Robert M.

Tour Guide at Iona College

Class of 2018

Hometown: Hicksville, NY

Major: Business Management

What is your favorite place on campus?

I have two! My number one favorite place on campus is Doorley Auditorium, the auditorium on the top 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. 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, and enjoy the warm weather.

I chose to attend Iona College because...

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, the campus is small and my tour guide said hi to everyone she passed by because she knew them all, and the Iona College 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!

I felt that I have Moved The World by...

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.

What has been your most memorable experience at Iona?

The Relay for Life I attended during the spring semester of 2016. 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, and that we are there for those in need.

I'm passionate about...

All things Disney Helping People Public Speaking Working Out Singing Acting

I'm involved with...

Campus Mission & Ministry Gael Guide Iona Singers Iona Players
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