Alexis Cabrera

Alexis Cabrera

Alexis Cabrera was born on August 26, 1982. He was a graduate of Monsignor Edward Pace High School. In 2002, he enrolled in Barry University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Alexis died in his senior year at Barry University in an auto accident on August 2004. He was President of the Fraternity Phi Gamma Mu and formed part of the band Rush Street, where he played guitar.

The Alexis Cabrera Scholarship was established in 2004 by the Cabrera/Delgado family in loving memory of Alexis. The scholarship exist to encourage motivated, outgoing, community service-minded Barry University student leaders.

Ann Bishop

Ann Bishop

Ann Bishop began her career writing for the CBS affiliate in upstate New York. She went on to work as a reporter for stations in Rochester and Baltimore. She accepted a position with WPLG Channel 10 in 1970. She was the first female broadcaster in a major market (Miami) to co-anchor the early and late evening news.

From 1976 until 1982, Bishop anchored the news alongside Glenn Rinker, Chuck Dowdle, and Walter Cronise. In 1982, Glenn Rinker left WPLG, and was replaced by Mike Schneider. Schneider and Bishop anchored the news together until 1986. In 1985, WPLG-TV beat the long-running ratings winner WTVJ and held on to the lead for ten years. Bishop continued to anchor the news alongside Dwight Lauderdale until 1995. Following her retirement, she continued to work as a consultant for the Post-Newsweek television stations, including WPLG, until her death on November 14, 1997.

During her career, she covered three national Democratic conventions, Pope Paul’s visit to Nassau, the Eastern Airlines strike, the forty-year anniversary of D-Day and the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. She also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Additionally, she received several honors, including the David Brinkley Award for Excellence, in 1990, awarded by Barry University.

Ann Elizabeth Fels-Wallace

Ann Elizabeth Fels-Wallace

Ann Elizabeth Fels-Wallace received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1976 from Barry University. She serves as the Executive Officer for Environmental Engineering Consultants, Inc. located in Tampa, Florida.

In 1999, the Ann Fels-Wallace Fine Arts Scholarship was established by her husband, Rob Wallace, a former Florida State Representative for District 43, to honor his wife and the values of his own Adrian Dominican education connections. The scholarship exists to assist a female Junior, Senior or graduate student working towards a Fine Arts degree.

Barbara Ann Nelson

Barbara Ann Nelson

Beloved former Barry University nursing professor Barbara Ann (Bobbe Ann) Haines Nelson was born on April 30, 1939 in New Jersey. Bobbe Ann dedicated her life to nursing and caring for the sick—but her biggest reward was teaching nursing so that others would continue her legacy.

After moving to Ohio in high school and graduating from Our Lady of the Angels High School in 1956, she enrolled in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1963 as valedictorian. She joined St. Elizabeth’s Hospital as a medical/surgical nurse while pursuing a master’s degree in nursing.

She then moved to Miami, joining the nursing faculty at Barry University, where she taught from 1971 until 1986 while also working in the Jackson Memorial Hospital emergency room on nights and weekends.

Bobbe Ann continued working as an emergency room nurse, specializing in rape crisis intervention, at Lee Memorial Hospital in Cape Coral, Fla. after moving there in 1985. She semi-retired in 2010 and worked for the Visiting Nurses Association until her illness prevented her from continuing to work. She lost her battle with cancer in April 2014.

She was recognized in “Who’s Who in Nursing,” along with many other accolades, throughout her teaching and working life. Her dying wish was to assist those who wanted to dedicate their lives to nursing, and she donated her entire estate to Barry University School of Nursing and Health Sciences to provide ongoing scholarships to nursing students in need.

Barry University Alumni Association

Barry University Alumni Association

Barry University Alumni Association exists to promote the mission of the University through establishment of mutually beneficial relations between the University and its alumni, and to help support the University through growth, scholarships, and development.

The Alumni of Tomorrow Scholarship was established in 2000 by Barry University Alumni Association to cultivate future alumni leaders who demonstrate a sense of enthusiastic commitment to the Alumni Association by recognizing their time dedicated to various programs and their potential for leadership.

The scholarship program is made possible through the collective efforts of students, alumni and friends of Barry University. A majority of the funding for the program comes from the Barry University Alumni Association License Plate Program.

