Fall 2011 Issue

Alumni Connection

Office of Alumni Relations staff hosts events nationwide

Barry alumni in various cities across the country have had a chance to meet members of the new Office of Alumni Relations team as the University's Alumni Association has hosted numerous events the past few months. Elizabeth Reed, assistant vice president for alumni relations, and Vanessa Garcia, director for alumni programs, met alumni throughout Florida (in Orlando, Brevard County, Palm Beach County, and southwest Florida) and Washington, D.C., Atlanta, New York and Chicago.

The two attended each event and led discussions on developing regional alumni chapters, alumni activities and a variety of leadership opportunities that are available within respective alumni chapters. More than 75 alumni participated in the regional events.

"It was great to see so many new friendships being developed, and so many professional connections being made," Reed said. "We want to bring Barry to our alumni, so select regional cities will also be hosting elections for chapter leadership positions beginning in August."

Those interested in getting involved with regional alumni chapters or in planning an event in a city not listed above should contact Garcia at 305-899-3040 or email vgarcia@barry.edu.