10 REASONS TO SHARE YOUR PACE PRIDE
One of the
top 5 schools in the nation for internship placement
—U.S. News & World Report, 2013
Ranked among America’s
#1 online bachelor’s
program in the nation
—U.S. News & World Report, 2013
One of the
Colleges for 2013 —The Princeton Review
environmental law program in the United States —U.S. News & World Report, 2013
ow many people can be in school and say they can work at some of the biggest corporations in not even just America, but the world? It’s just crazy to think that coming here as an 18 year old girl who just wanted to be in New York, my dreams are honestly coming true.”
Internships held: Harper’s Bazaar Celebuzz Fashion Week Teen Vogue NBC’s Peacock E! News Productions
My degree prepared me for my current role at the NYSE and laid the foundation for my continued professional development. Pace professors create a learning environment that is comparable to what you will experience after graduation and conducive to the way professionals think and practice on the job.”
Vincent Perrone, MBA ’11, who earned a dual degree in Marketing Management and Financial Management, wanted to oversee marketing for financial products and services. Through his internship with the New York Stock Exchange, he gained the experience he needed and a full-time job as an analyst for NYSE Euronext. He is also inspiring the next generation of business leaders, having led tours of the NYSE for Pace students.
This opportunity is the stepping stone to so many other wonderful opportunities I know are right around the corner. I owe this all to the choice I made in Pace University, an institution which ranks in the top 5 in the country in assisting their students in obtaining the internships that I know are not available to all.”
Communications major and Art History and Public Relations minor Olivia Brooks ’14 knows the challenges of the job market firsthand—and the importance of a Pace education. Two years ago she found herself in a job that left little opportunity for growth. Her solution? Enrolling in a university that would provide her with both a quality education as well as critical professional skills and connections, all of which she found at Pace. Olivia is currently interning at the NYC Corporate headquarters for Bulgari Corp.— one of the world’s leading luxury jewelers.
In the last four years, every year I’ve gotten an internship through Pace University. They’ve been my guidance and my support in my career development here.”
Asad Zanjani ’12 came to Pace knowing he wanted to work in finance; he left with the skills he needed to succeed. After multiple internships, including working with two international consulting agencies and Michael Bloomberg’s NYC Mayoral campaign, he landed an internship with the French bank Société Générale that exposed him to their foreign exchange department, trading floor, and back and middle office operations. The experience gave him a full spectrum of what goes on in the field—and a job offer as an analyst upon graduation.
On top of internships and a terrific education, Pace has shown a real commitment to my professional development. I’ve been given the tools to figure out not only what I’d like to do as a profession, but who I’d like to be as a person.”
Since arriving at Pace, Finance major Jonathan Prato ’13 has been making his mark in small business and social change—from producing business plans for nonprofits; to co-founding the student organization Students in Free Enterprise; to landing internships at Level Group, Direct Agents, UBS, and the NYC Department of Small Business Services. A transfer student, Jonathan chose Pace for its professional edge and has worked with Career Services from day one. “I’ve held consistent jobs and internships from the second I walked in the door here.”
Pace has been the greatest influence on my career and provided me with an eye-opening education that has put me on the track to success.” Kristi Hey, BS ’10, MS/IT ’12, is not your average college student—unless your average college student is a crownwearing crime-fighter. The former Mrs. Royal America 2012 (and Mrs. Connecticut finalist) earned both a BS in Criminal Justice and an MS in Internet Technology with a concentration in security assurance from Pace. When not taking classes, she puts her learning to good use at the U.S. Probation Office for the Southern District of New York, where she monitors the computer activity of federally convicted sex offenders.
Each year, Paceâ€™s award-winning Career Services Department works with more than 500 regional and global employers to offer career fairs, practice interview sessions, and other networking opportunities that result in thousands of internships, practicums, and fieldwork experiences for eager Pace students.
