Barry University

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Barry University
BarryUniversity Seal
Type Private
Established 1940
Affiliation Roman Catholic (Dominicans)
Endowment $36.1 million[1]
President Sr Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD
Undergraduates 2,500
Location Miami Shores, Florida, USA
25°52′43.81″N 80°11′50.17″W / 25.8788361°N 80.1972694°W / 25.8788361; -80.1972694Coordinates: 25°52′43.81″N 80°11′50.17″W / 25.8788361°N 80.1972694°W / 25.8788361; -80.1972694
Campus Urban 122 acres (0.49 km2) main campus (3.5 km²)
Colors Red, black, and silver
              
Athletics NCAA Division IISunshine State
Nickname Buccaneers
Affiliations
Mascot Bucky the Parrot
Website www.barry.edu
Barry University Logo.jpg

Barry University is a private, Catholic university that was founded in 1940 by the Adrian Dominican Sisters.[3] Located in Miami Shores, Florida, United States, a suburb north of Downtown Miami, it is one of the largest Catholic universities in the Southeast and is located within the territory of the Archdiocese of Miami.[4]

The University offers more than 100 degree programs, from bachelors to doctorate, in a number of areas, including: business, social work, law, nursing, health sciences, education, and liberal arts programs. Consisting of six schools and two colleges, Barry University has more than 7,000 students, a campus of 54 buildings, a branch campus in Tallahassee, a law school in Orlando, and 50,000 alumni.[5] Student to faculty ratio is 12:1.[6]

History[edit]

Beginnings[edit]

Barry College was founded as a women's college by a pair of siblings: Rev. Patrick Barry, Bishop of St. Augustine, and his sister Rev. Mother Mary Gerald Barry, OP, then prioress of the Adrian Dominican Sisters.[7] The construction of what was then the Barry College for Women began in 1940, in what had previously been "a tract of tropical vegetation."[3] The empty lot was soon transformed into the main campus, in Miami Shores, FL. The original campus consisted of five buildings. Mother Barry served as president from 1940-1961.[5]

Barry College became Barry University on November 13, 1981. Barry University continues to be sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Michigan. It is an independent 501(c) (3) organization and has an independent Board of Trustees.

Presidents[edit]

The university has had six Adrian Dominican Sisters serve as president since its inception: Mother M. Gerald Barry,[8] 1940-61; Mother M. Genevieve Weber, 1962–63; Sister M. Dorothy Browne, 1963–74; Sister M. Trinita Flood, 1974–81; Sister Jeanne O'Laughlin, 1981–2004; and Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD, 2004–present. The motherhouse of the sisters is in Adrian, Michigan.[3]

Cor Jesu Chapel

Cor Jesu Chapel[edit]

The Cor Jesu ("Heart of Jesus") Chapel is intended to be the spiritual and physical heart of the campus.[9] It was financed with the aid of Margaret Brady Farrell, a parishioner of St. Patrick's Church in Miami Beach. Soon after discovering that the construction of the Cor Jesu was postponed[when?] due to insufficient funds, Farrel donated all the funds needed for completion the chapel's construction. In her honor, the Division of Business and Finance building was dedicated as "Farrell House."[10] The chapel is topped by an 80-foot (24 m) tower holding carillon chimes. It seats 500 persons.[9] Traces of Romanesque architecture can be seen in the inside of the chapel which "was built in choir style with wood wainscoting and a canopy over the altar."[9] A stained-glass window of amber color, containing the image of a Celtic cross, is visible from the main entrance of the campus.

