Iona announces name of flagship building of New York-Presbyterian School

Jocelyn Arroyo-Ariza, News Editor

The flagship building of the New York-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences will be named the Kelly Center for Health Sciences. The school is named in honor of benefactors Alfred F. Kelly Jr. ‘80, 81’MBA, ‘19H, who is the chairman and chief executive officer of Visa, and Peggy Kelly ‘81, ‘84MBA.  

The university has been awarded a $5 million gift by the Kellys to fulfill the vision of President Carey.  The couple met at Iona after connecting at a baseball game where they found they had a lot of things in common. 45 years later, the Kellys are season ticket holders.  

The school is set to open in January 2023. The Kelly Center for Health Sciences, which is located at the former campus of Concordia College, is nearly 32,000-square feet and newly renovated with three floors, modern equipment, spaces and amenities. The entire top floor of the Kelly Center for Health Sciences is modeled after a real hospital setting with cutting-edge simulation labs, exam rooms and training equipment.