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1951

Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, presented Efren W. Gonzalez ’51 with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
Visit www.ltachievers.com for more information.

1956

A multimillion dollar gift from Edward F. Arrigoni ‘56, ‘91H and his wife, Mary Jane, allowed for an innovative upgrade of the Hynes Athletics Center.
Please find the press release detailing all the upgrades.

1957

Carl F. Rossini ’57 and his three sons visited campus in August 2019, 62 years since his graduation. Carl is still an avid follower of the Iona men’s basketball team and a staunch supporter of the College.

1958

Former NYPD commissioner under Mayor Koch, Robert J. McGuire, Esq., ’58, ’78H, was interviewed by the Queens Chronicle about New York then and now.
Read the interview with Koch here.

1959

Joseph M. Murphy ’59, ’83H and JoAnn Mazzella Murphy ’98H recently donated a portrait of Fr. Vincent Capodanno to the College. Fr. Capodanno made the ultimate sacrifice while performing his final act as a faithful servant of God offering medical and spiritual care to wounded Marines in Que Son Valley, Vietnam.

1960

May 5 was declared Victor A. Stanionis, Ph.D. ’60 and Lydia R. Stanionis ’88MSEd Day by New Rochelle mayor Noam Bramson in appreciation of their service and dedication to the city, Iona College and other organizations.

1967

Robert V. LaPenta ’67, ’00H visited campus to check out the progress on the LaPenta School of Business and signed the exposed steel beams, wishing prosperity for the future.

Brian M. Walsh, CFC, ’67 was named president of Damien Memorial School in Honolulu, Hawaii.

1968

Don McLean ’68, ’01H, “American Pie” writer and singer, was interviewed by MarketWatch about investments he made with his earnings, saying that his degree in finance from Iona College helped make his money last and grow.
Read more about McLean here.

1969

Kevin P. Cawley, CFC, Ph.D., ’69 was the 2019 recipient of the Hugh J. McCabe Memorial Award for Social Justice. His colleagues saluted his generous leadership of Iona College’s Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue, which has been recognized by the Environmental Consortium of Colleges and Universities.

James P. Hynes ’69, ’01H and Anne Marie Hynes visited campus and checked out the progress on the new Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and signed the exposed steel beams with wishes for success and new ventures. They later returned to campus to celebrate the ribbon cutting on the new Hynes Institute.

1971

Dr. Michael V. Pearson ’71 a professor at West Chester University in Pa., owns 200 computers. “Collecting is a labor of love,” Pearson said. He hopes to open a museum in fall 2020.

1972

Br. Robert E. Novak, Ph.D., ’72 (professor emeritus of Physics and member of Iona’s Advancement Department), participated in a meeting at the Italian Space Agency located in Frascatti, Italy. Br. Novak is part of the American team working on data analysis from Europe’s space probe, Trace Gas Orbiter.

1973

John K. Klauer ’73 served as the honor guard at United Hebrew’s centennial kickoff celebration.
Read more about Klauer here.

1974

Martin B. Daly ’74 continues his tenure as executive-in-residence at Iona College. He began in 2018-2019.

Rita C. Mabli ’74, ’76MBA, is president and CEO of United Hebrew of New Rochelle, which is celebrating 100 years of providing compassionate care. Read more about Mabli here.

1975

Michael J. Deegan ’75 has been named superintendent for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York.
Read more about Deegan here.

Representative Ken Calvert, R-California, paid tribute to longtime staff member Patricia D. Evans ’75, saying, “I know Tricia rightfully takes great pride in her efforts to secure passage of the 9/11 Memorial Act into law.”

Sean F. McLoughlin ’75 joined Cape Cod 5’s Trust and Asset Management team in the role of senior investment officer, based in Orleans, Mass.

Honorable Robert Polifroni ’75 is in his 14th year on the bench of the Superior Court of New Jersey, and he is honored to serve as the presiding judge of the Civil Division in Bergen County. He is completing his second year as chair of the New Jersey Civil Presiding Judge Conference and serves on the New Jersey Judicial Council.

1976

Thomas J. Powers Jr. ’76, ’82MBA was inducted into the New York Credit Union Association’s Hall of Fame, at a ceremony in Lake George, N.Y. Powers has been president/CEO of Hudson River Financial FCU since 2006, and has spent more than 40 years in the credit union industry.

