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50 Years of Women at Iona Kicks Off September 21

7/30/2019
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NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Fifty years ago this fall, Iona College began welcoming female students into the full-time student body. The historic moment in 1969 triggered a sweeping change at the traditionally male institution. To commemorate 50 years of women at Iona, the College will embark on a celebration beginning in September 2019 and culminating in May 2020.

Iona will host a kick-off celebration on September 21 on beginning at 3 p.m. The day features campus tours highlighting changes that have occurred over the years. A Walk Down Memory Lane reception takes place at 4 p.m. where alumni can meet new president, Seamus Carey, Ph.D., and his wife, Noreen, along with current female students from some of the clubs and organizations. The complimentary event features a wine tasting with Vintage Wine Estates and Anne Marie Harrison '80, and food stations featuring favorite blasts from the past. A special recognition of Iona’s trailblazer alumnae from the classes of 1973-1978. Register now for the kick-off event

The year-long campus-wide celebration includes lectures, exhibitions and special events hosted by the LaPenta School of Business, the School of Arts & Science and various campus organizations. Programs will highlight women and their contributions to the College and the larger society.

A calendar with event listings is currently being developed.  The alumni office is available for any questions, information or ideas at alumni@iona.edu.

Everyone is invited to participate by attending special events, visiting the Share A Story page, and providing photos to events@iona.edu.

ABOUT IONA:
Founded in 1940, Iona College is a master's-granting private, Catholic, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. Iona's 45-acre campus is just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of over 45,000 around the world, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona is highly accredited, offering 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. Iona's LaPenta School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a prestigious recognition awarded to just five percent of business schools worldwide.