Distinguished Alumni Awards History

Since 2007, the Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony has become the signature event of the Barry University Alumni Association. It was created to honor the vast network of dedicated and inspiring alumni that hail from our University. The award is presented to the most prestigious graduates of Barry University for their professional achievements, contributions to society, and support of the University.

In 2019, outgoing Barry University president Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD was honored with a special Distinguished Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award for her history of service to Barry. Going forward, the Sister Linda Bevilacqua Distinguished Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at the discretion of the Alumni Association to honor an individual's extraordinary accomplishments and a lifetime record of “unique and significant” service to his or her profession, the university and demonstrated community engagement.