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Iona in the News: 2012-2013

  • Iona Featured on Nightly Business Report

    8/22/2013

    The Nightly Business Report, which airs nationally (in New York City on PBS affiliate Ch. 13), featured Iona in a story on Tuesday, August 20, about increasing financial aid.

    New Rochelle, NY (August 22, 2013) The Nightly Business Report, which airs nationally (in New York City on PBS affiliate Ch. 13), featured Iona in a story on Tuesday, August 20, about increasing financial aid. The story is available online.

    The feature included an interview with an incoming Iona student and parent, and also noted that Iona is making special efforts to increase scholarship aid to its students. See more about that, along with holding down tuition increases -- and more on Iona being recognized nationally for return on investment.

    For questions or more information please contact:
    Dawn M. Insanalli
    Media Relations Office
    Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, N.Y. 10801
    Office: (914) 637-2726
    Mobile: (914) 217-4061
    dinsanalli@iona.edu

     

  • Iona College Holds Five Student Receptions to Welcome the Class of 2017

    8/8/2013

    Iona staff, alumni and current students participated in the College’s second annual New Student Receptions this July which welcomed incoming freshman families to the Iona community.

    New Rochelle, NY (August 8, 2013) Iona staff, alumni and current students participated in the College’s second annual New Student Receptions this July which welcomed incoming freshman families to the Iona community.  Held in Trumbull, CT, New Rochelle, NY, Long Island, NY, Mendham, NJ and East Greenwich, RI, the receptions offered incoming students and their families an opportunity to familiarize themselves with Iona and meet some of their fellow Gaels from the class of 2017. 

    Vincent Calluzzo, Ph.D., dean of the Hagan School of Business; Paul J. Sutera, senior vice president for Advancement & External Affairs; Kristen Mengold, vice president for Advancement & Alumni Relations; Rick Cole, Jr., director of Athletics; and Kathy Reilly, director of Admissions, were among the administrators in attendance who welcomed families and answered questions about Iona.

    Three of the events were graciously hosted at the homes of two current Iona families and one alumnus. In Trumbull, CT, Chris and Carol Collins, parents of Ryan Collins ’15, kicked off the first reception. The New Jersey event was hosted by Iona alumnus John P. Micera ’83 and his wife Monica, and the Rhode Island event was held at the home of Scott and Mary Tierney, parents of Ryan Tierney ’16. The New Rochelle, NY event was held in the garden of Iona’s eighth President, Dr. Joseph E. Nyre and the Long Island reception was held at the Plandome Country Club, where families heard remarks from alumni parent, Rosanna Baccari P’13.

    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.

    For questions or more information please contact:
    Dawn M. Insanalli
    Media Relations Office
    Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, N.Y. 10801
    Office: (914) 637-2726
    Mobile: (914) 217-4061
    dinsanalli@iona.edu
     

  • Iona Establishes the Sr. Patricia McGinley Endowed Scholarship for Students

    8/6/2013

    Iona College has announced the establishment of the Sr. Patricia McGinley Endowed Scholarship for Students, honoring her faithful service to the Iona College community.

    New Rochelle, N.Y. (August 6, 2013) Iona College has announced the establishment of the Sr. Patricia McGinley Endowed Scholarship for Students, honoring her faithful service to the Iona College community. Sr. Pat has accepted a new assignment as Pastoral Associate at Christ the King Parish in Haddonfield, N.J., effective September 23, 2013.

    Sr. Pat supported Iona College through her professional roles as Special Assistant to the President, Senior Policy Advisor, and Board Secretary – and numerous committees, clubs, events, and athletic teams.

    “Sr. Pat will leave an indelible impression on Iona College,” said Iona College President Joseph E. Nyre. “She has worked tirelessly, served as a consummate and trusted advisor, and experienced confidant to me and many others. This is a fitting way to honor her service and love of students in perpetuity.”  

    To make a contribution to the Sr. Patricia McGinley Endowed Scholarship Fund, please go to http://www.iona.edu/giving/opportunities/annual/ (click on “Make a Gift” and pull down “Designated Fund.”) For questions, call Iona College’s Advancement & External Affairs at 914-633-2412.

    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.

