Distinguished Alumni Awards History

Since 2007, the Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony has become the signature event of the Barry University Alumni Association. It was created to honor the vast network of dedicated and inspiring alumni that hail from our University. The award is presented to the most prestigious graduates of Barry University for their professional achievements, contributions to society, and support of the University.

In 2019, outgoing Barry University president Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD was honored with a special Distinguished Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award for her history of service to Barry. Going forward, the Sister Linda Bevilacqua Distinguished Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented at the discretion of the Alumni Association to honor an individual's extraordinary accomplishments and a lifetime record of “unique and significant” service to his or her profession, the university and demonstrated community engagement.

2019

Distinguished Alumni Awards Honorees

  • Fanny Saadi Clonch, BA '88
  • Cynthia Connolly, PhD '71
  • Larry Juriga, BS '93
  • Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo, EdS '98, PhD '99
  • Patricia Rosello, BSN '82, MSN '89
  • Rae Weiss Wruble, RN, BPS '86, MBA '89

Rising Star Award

  • Mark Kilpatrick, BFA '11

2018

Distinguished Alumni Awards Honorees

  • Donald W. De Lucca ’96
  • Ira J. Gonzalez ’01, MBA ’05
  • Rev. Dr. Carol Hoffman-Guzman, MA ’91, DMin, PhD
  • Alexis Leal ’94
  • Michelle Major ’97, MS ’99, SSP ’01, PhD ’05
  • Ann McNeill, MBA ’82
  • Ruth Shack ’70

Distinguished Alumna Faculty & Staff

  • Silvia Lizama ’79

2017

Distinguished Alumni Awards Honorees

  • Sister Mary Margaret "Peggy" Albert, OP, PhD '82, '88
  • Nelson Andreu Sr. '11, MPA '12
  • Rodney Barreto '88
  • Rev. Mary Ellen Dakin Cassini, D. Min '77, '10
  • Andrea Ivory '13
  • Sister Nancy Murray, OP '72
  • Carlos Orta '95
  • Stephanie L. Rakofsky, MA, MSW '81, LCSW, CCM, C-ASWCM

Distinguished Alumna Faculty & Staff

  • Dr. Roxanne Davies, PhD '12
  • Dr. Mario Cala, DPM '08