Accomplished Alumni: Jaridy Fabre '17 - Raising a Family and Pursuing a Dream

Alumni Success

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - This mother of two persevered through sleepless nights, exams, and externships to fulfill her passion for helping others. A native of Bronx, N.Y., Jaridy Fabre ‘17, returned to school just after giving birth to her second child, in order to pursue her dream of becoming a speech-language pathologist. Originally intending to get a master’s in psychology, she decided to switch career paths despite not having a background in speech. She went back to school, successfully earning a second bachelors in speech and applied to grad school. Determined and committed, she decided on Iona’s grad program for speech because of its emphasis on the latest available researched-based strategies and techniques. Jaridy recalls, “I knew the road ahead would not be easy, being a full-time graduate student and a mother. Nevertheless, I persevered and finally graduated!”

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Founded in 1940, Iona College is a master's-granting private, Catholic, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. Iona's 45-acre campus is just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of over 45,000 around the world, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona is highly accredited, offering 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. Iona’s LaPenta School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a prestigious recognition awarded to just five percent of business schools worldwide. The Princeton Review recognized Iona’s on-campus MBA program as a “Best Business School for 2020.” Iona College also recently launched a new, fully online MBA program for even greater flexibility.