Barton opened its doors in 1969 and we're celebrating the 50-year Anniversary for the entire school year, all starting with a MASSIVE, campus-wide party. It's our way of saying thanks to our community for their support for the past 50 years and beyond. Check back often for more details on all events happening this year!
Barton’s 50th Birthday Party: Open House Fall Fest
September 28, 2019 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Barton County Campus
Family-Oriented Fall-Fest Activities | Food Trucks | Come-and-Go Format | Giveaways & T-Shirts | Publications Highlighting Barton’s History | Presentations
First Graduating Class Reception
December 6, 2019, Shafer Art Gallery
The first graduating class, along with all current and past employees will be invited to a reception to celebrate Barton’s first years and our first 50 years of educating central Kansas.
50 Years of Partnerships
March 2020 (date TBD), Shafer Art Gallery
Barton’s most enduring partners will be invited to a reception to celebrate 50 years of maintaining hundreds of partnerships and relationships with business, industry and public organizations, which enhance Barton’s services.
50th Commencement Ceremony
May 8, 2020 in the Kirkman Gym
The 50th graduating class of Barton Community College will hear from some of the very first graduates from the class of 1971. Barton is also attempting to secure a high profile keynote speaker for the event: an invitation has been extended to Kansas Governor Laura Kelly.