Inez D. Andreas School of Business Faculty, Administrators & Staff
Founded in 1976, Barry University’s Inez D. Andreas School of Business provides high-quality academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students in an inclusive and caring environment.
In 2004, the Inez D. Andreas School of Business Scholarship was established by administrators, faculty, staff and friends of the School to recruit quality, full-time graduate students. The scholarship is continuously funded through the generosity of payroll deductions.
Irene B. Maliga
Irene B. Maliga was born in Chicago on June 10, 1924. She attended schools in Chicago and at the age of twenty-two entered the Adrian Dominican Congregation. She became an educator and taught in Detroit for 15 years, in Chicago for 10 years, and for 26 years in Miami. She was the first principal of St. Agnes Elementary School when it opened in 1973. In 1979, she joined the faculty at LaSalle High School. In 1999, she retired and volunteered at the Archives at Barry University. She became an Adrian Dominican Associate in 1993.
The Irene B. Maliga Memorial Scholarship was established in 2004 by the estate of Irene Maliga to aid a Barry University student majoring in Education. Irene died on November 25, 2003.
Lillian Swift Gaeser
Lillian “Lillie” Swift Gaeser was born in 1919 in New York City. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology in 1970 and her Master of Science Degree in Reading Specialty in 1974 from Barry University. She taught reading as a substitute teacher. She was very athletic and an excellent tennis player. She was a member of the National Security Women’s Corps during World War II. Lillie would watch for enemy planes during the war and sold United States savings bonds.
Lillie loved Barry then and still does with a passion. “Barry had friendly and cooperative educators,” Lillie says. In return for the gratitude of Barry University, she established The Lillian Swift Gaeser Scholarship Fund in 2010. The fund is distributed via memorial awards as follows:
Marie A. Fitzgerald
Marie A. Fitzgerald was a retired school teacher, from Detroit, Michigan, who moved to south-central Florida following her retirement. She contributed greatly in 1993 to Barry University and formed this scholarship as a means to further the educational mission of Barry. Ms. Fitzgerald was also a member of the Order of the Flame, who honored her for her generous contributions to “keep the fires of academic fervor burning brightly…to support the mission of Barry University.” The Marie A. Fitzgerald Scholarship is awarded to students majoring in the School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences.
Marilyn Zide Scholarship
Dr. Marilyn Zide was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. but moved to Miami as an infant. She was a dedicated and respected faculty member in the School of Social Work from 1994 until 2003 rising to the rank of Associate Professor. In addition to her skill as an educator, Dr. Zide co-authored the textbook, Psychopathology: A Competency-Based Assessment Model for Social Workers (2001), which remains in use by schools of social work throughout the country.
A proud alumna of Barry, Dr. Zide earned three degrees at the University, including a BS in Liberal Studies in 1979, a Masters of Social Work in 1981, and a Ph.D. in 1990. Dr. Zide’s professional practice experience involved work with agencies throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties, including Henderson Mental Health Clinic, where she supervised the youth clinic.
After her death in 2003, the Marilyn Zide Memorial Scholarship was established by her family to honor her remarkable life and achievements.
North Dade Medical Foundation
In 1997, the North Dade Medical Foundation was established when the North Shore Medical Center became a for-profit hospital. North Dade Medical Foundation was created to continue the legacy of five decades of public service commitment that had marked the neighborhood hospital’s history of Miami-Dade County. The mission of the Foundation is to support organizations and groups that improve the lives of the residents.
In 2003, Barry University received a $5 million grant from North Dade Medical Foundation to help endow scholarships for nursing and education students.
Patricia A. Evans
Patricia A. Evans was a Miami native born in 1931. She earned a BA in Music from Barry in 1953 with a minor in French and English. While at Barry, she served as Secretary of the Florida Club, was a member of the Campus Queen’s Court, served as Treasurer for the Cecilian Club and was a member of the Barry Symphonette. As a member of the Symphonette, she performed several violin solos across Dade and Broward. Patricia was a recipient of a merit scholarship while at Barry. She died on June 15, 2014 and made provision for this scholarship through her estate.
Patricia Johnston O’Hearne
Patricia Johnston O’Hearne a native of Long Island was born in 1938. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1959 from Barry University. She was a member of the Tara Singers which were Barry College women who gave concerts at Barry and for the community from the 1940’s through the 1960’s. She served as Director of Barry University Board of Directors in 1969.
In 1986, her husband, David O’Hearne established the Patricia Johnston O’Hearne Endowed Scholarship as a surprise gift for their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married on August 29, 1961. The Patricia O’Hearne Endowed Scholarship will assist deserving Barry University undergraduate students attending the College of Arts and Sciences and graduate students in any Barry University graduate program.