Barton Dean Baggett

Barton Dean Baggett

Dr. Barton Dean Baggett, DPM was born on August 31, 1962. He received his Bachelor of Science from Valdosta State University in 1984 and his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in 1990 from Barry University. He served as a podiatric physician at Family Podiatry Center in Valdosta, Georgia until his death on March 22, 2009.

In 2010, the Barton Baggett, DPM Memorial Scholarship was established by the Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine Alumni Association to honor his memory and exist to assist a Barry University student majoring in Podiatric Medicine.

Carroll F. Knicely

Carroll F. Knicely

Mr. Carroll F. Knicely, Sr. was born in Staunton, Virginia in 1929. In 1957, he moved to Glasgow Kentucky where he was president, editor and publisher of the Glasgow Daily Times in partnership with his former boss at the Waynesboro News Virginian. He became the owner in 1963 and maintained ownership for the next 20 years. He also owned interests in newspapers in Columbia, Campbellsville, Middlesboro, Hopkinsville, Pineville, Scottsville, and Shepherdsville and owned a printing facility near Louisville.

Mr. Knicely also worked in state government when then Gov. Julian Carroll asked him to serve as commerce commissioner during the final year of Carroll’s administration and it was through Mr. Knicely’s efforts during that year that Kentucky secured the location of the Corvette plant to Bowling Green. He served for Gov. Martha Layne Collins as Secretary of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet after her election in 1983 and later served briefly during the administration of Gov. Wallace Wilkinson. He was instrumental in bringing the Toyota plant to Georgetown.

A 1982 graduate of Barry University, he established the Carroll F. Knicely Management Scholarship in 1997 to assist management students in the D. Ines Andreas School of Business. Mr. Knicely died on November 2, 2006.

Charles R. Heising

Charles R. Heising

Charles R. Heising was born in Newark, N.J. in 1925. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1945. Mr. Heising began a 38-year career with General Electrical, first by graduating from the firm’s advanced engineering program in 1950. He then served as a controls designer for turbojet engines, at GE’s plant in Lynn, Mass., and then at the firm’s operation in Evendale, Ohio.

From 1960 to 1962, he was in Thule, Greenland, working on an early-warning radar system. GE then sent him to Houston, where, from 1962 to 1966, he oversaw reliability management for NASA’s Apollo spacecraft program. In 1966, Mr. Heising moved to GE’s switchgear division in Southwest Philadelphia, where he was stationed until he retired in 1983.

Mr. Heising was the principal author of a reliability handbook used in the design of industrial and commercial power systems. In 1981, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) gave him its standards medallion for that handbook. A tournament chess player, he was the 1956 cowinner of a tournament sponsored by clubs in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

After his death in 2009, his wife Grace E. Heising, a member of Barry University’s Trustees Circle and a supporter of Barry’s Music Ministry, established the Charles Heising Scholarship for Music Ministry in his memory to encourage and develop student leadership in music ministry within the Barry University Community.

Deborah Feigelson

Deborah Feigelson

Deborah Lyn Feigelson received a bachelor’s in computer data processing and a minor in communication at Barry University in 1988. While at Barry, she was the vice president of her sophomore class. In 1989, she was recognized at the Miss Wheelchair Florida Pageant for her educational and professional accomplishments, community service, and advocacy for disabled people’s rights. She served on the board of directors of Progressive Assistance for Young Disabled Adults and counseled spinal cord injured people.

The Deborah Lyn Feigelson Memorial Scholarship for Disabled Students was established after her death in 1993 by friends and family. The scholarship memorializes Deborah Lyn Feigelson who successfully completed her degree despite complete paralysis from a diving accident.

Department of Physical Sciences

Department of Physical Sciences

The mission of the Department of Physical Sciences is congruent with the mission of the university. Derived from the liberal arts tradition, the study of physical sciences provides students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge in support of the intellectual life, through emphasis on life-long learning of chemistry and physics. Through the generous support of administrators, faculty, alumni and friends the Department of Physical Sciences has established two Scholarship funds to assist chemistry majors as follows:

In 2001, the Physical Sciences Honor Scholarship was established to recognize outstanding chemistry majors for performance and service to the community.

In 2007, the Chemistry and Physics Endowed Scholarship was established to assist undergraduate chemistry majors who demonstrate dedication to involvement in department activities.

