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White Plains Business Executives Selected As Committee Members For Gala

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The Iona College Board of Trustees has announced that its 52nd Annual Scholarship Awards Gala will be held on Friday, April 11 at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan.

“This signature event of the College is the result of the hard work and dedication of our Gala Committee," said Iona President Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D. "We are grateful for their continued dedication to Iona and its students.”

Alfred F. Kelly Jr., who served as president and chief executive officer of the Super Bowl host committee, will serve as master of ceremonies at the gala.

Mr. and Mrs. Mariano Rivera and Robert LaPenta will be honored.

In addition, other honorees include Francis Cardinal Spellman, New York Governor Malcolm Wilson, U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and the New York Police Department and  15 Iona alumni lost in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Members of the Gala Committee are Iona College alumni and include Bartley F. Livolsi, Citigroup Global Markets, Managing Director, Scarsdale;  Charles W. Schoenherr, Broadway Partners, chief investment officer, Stamford, Conn.

Members are Edward Arrigoni, 91H, Greenwich, Conn.; Ronald M. DeFeo, Terex Corporation, chairman, CEO and president, Westport, Conn.; Andrew J. Dolce, Dolce Hotels and Resorts, chairman and managing director, Valley Cottage, N.Y.;  Patrick C. Dunican Jr., Gibbons PC, chairman and managing director, Ridgewood, N.J.; Julia Considine Greifeld, White House Station, N.J.; Thomas E. Hales, ‘04H, Briarcliff Manor; Michael P. Hegarty,  Octagon Credit Investors, LLC, Briarcliff Manor; Kathleen A. Hurlie, Mashpee, Mass.; James P. Hynes, Hynes Capital Resources, Riverside, Conn.; Phillip N. Maisano, Montvale, N.J.; David J. McCabe, Esq., Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, senior partner, New York, N.Y.;  J. Riley McDonough, New York, N.Y.; JoAnn Mazzella Murphy ’98H,  Country Bank, vice chair, Scarsdale; Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D, Iona College, president, New Rochelle; Steven V. Reitano, White Plains;  Armando C. Rodriguez Jr.,  A&A Maintenance Enterprise, Inc., president, CEO,  Miami, Fla.; Lawrence I. Wills, Granite Broadcasting Corporation, CFO, White Plains.

Proceeds will support student scholarships.

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