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Planting Seeds of Success The poet and author Robert Louis Stevenson encouraged his readers to “not judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” At Pace, we work together to plant seeds that allow dreams to grow. Big dreams. The kind of dreams that change lives and communities over many years. Our fall issue of Pace Magazine illustrates both the value of planting seeds at Pace now and the harvest that came from seeds planted by Pace alumni and friends years ago. One story highlights Pace’s new alumni-student mentoring program. Many of our alumni benefited from the support of donors, mentors, and friends who came before them. Now they are serving as role models and planting their ideas, suggestions, and experiences in the minds of today’s driven and talented students. Our objective is to have mentors experienced in the fields toward which the students they mentor are headed. These students will reap the harvest of our alumni’s generosity, and we hope they

return to Pace to mentor future generations of students. Another story features a family who planted seeds at Pace in a very significant way. The Haub family gift to the newly named Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is a transformational event for the University. We intend to use that gift to make our alreadyoutstanding environmental law program the best in the world, extend our influence, and create Opportunitas for more law school students. The gift will also help Pace in countless other ways. Our programs build on, and benefit, each other. When alumni and friends support Pace through their gifts, they help us plants seeds throughout the University—in our physical structures, academic programs, and our ability to help more talented students succeed. As we begin raising funds for our New York City Master Plan, a plan that will create a campus to match the vitality of Lower Manhattan and the aspirations of our students, the confidence the Haubs have placed in Pace will encourage others who have reaped the rewards of Opportunitas to contribute as well.

President Friedman


This is a very special time at Pace. More students are attending Pace than ever before. Our modernized Pleasantville Campus is vibrating with renewed academic and student life. This year every school introduced more new undergraduate and graduate programs. We also added approximately 30 new faculty members to our ranks, continuing a dramatic infusion of new ideas and approaches that will help determine the academic direction of the University for years to come. Now is a wonderful time to make a gift that will produce abundant harvests for years to come. Every gift is important. No amount is too small. Your gift will take root and create an inextricable network of Opportunitas and success between you, our alumni, faculty, students, and future students. Sincerely yours,

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• Welcome to the Class of 2020

• Joy Mangano speaks to Pace graduates

• Fed team is number one in the nation

• New board members

• Pace students and faculty propose Elephant Protection Act

• Pace’s three Fulbright winners

• Our champion lacrosse team

• A salute to student vets

• A delicious partnership with the International Culinary Center

• Ianniello Field House opens

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A New Era at Pace

36 Bookshelf

Environmental advocate Elisabeth Haub’s legacy lives on through the newly-renamed Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.

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History in the (Film)Making

44 Flashback

A look at the most recent groundbreaking documentaries produced by Pace students and faculty.

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Home Field Advantage An alumnus and student-athlete root for their home team and for each other’s success through the Alumni-Student Mentoring Program.


(Cyber)Securing Our Nation


And Then There Was Z

Pace University is continuing the fight for cybersecurity with a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.



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Save the Date NOVEMBER 29, 2016

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On September 6, members of the Pace University Class of 2020 came together to celebrate Pace’s ninth annual Convocation at ceremonies on both the New York City and Pleasantville campuses. Convocation kicks off Pace’s academic year and presents the academic theme that is discussed by Convocation keynote speakers and woven into the classrooms and curricula for our first-year students. This year’s academic

Got Grit? We asked our student Convocation speakers from each campus to describe what Pace’s academic theme means to them:

theme is “Get Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and Motivation.” Dyson College of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor of Public Administration Hillary Knepper, PhD, who teaches health policy and public administration, addressed the firstyear students in Pleasantville. In New York City, Dean of Pace University’s Lubin School of Business and former President of the NBC Television Network and Chairman and CEO of Viacom Entertainment Neil Braun, JD, spoke to first-year students about his experience in the corporate world prior to coming to Pace.

“As a first generation student, the values instilled in me by my parents are fulfilled through my passion and motivation. It’s why I strive towards achieving my goals and most importantly my American dream.”

“The road to success is filled with obstacles, but grit is what gets you through.” —Joseph Colella ’18

—Lisdy Contreras Giron ’19



KeepingPace “Most of you will walk into—and out of—many different worlds before you land on what truly ignites you. Many of you might think that you have no idea what you are meant to do in this world. But you’ll find out.” —Joy Mangano ’78

<TITLE>SEIDENBERG DEAN</TITLE> After the conclusion of a national search, Pace announced the appointment of Jonathan H. Hill, DPS, as Dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Hill came to Pace in 2003 and has distinguished himself as an innovator who has enhanced the reputation of the Seidenberg School and positioned its students for learning and internship opportunities and career success

Commencement 2016 This past May, Pace University celebrated the graduation of more than 2,000 students, who have joined the already sizeable—139,000 worldwide—alumni community. More than 130 armed forces veterans were part of this year’s graduating class and more than half of this year’s graduates have already accepted job offers at 372 different companies, in 38 different states and in 12 different countries. Approximately 60 percent of this year’s graduates completed internships while in school, and 37 percent of those internships turned into fulltime jobs. This year’s keynote speakers and honorary degree recipients included Leonard S. Schleifer, MD, PhD, founder, president, and CEO of Regeneron; Joy Mangano ’78, president and founder of Ingenious Designs; David J. Shulkin, MD, under secretary for health for the Veterans Health Administration; and Eric T. Schneiderman, attorney general for New York State. n

with some of the most recognized companies of our time. “At a time when the tech industry is growing exponentially, it is a tremendous honor to be chosen to serve as Dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems and to aid in solving significant problems facing our city, our nation, and our world,” Hill said of his appointment. “All of us in the Seidenberg community look forward to answering the call to provide better-trained technologists who can design and code better products and solutions to the problems of our time.” n

Number One in the Nation For the second year in a row, Pace University’s Fed Challenge Team took home first place at the national College Fed Challenge, a prestigious competition that tests students’ understanding of the US economy, monetary policymaking, and the role of the Federal Reserve System. The team—comprising seven economics and business economics students—competed and placed first in regionals before advancing to the 12th annual national competition in 6


Washington, DC, where they defeated University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bentley University, Northwestern University, and Princeton University. “Once again, our students demonstrated the quality, hard work, and commitment to success that characterize a Pace University education,” says President Stephen J. Friedman. “This victory highlights Pace’s unique commitment to experiential learning and professional experience, giving our students a competitive advantage both during their college years and as they enter into highly competitive professional fields.” n


On the Board Two new members were elected to the Pace University Board of Trustees in May: Liliane A. Haub and John C. Byrne, PhD. n Liliane A. Haub

is a philanthropist who carries on the Haub family’s longtime commitment to the environment and sustainability. She serves on the boards of several nonprofits including the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming; the Advisory Board of the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; the College Board of Advisors at Georgetown University; the Tacoma Art Museum; and the American Prairie Reserve in Montana. Haub has worked as a cataloger for Impressionist and Modern Art at Habsburg Feldman in

New Leadership for Pleasantville This summer, Adelia Williams, PhD, was appointed the Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for the Pleasantville Campus. Williams has been with the University since 1989, serving in a variety of roles, including as a faculty member, department chairperson, associate dean, and associate provost. In her new role, Williams will be dedicating her time and attention to the academic needs of the Pleasantville Campus community as well as building upon the momentum and commitment to the ongoing success of the Pleasantville Project as it ends its construction phase. n

Geneva, Switzerland, and New York. She attended the Sotheby’s Works of Art Course in London and European Management Academy in Vienna, Austria. She has an extensive background and training in art and is a passionate art collector of Contemporary and American Western Art. n John C. Byrne,

a professor and the graduate program chair in the Department of Management and Management Science at Pace’s Lubin School of Business, has been elected the Special Faculty Trustee of the Board of Trustees. He is an experienced senior leader with extensive expertise in managing business operations, sales, and marketing. Prior to his academic career, Byrne spent more than 30 years in several technology fields: biotechnology, electronic instrument manufacturing, and

precision optics. He managed capital projects for many of the world’s leading biotechnology companies and acted as a corporate liaison with facilities in France, Switzerland, and England. Byrne maintains a consulting practice addressing the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and publishes on organizational and team learning, emotional intelligence, and peer feedback. They join the Board at a time of great momentum for the University, with increased enrollment, innovative new degree programs, and expanding campuses in both Westchester and New York City. “Both Liliane Haub and John Byrne are passionate advocates of the University’s commitment to Opportunitas,” said Board Chairman Mark Besca ’81. “The opportunity to leverage their expertise and counsel at the Board level will strengthen our ability to help young men and women achieve their dreams,” he added. n

Environmental Policy Clinic Protects Pachyderms Pace students and faculty in Dyson College’s Environmental Policy Clinic were featured in The New York Times for teaming up with Westchester lawmakers to propose a first-of-its-kind bill that would prohibit the use of elephants as entertainment in New York State. A petition for the bill, known as the Elephant Protection Act, garnered more than a thousand signatures from members of the Pace Community. The bill was just recently passed in a unanimous vote by the New York State Senate. n W WW.PACE .E DU



GERMAN CONSUL GENERAL COMES TO PACE “Even in areas where close cooperation seemed highly unlikely just a few years ago, the US and Europe are finding more common ground. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) creating the free trade zone between the US and Europe is currently under negotiations,” said Consul General of Germany Brita Wagener at the Benjamin T. Ford Lecture. “This agreement has the potential not only to boost transatlantic trade and investment, but also to serve as a blueprint for the global trade system as a whole.” On April 19, Wagener was welcomed to Pace’s New York City Campus as this year’s guest lecturer sponsored by the History Department at the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. Wagener spoke about recent developments in the transatlantic partnership between the United States and the European Union, as well as the issues relating to Iran, conflict in Ukraine, and job creation in both the United States and Europe. n

Funny Business On March 29, author, playwright, television writer, owner of Silly Robin Productions, and President of Big Head Productions Alan Zweibel took to the Schimmel stage for an interview with Lubin School of Business Dean Neil Braun as the Spring 2016 Executive in Residence. Dean Braun asked Zweibel about his many accolades—which include multiple Emmy, Writers Guild of America, and TV Critics awards for his work on television, including Saturday

Night Live, PBS’ Great Performances, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, Monk, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Late Show with David Letterman—and career trajectory before a packed audience. Zweibel spoke about the storied beginnings of his education and career, and how persistence was the key to his many successes. And, of course, he shared a laugh with the Pace Community while telling humorous anecdotes about his life, famous friends, and his career. n

Pace Pitch Contest winner Christopher Dunn-Meynell ’17 with judges Maria Mähl, senior program manager, Clinton Global Initiative; Brendan J. Hart, cofounder and CEO, Prosper; Justin Hendrix, executive director, NYC Media Lab; Larry Perlstein, EVP, Social Life Management Inc.; and Bruce Bachenheimer, executive director, Entrepreneurship Lab.