Facilities[edit]

Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library

Barry University's main campus is in Miami Shores, Florida. While the main campus is in Miami Shores, Barry University offers several continuing adult education classes at other locations in Florida.[11] Barry University has a campus in Orlando containing the Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and a campus in Saint Petersburg that has the second branch of its Physician Assistant Program.[citation needed] Barry University also has a campus on the island of St. Croix, where a third branch of its Physician Assistant Program is located.[citation needed]

There are more than 40 buildings at the Miami Shores campus. These contain technology laboratories and indoor and outdoor sporting facilities.[3]

The Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library contains more than 710,000 items, including 2,600 periodical titles, 5,000 audiovisual items, 150 electronic databases, and an "excellent Catholic American collection."[12] The library also contains a collection of documents pertaining to Operation Pedro Pan.[12]

Expansion[edit]

While Barry University is primarily a liberal arts college, the university has expanded its programs of study to include specialized programs in nursing, teacher education, medical technology, and social work.

Barry began graduate programs for men and women in 1954, a continuing education program in 1974, a school of business in 1976, a division of biological and biomedical sciences in 1983, and a school of podiatric medicine in fall 1985.[3]

In 1999, the Barry University School of Law was established in Orlando, Florida. Barry University's law school is named the Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law.[13]

In 2017, the boards of Barry University and St. Thomas University began talks considering the consolidation of the two schools.

Academics[edit]

Barry University offers more than 60 traditional undergraduate programs, accelerated bachelor's programs designed specifically for working adults, and more than 50 graduate programs (many of these with evening/weekend classes)[14] in 9 schools. Student to faculty ratio is 14:1.[6]

Schools and colleges[edit]

Branch campus[edit]

Ranking[edit]

Forbes's 2015 Ranking of America's Best Colleges: ranked Barry University 615th on their list of America's Top Colleges.

Online Psychology Degrees 2016: ranked Barry University as one of the top schools for graduate programs in sport psychology. The Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology program at Barry is ranked No. 20, and is one of only two programs from Florida to be included in the ranking.

Best-Catholic-Colleges.com 2016: ranked Barry University's School of Social Work as No. 3 in its list of Best 25 Catholic Social Work Schools in the country.

TopCounselingSchools.org 2016: ranked among the top value master's degrees in counseling in Florida (Adrian Dominican School of Education).

Value Colleges 2016: ranked Barry University's online Master of Public Administration program among the Top 50 Best Value Online. The program, which is offered through the School of Professional And Career Education, is ranked No. 44. When compared to other private and nonprofit schools, Barry ranks No. 14.

Student activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Barry University became a member of the Sunshine State Conference (SSC) in June 1988 and a member of NCAA Division II since 1984. The Buccaneers have won 16 NCAA Division II national Championships (women's soccer 1989, 1992, 1993; volleyball 1995, 2001, 2004; men's golf 2007, 2013, 2014; men's tennis 2010, 2013, 2015; women's tennis 2011, 2014 and rowing 2015, 2016) and 65 SSC titles. The Bucs have produced 309 All-Americans and 361 Scholar All-Americans.

"The SSC sponsors championships in 14 sports for men and women: baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, rowing, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, and volleyball."[16]

"Sunshine State Conference teams have won NCAA Division II national championships in baseball, men's basketball, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, softball, volleyball, and men's and women's tennis, rowing and women's lacrosse.[17]

Furthermore, the athletics department at Barry University follows the university's mission in "acknowledges the presence of God through wholesome and clean competition, comradeship among participants, good sportsmanship, and equality of opportunity exclusive of one's sex, race, or religious affiliation. A caring environment is provided by assuring the academic, physical, and emotional well-being of our student-athletes through the leadership provided by a well-qualified teaching/professional staff, academic support services, comprehensive health care and coverage, and safe playing and practice conditions."[16]

Student organizations[edit]

Landon Student Union

Barry University has more than 60 student organizations, fraternities and sororities, honor societies, and a student government.

Student media[edit]

The Barry Buccaneer is the student newspaper, ranging from 8 to 16 pages and published at the first of every month starting in September and ending in May. The Buccaneer serves as a laboratory for journalism minors. All work, including writing, editing, advertising and design, is completed by students.[18]

WBRY is Barry University's student-run campus radio station and is broadcast on 1640 AM. Student DJs play "all kinds of music, from hip hop to classic rock, classical music to inner city blues."[19] Other programming includes sports shows, talk shows, and daily news.[19]

Campus Ministry[edit]

Barry has a Department of Campus Ministry.[20] The sacraments of the Catholic Church are administered in accordance with the guidelines of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.[20] Protestant and Catholic campus ministers are employed by the University. Protestant Communion is offered monthly in "Multi-Faith Services". 

