Askew ’59 Carey Hunter Banks, Jr. ’59 David Richards Brauchler ’59 Larry W. Castleberry ’59 Joseph Addison Grantham ’59 Thomas Darell Lowe ’59 Thaddeus Clifton West, Jr. ’59 Eric Randall Williamson ’59 Harry Thomas Zrakas ’59 Stuart N. Edwards ’60 Nancy Wilder Evans ’60 Turner Ellis Felton ’60 Louise Denning Britt ’61 Larry P. Johnson ’61 Anzy Gaskill Turner ’35 Dwight A. Kirkland ’61 William Bobby Swanson ’61 Donald Houston Lamm ’62 Nancy Jean Roberson Shugart ’62 Sylvia Ruth Petterson Batten ’63 Bernard Andrew “Andy” Brown ’63 Janice Draughon Gaines ’63 E. B. Shearin ’63 Jane Colie Bradshaw ’64 Herman C. Davis, Jr. ’64 Charlie H. Strigo, Sr. ’65 William Douglas Vick ’65 Joseph G. “Buddy” Cagle, Jr. ’66 Mary Martin Daly ’66 Wallace Edward Dunham ’66 Kenneth Richard Franke ’66 G. Terry Jackson ’66 Barbara Hinton Janeway ’66 Louis J. Matthews, Jr. ’66 Bessie Mae Outlaw Beasley ’67 Anthony Clyde Brewer ’67 Badie Travis Clark, Jr. ’67 Robert Mack Lewis ’67 Johnny Mize Wooten ’67 Diane Sorrell Hardison ’68 Margaret Clark Arrington ’69 Alva Marvin Edens ’69 James William Howell III ’69 Walter Earl Littleton, Sr. ’70 Julius Jackson Baker ’71 Marvin L. Lassiter, Jr. ’71 David H. Sage ’71 Sadie C. Corbett ’72 Richard Dean Spady ’72 Nancy Frost Rouse ’74 David Ellis Wood ’74 John Clark Green ’76 Alexander Reese, Jr. ’76 Larry Graham Williams ’76 Pauline Elizabeth Marlowe ’77 Anne Skewes ’79 Cynthia Leigh Winton ’79 Irvin “Paul” Brown, Jr. ’81 Kimberly J. Gibson ’81 Dorothy Smith Odom ’81 Carl M. James ’82 Brenda Joyner Brown ’83 Genoveva Soriano Thorne ’83 Yvonne Rowland Whitley ’84 Charles Marshall Coats ’85 Gordon S. Harrison ’88 Janice Carpenter Saunders ’88 31

Douglas Matthew Curtis ’89 Shane Matthews ’95 Catherine “Windi” Crabtree Quinby ’95 Benjamin Franklin Toler, Jr. ’96 Andrea Michelle Mann Shutts ’00 Francis Thomasine Wade ’02 ....................................


Reid Starling Burton Raymond Duane Neeland Yvonne Rowland Whitley Irene Scottie Williams Wilson ....................................


Laura Fritts Bernhardt Frances G. “Jerry” Harrington Boykin William L. Burns, Jr. Margaret S. Dickerman John L. Dixon, Jr. William E. Fenner Elizabeth Lee Green Vincent C. Ottimo Lillian Powell Parsons Neta Riley Raymond W. Rivenbark Guy M. Ross, Jr. Emerson C. Winstead, Jr. ....................................

Former Faculty and Staff Paul Henderson Crouch ....................................

Trustee Emerita

Edna Earle Boykin

In Memory of Dr. Edna Earle Boykin Dr. Edna Earle Boykin had long been a presence on our Barton campus. It was with great sadness that the Barton College and greater Wilson communities said good-bye to this dedicated and faithful servant on December 25, 2011, following a courageous battle with cancer. “As a trustee emerita, a confidant, and a friend, her forthright convictions, dry wit, integrity, and generosity made her a beloved member of our family,” shared Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of the College. “Her lifetime of service and dedication was rooted deeply in the heritage of Atlantic Christian College and is an integral element of the foundation of the success the college now is experiencing. She was a steadfast servant of the community as well as of the College and her educational expertise and practice was far ahead of her time. We have all learned from her. It is with a sense of sadness mixed with celebration that, with a quiet smile, we salute her and all the memories we have of her contributions, her keen insights, and her irreverent sense of fun. We will miss her.” A valued and well-respected member of the Barton College Board of Trustees for over 27 years, Dr. Boykin served as vice chair of the board from 2003-2008. In addition to serving on the Trusteeship and Institutional Advancement committees for the Board, she was a past chair of the Academic Affairs Committee. Dr. Boykin’s insight and wisdom proved invaluable to the College’s governing process, and her leadership on the Executive Board helped guide significant decisions for Barton’s future. She distinguished herself among her peers, and her commitment to private higher education was lauded. A retired principal, Dr. Boykin served over 40 years in teaching and administrative roles in the public school system. Dr. Boykin also served as an adjunct member of the College faculty from 1959-1966. Other organization and board memberships in the Wilson community included the Wilson City Council, Imagination Station, Wilson Community Health Center, Arts Council of Wilson, Wilson Chamber of Commerce, Wilson County Library, Old Wilson Historic Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, Wilson On The Move, Greenfield School, Heart of Wilson Associates, Wilson Human Relations Council, and Downtown Development. During her educational career, she served as a member of a host of professional organizations on regional and national levels. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Wilson. An ardent supporter of education, business, and the arts in Wilson, Dr. Boykin had received a number of awards including the inaugural Distinguished Citizen Award from the Wilson Chamber of Commerce, an honorary Doctor of Education degree from Barton College (then Atlantic Christian College), the Community Service Award from the Heart of Wilson Association, and most recently, the Service to Mankind Award by the Wilson Sertoma Club. The Edna Boykin Cultural Center in downtown Wilson was named in her honor for her dedicated commitment to the Wilson community and her generosity in support of the arts.

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Barton College Honor Roll Of Donors 2010-2011

Barton College recognizes with great appreciation the alumni, friends, churches, foundations, and businesses who supported the College during fiscal year 20102011 (July 1 – June 30). We honor our donors for their commitment and loyalty to the College, and we celebrate the partnerships that have helped shape Barton’s future.

Giving A Message from Gregg A. DeMar Chair, Board of Trustees

Dear Alumni, Parents, Faculty, Staff, and Friends of Barton College, As the new Chair of the Board of Trustees, it is with great appreciation for your support of Barton that I have the honor of presenting the 2010-2011 Honor Roll of Donors. It is wonderful to see your generosity exemplified in these gifts, which are so vital for the College to deliver its breadth and depth of academic and life enriching programs. You make it possible for Barton to continue to provide an outstanding college experience, excellent professional programs, and the kind of environment that facilitates personal growth, academic and spiritual development, community involvement, and lessons for lifelong living. We take a moment herein to say THANK YOU for all that you do in support of Barton College! Your gifts continue to enable the College to implement its overall Strategic Plan. Contributions in the area of Facilities Giving grew by 32% in 2010-2011. A significant portion of this growth comes from the Entrance Campaign, which is moving ahead very positively towards reaching its goals and implementation. The Annual Fund contributions continue as well at a strong pace and are critical to supporting our student programs and the growth of the College. Thank you again for your support of the spirit and growth of Barton College. That spirit is alive and well and grows each day through the student experience, the parental support, the faculty commitment, the administrative team’s dedication, the alumni support, and the outstanding contributions from you, our friends and donors. We are grateful for all you do. With your continued help, we look forward to Barton’s bright future and overall growth. Sincerely,

Gregg A. DeMar Chair, Board of Trustees

Barton College is enormously indebted to those individuals, foundations, and corporations who have and continue to demonstrate extraordinary commitment to the College through their philanthropic support. In 2006, the Torchbearer Society was created to recognize those alumni and friends who are the foundation of our institution. In 2009, the Board of Trustees unveiled new Lifetime Giving societies (Founders’ Society and Golden Knot Society) to recognize those donors who have given more than $500,000 during their relationship with Barton College. Members of these esteemed societies exemplify abiding belief and trust in the mission of the institution. ....................................

Founders’ Society

Recognizing lifetime giving at the $1,000,000 level and greater Dr. H. Leman* and Marie Barnhill Church Finance Council Inc. Mr.* and Mrs.* W.R. Rodgers Sara Lynn and K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Mr. Roger Page*

Golden Knot Society

Recognizing lifetime giving at the $500,000 level and greater BB&T / Wilson, N.C. Dr. Georgia B. Campion Debra and Eddie Ferguson Independent College Fund of NC Bill and Jeanne Jordan Mr.* and Mrs. K.D. Kennedy Mrs. Florence C. Moye* Dr. William P. Nixon, Jr. Anonymous

Torchbearer Society

Recognizing lifetime giving at the $100,000 level and greater A. J. Fletcher Foundation Lisa and Dudley Anderson

The Wilson Times Company / Morgan Dickerman Mrs. Evelyn H. Windham* Mr. E. C. Winstead, Jr.*


G Lifetime Recognition Levels

Mr.* and Mrs. C. Howard Andrews Mr. and Mrs. Robert Van Andrews Mr. and Mrs. William Cole Andrews ARAMARK Higher Education James F.* and Hannah Roberson Bagwell Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Caswell Baker, Sr. BB&T Corporation Belk-Tyler Foundation Dale and Genia Bone Mr. Douglas H. Boone Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund Christian Church Foundation Dr.* and Mrs. Charles S. Cooke Mr.* and Mrs. Sydnor M. Cozart Mrs. Louise S. Deans* DeWitt and Othel Brown Trust Mary Alice and Bobby Dunn Mrs. Betty S. Eagles* Mr. Loyd E. Ellis Estate of Bertha Johnson Estate of Dorothy L. Parker Estate of James C. Grady Estate of Joyce Witherington Estate of Louise Speas Hunter Estate of P.C. Yelverton Estate of William Brinson Cynthia and Chuck Finklea First Citizens Bank & Trust Company First Union National Bank Wortley and Vance Forbes Mr.* and Mrs.* Vance T. Forbes, Sr. Mr. * and Mrs.* Samuel F. Freeman GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Golden LEAF Foundation Gordon Street Christian Church Mr.* and Mrs.* John Graves Mr.* and Mrs.* Thomas W. Graves, Sr. Mrs. Janie Davis Griffin* Mr. Robert H. Hackney, Jr. and Ms. Shauna Holiman Janet and Tom* Hackney Hackney Brothers Body Company Mr. James Hadge Imperial Tobacco Group Limited Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company Dr. and Mrs.* A. Dwight Johnson Mr. Ery W. Kehaya* Meg and Ken Kennedy Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Dr. and Mrs. Harold A. Ladwig Lynn and John Lee Merck Pharmaceutical Company Dr. Ruth O’Neal* Mrs. Marjorie Ragan* Reynolds Foundation Rotary Club of Greater Wilson Pam and Eric Sellers A. D. Shackelford Trust Southern Piping Company / The Williford Family Standard Commercial Tobacco Company Russell L. Stephenson* and his family Stronach and Company CBC / WRAL Community Fund of Triangle Community Foundation Victor Small Trust Watson Electrical Construction Company Wilson County Tourism Authority

Heritage Society

The Heritage Society, established by the Barton College Board of Trustees, honors individuals who have made planed gifts to the College. .................................... ‘Mr. Robert Van Andrews ‘73 Mr. William Cole Andrews ‘73 Mrs. Hannah R. Bagwell Ms. Ann Carol Baker ‘65 Mr. Archer T. Bane III ‘87 Dr. Susan Maxwell Bane ‘87 Mrs. Marie S. Barnhill Mrs. Betty Nethercutt Batchelor ‘45 Mrs. Maud Shriver Bazemore Mrs. Mae Woods Bell Dr. Edna Earle Boykin* Mr. Walter L. Brown, Jr. Dr. Georgia B. Campion ‘36 Ms. Frances M. Carawan Mrs. Dorothy W. Cooke Mr. Robert McKenzie Covington, Jr. ‘69 Mrs. S. M. Cozart Mrs. Elaine Johnson Craig ‘65 Mr. Lou Lyon Craig, Jr. ‘64 Mrs. Donna Arrants Creech ‘85 Dr. Gilbert David Davis, Jr. ‘46 Mrs. Mary Lucas Edwards ‘51 Mr. Ronald G. Ellis, Jr. Mr. Vance T. Forbes, Jr. Mrs. Wortley H. Forbes The Reverend Alfred Stephen Ginn ‘59 The Reverend Sharon Hazelrigg Ginn ‘59 Mr. Thomas W. Graves, Jr. Mr. James Morrison Griffin ‘50 Mrs. Jane Bagwell Griffin ‘72 Mr. Patrick Craven Griffin ‘73 Mrs. Janet M. Hackney Mr. Robert H. Hackney, Jr. Mr. James Hadge ‘60 Dr. Harlow Z. Head Mrs. Betty R. Hinson Mr. Carl R. Hinson Ms. Shauna Holiman Mrs. Callaree Jarvis Horton Ms. Ann Braswell Jennings Dr. A. Dwight Johnson Mrs. Winifred Walls Johnson* The Reverend Philip Nelson Jones ‘75 Dr. K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Mr. William Thomas Lamm III ‘68


Mrs. Gladys I. Lee Mr. Jack R. Lee ‘52 Mr. John Floyd Lee ‘82 Mrs. Lynn Turner Lee ‘82 Mr. William Ray Long, Sr. Dr. Jesse Lee Maghan ‘63 Dr. Coleman C. Markham Mrs. Johnsie Russell Markham ‘86 Mrs. Virginia Allen McCuen ‘65 Mr. Gary D. McMahan ‘69 Ms. Ludie Moore Mr. David Pebworth Morgan ‘72 Mrs. Karen DeHart Nolan ‘67 Mr. Beal Brent Plyler, Jr. Mr. Clifford Lee Poole ‘67 Mrs. Donna A. Pridgen ‘76 Mrs. Betty Booker Purcell ‘88 Mr. Eugene G. Purcell Jr. Mr. Eric Wayne Sellers ‘79 Mr. Edward Daniel Shingleton ‘63 The Reverend Stephen Venable Sprinkle ‘74 Mrs. Ima J. Tart Mr. Robert A. Tart ‘58 Mr. Kenneth Ray Thornton ‘64 Ms. June Ellen Tomlinson ‘54 The Reverend James Henry Trader ‘62 Mrs. Patricia Hines Trader ‘63 Mr. Sam Curtis Turner, Jr. ‘96 Mr. James Richard Van Camp ‘62 Mrs. Kim Davis Watson Mr. Robert Clifton Watson ‘60 Mr. Robert William Watson Mr. Philip H. Whitley Mrs. Peggy Nicholls Ziglar ‘55 The Reverend Richard Vance Ziglar ‘56

Barton Society

This list reflects members of the 2010-2011 Barton Society. Those making gifts to the College of $1,000 or more between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 are considered members of the 2010-11 Barton Society. If you have any questions regarding the Barton Society, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (252) 399-6357. ....................................


