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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?”
Eileen Ivers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
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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 teacher was the Irish fiddler Martin Mulvihill. She toured with Mick Moloney's band The Green Fields of America, founded in 1977. She graduated magna cum laude from Iona College in New York and has done post-graduate work in mathematics. ...more

Age: 52

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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

Age: 75

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

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Don McLean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
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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 his core Don is an American individualist – he does things his own way… Don is a poet like a Byron or a Keats in that regard for having a pop sensibility mixed with folk music and rock n roll… I think for centuries to come you'll hear people doing cover versions of his songs." Douglas Brinkley ...more

Age: 72

Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, United States of America

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Jason Motte is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Iona College Alumni
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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 as a catcher in 2003 and he converted to pitching in 2006. Motte played a key role in the 2011 World Series championship run, saving five postseason games. In 2012, he led the National League in saves with 42. Motte had surgery to repair an ulnar collateral ligament injury that kept him from playing all of 2013. After returning to the Cardinals midway through the 2014 season, Motte signed a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the Cubs for 2015. ...more

Age: 35

Birthplace: Port Huron, Michigan, United States of America

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