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2020 Commencement Ceremony

The Class of 2020 made history as Iona’s 76th annual Commencement ceremony was held virtually on May 16.

Nearly 10,000 viewers tuned in to the virtual ceremony that streamed through the College’s custom Commencement website and broadcasted on television through Altice/Optimum throughout Westchester, Long Island, Rockland, New Jersey and Fairfield County, Conn.

To maintain the traditional pomp and circumstance of the Commencement celebration, the video included a performance by the Iona College Pipe band, the National Anthem sung by Oliva Berry ’22, the alma mater sung by Allyson Kuppelmeyer ’20, and an invocation from Fr. Gerard Mulvey.

Hannah McGowan ’20, president of the Student Government Association, delivered the welcoming remarks on behalf of the undergraduate class, and Jarlyne Batista Monzon ’20, community manager of the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation spoke on behalf of the graduate class.

Darrell P. Wheeler, Ph.D., MPH, ACSW, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, served as Master of Ceremonies as the College conferred undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as awards and other distinctions.

Maria Bartiromo, anchor and global markets editor, FOX Business Network – FOX News Channel, delivered the keynote address and was conferred an honorary degree for her achievements in journalism and reporting.