Dr. and Mrs.* A. Dwight Johnson Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation CBC / WRAL Community Fund of Triangle Community Foundation

SILVER TRUSTEE CIRCLE ($50,000 - $99,999) BB&T Corporation Dr. and Mrs. William E. Tucker

BRONZE TRUSTEE CIRCLE ($25,000 - $49,999)

($25,000 - $49,999) ARAMARK Higher Education Dale and Genia Bone BB&T / Wilson, NC Dr. Georgia B. Campion Church Finance Council Inc. Electric Supply Company / Sara Lynn and K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Mr. James Hadge Independent College Fund of NC Mr. and Mrs. James C. Martin The Wilson Times Company / Morgan Dickerman

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE ($10,000 - $24,999)

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Van Andrews Mr. and Mrs. William Cole Andrews BB&T Wealth Management Beazley Foundation Inc. Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund Brooks Whitehurst Associates Inc. / Dr. Garnett B. Whitehurst Jo and Norman Brown Turner Bunn, Jr. and Catherine Eagles Bunn Foundation Inc. Mrs. Diane B. Chambers Mrs. Eunice Lewis Colclough Mr. and Mrs. Jim Davis II Mary Alice and Bobby Dunn Estate of Courtney James Manning Estate of Milton L. Adams

Estate of P.C. Yelverton Cynthia and Chuck Finklea Wortley and Vance Forbes Mrs. Elizabeth B. Frazier Dr. Robert C. Frazier, Sr. Golden LEAF Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sterling Holmes Lee Motor Company Inc. / Lynn and John Lee Dr. William P. Nixon, Jr. A. D. Shackelford Trust Mr. and Mrs. Ernest R. Sutton Victor Small Trust Emma Jean and Leon Wilson Wilson County Tourism Authority Mr. Emerson C. Winstead, Jr.*

TOWER CIRCLE ($5,000 - $9,999)

Lisa and Dudley Anderson Suellen A. Beaulieu Susan K. Blue, M.D. Mr. Douglas H. Boone Bobby and Susan Boykin Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation Mrs. Marie Watson Cherry Anne and Marvin Coghill Mrs. Charles S. Cooke Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Cozart Dr. Paul Henderson Crouch* Dr. Gilbert D. Davis, Jr. Mr. John F. Deans Mr. and Mrs. Gregg A. DeMar Mr. and Mrs. James M. Durham The Honorable and Mrs. Sidney S. Eagles, Jr. Eden Christian Church Mr. S. James Ellen, Jr. Ernst & Young Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Erwin Mr. Marion F. Erwin Garris Evans Lumber Company / David and Winnie Evans Mrs. Janet Hackney Mr. and Mrs. William T. Highsmith Diane and Ashley Hooks IBM Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. Jones Ken and Meg Kennedy Dr. and Mrs. Norval C. Kneten Frankie Duke Moye North Carolina Community Foundation Pepsi Bottling Ventures, L.L.C. R. A. Bryan Foundation Susan and Russ Stephenson Stuart Walston Inc. / Mr. and Mrs. D. Stuart Walston, Jr. Watson Electrical Construction Company Wells Fargo Foundation Mr. and Mrs. C. Buren Williford Mr. and Mrs. Chris Williford

KINSEY CIRCLE ($2,500 - $4,999)

Mr. John L. Adams Mrs. Hannah R. Bagwell Mrs. Catherine Anne Bost Dr. and Mrs. Robert B. Cayton

Christian Church in North Carolina Linda and Neill Connor Mrs. S. Grady Deans* Mr. and Mrs. Grover T. Dees, Sr. Educational Advancement Foundation Angela and Jim Farthing Ms. Dale Adams Flowers Mr. and Mrs. J. Carter Glass Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Goins Mr. and Mrs. John N. Hackney, Jr. Mr. Robert H. Hackney, Jr. and Ms. Shauna Holiman Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Downtown Seab and Phyllis Parish Howard Dr. Darrell E. Huffman Joan Adams Jones Ms. Katherine Riley Kennedy Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Mr. Michael Wesley Kennedy Mr. Robert L. Luddy Merck Partnership for Giving New York Life Foundation Moe’s Southwest Grill Riverside Printing Mr. Andrew Butler Saunders Sertoma Club of Wilson Ruth Talley Sherman Mr. and Mrs. James Warren Smith III Ms. Matilda Woodard Smith Mr.* and Mrs.* Will Carr Smith Southern Piping Company / The Williford Family Dr. Richard Carson Surles Linda and Ken Thornton UPS Foundation Inc. Wachovia Bank / Wilson, NC Wachovia Corporation James M. Ward, CPA Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Henry Warren Mr. and Mrs. Bobby D. White Ms. Daisy L. Wiggins Wilson Woman’s Club

BARTON SOCIETY ($1,000 - $2,499)

Abbott Laboratories Fund William D. Adams III Dee Ann and Sandy Arens Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Arrington, Jr. AXA Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Babb, Jr. Mary Beth and Ralph Bamforth Sally and Watson Barnes Barnes Motor & Parts Company Dr. and Mrs. Frank Batten D.D. and Charlie Bedgood Beth El Congregation of Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Biggs Ms. Sue Ann C. Blair Dr. and Mrs. William B. Boles, Jr. Brent A. Boyette Raymond and Rita Boykin Marilyn and John C. Brantley III Ken and Elizabeth Brinson Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Brown, Jr. Dr. John R. Browning and Janice M. Browning Mr.* and Mrs. W. L. Burns Linda S. Burwell Camp Shining Stars

Cindy and Jim Cash CenturyLink Nan Mattox Cheek Chick-fil-A Dr. James A. Clark Coastal Plains District CMF Mr. and Mrs. James Earl Cobb, Jr. Colony Tire Catherine and David Combs Kelly and Whit Coolbaugh Rena and Stan Corbett Mrs. Sydnor M. Cozart Mr. and Mrs. U.H. Cozart III Mrs. Jeanne Hilley Crabill Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie K. Crowder Cyrus F. Lee Jr., D.D.S., P.A. Mr. and Mrs. William F. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Robert DeBolt Delta Kappa Gamma-Gamma Mu Ms. Lillian Barnes Dewey Mr. and Mrs. Barry F. Dillehay Domino’s Pizza Gail and Sam Douglas Mr. William Gregory Dozier Mr. and Mrs. James Michael Dubrowsky Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Dunn Dr. and Mrs. Frank L. Eagles Earl Boykin Sports Mary and Jimmy Edmundson Ron and Carolyn Eggers Ella Ann L. and Frank B. Holding Foundation Mr. Ronald G. Ellis, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Emory, Sr. Evening Optimist Club of Wilson Farris and Farris, P.A. / Will and Cambron Farris / Robert and Nancy Farris Susan and Scott Fecho Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund First Christian Church of Plymouth First Christian Church of Williamston First Christian Church of Wilson Mr. Charles E. Fitzpatrick Mr. Robert Flippin, Jr. Nancy and Joseph Freemon Polly and Aaron Fussell Kim and Tav Gauss Stephen and Sharon Ginn GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Mrs. James B. Glover Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Graves, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. E. Shelton Griffin E. Grady Griffin Mr. Robert D. Griffin Dr. Terry Grimes Dr. and Mrs. David Haas Mr. and Mrs. James Earl Haggins Carolyn L. Harmon Nancy and Woody Harrison Dr. Harlow Z. Head James B. and Joan E. Hemby Wilbur Hemby Tina and Dan Hensley Stephanie T. Hilton Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Hine Dr. Irene Howell and Mr. G. Reece Howell, Jr. Dr. Phillip Brooks Hylemon Mr.* and Mrs. G. Terry Jackson

Mr. and Mrs. Norwood Jones Jackson, Jr. Dr. Katherine James Peggy and Tyson Jennette Ann Braswell Jennings John Hackney Agency Inc. Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey E. Jones Polly and Joe Jones Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Kirk Kimbro Dr. Deborah H. King Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Kirkland, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Harold Ladwig Mr. and Mrs. Don Earl Lassiter Mr. Steven Leder Deas and Walt Linville Mr. Rodney Lippard Caroline and Ray Long Dr. Jesse Lee Maghan Dr. and Mrs. Huitt E. Mattox Darwin and Margaret McCaffity Dr. Betty Ray McCain Gina Allen McCuen Mary and Richard McKellar Lynne and Greg Medlin Merck Company Foundation Amanda and Phillip Metts Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Michalak Mr. Thomas Davis Miller, Jr. Nancy and Perry Morrison Nationwide Foundation Billie Edgerton Niles Ms. Sandra H. Nixon Mr. and Mrs. Conrad R. Odden Bill and Aileen* Reel Parish Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas Patterson Mr. Winniett Peters Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. Robert C. Plaine PPC Financial Group, L.L.C. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald H. Quinn, Jr. Tom and Harriet Quinn Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Rakow Mr. and Mrs. Kenan S. Rand Mary Margaret and Tom Rand Kim and Russell Rawlings Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Rhodes Bradford Roberson The Reverend and Mrs. Charles J. Robl III Dr. and Mrs. Curtis W. Roney, Jr. The Honorable and Mrs. Bruce Rose Edna Taylor Rose Mr. and Mrs. C. Brandt Ross The Rotary Club of Greater Wilson Ms. Austin E. Royal Anna Jane and Bud Ruffin Dr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Russell Anonymous Saratoga Christian Church Sharon and Jeff Sarvey Pam and Eric Sellers Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Shaw William S. Sheridan John and Mary Lou Skinner Mrs. Richard T. Smith, Jr. Dorothy F. H. Smith Holmes B. Smoot Mrs. Sallie Joe Sorohan SRT Investments Inc. / Mr. and Mrs. Stephen R. Taylor

* Indicates the donor is deceased.


State Farm Foundation Stephenson Millwork Company Inc. / The Stephenson Family Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Ray Stott Dale Arnold Strickland Mr. and Mrs. George T. Stronach III Ms. Nancy Clark Stronach The Guardian Life Insurance Company The Planning Group Inc. Thomas & Farris, P.A. Thomas Drug Store / The Rose Family Dr. Clarke Schneider and Dr. Kelly Thompson Mr. and Mrs. W. Lyndo Tippett Tommy Gibbs & Associates Inc. Traveler’s Protective Association Universal Leaf Foundation USA Volleyball Vaughan’s Jewelers Inc. / Bill and Kathy Vaughan Mr. and Mrs. E. Jerome Vick Dr. and Mrs. Dwight Wagner Dr. Debra C. Wallace Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Walston Mrs. D. Stuart Walston Martha and H. H. Walston Dr. and Mrs. Grantham D. Warren Dr. and Mrs. Rodney A. Werline Buddy and Betsy Westbrook Brenda Hobbs Whaley Mr. and Mrs. Kent Wheeless Mr. and Mrs. John L. Wiggins III Wilbanks Christian Church Danny Wilkins and Mary Ellen Taft Tom* and Joanne Rivenbark Willis Wilson Breakfast Optimist Club Wilson Rotary Club Mr. and Mrs. Alan Winstead The Reverend Hollie E. Woodruff The Reverend Richard Vance and Mrs. Peggy Nicholls Ziglar

1902 Club The 1902 Club recognizes those alumni who have made a first-time gift to Barton College. Special thanks to the 52 individuals and families that made Barton College a philanthropic priority.

Mr. William G. Thompson ‘66 Mr. Steven Bradley Thornton ‘89 Ms. Cynthia Warren Tyson ‘08 Mrs. Gwili Newsome Vick ‘60 Mr. Earl T. Wade ‘64 Mrs. Tiphanie Wade Wells ‘10 Mrs. Joan Carol Williams ‘60 Mrs. Peggy Williams-Skinner ‘80 Mr. Alan Barrett Winstead ‘82 Mrs. Yolanda Cynthia Winstead ‘87 Mr. Jonathan David Wood ‘10

.................................... Ms. Nicole Adams ‘10 Ms. Belinda Artis ‘98 Mr. James Connor Bedgood ‘09 Mr. Cristopher Erick Boswell ‘09 Ms. Cathy Gail Boykin ‘02 Mr. Matthew Raymond Boykin ‘03 Mrs. Bonnie Norton Bucher ‘09 Mrs. Debra Jones Cayton ‘74 Dr. Robert B. Cayton ‘73 Mrs. Dawn Renee Collingwood ‘84 Mr. William Beverly Cox ‘61 Mrs. Belinda Dawn Davis ‘86 Mrs. Jennifer Fox Davis ‘06 Mr. Randall Allen Davis, Jr. ‘07 Ms. Lindsey Davis ‘11 Mrs. Jessica Powell Dean ‘07 Mr. Michael Tyler Dean ‘07 Ms. Janice Bouchillon Dixon ‘95 Mr. James Michael Dubrowsky ‘93 Mrs. Christine Royal Dubrowsky ‘96 Mrs. Carolyn Wall Ellis ‘72 Mr. Herbert Lee Everett ‘78 Mr. Timothy James Fisher ‘02 Ms. Mildred Hayes Gentry ‘63 LTC John Wesley Gray ‘61 Ms. Vicky Lee Griffin ‘81 Ms. Elaine T. Guthrie ‘10 Mr. Frank S. Harper ‘68 Mrs. Janet Winstead Harper ‘69 Mrs. Cynthia Root Hollowell ‘05 The Reverend Laura Elizabeth Hutchinson ‘96 Mr. Donald H. Lamm ‘62 Mr. James Wiley Lamm ‘70 Mrs. Josie G. Loudenslager ‘49 Mrs. Ranae Tina Lowe ‘97 Dr. James Rudolph Manning ‘59 Mrs. Monica Dale Massey ‘96 Mr. Adam Ray Mathis ‘01 Mrs. Sharon Kaye McClinton ‘82 Mrs. Judith Ann Nebel ‘78 Mrs. Carolyn Jean Newton-Smith ‘59 Mrs. Jennifer Creech Prince ‘88 Mr. Randy Lee Prince ‘88 Mr. Michael U. Rhodes ‘73 Mr. Jerry Arthur Ridling ‘63 Mr. David Osmond Ryon ‘68 Mr. Michael Alexander Shutak ‘06 Mr. James Warren Smith III ‘93 Ms. Matilda Woodard Smith ‘66 Ms. Susan Ann Strickland ‘92 Mrs. Rebecca Simpson Tew ‘93

:45 Club The College and the City Of

Wilson received national exposure as the result of a unique 45-second stretch in the 2007 NCAA D-II national championship men’s basketball game. In an effort to ensure that the College has the tools in place to continue this success, the prestigious :45 Second Club was established. Membership requires a commitment of $5,000/ year for a minimum of three years. These funds are directly applied to enhancing the men’s basketball program. ....................................

