Barry University Alumni


Alumni Relations Welcome to Barry University Alumni!

You might leave the Barry campus, but Barry never leaves you. Your Alumni Relations team is here to keep you connected to the University and to your fellow alumni. Here you’ll find ways to engage with Barry through a wide variety of programs and benefits. You can reminisce about traditions like Founders’ Week or the Festival of Nations or create new memories during alumni events like Homecoming. You can share your news with each other and support the Barry mission, staying in touch with old friends and making new friends.

You also have the opportunity to be a part of Barry’s present and future in numerous meaningful ways. You might mentor a student, participate in campus activities or serve on the Alumni Board of Directors. You can support the University’s strategic objectives through life-long learning, professional growth and development through a culture of philanthropy that enhances and supports the University’s programs and facilities. We invite you to explore this site and discover what inspires you.

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You carry a piece of the Barry spirit in your heart forever. We value your involvement and invite you to support your alma mater.

Alumni Relations Our Mission and Purpose

The Office of Alumni Relations works to advance the mission of the Barry University Alumni Association in supporting the University's strategic objectives by engaging its global alumni community in life-long learning, professional growth and development, while promoting a culture of philanthropy to enhance and support the University's programs and facilities.

The purpose of the Alumni Association is to establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships between the University, its alumni and current students worldwide. This office works closely with the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors to engage and link alumni with current students and the University, through a wide variety of programs and benefits that foster a spirit of allegiance, participation and continuing life-long commitment to the University.  

Core Commitments

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    Knowledge and Truth

    Barry promotes and supports the intellectual life, emphasizing life-long learning, growth and development. The University pursues scholarly and critical analysis of fundamental questions of the human experience. In the pursuit of truth, the University advances development of solutions that promote the common good and a more humane and just society.
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    Inclusive Community

    Barry is a global, inclusive community characterized by interdependence, dignity and equality, compassion and respect for self and others. Embracing a global world view, the University nurtures and values cultural, social and intellectual diversity, and welcomes faculty, staff, and students of all faith traditions.
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    Collaborative Service

    Barry is committed to serving local and global communities through collaborative and mutually productive partnerships. The University accepts responsibility to engage with communities to pursue systemic, self-sustaining solutions to human, social, economic and environmental problems.
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    Social Justice

    Barry expects all members of our community to accept social responsibility to foster peace and nonviolence, to strive for equality, to recognize the sacredness of Earth, and to engage in meaningful efforts toward social change. The University promotes social justice through teaching, research and service.

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Distinguished Alumni Awards

Since 2007, Barry University has paid tribute to outstanding graduates via the Distinguished Alumni Awards, the highest and most prestigious honor that Barry bestows upon its graduates. The awards are presented to select Barry graduates who have made significant contributions to their professions and/or community, and who consistently demonstrate Barry’s Core Commitments of Knowledge and Truth; Inclusive Community, Social Justice, and Collaborative Service through their daily lives.

Highlights from the 2023 distinguished Alumni Awards

Awards and Honors

CONGRATULATIONS to the recipients of the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards!

On Wednesday, November 8th, Barry University celebrated the recipients of its 2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards.

The awards are the most prestigious honor Barry bestows upon its graduates and are presented to a select few who have made significant contributions to their professions and community. These honorees also consistently demonstrate Barry’s Core Commitments of Knowledge and Truth; Inclusive Community, Social Justice, and Collaborative Service through their daily lives.

Thank you to our sponsors: Baptist Health South Florida, JLL, The Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald, Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, the Florida Education Association, and the American Federation of Teachers.

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Student Alumni Association Alumni Association Scholarship Program

One of the most important and rewarding activities of the Barry University Alumni Association is awarding scholarships to deserving students through the Alumni Association Scholarship Program. We are pleased to continue with this tradition for the thirty-third year.

Recipients for both scholarships will be announced in May of each year. Students may review eligibility requirements and due dates and submit an application through the Barry University Scholarship System. The Alumni Association offers two types of awards:

2023-2024 Alumni Board of Directors

The Alumni Board of Directors governs the Barry University Alumni Association. These volunteer leaders help engage alumni, raise money for student scholarships and build stronger affinity to their alma mater.

Each member of the newly elected Board of Directors must serve on at least one committee a year during their three year term of office. The committees include: Engagement & Events, Mentorship, Membership & Recruitment, and Scholarship

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Show your Barry Pride Purchase a Barry University License Plate

Who knew your license plate could have such an impact? Purchasing a Barry license plate in the State of Florida is as easy and convenient as purchasing the standard issue plate, and anyone who registers their vehicle in the State of Florida is eligible.

For just $25 in addition to your regular plate cost, you can support our Alumni of Tomorrow Scholarship Fund. A majority of the funding for our scholarship program comes from the Barry License Plate Program.

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A Barry University license plate is a great way to show your Barry spirit. Stop by your local tag agency or tax collector anywhere in the state.

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