Barry University
Alumni 360
Issue 4 APRIL 2019

A Message from President-Elect Michael Allen, PhD

Allen family Dear Barry Alumni Community:

Since being elected by the Board of Trustees as Barry's 7th president, my wife, Beth, and I have been filled with gratitude by the outpouring of support from the Barry community and alumni across the world. Thank you for taking the time to reach out via email and social media with your well wishes and prayers. We will always look back on these days with a great sense of joy and appreciation.

I'm excited to not only meet our students, faculty and staff in the coming weeks and months, but also our esteemed alumni. I am eager to engage with our alumni community as we endeavor to build upon Barry's legacy by honoring our rich heritage, celebrating who we are today, and aspiring for excellence in all that we do going forward. Together, we will embrace the bright future we have as a diverse, multi-cultural, multi-faith, and inclusive University community.

My family and I are delighted to be Barry Buccaneers and look forward to calling Miami Shores our home in just a few short months. We will be unwavering in our commitment to make you proud of your University.

Go Bucs!

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Adrian Dominican Institute for Mission and Leadership created in honor of Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD

Barry University is creating the Adrian Dominican Institute for Mission and Leadership in honor of President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD, and her predecessors. Sister Linda, who has been president of the University since 2004, is retiring on June 30 and is the only Adrian Dominican Sister in full-time ministry at Barry.

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DAA 2020

DAA group 2019On Feb. 15, more than 250 friends and members of the Barry community came together at the Shepard & Ruth K. Broad Center for the Performing Arts to honor seven distinguished alumni for the significant impact made in their community through their service and career achievements.

The event, which was hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist and Barry alumna Teresa Rodríguez '79, featured moving testimonials from honorees and current students about the impact of their Barry experiences and how the Barry Core Commitments of Knowledge and Truth, Inclusive Community, Social Justice, and Collaborative Service are alive in everything they do. Among the evening's highlights was a special presentation by John Bussell, chair of the Barry University Board of Trustees, who honored Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD, with the first-ever Distinguished Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award, a category that will bear her name going forward.

We now need your help in identifying other deserving alumni to be recognized at next year's event, which will take place on Feb. 13, 2020. If you know a Barry graduate who has made significant contributions to his or her profession and community, and who consistently demonstrates the core commitments, please submit a nomination by Monday, May 20.

Read more about the Distinguished Alumni Awards »

Save the Date: Feb. 13-16, 2020

Whether you live nearby, return every year, or haven't been back to Barry since graduation, Reunion Weekend is the perfect time to reconnect and be #BarryProud! Next Feb. 13-16, 2020, we look forward to welcoming the Class of 1970 for its 50th Reunion, and all alumni for a weekend of fun events and activities.

Special hotel rates of $179 per night (including parking and breakfast) will be available for reunion guests at the Aloft Miami Aventura . To make reservations, please call 1-888-236-2427 and refer to the Barry code B88.

Meet Barry's Director of Annual Giving

tony dickey

This April, Anthony Dickey joined Barry as its new director for annual giving, bringing with him new expertise, energy and experience to the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. A native of West Lafayette, IN, Anthony graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, with minors in Management, and Organizational Leadership and Supervision.

After graduation he worked at Purdue for three years in their phonathon program before moving on to The Ohio State University as associate director of annual giving. His career then brought him to the Sunshine State where he worked first as director of annual giving at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and then at the University of Florida. Anthony then moved on to work as director of annual giving at Idaho State University and California State University, Northridge. An avid sports fan, he spends his free time traveling to college football games and NCAA basketball tournaments.

“I look forward to working with my colleagues to increase alumni participation and toget Barry students, faculty/staff, alumni, parents and friends to get excited about the philanthropic opportunities they can help provide to bring our students to the forefront of higher learning,” says Anthony.

Support the Buccaneers at NCAA Spring Championships

cheeringCalling all alumni and Bucs fans! Come out and cheer on the Bucs as they compete at the following NCAA Division II regional and championship events:

Women's Golf: May 14-18, PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Baseball (Regional Tournament): May 16-18, Site TBD

Men's Golf: May 20-24, The Resort at Glade Springs, Daniels, WV

Men's & Women's Tennis: May 21-25, Sanlando Park, Altamonte Springs, FL

Rowing: May 31-June 2, Indianapolis Rowing Center, Indianapolis, IN

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To learn about leaving a legacy with a planned gift, please contact Margaret Hubbard at

For more information on planned giving opportunities, visit

Coming Soon: Upcoming Events


buckyThe Buckys

Join the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in honoring our outstanding student-athletes.

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Legacy Family Reception

To commemorate the achievements of our legacy students who are graduating, alumni relatives will bestow a special legacy cord upon each graduate to welcome them into the alumni ranks alongside their family members.

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Baccalaureate Mass & Rose and Candle Ceremony

Join us for these two, year-end Barry traditions celebrating and honoring new graduates and faculty.

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Spring Graduation

Join us to honor the students who will receive diplomas during graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies.

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