Dale and Genia Bone Deans Oil Company Inc. Freddie Deans Chuck Finklea State Farm Insurance Bill and Anne Highsmith Lee Motor Company John and Lynn Lee


Alumni Giving

LTC Harold Allyn Smith, Jr. Mrs. Nancy M. Vick

Class of 1947

Dr. Georgia B. Campion Mrs. Billie Edgerton Niles

Mr. Wayne Dixon Benton Mrs. Lorette O. Colombo Dr. Vincent James Colombo Mrs. Miriam Moore Dunn Dr. Charles B. Fulghum Mr. Hugh F. Kelly, Jr. Mrs. Margaret T. Moore Mrs. Etta Tyndall Oliver Mrs. Aileen Reel Parish* Mr. William Walter Parish Mrs. Rachel Britt Parker Mr. William Bryan Parsons Mrs. Mary Katherine Pippin Mr. William H. Simpson Mrs. Beulah R. Swindell

Class of 1937

Class of 1948

This list reflects graduates who have made a gift to the College during fiscal year 2010-2011. Their commitment exemplifies a belief in this institution and the educational impact it has on many young lives. ....................................

Class of 1936

Dr. Ray Guilford Silverthorne

Class of 1938

Mrs. Sarah Stallings May*

Class of 1939

Mrs. Riddick M. Lamm Mr. H. H. Walston III

Class of 1941

Mrs. Jeanne Hilley Crabill Dr. William Henry Gray, Jr. Mrs. Marguerite L. Hussey Mrs. Hazel McKeel Mitchell The Reverend Claylon D. Weeks

Class of 1942

Mr. Joseph Q. Holliday Mrs. Evelyn C. Neeland Mrs. Elizabeth Stoney Segal Mrs. Mary Eloise Tallman Mr. Rufus Edvan Thompson Mrs. Myra W. Wingate

Class of 1944

Mr. Z. Bryan Haislip Mrs. Arlene Humphrey Hardison Mr. John Rayford Lee

Class of 1945

Mrs. Betty Nethercutt Batchelor Mrs. Katheryn Coor Lewis Mrs. Edna Waters Tracey Dr. Jesse Parker Tyndall Mrs. Helen R. Younger

Class of 1946

Dr. Gilbert David Davis, Jr. Mr. Aaron Eleazar Fussell, Sr. Mr. H. Reginald Gray Mrs. Peggy Holton Martin Mrs. Dorothy H. Smith

Mr. William McLauchlin Bass Mrs. Mary Alice Chapin Mrs. Marie Thornton Hill Dr. H. Edward Kennedy Mrs. Fraulein Jarman Maloka Mr. William G. Shivar, Sr.

Class of 1949

Mr. Colon J. Ammons, Jr.* Mrs. Rae Watson Daniel Dr. John L. Goff* Mr. Stanley N. Hodsdon Mr. Myer Kravetz Mrs. Josie G. Loudenslager Dr. Darwin W. McCaffity Dr. Charles Elbert Page Mr. Norman Earl Patterson Mr. Fred Wells Pippin Mr. Raymond Massey Sugg Mr. Preston J. Tracey, Sr.

Class of 1950

Mr. Ernest W. Atkinson Mr. Elton Grady Griffin Mr. Harold Woodrow Hardison Mr. Proctor F. Hardison Mr. William Rowe Rains

Class of 1951

Mr. George R. Brinson Mrs. Anne S. Brunson Mrs. Mary Lucas Edwards Mr. William A. Joyner, Sr. Mrs. Lillian Deans Kennedy Mrs. Jane G. Kirkland Mrs. Louise S. Lewis Mr. Bobby Ray Stott Mrs. Olivia Philyaw Tyndall* Mr. Robert Harold Walker*

Class of 1952

Mr. James Jay Clark Mrs. Carolyn Ballance Duke

Mrs. Elizabeth B. Frazier Mr. Gordon Reece Howell, Jr. Mr. Jack R. Lee Mrs. Margaret Brown McCaffity Mrs. Jean Marie McCrary Mr. Paul Reeves McCrary Mr. Leslie Leroy Pittman Mr. Albert Lee Potter Mrs. Opal R. Ross Mr. William Herbert Ross

Class of 1953

Ms. Bertie Marie Barham Mrs. Sarah Ann Cote Mrs. Mary Helen Daniels Mrs. Martha W. Franco Dr. Robert Carl Frazier, Sr. Mrs. Frances L. Henderson Mrs. Sarah Lucille Lewis Mr. Thomas Jefferson Lewis, Jr. Mrs. Ruth Sanderson Raynor Dr. William Edward Tucker Mr. Charles Albert Waller Mr. Amos Ward Westbrook* Mrs. Geraldine C. Wooten The Reverend Pernecie Cooper Yelverton*

Class of 1954

Ms. Nan Mattox Cheek Mr. Alton Tyndall Dale Mr. Gilbert Douglas Ferrell Mr. D. Jack Hamilton Mrs. Jean T. Pero Ms. Mickey Gwen Raynor Mr. Allen Duane Ross* Mr. Ernest Robert Sutton Ms. June Ellen Tomlinson Mr. James Ray Willis

Class of 1955

Mrs. L. Therese Costello Mrs. JoAnn Moore Cowans Dr. Paul Henderson Crouch* Mrs. Elena Ann Edwards Dr. James B. Hemby, Jr. Mr. James Thomas Lamm Mr. James Edward Pittman Mrs. Elizabeth Faye Ross Mrs. Anna Owens Ruffin Mr. Ashton Parker Wiggs Mr. Charles Franklin Wilson Mrs. Peggy Rose Ziglar

Class of 1956

Mrs. Carolyn Cherry Bennett Mrs. Ethel JoAnn Cobb Mr. Hughes Dillard Mrs. Carolyn T. Driver Mrs. Peggy Harry Ellis Ms. Louise Woodard Fike Mr. Richard Hoyt Gurkin Mrs. Vivian Inez Hamilton Ms. Mamie Davis Hilliard Dr. Darrell Eugene Huffman Mr. Ralph James Kennedy, Jr.

Mrs. Laverne B. Lee Mrs. Mary Griffin McKellar Mr. Dennis Eric Nichols Mr. Louis Jerome Taylor Mr. Melvin Rufus Woodard, Sr. The Reverend Richard Vance Ziglar

Class of 1957

Mr. Goethe William Aldridge Mr. Carl Boyd Barrow, Jr. The Reverend Dr. Bill Reeser Boswell Dr. Charles Leo Davis Mrs. Betty Cummings Edwards Mrs. Annette B. Glover Mr. John Speight Glover, Sr. Mrs. Reba Whitty Goodson Mrs. Joan E. Hemby Mrs. Jean T. Johnson Mr. Joseph Howell Jones Mr. Jesse William Massengill Mrs. Peggy Jane Massengill Dr. James Francis Matthews Mr. John Beddard McLawhorn Mrs. Sue Foster Vause Mr. Edward Hughes Ward Mr. John Hart Wells Mrs. Joanne M. Westbrook Mr. William Benjamin Widgeon Mr. James Earl Williams, Sr. Mr. John David Wooten, Jr. Mr. Philip Larry Yarbrough

Class of 1958

The Reverend Billy Ray Bennett, Sr. The Honorable Joe Gerome Bennett The Reverend Arthur Howard Bishop Mrs. Martha D. Boswell Mr. Brent McClees Braswell Dr. John Robert Browning Miss Shirley Rose Davis Mr. Ed Westberry Deese Mr. Wesley Barnes Doles, Jr. Dr. Carole Phillips Hines Mr. Charles Edward Hughes, Jr. Mr. G. Barry Lamm Mrs. Betty Jean Moore Mr. William Lee Moore, Jr. Dr. Ralph Barnes Perry, Sr. Mr. Jesse Jerome Short Mr. Robert A. Tart Mr. A. J. Walston Mr. Norman Thomas Watson Mr. Carl Thomas Weaver Mrs. Sylvia Lou Widgeon Mrs. Carol Brooks Willis* Mr. Tommy Lee Willis*

Class of 1959

Mr. Carey Hunter Banks, Jr.* Mrs. Margaret Morris Batchelor Mr. James Warren Bishop Mrs. Mavis Louise Bissette Mrs. Barbara Ann Blowe Mr. Joseph Carroll Blowe Mr. Kenneth Hill Brinson, Sr. Mr. Larry Windsor Castleberry*

Mr. Ruel Connor Craft Mrs. Jane Marie Dillon Mr. L. Odell Faircloth The Reverend Frances Herring Gay The Reverend Alfred Stephen Ginn The Reverend Sharon Lynne Ginn Mrs. Joyce Irene Grant Mr. Robert Ray Harris Mrs. Emily Pope Holloman Ms. Sybil Lynn Lamm Dr. James Rudolph Manning Mr. Robert Edwin Manning, Jr. Mrs. Beverly Ann Mitchell Mrs. Louise Duncan Mitchum Mr. Richard McLean Moore Mrs. Carolyn Jean Newton-Smith Dr. Robert Clyde Owen, Sr. Mrs. Priscilla Boyette Peed Mr. Frank Manning Peele Mr. Martin Rowland Peterson, Jr. Mr. David Henry Pitts Mrs. Jane Barnes Poston Mr. Jay Robert Prillaman, Jr. Mr. Gerald Haywood Quinn, Sr. Mrs. Sallie Joe Sorohan Mr. Eslie A. Stallings, Jr. Mr. James Layton Tart, Sr. Mrs. Marie Johnston Tart Mr. David Fitzhugh Thompson Mrs. Blessin Ann Vick Mrs. Margaret Ann Walston Mrs. Sybil Ann West Mrs. Frances Howard Williams Mr. Jerry Thomas Willis

Class of 1960

Mr. Linwood Darden Bond Mr. Everett Franklin Bryant Dr. William G. Cherry III Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Daniels Mr. Robert Lee Dunn, Jr. Miss Patricia Gayle Ferrell Mr. Benjamin J. Forbes, Jr. Mrs. Lillian Patricia George Mr. Billy Sloan Goodson Mr. William Morris Guthrie Mr. James Hadge Mrs. Sally Scudder Hirsch Mr. William Thomas Horne, Jr. Mrs. Carol Janet Hughes Mr. Rex Burney Jarrell, Jr. Mrs. Patricia Murray Jones The Reverend Ralph G. Messick Dr. James T. Mitchell Mrs. Mary Lou Park Mr. Thomas Needham Park, Jr. Dr. Harold Wayne Quinton Mr. John Thomas Shotwell Mrs. Lena Pittman Smith Mrs. Gwili Newsome Vick Mrs. Joan Carol Williams Mrs. Joanne Rivenbark Willis Dr. Edward Dewitt Winstead

Class of 1961

Mr. William Kenneth Barnes Mr. David Barriger, Jr.

Mr. Adolphus Ward Batchelor Mrs. Peggy Liles Bishop Mrs. Jane Watson Brown Mr. William Beverly Cox Mr. Cecil Owens Daughtry Mr. Ronald S. Dorsey Mrs. Peggy B. Eaker Mr. Marion F. Erwin Mrs. Judith Mae Faircloth Mrs. Vivian Zarelda Fambrough Mr. William H. Feetham Mrs. Nancy F. Freemon Mr. James Robert Fulghum Mrs. Jane Barrow Gainey LTC John Wesley Gray Mr. William Hackney High Mr. Wellon Smith Hunter Mrs. Elizabeth Wells Johnson Mrs. Janice K. Kemp Ms. Judith Aurelia Lively The Reverend Robert David Matthews Ms. Betty Lou McLamb Mr. Floyd T. Morgan Ms. Lavinia Ellen Murray Mr. William Dortch Newberry Mr. Ernest V. Oden Mrs. Judith Elizabeth Oden* Mr. Lee Douglas Parnell Mr. Raymond Nixon Porter, Jr. Mrs. Kay S. Provetero Mr. Clinton L. Shuford Mrs. Sue Denning Teachey Mr. William Thomas Vick Mrs. Jean Vaughan Wiggs Mrs. Sara J. Williams Mrs. Lenora Mozingo Woodard

Class of 1962

Dr. William Ruffin Batchelor Mrs. Elizabeth Kathleen Brinson Mr. Jerry Lynn Burton Mrs. Mary Ellen Burton Mr. Michael Dennis Busby Mr. Richard Horace Clayton III Ms. Cynthia Joy Cloninger Mrs. Lois W. Denning Mr. Claud Lee Dunn, Jr. Mr. William Alvin Ethridge Mrs. Joyce Tyndall Faucette Mr. Arthur Thomas High Mr. Max Oliver Johnson Mrs. Lilly Gray Ketner Mr. Arthur Randall Kornegay Mrs. Sandra D. Kushman Mr. Donald H. Lamm* Mr. James Thomas Lamm Mr. John Herbert Patteson Mr. Kay Eldridge Pittman Mrs. Nancy Carol Pyles Mr. Cecil Brandt Ross Dr. JoAnn Sherron Mr. Jimmie Dixon Spell The Reverend James Henry Trader Dr. Hubert W. Westbrook

Class of 1963

Mr. Andrew Hoyt Borland, Jr. Mr. Lennis Brinson, Jr. Mr. Kenneth Elwood Davenport Mrs. Lou C. Dees Mrs. Carol Ruth Dorsey Mr. William Elwood Elmore Mr. John William Eskew III The Reverend Horace T. Ferguson Ms. Mildred Hayes Gentry Mr. Henly Style Hales Mrs. Margaret Lancaster Lamm Mrs. Linda Rose Lee Mr. Ronald Edward Lee Dr. Jesse Lee Maghan Mr. William Daniel Moore Mrs. Jean S. Murphy Mr. Donald E. Overman, Jr. Mr. Edwin Thomas Parham, Jr. Mr. Jerry Arthur Ridling Mr. Edward Daniel Shingleton Mrs. Elizabeth Harris Sparrow Mr. Josiah Owen Sugg III Mr. Lonnie Stephen Taylor Mr. Walter Lyndo Tippett Mrs. Patricia Blanche Trader Mrs. Faye Lee Whitlock Mrs. Peggy Ann Wilder Mr. Donald Caldwell Williamson Mrs. Flora Ann Williamson Mr. Lindy Murray Wood

Class of 1964

Mrs. Dee W. Arens Mr. Fred Stanley Ayscue Mr. Julian Sylvester Barnhill, Jr. Mrs. Janice M. Browning Mr. Robert Lee Bullock Mr. Lou Lyon Craig, Jr. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Crawley Mr. Grover T. Dees, Sr. Dr. Frank L. Eagles Mrs. Patricia Austin Edwards Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Eskew Dr. Hartwell H. Fuller, Jr.* Mr. David Lester Godwin Mr. Ralph Hillard Gurganus Mrs. Carol C. Horne The Reverend Rexford L. Horne Mrs. Diane Moore Jernigan Mrs. Mary Jo Kimbro Mr. Douglas E. Ledbetter Mrs. Marian Pulley McDonald Mr. Dwight Arthur McKeown Mr. Sandling King Merritt Mr. Arnold Nilsen, Jr. Dr. William P. Nixon, Jr. Mr. Edward Tull Perkins Mrs. Nan Phipps Perkins Mr. Charles Eugene Price Mr. James W. Rogers Mr. M. Willard Strickland, Jr. Mr. George Thomas Stronach III Dr. Eugene Murphy Sumner Mr. Kenneth Ray Thornton Mrs. Linda Westbrook Thornton

