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By Jeremy Jones
Brand Marketing and Communications, Barry University
November 29, 2017, Miami, Florida – Barry University received the Engaged Campus of the Year Award from Florida Campus Compact in recognition of the university’s achievements in “advancing the public purposes of higher education, improving community life, and educating students for civic and social responsibility.”
Dr. Glenn Bowen, executive director of the Center for Community Service Initiatives, accepted the award on behalf of the university. The presentation was made by Dr. Edwin Massey, president of Indian River State College and a member of the Florida Campus Compact Executive Committee, at the organization’s Awards Gala on Nov. 16. The event was hosted by Rollins College in Winter Park.
Barry was honored for high achievements among the independent colleges and universities of Florida.
Florida Campus Compact noted that community engagement is an institutional priority and social justice a core commitment at Barry University.
“Holding the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, Barry prides itself on its role in inspiring students to bring positive change to the local and global community,” the Florida Campus Compact acknowledged. “Each year, Barry is named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, most recently with distinction, for demonstrating strong levels of institutional commitment and providing a compelling case for partnerships that produce measurable impact on the community.”
Florida Campus Compact also mentioned the significant role of Barry’s Center for Community Service Initiatives as the institutional clearinghouse for community engagement information, resources, and opportunities, as well as the coordinating unit for University-community partnerships.
Florida Campus Compact is the state affiliate of a national coalition of college and university leaders committed to the public purposes of higher education. The state network consists of nearly 70 higher education leaders and their institutions.
Founded in 1940 by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Barry University offers more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. Based in Miami, Florida, Barry enrolls approximately 8,000 students from nearly all 50 states and 80 countries, and has more than 65,000 alumni worldwide.