Dr. George J. Wanko

Dr. George J. Wanko

Dr. George J. Wanko was born on February 27, 1956. He received his Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Dr. Wanko came to Barry in 1978 as Dean of Student Affairs and was promoted to Vice President for Student Services in 1981. He was the first athletic administrator responsible for Barry’s intercollegiate athletic program, founded in 1984. Dr. Wanko oversaw the first days of Buccaneer Athletic form 1984 until summer 1991. He served as vice president and educator at Barry until 1999.

After his death in 1999, the George J. Wanko, PhD Scholarship was established by friends and family to honor Dr. George J. Wanko and exist to assist students who are committed to completing an undergraduate degree program at Barry University.

Dr. Herbert Feinberg

Dr. Herbert Feinberg

Dr. Herbert Feinberg was born in Paterson, New Jersey. He graduated from the Illinois College of Podiatric medicine and served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in the Pacific during World War II. Dr. Feinberg was instrumental in the founding of the Barry’s School of Podiatric Medicine in 1985. He served as chairman of the Presidential Advisory Council for the school and donated many of the first textbooks, journals, and scholarship funds. Dr. Feinberg was president of the Florida Podiatric Medical Association, delegate to the American Podiatric Medical Association, and editor of the Footprints Journal for more than 20 years.

Dr. Herbert was a dedicated Miami Beach podiatrist for 40 years. He died on December 22, 1987.

In 1992, the Dr. Herbert Feinberg Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by his wife, Ethel Feinberg, to memorialize Dr. Herbert Feinberg, one the original members of the Executive Advisory Council to the School of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. John T. Macdonald

Dr. John T. Macdonald

Dr. John Tremper Macdonald was one of the founders of Doctors’ Hospital, which opened in Coral Gables in 1949. A well-respected gynecologist and surgeon who became a leader in aviation medicine, Dr. Macdonald established medical safeguard for World War II pilots and Pan American Airlines’ employees which became the model for the medical testing program currently used for flight pilots and crews for many airlines.

Upon his death in 1951, the Foundation was established in his memory and in subsequent years, came to own and operate Doctors’ Hospital as a non-profit hospital. In 1992 when the hospital was sold to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Corporation, the Foundation retained its name and used the proceeds from the sale to become a grant-making foundation.

In 2009, the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation established the Dr. John T. Macdonald & Dr. Harold Norman Nursing Scholarship in memory of Dr. Harold Norman, who was a former board member of the Foundation. The scholarship exists to assist Barry University College of Health Sciences nursing students earn degrees that will prepare them as leaders in advanced practice nursing to improve access to care.

Dr. Judith A. Balcerski

Dr. Judith A. Balcerski

Dr. Judith Balcerski was born in 1938. She received her BSN from Barry University in 1965, an MSN from Wayne State University in 1972, and her PhD from the University of Michigan in 1981.

She served as Dean, School of Nursing at Barry University from 1969 until 2002. Currently, she serves as a private consultant to deans of Schools of Nursing on internal management, curricular issues, and CCNE accreditation preparation, and to various academic professionals on the initiation of nursing programs.

In 2001, the Judith Balcerksi, PhD, RN Scholarship was established by friends and colleagues to recognize her outstanding and sustained commitment to nursing students; thirty-three year dedication to quality education at Barry University; and her belief in community service as a hallmark of a well-rounded professional.

Dr. Keith & Susan Kashuk

Dr. Keith & Susan Kashuk

Keith B. Kashuk, DPM was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 13, 1943. As a child, his parents moved to Miami Beach. He graduated from Miami Beach High School in 1960. He attended Tulane University, The University of Miami and earned his DPM at New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1969, where he was Valedictorian. He completed his residency at Kern Hospital for Special Surgery (formerly Civic Hospital) in Michigan.

He and his wife Susan, his high school sweetheart, were married on August 5, 1962. They have had two children, Alyson Kashuk, and the late Timothy Martin Kashuk (a Barry alumnus).

Dr. Kashuk had a very successful podiatric surgery practice in South Miami until he retired in 2013, after 43 years. Dr. Kashuk has served on the Barry Board of Trustees since 1994.

Susan Kashuk attended the University of Florida, and the University of Miami, from which she received B.E., M.Ed., and J.D. degrees. She has had careers in Education, Counseling Psychology, and Law.

