Pace University to Honor Dr. Charles S. Hirsch, Chief Medical Examiner of The City of New York

Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences will honor Dr. Charles S. Hirsch, Chief Medical Examiner of The City of New York at the Sky Club on the 56th floor of the MetLife Building beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9th.

Contact: Mary E. Horgan, 914-923-2798, mhorgan@pace.edu

Pace University to Honor Dr. Charles S. Hirsch,
Chief Medical Examiner of The City of New York

New York – March 27, 2003 – Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences will honor Dr. Charles S. Hirsch, Chief Medical Examiner of The City of New York at the Sky Club on the 56th floor of the MetLife Building beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9th.

The evening celebrates the service, scholarship and successes of exceptional faculty and alumni and honors the achievements of a public figure who has made extraordinary contributions to the arts and sciences.

“We are pleased to present this award to Dr. Hirsch for his outstanding leadership and contribution to New York City and to the families of the victims of September 11, the most difficult and important forensic investigation in the history of this country,” said Dean Gail Dinter-Gottlieb. “He is an exemplary role model for our students.”

The Medical Examiner’s Office has made history with the forensic investigations resulting from the terrorist attack of September 11 and the crash of American Airlines flight 587, using new scientific techniques and data management systems in the evaluation of just under 20,000 body parts from these tragic events.

Five full-time forensic scientists employed in the Medical Examiner’s office are faculty members of Pace University’s forensic science program. Dr. Melvyn Oremland, director of the program, says, “All of these outstanding teachers think the world of Dr. Hirsch, both as a role model for what a forensic scientist can be, as well as a director who knows his employees and maintains a warm relationship with each of them.”

Dyson College will also present awards to two alumni, Carlos M. Ramos, ’67, managing director, Provident Group, and Everett C. Schreiber, ’75, senior technical writer, Varian Incorporated. Professor Martha W. Driver, Ph.D., professor of English, and Ellen L. Weiser, Ph.D., chairperson and professor, department of chemistry and physical sciences will also receive achievement awards.

Tickets are $105. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Dyson scholarship fund. For more information, call the Dean’s office at (212) 346-1350.

The Dyson College of Arts & Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts, humanities and sciences, and guides the general education of all Pace University undergraduates. The College’s teaching philosophy stresses a combination of classroom instruction, technology, practical experience, and community service

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County, and a Hudson Valley Center located at Stewart Airport in New Windsor. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing, and Pace Law School

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