Feature — Pace Goes to China
Pace Goes to
CHINA The University’s appeal to international students is now reflected in a network of prominent alumni a world away.
University officials made their latest trip to China this past December, spending eight days in three major cities, meeting with Pace alumni, parents, and academic partners and participating in the Confucius Institute Global Conference. The delegation included President Stephen J. Friedman, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Jennifer Bernstein, and University Principal Gifts Officer Roselyn Lanzano. “Pace is proud to have a wonderful community of many highly successful alumni and friends in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong,” says Bernstein. “Our international alumni are a source of strength for Pace on many levels. We hope this will lay the foundation for much more robust outreach in the region.” Pace currently has more than 1,400 international students in attendance, including 650 from China.
“These students see the United States, and New York in particular, as the cultural center of capitalism and the market economy,” says Friedman. “They move 7,000 miles away from their family and friends to study management, marketing, finance, and technology with us because they see a Pace education as their ticket to success in a market economy. I have a lot of admiration for these students and I think their personal drive and courage is impressive.” The University also has several partnerships with leading Chinese universities, a Confucius Institute at Pace, and a new Global Asia Studies Program at Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. On the next four pages, you’ll meet some of the prominent Pace graduates who currently live and work in China.
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