Important Contact Information

New Rochelle Police Department Non-Emergency Number: (914) 654-2300

Iona College Office of Campus Safety and Security (24 hours): (914) 633-2560 
Michele Nelson, director of off-campus housing: (914) 633-2243 or or,,
Det. Jason Buono, NRPD PACT Officer: (914) 654-2269 or
New Rochelle Bureau of Buildings: (914) 654-2035
Joseph Guglielmo, code enforcement officer
William Giraldi, housing inspector
Kevin McKenna, property code inspector


Meet the 2014-2015 Gael Community Ambassadors

The Gael Community Ambassadors (GCAs) serve as off-campus student leaders, community builders, and resources for resident and off-campus students.  They provide peer education to help off-campus students better understand what it means to be part of the greater New Rochelle community and role model what it means to be civically engaged and civically responsible.

Jordan Courage
Jordan Courage is a junior at Iona College from Newcastle, CA.  She is majoring in International Studies.  Jordan is also a member of the Women’s Softball Team and President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Jordan’s favorite place in New Rochelle is Glen Island, because it is a nice escape from the chaos of daily life. Whenever she feels overwhelmed by finals or life in general, Jordan packs a picnic and heads to Glen Island with friends.  She finds it peaceful by the water, and the openness of the park is refreshing.

Jordan chose to be a GCA because her experience with the ambassadors last year made the stressful and overwhelming task of searching for off-campus housing a lot simpler. She also wants students to be more involved in New Rochelle.  Jordan thinks it is incredibly important to form good relationships with neighbors and support our local community.

Megan Jakobson
Megan Jakobson is a senior at Iona College from Danbury, CT.  She is majoring in Mass Communications with a minor in Fine and Performing Arts.  Megan is also President of Delta Theta Beta Sorority.
Megan’s favorite place in New Rochelle is Rochelle Park, a historic residential district.  She loves walking through the neighborhood and admiring the beautiful old houses.  Megan’s favorite restaurant in New Rochelle is the Indian restaurant Coromandel .
Megan chose to be a GCA because she has lived off-campus already, and while living off-campus she has met many neighbors.  Some of these neighbors have expressed frustration with Iona students.  She would like to help improve communication between students and neighbors and build positive relationships .
Alex Juliano
Alex Juliano is a  junior at Iona College from New Haven, CT.  He is majoring in Marketing.  Alex is also a member of the Marketing Club and an executive board member of Iona’s new Colleges Against Cancer organization, which raised about $30,000 during its first Relay for Life in Spring 2014.
Alex’s favorite place to visit in New Rochelle is Hudson Park.  His favorite restaurant in New Rochelle Dubrovnik, a Croatian restaurant located on Main Street. 
Alex chose to be a GCA  to represent Iona in a positive way throughout New Rochelle and to create new relationships with people in the greater New Rochelle community.  He looks forward to being a link between New Rochelle and Iona.  This is Alex’s second year as an off-campus student.



On-Going Resources for the Community

· Sunday Liturgy – Every Sunday during the academic year, the Office of Mission and Ministry co-hosts a Catholic Mass in Holy Family Church at 6:00 pm.

· Hynes Athletics Center   Membership to Hynes Athletics Center is available for a fee. Contact (914) 637-7733 for more information.

· Speech, Language, & Hearing Clinic – This center offers audiology, speech, and language evaluations at a reduced rate and treatment at a flat fee per semester. Services are conducted by students under the close supervision of the Speech Communication Studies faculty in Iona’s state of the art clinic. Contact Maria Armiento-DeMaria at

· The Speaker’s Center Community members have the opportunity to utilize this relaxed environment to work on regional dialect, fear of public speaking, speech assignments, accent reduction, etc. Email or call (914) 633-2393.

· Athletic Events – To review the schedule of your favorite NCAA team and attend a game, please visit

· GAEL Aquatic Club – To learn more about a year-round competitive swim team for children ages six and up, contact Brian Hansbury, head coach of the Gael Aquatic Club: or (914) 633-2323.

· Iona Marriage and Family Therapy Center – This center offers sliding scale therapy services to members of the community by students in the Marriage and Family Therapy program under the supervision of licensed psychologists. Contact (914) 633-2074 or (914) 633-2418.

· Learning in Retirement at Iona College (LIRIC) - This program offers courses and social activities for people of retirement age. Contact Suzanne Page at or call (914) 633-2675.

