Cathryn Lavery, Ph.D., To Be Honored By Law Enforcement Group

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. - Iona College criminal justice professor Cathryn Lavery, Ph.D., will be honored at the fifth annual Detective Barney Ferguson Emerald Legacy Fund Annual 10-13 and May Day fundraiser this spring. Lavery has the distinction of being the first woman and first educator to be honored by the organization.

Over his distinguished career NYPD Detective Barney Ferguson received dozens of awards from several Police, Irish and Civic organizations. One of the greatest honors of his life, was when Det. Barney Ferguson was elected to serve as the "Grand Marshall" for the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 1978. Former Legacy Fund honorees include: U.S. Representative Peter King, the late Detective Stephen McDonald and New York State Senator Martin Golden.

Dr. Lavery was recently featured on as part of our Engaged Faculty, Outstanding Students, and Accomplished Alumni series. Read more on Dr. Lavery and other stories.

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.