The Iona College Campus Quad

The Brother William B. Cornelia Founders Award For Outstanding Service to the College
This award was named for the founding president of Iona and inaugurated in 1961. Bestowal of this award is intended to show the Association’s appreciation for those who have generously given of their time, resources and energies for the betterment of the College.

The Brother Patrick B. Doyle Award For Distinguished Service to the Alumni Association
This award was instituted in 1968 in memory of one of the founding faculty members of Iona. Brother Doyle was revered as a classical scholar, a naturalist and a spiritual father to all Ionians of his era.

The Brother John G. Driscoll Award for Humanitarian Service
Established in 1995, this award recognizes and honors Ionians 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.

The Brother Arthur A. Loftus Award for Outstanding Achievement
This award recognizes and honors Ionians who have brought acclaim to the College by brilliant accomplishments in their chosen careers. This award, dating back to 1965, perpetuates the memory of Iona’s second president, Br. Loftus, who was also on the original faculty of the College.

The Brother Robert A. Durning Rising Star Award
Established in 2016, this award is named for Iona’s beloved alumnus and faculty member, Brother Robert A. Durning ’69. It honors recent Iona graduates who have already brought acclaim to the College through achievements in their respective fields. Brother Durning was a dynamic and gifted teacher who touched the lives of many students. With this award, we honor his commitment to excellence and the pursuit of lifelong learning by recognizing these outstanding young professionals.