Gael Community Ambassador Program 2015-2016

What is a Gael Community Ambassador?

Off-Campus and Commuter Services works to educate students moving into the community about being good neighbors, good citizens, and living Iona’s mission off-campus. It also works to build positive relationships with neighbors and city leaders to improve the quality of life off-campus for neighbors and students. The Gael Community Ambassador(s) will contribute to the Off-Campus and Commuter Services mission by:
  • Modeling appropriate off-campus student behavior,
  • Providing educational programs and resources to on and off-campus students (i.e. handouts, presentations, information tables, and residence hall outreach),
  • Serving as a liaison for off-campus students to Iona’s administration and the City of New Rochelle,
  • Maintaining a strong connection between Iona College and its off-campus students as well as between off-campus students and the Greater New Rochelle community,
  • Helping to build community among off-campus students,
  • Helping to increase civic engagement, civic responsibility, and good citizenship among off-campus students,
  • Helping to increase and improve communication with Iona’s neighbors,
  • Increasing collaboration with the greater New Rochelle community,
  • Improving the overall quality of life for members of the greater New Rochelle community, and
  • Encouraging local business patronage.

Meet Your Gael Community Ambassadors:

Anastasia Giannakakos

Anastasia is a senior at Iona College from Danbury, Conn. She will graduate in three years. She is also a Political Science major with a Pre-Law minor. Anastasia is a member of the Iona College Chapter of the Red Cross, a student senator to the Student Government Association, and will be part of the executive board of student organization Democracy Matters. This summer Anastasia interned with New York State Assemblyman David Buchwald in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.

Anastasia’s favorite places to visit in New Rochelle are Beechmont Lake and Glen Island. Anastasia participated in Iona in Mission: Go New Ro 2013 prior to her freshman year.

Contact Anastasia