Notable alumni[edit]

Name Class year Notability References
Alexander Dinelaris Jr. unmatriculated Screenwriter, Playwright, Producer [21]
Alex Ferrer 1983 (B.P.S.) American television personality, lawyer, and retired judge who presided as the arbiter on Judge Alex [22]
Allyson Maynard Gibson 1975 Attorney General of The Bahamas [23]
Nancy Murray, O.P. 1972 Dominican actor, playwright, stage director, sister of actor Bill Murray [24]
Shaquille O'Neal 2012 (Ed.D.) Former NBA player, rapper, actor, sports analyst [25]
Alberto Rojas unmatriculated Auxiliary Bishop and Episcopal Vicar for the Archdiocese of Chicago [26]
Tess Stebbins 2001 Executive Director of Medical Education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, mother of actress Tessie Santiago [27]
Joy Taylor 2009 Host of Skip and Shannon: Undisputed [28]
Saima Wazed Bangladesh National Advisory Committee on Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Member World Health Organization Expert Advisory Panel on Mental Health, Autism activist [29]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ As of June 30, 2014. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2009 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2008 to FY 2009" (PDF). 2009 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Retrieved February 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ "ACCU Member Institutions" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 March 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "History and Legacy". Barry University. Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  4. ^ "About Barry : Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida". www.barry.edu. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Ground is broken for Florida's fist Catholic college. Florida Catholic. January 2–15, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Barry University Quick Facts". 
  7. ^ Russett, Cynthia; Schier, Tracy, eds. (2003). Catholic Women's Colleges in America. JHU Press. p. 236. ISBN 9780801877667. 
  8. ^ Prioress-General, Adrian Dominican Sisters
  9. ^ a b c "Chapel". 
  10. ^ "Farrell". 
  11. ^ Barry University School of Adult and Continuing Education – Tallahassee Campus
  12. ^ a b "Library Services". 
  13. ^ "About Us: Law School Mission Statement", Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Barry University.
  14. ^ "Page Not Found". barry.edu. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  15. ^ "ADSOE Programs Selected to Join Carnegie Project on Education Doctorate". Barry University. April 27, 2017. Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  16. ^ a b "Athletics". 
  17. ^ "Sunshine State Conference". 
  18. ^ "Student Organizations Directory (A to Z)", Center for Student Involvement, Barry University.
  19. ^ a b WBRY, Barry University Radio.
  20. ^ a b "Campus Ministry". Barry University. Retrieved 2017-05-10. 
  21. ^ Wakefield, Rebecca (May 17, 2016). "Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Alex Dinelaris Returns to Barry". Barry University Magazine. Retrieved July 27, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient". Barry University Alumni Relations. 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients". Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  24. ^ Klose, Julianna M. (November 13, 2008). "Sister Nancy Murray Performs One-Woman Show About Life of St. Catherine Of Siena". Barry University News. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 
  25. ^ Curry, Colleen (May 2, 2012). "Shaquille O'Neal Receives Doctorate Degree". ABC News. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  26. ^ Rodriguex-Soto, Ana (Fall, 2011). "Barry Doctoral Candidate Named Chicago Bishop" (PDF). Veritas. Retrieved July 27, 2017.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  27. ^ "Events : 2015 United Way Campaign - Ambassador List Medical Campus : University of Miami Miller Medical School, Miami, Florida" (PDF). https://umshare.miami.edu. Retrieved 7 July 2017.  External link in |website= (help)
  28. ^ "Events : Alumni Relations : Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida". www.barry.edu. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  29. ^ "Saima Wazed Putul gets Distinguished Alumni award from Barry University". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 11 February 2016. 

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