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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Iona College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Iona College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Iona College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Iona College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Iona College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Iona College.

Items include everything from Don McLean to Richie Guerin.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Iona College?” and “Which celebrities are Iona College alumni?”

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Eileen Ivers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
Fiddler, Violinist Eileen Ivers is an American fiddler. Ivers was born in New York City of Irish-born parents and grew up in the Bronx. She spent summers in Ireland and took up the fiddle at the age of nine. Her ...more

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John Bonacic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
John J. Bonacic is the Republican New York State Senator from the 42nd District. Bonacic was first elected in November 1998.

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Don McLean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter Donald "Don" McLean is an American singer-songwriter. He is most famous for the 1971 album American Pie, containing the songs "American Pie" and "Vincent". "At ...more

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Jason Motte is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
Baseball player Jason Louis Motte is an American professional baseball relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals drafted him ...more

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John Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
John Sweeney John Joseph Sweeney was the president of the AFL-CIO from 1995 to 2009.

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Jeff Ruland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
Basketball player, Coach Jeffrey Alan Ruland is a retired American basketball player and current coach. He is the former head coach of the Iona Gaels men's college basketball team and the UDC Firebirds men's college ...more

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John W. Diercksen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
John Diercksen is executive vice president - Strategy, Development and Planning for Verizon, a position he has held since June 2003.

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John J. Falconi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
John J. Falconi is vice president and chief financial officer of GE Infrastructure, a position he has held since July 2005. GE Infrastructure is a $43 billion business comprised of Aviation, ...more

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Mindaugas Timinskas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
Mindaugas Timinskas is a retired Lithuanian professional basketball player for the Lithuanian national basketball team. Born in Šilutė, Timinskas started his professional career by playing ...more

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Richie Guerin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
Basketball Coach Richard Vincent "Richie" Guerin is a retired American professional basketball player and coach. The 6'4" Guerin played with the National Basketball Association's New York Knicks ...more

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Robert Greifeld is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
Robert Greifeld Businessperson Robert Greifeld is an American businessman and is the current CEO of the Nasdaq-OMX Stock Market, Inc., the largest electronic screen-based equity securities market in the United States. ...more

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Tariq Kirksay is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
Tariq Kinte Kirksay is a French American professional basketball player for FIATC Joventut of the Liga ACB. He was a member of the France national basketball team.

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Rob Spence is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
Rob Spence Coach, American football player Rob Spence is an American football coach who is currently the head coach for Chattanooga Christian School located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Previously, he was the Wide Receivers coach at ...more

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Timothy A. McDonnell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
Timothy Anthony McDonnell is a retired American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts from 2004–2014.

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Dennis Leonard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
Baseball player Dennis Patrick Leonard was one of the Kansas City Royals' most dominating pitchers of the late '70s and early '80s, but his career was cut short due to injuries. Born in Brooklyn, Leonard ...more

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Donald Spoto is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
Biographer, Theologian, Film Producer Donald Spoto is an American biographer and theologian. He is best known for his best-selling biographies of film and theatre celebrities such as Alfred Hitchcock, Laurence Olivier, Tennessee ...more

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Adam Hock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
Adam Hock Adam Hock is an American businessman who has founded and co-founded several companies in the financial sector. He is married to Latvian model Ginta Lapiņa.

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Randy Falco is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
Randy Falco Businessperson Randel A. "Randy" Falco is an American media executive. Falco has been President and CEO of Univision Communications Inc. since June 2011. Before joining Univision in January 2011 as ...more

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Catherine R. Kinney is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
Catherine R. Kinney Catherine R. Kinney was President of the New York Stock Exchange from 2002-08.

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Laurence Boschetto is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
Laurence Boschetto Laurence Boschetto is Senior Advisor to the Interpublic Group. He used to be the CEO and President of Draftfcb, a global advertising agency network. He assumed this role in February, 2009, after ...more

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Chris Martin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
Chris is responsible for Compliance and Treasury operations. His professional career spans 22 years in leadership roles at Yahoo!, Unisys, Allstate and EF Hutton Company supporting both Finance ...more

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Michael Benedetto is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
Michael Benedetto Michael Benedetto is a Member of the New York State Assembly representing the 82nd Assembly District, which covers the Co-op City, Throggs Neck, Westchester Square, City Island, Country Club, ...more

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James J. Tietjen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
James J. Tietjen James J. Tietjen was dean of the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology from 1996 to 2000, and was president and CEO of SRI International from 1990 to

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Daniel Tobin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
Daniel Tobin Daniel Tobin is an American poet. He graduated from Iona College with a B.A., from Harvard University with a M.T.S., from Warren Wilson College with an M.F.A., and from University of Virginia ...more

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James P. Hynes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
James P. Hynes James P. Hynes is the founder of COLT Group, one of the United Kingdom's largest telecommunications businesses.

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Mike J. Valenti is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
Mike J. Valenti

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George Cain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
George Cain George Cain was an African-American author who is renowned for writing Blueschild Baby, a semi-autobiographical novel published in 1970. The book is about the life of a drug user who finally ...more