NEWS RELEASE: Pace University issues $115 Million in Bonds to Help Fund Capital Improvements

Pace University announced today that it issued more than $115 million of fixed and variable rate bonds that will lower its debt service and pave the way for future growth.

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Pace University issues $115 Million in Bonds to Help Fund Capital Improvements

NEW YORK, March 7 – Pace University announced today that it issued more than $115 million of fixed and variable rate bonds that will lower its debt service and pave the way for future growth.

The bond issue will refinance the University’s outstanding long-term debt and fund certain capital projects on the Pace campuses in Lower Manhattan and in Westchester County, NY. Pace issued nearly $96 million in tax-exempt (Series A) bonds and almost $20 million in taxable (Series B) bonds.

“We are very pleased with the market reception for our bond issue,” said Stephen J. Friedman, Pace’s president. “The interest in these bonds reflects confidence in the future of Pace University.”

On Feb. 27, the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York — which provides financial and material aid to the state’s public and private nonprofit universities — offered the Series A bonds.

Standard & Poor’s Financial Services, LLC, assigned a “BBB-” rating to the issuance. The Series A bonds were offered through an underwriting syndicate led by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The bond issue closed today.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace has educated thinking professionals by providing high-quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, N.Y., enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, College of Health Professions, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems,  School of Education, and School of Law.

Media contact:  Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

NEWS RELEASE: Vanessa J. Herman Joins Pace as New Assistant Vice President for Government and Community Relations

Vanessa J. Herman has joined Pace University as Assistant Vice President for Government and Community Relations.

Vanessa J. Herman Joins Pace University as New Assistant Vice President for Government and Community Relations

NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2013 – Vanessa J. Herman has joined Pace University as Assistant Vice President for Government and Community Relations. Herman brings with her more than 20 years of experience in government, community, and public relations.

“Vanessa brings to Pace a rich background in government and community relations from both private industry and academia,” said Robert G.M. Keating, Pace’s Vice President for Strategic Initiatives. “Her experience, energy, and enthusiasm will serve Pace well and we all look forward to working with her.”

Most recently, Herman was Director of Government and External Relations at Applied DNA Sciences (APDN), a bio-tech company that utilizes botanical DNA as a security measure and criminal deterrent. Her responsibilities at APDN, located on the campus of Stony Brook University, included creating legislative and community relations agendas; identifying, developing, and overseeing strategic business partnerships; and identifying federal and state grant opportunities.

Prior to joining APDN in 2011, Herman was the Assistant Director of Governmental Relations at Stony Brook for more than 12 years.  During this time she served as the university’s federal lobbyist and was responsible for the creation and implementation of federal legislative initiatives. She also secured government appropriations, monitored federal and state higher-education policy, and promoted significant educational legislative issues.  She interacted directly with elected officials at all levels of government, raising the university’s profile and advancing its legislative agenda.

“Pace is a dynamic university that is well situated to meet the current challenges facing higher education, and continue to grow in leaps and bounds,” Herman said. “I am excited, honored, and proud to be a part of this prestigious university.”

From 1991 to 1999, Herman served as Press Secretary, Executive Assistant, Director of Community Relations and campaign staff for former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato (R-NY).

Herman has a B.A. in Political Science/Sociology and an M.A. in Literature, both from Stony Brook University. She and her husband, Mike Donohue, a Master Sergeant with the New York Army National Guard, live in Long Island and Manhattan.

About Pace University: For more than 100 years, Pace has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Media contacts: Michael A. Oricchio, (212) 346-1117, moricchio@pace.edu in New York, or Cara Cea, (914) 906-9680, ccea@pace.edu in Pleasantville, N.Y.

NEWS RELEASE: Mid-Life Game Changers — A Pace Panel on Encore Careers

The Encore Careers Town Hall will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Pace’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, One Pace Plaza.

Mid-Life Game Changers — A Pace Panel on Encore Careers

A Pace University Town Hall on Making a Difference in the Second Half of Life

 

Pace University and Encore.org, a nonprofit promoting mid-life job shifts that serve the greater good,  are joining forces on Tuesday, Feb. 19, for an evening of interviews, panel discussions, and networking sessions to encourage professionals ready to change careers to find new occupations that could help change the world instead.

The Encore Careers Town Hall will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Pace’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, One Pace Plaza, entrance at 3 Spruce St.

Farai Chideya, an award-winning journalist and professor, will moderate a panel discussion with Marci Alboher, vice president of Encore.org and author of  the recently published “Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life.” The book will be available at the Pace bookstore and Alboher will sign copies.

Pace President Stephen J. Friedman, an advocate and role model for encore careers, will open the evening’s program with insights and lessons learned from his own mid-life professional transition from senior partner and Co-Chair of the Corporate Department of Debevoise & Plimpton to Dean of Pace Law School, a position he held for three years before being named president of Pace University.

“This trend has the potential to be a new social norm much the way that the dream of the golden years, of a leisure-based retirement, was an aspiration for the generation before,” Alboher, a former New York Times career columnist, recently told the Associated Press. She will be interviewed on the Schimmel stage by Chideya, prior to the panel discussion.