Perfect Pitch From no-slip active wear to an expandable suitcase, the Entrepreneurship Lab welcomed seven finalists to pitch their entrepreneurial ventures and business plans in three minutes or less at the 12th Annual Pace Pitch Contest 8


for a chance to win $1,000 in funding. Entrepreneurship student Christopher Dunn-Meynell ’17 took home first place for Ondori Anime, a selective and competitive anime merchandise popup shop that temporarily operates out of rented storefronts near anime conventions around the country. Combining successful retail management experience with his passion for anime, he created Ondori Anime as a solution to complicated licensing that prevents anime fans like himself from purchasing merchandise of their favorite shows.

Second place was awarded to Helpteer, an app that uses geolocation to find volunteering opportunities and projects nearby, and third place was awarded to Everyday Pace, a calendar app for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Co-founder and former CEO of EliteDaily.com David Arabov ’12 delivered a keynote address about his own success with the Millennial-focused media company that started during his time at Pace. “We had to really hustle, and really be scrappy, and really find everything we could possibly find to… make this happen,” says Arabov, encouraging this year’s contestants to continue on with their business ventures. n


BRIGHT AND EARLY START Preparing students for the professions has always been the hallmark of a Pace education. But what about preparing graduating high school students for college? According to newly released data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), only 37% of US high school seniors are prepared for college-level coursework in math and reading. To help fill this gap, the University

launched the free Pace Path Early Start program, which provides added support for selected students and gives them the tools they need to successfully begin their college experience. This summer, 299 students participated in the mathematics jump-start, 50 in the college immersion, and more than 40 in the financial counseling programs for students and their parents/guardians. n

OASIS Program Grows Grads

Three’s Company

At Pace’s recent New York City Undergraduate Commencement ceremony held at Madison Square Garden, eight students from the Ongoing Academic and Social Instructional Support (OASIS) program were among the diploma recipients. These eight graduates represent the largest group—thus far—to complete this relatively new program. The OASIS college support program coaches and mentors students with high functioning autism and other learning challenges during their tenure at Pace. The graduates represent various programs offered at the University: business, history, psychology, professional studies, and technology. Nearly all of this year’s OASIS graduates were able to maintain overall GPAs of 3.2–3.6 and all have been granted opportunities for internships through a new employment readiness initiative. n

Adding to the list of prestigious award winners, three Pace University students received Fulbright Scholarships this spring. In the coming year, English language and literature graduate Rachel Fauth ’15 will travel to South Korea for an English Teaching Assistantship; political science, peace and justice studies, and French graduate Kayla Korvne ’15 will travel to Senegal for political science research; and political science and peace and justice

Rachel Fauth ’15

Kayla Korvne ’15

studies graduate Jessie Meredith ’16 will travel to Jordan for urban development and planning research. Designed to promote international goodwill through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards less than 2,000 grants each year to students to conduct research or teach English abroad. Since 2002, 46 Pace students have received Fulbright awards. n

Jessie Meredith ’16

NY1 Shines a Spotlight on Pace Students NY1’s Parenting Correspondent Shelley Goldberg took her crew to Pace’s New York City Campus to talk with students about college as a transformative experience, what they wished they knew before going away to school, and much more. Each two-minute segment featured between three and five Pace students and was aired on NY1 up to 25 times during three-day cycles. n




COOKING UP A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE This March, Pace University’s Lubin School of Business unveiled a partnership with the International Culinary Center (ICC) that enables students to gain both technical skills in the kitchen and business savvy in the Big Apple. High-achieving graduates of ICC’s Professional Culinary Arts program will be eligible to transfer credits toward Pace’s BBA in Management— Hospitality and Tourism Management program, while Pace students enrolled in the BBA program will receive priority admission and a partial scholarship to the ICC program. Current management student Jaeseo (James) Park ’17 is one of the first Pace students to enroll in the ICC program as a way to advance his aspiring career in food television. “This amazing opportunity means everything to me and it will truly be one of the best parts of my Pace experience,” he says. Dean of the Lubin School of Business Neil Braun, JD, called the partnership “a potent combination that will give a competitive edge to students interested in launching a career in this industry.” n

A Salute to Student Vets In a collaboration with Pace University, Birds Nest Foundation CEO Avis Richards, and WPIX/Tribune Media, six of Pace’s student veterans were profiled as part of a series that ran on PIX11 from March to August. The series was produced to serve as a PSA to create awareness of certain shortcomings of the current GI Bill and to help earn support for the Veterans Education $1 Million Matching Challenge, which will match donations up to $1 million and send US military vets to college. n



Mobile Apps for the Ages More than 250 students from tri-state area high schools and colleges participated in the second Westchester Smart Mobile App Development Bowl on April 15, held on the Pleasantville Campus. This year’s challenge, Put Yourself on the MAAP! Mobile Apps for the Aging Population, had students design original app solutions that would improve the experience of aging persons in an area where their needs are unmet or under-served. Teams were judged for their app’s creativity, usability, and functionality. The winning team The Rock Club consisted of students from Mamaroneck High School who were presented the Westchester Smart Award—a grand prize of $1,000 and various high-tech gadgets—by Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino for their app that serves as a onestop-shop for all technology related questions that the aging population might have. Other app ideas presented ranged in solutions to transportation, communication, finances, and more. n

A Field of Dreams It was destiny that the final season at Pace Field in Briarcliff would be a dream come true, as the Pace softball team captured its first-ever Northeast-10 Conference Championship. After earning her first NE-10 Conference Softball Coach of the Year award, 34th-year head coach Claudia Stabile and her team took home the championship trophy and center

fielder Larissa Labs was named the NE-10 Championship MVP. “She did it for us,” said Stabile of Pace Field. “Every time we think we’re leaving this field, we always end up back here. Now that we’re leaving for good, we gave her a proper farewell.” The team returns to action this spring at its new home on the Pleasantville Campus. n


A Big Day for Athletics On April 30, Pace University’s Athletics Department celebrated the legacy and generosity of three Setters. The day began with the Ianniello Field House grand opening, marking a new era in athletics with a state-of-the-art 14,010 square-foot facility, thanks to a $2 million gift from Pace Trustee and football alumnus Joseph Ianniello ’90. “It means a great deal to me personally because I spent so much time here and effort with the athletics program, and to be in a position to be able to give back is humbling and rewarding at the same time,” said Ianniello in an interview with FiOS1 News. After, the Pace Community turned its focus to the history and influence

of the baseball program for the rededication of Peter X. Finnerty Field and the dedication of Fred Calaicone dugout and number retirement ceremonies. The late Peter X. Finnerty and Fred Calaicone served as the founder of the Athletics Department in 1947 and the baseball program’s head coach for 20 years, respectively. The renovated Peter X. Finnerty Field includes field turf, two enclosed dugouts, a new press box located behind home plate, seating located in front of the press box, and lights, and serves as the home field for the Pace baseball and field hockey teams. Of the two dugouts in Finnerty Field, the home dugout has been dedicated to Calaicone, with his number 30 retired as well. n

In a League of Their Own Five new members were inducted into the Pace Athletics Hall of Fame on April 29 as part of the Class of 2016. This year’s inductees and honorees included: n Stephen J. Friedman, Pace University president and recipient of the Peter X. Finnerty Leadership Award. To date, the premier award has been presented only five times. n Joe O’Donnell, former director of Athletics. During his 14 years in this role, he earned several NE-10 Conference titles, 27 NCAA tournament appearances, two ECAC championships, and led the development of the Goldstein Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center, among other accolades. n Suzette Gehl ’99, one of the most decorated studentathletes in the softball program’s history. Some of Gehl’s many

accomplishments include being named Pace Female Athlete of the Year in 1999, receiving two NE-10 All-Conference honors, and still holding the first-place record for career RBI (119) and single-season RBI (44 in 1999). n Rich Johnson ’87 is a Pace football two-time ECAC Division II All-Star. Johnson still owns the Pace career records for receiving yards (2,614) and receptions (188), and has the most receiving yards (1,143) and receptions (75) in a single season. n Todd Ziogas ’98 has had a storied basketball career. Before playing professionally in Greece and on the Brooklyn Kings USBL team, Ziogas led the Setters to an NCAA Tournament at-large bid in 1998–1999 and scored a career total of 1,892 points. He started all 110 games and holds honors such as Rookie of the

Meet the Pace Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016. From left: Todd Ziogas ’98 (Men’s Basketball), former Director of Athletics Joe O’Donnell, Ginny Ziogas Torreso ’96 (Women’s Basketball), Suzette Gehl ’99 (Softball), and Rich Johnson ’87 (Football).

Year and Co-Pace Male Athlete of the Year and Player of the Year by Met Basketball Writers Association. n Ginny Ziogas Torreso ’96 was part of one of the most successful eras in Pace women’s basketball history. With 1,540 all-time points, Ziogas Torreso

helped the Setters to a 97-24 overall record during her career, earned an ECAC Championship, and two NCAA appearances, including a Sweet 16 run. In 1996, she was named the Pace Letterwinner of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year, and received the Award of Valor. n W WW.PACE .E DU



In the News “There’s no denying the history of a place where Lee Strasberg and Elia Kazan taught the Stanislavski method to the likes of Marlon Brando, James Dean, Al Pacino, and Robert De Niro. Plus, students get to sit in the audience during Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio and listen in as James Lipton asks movie stars, ‘What is your favorite curse word?’” The Hollywood Reporter on ranking the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University among the top 25 best drama schools for an MFA.

“My immediate reaction was to give them hugs and help them walk out by themselves and just be there for them and comfort them, which is what I know how to do and what I could offer them.” Eyewitness News spoke with Pace student Camille Marino, who walked into the aftermath of the Hoboken train crash and helped those in distress.

“Were you as excited as I sound? Because this is the trip of a lifetime!” WABC-TV Tiempo host Joe Torres interviewed Media, Communications, and Visual Arts Professor Maria Luskay, EdD, and student Joe Ramiro Gonzalez about Luskay’s spring course, which took 15 students to Cuba to shoot and produce a documentary during President Obama’s historic visit and the free Rolling Stones concert.

“At a time when many law schools are retrenching, this gift allows us to strengthen our program, especially the in-the-field learning that we believe is so crucial for students’ success in practice.” The Wall Street Journal quoted Elisabeth Haub School of Law Dean David Yassky on the impact the Haub family gift will have on the Law School.

“Here at Pace, we’re invested in that not only veterans transition from combat to classroom seamlessly, but equally as important that they transition from the classroom to their respective meaningful careers.” PIX11 quoted Robert Rahni, assistant director of Veteran Affairs, as part of a series of interviews with six Pace student veterans to raise awareness of the Veterans Education Challenge to help fund higher education for returning veterans.



“Students at Pace University in Pleasantville, NY, have not given up on the Legislature. They believe they can, through reason alone, get it to ban the use of elephants in performances in New York. These citizen activists, students at the university’s Environmental Policy Clinic, have written a bill and they have persuaded two Westchester County lawmakers to sponsor it.”

“Law students and professors spent their spring break with the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project, providing legal assistance to women and children seeking asylum in the United States…As a result of their efforts, more than 90 women and children were released to join family members already residing in the United States.”

The New York Times Editorial Board lauded Pace students who wrote the Elephant Protection Act. The bill passed the New York Senate 62-0.

The Journal News, on a group of Pace students and professors who volunteered at the country’s largest immigrant detention center in Dilley, Texas.


