Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senator Allyson Maynard-Gibson was the keynote speaker at a reception for the Barry University Bahamas Alumni Chapter

The Barry University Office of Alumni Relations has been forming regional chapters across the U.S. for two-and-a-half years. However, The Bahamas has the distinction of being the first international alumni chapter. Senator Gibson enrolled at the then Barry College For Women at the age of 15 to pursue studies in Marketing, Management and Economics. She completed her program in December of 1975, although the graduation was held in May 1976. Full enrollment of male students was approved in 1975. And the school became Barry University in 1981. Another prestigious alumnus, Senator Jerome Gomez, graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. The meet-and-greet reception was attended by over 60 alumni and current students. Barry University, one of the leading centres for education in South Florida, offers five Master’s degree programs in education in New Providence and three programs in Grand Bahama.

At the reception, our photo shows (L-R): Senator Jerome Gomez; Dr Jill Beloff-Farrell, Associate Dean, Adrian Dominican School of Education; Braquelle Newton, MS ’12, Bahamas Alumni Chapter President; Senator Allyson Maynard- Gibson; Jerry Butler, local Legal Counsel for Barry University; and Matthew Blair BA ‘04, Associate Vice-President, Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. (Photo: MWONG MEDIA)