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

From The Editor

Those of us who are lucky enough to be members of the Barry community know that every year our institution experiences unique victories and challenges. Our incoming freshmen, our graduates, our alumni, as well as faculty and staff come together to build upon past achievements and map out new goals for the future. Each passing year and every individual contribution makes our institution stronger. However, even with a history as impressive as ours, this past year stands out: How many other institutions of higher education across the country can lay claim to one of the greatest basketball players of all time — Shaquille O’Neal — earning his EdD in organizational learning and leadership with a specialization in human resource development? How many other universities and colleges can honor a country’s head of state — Haiti’s Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe ’96 — with a Distinguished Alumni Award and experience the pride of hearing him say that even today he draws on lessons learned on the court as a Barry Buccaneer? What other university had one of its students — sport management major Garrett Booker — win a $100,000 scholarship from Dr Pepper on live television, at halftime of the SEC football championship game? What other school is hosting teams for the Orange Bowl and Bowl Championship Series on its athletic fields? Indeed, it has been an amazing year at Barry University — with so much more to come. We’d like to extend our gratitude to everyone — alumni, students and supporters alike — who have helped to make 2012 a year for the record books.

Michael Laderman
Publisher & Executive Editor, Barry Magazine