Institutional Advancement


Greater Connections: Jay and Jenna Hinton

Jay ’94 and Jenna Viscuse Hinton ’95 know firsthand the power of giving back to their alma mater, both their time and resources. They cherish and credit their experiences at Barton College with preparing them for successful careers and lifelong friendships.

“We met when he came to my house to go fishing with my older brother, but we did not start dating until we were older,” Jenna says. Both Jay and Jenna graduated from Wake Forest-Rolesville High School and made their way to Wilson to attend Barton. Jay majored in Environmental Science and was a member of Pi Kappa Phi. He currently serves as a regional representative for Church Mutual Insurance Company and is a past member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Jenna was a Biology major, and a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma. She also was a member of the Women’s Volleyball Team, achieving All Conference Honors her junior and senior years. In 2014, Jenna was inducted into Barton’s Athletic Hall of Fame. She currently serves as a Medical Practice Manager with Aspen Dental located in New Bern.

“Barton was very good to us and paved the foundation for our career paths,” shares Jay. “As a result, we decided to leave a bequest in each of our respective wills to Barton College. Working with the Office of Institutional Advancement and our attorney, we were able to move forward with a simple initiative that represents a very important part of our lives.”

The Hintons currently make their home in New Bern, and come back to campus throughout the year, including for football games and Homecoming. They have been loyal supporters of Barton and are members of the Bell Society, the Barton Society, and now The E. C. Winstead Society, Barton’s renamed planned giving recognition group.

Jay and Jenna hope other alumni will consider establishing a planned gift for their alma mater to ensure future generations will have an equally wonderful college experience.

To learn more about how to leave a legacy for Barton College, contact Tom Maze, Assistant Vice President for Leadership Giving at [email protected] or (252) 399-6533.

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