Accomplished alumni: More than 2,800 alumni in executive-level positions (CEO, President, CFO) One of an elite group of business
schools (less than 2% worldwide) accredited by the AACSB International for both business and accounting
Entrepreneurial spirit: Pace alumnae April Bukofser ’03 and Marin Milio ’02 were named among the “22 People to Watch” by Westchester Magazine A Military Friendly School, an honor awarded to only 15% of all colleges, universities, and trade schools nationwide —G.I. Jobs Magazine, 2013
Actors Studio Drama School: One of the “Top 25 Drama Schools”
—The Hollywood Reporter, 2012
We dreamed about this in college and we made it come true... Pace gave both of us a wellrounded base, and we’re using those skills every day in all aspects of the business.”
Photo: Cathy Pinsky
—April Bukofser ’03 and Marin Milio ’02, Founders of fashion company AprilMarin
I appreciate what I was given [at Pace] and I want to be able to help somebody else along the way.”
Nothing speaks to the success of Pace more than its accomplished alumni, like dual-degree graduate and General Manager of ibm.com, Paula Summa, BBA ‘78, MBA ’84. Not only has Summa gone on to become one of the thousands of Pace alumni in senior management—making their mark at Fortune 500 companies and national and international nonprofit organizations—she has continued to show her Pace pride, and share her success, with future Pace graduates. Summa returns to campus regularly both to help raise funds for current students through events such as Leaders in Management, and to provide students with real-world advice as a Lubin Executive in Residence.
The combination of my experience in the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and the Lubin School of Business provided me with a strong foundation to pursue my goal of a senior leadership position in the technical field.” Richard J. DeStefano, MBA ’02, DPS ’13, came to Pace for his first graduate degree while working for Goldman Sachs. After receiving his MBA, he left both Pace and Goldman to work for several years as a management consultant, first for Resources Global Professionals then for McKinsey & Company. But the lure of the familiar drew him back, both to Pace where he is now working on his doctorate in computing studies, then to Goldman Sachs, where his new degree will serve him well in his current role: Vice President of Information Technology.
I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Pace.” Special programming at Pace encourages successful alumni like Chairman, President, and CEO of American Media Inc. David J. Pecker, BBA ’72, to return to the classroom to provide unique insights to students from a real business perspective. Through Lubin’s Executive and Entrepreneur in Residence programs and Seidenberg’s Tech in Residence program, students get one-on-one advice from alumni and executives of top companies. Past visitors have also included: President and Chief Executive Officer of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company Thomas J. Quinlan III ’85; former CEO of Dow Jones & Company and current Managing Director, New York of CCMP Capital Richard Zannino ’84; and Director of Social Media at AOL Matthew Knell ’00.
First-place team at the 2012
New York Federal Reserve Bank’s College Fed Challenge (beating out 33 colleges from across the region including Cornell, NYU, and Columbia)
A Leader in Civic Engagement: 33,841 service hours donated by students last year; 30 Jefferson Awards since 2008
12 15 One of the “Sweet 16” finalists at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition held in Vienna, competing against teams from 285 other law schools
Winner of the most awards at the 2012 National Model UN Conference
Recipient of numerous high-profile grants for research from the National
Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Department of Defense
The Pace economics team demonstrated all you can accomplish when you find your passion, seek mastery of your subject, and work together to achieve a collective goal.”
Sentiments ran high at Pace this year as President Stephen J. Friedman congratulated the Pace economics team (pictured with Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke) for their award-winning season. The team has frequently finished in the finals and semi-finals of the New York Federal Reserve Bank’s College Fed Challenge over the last 10 years, but in fall 2012, they placed first in the district challenge, beating out 33 teams from the region and went on to win third place at the national finals. The team was also awarded the Lloyd Bromberg Teamwork Award and was featured in the Wall Street Journal.
Crises, conflicts, and even successes cross borders and affect every individual directly and indirectly. Geneva International Model United Nations gave me a firsthand experience of this and helped me start to build a new meaning for being a citizen of the world.”
Head Delegate for Pace’s New York City Model UN team Krupa Patel ’12 shared her experience as a critical member of one of the top Model UN programs in the nation. The Pace New York City and Pleasantville teams have been earning awards at regional, national, and international conferences for more than 60 years. In 2011–2012, the NYC team won awards at the Geneva International Model UN Conference in Switzerland and the National Model UN Conference, where Pace received more honors than any other school.
Competing with the Vis team in Vienna was an incredible experience. I gained real-world experience simulating actual arbitrations against law students from more than 250 schools from around the world.”
The 2012 Pace Law Vis Moot Court Team, led by team co-captain Genavieve Shingle ’12, made it to the “Sweet 16” finals at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition held in Vienna, Austria. There they competed against teams from 285 other law schools in what is one of the world’s premier international commercial law moot courts.
Engaging in Model United Nations simulations prepares students for working in the global policymaking arena through hands-on training in diplomacy, research, public speaking, and —Matthew Bolton, PhD writing.” Assistant Professor of Political Science Pace New York City Model UN Faculty Adviser
Research at Pace remains at the forefront. In 2011-2012, faculty received more than $8.5 million in grants from prominent external sources. Plus, Pace’s newly launched Undergraduate Research Initiative is expanding rapidly, growing from 15 studentfaculty pairs in 2011–2012 to 27 in 2012–2013. “Getting this real-world experience puts [the students] head and shoulders above the crowd,” says Assistant Professor of Biology and faculty mentor Andrew Wier, PhD.
This has been a real learning experience. When times get tough, we come together and become one to help the less fortunate. You can’t get that feeling from anything else.” Pace football player Diego Dilone ’16 was just one of many in the Pace Community who pitched in to help families, neighbors, and businesses throughout the region as they recovered from the impact of Superstorm Sandy. From cleaning up destroyed buildings in Coney Island and Staten Island to delivering meals to the homebound who were without power, heat, and water during the crisis, Pace students, faculty, and staff showed they had Pace Heart as well as Pace Pride. Together, they reached out to others in the aftermath, soldiering on despite the fact that many of them had also been temporarily displaced and lost amenities during the storm.
Living in New Jersey and going to Pace I saw the effects of the storm up close, and felt it was my job to help somehow. Working with Pace Cares was a great way to fulfill that.” In addition to a number of enterprises headed by Pace student organizations and athletics, Pace formed the Pace Cares Initiative, the result of a Universitywide task force established to mobilize the volunteer efforts of the Pace Community. More than 100 Pace volunteers including Economics major Remy Gallo ’16 participated in Pace Cares Day, a collaboration across campuses and departments in New York City and Westchester, collecting more than 2,000 items to assist communities that were severely affected in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. The donations were distributed to a variety of local and national organizations that are helping victims. Pace also established the Pace Cares Fund to provide financial assistance to Pace students who were affected by the storm. As of November 30, 2012, the fund had raised $34,488 from 490 donors.
The only university in the Northeast using TeachLivE™ technology, a mixedreality teaching environment that uses avatars to support teacher practice Lubin Dean Neil Braun was named one of the National Association of Corporate Directors’ 2012 People to Watch
Seidenberg School was named 2012 Laureate by the Computerworld Honors Program for visionary applications of information technology, promoting positive social, economic, and educational change
Three of Westchester Magazine’s “Top 8 Leaders” are members of the Pace Community College of Health Professions Professor Joanne Singleton, PhD, RN, was inducted as a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and won the 2012 NY/NJ Nurse.com Nursing Excellence regional award
By combining our expertise across disciplines from the different faculties, we get more than the sum of our parts.”
“Eco-advocate,” Pace University Professor for the Environment, and Co-Director for the Center for Environmental Legal Studies Nicholas A. Robinson has long supported using every resource available to help protect the world around us. Thus it’s no surprise that he was tapped, along with several other renowned faculty, to run the first Pace interdisciplinary center for excellence: the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. Robinson was recently ranked among the “Top 8 Leaders” in Westchester County by Westchester Magazine, along with Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs John Cronin and Pace graduate and keystroke biometrics researcher Logan Romm ’12.
I am always learning from my kids. The world is evolving and they are adapting to brand new technologies and new ways to socialize. As parents, we need to keep up, but we also need to relate. Communication is key.”
Adolescent psychologist, Adjunct Professor for the master’s program in counseling, and Pace alumna Jennifer Powell-Lunder, PsyD, is helping people around the world learn to “speak teen” with her international bestseller Teenage as a Second Language. In addition to her teaching at Pace, she has also lectured at Harvard, been featured on Yahoo! and AOL, and quoted in the Chicago Tribune and on FOX. It’s no surprise she, along with Pace student and chair of the IBM Student Advisory Council Taylor Vogt ’12 have been named to Westchester Magazine’s “22 People to Watch.”
