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.

Jessica Morales Jessica Morales '10
Associate Director of Admissions
Hometown: Wallingford, CT
High School: Mark T. Sheehan High School
Further Education: Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications (minor in Spanish), Iona College.
Territories: AZ, CT, Southern Westchester County (NY), NV, NM, TX, UT, SC, Puerto Rico, & US Virgin Islands.
Why Iona?
Iona College is a place that allows students to professionally and personally grow by combining a homey atmosphere and metropolitan edge. Coming from a small suburban community, I wanted a college that offered the best of both worlds and Iona was the perfect fit! The moment anyone steps foot on campus you instantly feel the family warmth we have for our fellow and future Gaels. The opportunities for students, both inside and outside the classroom, are what makes the Iona experience unique, especially with NYC in our own backyard. You enter as a student and you leave as a scholar!

Patrick St. Cin Patrick St. Cin '09
Senior Admissions Counselor
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
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

Hometown: Mt. Vernon, NY
High School: Iona Preparatory School

Further Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology, Iona College '13
Territories: AL, AR, MS, Orange 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!

Ryan Sheridan

Ryan Sheridan ‘10
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Melville, NY
High School: Walt Whitman HS
Further Education: Bachelor of Arts in History, Iona College and Master of Arts in History, Concentration in American History, Villanova University ‘12
Territories: Bronx County (NY), Manhattan County (NY), Suffolk County (NY) MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
Why Iona?
Iona offers the personal attention from faculty and staff which turns a college into a family. Being so close to New York City, students have access to all the professional and social aspects which make the city great, while still enjoying a real college campus atmosphere in New Rochelle. 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.

Krystalyn Cruz

Krystalyn Cruz
Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions

Hometown: Hialeah, FL
High School: Hialeah Senior High School
Further Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Fine Arts, College of Mount St. Vincent '07
Territories: All Transfer Territories, Northern Westchester County (NY), Dutchess County (NY), Putnam County (NY), & FL
Why Iona?
Iona College is an institution that will prepare its students with the necessary tools to succeed in and outside of the classroom. It prides itself in personalize attention, diversity and lifelong learning. When you walk onto campus you get a sense of belonging, a sense of family; your home away from home.

Michael Young

Michael Young
Assistant Director of International Admissions

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 & 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."