ALUMNI to GEN Z u Pioneering Environmental Law u Producing Groundbreaking Documentaries u Mentoring for the Future u Securing Our Cyberspace u Welcoming a New Generation





Feature ­— The Elisabeth Haub School of Law

A New Era at Pace The Elisabeth Haub School of Law


t was an early sign of the pioneering life she would go on to lead when Amalie Luise Elisabeth Haub, born in 1899, dared to become the first woman in her town to earn a driver’s license. “That was my grandmother,” said Christian W. E. Haub. “She was a brave woman with strong opinions and from the very beginning she was fearless about challenging the status quo.” In the wake of World War II, Elisabeth, as she was known throughout her life, would need to call on all of these qualities when she became the first woman to lead her family’s business, Tengelmann Group, which had been founded by her grandfather in 1855 for “wholesale trade in groceries.” And it was as head of Tengelmann Group that Haub witnessed first-hand the toll that some industry practices were taking on the environment in Germany and Western Europe. From there, she blazed a trail in global environmental advocacy that has left an enduring Liliane and Christian W. E. Haub impact on nature at their home in Greenwich, conservation laws around Connecticut. the world and inspired

a longstanding partnership—spanning three generations of the Haub family—with Pace Law School’s renowned environmental law program. “When Elisabeth Haub began to take up the fight for the environment in the 1960s, the field of environmental law didn’t even exist yet,” said Nicholas A. Robinson, University Professor on the Environment and Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law Emeritus. Robinson, who launched the environmental law program at Pace, has worked closely with the Haub family over the past several decades, in conjunction with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, which Elisabeth Haub helped to found, as well as the United Nation’s Environment Programme. “With extraordinary vision and foresight, she understood that policy was not enough, that laws were needed to enforce those policies and ensure they took effect.” On the strength of a generous gift from the Haub Family, Pace recently honored Elisabeth Haub’s life and legacy by renaming its law school in her honor. Providing vital endowment support for the Law School, the Haub family’s gift will support a range of initiatives based in the environmental law program, including the establishment

by Sarah H. O’Brien

Photography: Jayne Wexler



Feature ­— The Elisabeth Haub School of Law

of a Haub Scholars program, which will provide reduced tuition to a select group of the most outstanding environmental law students and enable them to pursue international study experiences. The gift will also endow new faculty positions that will attract leading scholars to the school, including a chair in environmental law, a chair in public international law, and an annual visiting scholar in a related field. Like the woman who inspired it, the Haub family’s gift represents a game changer in many respects. Not only is it the largest gift in the University’s history, it is the first gift to endow an environmental law program anywhere in the world. What’s more, it makes the Elisabeth Haub School of Law only the second law school in the United States to be named solely for a woman, the other being named for Sandra Day O’Connor—an achievement that Christian Haub says his grandmother would have found especially rewarding. When asked to consider the impact of their family’s gift on Pace, Christian and his wife, Liliane, said that they hoped it would encourage all Elisabeth Haub School of Law students to become educated in the principles of sustainability. “But even more important,” added Christian, “we hope that my grandmother’s extraordinary life will serve as an inspiration to everyone at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, no matter what their field. Elisabeth Haub was never afraid to do something that hadn’t been done before, and we think that is a wonderful guiding light for the students and faculty at Pace.”

A Family Tradition


ndeed, for the past 40 years, Elisabeth Haub’s life has continued to serve as a guiding light for her own family. Since Haub’s death in 1977,



her children and grandchildren have furthered her environmental work through Tengelmann Group and with the founding of the Elisabeth Haub Foundations for Environmental Law and Policy. Elisabeth’s daughter-in-law, Helga Haub, built upon her vision by expanding the Haub Foundations to the United States and Canada, and Elisabeth’s son, Erivan Haub, led Tengelmann to become an early adopter of sustainable management practices. Today, as co-CEO of Tengelmann with his brother Karl-Erivan, Christian Haub endeavors to find effective ways to balance the needs of industry and the environment. Liliane Haub has assumed responsibility for continuing the work of Helga and Elisabeth, and she has also been instrumental in deepening the family’s engagement with Pace, where she now serves as a member of the University’s Board of Trustees. Over those same 40 years, Pace and the Haub family have worked together to advance the practice, as well as the impact and visibility of environmental law in the United States and around the world. To raise its stature at the global level, for example, they joined forces with the International Council of Environmental Law to create the Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Diplomacy. Launched in 1997, the prestigious award recognizes the innovation, skill, and accomplishments of diplomats and other negotiators who work to shape environmental practices around the world. At the most recent ceremony for the Haub Award in 2015, Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon honored recipients Macharia Kamau, ambassador of Kenya to the UN, and Csaba Kőrösi, ambassador of Hungary to the UN, for their “extraordinary service in helping

to establish a set of visionary sustainable development goals.” Pace President Stephen J. Friedman remarked on the evolution of the relationship between Pace and the Haub family and the importance of the intergenerational links that have brought about this new era at the Law School. “Pace University is thrilled to deepen and broaden its partnership with the Haub family, bolster our environmental curriculum, and continue leading the progress of environmental law and regulation,” said Friedman. “An extraordinary gift of this kind occurs when donors and institutions come together in support of a shared vision. We are deeply grateful to the Haub family and look forward to building on Elisabeth Haub’s admirable legacy at Pace University.”

A Look to the Future


s the Haubs look ahead, they remain committed to environmental sustainability as the driving philanthropic value of their family and they regard education as the key to advancing sustainable practices both in the home and around the world. They are especially excited about the opportunities that Elisabeth Haub School of Law students and faculty will have to make an impact at the global level through their work with the UN Environmental Programme and with the new Haub Scholars Program. “My grandmother understood that environmental damage was not limited to a single country or region,” said Christian Haub. “She knew it was a global problem and she was a pioneer in galvanizing people at that level. Today we must be able to put environmental laws into a global framework and learn to harmonize regulations across regions and countries, balancing the needs of people, agriculture, business, and commerce.”

“Environmental problems recognize no borders,” added Liliane, who also serves on the board of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming. “And environmental work knows no bounds. There is a Native American philosophy about the stewardship of seven generations. That is, when you make a decision today, you must make it so that it will have a positive impact for seven generations. That is what we all must do— not just for ourselves, but for our children and their future.” While dividing their time between the United States and Germany, the Haubs said they plan to stay closely involved with Pace as their family’s gift begins to take shape across the Law School and environmental law program. “In no field is the work of our graduates more urgently needed. And at no time have they had a better opportunity

to make a difference than now, as public opinion around the world is focused on the challenge of climate change,” said David Yassky, JD, dean of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law. “With this gift, the Haubs have challenged us to meet this moment by creating the finest environmental law program in the country. We stand ready to meet the challenge.” “For our grandmother to be the inspiration of all this, to have her name go down as one of the visionary environmentalists of the 20th century, is extraordinary,” said Christian Haub. “Elisabeth Haub wasn’t an environmental lawyer. She wasn’t a law professor. She supported the law because she admired it and she knew how important it was for changing the world. She was a woman who made things happen and we know she would have been thrilled and proud to find so many kindred spirits at Pace.”

Photos old and new fill the Haub family home and serve as a reminder of Elisabeth Haub’s long-lasting impact on the environment and world.




Feature ­— Producing Documentaries




kicked into gear, Mick Jagger, in Britishtinged Spanish, yelled, “Finalmente, los tiempos están cambiando.” The times are changing! Among the crowd was a group of Pace filmmakers, who were witnessing history first-hand and getting course credit. As part of Pace’s Producing the Documentary course, 15 students led by Professor and Program Director for the MA in Media and Communication Arts program Maria Luskay, EdD, and New York Times “Dot Earth” blogger and Pace Academy Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding Andrew Revkin, spent a week in Cuba filming historians and experts in environmental and architectural conservation, organic farms supplying the mint for Havana mojitos, historic streets lined with 1950s era sedans, and even President Obama’s visit, the first for a US President in more than 50 years. “We got to witness history being made, from Obama to the Rolling Stones. For one week in March 2016, Cuba opened its doors to the United States and America stepped inside,” says Luskay. The film, Cuba’s Crossroads—Hope, Rock and [R]Evolution, premiered at the Jacob Burns Film Center on May 10. ••••••••••••

A team from Pace’s MCVA Department, led by professors Maria Luskay and Melanie LaRosa, was invited by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) to produce a short video to mark the 100 year anniversary of its founding. The film, which explores the history of the museum, the development of its extraordinary collection of Native American artifacts, and what it means to be a museum of living culture, premiered at the centennial celebration on May 11.



One alumnus and one student-athlete root for their shared home team and for each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success through the Alumni-Student Mentoring Program. by Kaitie Catania illustrations by Michele Melcher



Feature ­— Home Field Advantage


n February 22, 2013, the Pace University Baseball team was trailing 22–0 in the fourth inning and bases were loaded with University of Tampa Spartans. That’s when the coach called over freshman Dylan Mouzakes ’16 and told him to warm up his pitch—he was going to be taking the mound for the first time as a member of the baseball team. The pressure and excitement that Mouzakes felt in that moment as a freshman is not unlike the current adrenaline rush he’s experiencing as a new alumnus. A lifetime of baseball practice, four years of the University’s rigorous academics and experiential learning, and a well-deserved Pace diploma now culminate into a second high-stakes moment for him: the next chapter of his life. “It’s exciting, it’s nerve-wracking, it’s…setting me up for the entire rest of my life,” he says. Mouzakes began preparing for this next chapter during his senior year, when he reached out to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations for possible networking opportunities. He was searching for a resource that could better position him for his post-Pace plans and help him utilize both his baseball talent and his BBA in Finance. What he got—or rather who he got—was Adam Engelman ’04, a mentor in the Alumni-Student Mentoring Program. As a Finance Director at KPMG, Engelman is part of a unique network of Pace alumni mentors who have experience

across a variety of fields, professions, and industries that provide insight, access, and preparation to student protégés through the Alumni-Student Mentoring Program. Recently created by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, the program is designed to accomplish three goals—to enhance self-reflection, communication, and critical thinking skills for alumni and students through personal interaction; to empower students to actively convey their strengths, skills, and value as they pursue internships and careers; and to position alumni and students as leaders in their communities and workplaces—all of which directly align with the Pace Path’s goals, according to Assistant Vice President of Alumni and Parent Relations Dawn Rigney. “Students are learning that there is a network of successful individuals, who at one time experienced similar issues on their paths to success, who are willing to help them as they navigate life decisions, question career paths and opportunities, and build their own robust network,” she says, adding that “for alumni, this is a way to see the great talent at Pace today, learn how their alma mater has adapted to the needs of the industry, and even find great future employees.”



