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Timothy J. Horohoe '91

Timothy J. Horohoe '91When Timothy Horohoe transferred to Iona as a sophomore it was apparent to him from day one that he had found the right school. He was already the product of a Christian Brothers education, so there was a familiar feel, as well as some familiar faces. It was in Brother Quinn’s Irish Literary Renaissance class that he met an English major who would later become his wife, Christine Mullen '89.

Majoring in criminal justice with a heavy concentration in political science and history, Timothy had the good fortune of studying under Dr. Richard Guidorizzi, Fr. Joe DeSanto and Professor Tom Kissane who prepared him well for a career in policing. Br. Quinn imparted traditions and Sr. Peggy O’Neill instilled a sense of compassion in him.

In his years at Iona, he was an active member of the Pipe Band and a brother of Sigma Delta Phi Fraternity. The friends he made as an undergraduate have continued over the past 25 years.

After graduation, he became a paralegal in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and later was sworn into the New York City Police Department, where he still serves today as a detective sergeant in the Intelligence Bureau. In all of those places, with the District Attorney, in the Marines and in the Police Department, he always found himself working alongside fellow Gaels: classmates, fraternity brothers, fellow band members and Iona alumni from throughout years.

After Iona, he earned a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from University at Albany and a Master of Public Administration from John Jay College where he has taught as an adjunct professor for more than 10 years.

Timothy, Christine and their three children have traveled back to campus often for Homecoming weekends and basketball games. Recently, Timothy has taken a more active role in alumni events, organizing a Rockland County Iona-Manhattan Basketball Watch Party and hosting the Iona table at the Pearl River Day Street Fair. He was a Reunion Committee volunteer for his 25th class reunion and helped initiate the plans for the very successful Pipe Band 50th Anniversary celebration which saw hundreds return to campus. The most personally rewarding effort to Timothy is spending time each fall as an Alumni Career Mentor which has allowed him to speak with juniors and seniors preparing to graduate and enter career fields.