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
Funding Barry's Future
Barry University’s Division of Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences has been awarded a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant for $348,585 under the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship (AENT) Program. This is the largest grant ever awarded to the Division of Nursing under this program. This year, AENT was made into a competitive program and only the best applications were funded. Grant funds will be used to support programs (MSN and Post-BSN to DNP) for those students studying to become Family Nurse Practitioners or Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners. One hundred percent of these funds go directly to students for tuition, fees and books.
- The Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded Barry University’s Division of Nursing $1,176,182 for nursing students. The loan program is geared toward helping close the gap in the nation’s nursing shortage by allowing nurses wanting to continue their education and return to school to earn their master’s or doctoral degrees in nursing education. A nurse accepted into the Nurse Faculty Loan Program can expect an 85 percent forgiveness policy, meaning only 15 percent of the loan would be paid back if they begin teaching as a full-time faculty member at any college or university, including Barry, for five years after graduation.
- Barry University was awarded a $451,908 sub-grant for its role as a collaborative partner with Broward County-based Kids In Distress (KID). Serving as project evaluator, the university will work with KID on The HEART (Housing, Empowerment, Achievement, Recovery & Triumph) Alliance for Sustainable Families project, for which the grant was awarded. KID awarded the sub-grant to Barry from the $5 million grant it received from the Administration of Children and Families. HEART represents an innovative system of care that provides subsidized housing and a supportive services network that advances family stability for 50 at-risk families.
- Barry University’s Office of the Public Guardian in Broward County received a $370,000 award allocation from the Foundation for Indigent Guardianship, Inc. (FIG), providing additional resources to fund two additional staff members and enabling it to serve more than 200 indigent and vulnerable adults in Broward County through 2013. The Office of the Public Guardian has served the Broward County community for the past 14 years. The office is the only one in the state and the country that links formal social work education with the probate system, serving as a field education site for bachelor’s and master’s level social work students to conduct their practicum training. Office staff members are appointed as legal guardian designees to more than 200 individuals who lack the means or ability to care for themselves and do not have family members or friends to make decisions for them.
- The Counseling Department in the Adrian Dominican School of Education (ADSOE) received a grant in the amount of $40,597.85 from the Florida Department of Education to continue its one-of-a-kind College Reach-Out Program (CROP), a statewide program to motivate and prepare educationally disadvantaged, low-income students in grades 6 through 12 to pursue and successfully complete a college education. Barry’s Counseling Department is the only program of its kind in the state that provides counseling services to C.R.O.P. students and their families along with tutoring, mentoring, college symposiums, and summer residential programs. Additionally, C.R.O.P. serves as an educational and training program for ADSOE Counseling students who will eventually enter areas of counseling and therapeutic practice. C.R.O.P has been very successful over the years. During the 2010-2011 academic year, 98 percent of students in grades 6 through 11 were promoted and 96 percent of seniors graduated high school.
- The Counseling Department in the Adrian Dominican School of Education (ADSOE) was awarded a $28,353 grant for Success University, a program of the Miami Beach Service Partnership to impact youth and families in accordance with The Children’s Trust and City of Miami Beach. The primary goal of the program is to address the root causes of excessive absences among middle and high school students, while providing support for families that are experiencing the negative influences of community stress factors. Youth and families are provided with program services such as employment, referral and transportation services; care coordination; and family group counseling. ADSOE graduate students are trained to work with youth and families who have not had access to educational, economic, and counseling/ mental health opportunities.