· Institute for Thomas Paine Studies - Iona houses the Thomas Paine National Historical Association Collection in Ryan Library.  To view or visit the collection contact Natalka Sawchuk at or (914) 633-2220.

· Take a Class – Contact the Office of Admissions at (914) 231-IONA.

· Br. Kenneth Chapman Gallery – Visit Iona’s gallery.  It is open on Monday – Thursday from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Thursday from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, and Sunday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (during exhibitions).

· Arts Council- For a full list of Arts Council events, please visit


Fall 2014 Community Welcome Events

Iona hosts events that are free or discounted and open to the greater community. Iona invites you to partake in all that being part of a college community has to offer! Contact Michele Nelson, director of off-campus housing, with questions at (914) 633-2243.
· Art – “Sacred Silence: The Practice of Iconography.” September 7 through October 9 in the Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery. Free Admission.

· Opera – “Operatic Heart-Stoppers,” presented by the New Rochelle Opera. September 14 at 3:00 pm in the Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium. Admission $23 general and $20 senior citizens.

· Latino Music – Tropyband Orquesta. September 18 at 5:30 pm at Montgomery House. Free Admission.

· TheatreAt the Edge of Your Faith. September 18 at 7:00 pm and September 19 at 2:00 pm in Doorley Auditorium. Free Admission.

· ArtsFest – City-wide program celebrating New Rochelle artists.  Special hours in the Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery  on September 27 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Free Admission.

· Rap and Theater – “The Rap Guide to Evolution,” featuring Baba Brinkman. October 9 at 5:00 pm in the Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium. Admission $5.

· Art – “REsource! REcycle! REuse! REinvent.” October 19 through December 4 in the Brother Kenneth Chapman Gallery. Free Admission.

· Songwriting Master Class – “The Story Behind the Song.” October 23 at 9:00 pm in the Robert V. LaPenta Student Union End Zone. Free Admission.

· Classical Music – “All Beethoven Program,” presented by The Symphony of Westchester. November 8 at 8:00 pm in the Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium. Admission $50 general and $35 senior citizens.

· Choral Music – “Noye’s Fludde,” presented by the Sound Shore Chorale. November 8 and 9 at 3:00 pm in the Ferdinand E. Arrigoni Center. Admission $8 general and $5 senior citizens.

· Irish Music – “An Evening of Celtic Music,” featuring the Iona College Pipe Band. November 15 at 7:00 pm in the Christopher J. Murphy Auditorium. Admission $15.

· Vocal Master Class – with Broadway Veteran Louise Edeiken. November 20 at 4:00 pm in the Romita Auditorium.  Free Admission. Register via email to by November 6.

· Theatre The Importance of Being Earnest, presented by the Iona College Theatre Ensemble. November 20 at 7:00 pm, November 21 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm, and November 22 and 23 at 1:00 pm in the Doorley Auditorium. Admission $10 general and $5 senior citizens.

· Thanksgiving Basket Drive and Blessing - November 24 at 4:00 pm in the Mulcahy Gym.  To learn more about donating a Thanksgiving Basket (dinner supplies) for a local family, contact Stephen Hill, coordinator of Iona in Mission, at or (914) 637-2772.

Every effort has been made to provide accurate information. Programs are subject to change.  Review for additional opportunities.



Iona in Mission: Go New Ro 2014

For the fifth consecutive year, Iona College welcomed first-year students to campus for Iona in Mission: Go New Ro, part of the Iona in Mission service program.  Iona in Mission offers short-term domestic and international service immersion experiences for students through the office of Mission and Ministry.

This year twenty-one incoming students, two returning student leaders, and three professional staff members from the offices of Mission and Ministry, Student Development, and Off-Campus Housing participated in the Go New Ro service and leadership experience.

The theme of Go New Ro is “GPS: Growth, Purpose, and Service.”  Students learn about the two feet of social justice (direct service and advocacy) while becoming acclimated with their new city, New Rochelle, and Iona’s campus community.

During Go New Ro 2014 students learned about hunger and homelessness in New Rochelle and Westchester, and partnered in service with two local food programs: Trinity St. Paul’s Brown Bag Lunch Program (New Rochelle) and Project Family Soup Kitchen (Mt. Vernon).  Students also conducted a shoreline clean up of Huguenot and Beechmont Lakes in partnership with the New Rochelle Parks and Recreation Department.  Finally, students learned about working with elder adults and visited aging Christian Brothers at St. Joseph’s Care Facility.

