Alumni eConnect

NOVEMBER 2014

Celebrate Lubin!
Register today and join us for Celebrate Lubin! on Thursday, December 4th at the Harmonie Club in midtown Manhattan from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Alumni and friends are invited to share in the celebration as we honor Charles Mak BBA’77, MBA’80, Senior Advisor at Morgan Stanley with the 2014 Alumni Achievement Award, and Christina M. Ostran BBA, MBA’08 with the Recent Alumni Service Award! Proceeds from the event benefit scholarships for Lubin students and projects selected by the Dean to enhance the School's competitive standing. "I've been attending the annual Celebrate Lubin! Event since I graduated in 1999. It's a great way to support Lubin, as well as network with executives from many industries. The atmosphere is always informative, fun and it's a great way to kick off the holidays. I already have my ticket, so I'm hoping my fellow Lubin alumni will join me this year for a fantastic event." – Richard Nix, MBA '99, President, Lubin Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Register Today for the Annual Alumni Holiday Party
The tradition continues! On December 10, we return to Naples 45 in the MetLife Building (adjacent to Grand Central Terminal) for our Annual Alumni Holiday Party. Network with fellow alumni, enjoy delicious food, and toast your alma mater in the heart of NYC. “I attend to the Alumni Holiday Party because it is an amazing opportunity to catch up with my friends and classmates I haven’t seen in a while and see how they are doing,” says Roshan Marksman, ’01. “I truly enjoying rekindling our college memories around the holidays.” All alumni are welcome! Click HERE to register and get discounted tickets in advance!

There’s Still Time: Nominate a Faculty Member
Presented at the Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner, the Homer and Charles Pace Faculty Award pays tribute to a distinguished Pace faculty member who has made a lasting impact on Pace and its students. We want you, our alumni, to help us select the 2015 honoree. Please submit your nomination at http://www.pace.edu/spiritawards by November 14, 2014.

The Kevin Spacey Foundation Establishes Scholarship Program at Pace
Pace’s School of Performing Arts (PPA) received a generous gift from The Kevin Spacey Foundation: America (KSF). Five PPA students have been awarded scholarships and 10 students from the International Performance Ensemble program will receive funds for travel expenses. Pace is the first institution of higher education in the United States to receive KSF funding. On September 30th our school and scholarship recipients were featured in a video presented at the Kevin Spacey in Concert benefit performance in Washington, DC. Click here to see the video.

SOE Professor-Led Initiative Awarded Largest Grant Ever For Pace

Lauren Birney, EdD, Assistant Clinical Professor at The School of Education, has led the creation of a three-year, multi-institutional collaborative project that was awarded with a $5 million National Science Foundation grant—the largest Pace University has ever received. The project, "Curriculum And Community Enterprise For New York Harbor Restoration In New York City Public Schools,” resulted directly from the success of the Pace STEM Collaboratory, led by Dr. Birney And Jonathan Hill, Associate Dean Of Seidenberg. > Read More


Alumna Writes for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Delaney Yeager ’13, BFA in Acting, is among the youngest women to have joined the writing staff of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Prior to writing for the top-rated Comedy Central series, Yeager was a staff writer for The Sundance Channel’s The Approval Matrix with Neal Brennan. She continues to write, perform and direct with Skootch Comedy, a sketch team that is part of the Funny Or Die community.

CHP Speaker Series Presents a Conversation with Project Rebirth

Project Rebirth helps individuals and communities recover from grief and challenges. Join us on November 10 as College of Health Professions Dean Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN, convenes a panel to discuss best practices to foster hope, healing, and resilience over time in the face of trauma and loss. > Read more.

Pace’s Corporate Representative Program Welcomes New Members
We are pleased to announce the two newest Corporate Representatives. Mike Monteleone, BBA ’79, is an audit partner currently in KPMG’s Metro New York Audit Practice with over 30 years of experience with KPMG. Mark Torossian BBA ‘05, MS ‘10, is vice president and CFO for the US Financial Institutions, US Middle Markets, and Structured Products businesses at BNY Mellon. Pace’s Corporate Representative Program is comprised of senior-level alumni at firms across the New York City region who facilitate communication between the University, their companies, and fellow alumni. For more information about our Corporate Representative program, contact Amanda Schick, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, at aschick@pace.edu or (212) 346-1738.

View our Calendar of Upcoming Events

Nov. 10-19: Encore Transition Program

Dec. 10: Holiday Party


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Alumni Spotlight

From the Peace Corps to Pace, Donald Gardenier '94, '95 has found his calling helping people.

DID YOU KNOW: Helene & Grant Wilson Center

The Helene & Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship was created in 2005 to serve the nonprofit and social enterprise community and Pace University. Devoted to honing the risk-taking spirit and managerial skills of nonprofit organizations and social ventures, the center was launched with a pledge from Helene and Grant Wilson, Boston-area entrepreneurs and philanthropists whose philanthropic endeavors convinced them that entrepreneurial management can help social ventures increase their impact. > Read more!

Athletics News

The Pace University Athletics Department is currently accepting nominations for induction into the Pace Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2015, as well as the Peter X. Finnerty Leadership Award and the Team of Distinction Award. > Read more

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