Patricia Minnaugh was a native of Erie, Pennsylvanian. She moved to Miami, Florida in 1954 to attend Barry University. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in drama in 1958, she taught at Thomas Jefferson Junior High. She later obtained a master’s in fine arts from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and began teaching at Barry in 1966. She served on Barry University Alumni Board of Directors from 1977 – 1978. Ms. Minnaugh was named a full professor in 1990.
Ms. Minnaugh was a nationally acclaimed puppeteer. She was elected to the national Board of Directors for Puppeteers of America in 1990. She served as director of the theater department at Barry University until her death on June 18, 1991. In 1990, Patricia established the Paul and Mary Minnaugh Scholarship to honor her parents and assist students majoring in Theater. After her death in 1991, the scholarship was renamed the Minnaugh Family Memorial Scholarship to include Patricia with additional gifts in her memory from friends and collegues.
Physician Assistant Program Faculty & Alumni
The Barry University Physician Assistant Program educates students in the practice of collaborative medicine and encourages life-long learning and professional development. It fosters a technology rich environment and clinical training experiences among diverse patient populations. The Program enables students to develop competencies required to meet the health care needs of contemporary society.
In 2002, the faculty and staff of Barry University’s Physician Assistant Program (photo is of faculty) organized alumni, faculty members and friends to establish the Physician Assistant Scholarship Fund. Funds are distributed through the scholarships listed below.
Professor Emerita Neill Miller
Professor Emerita Neill Miller served the students of Barry University for over 38 years. Following her passing in October of 2005, while obtaining the position of Assistant Dean of the School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences, she was bestowed an Honorary Doctorate and the title of Professor Emerita by Barry University in the Scholl of Human performance and Leisure Sciences, a school she helped to establish. She was a mentor, role model, and advocate for students actively advancing student scholarship and degree completion.
The Professor Neill Miller Endowed Scholarship was established by her late husband’s estate, Thomas D. Miller. The scholarship exists to assist students who demonstrate that they have overcome academic challenges to achieve success in their program of study.
Rolland A. Ritter
Mr. Rolland A. Ritter retired to Boca Raton from Pennsylvania after founding the Ritter Financial Corp., one of the largest financial companies in the Northeast. In 1957, Mr. Ritter formed the R.A. Ritter Foundation, an organization that benefits education and charities. Mr. Ritter died on May 15, 1997.
In 2002, the R.A. Ritter Foundation Scholarship was established through a grant awarded to Barry University and it exists to assist students fully accepted into the Masters of Science Program in Health Services Administration.
Sister Arlene Scott
Sister Arlene Scott was born Mary Arlene Scott in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 2, 1953. Her mother, Mary Lou Scott, was a graduate of then-Barry College, class of 1949.
Sister Arlene graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in early childhood education in 1975. She earned two master’s degrees at Loyola University of Chicago; the first in 1987 for religious education, the second in 1992 for pastoral studies.
A respected teacher, Sister Arlene held teaching certificates in Illinois and Florida, where she taught hundreds of elementary school-aged children how to read, write and do arithmetic for more than 20 years. Her first position was in her native city at Saint Clement School. She went on to teach at other institutions, including St. Eulalia School in Maywood, Illinois, St. Mary of the Lake in Chicago, Illinois, and St. Jude Cathedral School in St. Petersburg, Florida.
In 1999, Sister Arlene joined Barry University as the director for Mission and Ministry, now known as Campus Ministry, and later became assistant vice president of the department. In the last two years, she served the university community as assistant to the president for Mission Integration. Sister Arlene Scott died on April 2, 2009.
In 2009, the Sister Arlene Scott Center for Advanced Learning Scholarship was established by friends and family to honor her memory. The Barry University Center for Advance Learning (CAL) enables students with learning disabilities and/or attention problems to develop needed academic skills and strategies for success in higher education. The scholarship is available to students who need the services of CAL and lack the financial means.
Sister Jeanne O'Laughlin
Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin, OP, PhD was raised in Detroit, Michigan, by a widowed father, whom she often referred to as “the anchor of her life,” Sister Jeanne joined the Order of the Dominican Sisters of Adrian at 16. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Siena Heights College in Adrian and a master’s degree in biology and doctorate in educational administration from the University of Arizona.
In November of 1981, Barry College officially became Barry University and Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin, became the school’s fifth president. During her 23-year tenure, Barry’s enrollment increased from 1,750 in 1981 to more than 9,000 and its endowment grew from $770,000 to $24.1 million. In addition, the number of buildings on campus increased from 16 to 55. Four schools were initiated, including the School for School of Professional and Career Education (PACE), Computer Science, Biological and Biomedical Science and Podiatric Medicine, and 19 off-campus learning sites were opened around the state. She also oversaw the purchase of the Orlando School of Law and helped guide its path to accreditation. In 2005, she became chancellor of Barry University with the goal of helping more women in developing countries attain advanced degrees from Barry and other U.S. universities.
