College News


May 25, 2021
Story and portrait by Brandon Steinert

This is the first of four stories about how Barton's educational programs in correctional facilities aim to help inmates lead productive lives upon release. 

James Floyd has missed 10 years of his children’s lives serving a 12-year sentence after his conviction in 2011. His oldest is now 20; his youngest, 16.

May 24, 2021
Story by Joe Vinduska
Courtesy photo

The Barton Community College Department of music will offer instrumental and vocal music lessons to the community this summer from now through the end of July. 

Community members are invited to take lessons to learn a new instrument or enhance their abilities on an instrument they already play. Students will also have the option to perform. Lessons will be offered both in-person and virtually and instruments can be provided. A wide array of instruments is available.

May 14, 2021
Story by Joe Vinduska
Photos by Brandon Steinert

Elvia Alejandra Salazar Beck of El Paso, Texas and Kaitlynn Dyke of Cimarron were named Barton Community College’s 2021 Outstanding Graduates. Dean of Student Services Angie Maddy recognized them as part of Barton’s commencement on Friday. 

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May 14, 2021
Story and photo by Joe Vinduska

Barton Community College has announced its 2020-21 Brant J. Ballhorst Student Ambassadors of the Year. Named in memory of Brant J. Ballhorst, the award recognizes two outstanding Student Ambassadors each year. The winners this year were Kaitlynn Dyke of Cimarron and BrayLynn Anshutz of Macksville.  

May 11, 2021
Story and photos by Joe Vinduska

This is part six of a six-part series on the importance of academic integrity at Barton. The college has featured these student stories throughout the spring semester to showcase the virtues of academic integrity. These virtues include trust, responsibility, honesty, courage, fairness, and respect.