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Cardinal Dolan to Speak at Iona's 2014 Commencement


New Rochelle, NY (September 16, 2013) President Joseph E. Nyre announced today that the 2014 Iona College undergraduate commencement keynote speaker will be His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan. The ceremony will take place on May 17, 2014. The location and other details about commencement will be shared in coming months. 

In 2009, Pope Benedict XVI named Cardinal Dolan Archbishop of New York and, in 2013, appointed him to the College of Cardinals. In 2010, Cardinal Dolan was elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  He was Archbishop of Milwaukee from 2002 to 2009, preceded by service as an Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis from 2001 to 2002. See more about Cardinal Dolan at  

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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