    For questions or more information please contact:
    Dawn M. Insanalli
    Media Relations Office
    Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, N.Y. 10801
    Office: (914) 637-2726
    Mobile: (914) 217-4061
    dinsanalli@iona.edu
     

  • Iona College Education Programs Earn National Recognition from Council for Exceptional Children

    8/1/2013

    The Education Department at Iona College is pleased to announce the Masters of Science in Teaching: Childhood/Special Education (Grades 1-6) and the Masters of Science in Education: Literacy/Special Education (Grades 1-6) received national recognition from the Council for Exceptional Children.

    New Rochelle, NY (August 1, 2013) The Education Department at Iona College is pleased to announce the Masters of Science in Teaching: Childhood/Special Education (Grades 1-6) and the Masters of Science in Education: Literacy/Special Education (Grades 1-6) received national recognition from the Council for Exceptional Children. This distinguished honor denotes excellent program curricula, fieldwork, as well as quality students and faculty. National recognition also enables our graduates to gain an edge in seeking employment as they exit these prestigious programs.

    “This is a very difficult specialty professional association to pass, and it was achieved through the tireless effort of Dr. Marlene Zakierski who led the team to develop, implement, and maintain a program of excellence. This honor is also due to the close partnership developed with New Rochelle School District through the efforts of Yvette Goorevitch, director of special education," said Catherine O’Callaghan, Ph.D., chair of the education department.

    The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides professional development, advocates for individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.

    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.

    For questions or more information please contact:
    Dawn M. Insanalli
    Media Relations Office
    Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, N.Y. 10801
    Office: (914) 637-2726
    Mobile: (914) 217-4061
    dinsanalli@iona.edu
     

  • Iona’s Arts & Science Chairs and Directors Hold Retreat

    8/1/2013

    Dean Sibdas Ghosh, Ph.D., convened a three-day on-site retreat for chairs and directors from the School of Art & Sciences on July 17.

    New Rochelle, NY (August 1, 2013) Dean Sibdas Ghosh, Ph.D., convened a three-day on-site retreat for chairs and directors from the School of Art & Sciences on July 17.  Within weeks of his arrival at Iona in April, Dr. Ghosh indicated his desire to work closely with the faculty on undergraduate curricular issues, the college’s liberal arts and science core, and our graduate programs and announced this retreat.  Using a variety of Iona’s own faculty as presenters and facilitators, the more than 30 faculty in attendance engaged in activities which brought focus to the desired student learning outcomes of Iona’s core program.

    Iona chairs and directors cited an understanding of a global perspective, advanced oral and writing skills, critical thinking, a social justice perspective, and a commitment to diversity as highly prized attributes in Iona graduates.  Additionally, the group indicated that the instructional delivery model of the revised core should include interdisciplinary learning, increased student choice, fewer credits, and freshmen seminars with a renewed commitment to core classes taught by full-time faculty. 

    At the end of the retreat Dr. Ghosh announced the formation of an eight-member project team which will continue the work of core redesign in the coming year. The group also engaged in visioning activities related to Iona’s graduate programs within the School of Arts & Science. The work of that group and the formation of five-year plans will continue in the coming year.
     

    For questions or more information please contact:
    Dawn M. Insanalli
    Media Relations Office
    Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, N.Y. 10801
    Office: (914) 637-2726
    Mobile: (914) 217-4061
    dinsanalli@iona.edu
     

  • Statement from Iona College President Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D., Regarding Forbes College Rankings

    7/24/2013

    Approximately two years ago, Iona College discovered student and operating performance-related data had been misreported to certain external government and regulatory agencies.

    New Rochelle, NY (July 24, 2013) Approximately two years ago, Iona College discovered student and operating performance-related data had been misreported to certain external government and regulatory agencies. The College immediately adopted a policy of total transparency and responded to this discovery by informing legal counsel, retaining a forensic accounting firm to thoroughly investigate the issue, and notifying each external agency of the misreporting. 

    Despite those efforts and the positive results they have produced over the last two years, I regret to share that Forbes magazine has decided to exclude the College from its 2013 rankings of America’s Colleges and Universities.  It is unfortunate that Forbes has chosen to exclude the College this year based on an issue that occurred two years ago.   

