71st Annual Commencement

Nearly 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students participated in Iona College's annual commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 16, in the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. See a photo gallery on this page for images of other commencement-related events – and check back in coming days for more coverage of the commencement ceremonies themselves. 

Keynote speakers for Iona's commencement ceremonies were New Yorker Executive Editor Dorothy H. Wickenden, the undergraduate speaker, and Edward V. Filardi ’65, patent attorney and partner in one of the largest law firms in the world, who spoke at the graduate ceremony. Both received honorary degrees, as did Patrick J. Martin, Ph.D., '62, a business executive and philanthropist. New York's senior U.S Senator Chuck Schumer also spoke at the morning ceremony (pictured). 

Also see: 

A video congratulating the Class of 2015

A PDF of the 2015 Commencement Program

Dorothy Wickenden's remarks (written)

A photo collection from The Journal News 

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