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Encyclopedia > Iona College (New York)

Iona College

Motto Certa bonum certamen
(Fight the good fight)
Established 1940
Type Private College
Religious affiliation Catholic.
President James A. Liguori
Undergraduates 3,100
Postgraduates 891
Location New Rochelle, New York, NY, United States
Campus Suburban, 35 acres (0.14 km²)
Nickname Gaels
Website http://www.iona.edu/
The main entrance to Iona College

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Founded in 1940 by the Congregation of Christian Brothers, Iona College is a private, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of American Catholic higher education. Iona, currently listed in the US News and World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges 2006" and The Princeton Review's Best Northeastern Colleges 2006 edition, offers 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 post-graduate certificate programs. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


There are 3,000 undergraduates, and total enrollment is 4,800. Iona College at Blue Hill is a branch campus in Rockland County, New York launched in 2003. The Tappan Zee Bridge, in a view looking toward Rockland. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The school is located at 715 North Avenue.


Quick facts

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Baccalaureate and Master degrees are offered in both the School of Arts and Sciences and the Hagan School of Business. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


The Iona Gaels are part of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and participate in twenty-three (23) NCAA Division I programs. In most sports, their fiercest rivals include Manhattan College, Fordham University, University of Miami and Fairfield University. The Iona Men's Basketball team made it to the 2006 NCAA Basketball Tournament, only to be ousted by the LSU Tigers in the first round. Since then, the Gaels went on a 22-game losing streak (dating back to last year's NCAA tournament loss) including an exhibition lost to Division III Rhode Island College. This streak ended on February 3rd with a win over Rider University 69-57. Not only did this break their streak, but Iona also became the last Division I team to win a game in 2007. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC, pronounced mack) is a college athletic conference which operates in the northeastern United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The main entrance to Manhattan College Manhattan College is a Roman Catholic liberal arts college in the Lasallian tradition in New York City. ... Fordham University is a private, coeducational research university[3] in the United States, with three campuses located in and around New York City. ... This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ... Fairfield University is a private, co-educational undergraduate and masters level university located in Fairfield, Connecticut, in the New England region of the United States. ... LSU (Louisiana State University) is a member of the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) and the Southeastern Conference. ... Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. ... Rhode Island College (commonly referred to as RIC) is a state-supported comprehensive college founded in 1854, located in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Rhode Island College is the oldest of the three public institutions of higher education that operate under the aegis of the Board of Governors for Higher Education. ... February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Rider University is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university located chiefly in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, in Mercer County. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ...


Iona College was listed in the Princeton Review's Best 143 Business Schools 2005 edition. The Hagan School of Business at Iona is innovative and rapidly climbing the rankings of the top business schools of the Northeast. A notable faculty member at the Hagan School of Business is former president of the American Chess Federation, George DeFeis. The Hagan School of Business offers undergraduate degrees in management, accounting, finance, business administration, information technology, marketing, international business, and general business.


Iona was recently named one of US News and World Report's top Northern Masters Colleges. Iona has recently passed Siena College and Manhattan College in terms of Admissions Ratings on the Princeton Review Web site, both of which are schools Iona has long been considered inferior to. U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... Siena College is a nationally recognized independent Catholic Liberal Arts College situated on US 9 in the suburban community of Loudonville, New York, two miles (3. ... The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit U.S. company that offers private instruction and tutoring for standardized achievement tests, in particular those offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in...


There are several academic lecture halls at Iona College which include Murphy Center, Doorley Hall, Cornelia Hall, Amend Hall, and Hagan Hall. On campus, the college has the newly constructed Robert LaPenta Student Union and the expansion of Hynes Athletic Center. It has been annouced that there will be a renovation and expansion of the Ryan Library, which will provide an expanded print collection and larger spaces for students to study and do research.


In the School of Arts & Sciences, many students choose to attain degrees in mass communications, journalism, education, and pyschology.Iona boasts excellent scholars and teachers among the faculty in liberal arts and sciences. Some distinguished faculty at Iona's history department include Br. James T. Carroll, Dr. Michael J. Hughes, Dr. Daniel R. Smith, Dr. Daniel E. Thiery, Dr. George Bournoutian and Dr. Eugene Sheehan.


Iona became the first metro-New York college with a completely wireless internet campus in September 2001.


