On The Cover

30 Years of
NCAA Sports

Brand New
University debuts fresh look and feel

Giving Back
Service-learning shapes students

On Top Of The World
Barry pride displayed around the globe

Fall 2013, Volume 18

Campus Currents I Spotlight On Sports I Barry Beat I Features

With Honors

In May, Barry University held its annual Honors Convocation to recognize the outstanding academic achievements of the University’s students. Barry’s most distinguished award, the St. Catherine Medal, was awarded to two students this year: Chelsea Baker, a senior social work major, earned the award in the senior category, and Leslie Redmond, a junior political science major, earned the award in the sophomore/junior category. Kappa Gamma Pi National Catholic College Honor Society awards the St. Catherine Medal each year to a pair of Barry students who have demonstrated outstanding service and leadership. Baker earned the award for her involvement in numerous philanthropic organizations including the Miami Shores Presbyterian Church and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. On campus, Baker volunteered with the Alternative Spring Break program, created Barry’s Praise and Worship Group, and was the co-founder of Barry’s Students for Justice. She is the vice president of Barry’s Student Social Work Association, a member of the philosophy club and a member of Phi Gamma Mu Honor Society. In three years at Barry, Redmond has volunteered with numerous philanthropic societies including organizing the “Get Out and Vote” campaign on Barry’s campus. She is a resident assistant and the vice president of Barry’s Phi Alpha Delta professional organization. She was elected as the 2013-14 Student Government Association president and is a member of four academic honor societies: Phi Eta Sigma, Sigma Tau Delta, Delta Epsilon Iota and Phi Sigma Alpha.

Sister Linda Bevilacqua with Chelsea BakerSister Linda Bevilacqua with Leslie Redmond