Undergraduate Admissions Counselors

This is a list of our Admissions Counselors and how to reach us.  We are here to help you every step of the way. Thank you for your interest in Iona College.

Patrick St. Cin Patrick St. Cin '09
Associate Director
(914) 633-2064
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
High School: Chaminade College Prep
Further Education: Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication with a focus in Advertising, Iona College '09.
Territories: CO, ID, IL, IN, IA,KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, Brooklyn (NY), Queens (NY), Staten Island (NY), OH, OK, ND, SD, TN, WI & WY.
Why Iona?
With 40 Majors to choose from and twenty one D1 sports teams, Iona draws students from across the globe! Iona's diverse community allows classroom discussions to have many perspectives. Among many things, Iona offers a terrific academic environment as well as a place for students near and far to call home. Go Gaels!

Benjamin Saks Benjamin Saks '10
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor
(914) 633-2501
Hometown: Garfield, NJ
High School: Paramus Catholic High School
Further Education: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Iona College '10
Territories: DE, DC, GA, HI, LA, MD, NJ, NC, PA, VA & WV.
Why Iona?
I chose Iona because of its close proximity to New York City, you have that one on one with the teachers, and you are a NAME not a NUMBER at Iona! I love the fact that Iona becomes your home away from home and you meet people who eventually become family to you. There's always something to do, such as getting involved with a club or going to watch one of our 21 D-1 sports.

Andrew Hastings Andrew R. Hastings '13
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor
(914) 633-2589 Hometown: Mt. Vernon, NY
High School: Iona Preparatory School Further Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology, Iona College '13
Territories: AL, AR, Dutchess County (NY), MS, Orange County (NY), Putnam County (NY), Rockland County (NY), Ulster County (NY), Sullivan County (NY), Capital District & Albany (NY), Northern Tier (NY), South Tier (NY), Western NY/Finger Lakes, OR & WA.
Why Iona?
Iona was perfect for me because I became as involved as possible as a student and took full advantage of everything the school had to offer. The campus is just the right size, big enough where you do not know everyone, but small enough where you pass several friends on your way to class. The opportunities you have at Iona to grow as an individual, to create a tangible impact on your campus, and to foster lifelong relationships are amazing and I could not imagine having gone anywhere else. Go Gaels!

Michael Young Michael Young
Assistant Director of International Admissions (914) 633-2414
Hometown: Hanson, MA
High School: Whitman Hanson Regional HS
Further Education: Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, Mount Ida College '09
Territories: All International Territories, CA, FL, & Nassau County (NY)
Why Iona?
The Iona College community is made up of a diverse group of student, faculty, and staff from all over the world. The Mission statement is something that the college stands by and believes in as it will help you grow and become a lifelong learner. "Iona College's purpose is to foster intellectual inquiry, community engagement, and an appreciation for diversity."

Brother Ford Brother Jason Ford, CFC
Assistant Director of Admissions- Transfer Coordinator
Hometown: Roslindale (Boston), MA
High School: Catholic Memorial School (West Roxbury, MA)
Further Education: Bachelor of Arts in History – Iona College (2001); Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (concentration in Catechesis) - Santa Clara University
Why Iona?
I attended an Edmund Rice Christian Brother high school and felt that same sense of being at home when I first walked onto campus.  Iona allowed me to develop as a complete person; intellectually, physically, socially, and spiritually.  Iona offers the personal attention from faculty and staff which turns a college into a family.  With small class sizes and a club for every interest, Iona provides an arena for students to make lifelong connections while laying the foundation for the rest of their lives.