Mr. Earl T. Wade Mr. Gerald D. Walston Mr. Julius Curtis Wooten

Class of 1965

Ms. Ann Carol Baker Mr. Charles Jarvis Bartles III Mrs. Eleanor Bizzell Batchelor Mr. Franklin Bryan Brice Dr. Hubert White Burden Mr. Jerry Mitchell Clark Mr. James Neill Connor Mrs. Elaine Johnson Craig Mr. Lonnie A. Daniels, Jr. Mr. James C. Daugherty Mrs. Janice Lacelle Daugherty Mr. John Willard Dudley Dr. John L. Eatman Mr. Milton R. Eatman, Jr. Mrs. Sue Brooks Ferrell Mr. Julian M. Foscue III Mrs. Tempie Ann Fuller Mr. Lawrence L. Gibbs Mrs. Carolyn Ann Gurganus Mr. Raymond A. Hale Mr. Elmer Lee Horne, Jr. Mr. John Tilton May Mrs. Virginia Allen McCuen Mrs. Mary Ellen Merritt Mrs. Mary Lois Neel Mr. Robert C. Nolan* Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Ohs Mr. Kenan Slade Rand Mr. Harold Stewart Raynor, Jr. Mrs. Lynn Osgood Reel Mr. Bobby Earl Roberson Mr. Ronald H. Skinner Mr. Gary Bryant Smithwick Dr. Kay L. Stockdale Ms. Dale Arnold Strickland Mr. David Lee Tharrington Mrs. Helen Mooring Tugwell The Reverend John P. Upton, Jr. Mr. William H. Ward Mrs. Judy Hartley White

Class of 1966

Mr. James Frederick Barber Mrs. Sue Wilson Bennett Mrs. Anna Kay Biggs Mr. Jesse Robert Boykin III Mr. Horace Woodrow Carmichael, Jr. Mrs. Elizabeth Rebecca Crowder Mrs. Glenda B. Elmore Mrs. Annie Ruth Fritz Ms. Adele Gray Mr. Watson N. Hale Mr. G. Terry Jackson* Mrs. Barbara McComas Janeway* Mr. R. Don Johnson, Jr. Mr. Robert K. Jones Mr. Jeffery Kirk Kimbro Ms. Linda Kaye Lowe Mrs. Martha Mewborn Marble Ms. Carol Ann Midgett Mr. James C. Morgan, Jr.

Mr. George Bennett Owens Mrs. Lucy East Rucker Mrs. Kathleen Traylor Sink Ms. Matilda Woodard Smith Mrs. Carol Turner Smithwick The Reverend Carol Wells Steffa Dr. Richard Carson Surles Mr. Edward Lewis Terrell Mr. William G. Thompson Mrs. Reba Barefoot Thornton Mr. Charles M. Timberlake Mr. Barna Osbone Wilder

Class of 1967

Mrs. Judith Ann Barber Mr. Charles Ernest Barnes Ms. Kathryn Webb Barnhill Mr. Bobby Gene Bennett Ms. Sue Ann C. Blair The Reverend James M. Boswell, Jr. Mr. Joseph Eagles Bunn Mr. Gary Dock Coker Mrs. Lynda B. Cooper Mr. James Edward Dawson Ms. Lillian Barnes Dewey Mr. Daniel Thompson Erwin Mrs. Jeanne Tucker Fenner* Mr. Gary Huron Fields Mr. George Alvin Fleming Mrs. Brenda E. Foscue Mr. Gordon David Fulp Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Hine Dr. Phillip Brooks Hylemon Mr. Wayne Meredith Jenkins Mr. Tommy Green Jones Mr. Junnie Ray Kornegay Mrs. Karen DeHart Nolan Mr. Ambrose Lloyd Owens, Jr. Mr. Thomas Edward Quinn Mr. James Clark Ross III Mr. Julian Dwight Sanderford Mrs. Lucy Biggs Sauls Mr. Lazarus King Stallings III* Dr. Dwight Lowry Wagner Mrs. Karen Luanne White Mrs. Maryann Ruth Wilson

Class of 1968

Mrs. Camille Hampton Boone Mr. Kenneth Ray Bowen Mr. Jimmy Bullock Mrs. Martha Lane Camp Mrs. Ann Baird Caulkins Mr. George F. Farris Mr. Frank S. Harper Mrs. Linda Lee Hoffler Mr. Larry D. Jernigan Mr. William Thomas Lamm III Mrs. Patsy McCarroll Mills Mr. Glenn Neal Norman Mrs. Candis Bailey Owens Mr. Hiram Perkinson III Mr. Thomas Wood Peterkin, Jr. Mr. Don Griffin Phillips Mr. Charles Walton Pittman III Mrs. Harriet Stubbs Quinn

Mr. David Osmond Ryon Mrs. Nan Elizabeth Sipe Mr. William Daniel Southern Mrs. Hilda L. Thompson Mrs. Reva Rothrock Turner Mr. William Harvey Vaughan, Jr. Mrs. Linda Ruth Ward Mrs. Roberta E. Warenda Dr. D. Jerry White Mr. William Glenn Wiggs Mr. Harry Buxton Williams Mr. Charles W. Wolfe Mrs. Charlotte Ann Wynn

Class of 1969

Mrs. Judy Pfaff Albert Dr. Thomas Giles Aycock Mrs. Connie W. Barnes Mrs. Anne Carol Batchelor Mrs. Johnnie Rose Boyette Mr. Vonny Raymond Boykin, Jr. Mrs. Frances Kornegay Brogden Mrs. Hilda Ruth Bussell The Reverend James Howard Bussell, Jr. Ms. Doris Jo Cole Mrs. Kathie Rebecca Cooper Mr. Robert McKenzie Covington, Jr. Mrs. Clara G. Daughtridge Mr. Paul Wayne Floyd Mrs. Susan Jo Furlong Mr. Robert M. Gilmore Mr. Jennings Carter Glass Mr. Odis Elwood Gwaltney, Jr. Mrs. Janet Winstead Harper Mr. David Michael Harrison Mr. Randolph F. Harrison Mr. Cecil S. Hollomon, Jr. Mr. Ashley T. Hooks Mrs. Sonia West Horack Mr. Thomas B. Horack Mr. James W. Howell III* Mrs. Cheryl Lynn Lanier Mrs. Ann Curtis Laws Mr. William T. Ludwig Mr. Gary D. McMahan Mr. Robert A. Noble Mr. Charles M. Owens Mr. Edward D. Phillips Mrs. Carol S. Pittman Ms. Janet Lynn Renninger Mr. Grady Morrison Robbins Mr. William J. Sermons, Jr. Mr. Olen Alexander Sisk

Class of 1970

Mrs. Ellen Thomas Avery Mr. George Leonard Boggs Mrs. Rita Littleton Boykin Mrs. Agnes Gentry Cherry Mr. Alexander Cooper Mrs. Clara E. Eatmon Mr. James Sidney Eley Mr. Curtis Lee Ellis Mr. Thomas Alan Furlong Mr. Clarence Lee Gault, Jr. Mrs. Anne Mallard Gilmore

Mrs. Mary Laurah Harris Mrs. Mary Lassiter Harrison Mr. John Walter Hartgrove Mrs. Emy S. Hinnant Mr. Carl James Holliday Mrs. Burgwyn El-Ramey Hooks Mr. Joseph Thomas Jenkins Mr. Clarence Osmond Kearney, Jr. Mrs. Susan S. Koster Mr. James Wiley Lamm Mr. Russell Clay Landen, Jr. Mr. Rick Grady Leary Mrs. Martha Bell McClure Mr. George Dan McMasters, Jr. Mr. Phillip Arthur Mooring Mr. George C. Murray, Jr. Mr. Charles Elliott Peele Mrs. Deborah Elaine Pendleton Mr. William Frank Phillips III Mr. David Allan Seel Mrs. Cleo W. Taylor Mr. Emmette Clyde Taylor Mr. Richard Wayne Taylor Mr. Stuart William Thomas, Jr. The Reverend Robert Earl Thompson Mrs. Caroline Suzanne Vaughan Mrs. Betsy Carroll Williams Mr. Ira Adams Yelverton, Jr.

Class of 1971

Mr. William Dennis Adams III Dr. Kent Thomas Anderson Mr. Jerry Michael Aycock Ms. Phoebe Womble Bass Mr. Thomas Edmund Bazemore Mrs. Doris W. Boyette Mr. Matt Sugg Cobb Mr. Donald Edward Deichmann, Jr. Mrs. Judith Carolyn Fulghum Mrs. Kay Walston Ginn Mrs. Delores Patricia Griffin Mr. Lloyd C. Holman Mr. Norwood Jones Jackson, Jr. Mrs. Isabella Isom Linton Mrs. Carolyn Rhodes Manning Mr. Kenneth Talmadge Rand, Jr. Mr. Richard Douglas Stewart Mrs. Eleanor Logan Sutton Mrs. Verona Agnes Taylor Mrs. Katherine Alberta Vaughan Dr. Phillip Henry Warren Mr. Steven James Williams Mr. Frederick Holmes Woodard

Class of 1972

The Reverend Dennis Marion Adams Mrs. Janet Gaylor Andrews Mr. James Franklin Ballance Mr. Ralph Richard Bamforth Mr. Thomas W. Boyette Mr. James Allison Boykin, Jr. Mr. William A. BrisBois Mr. Coy Alvin Buck Mr. Willis Edwin Cobb III Mr. William Frederick Davis Mr. Julian Elliott Delamar

Ms. Josie Woodard Douglas Mr. Charles Benton Efird Mrs. Carolyn Wall Ellis Mrs. Jeannette Norfolk Etheridge Mrs. Prince King Evans Mrs. Paula Gabriel Futrell Mr. David Grady Griffin Mrs. Joyce Ann Griffin Mr. Sid Smith Harrell, Jr. Mrs. Betty Jo Hartgrove Mr. Kenneth Wilson Holmes Mr. Frederick Michael Hughes Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Kearney Mr. Larry Dean Liehs Mr. Arthur Douglas Marks Mrs. Frankie Pierce Marks Mr. David Pebworth Morgan Mr. Herman Corthell Price, Jr. Mr. James Selby Pridgen Mrs. Vivian Diane Pridgen Mr. William Franklin Sharpe, Jr. Mr. Howard Hoywah Tang Mrs. Jean Finch Tyson Mr. George Spencer Warren III Mr. Charles Cooper Woodard, Jr.

Class of 1973

Mr. Robert Van Andrews Mr. William Cole Andrews Mrs. Georgia H. Applewhite Mr. Thomas Franklin Arrington, Jr. Mrs. Catherine Anne Bost Dr. Robert B. Cayton Mrs. Fon Falkner Cornwell Mr. L. Glenn Etheridge, Jr. Ms. Corinne Cannady Fox Mrs. Beatrice Elnita Harriett Mr. James Cecil Henderson, Jr. Mrs. Rita Susan Hughes Mr. Steven Ross Leder Mrs. Frances Wilson Lineberger Mr. Charles Vincent Lively* Ms. Cynthia Jane Mercer Mr. Joe Miles Neely Ms. Barbara Jean Parker Mrs. Judith Leggett Parker Mr. Richard Ward Parker Dr. Sally Atkins Paulsell Mr. Michael U. Rhodes Mr. David John Rose Mrs. Edna Taylor Rose Ms. Kathy Elaine Sandifer Mr. Charles Hester Stevens Mr. Douglas Cowles Tabb, Jr. Mrs. Pamela Miller Tabb Mrs. Jean Stanley Timberlake Mrs. Betty Jo Turner Mr. Phillip Emmette Turner, Jr. Mr. Walter Diehl Tyler Mr. James Henry Vaughan III Mrs. Terry Arlean Waters Mr. Stephen Patrick West Mr. Roy Garrett Winslow

Class of 1974

Mr. Sidney Edward Bass Mr. Wiley A. Boyette, Jr. Mrs. Margaret Susan Boykin Mrs. Erlene Head Bryan Mrs. Debra Rose Cayton Ms. Ernestine Rae Cobb Mr. Bradley A. Cox Mr. Robert Randall Davis Mr. Russell Sneed Eaves Mr. Michael Stanley Finch Mrs. Sally Beth Gwaltney Mr. Donnie Eugene Hare Mr. Don Earl Lassiter Mr. Edward Lee Mackey Mrs. Emily Ray Manley Mr. Ernest Daniel McCloud Mr. Julian A. Minshew Mrs. Frances Duke Moye Mr. Andrew Butler Saunders Mr. Daniel Gray Skinner Mr. Jobe Kert Southerland Mrs. Paula Bass Strickland Mr. Robert Ray Waters, Jr. Mr. Jack Willard White, Jr. Dr. John Harvey Whitlow

Class of 1975

Mrs. Rebecca Louise Andrews Mrs. Joanne Gwaltney Ashton Mrs. Deborah H. Batts Mr. Branch Harrell Benton Mrs. Rosalie Wooten Bissette Mrs. Dianne Louise Bradshaw Ms. Linda Ann Buckley Mrs. Linda Grey Burwell Mrs. Patricia W. Campbell Mrs. Gilda Avery Cauley Ms. J. Lynn Comstock Mrs. Gay Robertson Cox Mrs. Ann B. Craft Mrs. Christa Gray Goff Mr. Richard Michael Hickman Mrs. Anne Skinner Highsmith Mrs. Deborah Purvis Keel Mr. Donald Mike Land Mrs. Karen Gail Owens Ms. Patricia Aileen Parish Mr. Ivan Stewart Price, Jr. Mr. William Edgar Tankard, Jr. Mr. David Ross Tysinger Mrs. Darcelle Niemyer Vance Mrs. Sheila Barker Wiggins Mrs. Paula Hollingsworth Williams Mrs. Teresa Dickens Young

Class of 1976

Mrs. Mary Beth Bamforth Mrs. Eunice Lewis Colclough Mrs. Rena B. Corbett Mrs. Mary Katherine Cyrus Mr. Vernon Fletcher Daughtridge III Mrs. Gatsy O. Eason Mr. James C. Farthing Mr. Jesse Carl Fulghum III Mrs. Reba Virginia Fulghum

