NEW YORK, NY and NEW ROCHELLE, NY — April 11, 2018 — A retail energy executive, a maintenance enterprise executive and the current head of a prominent family-founded foundation will be honored by Iona College at its 2018 Trustee Scholarship Award Gala on Friday, April 13, at Cipriani 42nd Street, the Board of Trustees recently announced.
“The Trustee’s Scholarship award Gala is an opportunity for the Iona community to come together to celebrate our students, faculty and alumni who Move the World through their service and scholarship,” said President Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D. “This year’s honorees exemplify Iona’s key values through their openness to innovation and entrepreneurship, devotion to integrity and diversity, and their engagement with the community.”
Armando C. Rodriguez Jr. ’86, President & CEO, A&A Maintenance Enterprise, and Joseph A. Armentano ’88 MBA, CEO, Paraco Gas Corporation, will be presented with Iona’s Legacy Award. The Honor is traditionally bestowed upon unique individuals in recognition of their lifetime accomplishments. The award is presented as a symbol of what can be achieved in life.
David A. Pope ‘07H and the Generoso Pope Foundation will be recognized with the Blessed Edmund Rice Humanitarian Award. The award 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. It is named after Blessed Edmund Rice, the founder of the Christian Brothers.
For additional information, please contact Iona College Office of Advancement & External Affairs at (914) 633-2093 or firstname.lastname@example.org.