Dr. Lloyd D. Elgart

Dr. Lloyd D. Elgart

Dr. Lloyd David Elgart was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1932. Dr. Elgart earned his B.S. in Finance and Economics from Wharton School, Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School, and his Doctorate of Business Administration from Nova University. In addition, he was awarded the Diploma in Law from Oxford University in 1988.

After a 20 year legal career and judgeship in New York and New Jersey, Dr. Elgart joined Barry University as an Associate Professor of Law/Management in 1980. He moved to full professorship in 1986 and was appointed the Dean of Andreas School of Business in 1990, in which capacity he served until his death on March 29, 1994.

In 1994, his friends and colleagues established the Dr. Lloyd D. Elgart Memorial Scholarship to honor the former Dean, Professor and friend of Barry University. The scholarship is awarded to a student who has confronted challenges with courage or determination in the pursuit of their education.

Dr. Luigi Salvaneschi

Dr. Luigi Salvaneschi

Dr. Luigi Salvaneschi was born in Casale Monferato, Italy, on October 18, 1929. In 1954 he attended both the Civil University of Rome and the Lateran University where he received his Ph.D. A real estate and development executive, Dr. Salvaneschi served as president of Blockbuster, Inc., from 1988 to 1991. From 1983 to 1987, he was senior vice president of Kentucky Fried Chicken, and from 1964 to 1983 he served as vice president of development for McDonald’s.

On February 1, 1991, Dr. Salvaneschi retired as President of Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation. He was immediately invited to join the faculty of the Andreas School of Business at Barry University. He served as an adjunct professor at Barry until 2007. From 2007, he has served as a member of the Barry University Board of Trustees.

In 1997, Dr. Luigi Salvaneschi established the Luigi Salvaneschi Endowed Scholarship to help poor students who are proposing to benefit others by devoting themselves to the teaching profession.

Dr. Marvin D. Steinberg

Dr. Marvin D. Steinberg

Dr. Marvin D. Steinberg is one of the pioneers and leaders in the field of podiatric medicine. Throughout his distinguished career Dr. Steinberg’s influence and involvement in both podiatric practice and podiatric education earned him the name “Father of Modern Podiatric Medicine.”

Dr. Steinberg established, and directed the first hospital-based residency training program in a Joint Commission accredited hospital in 1965. Dr. Steinberg practiced for over fifty years, first in New York and later in Florida. During this time he pioneered many of the treatments, medicines, and instruments that are still in use today by podiatrists the world over. When he retired to South Florida, he became actively involved on the academic and clinical programs at Barry University during the School of Podiatric Medicine’s formative years.

In 1996, the Dr. Marvin D. Steinberg Alumni Scholarship was established by his family to honor Marvin D. Steinberg, DPM, pioneer educator and practitioner in podiatric medicine.

In 2012, the Steinberg family established the Dr. Marvin D. and Ruth M. Steinberg Scholarship for Research in Limb Preservation to honor Dr. Marvin D. and his wife Ruth. Ruth died in 2002. The scholarship will provide one annual research scholarship to a qualified podiatric medical student at Barry University.

Dr. Matthew A. Hopson

Dr. Matthew A. Hopson

Dr. Matthew A. Hopson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington College and received his medical degree from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Hopson completed a three year surgical residency, specializing in Reconstructive and Trauma Foot and Ankle Surgery at Highlands Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado. His clinical expertise includes treatment of complex deformities, lateral ankle instability, sports injuries, foot and ankle fractures, arthritis and other lower extremity ailments.

Dr. Neta Kolasa

Dr. Neta Kolasa

Dr. Neta Kolasa was born in Detroit, Michigan and since 1968, has made South Florida her home. As an esteemed alumna of Barry University’s School of Social Work (MSW, ’75), she went on to earn a Doctorate in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University and has always remained closely connected with Barry University. Married to her childhood sweetheart, John Kolasa, they created a life together that exemplified the Adrian Dominican mission and the mission of Barry University.

John Kolasa was a dedicated member of the Barry University Board of Trustees; he served as Chair of the Finance Committee and was a member of the Executive, Investment, and Audit Committees until his untimely death in 1995. After his death, Dr. Kolasa agreed to maintain her husband’s seat on the Board of Trustees. Since 1996, she has been an active and committed member of the Board and a valuable member of the Barry community. Her skillful management of the Kolasa Trust and Foundation enables Dr. Kolasa to continue her philanthropic work to give back and honor the memory of her beloved husband. Steadfast in her faith, she puts her beliefs and values into action.

