Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
Prime Minister Lamothe began his political career by accepting the position of Special Advisor to Haitian President Michel Martelly and became a member of the Interim Commission for the Reconstruction of Haiti. In 2011, Lamothe and former U.S. President Bill Clinton co-chaired the Presidential Advisory Council for the Economic Development and Investment to help redevelop Haiti by making it more attractive to foreign companies and investors. Subsequently, he was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Haiti and formally appointed Prime Minister on May 4, 2012. Lamothe, born in Port-au-Prince, completed his undergraduate work at Barry, with a major in political science and a minor in French. He was a star tennis player; in 1993 he was the first Barry Men’s Tennis player to be named an All American and he represented Haiti at the Davis Cup in 1994 and 1995. In 2000 he was named to the Athletics Wall of Honor for his achievements as a Barry Buccaneer.