After graduating from Iona College, Meri Lee K. Testa ’76 moved to Atlanta, Ga., where she married Lou Testa and adopted a baby boy. Meri Lee works as a traveling retail merchandiser for a high-end beauty care company.

1977

Sean J. Sullivan ’77, former principal at All Hallows High School in Bronx, N.Y., was interviewed in the May/June edition of Irishamerica.com.
Read Sullivan’s interview here.

1978

Paul J. Cappelli ’78, producer of olive oil in Puglia, Italy, was interviewed on CBS about a disease infecting olive trees in Italy.
Watch the interview here.

James D. Fama ’78 had one of his paintings titled “SHADOW” accepted into the New Haven Paint & Clay Club 118th Annual Juried Art Exhibition.

1980

Carmela Batacchi ’80 has moved from Italy to the Bronx to Hong Kong and back to Italy. Her career trajectory has taken her from senior vice president of Global Operations for American retail giant Target to owner and operator of the wine shop, Vino al Vino.
Read more about Batachi here.

Alfred F. Kelly Jr. ’80, ’81MBA, ’19H, CEO of VISA, was recently interviewed by The Business Times Singapore on the role of credit cards in speeding up e-commerce and how VISA is working to make e-commerce more secure. Read the interview with Kelly here.

1982

Lianne T. Hales-Dugan ’82, ’13MBA was recently named Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s new vice president of Development & Marketing. Read more about Hales-Dugan here.

Donald R. Marvin ’82MBA, president and CEO of Concentric Ag Corporation, will transition within the next few months to become the executive chairman of its Board of Directors.
Read more about Marvin here.

1983

Gerard H. Walsh ’83, has led St. John’s Episcopal Hospital as CEO since July 2015. Crain’s New York Business recently interviewed Walsh.
Read the interview with Walsh here.

1984

As a live event producer of BTN (Big Ten Network) sports telecasts, Anthony M. DeSanti ’84 coordinates everything a viewer sees during a college football game.
Read more about DeSanti here.

William T. Mayer ’84, owner and operator of Maestro’s Caterers and the Eastwood Manor, was honored in the House of Representatives by Hon. Eliot L. Engel in April 2019 at the J.A.D.E. 35th Annual Scholarship Dinner. Rep. Engel stated that Mayer was “a pillar of the community and friend.” Read Rep. Engel’s remarks here.

Karen D. Seitz ’84 presented “Setting Your Course: Career Perspectives from a Company Founder” at the Iona College Dr. Charles O’Donnell Lecture Series in March 2019.

1985

James M. Miller ’85MBA was recently named president at Townebank Mortgage, previously holding the position of COO.

Norman W. Scott ’85, who played soccer for the Gaels, was inducted into the Iona College Goal Club Hall of Fame.
Read more about Scott here.

1986

James P. Keane, Ph.D., ’86 was appointed director of Educational Services for the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers, North America Province.
Read more about Keane here.

Joseph J. Kelly ’86 announced that he is running for selectman in Greenwich, Conn. Kelly serves as CEO of Uranium Markets and as coach of Greenwich High School’s Rugby team.
Read more about Kelly here.

1987

Mark G. Downey, CPA, ’87 has been appointed as executive vice president, CFO and treasurer at Bridgeline Digital, Inc., in Burlington, Mass.
Read more about Downey here.

Arthur M. Langer, Ed.D., ’87MBA is the chairman and founder of Workforce Opportunity Services. He is also a professor at Columbia University.
Read Langer’s interview here.

1988

Thomas P. Davis ’88 is chief growth officer at Forbes. His latest project is launching Forbes8—a streaming video-on-demand network for global entrepreneurs.  

Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Esq., ’88, chairman and managing director of Gibbons P.C., has been named by the Donegal County (Ireland) Council as one of the 2019 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awardees. The award is presented to people of Irish descent in recognition of achievements in their chosen fields and their interest in and support for Ireland and its diaspora.

Joseph A. Porricelli ’88 has been appointed to vice president and branch manager at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Ridgefield, Conn. Read more about Porricelli here.

1989

Tony Apuzzi ’89 was recently named a positive community role model in the field of education by the NY Islanders and a difference maker in the field of education by News 12 Westchester.
Read more about Apuzzi here.