Dr. Kolasa is a woman of extraordinary talent, commitment, and generosity. As an inspired artist, author, and dedicated lifelong learner, she is an outstanding model of integrity and professionalism to the future generations of social workers.

Dr. Patricia E. Kopenhaver

Dr. Patricia E. Kopenhaver

Dr. Patricia E. Kopenhaver was born in New York City, August 18, 1920. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University. Dr. Kopenhaver received her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. After graduation, she established her practice in Greenwich and worked tirelessly to advance the progress of women in the field of podiatric medicine.

Dr. Kopenhaver was a pioneer in the field of podiatric medicine. She was the founding president of the American Association for Women Podiatrist (“AAWP”), which she charged in 1971 and became affiliated with the American Podiatrist Medical Association. Through Dr. Kopenhaver’s support to AAWP, female students received scholarships at various colleges of podiatric medicine, which included Barry University.

In 1997, she established the Patricia Ellsworth Kopenhaver, BA, MA, DPM, Endowed Scholarship to benefit female students academically qualified at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine. She passed away on June 13, 2010.

Dr. Robert Warriner, III

Dr. Robert Warriner, III

Dr. Robert A. Warriner, III was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1950. He received degrees from Tulane University and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed an internship in general surgery and residency in anesthesiology and completed a fellowship in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He later served four years of active duty in the United States Air Force as the Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas and Chief of Anesthesia Services at USAF Hospital Luke in Glendale, Arizona.

For six years Dr. Warriner practiced anesthesia and critical care medicine at Conroe Regional Medical Center in Conroe, Texas. He eventually provided access to hyperbaric medicine for patients at the hospital. This led to an investigation of the concept of a wound care and hyperbaric medicine center, and in 1990, Dr. Warriner became the founding medical director of the Southeast Texas Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. As an expert in the field of wound care, Dr. Warriner spoke nationally and internationally on his experience as a wound care physician and enabled him to write medical policy, clinical practice guidelines, and to educate thousands of physicians and nurses on the complex needs of wound care patients.

In 2011, Barry University’s, Dr. Jeffrey Jensen along with his wife Celia, established the Dr. Robert Warriner, III Scholarship for Research in Neuropathy Prevention, to honor Dr. Jensen’s colleague, Dr. Warriner who was recognized among the nation’s foremost physicians and researchers in hyperbaric medicine, wound management, and continuous quality improvement in medical care. Dr. Warriner died on August 2, 2012.

Dwight Lauderdale

Dwight Lauderdale

Dwight Lauderdale was the first African American news anchor in South Florida and became one of the state’s most watched and longest running anchors. He was born and raised in a working-class suburb of Columbus, Ohio. He completed his education at Ohio University, majoring in Communications and graduating cum laude in 1973. In 1974, he moved to South Florida for a reporting opportunity at Channel 7 (WCKT-TV, at the time). Two years later, WPLG offered him a three-year contract as a reporter/weekend anchor, and he accepted the job. His first anchor partner was Ann Bishop. He retired in 2008 as anchor for WPLG.

In 2008, WPLG Channel 10, the ABC Affiliate in Miami, established the Dwight Lauderdale scholarship to honor Dwight Lauderdale’s 32-year broadcasting career in South Florida. The scholarship exist to encourage motivated, outgoing, community service-minded Barry University student leaders.

Ella F. Evans

Ella F. Evans

Ella F. Evans was born on March 11, 1915. Ella, a practicing Catholic, was a resident of Fort Lauderdale when she passed away on February 28, 2003. The Ella Evans Memorial Scholarship was established in 2003 by the estate of Ella F. Evans and exists to assist a Florida student with an Education Major in Teaching.

Evelyn & Phil Spitalny

Evelyn & Phil Spitalny

Phil Spitalny was born in Russia in 1890 and began his musical education at the age of 9, training at the Conservatory of Music in Odessa on the piano and violin but the clarinet was his main instrument. In 1905 he came to the United States with his family, settling in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1935, he formed an all-female touring orchestra which made its debut in New York City’s Capital Theater, and began a network radio program, “The Hour of Charm.” He retired as orchestra leader and composer in 1955. He moved to Miami and served as music critic for the Miami Beach Sun and the Miami Beach Reporter. He died in 1970 in Miami Beach.

