On The Cover
Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe '96
concludes his official visit to Vietnam
on Dec. 18, 2012.
2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards
The Success of the Barry Athletics Model
Campus Democracy Project
Spring 2013, Volume 18, Number 1
New and returning students arriving at the Miami Shores campus were greeted with a brand new residence hall, completely renovated Penafort Pool, and updated campus mall area.
Home Sweet Home
Dominican Hall, a three-story, 247-bed residence hall officially opened its doors to students in August. With 72,000 square feet of space, this state-of-the-art building was designed to create a strong connection between residential students who live in the building and the campus itself. Dominican Hall is a short walk from Barry’s athletic facilities and student union, which helps students immerse themselves in campus life.
The new residence hall includes student-gathering spaces, a laundry room, vending areas, a study, offices and a multi-purpose room. It also features 2,421 square feet of retail space with a café and sundries store.
“The fact that we are the first Barry students to reside in Dominican Hall is awesome and something I will not forget for years to come,” says senior Marcela Gonzalez. “It is a very innovative residence hall and by far, one of the best on campus. My favorite thing about it is the C-store. It is conveniently located to satisfy resident needs and to make our lives easier.”
Suite-style single and double rooms were designed for a maximum of four students per suite, with one bathroom per four occupants, and additional staff apartments were constructed with full kitchens and a laundry area.
“The laundry area has to be one of my personal favorites as it is so huge and there is a TV along with a desk and chairs that you can do your homework at or watch a movie while you do your laundry - very neat,” says Khadine Baksh, a resident assistant at Dominican Hall. “When I’m on duty, it’s so easy to walk down my hallway and get dinner or a midday snack, which I really enjoy.”
Named after the University’s Dominican Catholic heritage, Dominican Hall is the most recent addition to Barry’s student-living landscape since Benincasa Hall opened in 2005. Dominican Hall was constructed by Moss & Associates of Fort Lauderdale and utilized a designbuild concept in partnership with Cannon Design.
In the Swim of Things
Penafort Pool, which formally opened in October 1941 following the generous gift of Mrs. Margaret Brady Farrell, underwent a complete renovation. The halfmillion dollar project features a new interior pool finish, restored deck with new pavers, expanded green space for student recreation, tropical landscaping, and modernized pool equipment and filtration systems.
The renovated pool area provides a resort-like feel for students and members of the Barry community. In addition to the renovation, the area was outfitted with new poolside furniture. Penafort Pool, named after St. Raymond of Penafort, has been used for more than 70 years as a place for leisure time, training for student athletes and sports/health-related classes.
Make an Entrance
The University’s main entrance and campus mall area, which still bears the original Barry College sign, also received a major facelift. The entrance, on Northeast Second Avenue, was renovated with new entrance gates, brick pavers and a new gatehouse. Inside the entrance, the campus mall driveway was repaved and sidewalks were replaced and repainted.
All campus construction and renovation was formally dedicated on Sept. 14 during the University’s Day of Blessing. As part of that event, Dr. Barry Brock, assistant professor in the School of Adult and Continuing Education, presented a 9/11 flag to the University. Brock, who continues to serve in the Navy as an assistant chief medical staff officer after more than 25 years, gave the flag to the University as a token of gratitude for its support of his service to the Navy. The flag was flown Sept. 11, 2011 at a base Brock was serving at in Kandahar, Afghanistan. It was flown in remembrance of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States