taking advantage of every opportunity I've had to make a difference in a person's life. There is so much to do on campus and I encourage everyone to get involved. But Iona does so much, yes for the campus, but for the community and the world as well. Through the Office of Mission and Ministry we offer so many service projects and opportunities to help others. I'm not saying we move mountains, but even the littlest things, like bringing a blanket to the homeless during the cold seasons, or reading to children in the hospital, or playing games with the elderly in the nursing home, everything we do makes a difference.
I have two! My number one favorite place on campus is Doorley Auditorium, the auditorium on the second floor of Doorley Hall where the Iona Players perform 1 comedy and 1 musical every year including a ton of other events throughout the year. I spend so much time there with the Iona Players. My second favorite place is on the hill outside of East Hall during the warmer seasons. My friends and I would sit there, relax, listen to music, enjoy the warm weather, and time would just fly by.
I was looking for a school that made me feel at home. I've gone to Catholic school all my life and two of my family members are graduates of Iona so that's how I heard about the school. I came on a tour and I fell in love with it instantly. The campus is beautiful, the classes are small so my professors really get to know who I am and what I'm capable of, the campus is small and my tour guide said hi to everyone she passed by because she knew them all, and the Hagan School of Business is what sold me on coming here. It's ranked in the top 10% of business schools nationwide and I didn't know what field of business I wanted to major in I just knew I wanted business. I was placed in a bunch of introductory business courses and I really had the time and information to properly decide which field was right for me. So that's why I chose Iona: the business school, the small classes, the small community that has become like my family, and the beautiful campus! I'm proud to say that I've made Iona my home!
The Relay for Life I attended during the spring semester of 2016. I remember there being teams of different clubs, sports, fraternities, and sororities in attendance but it never felt like we were competing or that we were on "teams". Because we were all on the same team, the team of the Iona community, coming together for one night to raise money and awareness for those in need. A community of friends and family, of students and faculty and alumni, all proud to say that every day is a great day to be a Gael.