Katy Locke, Barton’s assistant director of student programs, started this past summer. She helped out with orientation and worked directly with Dean of Students Jared Tice.

She said she really got in her groove with her position at Barton throughout the summer.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed serving as an adviser for Campus Activities Board,” said Locke. “This group is so special to me because they are so eager to make a difference on campus and to unite students from all different backgrounds.”

She helps them plan different events around campus. Recently CAB planned a trip to Clayton Fear Farm.

She said, “Their hard work really shows during the programs that they run, and I am lucky to have such a great group.”

Locke has also been tasked with co-leading the Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship Program with Barton Vice President George Solan.

“We have met multiple times this semester to establish our cohort and learn from several prominent women around campus including Dr. Susan Bane and Dr. Yasmine Farley,” said Locke.

At the Take Back The Night event, Locke was tasked with getting organizations and clubs to participate in the candle ceremony. She said it has a very personal impact with her and her family and it was special to have her mom in attendance.

“It was moving to see so many athletic groups, Greek organizations, student clubs and community members united in ending domestic violence,” said Locke. “It gives me hope not only for this campus, but for the larger Wilson community.”

Locke is looking forward to the Orientation Leader Retreat in January 2018 as well as the new cheer and dance programs beginning Fall 2018. She said she cannot wait to see how much Campus Activities Board grows and its impact on our campus at Barton.

By Jordan Jackson
Staff Writer