    Iona’s handling of the situation two years ago received praise from the external agencies to which it self-reported the inaccurate data.  In further response to this discovery, Iona created an Institutional Effectiveness and Planning Office, which has been instrumental in instituting new policies and procedures to safeguard the integrity of student data at the College. The plan of correction followed by the College was disclosed on Iona’s website. 

    Iona has taken responsibility for its actions and extensive corrective measures, all of which the Iona Community should be proud. 

    The significant steps taken by the College include but are not limited to the following actions: 

    1)    Made changes in administrative staff; 

    2)    Initiated and completed an investigation by external legal and accounting firms; 

    3)    Commenced and completed an audit of all data for the past decade; 

    4)    Self-reported all findings to all external agencies; 

    5)    Established the Integrity in Reporting Committee; 

    6)    Established and staffed the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning; and 

    7)    Voluntarily submitted the College's data to an external audit.

    The Department of Education and Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the accrediting body for Iona College, have endorsed these efforts. On our web are excerpts of reports from these organizations, which praise the College and its board of trustees for their rigorous and open approach to resolving this issue. http://www.iona.edu/about/reportcommittee/index.cfm.

    In the event that other media sources come forward to review this issue, despite it being in Iona’s past, you can be assured that Iona will respond with the same level of integrity and transparency. 

    As I have mentioned in the past, the measure of the College, or one’s life for that matter, is not the tally of problems or their severity; rather, it is the method in which we move to correct and resolve such problems and prevent them from recurring in the future.  The College has made great advances over the last two years for which the Iona Community should be extremely proud.

    For questions or more information please contact:
    Dawn M. Insanalli
    Media Relations Office
    Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, N.Y. 10801
    Office: (914) 637-2726
    Mobile: (914) 217-4061
    dinsanalli@iona.edu

     

  • Iona College Establishes First-Ever Academic Institute for Thomas Paine Studies

    7/23/2013

    Iona College announced today that it has established the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies (ITPS), the first Paine Studies program at an academic institution.

    New Rochelle, NY (July 23, 2013) Iona College announced today that it has established the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies (ITPS), the first Paine Studies program at an academic institution. The announcement follows the recent approval by the New York State Supreme Court of a petition by the Thomas Paine National Historical Association to transfer permanent custodianship of its Thomas Paine Collection to Iona. 

    Comprising some 300 varied items created from the late 18th to early 19th centuries, the Thomas Paine Collection is, like the man himself, of both national and international significance.  Inspired by the bestowal of this collection, the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies was established to be the premier academic center for the preservation, study, and dissemination of Thomas Paine’s life-story, work, and global legacy through stewardship of related archival material and development of educational programming. The establishment of this Institute creates an unprecedented academic affiliation for a long-neglected national treasure of American history and thought. This founding father, whose ideas have also incited debate and revolution around the world, was buried on his property in New Rochelle, about a quarter of a mile from the Iona campus, until his remains were exhumed, taken to England in 1819, and then lost. 

    The ITPS will house one of the world’s most unique Paine collections, including multiple first editions and early copies of his famous writings--Common Sense, Age of Reason, and Rights of Man. It also contains more than 100 texts, pamphlets, and letters written or published by Paine himself, as well as personal ephemera. This combination of Paine’s writings and personal artifacts is one of the only places in the world one can see both at the same time. 

     “The establishment of this Institute creates a first-of-its-kind academic affiliation for a long-neglected yet influential founding intellect of our country,” said Brian Nickerson, Ph.D., provost and principal founder of the Institute. “Paine’s writings have and continue to influence the political, social, and economic debates of our era. One cannot understand the fundamental principles of democracy or the American experience without understanding Paine.” 

    The genesis of the Institute traces back to 2009 when the Thomas Paine National Historical Association (TPNHA), founded in 1884, consulted with and chose Iona to partner with to preserve and develop its rich collection of writings and artifacts by and about Paine.  TPNHA was represented by Daniel R. Alcott, Partner and Chair of the Not-for-Profit Department of Dorf & Nelson LLP with headquarters in Rye, NY.  “Our firm was honored to represent this important organization for so many years and to finally see come to fruition the efforts of so many people, including those in the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York,” said Alcott.  “Of course, the TPNHA Board of Directors deserves much of the credit as they worked tirelessly, as volunteers over a period of several years, with a singular focus of helping this organization rise from ashes to fulfill its mission and ensuring that this collection can be properly maintained and made available to the public while remaining in New Rochelle.  They have built an outstanding relationship with Provost Brian J. Nickerson, PhD., and Iona College, an important institution of higher learning that will be able to expand the mission of bringing the writings and teachings of Thomas Paine to students and scholars in the United States and throughout the world.”  