An essential characteristic of the Edmund Rice story is the desire and ability to live in relationship with people made poor and marginalized,” said Stephen Hill, the Coordinator of Iona in Mission. “To begin this process, we engage our Go New Ro students in service projects within the local community to nudge them out of their comfort zones both physically and intellectually. Our hope is to help produce students who respond boldly to the world’s suffering and needs with presence and compassion, so that we all may liberated from exclusion and injustice. This is what Edmund Rice did in Ireland, what the Christian Brothers continue to do around the world, and what our students are called to do.”

Iona in Mission: Go New Ro 2014 students meet with President Nyre.

Direct service, however, is just one piece of this program.  Students also developed their leadership skills and discussed leadership styles with returning students leaders, Iona’s president, Dr. Joseph E. Nyre, and with City Councilman Jared Rice.

Iona in Mission: Go New Ro 2014 students meet with Councilman Jared Rice at City Hall.
Reflection is an essential element of Go New Ro.  Students were able to synthesize what they experienced at their service sites with what they learned about leadership and advocacy.  The students were able to incorporate the strong mission and tradition of New Rochelle and Iona to better understand their role as citizens of a greater world.  

At the conclusion of the two-day event students provided anonymous feedback about their experience: “I learned how devoted Iona is to helping others and making a change in the world.” “You can move the world one small step at a time. Each step shows you care and could influence others to care as well.”


Kids Day Out at Iona College

On Friday, January 10th, the Iona College women's basketball team took on Quinnipiac University at the Hynes Center.  Cheering on the Gaels were hundreds of school children from PS 9 in Yonkers, St. Anthony School in Yonkers, and PS 83 in the Bronx who were treated to a day of basketball by Iona College and the MAAC.  Kids Day Out is an initiative that is part of the MAAC women's basketball grant program to expose children to sports and support attendance at women's games.
Children from PS 9 in Yonkers, St. Anthony School in Yonkers, and PS 83 in the Bronx cheer on the Gaels during Kids Day Out.
It was a great day for the Gaels who ended up beating the Bobcats by a score of 71-56. The Iona women’s team had nothing but support throughout the game from the screaming and cheering young Gael fans who wanted to see them get the victory.
It was both an educational and enjoyable day for all the children who attended the game as representatives from the game's sponsor, Country Bank, educated the students on the importance of saving and learning how to manage money at a young age.

The Iona College Analytics Institute

Iona College has established an analytics institute within the Hagan School of Business and under the direction of Dean Vincent Calluzzo. 

“The Iona College Analytics Institute will provide area businesses and organizations with reliable, independent data verification and decision modeling,” Calluzzo said. “Opportunities for students to be trained in the important field of data analytics will be an integral part of the institute’s mission.” 

The first major program initiative of the new institute is the Center for Health Care Analytics.  Directed by Paul Savage, senior clinical lecturer in the business school, the Center for Health Care Analytics will have close linkages to the Health Care Management MBA concentration program that Savage also leads. Iona’s Center For Financial Market Studies will also be part of the analytics institute.

In the future, the Iona College Analytics Institute will branch out in such areas as data security analytics, risk management analytics, financial analytics, and e-business analytics. As the institute grows, associated faculty will be drawn from across the Iona campus and beyond in such fields as information systems, marketing, finance, economics, mathematics and computer science.

"It cannot be timelier to have the analytics institute at Iona,” said Sibdas Ghosh, dean of the College’s School of Arts and Science. “We are inundated with data and the implications are huge in every sector. This institute, given the rise of electronic media and enterprises, will help us to train and prepare our students, faculty and collaborators alike across the disciplines to tackle  ‘big data’ and become competitive, innovative and entrepreneurial to move the world.”

Data analytics encompasses a variety of underlying elements, including big-data gathering and cleaning, well-designed data storage and access processes, data exploration and visualization, and formal modeling. In addition to providing service to businesses, the institute’s goal is to help Iona College students excel through a combination of critical academic education and hands-on internship and experiential learning opportunities.

Interested parties from the business community are welcomed and should contact Dean Calluzzo at or 914-633-2256.

“The establishment of the analytics institute grows out of Iona College’s five-year strategic plan, Advancing Our Legacy And Defining Our Future,” said President Joseph E. Nyre. “It supports our goals for elevating academic distinction, interdisciplinary pursuits, the student experience and entrepreneurial endeavors.”