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Adrian Dominican School of Education Student and Professional Organizations

Barry University's School of Education sponsors several student organizations designed to assist you in your professional development.

Student Organizations

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) Student Chapter

Students in the Organizational Learning and Leadership program will find membership in this chapter to be a great assist in their professional development. As noted on the ASTD website, "ASTD chapters provide local networking and professional development opportunities for training, HRD, and performance improvement professionals across the UnitEdStates." For more information, visit

The Barry University Counseling and School Psychology Association (BUCSPA)

This student-run organization provides students and alumni the opportunity to network at social events as well as gain information and experience at workshops. BUCSPA serves as an information resource for students and alumni, providing members with academic and professional information. All students or alumni from the Barry University Counseling Program are invited to join and participate in this organization. For more information, contact faculty advisor Dr. Agnes Shine at

Best Buddies

Best Buddies is an international non-profit organization that creates volunteering opportunities for one-to-one friendships, and integrates employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Any student may join this organization. For more information, visit

Education Association of Barry (EAB)

The EAB is a professional organization that provides undergraduate education students with educational and charitable opportunities. For more information, contact faculty advisor Dr. Cindy Lasky at

Montessori Book Club

The School of Education's Montessori program hosts a book club that meets monthly during the school year. The monthly meetings provide stimulating discussions on the classic works by Dr. Maria Montessori and are open to faculty, staff, and others in the surrounding community. The book club is one of many opportunities offered by the Montessori program, the only graduate program of its kind in the Southeastern UnitEdStates. For more information, contact Barbie Alderman at

Honor Societies

Chi Sigma Iota - Beta Upsilon Chapter

Chi Sigma Iota is the international honor society in counseling for students, professional counselors, and counselor educators whose mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the counseling profession. Barry's chapter, Chi Sigma Iota - Beta Upsilon, has received multiple awards since 1999 for its outstanding newsletter and as an outstanding chapter. Visit us on Facebook or contact the faculty advisors:

Dr. Raul Machuca:
Dr. Christine Sacco-Bene:

Professional Organizations

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