Fall Convocation Awards
- Adjunct Faculty Award – Patricia Cohen, M.A.
Adjunct Professor, Dance, Department of Fine & Performing Arts
- Junior Faculty Award – Andrew Griffith
Assistant Professor, Accounting Department
- Senior Faculty Award – Victor Stanionis, PhD
Professor of Physics
These awards will be presented at Convocation, Thursday, September 13th at 3:45 pm in Murphy Auditorium. Please come celebrate the achievements of these fine faculty members.
Other Awards and Achievements
Dr. Sunghee Lee
, chair of the Iona College Chemistry department, was awarded a grant of $250,000 over four years from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This grant will provide funds for a team of Iona College undergraduate students to continue important research on the investigation of the chemistry of crystallization in living systems. Read news item here
Sr. Kathleen Deignan
, Religious Studies, Dr. Brian Brown
, Religious Studies, and Br. Kevin Cawley
, CFC, Iona Spirituality Institute, have been selected to receive the first Thomas Berry Great Work Award.
The Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities conceived of the award to highlight and elevate the work of our peers who exemplify and embody the vision of Father Thomas Berry. The awardees will be honored at a luncheon in October at Marist College.
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Dr. George Bournoutian
, History, received major grants from a number of organizations (AGBU, Nazaraian Fund, Medical Pharmacies and NAASR) to conduct his research and for travel expenses.
Dr. Alexander Eodice
, Philosophy, was elected by the voting members of the American Catholic Philosophical Association to serve on the ACPA Executive Council.
Dr. Kim Paffenroth
, Religious Studies, was named the Editor of an online journal – GOLEM: Journal of Religion and Monsters. Visit GOLEM
Dr. Alison Behrman
, Speech Communication, was appointed the faculty advisor for the Iona College Chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society. The Society, with over 375 chapters around the world, invites undergraduate and graduate students, whose GPA is in the top 15%, to participate in activities that enable members to realize their potential through the advancement of academics, leadership, and service.
Dr. Carol Shansky
, Fine & Performing Arts, received Certificate in World Music Pedagogy, earned at the Smithsonian Folkways World Music Pedagogy Workshop at the University of Washington in Seattle. The curriculum she developed for the certificate will join others in the Smithsonian Folkways "Tools For Teachers" collection.