In 1997, the Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin, OP Golden Jubilee fund was established by trustees, friends and alumni on the occasion of her 50th jubilee as an Adrian Dominican Sister and is a supplement to the Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship exist to provide financial assistance to student leaders.
Sister John Karen Frei
Sister John Karen Frei, O.P., Ph.D., formerly known as Karen Rosa Frei, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Botany from Douglas College in New Brunswick, N.J.; a Master of Science degree in Botany from Rutgers University; a Doctor of Philosophy degree in biology from the University of Miami; and a Master of Business Administration degree from Barry College (University). Sister Frei spent 45 years ministering at Barry.
She joined Barry College as a faculty member in 1964. After joining the Adrian Dominican Congregation, she returned to Barry College rejoining the Department of Biology as a faculty member. Since 1983, she held several positions at Barry University: Professor, Department Chairperson, Dean, Associate Vice President, Vice President, and Assistant to the Provost.
During her tenure at Barry University, she established the Sister John Karen Frei Endowed Scholarship to assist students who are committed to completing an undergraduate degree program in Biology at Barry University but are experiencing financial difficulties. She died on October 19, 2012.
Sister Judith Shield, O.P.
Sister Judith Shield, formerly known as Emolyn Shield, was born on September 29, 1917, in Chicago. She came to Barry University (then College) in 1970 when she joined the faculty as assistant professor of economics in what was then the Department of Business in the School of Arts and Sciences. Sister Shield also served as chairperson of the department. Sister Judith was instrumental in the creation of the School of Business in 1976. She became associate dean in 1984. During her tenure, she also served as the interim dean of the School of Business in 1982-83 and 1985-86.
Sister Shield stepped away from full-time teaching and administration in 1988 and received the distinguished honor of emerita status. She moved into Barry Villa in 1994, and for ten years volunteered her services to the University and in spiritual direction. In March 2004 the state of her health made it necessary for her to return to Adrian for good.
After her death in 2008, her friends, colleagues and former students established the Sister Judith Shield, O.P. Scholarship to honor Sr. Judith Shield, O.P., “Madre” of the Andreas School of Business and former Dean.
Sister Loretta Mulry
Sister Loretta Mulry, IHM, was born in Brooklyn, New York on May 23, 1937. She received her B.A. from Marywood College, M.S. from Marquette University, and a Doctor of Education from Rutgers University.
A Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary for 36 years, she has lived in New York, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. She taught high school and junior high for 20 years, and served as a department chair, director and coordinator. Before coming to Barry, she was academic dean of the ACE program at Marywood College in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Sister Loretta arrived at Barry University in 1991 to serve as dean of the School of Adult Education. In 2001, she resigned as dean and accepted a new role as Assistant Director of Web Education. Currently, Sister Loretta Mulry serves as the Marketing Assistant in the School of Professional and Career Education at Barry University.
In 2003, the Sister Loretta Mulry scholarship was established by friends and colleagues to honor Sister Loretta and it exist to provide financial assistance to students enrolled in the Barry University School of Adult and Continuing Education.
Sister Marilyn Morman
Until the 1970s, Sister Marilyn Morman, O.P. was known as Sister Marie Ambrose. She was born in Chicago on July 12, 1932. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from Siena Heights College, a master’s in English literature from Barry University and in educational administration from Florida State University and a doctorate in educational leadership form Florida State University.
In 1978, Barry hired Sister Marilyn as director of auxiliary enterprises and as an assistant professor in the School of Education. A year later, she was appointed secretary of the Barry Corp. and acting vice president for academic affairs. She later rose to the rank of full professor.
Sister Marilyn died on February 24, 1991. At the time of her death, she was serving as associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of the School of Adult and Continuing Education.
In 1991, the Sister Marilyn Morman Memorial Scholarship was established by friends and colleagues to honor Sister Marilyn and exist to provide financial assistance to students registered in the School of Adult and Continuing Education who evidence financial need and who are academically successful.
Sister M. Dorothy Browne, OP, PhD
When Sister Dorothy Browne, OP, PhD, became Barry’s first president in-residence in 1963, she was no stranger to the college. She served as academic dean from 1946 to 1957 and guided a development plan that led to the creation of the nursing program in 1953 and the graduate degree program in 1954. The School of Social Work was also established during her tenure and the opening of the Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library and the Wiegand Science Center.
An absolute commitment and belief in the benefit of education not only to the individual but society as a whole was the guiding force in Sister Dorothy’s life. “When I was 5, I didn’t just say I wanted to become a teacher, I said I wanted to become a ‘sister teacher,’” she said upon being appointed Barry’s third president.
Born in Chicago and the youngest of nine children, Sister Dorothy attended Chicago Teachers College and the University of Chicago before joining the Dominican order at age 24. After receiving both her master’s and doctorate in education from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., she taught elementary school in Illinois and Michigan. She headed the education department at Siena Heights College in Adrian, Michigan, before coming to Barry to direct the education department in 1942.