    Dr. Nickerson noted, “Even when the collection was available, TPNHA was frustrated by a lack of programming opportunities with colleges or universities. Through the development of lectures, seminars, conferences, specific courses, and new curricula using Paine primary materials, the Institute is breathing new life into the Paine archives.”Ionaplans to renew the TPNHA’s tradition of public programs and greatly enhance academic awareness and use of the collection. 

    Commenting on the importance of the Collection and Paine himself, Brad Mulkern from TPNHA stated: “Paine is a pre-eminent founder of this country and the key political philosopher of the age of democratic revolutions. This Collection has the only personal effects of Paine that have survived the ages, a vast array of historical documents surrounding Paine, and a broad representation of his writings.” 

    Brad continued: “Our Association's mission is to educate the world about Thomas Paine. Helping to develop curricula and scholarship around our collection goes a long way in fulfilling our mission.” 

    The material in this collection was accrued by the TPNHA over the century of its existence and housed in a safe within the Association’s headquarters at the Thomas Paine Museum in New Rochelle, NY.  The collection was transferred from the Paine Museum and from the New York Historical Society, where some material was on loan, to the archive of Ryan Library.

    Since it began stewarding the archives, Iona College has been active in creating academic programming including a recently announced interdisciplinary minor in Thomas Paine Studies, opportunities for student internships in the archive, and the publication of proceedings from the International Conference of Thomas Paine Studies held at the college in October 2012. In addition, two special projects are currently underway: a Thomas Paine Encyclopedia app, to be available for free download on iTunes, and a text analysis project, recently the recipient of a $25,000 grant from the James Hervey Johnson Charitable Educational Trust, that is confronting the difficult issue of ascertaining Paine’s authorship of various anonymous or unattributed works.  “The Institute offers faculty an unprecedented opportunity to do multidisciplinary research and develop whole courses or individual classes around the archive.  For students, we hope to offer insight into Paine’s ideological impact on American history as well as materials for papers, projects, and honors senior theses,” said Dr. Scott Cleary, faculty director of the Institute.   

    More information about the Thomas Paine Collection at the Ryan Library including requests to view the current exhibition on the second floor as well as a guide to the key items on display can be obtained by visiting www.iona.edu/library.

    For more information on the ITPS and its programs for students, scholars and the general public, please visit: www.thomaspainestudies.org

     

    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.

    For questions or more information please contact:
    Dawn M. Insanalli
    Media Relations Office
    Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, N.Y. 10801
    Office: (914) 637-2726
    Mobile: (914) 217-4061
    dinsanalli@iona.edu
     

  • Iona College Students Moving the World, Through the Spirit of Domestic and International Service Immersion

    7/10/2013

    Iona College students have been moving the world through their participation and commitment to service and cultural immersion on mission trips across the globe.

    New Rochelle, NY (July 10, 2013) Iona College students have been moving the world through their participation and commitment to service and cultural immersion on mission trips across the globe. Students and moderators recently participated in mission trips in the Agape Community, in Ware, Massachusetts, The Pilgrimage in Washington, DC, the Re-Member Project on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and mission immersion in Zambia, Africa. “These service-learning opportunities are part of the fabric of the mission of Iona College to foster intellectual inquiry, community engagement, and an appreciation for diversity,” said Steve Hill, coordinator of Iona in Mission.  There were approximately a dozen participants for each of the four mission trips coordinated by the office of Mission and Ministry at Iona College.

    The Agape Community hosts groups to engage them in environmentally sustainable living; to learn how working for social justice, living sustainably, practicing non-violence, and our faith are inter-connected; and to live in community with one another.  Simplicity became a reality through the students’ work in organic gardens and learning about vegetable oil fueled cars, straw bale houses, compost toilets, solar energy and wood stoves for cooking and heating.  The Agape experience challenges our students to begin to live sustainably and work for justice in order to build a new society in the shell of the old.

