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Celebrating 50 Years of Women at Iona College: Upcoming and Past Events

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Kick-Off Celebration Honors Women at Iona

President Carey and an alumna. Iona trailblazer alumna Anne Benefico-Phillippo `73 and President Seamus Carey, Ph.D.

Iona hosted a kick-off celebration of “50 Years of Women at Iona” on September 21. The day featured campus tours highlighting changes that have occurred over the years, and A Walk Down Memory Lane reception took place where alumni met Iona’s new president, Seamus Carey, Ph.D., and his wife, Noreen, along with current female students from diverse clubs and organizations. And special recognition was given to Iona’s trailblazer alumnae from the classes of 1973-1978.

Four women of Iona from different class years.

Full Calendar of Upcoming Events:
September 2019 – May 2020

9/3-10/3

"Women in the Abstract” by Steve Lyons

Tuesday, September 3 - Thursday, OCTOBER 3
Exhibition
Iona College Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery

9/11 - Opening Reception and Gallery Talk

Steve Lyons’ paintings of women are some of the most collected of his figurative work, highly prized for the expressionists rendering of the “energy” his female figures exudes. In 2016 Lyons was named number two in the world by the American Art Awards for abstract work for his painting “Women in the Universe.” Part of the Rollins’ private collection, it will be on display at his Iona College show. The show will also feature his unique sculptural painting technique with paintings such as “A View from the Stage,” “Family from the ‘Burbs” and others. Lyons’ work has fast become some of the most recognizable on the contemporary art scene, and has toured extensively in Europe and the U.S. In 2018, he was named one of the top 15 artists in the world by Art Tour International Magazine.

“Women in the Abstract” is his first U.S. university show.

Read more about "Women in the Abstract" and Steve Lyons.

10/3

ALUMNAE HAPPY HOUR

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3

Get together with old friends and/or meet new ones. Join us for “Happy Hour” hosted by fellow alumna Roseanne McSorley '88, '92MS at Katch Astoria Gastropub & Brewery.

10/19

MIMOSAS & MEMORIES

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19

Join us at Homecoming and stop by the “Mimosas & Memories” tent to share your favorite Iona memories. First 100 alumnae to participate receive a 50 Years of Women commemorative t-shirt.

11/14

HYNES DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Join Iona entrepreneur Tania Vargas ’90, co-founder of GOAT-MILK kidware, and learn how her marketing and business gravitas, coupled with her mom experience, helped create a robust collection of children’s basics made with love, honesty and passion for both the product and our planet.

2/1

50 Years of Women: A Salute to Women’s Athletics

Saturday, February 1

Athletic alumnae are invited to attend a special pre-game brunch reception to pay tribute to former athletes and coaches.

2/24

The Third Annual Women's Leadership Society Dinner

Monday, February 24

Featuring Maggie Timoney ’89, ’92MBA, CEO of Heineken USA. This event aims to connect successful female alumnae and friends with current Iona students for a dinner and an evening of professional development dialogue, life advice and sharing of experiences.

MARCH

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

The College will celebrate with a variety of events and activities throughout the month featuring alumnae, staff and faculty presenting on various topics germane to women.

3/10

Women's History Month & O'Donnell Lecture Speaker: Paola Mendoza (Women’s HerStory Month)

Tuesday, March 10

Paola Mendoza was the Artistic Director for the Women’s March on Washington, the largest one-day mass mobilization in the history of the world. For her day job, Paola is a critically acclaimed film director and author. Her films have continually tackled the effects of poverty and immigration on women and children in the United States. Her award-winning movies have premiered at the most prestigious film festivals around the world, including: Toronto, Berlin, South by South West, Pusan, Deauville, HotDocs and Tribeca.

4/2

HERITAGE WEEK CONCERT

THURSDAY, APRIL 2

Special concert performance by Grammy Award Winning Irish Fiddle player and Iona alumna, Eileen A. Ivers '87, '19H.

4/3

TRUSTEES SCHOLARSHIP AWARD GALA

FRIDAY, APRIL 3

Join us at Cipriani 42nd Street for this fabulous evening honoring Iona’s Women of Achievement. Featuring a performance by Eileen A. Ivers '87, '19H and the Bookends Band (Chris Brown ’78.)

4/4-4/5

RELAY FOR LIFE – CALLING ALL ALUMNAE

Saturday, April 4 – Sunday, April 5

For those who believe it’s time to take action against cancer, we invite you to organize teams and/or join existing teams as we unite to walk for the American Cancer Society.

MAY

CELEBRATING SISTERHOOD

We invite all sorority members to wear their letters for this special, fun-filled reunion. See old friends and get to meet some of the current sorority students.


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