Alumni eConnect

May 2017

Donor of the MONTH

Sabrina A. McCoy Griffin '92 worked for the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies for over 30 years from 1983 to 2016. During the span of her career, she has held positions in financial services, underwriting, regulatory compliance, and diversity management. She graduated with her MBA from Pace University after receiving her BS in Marketing and Management from NYU.
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A Tribute to President Stephen J. Friedman

From a look back at President Friedman’s decade with Pace to a look inside his most treasured mementos and pictures, this special issue of Leadership celebrates the life and legacy of President Stephen J. Friedman.
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pace Celebrates Philanthropy

Celebrating the transformative impact philanthropy has on our students, Pace University held its 26th Annual President’s Scholarship and Benefactor Dinner on Wednesday, March 29th at JW Marriott Essex House in New York City. This was an inspiring event to honor our supporters and our talented scholarship recipients. 
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honors College Student Named a Truman Scholar

Taslim Tavarez '18 has been named a Truman Scholar, a highly competitive federal scholarship for juniors who demonstrate leadership potential and a commitment to public service. She was selected based upon her policy proposal, which calls for increased accessibility to higher education for undocumented students in her home state of Florida.

Setter Success

Pace students are succeeding in research and advocacy, democracy, innovation, and chemical competitions, among other things. The Pleasantville Model UN team received the highest academic award at their conference, the NYC Mock Trial team advanced for the first time ever to the Opening Round Championship Series, and more!
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pace Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

Largely through the efforts of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Pace has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through academic year 2022.
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Save the Date: Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner

Pace University invites you to attend the annual Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner on Wednesday, June 14 at the American Museum of Natural History. A special legacy tribute will honor President Stephen J. Friedman and the achievements he has made throughout his remarkable tenure at the university.
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Share Your Opinion

Social media is a very important part of Pace University's online culture. We love sharing with you and we want to make your social media experience the best it can be. This short survey was developed by the Office of University Relations in an effort to better serve our social media audience.
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PaceSetter NEWS AND CLass notes

Dr. Sharyn Comeau '84

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Michael Crowe '12

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Gal Danay '09 &
Pooja (Chandnani) Danay '09

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Victor Almanzar '16

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President Edward J. Mortola would have celebrated his 100th birthday on February 5, 2017. University Archivist Ellen Sowchek prepared a video celebrating his life and legacy that was shared with the Mortola family and guests in the Mortola Library on April 14.
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Alumni Spotlight

Pace’s new Vice President of University Facilities and Capital Projects, Ibi Yolas '97, reflects on her career and returning to her alma mater.
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focus on Faculty

Jennifer Pankowski, EdD, assistant clinical professor and program coordinator for special education at Pace’s NYC Campus, shares her passion for teaching, Betty White, her previous experiences in business fields, and her advice for students seeking their passions.
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Career Corner

Thinking of making a move to a director competitor? Pace Career Counselor Marilyn Kaufman shares some tips on what you need to know.
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research: Cell Mutations, Epilepsy treatment

Professor Zafir Buraei, PhD, and Pace student Salma Allam teamed up for some rather complex neuroscience research. What they uncovered can potentially result in providing more personalized treatment for individuals with epilepsy.
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05/05: Alumni Reunion 2017
05/18: Westchester Undergraduate Commencement
05/23: New York City Undergraduate Commencement
05/23: New York City and Westchester Graduate Commencement

Reunion 2017
You can still join us at Reunion 2017 at Arena NYC on Friday, May 5!
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photo gallery

Suresh Kumar, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at BNY Mellon, and Dean Jonathan Hill at the Leadership and Service in Technology Awards.
View photos of other alumni events HERE.

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Pace Inducts 2017 Hall of Fame Class

Chris Bayer '91, Kim Zornow-Wise '89, Patricia Thomas-Arscott '00, Luke Hirten '00, and James Stewart '71 were recently inducted into the Pace Athletics Hall of Fame. Gene Westmoreland '65 received the Peter X. Finnerty Leadership Award, and the 1976 Football Team was named the Team of Distinction. Congratulations to all of the honorees!


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