    The week-long Washington, DC pilgrimage, a program of the Presbyterian Church of the Pilgrims, helped young adults connect their faith with social awareness and action. In doing this, the Pilgrimage builds communities where people are committed to eradicating hunger, homelessness, and poverty. The Iona in Mission team served in soup kitchens; at Charlie’s Place: a clothing and furniture distribution center for people who recently found housing; delivered food to inner-city schools and homeless men on the streets of DC; and visited Christ House which is a resident health care facility for homeless women and men to rest, eat nutritious meals, receive medical care and social services. The students also reflected with the National Coalition for the Homeless on poverty and homelessness by hearing the varied stories of men who have been homeless.
     

    The South Dakota Re-Member project educates participants about the history, spirituality and culture of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Native Americans.  Serving in one of the poorest counties in the country with one of the highest teen suicide rates, volunteers engage directly with the Lakota through hands-on construction and home repair projects which include: affixing skirting to trailers; repairing roofs; applying siding to houses; and building bunk beds. Through presentations from Lakota leaders, volunteers develop a deeper understanding of the many abuses the Lakota have suffered for generations, but they also leave aware of some signs of hope and change on the Reservation.

    The Zambia, Africa trip was the third consecutive mission immersion in Zambia hosted by the Christian Brothers. The immersion is built around working in various educational initiatives and learning the Zambian culture. The group served at various sites in Mazabuka, including: the Brothers’ Changa Changa community school and teaching computers at St. Edmund’s Secondary School; the Ndeke community school run by the Mercy Sisters; and the City of Joy which is a home for at-risk girls, run by the Salesian Sisters, that is opened to all children in the community during the afternoon for recreation, tutoring, and prayer.  Just as importantly, the group was deeply immersed in the Zambian culture through interacting in the market, celebrating with the Catholic community at Mass in the local dialect of Chitonga, learning traditional dances, learning Zambian history from the Brothers, and visiting Victoria Falls a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Reflections from Mission Trip Student Leaders

    Trista Rivera, ′14              

    “What’s in South Dakota?” was the question I heard countless times in the weeks and months leading up to May 25th, 2013.  From May 25th to the 31st I traveled with a group of ten students and a moderator to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.  This was my second time working with Iona in Mission, but it was my first experience leading a trip.  The group I travelled with worked alongside Re-member, a non-profit organization that looks to improve the quality of life of the Oglala Lakota people.  The Iona team lived with other student groups and fellow volunteers in a dormitory-style building called Shelem.

    Upon our arrival in the mid-western state, my team and I quickly realized the beauty that South Dakota encompassed.  We saw rolling grass hills and enormous mountains in the distance.  During our van ride from the Rapid City airport to the Re-member site we drove past weather-beaten trailers and stray clumps of garbage.  It was during that car ride that my team and I realized why we were called to serve in a place that is too often forgotten.

    We spent our first afternoon on “the Rez”, exploring the Blackhills and visiting the site of the Massacre at Wounded Knee.  A native man took his time to tell us the story of the massacre and the great pain that Americans inflicted upon the native people.   It was sad to think that we had only learned about one fourth of the total truth regarding several horrific events during which Americans degraded the Native American culture.  The group of volunteers also learned a great deal about their culture during “Wisdom of the Elders” (listening to the thoughts of great Native American leaders and chiefs), and from the daily native speakers who were willingly to share their stories.
     

    In addition to learning a great deal about the culture and the history of the Oglala Lakota people, we spent three days building, assembling, and repairing.  The various “work day” jobs included skirting a trailer, repairing a roof, fixing the siding on a home, and constructing and delivering bunk beds to families in need.  It was during these work days that we saw the devastating poverty that these people lived in.  The lack of material goods and unstable financial states led the Lakota people to appreciate everything they had.  They were proud of their homes and proud of the culture that they were a part of.  Their unselfish nature exemplifies that true meaning of the word give.  It is through these people that I learned a great deal about being content when I wake up to see yet another beautiful morning.

