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.

The Hynes Institute on a sunny day with clouds floating above.

Entrepreneurship, Iona Students Learn Outside The Lines

Iona University Students Empowering People with Disabilities to Become Entrepreneurs

Iona’s Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is teaming up with The Viscardi Center to advance entrepreneurship in a traditionally underrepresented community

Four students celebrate the announcement of Iona University.

Iona Students Learn Outside The Lines, Academics

Iona University to Welcome Largest Freshman Class in 5 Years

The momentum continues to rise as Iona announces one of its strongest, most selective and most diverse classes yet!

Students in Italy 2023.

Academics, Iona Students Learn Outside The Lines

Iona University Students Share Transformative Experience Traveling the World

Iona students traveled to London, Milan and Rome for an enriching and adventurous study abroad experience

President Carey accepting the award at the 2023 BCW.

Iona Students Learn Outside The Lines, Entrepreneurship

Iona University Wins 2023 BCW Hall of Fame Award

Iona honored with Corporate Citizenship Award at annual awards ceremony

A presentation on Citibike for Iona Scholars Day.

Academics, Performing Arts, Iona Students Learn Outside The Lines

Academic Excellence on Full Display at Iona University

Iona Scholars Day pushes students to “Learn Outside the Lines” of the classroom

Mookie Wilson and Dwight Gooden.

Iona Students Learn Outside The Lines

Iona University Hosts Meet and Greet with New York Mets Legends Dwight “Doc” Gooden and William “Mookie” Wilson

Gooden and Wilson spoke to the Iona community about their careers, experiences and winning the World Series