Learn Outside the Lines

Where are you going? the known path? or your own path?

At Iona, learning has no boundaries. From the campaign trail to Capitol Hill, from summer research projects to peer-reviewed publications, Iona students make the community their classroom. Find out how far you can go at Iona – and then surpass it.

Iona students have worked closely on a number of initiatives to actuate real-world change

Providing Innovative Solutions to the City of Mount Vernon

Students from the Hynes Institute work on projects for the City of Mount Vernon.

Students from the Hynes Institute partnered with the City of Mount Vernon to help identify innovative changes that the municipality could make to deliver economic activity.


Protecting Community Members from COVID-19

Nursing students distribute the vaccine at a clinic.

When the COVID-19 vaccine became available in 2021, nursing students helped administer it to over 550 individuals in the local area.


Strategizing with Local Businesses and Nonprofits to Navigate Economic Challenges

Hynes students Zoom with local businesses.

Eleven students enrolled in Iona’s Social Entrepreneurship, Civic Engagement and Community Development class conducted market research for Impact100 Westchester and Nurish. Their strategic recommendations helped both organizations navigate the business challenges brought on by COVID-19.


Honing Accounting Skills While Giving Back to Local Residents

Accounting students work on tax preparation for local residents.

Accounting students partnered with N.Y. State Assemblyman and Iona alumna Michael Benedetto ’69, ‘72MS to prepare 2021 income tax forms for 120 Bronx residents through the Iona University Taxpayer Assistance Program.


Breaking News from the Campaign Trail

Dr. Zaino works with a student.

Political science professor Dr. Jeanne Zaino gave students behind-the-scenes access to the 2020 elections by bringing them to Iowa and New Hampshire.


Paving New Paths to Serve the Community

Iona students with the New Rochelle Police Department.

When internship opportunities became scarce in 2020, criminal justice majors learned directly from the New Rochelle Police Department by joining patrols and participating in community drills.


Riana Khan

I strongly believe taking the internship course was the right step for me as I was able to communicate with local business owners, build out my network and grow my skill set. In fact, I use what I learned there everyday at my job!

Riana Khan '22 speaking on her internship at the Women's Enterprise Development Center.

Lendynette works with two students at the Hynes Institute.

Academics, Iona Students Learn Outside The Lines

Iona University’s Hynes Institute Celebrates Five Years of Entrepreneurial Learning

The Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation helps students grow and develop an entrepreneurial mindset 

Diego Rivera

Iona Students Learn Outside The Lines

Iona College Student Breaks Barriers in Virtual Reality Research Thanks to a New $10K Fellowship

Last Mile Education Fund bolsters diversity in computing by awarding $100,000 to 10 undergraduates for summer research

Westchester Innovation Network WIN logo

Entrepreneurship, Iona Students Learn Outside The Lines

The Business Council of Westchester Selects Iona College as Innovation Partner for the City of Mount Vernon

Students empowered to “Learn Outside the Lines” as they develop an action plan in partnership with city leadership and constituents

Michael DelBene ’22 and Edwin Johnson ’22

Iona Students Learn Outside The Lines

Four Iona College Student Teams Rank in Global Top 100 of Business Competition

GLO-BUS virtual simulation gives students an opportunity to Learn Outside the Lines of a traditional classroom

Students do reasearch for computer science in the lab.

Student Achievements, Iona Students Learn Outside The Lines

Summer Research Empowers Computer Science Students to “Learn Outside the Lines”

From augmented reality to data mining, students conduct summer research in pursuit of their passions

Best D2 aaf 2021 nsac logo.

Student Achievements, Iona Students Learn Outside The Lines

Iona College Media & Strategic Communication Students Win National Advertising Award

Class wins “Best Bold Idea” award in American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Competition