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NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 2011) Patrick J. Martin, PhD, an Iona College alumnus (Class of '62) was recently inducted into the college's Cornelia Fellow Program at a ceremony held at Iona's Cornelia Hall, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle.
The Cornelia Fellow Program is designed to recognize and foster mentorship by respected and experienced individuals with a science background, of outstanding undergraduate students studying Science and Mathematics at Iona College. Fellows of the Program are chosen for their exemplary professional accomplishments and continuing commitment to supporting the College and the growth and development of student academic excellence.
Now retired, Dr. Martin was chairman, president and chief executive officer from 2000 to 2005 of Storage Technology Corporation, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of tape drive and automated cartridge libraries, virtual storage arrays, network management and data backup software. In 2005, he and Donna Martin founded the Patrick J. Martin Foundation, a charitable foundation primarily focused on encouraging the study of math and science at the college or undergraduate level.
During his distinguished career, Dr. Martin was also a senior corporate vice president with Xerox Corporation where he held various management positions, including president of Xerox North American Solutions group and president of Xerox Office Document Products Division. Much of Dr. Martin's experience was in international operations, opening emerging markets such as the Xerox China market. He was vice president and managing director for the China Business Development and South Pacific Operations; president and general manager Americas Customer Operations; and president, Developing Markets Operations.
Dr. Martin sits on the boards of Accelio, Centerline Holding Co., and Corporate Acquirers Inc. Until April 2011, Dr. Martin was on the Board of Directors of Qwest Communications Inc., where he chaired the Governance and Nominating Committee.
Dr. Martin holds an undergraduate degree in mathematics from Iona and is a graduate of the Harvard University executive education program PMD, and holds an MS and PhD in electrical engineering from George Washington University. Dr. Martin has lectured at Harvard, Babson College, Ohio State College, the University of Colorado and George Washington University
Marilyn L. Wilkie, Iona College Acting Vice President, Advancement and External Affairs, presented the Cornelia plaque to Dr. Martin. Brian J. Nickerson, JD, PhD (Class of '89), Dean of Iona's School of Arts and Science, PhD, welcomed the guests and gave an overview of the Cornelia Fellow Program. The ceremony also included Iona chemistry major Nousin Haque (Class of '13), a Patrick J. Martin Scholar.
Founded in 1940, Iona College is a four-year private, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education. It is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona offers undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs.
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