Sister Dorothy’s commitment to higher education extended beyond the Barry campus throughout the state of Florida. She was the first female member of the College and University Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the secretary of Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida. She also served on the Commission on Religion in Higher Education. She was the first recipient of the Lumen Christi Award of the Archdiocese of Miami Catholic Teachers Guild and received awards from the National Conference of Christians and Jews, among other organizations.
After 25 years of service to Barry College, Sister Dorothy tendered her resignation writing, “I think this great institution will be moved forward more effectively by a younger person, well-qualified to direct the Barry College community as we strive in new ways to attain the ideals our Founders held in their vision.” Modestly, she did not mention the enormous role she had played in advancing that vision. Sister Dorothy eventually retired to the Adrian Dominican Life Center in Adrian where she died on March 30, 1997.
Sister Paul J. Villemure
Sister Paul James Villemure was born in Newberry, Michigan on November 28, 1938. She received her BA from Siena Heights College and a doctorate in mathematics from Notre Dame University in 1954. She arrived at Barry in 1959 as a mathematics instructor and, over the years, was promoted to full Professor of Mathematics. She served first as Director of the Barry Mathematics Program and then as Chair of the Department of Mathematics. She also supervised Barry’s Math Skills Clinic.
The Sister Paul J. Villemure Scholarship was established in 2012 by members of the Villemure family to provide financial assistance to deserving math or computer students at Barry University. After her retirement on May 2013, the Board of Trustees of Barry University paid special tribute to Sister Paul James Villemure, OP, naming her as Faculty Emerita in recognition of her 54 years of service.
Sister Thomas Gertrude, O.P.
Sister Mary Catherine Brennan took the name Sister Thomas Gertrude, O.P., during reception of the habit on April 26, 1939. She was born in Chicago on February 4, 1917. She was awarded a Bachelor of Education degree with a major in English and minors in music and social studies in 1940 from Siena Heights College. In 1944, she received another degree from Siena Heights, this time a Bachelor of Music with a major in piano and minor in English. She was awarded a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan in 1950.
In 1952, she joined the faculty at Barry College where she taught music and religion for four years. She then spent 12 years at Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach. She took a sabbatical from teaching to study literature and scripture at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Her teaching life began again in 1982, when she taught at both Rosarian Academy and St. Ann School in West Palm Beach. In 1992, ill with cancer, she retired to Maria Health Care Center for needed care.
Stamps Family Charitable Foundation
Seeking to give hard working, talented students a boost, Roe and Penny have partnered with excellent schools to provide scholarships and fellowships, and to ensure that the students have outstanding educational experiences. Generous awards are enhanced with additional funding for summer experiences, a national convention every other year hosted by a partner university, and extras, including online networking via LinkedIn and Facebook.
A common benefit among virtually all Stamps Scholarship programs is the additional funding for educational enhancements. These can take many forms including international travel & study; outdoor leadership programs through Outward Bound or NOLS; research, academic, or co-curricular conferences; or research or non-profit internships. These opportunities are typically approved of by the student’s university and funded through the Stamps Scholarship.
William F. “Bill” Reifsnider
William F. “Bill” Reifsnider was an accomplished student-athlete and a gifted scholar. He was a four-year starter for the Buccaneers baseball team, named both the Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and Athlete of the year for Barry in 1990. Bill was named a GTE Academic All-American, won the Woody Hayes National Scholar-Athlete Award, and received a NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship in 1990. In addition, Bill was Barry’s first Rhodes Scholar candidate. In 1996, Barry University recognized Bill’s accomplishments by inducting him into the Barry University Athletic Wall of Honor. After graduating, Bill took his desire to teach and coach baseball to Czechoslovakia where his talents enriched the lives of children in a nation giving birth to a more democratic society. The Reifsnider family and friends of Bill desire that recipients of this scholarship will know of the kindness of the man for whom the award is named and his desire in life to “pay it forward.” The William F. Reifsnider Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a member of the Barry University baseball team.
William Randolph Hearst
After building an empire of media enterprises, William Randolph Hearst founded the Hearst Foundation, Inc. in 1945. Three years later, he established another foundation called the California Charities Foundation, which became the William Randolph Hearst Foundation soon after Hearst’s death in 1951. The William Randolph Hearst Foundations, including the Hearst Foundation, Inc. and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, assist institutions in providing opportunities in education, health, social service, and culture to underserved and underrepresented populations.
Barry University is the proud recipient of two grants from The Hearst Foundation, Inc. which established the following scholarships:
In 1995, the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Education was established to aid minority students in the School of Education with documented financial need.
In 2008, the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Nursing was established to aid minority students in the School of Nursing with documented financial need.