Engelman, who earned his MBA at Pace and has since worked at companies like JPMorgan Chase and MasterCard, began advising students through KPMG’s university mentorship program. “I’m a finance person, but not a typical finance person. I love talent management and training. I don’t like to just crunch numbers all day long. I like to interact with people,” he says. Searching for both a deeper connection to his alma mater and an opportunity to mentor students closer to his home in White Plains, where he raises three sons who are active on sports teams, Engelman contacted Pace. He was matched with Mouzakes in the fall of 2015 and the two have since shared professional interests, advice, support, and sports talk. A year later, both respectfully refer to the other as “friend.” Both Mouzakes and Engelman managed busy schedules during their participation in the program. For Mouzakes, it was balancing his roles as captain of the baseball team and president of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, maintaining his academic standing on the Dean’s List and in the Pforzheimer Honors College and Lubin Business Honors Program, and an on-campus job; while Engelman stayed busy with his full-time job and family at home. At times, the two would meet at 7:00 a.m. just to share a quick breakfast and some face time.


he program requires mentors and mentees to meet between two and four times during the length of the mentorship, and to be proactive and open minded with regular communication. While their program commitment is now over, the two chose to continue to stay connected through e-mails, calls, and texts when they cannot meet in person to discuss things like Mouzakes’ baseball and finance careers, what Engelman should expect from his son’s travel baseball team, new technologies, and more. “If I recall to our last conversation, we spoke about [Mouzakes’] career path. Did he want to go into personal



“I definitely want to become a mentor because that’s something that helped me a lot, and I know that the person I am today was influenced by the program.”

wealth management or corporate finance? I had been through the exact same thing—I lived through it. So, I could tell him how mine turned out, but couldn’t make the decision for him,” says Engelman. Prior to participating in the Alumni-Student Mentoring Program, Mouzakes connected with the alumni network when he attended a special student-athlete brunch with alumnus Barry Klarberg ’81, ’85, CEO and founder of Monarch Wealth & Business Management, who was speaking on campus and meeting with students as the Spring 2015 Executive in Residence. At the brunch, Klarberg invited Mouzakes for a formal interview at his company and later hired him as a summer intern—his intern, to be exact. “Barry Klarberg was my boss, and he was a very cool guy and helped me out a lot,” says Mouzakes. At the time of his internship, he hadn’t yet considered a career in wealth management; however, after conversations with Engelman, who worked in the wealth management industry for years, it’s now a strong career path contender that Mouzakes has the experience to pursue. These candid and honest conversations with someone he can relate to are what Mouzakes says differentiates the program from other resources available to students at Pace. Of their conversations, the two agree that baseball is where they bond the most. They’ve discussed Mouzakes’ plan to pursue a career with an independent baseball team while his momentum is strong, though the recent alumnus admits that the sport wasn’t always in the cards for him. In fact, a high school coach once cautioned him to choose another route in college. Engelman, on the

Feature ­— Home Field Advantage

other hand, sings a much more supportive tune. “If he turns professional or goes into consulting…10 years from now, I bet he’ll be highly successful,” he says of his protégé, hinting that he wouldn’t be at all disappointed or surprised to receive Yankees tickets to see Mouzakes play sometime down the road. From the very beginning, however, Mouzakes’ academic performance was equally, if not more, important to him than his pitching performance. He chose Pace for its reputable Lubin School of Business and high graduate employment rates, and in the end, Mouzakes graduated with a Dean’s List GPA and multiple Northeast-10 Commissioner Honor Roll awards, in addition to a cochampionship and other team victories. And remember that game against the Tampa Spartans? Well, Mouzakes wasn’t able to turn the score around and bring home a win for the Setters, but he did manage to hold off the Spartans with six strikeouts in a row for a final score of 25–3. That season, while Tampa went on to win the Division II College World Series, the rookie Mouzakes ended up breaking the University record for most freshman wins with a 6–0 record, and helped take his team to regionals for the first time. “Every time I talk to a kid like [Mouzakes], I see my kids sitting in that chair. What I’ve learned from him, and my kids, is to listen to what they’re saying,” Engelman says of his experience with the talented and mature student-athlete. And with a new perspective from the other side, Mouzakes echoes that same notion that the program is mutually beneficial and enriching for both students and alumni. “I feel like sometimes people graduate from their alma mater and they want to give back, but they don’t know how to yet—like me, I’m an alumnus right now, and I’m already thinking of how I can give back to Pace. So, I think that I offered [Engelman] that possibility,” he says. With a bright career ahead of him in finance, baseball, or whatever he chooses to pursue in this next chapter, Mouzakes plans to stay connected to his home field at Pace. “I definitely want to become a mentor because that’s something that helped me a lot, and I know that the person I am today was influenced by the program.”

Box Score n Number of program participants during the

2015–2016 academic year: 238 n Who can become a mentor: Alumni who have

graduated five or more years ago and are currently employed, or recently retired no more than three years ago. n Who can become a mentee: Sophomores, juniors,

and seniors with a 3.0 GPA or better, currently enrolled in Pace University. n Time commitment of the program: Several

programs are available with varying time commitments to accommodate the mentoring style that works best for everyone’s availability: • 1:1 Mentoring: ranges from a single semester to a year-long partnership • Flash Mentoring: short, one-time conversations to address a key issue like interview preparation • Fast Mentoring: limited commitment focused on one or two significant interactions in 30 days, which can include shadowing or longer discussions on career advice n How to become a mentor or mentee: Applications

to become a mentor or mentee are available online at www.pace.edu/mentoring.

Extra, Extra Inning: This summer, Dylan Mouzakes signed his first professional baseball contract with the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks of the American Association of Professional Baseball. “It brought a smile to my face knowing that once I put the pen to paper, I became one percent of baseball players in the world that get to play pro ball,” said Mouzakes. “Nobody can take that from me.”



Feature ­— Cybersecurity

A $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation is supporting Pace’s fight for cybersecurity.


ealth insurers Anthem and Premera Blue Cross. Controversial dating

federal agencies, including the CIA, FBI, National Security Agency

site Ashley Madison. Credit reporting agency Experian. The IRS. Yahoo!.

(NSA), DARPA, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Educational toy maker VTech. US voter registration records. Hackers are

Andreea Cotoranu, senior researcher on the grant, says the

everywhere. According to the 2016 Norton Cybersecurity Insights Report,

funding “provides students with the opportunity to focus their

594 million people worldwide were affected by cybercrime last year. To put that into

academic and professional efforts in a way that meets a very serious

perspective, the US population is about 324 million. That’s a lot of people affected.

need for our nation.”

Cybersecurity impacts almost every aspect of our personal and professional lives.

A designated National Center of Academic Excellence in

As a result, protecting data and information systems from unauthorized access is more

Information Assurance Education by the NSA and DHS, Pace

important and more challenging than ever before. The unprecedented demand for

recognized a unique opportunity very early on and over the past

professionals with exceptional skills and expertise in critical cybersecurity disciplines,

10 years has expanded its focus on cybersecurity, developing

including network security administration, cryptography, biometrics, and digital forensics,

new degree programs and student opportunities, and cultivating

is continuing to increase as smaller, faster data and communications devices proliferate,

important relationships with leaders in government, business, and

technology advances, and new applications for emerging technology are identified.

private sector research and development. As a result, Pace has been

Answering the call is Pace University, which in 2015 was awarded

supported by the NSF since 2010, when the University first received

a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to

a $1 million CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS) grant to

train the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. The grant,

fully support up to four cybersecurity scholars each year, assist

authored by Li-Chiou Chen, PhD; Joseph Ryan, PhD; Andreea

and advance student research, and fund outreach programs into

Cotoranu; and Darren Hayes, DPS, provides critical financial support

2015. An application submitted to the NSF last year resulted in an

for the CyberCorps Scholars program, which each year covers tuition

additional award of $2.5 million that continues the Pace CyberCorps

(plus a generous stipend) for exceptional students, assists student

program and other academic initiatives into the year 2020.

research in cybersecurity, and directs several outreach efforts to high

“With the continuous support from the NSF, Pace’s CyberCorps

school and community college students and teachers. This is the

program is expecting to produce the next generation of cybersecu-

second time the University has received NSF funding for this purpose.

rity professionals who can fit into the workplace with not only their

Through programs offered by the Seidenberg School of Computer

computing expertise but also practical hands-on skills and problem-

Science and Information Systems and the Dyson College of Arts

solving capabilities,” said program director Chen.

and Sciences, the University has taken its approach to cybersecurity

National security is too important to be left to chance. The NSF

training and education to the next level. Not only is Pace preparing

grant represents a vital credential for cybersecurity training and

college students for careers in this field, it’s leveling the playing field

education at Pace University. More importantly, it’s a strategic

by encouraging and creating opportunities for female students and

investment in protecting sensitive data and information systems at

planting seeds of opportunity at an even earlier age through training

all levels by ensuring the availability of highly skilled job candidates

seminars for high school teachers and cyber camps for high school

eager to put their cybersecurity training to work.

students, made possible in large part through the NSF funding.

“Cybersecurity has become an issue which affects millions of

In offering one-of-a-kind internships and other benefits to Pace

Americans as well as our critical infrastructure and national security.

students, the University is both uniquely preparing them for success in

It is paramount that we have the training and emerging workers to

a rapidly growing segment of the nation’s technology-based economy

address and enter this field, and I know Pace University will offer top-

and creating an ongoing source of qualified professionals ready to

notch instruction to prepare these students to tackle these [eminent]

apply their skills in both government and business. Pace graduates—

threats,” says Chuck Schumer, US Senator for New York.

armed with cybersecurity training—have been hired by a range of

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And Then There Was


A new generation has arrived. Find out how Generation Z is making a mark in the classroom, in the workplace, and in the world. MOST OF US HAVEN’T YET WRAPPED OUR HEADS AROUND MILLENNIALS, but there’s already a new kid in town: Generation Z. You may have heard them referred to as iGeneration, Digital Natives, Homeland Generation, Plurals, Gen Tech, Centennials, the Founders, the Last Generation, and even Zillennials. Whatever you’re calling them, they’re here. And they’re already making themselves heard. So, what do we know about them? Born somewhere between 1996 and 2000, they’re the most technologically advanced generation yet—and also the most technologically dependent. They’ve never known a world without smartphones and the constant connection they provide. They are diverse and open-minded, anxious and cautious, entrepreneurial and hardworking. Their communication style is radically different than past generations, but they still value face-to-face contact. They view the world with a fresh set of eyes, but they don’t like to read things as long as this introduction. But please don’t call them lazy—they’re not. And they’re also not Millennials. They are Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and US Olympians Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky. They are transgender activist Jazz Jennings, NYC chef Flynn McGarry, and CEO Moziah Bridges. They are Harold Ekeh, who was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools, and Alma Deutscher, who composed her first piano sonata at age seven. They are Kendall and Kylie Jenner and Malia and Sasha Obama. They are our children and our grandchildren, our students, our customers and clients, our soon-to-be employees, and our future bosses. We spoke with faculty, staff, students, and one of the leading experts in Millennials/Gen Z. These are some of the things we uncovered about the newest generation in town.



Feature ­— Who Is Gen Z?

WHO ARE THEY? Renowned Millennial and Gen Z expert

Lindsey Pollak points out five things you should know about Generation Z. Gen Zers are…


Diverse. Gen Z will be the most diverse and the first multicultural majority generation in American history. They’ve grown up with an AfricanAmerican president and same sex marriage as the law of the land. “There’s a movement of kids today to not check a box for what ethnicity they are on a school form because you are lots of different ethnicities. This idea that identity is a mish-mosh of a lot of things,” says Pollak. “Diversity is an expectation, it is simply a fact of life.”