    The unbelievable group!!—Kellianne O’Connor, Shanice Gilchrist, Mike Hodgen, Kristie Statuto, Cassondra Richards, Kate Ann Gonta, Megan Broderick, Diana Parlato, Ethan O’Sullivan, Lauren Keller, Carl Procario-Foley

    Jessalyn Marconi, ′14

    As the student leader of the Washington DC IIM trip, I had the privilege to lead nine other Iona students on an incredible journey with my moderator, Resident Hall Director, Jasmine Smalls. While on our five hour van ride to the heart of the nation’s capital, my team members and I prepared to work with an impoverished community.

    On the first night in DC James, a member of the National Coalition for the Homeless (a national advocacy organization working to end homelessness), asked our group why we thought people lived on the street. Answers ranged from because people are lazy or fell into the wrong crowd, but few responses were because life happens and sometimes all it takes is one catastrophic event to turn your life from prosperity into poverty. James taught us that those who are impoverished are dealing with daily struggles just like us and that sometimes a natural disaster, a loss of your job outside of your control, or medical bills can consume your life instantaneously.

    Our team learned more about helping the homeless than just working in a soup kitchen or a medical center. Serving others is a wonderful way to help those in need, but we must remember that poverty cannot be beat by treating those impoverished with unfair dignity. Serving others is a lot more than handing out a free meal, it is sharing a personal touch and connection that lasts longer than a day of service work.

    I'm going to be a senior and graduate in May 2014. This is my fourth mission trip with IIM. Through this program you cannot be a leader without having previously gone on a mission trip with Iona.

    Kimberleigh R. Costanzo, ′14

    I am going into my senior year at Iona and this is my second mission trip experience, but my first as a leader. In 2011, I traveled to Zambia as a team member and was honored to return as the leader this spring.

    My experience in Zambia was absolutely life changing. Our group of ten students and two moderators [Steve Hill, coordinator of IIM, and Christina DeCrescenzo, resident minister] worked with the Christian Brothers, and through them, got to experience the spirit of Edmund Rice at work. In their [the Christian Brothers'] schools and programs we taught students, we played with and cared for neighborhood children and we saw first-hand what poverty looks like in the developing world. As a team, we made connections to each other, to the country, to the culture, and to the people. We will never forget our experiences in Zambia or what it was like to put our faith in action and see the results of our work in the smiles on every child's face.

    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.

    For questions or more information please contact:
    Dawn M. Insanalli
    Media Relations Office
    Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, N.Y. 10801
    Office: (914) 637-2726
    Mobile: (914) 217-4061
    dinsanalli@iona.edu

     


     

     

  • Iona College Will Play Employee Softball Game Against Concordia College For Community Charity

    7/9/2013

    Iona College will participate in the third annual intercollegiate softball game to benefit the Eastchester Community Action Program (ECAP) Food Pantry on Thursday, July 11 at 5:30 pm.

    New Rochelle, NY (July 9, 2013) Iona College will participate in the third annual intercollegiate softball game to benefit the Eastchester Community Action Program (ECAP) Food Pantry on Thursday, July 11 at 5:30 pm. Hosted by Concordia College in Bronxville, NY, the game will be held on the Clippers Softball Field on Concordia's campus at 171 White Plains Road. The faculty and staff at Concordia will take on the faculty and staff of Iona College for a game of fun, charity and sportsmanship.

    Employees of Iona and Concordia are eligible to play. A $20 per player donation is required for registration. All donations will be given to the ECAP Food Pantry to support families in need. For those who would like to cheer on their friends and colleagues, a $5.00 cash contribution or canned food is welcome. This event is open to the community.

    For more information on the Eastchester CAP Food Pantry, please contact Lori Gerald, area director at 914-337-7768.

    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.

    For questions or more information please contact:
    Dawn M. Insanalli
    Media Relations Office
    Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, N.Y. 10801
    Office: (914) 637-2726
    Mobile: (914) 217-4061
    dinsanalli@iona.edu
     

  • Iona College Names Anne Marie Schettini-Lynch, CPA, CTP New Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration

    7/8/2013

    Anne Marie Schettini-Lynch has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, effective August 12, 2013.

    New Rochelle, NY (July 8, 2013) Anne Marie Schettini-Lynch has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, effective August 12, 2013.