Margaret C. Timoney ’89, ’92MBA, Heineken USA CEO, was one of the keynote speakers at the Network of Executive Women’s 14th Annual NEW Executive Forum 2019 in August in Florida. She was also the recipient of the 2019 All Ireland Marketing Champion Award.
Read more about Timoney here.

1990

Lieutenant David P. Nemecek ’90 kick-started the 45th annual Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade sponsored by the Greenwich Hibernian Association on Sunday, March 24, 2019, by blowing the ceremonial whistle in honor of his mother, who passed away in 2017. Nemecek is an attorney and a member of the Connecticut bar, as well as a member of the Greenwich Police Emerald Society.
Read more about Nemecek here.

1991

Tricia Riccio ’91 was named one of 2019’s Rising Leaders by Women in Cable Telecommunications. She is the senior manager of International & Emerging solutions in the Technology department of A+E Networks.
Read more about Riccio here.

1992

Thomas H. Harty ’92MBA was recognized as an outstanding alumnus by Castleton University’s Alumni Association.

Raymond F. Kerins Jr. ’92, ’94MS has been elected chairman of U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center. He has also been elected to the Congressional Award Foundation Board of Directors. Kerins is senior vice president and head of Communications, Government Relations and Policy for Bayer U.S.
Read more about Kerins here.

William Mpasiakos ’92MSEd, a scholastic coach and social studies teacher at Monroe-Woodbury High School, is a repeat winner of the Varsity 845 girls’ soccer coach of the year.
Read more about Mpasiakos here.

Brian D. Stack ’92 has been appointed as CFO with The FD Centre in Ireland.

Enzo A. Villani ’92, cofounder of Nasdaq Global Corporate Solutions Group, was appointed to the Board of THC Therapeutics.
Read more about Villani here.

Dori Ann Youngberg ’92, assistant vice president and marketing manager of Savings Bank of Danbury, graduated from the two-year Connecticut Bankers Association Connecticut School of Finance and Management program.
Read more about Youngberg here.

1993

Marie T. Brown ’93 is seeking her fourth three-year term on the Eastport-South Manor Central School District Board of Education. She is an officer of the Eastport-South Manor Parent Teacher Student Organization for the junior and senior high school, and sports manager for the Eastport-South Manor Athletic Booster Club.
Read about Brown’s key issues here.

Dennis Gunn, CFC, Ph.D., ’93, presented a paper titled “’Tomorrow’s Children’: The Curriculum of Eugenics in American Public High Schools in the Early Twentieth Century” at the Society for the Study of Curriculum History’s annual meeting held in conjunction with the American Educational Research Association in Toronto in April.

Kyle J. Flood ’93 has been hired by the University of Alabama football program as the new offensive line coach.
Read more about Flood here.

Gregg J. Scott ’93MBA has been promoted to group vice president by M&T Bank. He has been with M&T Bank for 22 years.
Read more about Scott here.

Karin C. Leary ’93 retired after two decades of coaching the East Rockaway girls’ varsity basketball team.
Read more about Leary here.

1994

Michael E. Bulgia ’94 has joined Community Bank N.A. as branch manager in Boiceville, N.Y. Bulgia has nearly three decades of experience in the financial industry.
Read more about Bulgia here.

Robert J. Rousseau ’94 has been named the New Canaan Elementary School Special Education Administrator for grades Pre-K to 4. Rousseau has been a psychologist for more than 20 years.

Kimberly A. Santerre ’94 has been named the new director at St. Lawrence O’Toole Early Childhood Learning Center.
Read more about Santerre here.

1996

Patrick G. Lyons ’96, ’00MST, ’04MBA has been promoted from athletics director to executive vice president and chief of staff at Seton Hall.
Read more about Lyons here.

1997

Antonino F. Badalamenti ’97MSEd has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis (Who’s Who) Lifetime Achievement Award.

1999

Captain Donald B. Anderson ’99MS has been named chief of police of Darien, Conn.
Read more about Anderson here.

Brian C. Ahern ’99 serves as the Port Authority Pipes and Drums band’s pipe major.
Read more about Ahern here.

Stephen P. Butler, Ph.D., ’99 was interviewed by The Irish Echo about his new book “Irish Writers in the Irish American Press 1882–1964.”
Read more about Butler here.