Cautious realists. “This is the generation that came of age as youths during the financial crisis. So the reality of growing up when times are economically tough—when the bottom fell out of the global economy—is somewhat similar to the generation that grew up with the Great Depression,” says Pollak, adding that knowing how bad things can get, “they become savers and more cautious in their financial choices.”


Visual communicators. Long e-mails are not the way to reach them. In fact, don’t even bother sending e-mails—they’re antiquated. “They have grown up on emoji, Snapchat, and Instagram. Even the 140 characters of Twitter are too many for them,” says Pollak. “If a picture used to be worth 1,000 words, now it’s worth all the words.”


Mobile-first. “Gen Z is the first mobile-first generation. Certainly, Millennials are very comfortable with their phones, but Gen Z has taken it to a different level,” says Pollak.


Entrepreneurial. “Because of people like Mark Zuckerberg we think, ‘oh, Millennials are such big entrepreneurs.’ We actually looked at the business start numbers—Millennials are not entrepreneurial,” says Pollak, “but Gen Zs, when you do studies on them in high school, we see a rise in entrepreneurial classes and clubs.” A translator among generations, Lindsey Pollak is the leading voice on millennials in the workplace and a frequent speaker at universities around the US, including at Pace. Her advice has appeared in media outlets including TODAY, The New York Times, CNN, and NPR.



Generation Z in the Workforce

Soon Generation Z will be arriving in your office and there’s more to them than meets the iPhone. These teens have resumes. Summer jobs like camp counselor and ice cream server are on the decline, but that doesn’t mean Gen Z is sleeping-in. “They’re coming into our Career Services offices from high school with resumes chock-full of work and volunteer experience, and advanced technology skills,” says Bless Vaidian, director of career counseling at Pace. “Gen Z has done more and has more on their resumes than students in the past.” Mind the communications gap. When it comes to communications, less isn’t always more. “I got a resume from a student. There was no message in the body of the e-mail, no note—nothing,” says Vaidian. “I thought ‘does she have an appointment with me?’ I went through my calendar. She finally e-mailed me back and said ‘Sorry, I don’t have a meeting. I wanted to apply to an internship.’” This is a common obstacle in the workplace, says Lindsey Pollak, who urges the importance of teaching students today that they need to be a “communication chameleon”.


77% 28

of students would be interested in starting their own business


They are creating their own career paths. Landing a job at a Fortune 500 company isn’t for everyone, but studies show that Gen Z is more interested in entrepreneurship than previous generations. Why? Professor Bruce Bachenheimer, executive director of Pace’s Entrepreneurship Lab, says they’re skeptical, having grown up during the recession. “Gen Z has seen their parents work as loyal employees for a big company, come home every day at 6:00 p.m. for dinner, and take their annual two weeks of vacation,” he says. “But then they watched as their parents were laid off, lost their dignity, and had to take two menial jobs to support themselves and the family. They questioned this loyalty to big companies and thought, ‘Do I have more control over my destiny if I go the entrepreneurial route?’” Bosses will need to be flexible in terms of how they get from point A to point Z. “I talk to hiring managers who are perplexed by the Gen Z kids. Established employees can be troubled by the ever present multi-devices and multi-tasking, listening to Kendrick Lamar on headphones while they work on a complex piece of data analytics,” says Jonathan Hill, DPS, dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. “However, these kids are also highly accomplishmentoriented, so managers need to focus on the deliverables and be more tolerant as these young employees create a work environment where they feel productive.”

AND THE “Z”URVEY SAYS… STRONGEST CAREER OR WORK-RELATED SKILL: • Communication • Organization • Determination • Leadership • Interpersonal skills


• Ambitious • Innovative • Lit • Open-minded • Technological

Feature ­— Who Is Gen Z?


We surveyed nearly 200 incoming Pace (and Generation Z) students about everything from their favorite apps to their biggest concerns for the future. Here’s what they had to say:

BIGGEST CONCERN FOR THEIR GENERATION: • Technology reliance • Job security • Environment/climate change • Election • Access to education/ student debt • Racism and social justice


• Selfish • Entitled • Technological • Immature

Gen Z in the Classroom Professors weigh in on some of the gaps in the classroom and how professors can engage Gen Z: n What’s an e-mail? // “My two kids are Gen Z. I said to them ‘I sent you an

e-mail two days ago. Why didn’t you respond?’ And they said ‘What century are you from? We don’t check e-mail.’ Professors need to adapt and use the technology this generation is using.” —Xiao-lei Wang, PhD, Acting Dean and Professor, School of Education n But I saw it on Twitter // “Faculty are concerned that when students look for information, they just blindly say ‘Oh, I saw a post yesterday.’ What does that mean? That’s not research or a journal article with valid information. You’re just repeating a rumor or some trivial bit of information that someone posted out there. We have to educate the next generation on what we call ‘facts’. I know facts are hard to come by, but at least when you’re making statements—what is your argument and why should we believe you?” —Joseph Ryan, PhD, Criminal Justice and Security Department Chair n They are their own brand managers // “Every young person, intentionally or unintentionally, is developing a personal brand. So I say to my students ‘Go back and clean up your internet presence because it is what communicates to the world who you are and what you are before people even get a chance to know you.’ Today, the first thing people do when they’re meeting someone is Google them to see what comes up.” —Larry Chiagouris, PhD, Professor of Marketing n Curtain’s down for the sage on the stage // “The traditional way of

teaching is ‘We are the authority, you listen to me’—what we call the sage on the stage way of teaching—but more and more our role is that of a facilitator. We don’t need to spoon feed them everything. This generation has the skills and capacity to learn on their own through technology.” —Xiao-lei Wang, PhD n Building digital solutions to problems // “The wonderful thing about

Gen Z students is that they truly believe that the next killer app should solve a societal or global problem, not just make a lot of money. The Seidenberg School, through dedicated faculty like Christelle Scharff, PhD, who has spent much of her career developing technologies to address problems in the developing world, and Jean Coppola, PhD, who has focused her talents on health care and gerontology (Gen Z taking care of Baby Boomers!) has created a learning environment where technology in service has always been our first priority.” —Jonathan Hill, DPS, Seidenberg Dean ZURVEY SAYS


of students prefer in-person classes to online classes

“This is no surprise to me at all,” says School of Education Professor Gerald Ardito, DPS. “While students value the convenience of online classes, they also crave and seek out connections with others.”



Feature ­— Who Is Gen Z?

Parenting in the Digital Age

Pace alumna and Dyson Adjunct Professor of Psychology Jennifer Powell-Lunder, PsyD, shares some of her Gen Z findings, challenges, and tips for understanding your tech-obsessed teen. You are part of two different cultures. “It’s important to understand that we have a whole set of parents that are raising kids that were not born in the same culture they were born in. Not since the Industrial Revolution has there been such a difference. People have been born in different eras, but the impact that the digital age has had on all of our lives is immense. The more exposed and open parents are to acknowledging that there is this cultural divide, the better off they are.” It’s not that they don’t care. “Their tolerance for shock is far higher than any other generation and the reason is very simple: they’ve been so exposed to the media, with easy access everywhere, that it takes a lot to really affect them. Our kids coming up are so overexposed that sometimes people misinterpret their lack of reaction to events as being that they don’t

care. That’s not what it is. It’s just that they’ve grown up with exposure that no other generation has had.” The family that plays together, stays together. “I think technology scares a lot of parents because they don’t feel as comfortable with it as their kids do. But allowing kids to teach them Pokémon Go for example…you can’t empower somebody more than to make them feel competent and useful. That’s the greatest mechanism to make people feel validated that what they say matters. It’s not acceptable anymore to be seen and not heard. Parents need to acknowledge that we no longer live in that world.” Ignorance is not bliss. “If you ask the average girl, she’ll tell you that she has been solicited for nude photos at least

once. And as a parent you hear that and you think ‘Oh my God, not my daughter.’ A lot of things go on that parents aren’t aware of. There needs to be constant discussion about what’s happening, what’s acceptable, and what’s not. We have to help the current generation realize that you can set a line. We all have this availability and easy access, but we have to set rules and structure on how to manage it. That’s what parents need to be focusing on—less on the shock value and the denial.” Powell-Lunder is a clinical psychologist specializing in work with tweens, teens, young adults, and their families; a published researcher; contributor to Parenting Magazine, Psychology Today, The Washington Post, CBS, and more; and co-author of the bestselling book Teenage as a Second Language: A Parent’s Guide to Becoming Bilingual.


How to Speak Gen Z // If you’re at a loss for (Gen Z) words, you’re not alone. The hottest words according to our students surveyed are: LIT // Does not mean: past and past participle of light You may know it as: awesome, dope, the bee’s knees, rad, cool, far out, groovy, fresh How to use it: That party was lit! YAS // Alternate spellings include: yahs, yaaas, yaaasss, etc. You may know it as: YES! (plus double the excitement) How to use it: Me, when I’m listening to Beyoncé’s Lemonade… “YAAASSS queen!”



LOWKEY AND HIGHKEY // Does not mean: a style of lighting for film You may know it as: secretly, minimally (lowkey); intensely, very (highkey) How to use it: I’m highkey excited about Game of Thrones but lowkey scared to watch it. Others included fam, savage, slay, fleek, and yeet, but don’t spend time memorizing them because, as Powell-Lunder points out, “It’s changing constantly. Look at ‘YOLO’. If you say that to someone now, they’re going to laugh. In fact, by the time you go to print, there will be all new words.” Oops.

TOP SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS 1. Snapchat (39%) 2. Instagram (23%) 3. Twitter (14%) and YouTube (14%) making up 90% of votes Facebook only received 4% of the vote



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On challenging others to take charge // “Generation Z is motivated by the same sense of responsibility that motivates all of us—that the obligation of a human being is to be actively compassionate, alleviate suffering, and work in environmentally sustainable ways. I am quite proud of the student activists that we have at Pace. I think they challenge all of us, but particularly the faculty, to do better—to show up for the causes that we believe in rather than only talking about gender, race, or class in the classroom.”

On talking about mental health // “The stigma has diminished for sure. I think they’re more comfortable with their anxiety and depression— they’re more comfortable with psychological symptoms. We’ve witnessed doubledigit increases in students using the Counseling Center and disability services each year since 2010. This past year, we saw about a 25% increase in new students and I think that’s a function of their comfort with these topics.”

LARRY CHIAGOURIS, PHD Professor of Marketing “This is a cliché, but they view the world with a fresh set of eyes. They see the world as different, in much greater dimensions, the richness, the possibilities, to their credit, they’re

From diminishing the mental health stigma to engaging in activism, Generation Z will continue to make its mark on our world.

JESSICA LAVARIEGA MONFORTI, PHD Professor and Chair Department of Political Science On talking about politics // “In previous generations, students were socialized with the idea that politics is something you don’t discuss in public because it causes conflict. So you would see people in Generations X and Y take that to heart, and not want to engage in debate in classrooms or other public spaces. However this generation has a different idea about how to engage in political issues and conversation in the public sphere. They are much more likely to share their opinions than students in the past.”

