PERSONAL PAGE OF BARRY D.
FRIEDMAN . . .
Since relocating to the State of Georgia in the
late summer of 1987, I have had the great fortune of establishing a very
rewarding career in two institutions of the University System of
Georgia--Valdosta State University and North Georgia College & State
At NGCSU in Dahlonega (http://www.northgeorgia.edu),
I coordinate the Master of Public Administration Program, which we established
in March 1996. Visit my NGCSU home page (http://faculty.northgeorgia.edu/bfriedman/bfried/Barry.shtml).
My colleagues and students are the best with whom anyone could hope to be
associated. Members of the faculty, staff, and student body like to refer
to North Georgia College & State University as "the best kept secret in
Georgia." It is a senior military college recognized by the United
States Army and attracts motivated, talented, and industrious students.
The university is located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains--an
incredibly beautiful area. Dahlonega was the site of the first significant
gold rush in U. S. history, and the NGCSU campus includes the site of a gold
rush-era U. S. Mint. Come to visit Northeast Georgia! You will
probably not want to leave.
Barry Friedman's Publications
|Here are some of
Barry's Honor-Society Affiliations
Barry has been involved in
the organization and management of honor societies since 1975, when he was
elected secretary of Kappa Mu, the local engineering honor society at the
University of Hartford, and promptly set about the task of reorganizing
it, hosting a gala banquet to commemorate the society's 35th anniversary,
and compiling a comprehensive directory of as many members as could be
identified since the society was founded. Since then, he has been
president of Valdosta State College's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi
(interdisciplinary), founding secretary-treasurer of NGCSU's chapter of Pi
Gamma Mu (social sciences), and an officer of NGCSU's
chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha (political science).
Barry was the founding executive director of the NGCSU Council of Honor
Societies, which currently has 21 affiliated honor societies. Each
year from 1995 to 2008, Barry coordinated NGCSU's Honor Societies'
Initiation Banquet. Barry is Pi Gamma Mu's
international president and a member of the international Board
of Trustees, and encourages inquiries about chartering new chapters of
this marvelous international social-science honor society. Barry is
also a former member of Pi Sigma Alpha's national Executive Council, and
encourages inquiries about chartering new chapters of this honor society,
which is the largest discipline-specific honor society in the world.
Moody Blue ♥
|Moody Blue, my
kitty cat, was born in (or around) 1984. I met Moody in 1990.
At that time, I knew very little about cats, and, out of
inexperience and ignorance, I was inconsiderate toward Moody and her
kindhearted stepbrother, Kitty Moe, and played with them rather
roughly. Moody, for her own good reasons, decided to respond
to my foolishness with gentleness and affection. It took a
year or two, but she succeeded in reaching me, and in training me to
be nice to kitty cats--especially her. What followed was the
most wonderful, loving relationship that lasted for 16 years.
Our favorite thing to do together involved me lying on the sofa and
Moody lying on my legs; we would relax that way for hours at a time.
I am quite sure that Divine Providence sent Moody to watch over me
and make sure that I was doing OK. How many experiences in
life are as enjoyable and fulfilling as coming home and finding a
kitty cat who thinks that your arrival is the most exciting
development of the entire day? Moody Blue was my pride and joy.
She was sweet, gentle, and very loving--as well as very spirited.
On January 1, 2007, we joyfully celebrated Moody's 23d birthday.
Two days later, her condition of chronic kidney failure suddenly
sent her into a rapid decline that ended when she died peacefully on
the morning of January 11, 2007. In the photograph, Moody sits
on the kitchen table during Hanukah and admires the menorah.
She made every holiday and event sweeter and more colorful. Moody
gave me an enduring appreciation for animals, the inestimable value
of their companionship, and their unequivocal right to be happy
and cared about. I am a life
member and past treasurer of the TLC Humane Society of Dahlonega, Ga.
also a member of People for the
Ethical Treatment of Animals and the American Horse
Defense Fund. I do what I do for animals
in memory of Moody Blue and because Moody taught me to be proactive
in protecting animals from harm. Moody:
Today--on January 11, 2013--I remember how you enhanced the
quality of my life when we were together, and how that quality
plunged when the span of your incredible journey on earth came to an
end 6 years ago. While I will never recover from my sense of
loss, I will also never rescind my gratitude for the joy that I
experienced for so many years because of you. I await
the occasion when I will be reunited with you, and we can play
together again. You are my best
friend, and I miss you terribly. May G•d
bless your sweet and sacred memory. -- Love, Barry
Friedman's Favorite Affiliations
|These are some of
Barry's favorite organizations:
Friends of Magen David Adom
(formerly American Red Magen David for Israel), which supports
the work of Magen David Adom, Israel's Red
Cross service. Barry is an international life member of
American Friends of MDA, through the Ahava - Richard Freedman
Chapter of South Florida, and a chapter life member of the
Atlanta Chapter and the former Shomer Chapter of West
Hartford, Conn. (of which he served as president). (See also Barry's Web page at
and American Society for Yad Vashem, the
prominent Holocaust commemoration organizations.
Society for Public Administration
(life member). Barry held offices in the Georgia
Chapter for 17 years. As editor of the
chapter newsletter, The Georgia Public Administrator,
Barry brought the Division III Chapter Newsletter Award to the
of Connecticut Alumni Association
(Barry is a life member); University of Hartford
Alumni Association; North Georgia College & State
University Alumni Association (Barry is an associate
- RAVEN - Research
on Abusive Volunteer Exploitation by
(ask Barry for a photocopy of his 1997 paper, "Cracking
Down on Red Cross Volunteers: How American Red Cross
Officials Crushed an Insurrection by Agitated, Mistreated
Volunteers in Northeast Georgia")
- TLC Humane Society of
Dahlonega/Lumpkin County, Ga.
for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
to see a Web page about being nice to your pet kitty cat.
supports the Lumpkin County Historical Society's
Dr. Ray C.
Rensi History Award.
If you find any of the
organizations with which Barry is affiliated to be of interest, write to
him at firstname.lastname@example.org .
He'll be glad to tell you more about these fine associations.
disclaimer: This page is not a publication of North Georgia College
& State University and NGCSU has not edited or examined the content of the
page. The author of the page is solely responsible for the content.
updated on January 22, 2013, by Barry D.
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