- Barton College
name = Barton College
motto = "Habebunt Lumen Vitae"
mottoeng = They shall have the light of life
type = Private
established = 1902
president = Dr. Norval C. Kneten
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
students = 1,189
city = Wilson
country = USA
website = http://www.barton.edu
Barton College is a private
liberal arts collegelocated in Wilson, North Carolina. Barton College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, The NC Association of Colleges and Universities; the NC Department of Public Instruction; the NC Board of Nursing; and the Committee of Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association.
Barton College was founded in 1902 by the
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)under the former name of Atlantic Christian College. Through its Division of Lifelong Learning, Barton College opened eastern North Carolina's first full-time Weekend College in the fall of 1990. The official college motto is Habebunt Lumen Vitae - “They shall have the light of life”. The namesake of the College is Barton Warren Stone, founder of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In 1990 Atlantic Christian College changed its name to Barton College.
There are currently 1,189 students on campus, with an average 11:1 student-faculty ratio. In August 2006 Barton College was named a "Best Southeastern College” for 2006 by
Princeton Review. [ [http://www.princetonreview.com/college/research/regional princetonreview.com] ]
Barton College is a member of
Conference Carolinasand participates in twelve different varsity sports for men and women. Its mascot is the Bulldog.
2006-07 Men's Basketball
March 24, 2007, the men's basketball team won the NCAA Men's Division II Basketball Championship. The team, with a 31-5 record in 2006-07, defeated the previously undefeated defending champion Winona State Warriors, who held a Division II-record 57-game winning streak at the time. Winona State looked to repeat as champs, taking a 74-67 lead with 45 seconds remaining. Barton's Anthony Atkinson then scored 10 points in the last 39 seconds, including the winning layup at the buzzer for a 77-75 victory. [ [http://www.wral.com/sports/basketball/ncaa/story/1246852/ wral.com] ] [ [http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=2811040 sports.espn.go.com] ]
2007-08 Men's Basketball
Despite losing several key players from the championship team, the Bulldogs look to defend their title during the 2007-08 campaign. The roster for the team can be found [http://www2.barton.edu/cgi-bin/MySQLdb?VIEW=/athletics/roster/view.txt¤tteam=6 here] .
Barton College is made up of five schools:
* [http://www.barton.edu/SchoolofArts&Sciences/default.htm School of Arts and Sciences]
* [http://www.barton.edu/SchoolofBehavioralSciences/default.htm School of Behavioral Sciences]
* [http://www.barton.edu/SchoolofBusiness/default.htm School of Business]
* [http://www.barton.edu/SchoolofEducation/default.htm School of Education]
* [http://www.barton.edu/SchoolofNursing/default.htm School of Nursing]
* [http://www.barton.edu Barton College Website]
* [http://www.princetonreview.com/college/research/regional Princeton Review Ranking]
* [http://www.barton.edu/studentlife/clubs/default.htm Barton College Student Organizations and Greek Life]
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