Spring 2009 Issue

Alumni News

Stay virtually connected for life

Alumni are now able to stay connected to their alma mater for life via e-mail. Through a partnership between Alumni Relations and the Department of Information Technology, alums are now eligible to receive a lifetime e-mail address.

By contributing any amount greater than $35 to the Barry University Annual Fund, alumni become part of Membership Plus and the e-mail address is automatically generated. One e-mail address for life, it’s as simple as that.

For questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@barry.edu or call 1-877-899-ALUM.

More Ways to Get Involved

Big changes! New committees! More ways to get involved! The Alumni Association Board of Directors recently made significant changes to its committee structure providing for greater alumni participation. Committees now include Scholarship, Student, Young Alumni, Distinguished Alumni Awards and Barry Special Christmas. The changes allow alumni who are not currently serving as members of the Alumni Board of Directors to volunteer directly as members of the committees themselves.

“We look forward to greater involvement and engagement from our alumni,” said Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations Sean Kramer. “Our alumni bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that will add invaluable depth to our committees.”

To get involved, e-mail alumni@barry.edu or call 1-877-899-ALUM.

Alumni Association Partners with Northwestern Mutual

Barry University and Northwestern Mutual are pleased to announce the formation of a partnership to support and to build several campus programs and initiatives. The centerpiece of the partnership is a series of financial literacy workshops designed to educate individuals about money management and building a financial plan.

Additional program elements include Northwestern Mutual’s support of on-campus events such as student orientations, the “Senioritis” series, “Dinner for 10 Bucs,” career fairs and several traditional events such as the Barry Special Christmas, Distinguished Alumni Awards, Barry Goes to Broadway and Founders’ Ball.

Alumni will also be served under the partnership via financial literacy presentations, sponsorship of key Alumni Association events and the Barry Social Club. Faculty and staff will benefit from financial literacy workshops and Northwestern Mutual support of Alumni House receptions and Barry Pride Day.

“We are delighted to support Barry University in this way,” said Jason Auricchio, a Northwestern Mutual financial representative. “Northwestern Mutual has an enduring legacy of contributing to the communities in which we do business. We have found an excellent partner in Barry University as their history of academic excellence and community involvement has not only served the local community, but also those communities across the country who benefit from the instruction and the world perspective that the students gain during their time at Barry.”

Social Networking

The Barry University Alumni Association has gone digital.

Keep up with the exciting news from the Barry Alumni Association through Facebook and Twitter.

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Twitter is a free service that lets you keep in touch with people through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? Join today to start receiving Barry Alumni updates. Find us at www.twitter.com/barryalumni.

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  • Barry University Alumni Association (for everyone)
  • FAB-Future Alumni of Barry (for current students)
  • Barry University Alumni Ambassadors (for our current Alumni Ambassadors)
  • Barry Social Club (for our young alumni, age 39 and under)
  • Barry University School of Law
  • Barry University Women’s Soccer

Become A Fan Of The Barry Alumni Association On Our Facebook Fan Page

  • Barry University Fan Page (for everyone, just search under pages for Barry Alumni)

Coming soon - Stay tuned for details about the Barry University Alumni Association online community, a great way to reconnect with your classmates, teachers and friends.