Barry University Class Notes - October Edition

Barry University Class Notes - October Edition

"Class Notes" gives you the chance to share your personal and professional accomplishments with the Barry community. We want to hear from YOU! Send news of jobs, weddings, births, degrees, vacations, or anything else you’d like.

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Class Notes October


Dawn Vassil, Clinical Microbiology Supervisor at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay, Ohio. This hospital was the 3rd hospital in the nation to achieve ISO 15189 certification and the second in the nation to achieve recertification.  Vassil has been married for 23 years to her best friend, SFC Retired, Black R. Horse and they have have four children: Theodore (22), Alexander (17), Zachary (13), and Danielle (8). After living all across the world, they have happily retired to Ada, Ohio to raise their children, put down roots, and restore a Victorian manor house that is lovingly called BlackHorse Manor.


Robyn Braun, Sport and Exercise Psychology, accepted a position at University of Texas Permian Basin as assistant professor of sport psychology.

Jarin Straatsma, a former member of the Young Alumni Association's Leadership Committee, achieved his dream of working for Google only a few years after graduating. Read his story here:

Farley Ashby, George Harrington (current doctoral student), Canaan Holbrook '12, and Casey Johnson '05 returned to campus in September to serve as panelists as part of the 2013 Men in Leadership event, "Man Up: Real Talk."