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Iona College Board of Legal Trustees Announces Formation of Presidential Inauguration Committee

13 Volunteers Representing Cross Section of Campus Community to Prepare Inauguration of Dr. Joseph Nyre.

PRLog - July 26, 2011 - BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Contact Information: Dawn Insanalli, Director of Public Relations
Iona College 715 North Avenue New Rochelle, NY 10801
Phone: 914.637.2726    Email: dinsanalli@iona.edu

                                               For Immediate Release


13 Volunteers Representing Cross Section of Campus Community to Prepare Inauguration of Dr. Joseph Nyre

NEW ROCHELLE, NY (July 2011) The Iona College Board of Legal Trustees recently announced the formation of the Presidential Inauguration Committee. The committee members represent a cross-section of the campus community including alumni, administration, faculty and students. The committee is responsible for planning the 2011 inauguration of the eighth president of Iona College, Dr. Joseph Nyre which will be held during two days of ceremonies on Thursday and Friday, October 27-28.

“It is a unique time in the history of Iona as the committee prepares for the academic convocation, which will culminate at the inauguration of Dr. Joseph Nyre, the college’s first lay President,” said Jim Hynes, Chairman of the Board of Legal Trustees, “Twelve volunteers have generously committed to serve in this capacity.”

Co-chairs of the committee are Ronald M. DeFeo of Westport, Connecticut, a notable Iona alumnus (Class of 1974), President and CEO of Terex Corporation and trustee and Sister Patricia McGinley, Special Executive Assistant to the President.

The other members of the committee are Dr. Paul M. Beaudin, Assistant Professor and Graduate Coordinator; Ms. Kathleen A. Hurlie, a trustee; Dr. John Manley, a professor of Finance, Business Economics and Legal Studies; Dr. Penelope Moore, Associate Professor and chair of Social Work; Dr. Tricia Mulligan, Associate Professor and chair of Political Science; Ms. Jessica Nealon, a student who is President of the Student Government Association; Brother Robert Novak, Professor and Chair of Physics; Ms. Marie Pace, Executive Assistant to the Dean of Arts and Science; Ms. Amy Parise, Director of Alumni Relations; Mrs. Monica L. Judge, President of the Alumni Association; and Mr. Michael Petre, a student and President of the Edmund Rice Society.

“The schedule of events will offer opportunities for the Iona community to unite for a common purpose,” added Mr. Hynes, “It’s a chance for us to reflect and celebrate the past and to envision a future of continued growth in the tradition of the Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education.”

   Founded in 1940 by the Congregation of Edmund Rice Christian Brothers, Iona
   College is a private, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of American
   Catholic higher education.  Iona - currently listed in the top tier of US News and World
   Report's annual "America's Best Colleges 2011"; The Princeton Review's Best
   Northeastern Colleges 2011 edition and Business Week's Top 25 Undergraduate
   Business Schools in the Northeast - 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.

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