DENISE SANTIAGO, PHD Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs On racism and white privilege // “Many of the white students I’ve interacted with are burdened with issues of privilege and coming up with viable strategies on dismantling racism and their privilege. Similarly, our students of color have a heightened sense of angst given the racial climate in our nation. All of the aforementioned support social justice movements and, in some ways, this generation is reminiscent of the activist movements of the 1960s.”

very quick to challenge the system, more so than previous generations in my opinion. They’re quick to ask the question why. They’ve grown up with so much change in their lives they tolerate it better, they accept it more readily, and as a result, they’re more likely to better handle environments in a constant state of flux or evolution—which is pretty much the environment we find ourselves in in this country and elsewhere.”



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SHOWCASING RESEARCH New Student and Faculty Research Days promote scholarship and collaboration Each year, Pace celebrates the breadth and quality of research conducted by both faculty and students. For the first time, the Office of Sponsored Research’s Annual Research Day for faculty and the Division for Student Success’ Undergraduate StudentFaculty Research Showcase for student-faculty pairings were merged to showcase all research at the inaugural Student and Faculty Research Days held on both campuses last semester. More than 60 research projects were presented with topics ranging from using virtual service animals for hospitalized elderly patients, to economic growth and development and environmental policy in China, to investigating the role of the Rb tumor suppressor protein in cancer cell invasion. Awards were presented to two student-faculty pairs: Dyson Professor Marcy Kelly, PhD, and student Elliana Gianacopoulos, who studied the dipeptide, cysteine-glycine, as the active component of glutathione that is responsible for the reductive stress-related killing of Mycobacterium bovis BCG (used for the study of tuberculosis); and Dyson Professor Aaron Steiner, PhD, and student Teresa Fotino, whose research on the characterization of interneuromast cell regrowth in the zebrafish lateral line system they hope could one day contribute to therapies for hearing loss. The ceremonies showcased Pace’s commitment to cutting-edge research, a commitment that continues to thrive and grow.



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A center striving for justice for victims of domestic violence EACH YEAR, the Pace Women’s Justice Center (PWJC) provides legal assistance to thousands of victims and survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse who can’t afford the legal help they need. Among the many services the PWJC offers is the ever-growing Court Accompaniment, Respect, and Empowerment (CARE) Program— which is aiding the fight against domestic abuse, one legal case at a time. “We need to go to court a lot with our clients,” says Natalie Sobchak, director of Pro Bono programs at the Pace Women’s Justice Center. “Domestic violence is one of those types of issues where there are many different layers for a victim or survivor. It’s very difficult for many people in that situation to come forward and talk to a lawyer or anybody else about their issues, and even more difficult to go to court and having the prospect of coming into contact with someone who has been abusing them.” Sobchak recognized there was a need to provide additional assistance to clients, and the CARE program does exactly that. Volunteers receive training in legal basics, confidentiality law, and a number of other facets, before becoming eligible to work directly with clients. Made possible through the generosity of the Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation, the program has been a resounding success. “The clients have been absolutely wonderful— they have so much appreciation for this new program and service. Many forge a very quick bond with the volunteer they’re with, and appreciate the fact that the volunteer really

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is there for them—our lawyers are doing what the lawyers need to do to make sure their legal rights are protected, but the CARE volunteer provides another level of support.” Domestic violence is a traditionally underreported crime, one that many victims and survivors sometimes have trouble discussing with close family members or friends. The CARE program has proven to help clients immensely, particularly in relation to the anxieties surrounding ongoing legal proceedings. “Many times, [a client] has no other support system. So our volunteers do provide a great asset, and the clients see that. The lawyers appreciate that assistance too, because it enables them to do their work without the constant worry of whether or not their client is OK— they know the client is in safe hands.” Sobchak is excited about the rare opportunity the program presents— one that enables lawyers and nonlawyers alike to get involved with the mission of the Pace Women’s Justice Center. “You don’t need to have a law degree or any other type of particular degree,” she says. “It’s really how you interrelate with other people.” The CARE program is just one of the ways PWJC is expanding its services. Recently, PWJC was awarded a $100,000 grant to renovate its offices to create “Gail’s House,” a free walk-in legal resource and information center for victims and survivors of domestic violence and elder abuse. These two programs illustrate how PWJC—which has been pursuing justice for victims of abuse for the last 25 years—continues to find innovative ways to meet the needs of the community. “The future is definitely expansion. We want to provide as many clients as possible with this support.”

The Importance of Sleeping Soundly A campaign that serves as a wake-up call for college students BETWEEN DEMANDING CLASSES, internships, extracurricular activities, and that next great show on Netflix, it may be tough for college students to catch those necessary Zs. But to what detriment? Four Lienhard School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students Shellene K. Dietrich, Coleen M. Jimenez ’16, Melida D. Knibbs, Ismael L. Umali— with faculty mentorship from Professor Marie Londrigan, PhD, and Karen Martin, associate director of the University Health Care Units—are studying the relationship between sleep and college students more thoroughly. Through a comprehensive review, the group uncovered some of the reasons why college students are sleep deprived, and ran a campaign to raise sleep awareness on campus. “We decided to focus on sleep deprivation within college students. Once we went that route, we did a systematic review…our research suggested that college students simply aren’t aware of sleep hygiene practices,” says Jimenez. As the group explained, basic habits

such as establishing a consistent bedtime routine, going to sleep around the same time every night, and, the big one, avoiding those ever-present phone and computer screens, can go a long way in developing a healthier sleep cycle. In hopes of spreading awareness, the group developed Sleep Awareness Week, in which they compiled elementary sleep hygiene information and distributed it around campus. “We’re giving students these tips in the hopes that they’ll improve sleep habits, maybe decrease stress, and make helpful lifestyles changes—they’ll be able to go to bed at a certain time, wake up for their morning classes. It’s to get the students’ attention, and hopefully start an awareness campaign,” says Dietrich. Through a campus-wide survey, the group found that Sleep Week raised awareness for a number of students on campus, and that some students exposed to Sleep Awareness Week material even changed their sleeping habits for the better. “Our ultimate goal is that the University will continue Sleep Awareness Week—we received good feedback from student life, and a number of other organizations we spoke with,” said Dietrich.

Shellene K. Dietrich; Ismael L. Umali; Professor Marie Londrigan, PhD; Coleen M. Jimenez; Melida D. Knibbs



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Virtual Reality Medicine Virtual reality helping patients see clearly after a stroke IN THE 21ST CENTURY, digital technologies and innovations are often coined “disruptors,” given their ability to fundamentally alter the scope of established industries. Yet while this term may sound negative, disruptive technology can oftentimes save lives— or greatly improve the quality of life for many. Through developing a virtual reality app to greatly assist the rehabilitation of post-stroke patients, the interdisciplinary Pace Team DiscoVeR hopes to vastly improve the effectiveness of a specific medical technology. “DiscoVeR started when I was approached by my professor with a project that Burke Medical Rehabilitation Center was working on. Burke wanted a virtual reality app to aid with studies of post stroke patients,” says Seidenberg student Anthony Bonifacio ’17. Bonifacio is referring to Seidenberg’s Jean Coppola, who also serves as the coach of Pace’s mobile app team. At the time, Coppola was working with Dr. David Putrino, Burke Rehab’s Director of Telemedicine and Virtual Rehabilitation, to develop potential projects for mobile app students. Putrino recommended a virtual reality app designed to help post-stroke patients.



Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino presented Team DiscoVeR (Pace students Anthony Bonifacio ’17 and Alexa McKenna ’17 and coach and professor Jean Coppola) with first place in the “Digital Catnip Creativity” category at the 2016 Westchester Smart Mobile App Development Bowl.

“About 15% of post-stroke patients have a vision challenge…the world looks tilted,” says Coppola. “When they go into the hospital for rehabilitation, they have to use very expensive equipment and slowly but surely change the degrees of the environment to rehabilitate. With this app, the patients do the same thing essentially, but wear the virtual reality goggles and determine how many degrees they’re off—and the app can slowly change the vision of what they’re seeing.” Coppola noted that the app would be groundbreaking for two reasons; one, it enables the elimination of the expensive machinery; and two, post-stroke patients, for whom transport is often an issue, would be able to rehabilitate from their homes. To further execute the vision for the app, Coppola enlisted the help of two Pace students—Bonifacio, a computer science major, to tackle development, and Alexa McKenna ’17, an entrepreneurship major, to handle the business side. “Anthony had his concept and a lot of the development side done, so I worked with his idea and came up with a pitch presentation, pitch book, PowerPoint, the marketing research,” says McKenna. By spring of 2016, the app was ready

for presentation at the Westchester Smart Mobile App Development Bowl, a contest that challenges students to create an app that will improve the quality of life for people age 65 and older. Bonifacio and McKenna’s hard work was rewarded, as Team DiscoVeR took home the top honor in the “Digital Catnip Creativity” category. “It was nice to branch out and do a regional competition to see what everyone else is doing—to see trends, and see how people are starting to work on and develop apps,” says McKenna. Team DiscoVeR will look to build upon the momentum from the Westchester Mobile App Bowl. While Bonifacio continues developing the app as part of his honors thesis, McKenna will seek to publish the research she’s conducted as part of Team DiscoVeR. In the long run, the duo hopes that their continued efforts will one day lead to real-world use. “Getting the app to working quality so Burke rehab could also use it, that’s the ultimate goal,” says McKenna.

THE B ONDS BEHIND THE BARS How peer bonds and therapy dogs can change female inmates lives STRONG BONDS ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF CHEMISTRY—both figuratively and literally. As Criminal Justice Professor Kimberly Collica-Cox, PhD, has found, they can go a long way in helping female inmates reshape their focus, and form positive habits that can promote lasting effects. Having worked with female inmates at Bedford Hills and Taconic Correctional Facilities, Collica-Cox noticed that inmates working as HIV peer educators were forming high levels of attachment while incarcerated, and were able to positively maintain those connections upon release. Through her experiences and observations, Collica-Cox began to wonder whether or not there was empirical validity to what she was seeing. “I was working up at Bedford, which had these peer programs. I worked a lot with the women in terms of training, and I’d watch them develop professionally and then go home and be able to attain positions—it looked like these positions were extremely successful, but nothing had been written about them.” She proceeded to study and test levels of attachment among 49 female prisoners who worked as HIV peer educators at two different facilities—and ultimately found that her theory rang true. Through extensive research and immersion, Collica-Cox’s study found that the women who worked within HIV peer educator programs exhibited high levels of attachment to both their respective programs, as well as the peers within the program. Additionally, many inmates received employment in HIV-related positions upon release, and wished to remain in contact with their programs. As the evidence suggests, Collica-Cox believes that these essential peer-education programs enabled female inmates to find—and embrace—a second family. “I don’t think that I expected to find that the women would place [the programs] as high as an importance to them. Ninety four percent of the women described the program’s participants as being part of their family.” Collica-Cox believes this sense of family is particularly important for mothers, who, due to the norms of the criminal justice system, can have a more difficult time forming traditional family attachments. “One of the issues that women face is the fact that they’re often the primary caregivers for their children. When men are incarcerated, women will bring the children. But when the woman is incarcerated, another female member of the family takes responsibility for the children and may not have the means to bring the children. The longer they’re incarcerated, the harder it is to maintain that connection.” Realizing this, Collica-Cox is in the process of leading a program that seeks to better maintain the connection between mothers who are incarcerated and their children. Pace’s Department of Criminal Justice has recently announced a partnership with the Good Dog Foundation and two local correctional facilities to launch a program that seeks to foster

parenting and interpersonal skills through a curriculum with specially trained therapy dogs and human handlers. The two-year pilot program—which seeks to combat the rates of depression, anxiety, and mental illness experienced by inmates and, as a result of their incarceration, their children—is the first of its kind, and will be led by Collica-Cox. Ultimately, Collica-Cox believes that the new therapy dog program—and any other program aimed at improving mental health and developing skills that reduce potential for recidivism—can provide an extremely positive blueprint for female inmates. “I think that any program that allows female inmates to take a leadership role and develop employment skills while they’re incarcerated, you’re going to have women who are interested in doing better things with their lives. They’re going to be making an investment in their future. And that’s really what they were doing [in their HIV peer educator programs]. They were able to take those skills and bring them back to the community.”