Kelly A. Denny ’99 was named Top 10 Teacher of the Year finalist for Wake County Public Schools in Raleigh, North Carolina. Denny is a special education teacher who works with students with a range of disabilities.

Dr. Father Abraham Mani ’99MS is the new vice chancellor at Christ (Deemed to be University) in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Father Abraham has served as the University’s pro vice chancellor for the last ten years. Read more about Mani here.

Erin Whalen McGee ’99, Iona’s first Rhodes Scholar, visited campus in April to share her success post-Iona.

2000

Kelly M. Benson ’00 has been named the new principal at Deer Park’s John F. Kennedy Intermediate School.
Read more about Benson here.

Vincent Parise ’00 is a college basketball sportscaster at SNY and Fox Sports, as well as the deputy director of Communications for the City of Yonkers.
Read more about Parise here.

David C. Weber ’00, alumnus of the Iona swimming & diving team, is currently serving as a mountaineering ranger & medical program coordinator for Denali National Park in Alaska. He is also a flight paramedic for Intermountain Life Flight.
Read more about Weber here.

Matthew G. Westfield ’00 serves as the Port Authority Pipes and Drums Band’s manager.
Read more about Westfield here.

2001

Lt. Brian T. Clancy ’01 has been named police chief of New Milford, N.J. Clancy started on the force in 2001 after a year in the New York Police Department.
Read more about Clancy here.

Jennifer A. Libretta-Lanser ’01MBA was honored by United Hebrew of New Rochelle at the organization’s Eighth Annual Community Service Awards ceremony for her advocacy and commitment to developing services and programs that enrich the lives of seniors on United Hebrew’s campus and beyond.
Read more about Libretta-Lanser here.

2002

Nicholas Triscari ’04, owner of the Wooden Spoon, New Rochelle, N.Y., was awarded The People’s Choice of Best of Westchester Burger with its Bacon Donut Cheeseburger.

John P. Witkowski ’02MBA was appointed president of Royal DSM Biomedical in the Netherlands.
Read more about Witkowski here.

David Zapsky ’02, ’13MBA, a senior associate with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, recently spoke to students at Moshannon Valley Junior-Senior High School as part of the Alumni Speaker series.
Read more about Zapsky here.

2003

Renee M. Gaudette ’03, executive director of the Watertown Boys & Girls Club, was interviewed by the Boston Globe on giving back to a club that gave her so much.
Read more about Gaudette here.

Maceo T. Wofford ’03, former Iona Gael and Jamestown Jackal, and current coach of the Dribble Kings AAU team, celebrated with his team when they won the national championship at the Shoot the Rock Tournament in Erie, Pa.
Read more about Wofford here.

2004

Kristin M. Allain ’04 gave a talk at Iona titled “What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do? Try a Bit of Everything” about her career path from chemistry to working at the FBI’s New York office. 

Brigid Murray Arpa ’04 served as an aide to the Grand Marshal of the Yonkers Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in March 2019. Arpa currently serves as vice president of Division 19 Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc. (LAOH).

Nicholas G. Barnett ’04 is now working at the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia. Read more about Barnett here.

2005

Tyler Merkeley ’05 returned to Iona to speak on “Driving Health Innovation through Novel Public Private Partnerships” as part of Iona’s Scholars Month Lectures in April.

2006

Emmily J. Chelanga ’06, former Iona cross country runner, was inducted into the Goal Club Hall of Fame at the 38th Annual Goal Club Hall of Fame Outing and Dinner in June 2019.
Read more about Chelanga here.

Pat R. Quinn ’06 was presented with the inaugural Pat Quinn ’06 Award for Courage, named in his honor, at the 38th Annual Goal Club Hall of Fame Outing and Dinner in June 2019.
Read more about Quinn here.

2007

Timothy P. Bayley ’07MA, former track and field team member, was inducted into the Goal Club Hall of Fame at the 38th Annual Goal Club Hall of Fame Outing and Dinner in June 2019.
Read more about Bayley here.

Former Iona College standout and assistant coach Christopher M. Vidale ’07 joined the National Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Water Polo Committee.
Read more about Vidale here.

2008

Ryan Paulsen ’08 and Rebecca Allgire were married on April 7, 2018, at Kiener Plaza, with reception following at the City Museum, both in downtown St. Louis.
Read more about Paulsen and Allgire here.