    Named to the post after a national search, Schettini-Lynch has had an outstanding career in the finance field, both in higher education and public accounting. She has served as the Assistant Vice President and Associate Treasurer at St. John’s University since 1996.  Overseeing the University’s treasury functions, Schettini-Lynch managed an investment portfolio of over $400 million and annual operating cash flows of $500 million. During her time with St. John’s, she played a significant role in many strategic initiatives, including establishment of the University’s Manhattan and Oakdale Campuses, expansion of its global footprint in Rome and Paris, and restructuring its debt portfolio. She established the Office of Auxiliary Enterprises, significantly increasing auxiliary revenue, and worked directly with students on the student managed investment funds and the microloan program, GLOBE.

    Prior to St. John’s, Schettini-Lynch spent six years in public accounting, where she served higher education and other not-for-profit clients.  She finished her tenure in accounting as a manager for Deloitte & Touche, LLP.  She has an undergraduate degree in accounting from Queens College and an MBA in finance from St. John’s. She is both a licensed CPA and CTP and a member of the AICPA and the AFP.

    Schettini-Lynch currently serves on the EACUBO Professional Development Program Committee for Metro New York and previously served on the Treasury Institute for Higher Education Program Committee.

    She and her husband, Danny, live in New Hyde Park, N.Y., with their two daughters.

    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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    Dawn M. Insanalli
    Media Relations Office
    Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, N.Y. 10801
    Office: (914) 637-2726
    Mobile: (914) 217-4061
    dinsanalli@iona.edu

  • Iona Breaks Top 100 in National ROI Ranking

    5/17/2013

    Iona College moved from #166 to #90 in the recently released Payscale 2013 national rankings of colleges and universities based on return on investment.

    New Rochelle, NY (May, 17, 2013) Iona College moved from #166 to #90 in the recently released Payscale 2013 national rankings of colleges and universities based on return on investment.  The ranking is one affirmation of the College's value proposition. Affordability, quality of education and success of graduates are reflected in this comparison. See the rankings here.http://www.payscale.com/college-education-value-2013.

     

    For questions or more information please contact:
    Dawn M. Insanalli
    Media Relations Office
    Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, N.Y. 10801
    Office: (914) 637-2726
    Mobile: (914) 217-4061
    dinsanalli@iona.edu
     

  • Iona College Approves Increased Student Aid and Lowest Combined Tuition/Room and Board Increase in 10 Years Resulting in a Net Reduction in Cost of Attendance for 2013 Entering Freshman

    1/28/2013

    The Iona College Budget Committee, comprised of representatives from the students, faculty, and staff, has been working toward a balanced budget that focuses on improving affordability and retention.

    New Rochelle, NY (January 28, 2013) The Iona College Budget Committee, comprised of representatives from the students, faculty, and staff, has been working toward a balanced budget that focuses on improving affordability and retention. Putting the needs of Iona students first, the committee has recommended the lowest combined tuition/room and board increase in 10 years coupled with a significantly increased allocation for student financial aid/scholarships. The first of three budgets being prepared makes proposals for allocating resources in the event that we are able to meet budget projections.  The second of these budgets reflects spending suggestions in the event that we exceed enrollment projections by 5 percent. The College Council ratified the budget recommendations on Wednesday, January 23, 2013.

    As reflected in the December and January minutes of the Budget Committee, recommendations for the unanimously approved 2013-2014 budgets include an additional $2.4 million to increase the student aid budget to a total of more than $41 million, along with a combined 3.7 percent increase in tuition and room and board. The increase in aid is the first step in a planned strategy to address the affordability needs of our current and prospective students. Based on the efforts of the Budget Committee, the incoming class this fall will be paying lower net tuition than this year’s level. 

    The next action for the Budget Committee will be to develop and recommend a minus 5 percent budget option.  This low-projection budget will ensure the College comports with best practices by having contingency plans developed with the benefit and transparency of the shared governance system.

    At the last meeting of the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees, the Budget Committee’s financial aid and tuition change recommendations were accepted and approved. The Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees also applauded the strategic decision to set a tuition level that would work to improve affordability for current and future Iona students.

    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.

    For questions or more information please contact:
    Dawn M. Insanalli
    Media Relations Office
    Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, N.Y. 10801
    Office: (914) 637-2726
    Mobile: (914) 217-4061
    dinsanalli@iona.edu