Fall 2008 Issue
Head of State
Delivering a message of “Save the FRAG,” Barry President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD, along with six Barry students and a small constituency of faculty and staff from the university met with state legislators in Tallahassee April 8-9 as part of Barry Days.
On September 26 more than 300 Barry alumni, community members, faculty, staff and students attended the memorial dedication of the Andy Gato Gallery.
WPLG Channel 10, the ABC affiliate in Miami, has established the Dwight Lauderdale scholarship at Barry University.
John A. Walker, Barry University’s general counsel and vice president for Human Resources, was named one of Florida’s 2008 Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine.
Dollars and Cents
D. Bruce Edwards has been appointed as Barry’s new vice president for Business and Finance.
With more than $120,000 raised towards Barry scholarships, this year’s Ryder-Benjamin Golf Tournament was the most successful in the history of the 14-year event.
Barry University was recently recognized for its diversity among postgraduates, receiving three national rankings in the July 10, 2008 edition of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.
In Good Health
For the fourth consecutive year, Barry University’s Master of Science in Health Services Administration program is ranked at the national level by Modern Healthcare magazine.
On February 8, after four months of intensive training, a group of 12 individuals became the first class to graduate from Barry University’s new Emergency Medical Technology Certificate Program.
Barry University’s Andreas School of Business is listed as one of the top ranking business schools in the nation, according to the newest edition of the Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools.”
Commitment to Service
Barry University Associate Professor Andrea Rosenblatt was awarded the International Reading Association’s (IRA) Maryann Manning Outstanding Volunteer Service Award.
Recent Andreas School of Business graduates Anthony Lisiewski, Carlos Musibay, Jeffery Willis and Mitch Rodriguez won the People’s Pick award in the 10th Annual Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge.
Barry University’s Adrian Dominican School of Education was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services for Preparation of Leadership Personnel in the amount of $677,554.
The Amazing Race
Barry’s John A. Walker represented the United States September 26-28 as a member of Team USA at the 2008 International Triathlon Union’s (ITU) Duathlon World Championships in Rimini, Italy.
Raising The Bar
We Are the Champions
Beating out 22 teams from across the country and one team from India, the Barry Law School Trial Team was crowned champions March 29 at the American Bar Association’s National Criminal Justice Trial Advocacy Competition in Chicago.
The Center for Earth Jurisprudence at Barry Law School in Orlando hosted more than 150 environmental activists, members of the scientific community, lawyers and educators from across the country February 29 for the nation’s first-ever Earth Jurisprudence Symposium.
Talking It Up
First-year Barry Law School student Rodrigo Caruco was awarded Best Oralist of the preliminary round at the 2008 Robert Orseck Memorial Moot Court Competition June 18 in Boca Raton, Florida.
For the Record
A record-setting 80 percent of graduates from the Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law taking the Florida Bar Exam for the first time achieved a passing score.
Barry Law School Dean Leticia Diaz was awarded ImpreMedia Company’s first-ever Hispanic Women Who Make the Difference Award March 22 during a special awards luncheon in Orlando