Mrs. Kathy W. Fuller Mr. Michael Wilson Harriett Mrs. Peggy Brickhouse Hussey Ms. Mary Jane McDowell Mrs. Janet Wells Owens Mr. Allen Ray Stallings Mr. Ralph Lawrence Stancil Mrs. Susan Angela Vaughan Mrs. Becky Figart Watrus Mr. Luke Daniel Wilkins The Reverend Larry Graham Williams* Mr. Mitchell Jay Winstead Mr. William Moses Woodard, Jr. Ms. Karen Yerby

Class of 1977

Mrs. Elizabeth McLean Brice Mr. Charles Glasgow Butts, Jr. Mr. James Earl Cobb, Jr. Mrs. Catherine P. Combs Mrs. Robin Webb Corbett Mr. Barry Fredrick Dillehay Mr. John Stanley Edwards Mr. Richard Neil Harkey Mrs. Ada Catherine Hickman Mr. Guy Alan Hyatt Mrs. Joan Adams Jones Ms. Catherine I. Law Mrs. Lou P. Nicks Mr. Timothy Ray Owens Mr. Jeffrey Hunter Price Mr. James David Rhea The Reverend Joseph Scott Roberson Mrs. A. Ellen Stokes Mrs. Cheryl Sanders Stone Ms. Rachel Marie Thorne Mrs. Donna Marie Tilman Mrs. Teresa Stuart Tysinger Mr. James Manly Ward Mr. Alton Marvin Watkins The Reverend Cynthia Ann Williams

Class of 1978

Dr. Sandra Todd Atkinson Ms. Deborah W. Betts Mrs. Josephine M. Brown Ms. Carol Dee Callaway Mrs. Sally Irene Carr Mr. Sion Alford Carr III Mr. James Edward Eubanks Mrs. Malinda H. Eubanks Mr. Herbert Lee Everett Mrs. Angela Gail Farthing Mr. George Charles Finklea, Jr. Mrs. Kathy Purvis Frazier Mrs. Ruth Annette Harrison Mrs. Nancy Pixley Hopkins Mr. Bennie Emmitt Hudson Mrs. Melba Jean Keathley Mrs. Mary Louise Lockhart Mrs. Judith Ann Nebel Mrs. Barbara L. Parker Mr. Russell Thompson Rawlings Mr. Robin R. Rose Mr. James Walton Spruill Mr. William Oscar Stakes III

The Reverend Douglas Levin Stokes Mr. M. Keith Stutts Mrs. Terri Hines Stutts Mrs. Marcia Lynn Thomas Mrs. Diane Hubbard Thompson Mrs. Gail Collier Wade Mrs. Mamie Spence Weatherspoon Mr. Robert Edgar Wells

Class of 1979

Mr. Franklin Donald Bailey, Jr. Ms. Kathleen Ann Beilstein Mr. David Anthony Betts The Reverend Suzanne C. Cobb Mrs. Angela Joan Deans Mr. Morgan Paul Dickerman III Mr. William Gregory Dozier Mrs. Karen Ward Garriss Dr. Rebecca Lynn Godwin Mrs. Sherry Lynn Hollowell-Epstein Ms. Reta Steele Houle Mrs. Phyllis Parish Howard Mrs. Susan R. Jordan Mrs. Virginia Margaret Matsey Mrs. Sheila Edwards McCullen Mrs. Nancy Ann Mizelle Mr. Jack Williams Newsome Ms. Billie W. Odom Mrs. Anna Katherine Reece Mr. William Mike Saleeby Mr. Eric Wayne Sellers Mrs. Loretta Peedin Stallings Mrs. Sandra Collie Strickland Dr. Debra C. Wallace Mr. Jeffrey Norman Weatherspoon Mr. Bobby Dean White Mrs. Nell Stallings Williams Mr. Francisco Luiz Ziegelmuller

Class of 1980

Mrs. Nikita Webb Allen Mrs. Harriet Futrell Barnes Mrs. Susan Moore Blizzard Mrs. Teresa Ann Chamblee Dr. James Killinger Cornick Mrs. Kathryn Whitehurst Daughety Mrs. Kathy Felton Diradour Mrs. Cathrine Ann Garner Mr. Gary W. Hall Mr. James Steven Lewis Mrs. Tammie J. Pucci Mrs. Mary Leona Rice Dr. Vivian H. Ringer Mrs. Sheree Batten Rose Mrs. Carla A. Stakes Mr. Richard Harrison Ward The Reverend Russell Stephen Wilkins Mrs. Peggy Williams-Skinner Mr. George Edgar Yelverton

Class of 1981

Ms. Susan Rebecca Banks Dr. Peggy Grady Batten Mr. Wesley Earl Beddard Mr. Hunter Matthews Blackman

Mr. Danny Robert Blackmon Mrs. Terri Ann Breedlove Mrs. Elizabeth Anne Burgess Mr. Michael Marvin Burgess The Reverend R. Morgan Daughety Mr. George Bernard Diradour Dr. Jackie Gray Ennis Ms. Vicky Lee Griffin Mrs. Catherine Claudette Lamm Mr. George Raymond Leggett III Mr. William David Parker, Jr. Mr. James Crowell Proctor Mr. Mark Wesley Rice Ms. Shirley Raigns Sledge Mr. James Lewis Southerland Mr. Thomas Kash Stephenson, Jr.

Class of 1982

Mrs. June Charity Allen Mrs. Susan Lee Allison The Reverend Gregory Alan Coates Mr. Gilbert Murray Evett, Jr. Mrs. Renee Newcomb Evett Mr. Bobby Cummings Gardner Mr. Ernest Ray Lee Mr. John Floyd Lee Mr. Marvin Henry Leggett III Mrs. Sharon Kaye McClinton Mrs. Cynthia Whitt Mize Mr. William Stephen Moore Mrs. Margaret Fowler Parham Mrs. Lucinda Smith Pollock The Reverend Carl Collis Tinnea, Jr. Mr. Alan Barrett Winstead

Class of 1983

Mr. Jeffery Morgan Barnes Mrs. Kaye Denise Beddard Mr. Mickey Doug Bissette Ms. Lori Coleman Bowes Mr. David Keith Britt Mr. Thomas Edison Brown, Jr. Mr. Ronald E. Eggers Mrs. Vanessa Murphy Hardy Mrs. Felicia Gayle Hebbard Mr. Charles Sterling Holmes Mr. Randall Edward Pridgen Mr. Kenneth Avery Rivers Mr. Clifton Allen Rose Mrs. Shelia Carol Savell Mrs. Cheryl Ann Smith Mr. Mark Alan Snead Mrs. Gladys Gray Stephenson Mrs. Catherine Bernhardt Thomas The Reverend Mary W. Tinnea Mrs. Mary Dell Williamson Mrs. Peggy S. Williford

Class of 1984

Mr. Troy Xanthus Aycock Mrs. Lisa Boykin Batts Ms. Laura Weaver Blackman Mrs. Betty L. Boykins Dr. Thomas H. Brugh, Jr. Mr. Frederick H. Claridge Mrs. Dawn Renee Collingwood

Mr. James Cohen Cox Mr. George Wayne Currie Mr. Kadir Donmez Mr. James Stephen Edwards Mrs. Susan Renee Eriksson Mrs. Lesley Ann Faithful The Reverend Linda Anne Farley Mrs. Elizabeth Glenn Fox Mrs. Kimberly Pedigo Hill Mrs. Charis Newcomb Lewis Mrs. Katherine S. Mann Mrs. Carla Denise Massengill Mrs. Emma Lorraine Meekins Mrs. Sara E. Moore Dr. Peter Nelson Purcell Mrs. Vicky Hare Stewart Mr. Harold Vernon Tarleton Mrs. Debra Lynn Taylor Mr. Russell Wayne Williamson

Class of 1985

Mrs. Dorothy Briggs Acker Ms. Jennifer Black Andrade Mr. Elvin Sanford Barnes Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Barnes Mrs. Cecelia Lee Branch Mr. J. Charles Cauley Mrs. Donna Arrants Creech Mr. Krister Stig Eriksson Mr. James Gray Farmer Mrs. Jenny Bunn Gardner Mr. Harold Herbert Hill Ms. Loretta Ann Letchworth Mrs. Shereen H. Mitchell Mr. Charles Floyd Murray, Jr. Mr. Bernard Victor Norfleet Mrs. Mary Therese Peele Mrs. Linda Kaye Piper Mr. Monte Bruce Sanders Mr. Douglas Arthur Stallings

Class of 1986

Mrs. Barbara Jean Brett Mrs. Belinda Dawn Davis Mrs. Phyllis Pleasants Jones Mrs. Johnsie Russell Markham Mr. Kenneth Eugene Meekins Mrs. Nancy Irene Owens Mrs. Nicole Kay Tompkins Mrs. Bonnie Fussell White

Class of 1987

Mr. Michael Bradley Almond Mr. Archer T. Bane III Dr. Susan Marie Bane Mrs. Jody Hammond Bissette Mrs. Betty Ann Butler Mr. Derrick Dewitt Creech Mrs. Donna Lucretia Gamble Ms. Mary Ellen Goodwin Mrs. Lisa Jeanine Lee Mrs. Matilda Ann Marriner Mrs. Sharron Denise Moten Mrs. Christi Jo Rogerson The Reverend James Henry Trader II Ms. Kelley Gaye Vick

Mrs. Chantal Renee Whelan Mrs. Debra Baker White Mrs. Yolanda Cynthia Winstead

Class of 1988

Ms. Wanda Carol Fulghum Mr. James Robert Lowe Mr. William Wayne Meade Mr. Victor Lee Phillips Mrs. Jennifer Lynne Prince Mr. Randy Lee Prince Mrs. Betty Booker Purcell

Class of 1989

Mrs. Mamie W. Boyette Mrs. Carol N. Brugh Dr. Deborah Holmes Griffiths Mrs. Barbara Webb Honeycutt Mr. Steven Wade Hutchins Mrs. Karen Elizabeth O’Donnell Mr. Jerry Garland Owens The Reverend Henry Alonza Sneed, Jr. Mrs. Frances S. Stone Mr. Jonathan Keith Tew Mr. Steven Bradley Thornton

Class of 1990

Mr. Donald Shay Beaman Mrs. Susan D. Clayton Mr. William Scott Ginn Mrs. Cynthia Jean Hall Mrs. Robin Lynn Johns Ms. Sheila Jane Milne Mr. Richard Gregory Pierce Mrs. Deborah Neustadt Rodgers Mrs. Janett Lee Stuart Mr. Stephen Randolph Taylor Mrs. Stephanie Carol Thompson Mrs. Lindy Karen Whitley Ms. Elizabeth Aycock Winstead

Class of 1991

Mrs. Edith Ann Boyette Mrs. Marie Watson Cherry Mrs. Marianna DeBolt Mrs. Bridget Leigh Ellis Dr. Steven Joseph Ellis Mrs. Candice Church McLamb Mrs. Lynne Ruth Medlin Mr. Ambrose Lloyd Owens III Ms. Katrina Jean Pawvluk Mrs. Michelle Lynn Pittman Mr. Donald Cecil Smith Mr. Dennis Lane Sugg Mrs. Sandra Lee Sutton Mrs. Michelle Moody Tyson Mrs. Dawn Stugart Watson Mr. Richard Scott Ziegler

Class of 1992

Mrs. Toni Renee Alexeff Ms. Peggy Joyce Biggs Mrs. Heather Harris Boyette Mr. Daniel Lee Colvin, Jr. Mr. James Leonard Gatlin IV

Mrs. JoEllen James Gay Mrs. Anna Michelle Graybeal Mr. David William Hinson, Jr. Mrs. Annette Galloway Johnson Ms. Susan Ann Strickland

Class of 1993

Mr. James Stephen Bitzenhofer Mr. James Michael Dubrowsky Mr. James Earl Haggins Mrs. Camela Jean Horne Ms. Katherine Kennedy Mr. Allan Hunter Lynne Mr. Derward Copeland Parker, Sr. Ms. Janice Carol Pearce Mr. Charles Walton Pittman IV Mrs. Patricia T. Quinn Mrs. Mary Lou Skinner Mr. James Warren Smith III Mrs. Rebecca Simpson Tew Mrs. Shannon Gilleland Tew

Class of 1994

Mr. Robert A. Geer Mr. Donald J. Grisewood, Jr. Ms. Danielle Lynn Groenke Mrs. Terri C. Hinson Mr. Neal B. Kinney Mr. K. Eric Leary Mrs. Chris Ann Nemets Mrs. Melanie Suzanne Pierce Mr. Gerald Haywood Quinn, Jr. Mrs. Carmen Kinney Smith Mrs. Tonya Marie Whitehead

Class of 1995

Mrs. Christi Renee Brubaker Mr. Scott Cornell Cruikshank Ms. Janice Bouchillon Dixon Mrs. LaVernia Harrison Matthews

Class of 1996

Mr. Allard Calbreth Bissette Mrs. Christine Royal Dubrowsky Mrs. Ginger Lee Gatlin Mrs. Betty Newland Hackney-Biddle Mrs. Betty Pridgen Hawley The Reverend Laura Elizabeth Hutchinson Mr. Russell Coleman Markham Mrs. Monica Dale Massey Ms. Viola Rock Zito

Class of 1997

Mrs. Patricia Ann Dawson Ms. Vicky W. Deans Mrs. Cheryl Sue Elhammoumi Ms. Kristin Kallio Mr. Kenneth Durwood Kennedy III Mrs. Ranae Tina Lowe Mrs. Brenna Spillane Magliulo Mrs. Amanda Humphrey Metts Mrs. Carly Dean Perry-Dunlevy Mrs. Donna H. Reynolds Mr. Jason Thomas Ricks

Mrs. Virginia W. Tarleton Mr. William M. Vaughan

Class of 1998

Ms. Belinda Artis Mrs. Betsy Louise Knott Mrs. Tracy O’Shields Mitchell Mrs. Catherine Michelle Page Mrs. Brenda Hobbs Whaley

Class of 1999

The Reverend Thomas Dean Goebel Mr. Robert Douglas Griffin Ms. Silvia Joy Judd Mrs. Loren Prater Ruark Ms. Anna-Olivia Sisk

Mrs. Cambron Elaine Farris Mrs. Udeshi Kotuwegedera Hargett Mrs. Cindy Root Hollowell Mr. Daniel Phillip Letchworth Ms. Sonia A. Marquez

Class of 2006

Mrs. Nadine C. Bredow Mrs. Jennifer F. Davis Ms. V. Michele March Mr. Dwight Anthony Mitchell Mr. Bradford Foster Roberson Mr. Michael Alexander Shutak Mr. Isaac Greyson Talley Ms. Jessica Mitchell Wilkins

Class of 2007

Class of 2000

Mr. Matt Christopher James Mr. Scott Jonathan Lamond Mrs. Joy B. Letchworth Mrs. Amy Ferrell Lybrand Mr. Joseph Michael Mahouchick

Mrs. Jessica Powell Dean Mr. Tyler Dean Mr. W. Johnston King III Mrs. Megan Nichole Phares Mrs. Sherry Lynn Scoggins Mr. Steve Davis Wallace

Class of 2001

Class of 2008

Mrs. Tara Starnes Edwards Mrs. Melissa N. Gupton Mrs. Lawana Cross Jellison Mr. Adam Ray Mathis Mr. Joshua Michael Phares Mrs. Jamie Nicole Tyler

Class of 2002

Mrs. Heather Fuller Baker Ms. Cathy Gail Boykin Mr. Timothy James Fisher Mrs. Lee Warren Harris Mr. Kevin Allen James Mrs. Etta Renee Kriger Mr. James Thomas Riddick IV Mrs. Brenda Cone Wheeless Mr. Matthew Wayne Whitley

Class of 2003

Mr. Joseph Allen Mr. Kywon Vanchell Battle Mr. Matthew Raymond Boykin Mrs. Kelly A. Coolbaugh Mr. Whit D. Coolbaugh Mrs. Sherry R. Glover Ms. Joanne Alston Knox Mr. Anthony Laffoley Mrs. Jamie Catherine Wrede

Class of 2004

MSgt. Zachary Lee Branch Mr. Benjamin Ivey Bridgers Mrs. Lauren Hoffman Panameno

Class of 2005

Mr. Brian Manley Allen Mrs. Lesley Ann Allen Mrs. Kathi N. Blackmon

Ms. Alexandra Renee Denton Mr. John David Graybeal Mrs. Courtney Bunch Reeves Ms. Cynthia Warren Tyson

Class of 2009

Mr. James Connor Bedgood Mr. Cristopher Erick Boswell Mrs. Bonnie Norton Bucher Mr. Peter Jonathan Damroth Mr. Jeremy J. Lowe Ms. Jennifer Marie Mitchell

Class of 2010

Ms. Nicole Adams Mr. William Edward Cobb Ms. Elaine T. Guthrie Ms. Pamela Jo Hickson Ms. Tiphanie Wade Wells Mr. Jonathan David Wood

Class of 2011 Ms. Lindsey Davis

* Indicates the donor is deceased.


