Bryan Earns Kraybill Award for Part-Time Study, and 16-Year Journey

By Purnell T. Cropper | June 29, 2010

Barry Edward Bryan ’10 received the Kraybill Award for Part-Time Study at Arcadia University’s Undergraduate Commencement in May.

Dr. Steve O. Michael, Provost and Academic Vice President, presented the award to Bryan, noting that “Barry began his studies at Arcadia in 1994 and has persevered in his pursuit of a business degree while balancing family and work with school responsibilities. While earning his associate and bachelor’s degree he maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.96.

“Barry is an inquisitive student, who has always added a real-life perspective to every class he has taken, and has shown a special desire to learn all he can from his professors, continued Michael.” A quote from the Chinese philosopher Confucius captures Barry’s commitment and effort over the years. It states, ‘It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.’ Congratulations, Barry, on not stopping this journey.”