Iona Mission Programs for Employees
Celebration of Welcome for New Hires
In the fall semester, the Office of Mission and Ministry sponsors a luncheon for all new faculty and staff members. New employees are accompanied by their department chairs or supervisors to join in a festive lunch marking their incorporation into the Iona Community. At the luncheon, a current staff or faculty member of the Iona Community shares their personal reflection on how they live the mission of Iona College.
Called and Gifted
Each year in the fall, we are invited by the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers to send Iona employees to a lovely retreat house on the Hudson River for two and a half days of reflection on the history of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers, with special concentration on the founder, Blessed Edmund I. Rice. There are representatives from Edmund Rice Christian Brothers' schools throughout the United States, creating opportunities to compare and reflect on the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother education. One result is a sense of connectedness to a larger, extended "Edmund Rice Family."