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Iona To Honor Cardinal Dolan, Advocate James Hynes

Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Photo Credit: Contributed
James P. Hynes. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan and James P. Hynes will each be honored at the 2015 Iona College Scholarship Award Gala and Diamond Jubilee Celebration on Friday, April 10, at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan.

As part of the gala, Hynes will be presented with Iona College’s Legacy Award and Cardinal Dolan will be presented with the Blessed Edmund Rice Humanitarian Award.

“These honorees exemplify Iona College’s mission of community service, scholarship and achievement,” said Iona President Joseph E. Nyre. “They live their lives leading by example and are proof that the mission of Iona’s founders remains a core value of our college and its community.”

The Blessed Edmund Rice Humanitarian Award, named to honor the founder of the Congregation of Christian Brothers, recognizes those who by their activities and service to others have reinforced Iona’s identity as a college founded in the tradition of the Congregation of Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education.

Dolan, who was given an honorary degree from Iona last year, was named Archbishop of New York by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009 and soon after he received the pallium -- a symbol of his office as an archbishop -- from the Pope at Saint Peter’s Basilica. Before coming to New York, Dolan served as Archbishop of Milwaukee, a position to which he was named by Pope John Paul II in 2002.

Hynes, who has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications and technology industries and has served in many executive and director roles throughout the world, will receive the Iona College Legacy Award for his lifetime achievements. He is currently chairman and co-founder of Inteliquent Inc. and Hynes Capital Resources and serves as president of Advanced Mobile Communications International.

Hynes has made significant contributions to the college and student body as an alumnus, mentor and advocate for Iona. 

Proceeds from the Scholarship Gala will support student scholarships. For more information, visit Iona College online at

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