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Student Outcomes

  1. Recognize the processes by which societies, culture, and institutions have changed over time (Comprehension)
  2.  Describe particular historical developments and explain their wider context (Oral Expression)
  3. Critically read, analyze, and synthesize primary and secondary sources (Historical Skills)
  4.  Use methods of narrative and analysis appropriately for communicating historical phenomena (Research/Writing)
  5. Identify the various contexts that shape the construction and use of historical sources and knowledge (Analysis)

The Institute for Thomas Paine Studies

Iona College is home to the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies.
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Alumni Spotlight

James and Anne Marie HynesJames P. Hynes ’69, '01H, an accomplished entrepreneur and business leader, earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Iona College. Hynes found success in the telecommunications industry for 40 years, having been a founder and leader of many major telecom companies, including Inteliquent, COLT, PLC in Europe, MetroRED Telecom in Mexico and South America, and KVH Telecom in Tokyo. He is chairman of the Iona College Board of Trustees, and in March 2017, he and his wife, Anne Marie, made the largest gift to the academy in the College’s history to found the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

Student Success

I have gained knowledge on a wide range of topics. Being a student at Iona has prepared me for the world and my future career.

Christine Samwaroo

History major