Gabrielle Simpson Gambrell ’08, ’10MA is one of 28 trailblazing women who are shaping the future of the communications industry. She is on PRWeek’s 2019 Women to Watch list.
Read more about Gambrell here.

William F. Pientka, MD, ’08 and Amanda C. Pientka, MD, ’08, who began dating after going on an Iona Mission trip to Ghana, both went on to medical school and are dedicating their lives to helping others.
Read more about the Pientkas here.

2009

Gregory S. Brown, Ph.D., ’09MSEd, has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Leader in Digital Education Award by the School Administrators Association of New York State.
Read more about Brown here.

2010

Marissa N. Flagg ’10, ’14MA, a former point guard for Iona College, was named head coach of St. Anthony’s freshman girls’ basketball team in Melville, N.Y.
Read more about Flagg here.

Joyce C. Ramirez-Bebawee ’10, ’12MBA has become a public relations account executive with Tipping Point Communications.
Read more about Ramirez-Bebawee here.

Kristina M. Vitullo ’10, ’11MBA, along with a good friend, joined forces to create JAKA JAMU, a beverage brand that is made locally, female-founded and distributed to 70+ stores in New York.
Read the JAKA JAMU story on their website.

2011

Charlotte D. Wray ’11MA was named an Honorable Mention in the 2019 National Collegiate Honors Council Award for Administrative Excellence.

2012

Scott Machado ’12 has recently signed a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers to play in the NBA.
Read more about Machado here.

The father of Michael A. Urban ’12, ’14MBA, deceased, is turning the tragedy of losing his son into a mission by spreading awareness of the dangers of drugs.
Read more about Urban here.

Vincent J. Zucchetto ’12MA, social worker at Cabrini of Westchester was recently presented with the Dr. Mary Ann Quaranta Early Career Elder Adult Advocate Award at the Reframing Palliative Care: Education, Research, and Advocacy Conference held at Calvary Hospital, Bronx, N.Y. The award is named in honor of Dr. Mary Ann Quaranta, a passionate advocate for education and leadership throughout her entire life.
Read more about Zucchetto here.

Maureen McNulty ’12, a teacher and coordinator of Performing Arts at Immaculate Heart Academy, is a veteran performer empowering young women to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Read more about McNulty here.

2013

Rebecca Comizio ’13MA of New Canaan Country School, has been named Connecticut School Psychologist of the Year by the Connecticut Association of School Psychologists. She is co-author of the book, “70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self Regulation, Learning & Behavior.”
Read more about Comizio here.

Stephen DeRosa ’13, former rugby player at Iona, plays now with the New London County Rugby Football Club.
Read more about DeRosa here.

Monique Pelletier ’13 and Michael Ritz ’13 exchanged wedding vows on January 26, 2019 at the Waterview in Monroe, Conn. Among the many Iona alumni present at the wedding were the groom’s parents, Ronnie J. Ritz, Esq., ’82 and Michelle A. Ritz ’82; sister, Jennifer Ritz ’08; aunt, Linda M. Bruno ’76, ’79MSEd; and friend, Erika J. Enlund ’13.

Amanda R. Saccomanno ’13, WWE superstar Mandy Rose, was interviewed by Muscle & Fitness/Hers, where she shared some training tips and was featured on the cover of the magazine.
Read more about Saccomanno here.

Simone Piliero ’13 is a fashion influencer on social media who works as superstar designer Diane von Furstenberg’s assistant.
Read more about Piliero here.

Gabrielle Witt ’13 brings her passion for educating young minds into her fifth-grade classroom at Grace Academy in Hartford, Conn. She recently taught English abroad in Thailand.
Read more about Witt here.

2014

Mona Jasmine R. Ahonen ’14 graduated from Iona with an ACS certified degree in chemistry and started working as a senior chemist at Novoclem, a preclinical-stage pharmaceutical company, after doing research at Princeton and attending University of North Carolina for graduate studies.

Ekaterini Koufalis ’14 has become a sought-after photographer and a philanthropist who started a foundation to raise funds and awareness for the rare disease sarcoma.
Read more about Koufalis here.

Moira C. Mencher ’14, ’17MBA has joined the Greater Hudson Valley Health System as physician liaison.
Read more about Mencher here.

2015

Charlotte Ference ’15, Honors Program alumna, spoke at Iona in April on how to apply research skills to service, graduate school and professional development.

