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

Campus Currents I Spotlight On Sports I Barry Beat I Features

Barry University Reunion 2013

February 22-24, 2013 marked the start of a new Homecoming and Reunion tradition at Barry University. For the first time in recent history, the departments of Alumni Relations and Student Affairs joined forces to offer a wide variety of events to appeal to both our alumni and student populations. Reunion welcomed all alumni, with a focus on those from the classes of 2008, 2003, 1988, and 1963. Returning alumni enjoyed campus tours to see how much Barry had changed since their last visit to campus, a special exhibit in the archives of the Barry they remembered, and a trip to Roussell Dining Hall to experience current student life.

On Saturday evening, Barry University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua OP, PhD, hosted a Presidential Reception, which provided an opportunity for all reunion guests to connect with each other and to learn about the latest developments at their alma mater. Sunday was a special day for the Barry Women’s College Class of 1963, celebrating their 50th Reunion. Following Reunion Mass, the Class of ’63 was honored with a Champagne Brunch. Each member of the class was inducted into the Golden Shield Society to celebrate this golden milestone. Reunion Chairs Patricia Fox MacLaughlin ‘63, Annette Kund Nolte ‘63, and Sandra A. Southmayd ’63 led the group in a lively game which had the guests reliving their Barry experiences from 50 years prior as they were quizzed on many things including the names of past favorite hangouts and strict dress code requirements. The group also recited “Ah, Wasteful Woman,” by Coventry Patmore, a poem they were required to memorize as students for a now unremembered wrongdoing. Brunch ended with a rousing rendition of the original Alma Mater Song from Barry College for Women. The Homecoming and Reunion tradition will continue next year the weekend of February 21-23, 2014. Barry will welcome back all alumni, regardless of graduation year, and a special highlight will be deans’ Receptions on Friday, February 21, 2014 to give alumni a chance to reconnect with their respective school and spend time with favorite faculty members. Additionally, the Barry Buccaneers will be hosting a homecoming basketball game on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Alumni and their families will be invited to a pre-game tailgate and custommade Barry paraphernalia will be awarded to the alumni group with the largest turnout. Finally, the Class of 1964 will be Barry’s guests of honor on Sunday, February 23, 2014 as they are inducted into the Golden Shield Society at the Champagne Brunch following Reunion Mass. Those interested in becoming a Reunion Chair and getting a group of alumni friends together to celebrate Reunion and Homecoming 2014 should please contact the Barry University Alumni Association at alumni@barry.edu or 305-899-2586.