Newly Endowed Scholarship Funds The following endowments were established and/or became fully endowed during fiscal year 2010-2011 and are available to be awarded in the 2011-2012 academic year. The Barton College Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by combining memorial gifts given in memory of the following people: James Dendy, Olin Fox, Groves Herring, Sam Modlin, Lillian P. Parsons and Audrey and Albert Tyson. The Barton College Memorial Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a fulltime student with financial need with a minimum 2.0 GPA. The Beth El Congregation of Wilson Endowed Scholarship was established by gifts from the Beth El Congregation in Wilson, NC to Barton College. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student of significant promise with preference given to a Jewish student with demonstrated financial need. The Eunice Lewis Colclough Endowed Scholarship was established to celebrate Eunice’s career in Social Work and to honor those who dedicate their lives to the field of Social Work. The Eunice Lewis Colclough Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more Barton College students who plan to major in Social Work or Education and are from North Carolina and have a 2.5 GPA.



Endowed Funds

The Winnie Walls and Dwight Johnson Endowed Scholarship was established through a gift from Dr. Dwight Johnson. The Winnie Walls and Dwight Johnson Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more undergraduate students who are majoring in science or nursing at Barton College and who grew up in Wilson, Nash, Edgecombe, or Pitt County. The Courtney James Manning Endowed Scholarship was established by endowment gifts from the Manning family and friends in memory of Courtney J. Manning, longtime campus counselor at Barton College. The Courtney James Manning Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more Barton College undergraduate students who are either pursuing a major in psychology or social work or who have a learning disability.

The following lists reflect gifts made to the College during fiscal year 2010-2011. Barton is indebted to the many non-alumni who have chosen to make the College a philanthropic commitment.

The William E. and Jean J. Tucker Endowed Scholarship was established by gifts from William and Jean Tucker of Fort Worth, Texas to Barton College. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student of significant promise with preference given to a freshman or continuing students; a North Carolina resident with demonstrated financial need and maintains a 3.0 GPA.

Businesses, Organizations and Foundations


Endowed Faculty Chairs

Marie and Leman Barnhill Endowed Chair in Religious Studies Elizabeth H. Jordan Chair of Southern Literature Dorothy and K.D. Kennedy Chair of Business


The Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Frazier, Sr. Endowed Scholarship was established by endowment gifts from Dr. and Mrs. Robert C. Frazier, Sr. in honor of their family. Dr. Frazier, Professor Emeritus, retired from the Barton faculty following thirty-eight years of teaching in the field of mathematics. Both Dr. Frazier, ’53 and Mrs. Beth Frazier, ‘52 graduated from Barton (AC) College. Dr. Frazier earned a BA degree in Mathematics Education. Mrs. Frazier earned a BA degree in Mathematics Education and English Education. Preference is to be given to a student majoring in mathematics with teacher certification, English with teaching certification, religion who plan to go into ministry or other church-related careers.

Endowed Symphony Chairs

The Elizabeth Martin Harrell Endowed Scholarship was established by her children and brother in order to honor their mother and sister’s lifetime as an educator. She educated the family first and then went on to become a science teacher. The scholarship is awarded annually to one or more Barton College students who plan to major in Education, with a possible interest in teaching science. Preference is given to a non-traditional student, which best reflects their mother’s path to teaching.

New Annually Funded Scholarship Funds

Branch Bank &Trust Company Endowed Chair Dr. and Mrs. Charles S. Cooke Endowed Chair Jim and Joan Hemby Endowed Chair Dr. and Mrs. Harold A. Ladwig Endowed Chair E.L. Strickland Endowed Chair Daisy L. and John L. (Jack) Wiggins, Jr. Endowed Chair Windham-Stronach Endowed Chair Laura B. and Emerson C. Winstead Endowed Chair


The following annually funded scholarships were established during fiscal year 2010-2011.

Nan Mattox Cheek Annually Funded Scholarship SGA President Annually Funded Scholarship C. Buren Williford Family Nursing Scholarship Wilson Human Resources Association

Community Giving


56 Hope Road AAA Health Centered Dentistry Abbott Laboratories Fund Accu-List Mailing Service Action Human Resource Solutions Adams Wholesale Company Advantage Rental Aflac Alliance One International Inc. Allyson M. Moye Real Estate, L.L.C. Anthony & Tabb, P.A. ARAMARK Ashley R. Moss Promotional Agency Inc. AXA Foundation Bank of America Foundation Matching Gifts Bank of America, N.A. Barnes Motor & Parts Company BB&T Corporation BB&T Wealth Management Beazley Foundation Inc. Benton Office Interiors Inc. Betsy Boswell Whitt, C.P.A., P.A. Bissette Realty Inc. Boles, Ham & Dixon, D.D.S. Boykin Appraisals Inc. Branch Banking & Trust Company Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund Brooks Whitehurst Associates Inc. Buffalo Wild Wings Turner Bunn, Jr. and Catherine Eagles Bunn Foundation Inc. C P Buckner Steel Erection Inc. C.B. Lee & Company Cambridge Management and Consulting Inc. Camp Shining Stars Capital One Services, L.L.C. Capitol Broadcasting Company Inc. Cardinal Chemicals Inc. Carolina Gastroenterology Specialists, P.L.L.C. / Venk Lakshman, MD CenturyLink Chain Link Fence Contractors Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation

Charlotte Chiropractic Clinic, P.A. Chesapeake Marine Refrig Inc. Chesson Agency Inc. Chick-fil-A Churchwell’s Jewelers City of Wilson Colgate-Palmolive Company Colony Tire Corbett’s Reproductions and Refinising Cornerstone Bank Cozart Farms Cunningham Construction Company Cyrus F. Lee Jr., D.D.S., P.A. Darkstar Consulting Inc. Davis TV Inc. Deans Oil Company Inc. Delta Kappa Gamma-Gamma Mu Dick’s Hot Dog Stand Dillard Tax Service Dominion Foundation Domino’s Pizza Dudley’s Marina Inc. Earl Boykin Sports Educational Advancement Foundation E.M. & O.W. Edwards Foundation Inc. Electric Supply Company of Wilson Ella Ann L. and Frank B. Holding Foundation Ernst & Young Foundation Evening Optimist Club of Wilson Farris & Farris, P.A. Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund First Citizens Bank & Trust Company Franklin Asset Management, L.L.C. Garris Evans Lumber Company GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Golden LEAF Foundation Granger Family Limited Partnership Harris Corporation The Heritage Bank Holiday Inn Express and Suites Hospira Employee Giving Campaign IBM Corporation Independent College Fund of NC J.C. Harris Pontiac Inc. JAC’s Grill John Hackney Agency Inc. Land Marketing Company, L.L.C. Lane & Pridgen, P.A. Law Office of Keisha D. Bluford Law Offices of F. Bryan Brice, Jr. Lee Automotive Management Inc. Lee Hyundai Lee Motor Company Inc. Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Inc. Liberty Universal Management Inc. Louisa County High School M2 Architecture, P.L.L.C. Manchester Auto Parts Inc. Marion’s Construction, L.L.C. Merck Company Foundation Merck Partnership for Giving Merck Pharmaceutical Company Merrill Lynch Homes-Hill Group Modern Exterminating Company Inc. Morrison Law Firm, P.L.L.C. Nationwide Foundation

New York Life Foundation North Carolina Community Foundation North Carolina CPA Foundation Inc. Old Stage Poultry Parrish Oil Company Pepsi Bottling Ventures, L.L.C. Pete’s Auto Body Inc. Pittard Perry & Crone Inc. PPC Financial Group, L.L.C. Quick Cash Pawn R. A. Bryan Foundation R. F. Harrison Consulting Inc. Moe’s Southwest Grill Reflections Paint and Body Shop Inc. Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. Riverside Printing Robinson & Gerson, P.C. Rock Ridge Farms Rotary Club of Greater Wilson S. T. Wooten Corporation S.C. Hill Millwright Services Inc. Schwab Charitable Fund Scott Farms Inc Sertoma Club of Wilson Signs Now #147 Simply Judi’s Southern Piping Company SRT Investments Inc. State Farm Foundation Stephenson Millwork Company Inc. Stuart Walston Inc. Tabacos De Wilson Inc. The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America The Planning Group Thomas & Farris, P.A. Thomas Drug Store Tommy Gibbs & Associates Inc. Towe Insurance Service Inc. Transport Equipment Company Travelers Protective Association Triangle Community Foundation United Way of the Greater Triangle Universal Leaf Foundation UPS Foundation Inc. USA Volleyball Vaughan’s Jewelers Inc. Vick Family Farms Wachovia Bank Wachovia Corporation Watson Electrical Construction Company Webb & Webb Wells Fargo Community Support Wells Fargo Foundation Wheeler Electrical Company WilMed Healthcare Foundation Inc. Wilson Breakfast Optimist Club Wilson County Tourism Authority Wilson Economic Development Council Wilson Eye Associates Optometrist, P.A. Wilson Human Resources Association Wilson Medical Center Wilson Rotary Club The Wilson Times Company Wilson Woman’s Club The Winston-Salem Foundation

Religious Organizations Amity Christian Church Beth El Congregation of Wilson Christian Church Foundation Christian Church in North Carolina Church Finance Council Inc. Coastal Plains District CMF Eden Christian Church First Christian Church of Goldsboro First Christian Church of Macclesfield First Christian Church of Plymouth First Christian Church of Richlands First Christian Church of Williamston First Christian Church of Wilson Pleasant Hill Christian Church Salem Fork Christian Church Saratoga Christian Church Southwest Christian Church St. James Christian Church Timothy Christian Church Westview Christian Church Wilbanks Christian Church Faculty and Staff Mr. Matthew Gordon Akins Dr. Susan Marie Bane ‘87 Mrs. Harriet Futrell Barnes ‘80 Dr. Mark A. Basinger Mrs. Frances C. Belcher Dr. John J. Bethune Mr. Allard Calbreth Bissette ‘96 Mrs. Wanda B. Black Mrs. Kathi N. Blackmon ‘05 Ms. Dorothy Jane Bostick Dr. Oscar Jefferson Broadwater, Jr. Ms. Summer E. Brock Dr. Thomas H. Brugh, Jr. ‘84 Dr. John M. Bublic Mrs. Patricia N. Burrus Dr. Zhixiong Cai Mrs. Irene R. Cannon Mr. Raymond E. Carnley Mrs. Diane B. Chambers Dr. James A. Clark Ms. Luann Wells Clark Mr. Daniel Lee Colvin, Jr. ‘92 Dr. Barbara A. Conklin Mrs. Rena B. Corbett ‘76 Mrs. Kathryn Whitehurst Daughety ‘80 Mr. Robert Randall Davis ‘74 Dr. John K. Dogbe Dr. David M. Dolman Mr. Robert F. Dooley Mr. George Kenneth Dozier, Jr. Dr. Claudia L. Duncan Mr. Ronald E. Eggers ‘83 Dr. Jackie Gray Ennis ‘81 Mr. Gilbert S. Fair Mrs. Verna J. Farmer Ms. Susan B. Fecho Mr. Stephen F. Ferriter Dr. Rebecca Lynn Godwin ‘79 Mr. Mark Franklin Gordon Mr. John David Graybeal ‘08 Dr. Terrence L. Grimes Mr. John B. Hackney

Mr. Gary W. Hall ‘80 Ms. Carolyn L. Harmon Ms. Lorie Hine Dr. Katherine H. James Dr. and Mrs. Joe Frank Jones III Dr. Deborah H. King Mr. W. Johnston King III ‘07 Dr. Norval C. Kneten Dr. Jane M. Kolunie Dr. Alan D. Lane Dr. Richard Allen Lee Mr. Ron T. Lievense Ms. Bonnie LoSchiavo Mr. Kris Lynch Dr. Susan Elaine Marshall Mrs. Monica Dale Massey ‘96 Dr. Dawn Karyl McCrumb Mrs. Lynne Ruth Medlin ‘91 Mrs. Linda H. Mercer Mrs. Amanda Humphrey Metts ‘97 Ms. Sheila Jane Milne ‘90 Dr. Barbara F. Mize Dr. Sharon K. Montano Ms. Hettie V. Peele Dr. Kevin N. Pennington Mr. William R. Pierce Ms. Denise Poythress Dr. Murali K. Ranganathan Dr. Jennifer Russell Mrs. Carol H. Ruwe Ms. Wendee L. Saintsing Dr. Sharon I. Sarvey Mrs. Yvonne E Shanks Mr. George Solan Mr. Richard Douglas Stewart ‘71 Ms. Joyce A. Sutton Mrs. Joan H. Taylor Mr. Jonathan Keith Tew ‘89 Dr. Kelly Thompson Mr. Adam J. Twiss Mr. Philip J. Valera Ms. Tiphanie Allyce Wade ‘10 Dr. William A. Wallace Dr. Jane S. Webster Dr. Rodney Alan Werline Mr. William Kent Wheeless Mr. Todd Wilkinson Dr. Bettie J. Willingham Mr. John Christian Wilson The Reverend Hollie E. Woodruff Mrs. Angela Zimmerman Friends Ms. Patricia J. Abney Ms. Darla W. Abrams Mr. and Mrs. W. Chris Acree Mrs. Gilbert Adams* Ms. Jennifer Adams Mr. John L. Adams Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Adcock, Jr. Mr. Ashley G. Alligood Ms. Elsa J. Andersen Dr. and Mrs. Dudley B. Anderson Mr. G. Baily Anderson Ms. Kelly Anderson Anonymous

