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Timothy J. Horohoe '91

Timothy J. Horohoe '91As the product of a Christian Brothers education, Iona College was a great fit for Tim Horohoe from day one. Majoring in criminal justice with a heavy concentration in political science and history, Tim 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. Other faculty who impacted him include Br. Quinn and Sr. Peggy O’Neill. In his years at Iona, Tim played in the Pipe Band and was a brother of Sigma Delta Phi Fraternity. The friends he made as an undergraduate have continued over the past 30 years.

At Iona, Tim met his wife, Christine Mullen ’89. After graduation, he went to work for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and went on to a 26-year career in the New York City Police Department, from which he retired as a detective sergeant in the Intelligence Bureau. In all those places, he always found himself working alongside fellow Gaels: classmates, fraternity brothers, fellow band members and Iona alumni from throughout years. Tim is currently a director of security operations at the Hudson Yards.

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 the past 15 years. Tim is presently pursuing doctoral studies at St. John’s University.

Tim, Christine and their three children travel back to campus often for Homecoming weekends and basketball games. They are also proud Iona parents: son Aidan is a sophomore in the Honors Program and their oldest James, a Fordham graduate is now pursuing an MBA at Iona’s LaPenta School of Business. Daughter Kate is a graduate of the University of Scranton and a practicing occupational therapist.

Having enjoyed his time on the Alumni Board, Tim wishes to continue to serve Iona. He has taken an active role in alumni events, organizing a Rockland County Iona-Manhattan Basketball Party and hosting the Iona table at the Pearl River Day Street Fair. He can be seen annually welcoming alumni back at Homecoming weekend, has been a career mentor, class reunion committee volunteer, served on the Pipe Band 50th Anniversary committee, chaired the Alumni Board research committee and regularly gives of his time in an advisory capacity to the college. Tim was nominated to receive this year’s Brother Doyle Service Award.

As an Alumni Board member for the past four years, Tim feels there is still much to accomplish as Iona moves ahead and would like to continue his service on the Alumni Board of Directors.