Evelyn Kaye Klien Spitalny was born in New York City in 1911. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1937. While still pursuing a solo career, she had become concertmaster and lead violinist of Phil Spitalny’s All-Girl Orchestra. She married Phil in 1945. She was billed as Evelyn and her Magic Violin in the orchestra’s live performances and also on its radio program. She died in 1990 in Miami Beach.

In 1990, the Evelyn and Phil Spitalny Scholarship was established by the estate of Evelyn K. Spitalny and it exists to encourage music students and the Music Department of Barry University.

Florida Organization of Jamaicans

Florida Organization of Jamaicans

In 1987, Ms. Norma Bancroft founded the Florida Organization of Jamaicans in Miami, a charitable entity which has provided assistance to the indigent and imprisoned in Jamaica as well as to the disadvantaged Jamaicans in South Florida. In 2007, Ms. Bancroft received the Community Service Award from the Jamaican Consulate in Miami for her “pioneering spirit and perseverance.”

In 1999, the Florida Organization of Jamaicans Scholarship was established at Barry University to assist Jamaican students attending Barry University who have financial need.

Glenn Hubert

Glenn Hubert

In late 2007, Glenn Hubert’s generous contribution of $370,000 allowed the Learning Center to completely renovate its Center for Advanced Learning, Writing and Math Labs; adding new furniture, equipment and cutting-edge software. All three spaces, located on the first floor of Gamer Hall, doubled in size. More than 35 computer stations were added throughout the facility, all with software that will better assist students with reading, writing and math comprehension skills. In recognition of this generous gift, the Center was renamed the Glenn Hubert Learning Center and reopened on January 29, 2008.

Glenn Hubert was inspired to help Barry University students excel academically by his time as an educator in the Miami-Dade County Public School system. “I believe in providence and feel my attention was directed to Barry for a reason,” he said. “As an educator, I knew that improvements to the Learning Center, a place where students can enhance academic skills, would be essential to their success in higher education. I wanted the Learning Center to be a place where the most students would receive the benefits of my gift. I am happy knowing that my gift will continue to grow and bear fruit in the lives of many Barry students.”

Now, Glenn Hubert wishes to further enhance student learning at the Glenn Hubert Learning Center by establishing The Glenn Hubert Endowed Scholarship Fund with a $50,000 gift.

Gloria H. Spadaro

Gloria H. Spadaro

Gloria H. Spadaro was born on July 15, 1926. She graduated in 1946 from the University of Texas. She worked as a bookkeeper until her retirement from Allen Morris Company in Miami. Ms. Spadaro was a member of the Barry University Auxiliary and member of the Barry University Covenant Society.

For many years, Gloria came to Barry’s campus for activities and events as a member of the Barry University Auxiliary, a group of friends and alumnae volunteers who were a part of campus life from 1976 through 2007. Their annual “Crazy Hat Luncheon” was a scholarship fundraiser that assisted students in financial need at Barry University.

In 1996, she established a Charitable Remainder Unitrust to create the Eugene, Louise and Gloria Spadaro Scholarship upon her death; she died on May 30, 2013. The Eugene, Louise and Gloria Spadaro Endowed Scholarship honors the memory of Gloria’s sister Louise and brother Eugene as well as Gloria’s devotion to Barry University.

Goizueta Foundation

Goizueta Foundation

Roberto C. Goizueta established The Goizueta Foundation in 1992. Mr. Goizueta was Chairman, Board of Directors, and Chief Executive Office of The Coca-Cola Company until his death in October 1997. He was a native of Cuba and a graduate of Yale University. The primary focus of the foundation is to assist organizations that empower individuals and families through educational opportunities to improve the quality of their lives.

Barry University is the proud recipient of several grants from the The Goizueta Foundation providing scholarships as follows:

Goizueta Foundation Scholarship supports students enrolled in the Barry University Adrian Dominican School of Education’s Adult Continuing Education Program.

Hugh Willard Ripley

Hugh Willard Ripley

Hugh Willard Ripley had a distinguished career both as a history professor and as a librarian. He arrived at Barry University in 1975. He began as Chair of the Reference Department, and ultimately was appointed Dean of Library Services. Mr. Ripley retired from Barry in 1998, and was thereafter named Dean of Library Services Emeritus.

During his tenure at Barry University, he established the Hugh W. Ripley Scholarship to support undergraduates in the History program at Barry University. Mr. Ripley passed away on December 22, 2012.