Iona students shine in so many ways, and this past February, 44 exceptional students received national recognition for their academic achievements, leadership and commitment to service.
These stellar students were inducted into Delta Epsilon Sigma, the national scholastic honor society for Catholic colleges and universities.
The induction ceremony was held at the Arrigoni Center with Darcy M. Katris, Esq., ’82, delivering the keynote address. Katris, who has been listed as one of New York’s “Super Lawyers” for nine consecutive years and serves on the Iona College Alumni Association Board of Directors, emphasized that students should “find a mentor and then become a mentor; become involved in a professional organization outside of the workplace; and build relationships and stay connected.”
Lucia Antoine ’20 and Jakub Korek ’20 were co-presidents of the Delta Epsilon Chapter at Iona. Korek, of Warsaw, Poland, graduated with a double major in information systems and finance this May. After a successful internship at Deloitte, he was excited to start his employment with the Manhattan-based audit, consulting, advisory and tax services company in July. “It’s really an exhilarating feeling, the way this positions us to give back to our community now and in the future.”
Antoine, an international studies major and speech communication minor, was debating whether to pursue her MBA at the LaPenta School of Business at Iona College or go to law school. Either way, Iona has prepared her well to take the next steps in life. “At a bigger school, you’re just a number. Here you’re a name. This is such a defining moment, where I can look back and say, ‘Yeah, I really did fight the good fight.”
As part of the ceremony, Sunghee Lee, Ph.D., Board of Trustees endowed professor of chemistry, was also inducted into the Chapter, receiving recognition as Faculty Speaker of the Year.
Congratulations to the 2020 Delta Epsilon Sigma inductees: