Civic Engagement by Barry University Alumni
Examples of Alumni Civic Engagement
Many alumni who were Barry Service Corps Fellows remain civically engaged. Examples are Dominique McMillan, Antonio Rodriguez, Quayneshia Smith, and Asha Starks. Let's take a quick look at what McMillan has been up to.
Former Barry student leader Dominique McMillan is the program coordinator for the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge at Civic Nation. According to its mission statement, "The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge strives to change civic culture and institutionalize democratic engagement activities and programs on college campuses, making them a defining feature of campus life."
Dominique has been named to the advisory board of the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition, "the national hub and largest nonpartisan network in the United States dedicated to increasing college student voter participation."
A 2018 graduate who majored in history with a minor in political science, McMillan was a Barry Service Corps Fellow. Her post-graduation experience includes a fellowship with the Food Recovery Network, championing collegiate-based food recovery programs to build community and combat climate change.
Deliberative Dialogue Series
At least one alumnus serves on a diverse panel of lead participants for each forum in Barry’s annual Deliberative Dialogue Series. Alumni have participated since the inception of this major community engagement event in 2012.
Opportunities for Alumni Civic Engagement
Founders’ Day of Service
Members of the Alumni Association are invited to participate in the Founders’ Day of Service, the kickoff event for Barry Founders’ Week. The inaugural event took place last year. This year, November 7 will be Founders’ Day of Service.