Barry students, faculty, and staff lobby during Barry Days in Tallahassee

Barry students, faculty, and staff lobby during Barry Days in Tallahassee

Jeff LaLiberte

MIAMI, Fla. – Barry University students, faculty, and staff traveled to Florida’s Capitol to meet with state legislators and advocate for the university’s priorities during the 2014 Barry Days session on March 10 and 11.

During the two-day trip, eleven students and ten faculty met with various state representatives and senators to thank them for their support and discuss important educational topics.

Highlighting the discussion was the Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG), a state-funded grant that provides tuition assistance to Florida full time, undergraduate students attending private, non-profit Florida colleges and universities.

Other issues Barry advocated for included a new PedCAT 3D imaging machine, the privatization of Barry’s Public Guardianship service in Broward County, and financial assistance for various programs in The College of Health Sciences, The School of Social Work, and The School of Professional and Career Education.

Barry took center stage at the Capitol Building throughout Barry Days, as the second-floor rotunda was taken over by an impressive display featuring the university. Additionally, the Barry University Alumni Association hosted a reception for the Barry community and invited Florida legislators. More than 75 alumni, students, faculty, staff, and guests were present to make valuable new connections and enjoy the sunset views of Tallahassee from the eighth floor of Hotel Duval.  

Visit Barry’s Facebook page for a photo gallery from Barry Days.  

Barry Days in Tallahassee is an annual legislative advocacy activity directed and executed by the Department of External and Government Affairs. For further information, please contact Elizabeth Besade Perez at (305) 899 -4758 or