Kimberly Collica-Cox, PhD, is leading a therapy dog program to help incarcerated women.



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Practicing Primary Health Care in Nursing: Caring for Populations BY SANDRA B. LEWENSON, EDD, AND MARIE TRUGLIOLONDRIGAN, PHD College of Health Professions professors Sandra B. Lewenson, EdD, and Marie Truglio-Londrigan, PhD, are taking their lessons beyond the classrooms of Pace and into Practicing Primary Health Care in Nursing (Jones & Bartlett Learning), giving readers a look at the meaning of “primary health care” through a nurse’s perspective at a global level. This book showcases the crucial part nursing plays in US health care and in jumpstarting healthcare initiatives.

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Illness, strife, war, love, perseverance, and wild success are just a few themes that sum up Pace alumnus Walter Scherr’s incredible life as told in his memoir, Walter’s Way (Wiley). Scherr takes his readers on a journey through his modest upbringing into a wildly successful adulthood, which includes inspiring stories of how he overcame tuberculosis and went on to travel the world as an executive at major companies. His tales as a top business leader provide valuable insights about staying strong, conquering the business world, giving back to the community, and valuing family bonds. Scherr is donating all proceeds from book sales to the Center for Discovery.

Maximizing the Value of Consulting: A Guide for Internal and External Consultants BY WILLIAM D. TROTTER, DPS ’81, JACK J. PHILLIPS, AND PATRICIA PULLIAM PHILLIPS Are you in need of some consulting on how to be a better consultant? In Maximizing the Value of Consulting (Wiley), Trotter and his co-authors aim to make consultants indispensable to their companies and clients. Through a step-by-step format, the book details how to prosper in business, connect through commitment, contribute advice and support, and work efficiently to help consultants perfect their craft with ease. 36


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was selected to Trust Across America-Trust Around the World’s 2016 Top Thought Leaders list, which celebrates professionals transforming the way organizations do business.

1970s LUCY (PUSTOLA) SOHANCHYK, BA ’76, was a


was named Partner-inCharge, Attest Services, at Marks Paneth LLP in New York, NY. ROSSANA ROSADO, BA ’83,

former editor and publisher

an Outstanding Teacher Award from George Washington University’s Jackie Robinson Project for his role in the education of GWU students about the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson. PETER SACRIPANTI, JD ’84,

was elected to the board of C



directors of Citrix Systems, Inc., in Santa Clara, CA. ROB SANDS, JD ’84, president

the keynote speaker at the Armenian Genocide Commemoration Committee of Connecticut’s annual program.

and CEO of Constellation Brands, donated $400,000 to the Elisabeth Haub School of Law to sponsor a Food and Beverage Law Clinic, which will offer legal services to farmers, community, grassroots groups, and food and beverage entrepreneurs.

retired from Westchester County government after 32 years of service and now works as a child support agent for the Mecklenburg County government in North Carolina.

SHANT MARDIROSSIAN, BBA ’89, MBA ’00, chairman


emeritus and a member of the board of the Near East Foundation, was


YVETTE THOMAS-HENRY, BA ’90, was named general



BOB GUIDOTTI, BBA ’79, was named president of Pitney Bowes’ software solutions unit in Stamford, CT.

JOHN VORPERIAN, MPA ’83, JD ’87, was honored with


recipient of a Sacred Heart High School Heart to Heart Award, a proclamation from the Office of the Mayor of the City of Yonkers, a citation from the Office of the City Council President of the City of Yonkers, and was presented with the title of Honorarium by the Office of the City Council of the City of Yonkers.

of the nation’s oldest Spanishlanguage newspaper El Diario La Prensa, was confirmed as Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new secretary of state.



Food Trucks for Thought From cappuccinos to crepe-like fritters, these Pace alumni and students are taking their delicious drinks and eats to the streets of New York City through their successful self-started food trucks, carts, and delivery services. Feed your curiosity and try out these spots:





Seen all over NYC including Wall Street, Washington Square Park, and Midtown Yolanda Lee and Dolkar Tsering, who met as students at Pace, cook up one of China’s most popular street eats— Jianbing—a crepe-like crispy fritter stuffed with melt-in-your-mouth pork belly coated in a special sauce. Even The New York Times and China Daily are talking about it. @theflyingpigNYC

Hanover Square Pace alumnus Jared Domingos ’11 keeps New Yorkers moving with gourmet coffee and tea served at his coffee cart, Esprezzatura. From iced Americanos, to frothy cappuccinos, to creamy chai tea lattes, Domingos knows how to perk up his customers and keep them coming back for more. @esprezzatura

Delivers to Pace’s NYC Campus and offices in the Fulton area Pace student Daniel Botero ‘17 is serving up superb coffee, beverages, and protein shakes in an innovative way at his startup, Moffee, which delivers your custom cup of joe with a click of a button. No more waiting in long coffee shop lines or worrying about your drink getting cold on your walk back to the office. Download Moffee on the app store.

Seen all over NYC Farm-fresh maple syrupinspired food truck Snowday is also a vehicle for social justice. Founded by Pace alumna Jordyn Lexton ’11, Snowday trains and employs formerly incarcerated youth. Winner of the 2015 Vendy Cup and ranked among the top 10 NYC food trucks by Gothamist and Time Out NY, Snowday serves up a maple-infused grilled cheese you can truly feel good about. @snowdaytruck



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manager of the Four Seasons hotel in Atlanta, GA.

group at McGlinchey Stafford PLLC in its New York City office.

KEN DIXON, BA ’92, was recently promoted to vice president of security and public safety at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.



been promoted to CEO of Xerox Corporation.


received recognition from the New York State Bar Association for his service as an Attorney Emeritus Program volunteer attorney with the Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County. ROBERT GREER, BBA/MBA ’95,

opened a franchise of Enviro-Master, which provides hygiene services for restaurants and businesses in Philadelphia, PA. DANIEL EICHHORN, JD ’96,

former New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star, joined Sokol Behot, LLP in New Jersey as a partner. REBECCA BOSE, BS ’98,

studied desert ecosystems at the Bahía de Los Ángeles UNESCO World Heritage site and in the Sea of Cortez as part of Miami University’s Global Field Program. BENJAMIN SMALL, MS ’98,

was named chief financial officer of World and Main, LLC.

2000s GERALDINE CHEVERKO, BBA ’86, JD ’00, has joined the

commercial litigation practice



was appointed chair of the audit committee of the Energy Improvement Corporation, which leverages financing for commercial, not-for-profit, and residential energy efficiency projects. CHRISTINA BERCHINI, BA ’02, received the 2016

Distinguished Dissertation in Teacher Education award from the Association of Teacher Educators.

ALEXANDRA VAN NES DOLGER, JD ’02, was named FactSet’s

first chief of staff to the CEO.

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promoted to partner at Robinson+Cole in Stamford, CT.

was named director of print and mail services at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ.

OONAGH STRANSKY, MST ’06, translated Pope Francis’


named managing director, head of US Portfolio Solutions at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York, NY. WILL I. FLORES, MBA ’04, has

joined STV as a vice president in its transportation and infrastructure division based in New York. VICTORIA HAGMAN, BA ’04,

was featured in a story on Real Estate Weekly for the company she started, Realty Collective, which aims to establish a sense of community through its innovative perspective on home-finding in New York City. GEORGE D. PAVLENISHVILI, MBA ’04, joined the New

York office of Andrews Kurth as a partner in the business transactions practice.

first book since being elected Pope. Her translation of The Name of God Is Mercy was used for the Penguin Random House publication.

ÁSTHILDUR STURLUDÓTTIR, MPA ’06, recently celebrated

five years as mayor of Vesturbyggõ, Iceland.

and communications at Scarinci Hollenbeck, was named one of New Jersey’s “Best of the Best” under 40 in the field of marketing and communications by the New Jersey Advertising Club. KRISTEN ROGERS, MST ’07,

joined Farella Braun + Martel as an associate to its business litigation group in San Francisco, CA. ROBERT HINDERLITER, BFA ’08, and DOMINICK LARUFFA JR. produced the

Deaf West Theater production of Spring Awakening on Broadway. CHARLES RICHARDSON, DPS ’09, was appointed dean of

the School of Business at Claflin University in South Carolina. KRISTEN D. ROMANO, MBA ’09, JD ’09, has joined the

commercial litigation practice group at McGlinchey Stafford PLLC in its New York City office.

2010s GREGORY DANIELS, BA ’10, is

New York State Assembly member, was featured and pictured in a Brooklyn Daily Eagle article about Mayor de Blasio’s housing plan in Brownsville.

a content analyst in the Office of the President at Columbia University. Recently, his essay on management won second place in the managers/ entrepreneurs category of the Global Peter Drucker Challenge 2015.

MITRA JAFARY-HARIRI, MST ’07, an associate at Honigman



Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP in Detroit, MI, was recently honored by the State Bar of Michigan’s Young Lawyers. PETER S. MOELLER, BBA ’07, director of marketing

vice president of brands, marketing, and development at Craveable Hospitality Group, was named one of Eater’s Young Guns for 2016, which honors up-and-coming talent in the food industry.

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starred in The Trade, which premiered at the 19th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival. MARGARET DUDASIK, BA/ BFA ’13, starred in Cabaret

at the Hollywood Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, CA.

