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OCTOBER 2014

President Friedman Recognized by Crain's
"Mr. Friedman has bolstered Pace’s finances, added faculty and attracted students from other states and even overseas.” Read more about why President Friedman was featured as one of Crain’s New York Business ten People to Watch in Higher Education here.

Summit on Resilience II: THE NEXT STORM
Leaders from government, industry, and research institutions will convene at Pace on October 20 to discuss public and private partnerships during times of crisis and recovery. Are we more resilient? What lessons have been learned from Superstorm Sandy? Supported by the generosity of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Rockefeller Foundation, Summit on Resilience II: THE NEXT STORM will discuss urban resilience through improved cooperation and communication among business, government, and the public. > Register here.

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 www.pace.edu/spiritawards by November 14, 2014.

Register Today for Celebrate Lubin!

On Thursday, December 4, Celebrate Lubin!, formerly known as the Lubin Luncheon, will feature a networking reception, student showcase, and a keynote address by Leslie F. Seidman, Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Financial Reporting, Pace University and Immediate Past Chairperson, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). We are delighted to honor Charles Mak BBA’77, MBA’80, Senior Advisor at Morgan Stanley with the 2014 Alumni Achievement Award at this event. > Read more


SCSIS Focuses on Healthcare Innovation and IT
The Affordable Care Act and related legislation have created technologically-driven business opportunities and challenges in the U.S. healthcare industry. As new models for health services emerge, stakeholders are faced with legal and regulatory uncertainties at federal and state levels. What should start ups, healthcare providers, payers, employers and others in healthcare IT do to ensure compliance and mitigate risk? Find out by joining Seidenberg’s October 16th Panel Discussion on these issues! > Read more

Actors Studio, Again, Makes Best-Of List
The Actors Studio Drama School (ASDS), again, made The Hollywood Reporter’s list, The 25 Best Drama Schools in 2014. Coming in at number 17, ASDS beat out other notables such as UCLA and The Groundlings.

Oh Honey on the Rise

Pace alumni Ian Holubiak ’13 and Danielle Bouchard ’12 make up the Williamsburg-based duo known as Oh Honey. In early 2014 the band signed with Atlantic Records and has found steady success with the song Be Okay, which is featured in a number of television commercials and covered on the hit television show Glee.

Carrying on the American Dream
Mark Torossian ‘05, ‘10 embodies the spirit of the American Dream like few others. The son of an immigrant, Mark was able to attend Pace through the generosity of an alumni endowed scholarship. He made the most of his Pace experience by obtaining an exciting position with Bank of New York Mellon. He later came back to Pace to earn his MS in Finance which has resulted in even greater career success. Pace has many ways to advance your career in business through its Masters in Finance for Professionals and EMBA programs. To learn more and continue building your success story click here.

View our Calendar of Upcoming Events

Oct. 8: Pleasantville Job and Internship Fair

Nov. 10-19: Encore Transition Program


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Alumni Spotlight


Janet Rella, '80 shares the importance of community-based medicine.

DID YOU KNOW: Mortola Society
The Mortola Society is a recognition society to thank and honor those alumni and friends who have included Pace in their future plans. We would also like to thank you in person at our complimentary luncheon on October 23 in midtown Manhattan. If you have a future estate gift for Pace, or if you would like more information about planning a future gift, please contact Marc Potolsky at 212-346-1619 or by email at mpotolsky@pace.edu. > 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

Learn More About Pace University's eLab

The Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab) has launched a new grant program, the Ted and Pat Levine Proof of Concept Entrepreneurship Initiative, which will provide young alumni (up to two years out) and all current students who meet certain requirements the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $7,500 to fund a proof of concept work. > Read more


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