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Anthony, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart S. Arens Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Armstrong Mr. Henry O. Askew Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Babb, Jr. Mrs. Hannah R. Bagwell Mr. and Mrs. James R. Bailess Mr. and Mrs. D. Clark Ballard Mrs. Betty Gardner Banks Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Barbe Mr. Donald Greyson Barefoot Ms. Yvonne Barlamas Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy M. Barnes Ms. Terri C. Barnes Mr. and Mrs. W. Watson Barnes, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. James A. Barnhardt Mrs. Marie Barnhill Mr. Stuart B. Barnhill Mr. Christopher E. Barr Ms. Barbara S. Barshay Mr. and Mrs. Colin K. Batten Dr. and Mrs. Frank T. Batten Mrs. Helen W. Batts Mr. and Mrs. William P. Beasley Ms. Suellen A. Beaulieu Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Bedgood III Mr. McKinley Belcher, Jr. Mr. Joseph L. Bell, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Bennett Mr. Stephen L. Berry Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Biggs Mrs. John Bikle Mr. and Mrs. James Warren Bishop Mrs. Arlene L. Bishop-Giese Mrs. Jacquelyn J. Bissette Mr. and Mrs. George A. Black, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William E. Blackburn Mr. and Mrs. Bill Blackman Ms. Christie J. Blackmon Mr. Clyde J. Blanchard Mr. William L. Blount Dr. Susan K. Blue Dr. and Mrs. William B. Boles, Jr. Mr. Frank D. Bond Mr. and Mrs. Dale C. Bone Mr. and Mrs. Timothy F. Boomer Mr. Douglas H. Boone Mr. and Mrs. William Boose Mr. Gerald Boston Mrs. Sandra Boston Ms. Janice C. Boswell Mr. and Mrs. Brent A. Boyette Mr. W. Horace Boyette Dr. Edna Earle Boykin* Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Earl Boykin Col. and Mrs. Kenneth Braddock Mr. and Mrs. James B. Bradshaw Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brann Mr. and Mrs. Russell F. Brann Mr. and Mrs. John C. Brantley III Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Brett Dr. and Mrs. Douglas C. Brewer Mr. and Mrs. Tim Bridges Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Brimer Dr. Lynne B. Brock Mr. Roy Brock Mr. and Mrs. Norman Sandoz Brown

Mr. Walter E. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Brown, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Dan R. Bruffey Mrs. Lynn S. Brunson Mr. Robert Manning Brunson, Jr. Mr. Raymond Bryan Mr. Indiana L. Bryant II Ms. Lanell J. Bryce Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Buchanan, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Hoke V. Bullard Ms. Iris Bundy Mr. Frederick M. Bunn Mr. and Mrs. Turner B. Bunn III Mr.* and Mrs. W. L. Burns The Reverend and Mrs. William Bussey Ms. Tiffany N. Byrd Mr. William T. Byrne Mr. and Mrs. Jerry W. Cagle Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan B. Caldwell Ms. Rebecca J. Callison Ms. Virginia M. Carmignani Mrs. Susan Carnahan Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Carnley Dr. and Mrs. James B. Cash Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Caviness Mr. Raymond M. Challoner III Ms. Winfred L. Cheek Ms. Peggy Chesser-Sjoberg Mr. Clifford Chong Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Clark Ms. Genie Clarkson Ms. Mary Bonta Clayton Mr. and Mrs. Steven Forrest Clayton Mr. and Mrs. David L. Cleveland Mr. William R. Coats Mrs. Barbara H. Cobb Mr. and Mrs. Marvin W. Coghill Ms. Carmela Cohen-Perry Mr. and Mrs. Gary Cole Ms. Dodie Coleman Mr. Thomas G. Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Timothy C. Collingwood Ms. Connie H. Collins Mr. and Mrs. Fred Conrad Colson Ms. Marta M. Colson Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Comer Mr. and Mrs. Neill Connor Mrs. Charles S. Cooke Mr. John C. Cooper Mr. and Mrs. J. Anderson Covington Mr. and Mrs. John A. Covington, Jr. Mrs. S. M. Cozart Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Cozart Mr. and Mrs. U. H. Cozart III Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Crabtree Mr. and Mrs. William Crawley Mr. Charles A. Creech Mr. David R. Creech Mr. Bobby Cremins Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Crumpler III Mr. Woodard Crumpler, Jr. Mr. Joseph F. Culkin Mr. Tom Curran Mr. James M. Cuthrell Mr. Jeffrey N. Cuthrell Mr. and Mrs. John C. Cuthrell III Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Daniel

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Arlen Darden Mrs. Laura S. Daughtry Ms. Beverly S. Davidson Ms. Bettie Ann Davis Dr. and Mrs. Frank Mark Davis Mr. and Mrs. G. Parker Davis Dr. and Mrs.* Gilbert David Davis, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Davis II Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie C. Davis Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Timothy B. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Dawkins Mr. and Mrs. Amos C. Dawson III Dr. and Mrs. Lindsey De Guehery Mr. and Mrs. Gregory A. Dean Mr. John F. Deans Mrs. S. Grady Deans* Mr. and Mrs. Gregg A. DeMar Mr. and Mrs. H. Boysen Diemer Mr. and Mrs. Barry F. Dillehay Mr. and Mrs. Billy Dixon Mr. John L. Dixon, Jr.* Mr. Joseph G. Doby Ms. Carolyn L. Dorsey Mr. and Mrs. Sam P. Douglas, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Gregory E. Dowdy Mr. Merle F. Dowdy Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Dowdy Mr. J. C. Drake Mr. and Mrs. W. Russell Duke, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Dunn Mr. Michael Dupree Mr. and Mrs. James M. Durham Dr. and Mrs. Frank L. Eagles The Honorable and Mrs. Sidney S. Eagles, Jr. Mr. Frank Early Mr. and Mrs. James R. Easom, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bryce E. Eatmon Mr. and Mrs. B. Edward Eatmon, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Haywood Edmundson IV Mr. and Mrs. James J. Edmundson Mr. Ralph El Ramey Mr. and Mrs. Ward E. Elis Mr. S. James Ellen, Jr. Ms. Wendy Elliott Mr. Jeffrey W. Ellis Mr. Ronald G. Ellis, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Emory, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. George F. England Estate of Courtney James Manning Estate of Milton Adams Estate of P.C. Yelverton Mr. Evan Eudy Mr. and Mrs. David A. Evans, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Evans Mr. and Mrs. Douglas J. Evans Mr. and Mrs. John H. Farmer Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Farris, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William Charles Farris Mr. and Mrs. William M. J. Farris Dr. and Mrs. W. O. Fields, Jr. Mrs. Ruth Lievense Finne Mr. Charles E. Fitzpatrick Ms. Linda F. Fletcher Mr. Robert S. Flippin, Jr. Ms. Dale Adams Flowers Mr. Thomas A. Fobes Mr. and Mrs. Vance T. Forbes, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dennis Ford Mr. Jeffrey Fox Mr. and Mrs. Clayton G. Frazier Mrs. Sherri Frazier Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Freemon Mr. Alan R. Fritz Mr. and Mrs. Larry T. Fulghum Ms. Mona W. Fulghum Col. Cornell Fuller Ms. Lisa Gardner Mr. and Mrs. Gustav E. Gauss III Mr. and Mrs. Wayne V. Gay Dr. and Mrs. Miller W. Gibbons Mrs. Beatrice W. Gillette Ms. Charlotte K. Gilliam Mr. James D. Gilliam, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Lee S. Gliarmis Mrs. James B. Glover Ms. Doris H. Godwin Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Goins Mr. and Mrs. James F. Goodmon Mr. Harry A. Goodwin Mrs. William N. Gordon Mr. Douglas A. Graham Mr. William M. Gravely Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Graves, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John R. Gray Mrs. Joseph E. Green* Mrs. Ann S. Griffin Mr. and Mrs. E. Shelton Griffin Mr. Gerald Griffin Ms. Cynthia M. Grissom Mr. Duane C. Grooms Mr. David P. Gwyn Dr. and Mrs. David Haas Mr. Ernest Deans Hackney Mrs. Janet M. Hackney Mr. John N. Hackney III Mr. and Mrs. John N. Hackney, Jr. Mr. Robert H. Hackney, Jr. and Ms. Shauna Holiman Mr. and Mrs. Thomas B. Hackney Dr.* and Mrs. Thomas J. Hackney, Jr. Ms. Bris Hagen Mr. R. Phillip Haire Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Haldeman Mr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Hall Ms. Patsy T. Hall Ms. Rebecca P. Hall Mr. and Mrs. Shelton E. Hall Mrs. Sue M. Hall Mrs. Eleanor M. Hammond Ms. Shannon Courtney Harrell Mrs. Susan Harrell Mr. Bruce A. Harris Mr. Clyde P. Harris, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis D. Harris Mr. Thomas R. Harris Ms. Anna Adams Harrison Mr. and Mrs. Brad Harrison Mr. and Mrs. R. Woody Harrison, Jr. Mr. William Harrison, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Hart Ms. Joan E. Hawley Mr. and Mrs. Craig Hayward Dr. Harlow Z. Head Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy D. Hedgpeth Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Helring

Mr. Wilbur Hemby Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Henderson Mr. and Mrs. Marvin F. Henderson Dr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Hensley, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Dan E. Herring, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Willie L. Hicks Mr. and Mrs. James A. High Mr. and Mrs. William T. Highsmith Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth F. Hill Ms. Etta Hilliard Ms. Stephanie T. Hilton Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Hinton Mr. John Hitch Ms. Teresa S. Hodgin Mr. and Mrs. Edward Thomas Hoffman, Jr. Ms. Katherine Weaver Hohneker Mr. Robert Holley, Jr. Mr. Edward B. Holloway* Mr. and Mrs. Garland R. Homes, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Hooper Mr. and Mrs. James C. Hoover Mr. J. L. Horton III Mr. and Mrs. James F. Horton Mr. and Mrs. Curtis W. Howard III Ms. Susan Wainwright Hudson Mr. Lonnie Humphreys Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Hundley Dr. Michael T. Hunsucker Dr. and Mrs. James B. Hunt, Jr. Ms. Gaynell Hyatt Mr. Philip G. Inscoe Doctors George and Lisal Isaacs Mr. Bruce Jackson Mr. Grady Allen Jackson Ms. Diana B. James Dr. and Mrs. A. Tyson Jennette Ms. Ann Braswell Jennings Mrs. Mary C. Jernigan Dr. and Mrs.* A. Dwight Johnson Mr. and Mrs. D. Kim Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Graham Johnson Ms. Lise Johnson Ms. Stephanie B. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Tim N. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. William R. Johnston Ms. Eleanor Loftin Jones Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey E. Jones Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. Jones Mr. Scott Jones Mr. Seth Jones III Mr. E. B. Jordan, Jr. Mr. A.C. Joyner Ms. Judith Justin Mr. and Mrs. James E. Keach Ms. Karen L. Keach Mr. James R. Keene Mr. Neill A. Keller Mr. and Mrs. Hugh F. Kelly, Jr. Mr. Daniel J. Kennedy Dr. and Mrs. K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Ms. Lauren Kennedy and Mr. Alan Campbell Mr. Michael Wesley Kennedy Ms. Linda L. King Mr. Ray H. King Mr. and Mrs. William W. King Mrs. Elizabeth McMillan Kirkland

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Kirkland, Jr. Mrs. Mary Grace Koppenheffer Dr. and Mrs. Harold A. Ladwig Ms. Beverly Jean Lamm Mrs. Lynda A. Land Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Lanzone Ms. Martha Lawrence Mr. and Mrs. T. Jordan Lea Mrs. Betty B. Leder Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus F. Lee, Jr. Mrs. E. L. Leonard Dr. and Mrs. Jasper L. Lewis, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jasper L. Lewis, Sr. Ms. Rebecca M. Lewis Dr. and Mrs. Gene R. Lindley Dr. and Mrs. Eugene B. Linton Dr. and Mrs. Walter S. Linville Mr. Rodney E. Lippard Ms. Etta Wilson Loftin Ms. Geneva Lofton Ms. Odessa B. Long Ms. Patricia A. Long Mr. and Mrs. William Ray Long, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Loper Mr. John William Lowe Mrs. Pearla R. Lowe Mr. Robert L. Luddy Ms. Ashley B. Lutterloh Ms. Virginia T. MacKinnon Dr. and Mrs. William Jerry MacLean The Reverend and Mrs. David Mallory Mrs. Eleanor B. Manning Dr. and Mrs. Coleman C. Markham Mr. and Mrs. William Anderson Marlowe, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John C. Marshall Mr. and Mrs. Marvin O. Marshall Mrs. Peggy H. Marshall Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Martin Mr. and Mrs. James C. Martin Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Martin Ms. Amy Marzinsky Mr. John D. Maske, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Bentley H. Massey Mr. W.R. Massey, Jr. Ms. Lynne Matera Mr. and Mrs. Bob Matthews Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Matthews Dr. and Mrs. Huitt E. Mattox, Jr. Ms. Beverly Mayeaux Mr. Lawrence Ray Mays Dr. Betty Ray McCain Mr. and Mrs. John D. McCarty, Jr. Mr. William R. McCleave, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William H. McClure Ms. Marea F. McDaniel Ms. Winifred Beasley McKellar Mr. Daniel McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. David D. McLaughlin Ms. Alicia B. McMorris Mr. and Mrs. Roger McMurray Ms. Jessica McQuaig Mr. and Mrs. Gregory D. Medlin Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Meekins, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. John P. Melvin Mrs. Jackie R. Menser Ms. Stephanie E. Menser Mr. and Mrs. Danny Mercer

Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Michalak Mrs. Patricia N. Miller Mr. Thomas Davis Miller, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jerney Minshew Ms. Cheryl Mitchell Mr. John F. Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. William K. Mitchell Ms. Donna M. Money Ms. Helen H. Moore Ms. Laurie Moore Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Morgan Mr. Hank Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Cary K. Morris Mr. and Mrs. B. Perry Morrison, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. David B. Morton Mr. Herbert T. Mullen, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. George Clinton Murray, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John Murray Mr. and Mrs. William E. Myers Mr. and Mrs. George R. Nance Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Nelson Ms. Carolyn Hull Neville Mr. Thomas M. Neville Mr. and Mrs. Willie Newell Mr. and Mrs. Eldon S. Newton Dr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Newton Ms. Bonnie L. Nixon Mr. and Mrs. Christopher T. Nixon Ms. Sandra H. Nixon Mr. William P. Nixon III Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Norville Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Nuckols Mr. and Mrs. Conrad R. Odden Mrs. Jane Odum Mr. and Mrs. Garland Oliver Mr. and Mrs. David S. Orcutt Mr. W. R. Outland Mr. and Mrs. W. Barrett Page Mr. Mark W. Pardue Ms. Delana Parker Ms. Frances Parker Mr. and Mrs. William David Parker, Jr. Colonel and Mrs. Wayland E. Parker Mr. and Mrs. Wiley B. Parker Ms. Lillian H. Parrish Mrs. Carl M. Parrott Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas Patterson Ms. Christine C. Paul Mr. and Mrs. W. Coalter Paxton, Jr. Ms. Jill E. Payne Ms. Sharen Pender Mr. A. Winniett Peters Mrs. Deborah G. Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. Phillips Mr. William D. Phillips Mr. William E. Phillips, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James D. Pittman Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. Robert C. Plaine Mr. Beal Brent Plyler, Jr. Mr. Brent Plyler Mr. and Mrs. Hampton R. Poole, Jr. Ms. Ruth McColl Pope Mr. William Lee Powell Ms. Teressa M. Pridgen Ms. Lucille H. Proffitt Dr. Evelyn and Dr. Charles R. Pruden, Jr. Mr. Steppi Pulley

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene G. Purcell, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Purinai Ms. Jennifer Queen Mr. and Mrs. Stephen E. Quirk Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Rakow Dr. and Mrs. Tom Rand Mr. and Mrs. William R. Rand Mrs. Mary Bryan Rasberry Ms. Jeanette M. Rasmussen Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Rawlings Mr. and Mrs. Radford B. Reel Mr. Al Rehm, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Rhodes The Reverend and Mrs. John M. Richardson Mr. and Mrs. Larry M. Richardson Dr. and Mrs. H. Wayne Ridout Mr. Kelly Ritter, Jr. Dr. Diane Hill Roberts The Reverend and Mrs. Charles J. Robl III Mr. Larry A. Roddy Mr. William H. Rogers, Jr. Ms. Betty C. Roller Mr. Randy Roller Dr. and Mrs. Curtis W. Roney, Jr. The Honorable and Mrs. C. Bruce Rose Mr. David L. Rose Mr. Walter Rosenstock Ms. Austin E. Royal Mr. and Mrs. William R. Royster, Jr. Mrs. Elizabeth M. Rue Mr. and Mrs. Harvey B. Ruffin, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Russell Ms. Margaret T. Russell Dr. Richard A. Salzer Ms. Shelia B. Sandifer Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Sargent Dr. and Mrs. Robert N. Satterfield Ms. Mary B. Sauls Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Sawyer Mr. and Mrs. John F. Schimick Ms. Helen Scholl Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Schrecengost Ms. Nancy Gill Scott Mr. and Mrs. David W. Scull Mr. and Mrs. T. Caldwell Seagle Shackelford Trust A.D. Mr. Paul R. Shannon Mr. and Mrs. Pender Sharp Mr. Billy Sharpe III Mr. and Mrs. Mark B. Shaw Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Shaw Mr. William Edward Shelton Mr. and Mrs. William H. Shelton Mr. Warren C. Shepard Mr. William S. Sheridan Mrs. Ruth Talley Sherman Mr. and Mrs. Bryan N. Sherrill Mr. Matthew E. Sherrill Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shirley Mr. Thomas E. Shreve Mr. and Mrs. William H. Shreve Mr. Michael P. Shuleski Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Sielken Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Signorelli Mrs. Rose P. Simpson Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sloop Mrs. Betty Jon Smith

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Smith Mrs. Eleanor Phillips Smith Mr. and Mrs. Eliot F. Smith Mrs. Hyacinth Smith Mr. John Clayton Smith Mrs. Lisa L. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Smith Mr. Patrick L. Smith Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Smith Mr. and Mrs. John T. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Wiley O’Neal Smith Mr. William Carr Smith* Ms. Patricia A. Smithwick Mrs. Holmes B. Smoot Mr. and Mrs. David A. Sneed Mr. and Mrs. William T. Sneed, Jr. Mrs. Sheryl Adams Somers Ms. Agnes Speight Mr. Joe W. Starling Mr. and Mrs. Willie J. Steele Mr. and Mrs. Russell L. Stephenson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Russell Lee Stephenson III Dr. and Mrs. Robert T. Stone Mrs. Honey M. Strickland Mrs. George T. Stronach, Jr. Mrs. Hettie Mathews Stubbs Mr. and Mrs. Edward Henry Styles Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sullivan The Honorable and Mrs. A. B. Swindell Ms. Dinah Sharpe Sylivant Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Taylor, Jr. Mr. Robert W. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. James F. Teachey Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Thaxton Mr. and Mrs. Allen G. Thomas Mr. Allen G. Thomas, Jr. Mr. Harvey M. Thomas Mr. and Mrs. John G. Thomas, Jr. Mrs. Julie Bledsoe Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Thomas Dr. and Mrs. Vincent B. Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Coy Lee Thompson, Jr. Ms. Linda K. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Philip H. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Russell A. Thompson, Jr. Ms. Tunica Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Todd W. Tilley Mr. and Mrs. John T. Tilton Mr. and Mrs. Patrick B. Timberlake Mr. Bruce B. Tingle Mr. Neil R. Tkatch Ms. Erin Marie Tonelli Mr. Arthur B. Tozzi Mr. and Mrs. Steve Trevathan Mrs. Velma W. Tsongos Mr. and Mrs. James F. Tuck Dr. and Mrs. William Edward Tucker Mr. Willard H. Tyson, Jr. Mrs. Donna D. Van Ness Ms. Ruby Vandenberg Mr. and Mrs. Peter Vangraafeiland Ms. Lilly F. Vanstory Ms. Norma Velasco The Reverend Joanne L. VerBurg Mr. and Mrs. E. Jerome Vick Ms. Freda Vick Mr. Reginald Vick

Mrs. Marva Vickerie Victor Small Trust Mr.* and Mrs. Donald F. Vincent Ms. Margaret B. Viverette Ms. Edith N. Walden Mr. and Mrs. Stewart W. Walmsley, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. D. Stuart Walston, Jr. Mrs. D. Stuart Walston Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Walston III Mr. and Mrs. Henry Walston IV Ms. Kate H. Ward Dr. and Mrs. Grantham D. Warren Ms. Dorothy Sherrill Washam Ms. Ann W. Watkins Mr. and Mrs. A. David Watson Ms. Celeste Ramsey Watson Mr. and Mrs. James Watson Ms. Mary F. Watson Ms. Lou Bryan Weaver Ms. Brittany K. Webb Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Webb, Jr. Mrs. Susan S. Webb Mr. and Mrs. Gary G. Weller Ms. Amber Corinne Welton Mr. and Mrs. David L. West Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert K. Wheeler Mr. and Mrs. Ralph B. Wheeler Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Wheeler, Jr. Ms. Sharon Elizabeth Wheless The Reverend and Mrs. Rayvon White Mr. and Mrs. John M. Whitehead Dr. Garnett B. Whitehurst Ms. Marla Whitley Mr. and Mrs. Philip H. Whitley Mrs. Sheila Whitley Ms. Daisy L. Wiggins Mr. and Mrs. John L. Wiggins III Mr. and Mrs. Gregory T. Wilkerson Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Wilkinson Mr. Alfred Williams IV Mrs. Delphia Williams Ms. Jean S. Williams Ms. Sue Cotten Williams Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Williams Mr. and Mrs. Emuel L. Willie, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. C. Buren Williford Mr. and Mrs. Chris Williford Ms. Norma T. Willis Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leon Wilson III Dr. G. Curtis Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Adrian L. Wimberly Mr. E. C. Winstead, Jr.* Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wittersheim Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Wolfe, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. W. Ben Wolverton Mrs. Jane A. Wood Mr. Donald E. Woodard Ms. Edith B. Woodard Dr. and Mrs. Jerry C. Woodard Mr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Wortham Mr. William T. Wray Mrs. Linda S. Writtenberry Ms. Earnestine B. Yarbrough Mrs. Bonnie Young Mr. and Mrs. Denny Young Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Zalzneck * Indicates the donor is deceased.

Independent College Fund of North Carolina

The Independent College Fund of North Carolina (ICFNC )was established in 1953 to provide North Carolina businesses with an effective vehicle to support the State’s private colleges and universities. The following individuals and organizations made a gift to the ICFNC during 2010-2011.

The A.B. Carter Inc. Fund AC Corporation ACT Inc. Ms. Nancy G. Adams Alwinell Foundation American Snuff Company, L.L.C. ARAMARK AT&T Foundation BB&T Charitable Foundation B.C. Moore Foundation BCWH Architecture Bernhardt Furniture Company Best Commercial Development Biltmore Farms Inc. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Blumenthal Foundation The Bolick Foundation The Borden Fund Inc. Boyce, Furr & Company, L.L.P. Brady Services Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund Broyhill Family Foundation Inc. Mr. Hugh Buchanan Burlington Industries Foundation Inc. The C.F. Sauer Company Capital Bank Carolina Foods Inc. Clancy & Theys Construction Company Clariant Corporation Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated College Foundation Inc. Council of Independent Colleges The Dickson Foundation Inc. Dominion NC Power Dover Foundation Inc. The Duke Energy Foundation Fifth Third Bank Ms. Frances G. Fontaine Ms. Colleen R. Freeman Garris Evans Lumber Company Inc. George Foundation Glenn E. and Addie G. Ketner Foundation The Golden LEAF Foundation Grady-White Boats Inc. Henry Wurst Inc. Ms. Gwenn H. Hobbs Hornwood Inc. Joseph Dave Foundation Kulynych Family Foundation II Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Harold G. Livingston Mr. Anthony Locklear Loxcreen Company Inc. M&J Foundation Margaret and Sherrod Salsbury Foundation Martin Marietta Materials Ms. Sue McBride Mr. Timothy H. McDowell

Mr. Ronald and Mrs. Kay McNeill Mount Olive Pickle Company Inc. NCFI Polyurethanes News and Record North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation Penn Foster, a Princeton Review Subsidiary Pfizer Philip L. Van Every Foundation Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation PPD Development, L.P. PSNC Energy — A SCANA Company R.A. Bryan Foundation Inc. Mr. and Mrs. W. Trent Ragland, Jr. Mr. Brooks T. Raiford RBC Bank Renfro Corporation RMIC Corporation Rock-Tenn Company Alliance Group Rocky Mount Cord Company Inc. E.T. Rollins, Jr. and Frances P. Rollins Foundation Margaret and Sherrod Salsbury Foundation Southco Distributing Company Stephenson Millwork Company Inc. Stewart Engineering Stonecutter Foundation Inc. Mr. John A. Taylor The Universal Leaf Foundation UPS Educational Endowment Fund Vulcan Materials Company Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation Dr. A. Hope Williams Wren Foundation Inc. Wyatt Quarles Seed Company

Opportunities for Support Currently, Barton is focused on project-based fundraising. The following initiatives are the College’s primary focus.

The Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre

In 2009, the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre opened at Barton College. This new facility provides Barton, the Wilson community, and the eastern North Carolina region with a premiere teaching facility for the dramatic arts, as well as an excellent environment for entertainment and performances on a broad scope. This flexible and functional space, known as the black box theatre, is easily adaptable for theatre, dance, symphony, concerts, opera performances, and lectures. Naming opportunities are still available.

Endowed Scholarships

The minimum for establishing an endowed scholarship at Barton is $20,000. The donor has the unique opportunity to design the scholarship in a way that best fits his/her personal interests and priorities. In normal economic times, the College draws five percent from our scholarship endowments to fund annual scholarship awards. This draw is governed by the Board of Trustees policy in accordance with state and federal regulations.

Annually Funded Scholarships

Establishing an annually funded scholarship is an option for donors who want to support student scholarship, but are unable to make the upfront gift required to endow one. Rather than draw against endowed funds, the donor commits to making an annual gift in order to fund the scholarship while retaining the unique opportunity to design it in a way that best fits his/her personal interests and priorities. In order to provide an award sufficient to be of significant assistance to a student with their studies, a minimum annual gift of $500 is required.

Annual Fund

Contributions made to the Annual Fund provide critical, unrestricted funding for the college’s overall budget, helping to bridge the gap between the cost of educating students and the income from tuition and endowment while providing financial support for faculty and program development and facility enhancements.

If you are interested in any of these initiatives or would like to talk with someone about a specific opportunity, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (252) 399-6357.


Barton College makes every effort to list donors accurately throughout the Honor Roll of Donors.If you are listed incorrectly or have a question about a listing, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at (252) 399-6357.

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With Barton roots that run deep in their Arapahoe family, Jack Lee and his wife, Gladys, have chosen to establish a Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust to continue a strong family tradition of supporting higher education. The Trust was funded through the sale of appreciated stock. Through the Lees’ estate, this gift will establish the Jack and Gladys Lee Endowed Scholarship, which will be awarded annually to one or more full-time, undergraduate students demonstrating financial need. With first preference given to students from Pamlico County, the scholarship will be awarded to students with a minimum 2.5 grade point average who demonstrate strong potential for continued academic achievement and personal growth at Barton College.

The Lees A Scholarship Legacy

Jack Lee remembers fondly his time at Barton (then Atlantic Christian College) when five of the 12 seniors in his Arapahoe High School graduating class chose ACC to continue their education. Even though Lee transferred to North Carolina State University after two years to complete a degree in agronomy as he prepared to enter his family’s large-scale farming business, he will never forget the professors and classmates, and the sense of community that he enjoyed during his time here. In fact, Lee’s brother and two sisters also chose to enroll at Atlantic Christian, following in the footsteps of several aunts and uncles. Lee also has nephews who have followed suit. Lee’s father, Don E. Lee, was a benefactor and friend of the College, and Lee Student Health Center (formerly Lee Infirmary) was named in his honor. Lee’s uncle, Jack D. Brinson, served on the Barton College Board of Trustees for many years and was named the first trustee emeritus of the College. As members of Bethany Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Lees also have a deep appreciation for the College’s historic ties with the Christian Church (DOC). Through the establishment of the Jack and Gladys Lee Endowed Scholarship, the Lees hope to inspire others to consider scholarship endowment, thereby, ensuring financial support for students who otherwise would not be able to complete their college degree without scholarship assistance.




For additional information about Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust gifts or other opportunities for deferred giving, please contact Carolyn L. Harmon, senior advisor to the president, at 252-399-6358 or email:

Scope - Issue 252 (Fall 2012)  

The Alumni Magazine of Barton College

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