OMAR HERRERA, BA ’13, was named a 2015–2017 Empire State Fellow at the Executive Chamber in the State Capitol under New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.


cast in season four of Orange Is the New Black and is in preproduction for both a feature film and an animated series.


was one of 10 US nurses to receive the Culture of Health: Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing award from the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. JOANNA FRANCO, BBA ’14,

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IN M E M O R I A M Leo P. Allard ’56 Henry W. Alvestad ’57 Carole A. (Hirsh) Aylwin ’54 Bruno Autuoro ’01 Laura (Kautz) Baker ’70 Brian J. Balthazard ’13 Philip E. Bergquist ’49 Joseph R. Bertrand ’05, ’09 Charles W. Bates ’82 Joseph F. Bayer ’40 Michael G. Bellifemini ’78 Martha (Ford) Bobwich ’82 Karen (DiMuro) Borrello ’92 Harry A. Brate ’67 Gwen L. Briggs ’81 Jeanne Brimigion ’77 Maureen (Knerr) Byrnes ’70 Charles Carmelich ’55 Charles R. Castrovinci ’76 Patrick V. Cheatham ’72 Eleanor J. (Lewis) Clark ’81 Earl H. Clarke ’79 Jacob Cohen ’89 Caesar Colasuonno ’53 James F. Connaughton ’70 John C. Cosgrove ’72 Geraldine Cramer ’88 Clarence E. Crawley ’67 Philip J. De Carlo ’99 Saul G. D’Ver ’55 James W. Delaney ’51 Frank C. Demarest ’51 Richard L. Dervan ’77 Bart Dichiara ’77 Frank DiMeglio ’04

Paul M. Doctor ’97 James Dougherty ’92 Robert F. Dubuss ’64 James W. Dufour ’79 Bryan S. Eichenwald ’81 Richard W. Eiden ’82 Donald E. Fenn ’53 Arthur J. Firestone ’56 John F. Fletcher Jr. ’69 Frank R. Franklin Jr. ’52 Daniel E. Friedland ’12 Philip C. Galbo ’81 Iole (Jannace) Gardella ’37 Patricia (Kayser) Gehres ’40 Marvin I. George ’71 Murray Gerner ’41 Sheri M. Goldhirsch ’81 Mary C. Golding ’44 Eric W. Gould ’96 Walter F. Gunn ’52 Paul Gunther ’69 Kelly A. (Watson) Hanson ’84 Alfred J. Hatzmann ’53 Stuart A. Hefter ’70 Linda G. Heineman ’85 Sylvia Barret (Strater) Hill ’48 James Holland ’91 Carole T. Hotrovich ’74 John T. Hudson ’58 Ronald T. Hughes ’86 Frank J. Hundt ’40 Ralph R. Iorio ’83 Rita H. Jankowski-Byrne ’80, ’84 Pauline Jara-Waller ’88 Eugene M. Jaspan ’96 Kenton E. Johnson ’94 Hubert D. Jones ’78

Lab for a new YouTube adventure series called Dare to Travel, a travel show for the social media generation. MADISON EMBREY, BFA ’14, was featured on The

Late Show with Stephen Colbert during a dance segment centered around the Republican National Convention.

Riverside and Crazy at the Steppenwolf Theatre. CHRIS HARRAL, BFA ’16,

was featured in an article about life as an actor on One Dublin. RAPHAEL HARRY, BA ’16,

was featured in WPIX’s fifth of six segments on Pace student veterans.

VICTOR ALMANZAR, MFA ’15, performed in Stephen

Adly Guirgis’ Between

Steve G. Karakasidis ’91 George W. Katovitz ’62 Juliana (Leathem) Keating ’64 Michael J. Keating ’80 William R. Keenan ’64 Wayne C. Keller ’75 Jeffrey V. Kelly ’69 Christina M. Kirsch ’09 Seymour Kleinman ’49 Morton I. Kotkin ’86 Frederick A. Kuchen Jr. ’53 Michael Legutko ’48 William A. Lewis ’93 Edward J. Littleton ’81 Joseph V. Locashio ’78 John E. Malesardi ’78 Francis J. Mannarino ’51 Amy L. Marcus ’91 Martin Mark ’74 Phillip J. Marinelli ’68 Philip J. Matthew ’49 Ralph G. Mauriello ’82 Allan H. Mazer ’68 Thomas McCafferty ’94 Marilyn J. McCarthy ’81 John E. McCauley ’80 Frank T. McElderry ’74 Michael R. McNamara ’86 Rosemary A. Medure-Collins ’76 Patricia Milligan ’89 George A. Morrison ’80 Ronald Gift Mullins ’94 George M. Nebel ’79 Kermit J. Osborne ’80 Karl H. Paulus ’63 Edward J. Pierson ’48 Anthony F. Piotrowski ’89 Lorraine Porter ’03 Andrew Prior ’89 Richard Rafanello ’64 Walter E. Rohrs ’64

Robert A. Rosenblum ’55 Gerald Rothstein ’50 Maurice M. Ruberman ’59 Morris Russo ’49 Stuart Sack ’64 Logan Salviano ’13 Joseph F. Sansaverino ’62 Marion Schmanns-Adie ’81 Carol (Wilson) Schwiebert ’73 Jeffery A. Scott ’94 Roberto A. Sharpe ’73 Joseph C. Sienkiewicz ’86 Robert L. Simis ’82 Linda (Starlin) Stackhouse ’63 Amerigo F. Stanco ’52 Lawrence T. Stanley ’74 Najmulshah Syed ’91 Robert H. Thomann ’60 Elizabeth F. Thomas-Simoncini ’82 Maria F. (Liggio) Todaro ’95 Alexander L. Torre ’35 Silvia (Garcia) Turnbull ’71, ’84 Sheila (Murphy) Tyranski ’81 George R. Uhlich ’68 Charles T. Valente ’75 George Van Ausdall ’53 Gay (Hadden) Watson ’48 Robert W. White ’82 Phillip Williams ’76 Yvonne T. Wilton ’75 Michael P. Wimbert ’76 Herman S. Wineman ’40 John W. Wizeman ’79 Gerald J. Woods ’00 Eugene P. Woop ’63 James J. Zanfardino ’80 Margrette (Beun) Zawacki ’45 Joseph Zienowicz ’90



Twitter @PaceUNews LiquidText founder and #PaceU alumnus CRAIG TASHMAN ’04 featured in @NYTimes about how @Apple promotion led to 100K downloads in two weeks.


Lubin School of Business alumnus and military veteran JAMES DEVARY ’13 was honored for his military service and selfless devotion to the veteran community during a New York Knicks #HoopsForTroops game.

@PaceUAthletics #PaceU alumnus and baseball player BRETT BITTIGER ’15 was selected by the @Athletics in the 2016 MLB Draft #GoPace.

Live from Rio, it’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences double alumna and Sports Emmy winner MICHELLE BIRCH ’12, ’13 covering the 2016 Olympics for NBC!

@PaceUniversity @Forbes named #PaceU alumna and game designer NINA FREEMAN ’12 to its 2016 “30 Under 30” list.

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Two of our favorite #PaceU alumni NEIL PATEL ’13 and RAHEEM LAWRENCE ’15 put their finest suits on to support their former professor MARCY KELLY, PHD, who was honored at the Spirit of Pace Awards at the American Museum of Natural History.

#PaceU alumna BRIANA FINELLI ’16 and incoming freshman ALYSSA FINELLI ’20 are proud #SetterSisters.




MATTHEW KNELL ’00 has joined the Seidenberg Advisory Board. As VP of Social Media and Platform Partnerships at About.com, @MatthewKnell has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his alma mater!



Class Notes


November 5–6

February 11–12

November 16–20

The Reduced Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged) (NYC)*

Family Weekend (PLV)

Pace School of Performing Arts presents Jesus Christ Superstar (NYC)

November 19

Pace 4 Kids Dance Marathon (PLV)

November 30

Celebrate Lubin! Dinner

December 2–4 DanceSpace (NYC)

Primary Health Care Conference: Striving for a “Culture of Health” November 4 | Bianco Room (NYC) In honor of the Lienhard School of Nursing’s 50th anniversary, Pace will host a cutting-edge conference on primary health care that will cover topics from the environment to social justice, education, innovative health strategies, and other factors that have an impact on health. Speakers include Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Dr. Mary Bassett.

Learn more at www.pace.edu/ CHPconference.

December 7 (tentative) Alumni Holiday Party

December 9

March 12 New York Theatre Ballet presents Cinderella (NYC)*

March 25 The Hillbenders present an all-acoustic rendition of The Who’s Tommy (NYC)*

April 5–9 Pace School of Performing Arts presents Winter’s Tale (NYC)

April 21–23 Dance Out Loud (NYC)

American folk and blues singer-songwriter Tom Rush and Matt Nakoa (NYC)*

April 2017

December 10

Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony

Cloverton: The Hallelujah Christmas Tour (NYC)*

December 16

A Night with Comedian Paula Poundstone (NYC)*

December 18

May 2017 Leadership and Service in Technology Award Reception

May 2017

The Rob Mathes Holiday Concert (NYC)*

New York City Reunion and Golden Graduates Luncheon

February 9

June 2017

An Evening with America’s Master Mentalist Jon Stetson (NYC)*

February 10

Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner *Pace University alumni receive 20% off all single tickets to Schimmel Center presentations.

2016 Grammy Award-winning bluegrass ensemble The SteelDrivers (NYC)* W W W.PACE .E DU


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Big Numbers

Veterans by the Numbers O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O Pace University and the Veteran Services team are proud to honor the commitment and sacrifices our brave military service members demonstrate during times of crises and are firmly committed


number of student veterans and military service members enrolled in fall 2016

to assisting veteran students and their families in pursuing higher education. Here’s a look at our veterans and some of the University’s programs and initiatives.


number of student veterans who participated in Pace’s “From Combat to Classroom” veteran transition course, the first of its kind in the Northeast


number of veterans and military service members who graduated in May 2016


dependents and spouses of veterans enrolled in fall 2016

Top 50

Best for Vets College —Military Times

Top 10 provider of online bachelor’s program for veterans


number of veterans who participated in Pace’s Veterans Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

Top 5 majors for veterans*


—U.S. News & World Report


One of only of US colleges, universities, and trade schools selected as a Military Friendly School —G.I. Jobs magazine

BBA in Finance BBA in Management MS in Information Systems BS in Criminal Justice BBA in Accounting *Fall 2016 W W W.PACE .E DU


Flashback Happy 50th Birthday! • Lienhard School of Nursing • School of Education • Pleasantville Greek Life



Class of 1967: Relive your golden moments at the G olden G raduate L uncheon in May 2017.

J oin us as

we celebrate the 50 th


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National Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, New York

For One Pace Graduate, Fulfilling Dreams and Giving Back Go Hand-in-Hand For more than half a century, Edward W. Stack ’56, LHD ’91, has enjoyed a distinct relationship with the Pace Community. And now he’s supporting the University’s growth with a gift toward Alumni Hall. Stack also translated his Pace education into professional success, serving as chairman and president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, from 1977 to 2000. “Pace University has always been near and dear to my heart. For me, it was the starting point for much of my later happiness and fulfillment. It is my pleasure to contribute to this new beginning for the campus and invest in today’s Pace students.”

To become an ambassador or for more information, contact pacealum@pace.edu.

Include Pace in your estate and gift plans. For more information, please contact Director of Planned Giving Marc Potolsky at (212) 346-1619 or mpotolsky@pace.edu.

Research at Pace NONPROFIT ORG. U. S. P O S T A G E


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Mark Your Calendar


Celebrate your Reunion with familiar faces in familiar places! New York City: May 5




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