Nuria McGrath ’15 was named a 2019 Westchester Wunderkind. McGrath, who is director of Admissions and Case Management at Dumont Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, rose quickly to a senior position at one of Westchester’s top-rated nursing facilities.
Read more about McGrath here.

Michelle Muzzio ’15, now a Ph.D. candidate at Brown University, is researching a more sustainable process for making libraries of chemicals. She has received a Brown Presidential Fellowship, as well as a highly selective NSF graduate research fellowship.
Read more about Muzzio here.

Catrina A. Warren ’15, the girls’ basketball coach atCicero Prep Academy in Scottsdale, Arizona, is not giving up and continues to inspire the team. Learn more about Warren here.

2016

Sean Campbell ’16 shared his career path with students in April as part of the Iona Scholars Month Lectures with his talk “Let Me Google That for You: How Iona Prepared Me for a Job at One of the World’s Most Valuable Companies.”

Tong Chen ’16MBA donated an oil painting she created to the Pfizer Pearl River silent auction that supports local charities. A senior scientist in the Pfizer Pearl River-based Vaccine Research and Development Clinical Testing group, she painted the scene of the “Chinese Venice,” complete with distinct landscape, red lanterns, a tea house and bridge, last year, when she resumed painting after a break of over 30 years.
Read more about Chen here.

Ashley Hubaykah ’16 and Ceire A. Kealty ’18, along with Sr. Kathleen Deignan, Ph.D., professor of Religious Studies and director of the Iona Spirituality Institute, presented a workshop titled “Practicing Peace: The Beatitudes of Thomas Merton” at theInternational Thomas Merton Society Conference in June 2019.

Jamal Jackson ’16 is a third-year law student with a passion for environmental advocacy and justice. A criminal justice major and environmental science minor, Jamal was a Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) scholar who studied the dichotomy of organized/disorganized crime as a research assistant for Dr. Cathryn Lavery.
Learn more about Jackson here.

Roger Rojas ’16 is an entrepreneur and social activist who founded R.insightsMedia, a media agency, which focuses on content creation and social media. In addition, Roger and his friend, Frankie Dag ’14, co-founded Style Society Barbershop located on North Avenue.
Read more about Rojas here.

2017

Jaridy Fabre ’17MA is working as a bilingual Speech Language Pathologist for a school in the Bronx, N.Y.
Read more about Fabre here.

Martino Puccio ’17 and Michael A. Damergis ’89 captured one of the most significant moments in baseball history when Mariano Rivera P’15 was unanimously elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Read more about Puccio and Damergis here.

Christine L. Soifer ’17MBAwas named a 2019 Westchester Wunderkind. She is director of Business Development at Westchester Ambulette & County Wide Transportation.
Read more about Soifer here.

James Welsh ’17 and Dr. Benjamin Gaines co-authored a paper based on James’ undergraduate research, titled “Examining a Non-Standard Turn Order in Impartial Games.” The article examined a modification to the usual way games are played, and was published in the Minnesota Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics, vol. 4.

2018

Killian Colombie ’19, Iona College soccer alumnus, signed with the Swope Park Rangers. The Rangers are affiliated with Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer.
Read more about Colombie here.

Joshua Gitter ’18 is working full-time as a business analyst for IBM, which began as an internship and lasted for over two years while he was earning his undergraduate degree.
Read more about Gitter here.

Ceire A. Kealty ’18 and Ashley Hubaykah ’16 along with Sr. Kathleen Deignan, Ph.D., professor of Religious Studies and director of the Iona Spirituality Institute, and an internationally recognized Merton scholar, presented a workshop titled “Practicing Peace: The Beatitudes of Thomas Merton” at theInternational Thomas Merton Society Conference (ITMS) in Santa Clara, Calif., in June 2019. The ITMS promotes the writings and works of Thomas Merton, an influential religious leader.

Jesse Koch ’18, a post-grad volunteer through the Franciscan Volunteer Ministry, is living in Silver Spring, Md., where he works on various ministries through Saint Camillus Parish.
Read more about Koch here.

2019

Rickey McGill ’19 was named to the All-MET First Team (basketball).

Aaron Rountree III, ’19MBA played in The Basketball Tournament, a summer event featuring former collegiate and professional players. This was his third appearance.
Read more about Roundtree here.

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