You can go on your iPhone, and you can know temperature, humidity, and wind speed in Johannesburg, South Africa, in real time. But there’s nobody who can tell you—in real time—what’s in your glass of drinking water.” Pace Senior Fellow for Environmental Affairs and another of the “Top 8 Leaders” in Westchester John Cronin thinks it’s time to change that. For more than 40 years, he has been working on keeping the Hudson and its tributaries clean, earning him the inaugural title of “The Riverkeeper” in 1983. His past work has included acting as an environmental adviser to both Republican and Democratic congressmen and assemblymen, advocating for clean water for more than 9 million New Yorkers, and educating some of the brightest young minds of tomorrow through the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. In 2012, Cronin was awarded the gold Jefferson Award, a “Nobel Prize for public service,” and has been described as a “Hero for the Planet” by Time magazine.
Education students like Denisha Hawkins ’12 use one-of-a-kind avatar technology to hone their skills before entering the classroom. Pace is one of only 10 schools in the country and the only in the Northeast to provide this unique opportunity. “Our goal is to prepare students to take advantage of the technology tools that are emerging very rapidly,” says School of Education Dean Andrea Spencer, PhD. “The advantage of TeachLiveTM is that students can use different teaching approaches and skills in a virtual setting without worrying how a mistake may negatively impact a real pupil.”
winners since 2002 Expanding and improving: Paceâ€™s recently created College of Health Professions is also home to several new high-tech medical labs
Award winning athletes:
Breaking swimming and diving records
19 Watson Fellowships
Seven Pace students have been recipients of U.S. Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarshipsâ€”an honor awarded to only a handful
of students around the country each year
I started at Pace as a first-generation college student with lots of hopes but no real idea of how I was going to make it through the next four years. Then I was accepted to the Honors College. At every juncture, they gave me the guidance, that in working towards my own personal greatness, I would be nowhere without.” — Lorendra Pinder ’11 Recipient of a Fulbright Award, Jeanette K. Watson Fellowship, and Pace’s Community Service Award
Pictured during a Watson Internship in Tunisia
There is nothing like being able to apply what you’ve learned in class to help patients.”
Nursing student Andrew Dalessio ’14 is one of the first crop of Pace students to take advantage of all that the new College of Health Professions has to offer. Since its inception in spring 2011, the College of Health Professions has allowed for greater multidisciplinary interaction, a trend both at Pace and in the health sciences professions that is critical to helping prepare the next generation of health care providers. State-of-the-art simulation centers have been built on the New York City Campus to help students practice life-saving skills. They include human patient simulators along with a full-featured video capture and playback system, as well as nine clinic simulation rooms, all of which allow students like Andrew to hone their skills in a safe, supervised environment, gain confidence, and ultimately, reduce medical errors and improve health care.
The Information Assurance Scholarship Program [was] life changing. The experience I have gained and the relationships I have created are invaluable. And this is just the beginning.”
So said Andrew Harris ’08, ’09, one of the recipients of the coveted scholarship. Pace’s designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education makes the University eligible for highly-competitive scholarships that prepare students for careers in the rapidly evolving field of cybersecurity. It has also helped students such as Andrew go on to become Lead Engineer/Lead Architect for the Defense Information Systems Agency, which provides real-time technology and communications support to the President, Vice President, Secretary of Defense, the military services, and the combatant commands. Pictured: Members of the team heading up the Center, Professor Narayan Murthy, PhD, and Director of Assessment and Pace alumna Andreea Cotoranu ‘04.
Pace Athletics, which boasts 12 NCAA Division II Northeast-10 Conference teams, has a long-standing tradition of setting records. The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are among the record-holders: the men’s swim team recently broke several school records; Kaitlyn Lynch ’13 is the first Pace female swimmer to post wins at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships; and Jenny Palladino ’16 was named both Northeast-10 Women’s Diver and Rookie of the Week four times this season. Pace athletes were also champions in the classroom, with more than 60 percent of Pace athletes making the Northeast-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for fall 2012.
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