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Iona Swimmer Honored With DePaolo Leadership Award

Sydney Thompson Honored with the 2017-2018 Joseph J. DePaolo ’81 Endowed Leadership Award
NEW ROCHELLE, NY - Sydney Thompson '19 of the Iona College women's swimming & diving program was recognized as recipient of the 2017-18 Joseph J. DePaolo '81 Endowed Leadership Award. Thompson was selected for her leadership qualities in academics and athletics and for her genuine and kind representation of herself, her family, her team, and the College.

The Joseph J. DePaolo '81 Endowed Leadership Award, established in 2016, is awarded each year to a junior or senior student-athlete, who "embodies high-achieving academics while leading with ethical values and a moral compass, characteristics that have enabled Mr. DePaolo to be successful in both business and life." It was created as part of Iona's strategic plan, Advancing Our Legacy and Defining Our Future, and its comprehensive fundraising campaign, Iona Forever.

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