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Famous Iona College Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1
    Eileen Ivers

    Eileen Ivers

    Fiddler, Violinist


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Eileen Ivers (born July 13, 1965) is an American fiddler. Ivers was born in New York City of... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    John Bonacic
    John J. Bonacic (born June 14, 1942 in New York City) is a retired politician from New York. A... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Don McLean

    Don McLean

    Musician, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceNew Rochelle, New York, United States of America

    Donald McLean III (born October 2, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Jason Motte

    Jason Motte

    Baseball player


    BirthplacePort Huron, Michigan

    Jason Louis Motte (born June 22, 1982) is an American former professional baseball relief... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    John Sweeney

    John Sweeney

    John Joseph Sweeney (born May 5, 1934) is a labor leader and served as president of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Jeff Ruland

    Jeff Ruland

    Basketball player, Coach


    BirthplaceBay Shore, New York

    Jeffrey George Ruland (born December 16, 1958) is a retired American basketball player and... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    John Diercksen is executive vice president - Strategy, Development and Planning for Verizon, a...
  • 8
    John J. Falconi is vice president and chief financial officer of GE Infrastructure, a position...
  • 9
    Mindaugas Timinskas (born March 28, 1974) is a Lithuanian former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Richie Guerin

    Richie Guerin

    Basketball Coach


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Richard Vincent Guerin (born May 29, 1932) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    Robert Greifeld



    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Robert Greifeld (born 1957) is an American businessman and was the chairman of Nasdaq, the... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Tariq Kinte Kirksay (born September 7, 1979) is a French American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    Rob Spence

    Coach, American football player


    Rob Spence is an American football coach who is currently the head coach for Chattanooga... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Timothy Anthony McDonnell (born December 23, 1937) is a retired American prelate of the Roman... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    Dennis Leonard

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Dennis Patrick Leonard (born May 8, 1951) is a former pitcher for the Kansas City Royals in... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Donald Spoto

    Donald Spoto

    Biographer, Theologian


    BirthplaceNew Rochelle, New York

    Donald Spoto (born June 28, 1941) is an American biographer and theologian. He is known for... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    Adam Hock

    Adam Hock is an American businessman who has founded and co-founded several companies in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Randy Falco

    Randy Falco



    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Randel A. Falco (born December 26, 1953) is an American media executive. Falco was President... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Catherine R. Kinney

    Catherine R. Kinney was President of the New York Stock Exchange from 2002-08.
  • 20

    Laurence Boschetto

    Laurence Boschetto (born July 28, 1954) is Senior Advisor to the Interpublic Group. He used to... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Chris Martin
    Chris is responsible for Compliance and Treasury operations. His professional career spans 22...
  • 22

    Michael Benedetto

    Michael Benedetto (born June 2, 1947) is a Member of the New York State Assembly representing... more on Wikipedia
  • 23

    James J. Tietjen

    James J. Tietjen was dean of the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management at Stevens... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Daniel Tobin

    Daniel Tobin is an American poet. He graduated from Iona College with a B.A., from Harvard... more on Wikipedia
  • 25

    James P. Hynes

    James P. Hynes (born 1948) is the founder of COLT Group, one of the United Kingdom's largest... more on Wikipedia