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Barton College is a private liberal
arts college located 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
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, one of the
founders of the Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ). Amid some controversy, 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.
Barton College is a member of Conference Carolinas and
participates in twelve different varsity sports for men and women.
Its mascot is the Bulldog.
On 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
Barton College is made up of five schools: