Fall 2011 Issue

Alumni Connection

Celebrate Barry's 'finest' at the 5th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Alumni Association will host its signature annual event, the Barry University Distinguished Alumni Awards, on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Created in 2007, the awards recognize alumni for their outstanding professional achievements, contributions to society, and support of the University and its mission. Honorees will be announced in September before being officially celebrated at a reception and dinner in Miami.

Once again the event will feature the crowd-pleasing Barry Distinguished Chef competition, in which several of South Florida's most talked about chefs whip up culinary creations with attendees voting for their favorite. In addition to the reception, the event will also include a three-course dinner and wine pairing, featuring tributes to the Distinguished Alumni Award winners.

Last year's event, held at the Weston Diplomat Resort in Hollywood in front of more than 200 guests, was hosted by Ingrid Hoffman of Food Network's "Simply Delicioso." Honorees were: Dr. Mary Elizabeth Crane, managing partner, Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas, LLP; Alfredo J. Gonzalez, shareholder, Greenberg Traurig; Phillis Inez Oeters, vice president of Government & Community Relations, Baptist Health South Florida; Javier Polit, chief information officer, The Coca Cola Company, Bottling Investments Group; and Gary John Spulak, president, Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc. Sister Attracta Kelly, OP, was honored with the Distinguished Adrian Dominican Award.

Chef Fulvio Sardelli Jr., of Fulvio's 1900, was named Barry University's 2010 Distinguished Chef. Other participants of the chef's competition included those from Bulldog BBQ, The Miami City Club and the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa.

For more information, or to reserve tickets, phone 305-899-3175 or email alumni@barry.edu. Please note: A portion of all ticket sales will support Barry University scholarships.