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Going Green: Iona College to Reduce Energy Consumption 20%, Save $2.5M

In a move that will lessen Iona’s carbon footprint, the College is partnering with a leading energy conservation firm to help reduce consumption of oil, natural gas, water, and electricity on campus. By working with Cenergistic, Dallas-based energy-efficiency experts that partner with school districts, municipalities, universities, and health care facilities across the country, Iona expects to save over $2.5 million in energy costs over the next five years. “For years, Iona has strived to make our campus a model of sustainability,” said Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D., Iona College president. “This partnership takes our efforts to a new level, and ensures that we save energy, lower our costs, and fost

New Family Health Center Unveiled

L to R: Michael Palumbo, EVP and Medical Director, White Plains Hospital; Bernadette Kingham-Bez, Executive Director, St. Vincent's Behavioral Health; Tom Roach, White Plains Mayor; Michael Spicer, President and CEO, St. Joseph's Medical Center; Susan Fox, President and CEO, White Plains Hospital; Susan Yubas, Vice Chair of the White Plains Hospital Board of Directors; NY Assemblyman David Buchwald; Ron Belmont, Mayor of Harrison; Michael Orth, Commissioner of Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health White Plains Hospital (WPH), in partnership with St. Vincent’s Hospital, unveiled a brand new 18,000 square foot Family Health Center/Behavioral Health Center (FHC/BHC) this week

Medina Model Receives National Attention

L-R: Kelly Ryan, CEO, iFIBER Communications; Hon. Carol Carter, Mayor, Village of Seville, Ohio; Dave Corrado, CEO, Medina County Fiber Network; Brian Snider, CEO, Lit Communities; and James Cowan, Founder, Docity at the Medina Fiber kickoff April 2, 2019. (HEPR Photo) Officials in Medina County, Ohio have selected Lit Communities to oversee an aggressive plan to bring fiber to every home in the count.y. Lit will oversee the design, deployment, and financing of Medina's first residential Open Access network which will begin Phase 1 construction this summer. iFIBER Communications will be the network's anchor ISP with telehealth provided by Docity. Medina County is no stranger to the benefits

Iona College's Next President Is...

Seamus Carey, Ph.D., a national leader in higher education, who has been vocal on the relevance and importance of a liberal arts education, will become Iona College’s ninth president, beginning July 1, 2019, announced James P. Hynes, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Iona College. Carey will succeed Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D., Iona’s first lay president, who has led the College since 2011, during a time of unprecedented growth. Hynes said that Carey was selected from a large field of outstanding candidates on the strength of his tenure as president of Transylvania University, a highly regarded liberal arts college in Lexington, Ky., where, since 2014, he transformed the campus, successfully le

Broadband Community Engagement: HEPR's Knight to Share Views at Mountain Connect 2019 Session

Keystone Resort in Dillon, CO will be home to 2019 the Mountain Connect Conference There is a considerable amount of focus on how community networks market themselves to residents and businesses. Only a few years ago, marketing was an afterthought for fiber network builders. Unfortunately, they learned the hard way that to build and operate a successful community network, community engagement and marketing need to be in place before the network is built, and once the network is lit. Bob Knight, Executive VP of Broadband and Chief Operating Officer at Harrison Edwards will be part of the Community Development Session: "The Forgotten Key to Sustainability: How Marketing is the Difference Betwe

New Data: Has Influencer Marketing Jumped The Shark?

An influencer tries out a new pair of sneakers In recent months, there's been talk in marketing circles on whether the age of the influencer has passed its peak. Open your Instagram or YouTube Apps and chances are, you'll quickly find influencers promoting everything from makeup to power tools in your feed. Using influencers to rep products and services is one of the hottest marketing trends in recent memory, but some think the practice has fallen from grace due to glaring inauthenticity--and in many cases, fraud. In her recent Quartzy piece, "The Age of the Influencer Has Peaked. It's Time for the Slacker to Rise Again," Rosie Spinks writes : "It’s hard to remember a time when scrolling thr

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