Notable Alumni

  • Ralph Acampora, Director of Technical Analysis- Prudential Securities, who is regularly consulted for his opinion throughout the market by major national newspapers, and makes regular television appearances on the Today Show, Nightline, NBC Nightly News, CNBC and CNNFN.
  • John Bonacic, New York State Senator.
  • Catherine R. Kinney current president and co-chief operating officer of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).
  • Robert Greifeld current president and chief executive officer of The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (NASDAQ).
  • Erin Whalen 1999 Rhodes Scholar.
  • Richie Guerin, basketball star who played professionally in the NBA for 13 years with the New York Knickerbockers and the St. Louis / Atlanta Hawks. A six time NBA All-Star, he later coached the Hawks for 8 seasons.
  • Timothy C. Idoni, Westchester County Clerk, former mayor of New Rochelle, New York.
  • Dennis Leonard, baseball star, who then pitched professionally for the Kansas City Royals for 12 seasons. He lead the American League in wins in 1977, when he compiled a record of 20-12. He also registered 244 strikeouts that year.
  • Warren Isaac, basketball star in 1964 and 1965, who then played professionally in Europe
  • Richard Kiplagat, nationally ranked long distance runner, placed 2nd at 2005 NCAA Cross Country National Championships
  • Jeff Ruland, basketball star in 1980 who took the Gaels to the NCAA tournament. He then played professional basketball and returned to coach the team after his playing career ended.
  • John Sweeney (labor leader), current president of the AFL-CIO.
  • Tommy Dreamer, (Real Name: Thomas Laughlin) WWE professional wrestler and former ECW World Heavyweight Champion.
  • Don McLean (American Singer-songwriter), Most famous ballad was 'American Pie' which has lyrics in the song that make subtle references to his days while attending Iona. He attended at night, and received his Bachelors of Business Administration from Iona in 1968. [1]
  • Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., Group President, American Express.
  • Steve Burtt Sr. (Basketball star from 1980 to 1984), All time leading scorer in Iona College history with 2,534 points. He was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the 1984 NBA Draft. He played parts of 4 seasons in the NBA for the Warriors (84-85), Los Angeles Clippers (87-88), Phoenix Suns (91-92), and Washington Bullets (93-93). His son Steve Burtt, Jr. ('06) is the second all time leading scorer at Iona. The two became the all-time leading father-son scoring duo in NCAA history with a combined 4,568 points.
  • Randy Falco, current chairman and CEO of AOL LLC.
  • John Gilchrist, former child actor famous for playing 'Little Mikey' in the famous Life cereal commercials.
  • Vito Valentinetti, Major League Baseball Pitcher from 1954 to 1959 with the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox and Washington Senators.
  • Robert J. McGuire, Former New York City Police Commissioner.
  • William F. Costello, Former CEO / CFO of QVC.
  • Terence Winch, nationally published fiction writer, poet and songwriter, author of the famous song "When New York Was Irish" and founding member of the Irish American traditional bands Celtic Thunder and Narrowbacks. BA, 1967.
  • James "Jimmy" Fagan, All time wins leader amongst active basketball coaches in the Catholic Youth Organization. Representative of the lollipop kids.

Other facts: Iona has a notable bagpipe band that performs at various functions in and outside the college, including commencment and the homecoming game,and most recently the march of 10,000 pipers in NYC this year. (2006) John Bonacic (born June 14, 1942 in New York City) is the New York State Senator from the 42nd District (All or parts of Delaware, Sullivan, Orange, and Ulster Counties). ... The New York State Senate is one of two houses in the New York State Legislature and has members each elected to two-year terms. ... Catherine R. Kinney is the current President of the New York Stock Exchange. ... Robert Greifeld is the current CEO of NASDAQ. Robert Greifeld is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. ... Richard V. Guerin (born May 29, 1932 in New York City) is a former NBA player and pro basketball coach. ... Seal of Westchester County Westchester County Clerk is the oldest elected office in Westchester County, having been established in 1683. ... New Rochelle City Hall New Roc City New Rochelle (French: Nouvelle-Rochelle) is a city in the southeast portion of the U.S. state of New York in Westchester County, 16 miles (26 km) from Grand Central Terminal in New York City and 2 miles north of the border with... Dennis Patrick Leonard (Born May 8th, 1951 in Brooklyn, NY) One of the Kansas City Royals most dominating pitchers of the late 70s and early 80s, but a promising career cut short due to injuries. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... Jeffrey Alan Ruland (born December 16, 1958 in Bayshore, New York) is the current head coach of the Iona Gaels mens college basketball team. ... John Sweeney John Sweeney (born May 5, 1934 in The Bronx, New York) is the president of the AFL-CIO. An AFL-CIO vice president since 1980, he was elected president of the AFL-CIO at the federations biennial convention in October 1995 and was most recently re-elected... Thomas Laughlin (born February 14, 1971),[2] is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Tommy Dreamer. ... For other people with similar names see Don MacLean. ... Steven Dwayne Burtt (born November 5, 1962 in New York City) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Randy Falco is the present AOL CEO and board chairman. ... John Gilchrist may refer to: John Gilchrist (actor), former child actor in commercials John Gilchrist (author), author on Islamic studies John Gilchrist (basketball), former Maryland Terrapins point guard John Gilchrist (politician) (1792–1859), early Canadian politician Category: ...


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