Weather Closing

Monday, January 26, 2015: Iona College is closed due to blizzard warnings in the region. The College also will be closed Tuesday.


The Speaker's Center


The Speakers' Center is located at 18 President Street in the Department of Speech Communication where it offers a multitude of student and community services. Students and community members have the opportunity utilize this relaxed environment to work on:
  • Regional Dialect
  • Fear of Public Speaking
  • Speech Assignments
  • Accent Reduction


  • Regional Dialect Screenings and Education
  • Accent Screenings and Education
  • Communication Apprehension Screening and Workshops
  • Public Speaking Rehearsals
  • Actor/Actress Rehearsals
  • Business and Professional Speaking Coaching
  • Vocal Coaching
  • Faculty Workshops
  • Professional Speakers Series (sponsored in part by the Axe Houghton Foundation)
  • Accent Reduction
  • Community Workshops

The Speakers' Center is important to the department's majors as well as freshmen taking SCS 101, because it provides a place for students to explore and practice their unique communication styles. The center also provides consulting and communication services to the local community. Workshops and specialized communication-focused programs can be customized in order to facilitate the participants' goal of becoming stronger and more effective communicators.


The center has two locations: 18 President Street adjacent to the Main Campus; and Spellman Hall on campus. Both buildings are wheelchair accessible. http://www.iona.edu/directions.cfm


By phone: (914) 633-2053
By mail: 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801-1095
By fax: (914) 633-2393
By email: dferrero-paluzzi@iona.edu