Friedman sees such potential in the trend Alboher will outline during the town hall that a Pace Encore Career Transition Program is being planned for the near future. Still in development, the program is planned to include guiding participants through career transitions, helping develop ways to transfer professional skills to nonprofit organizations, and providing opportunities to explore these new careers through Pace’s relations with nonprofit and community organizations.

“Since 1906, Pace has been a leader in educating young people for the professions,” Friedman said. “The Pace Encore Career Transition Program represents a natural extension of our mission, offering the Pace advantage to an older generation in a new century.”

The panel discussion following Alboher’s interview will include Peter Johnson, Pace Lubin School graduate student and Fordham professor, Kate Felsen, Encore Fellow and vice president of communications at Turnaround for Children, Suwon Smith, college preparatory adviser with ReServe, and Mark Goldsmith, a social entrepreneur.

After questions from the audience, a networking session in the student union will include representatives from more than 10 organizations, including FEGS Health and Human Services, Five O’Clock Club, Human Resources Associations of New York, Idealist, Pace Career Services, Encore Fellows, The Transition Network, ReServe, and more.

In addition to his tenure at Debevoise & Plimpton LLC, Friedman has served as Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Capital Markets Policy at the United States Treasury Department, and as executive vice president and general counsel of the Equitable Companies Incorporated and the E.F. Hutton Group Inc. He was a U.S. Supreme Court law clerk for Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., and Chairman emeritus of the American Ballet Theatre. Friedman also serves as a trustee of New York Downtown Hospital and the Practising Law Institute, and as a member-at-large of the executive board of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities.

About Marci Alboher and Encore.org: In addition to her other work, Alboher is also the author of “One Person/Multiple Careers,” and created the Shifting Careers column and blog for The New York Times. Her work and commentary have been featured in countless national media outlets, including USA Today and NBC’s The Today show. Encore.org has been dubbed “the nonprofit making it easier for millions of people to pursue second acts for the greater good.”

About Farai Chideya: Chideya has worked in print, radio, television, and online journalism at such media outlets as Newsweek, CNN, ABC News, MTV News, Oxygen Media, and NPR. She is a novelist and a graduate of Harvard College, where she earned her BA in English. Currently, she is the Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.

About Pace University: For more than 100 years, Pace has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Media contacts: Michael A. Oricchio, (212) 346-1117, moricchio@pace.edu in New York, or Cara Cea, (914) 906-9680, ccea@pace.edu in Westchester County.

NEWS RELEASE: Harriet R. Feldman to assume the role of dean of Pace University’s College of Health Professions

Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN, has assumed the role of dean and tenured professor of Pace University’s College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing.

Harriet R. Feldman to assume the role of dean of Pace University’s College of Health Professions and Lienhard School of Nursing

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 – Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN, has assumed the role of dean and tenured professor of Pace University’s College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing. Gerrie Colombraro, PhD, RN, after serving as interim dean of the College of Health Professions for two years, has returned to her position as Associate Dean for Administration.

Dr. Feldman, who has just returned from sabbatical after serving for two years as Pace’s interim provost, has been dean of Pace’s Lienhard School of Nursing since 1993 and also served concurrently as interim dean of Pace’s School of Education from 2006 through 2010.

“Dr.Feldman is a true university citizen,” said Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman. “I am deeply grateful that she answered the call to serve as Pace’s interim provost and I am delighted that she will now resume her leadership as dean of the College of Health Professions.”

“I was privileged to serve the University as Interim Provost and am delighted to be back once again to lead the College of Health Professions as we pursue an exciting future with new programs to help educate the next generation of health care workers,” Dr. Feldman said.

Dr. Feldman has testified before Congress and presented at conferences worldwide. For legislative work in addressing the nursing and nursing faculty shortage, she received the “Grassroots Star” award from the Association of American Colleges of Nursing. Dr. Feldman has written or edited more than 100 books, scholarly articles and editorials. Four of her books have earned “book of the year” awards from national nursing organizations. She is past editor of the journals “Nursing Leadership Forum” andScholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice.”

Dr. Feldman was principal author of a $1.3 million Helene Fuld Health Trust grant for career-changing nursing students in partnership with Health and Hospitals Corporation, and a $500,000 Helene Fuld Health Trust scholarship endowment. Also under her direction, Pace led a consortium of institutions that won a $1.03 million U.S. Labor Department grant funding health care facilities in exchange for Master’s-prepared nurses to teach, enabling more nursing students to enroll.  Lienhard was among the first institutions to receive funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) through the New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program to increase enrollment in Lienhard’s Combined Degree Program.

Dr. Feldman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and of the New York Academy of Medicine. Professional memberships include the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (Board Member: 2003 to 2010); NY/NJ Nursing Spectrum Advisory Board (Board Member since 2002); Greater New York Organization of Nurse Executives; and the Eastern Nursing Research Society.

She earned her BS and MS degrees in nursing from Adelphi and a PhD in nursing science from New York University.  She also completed two management development programs at Harvard University. She lives in Bellmore, NY.

Dr. Colombraro is happy to be back in her former role; she says, “It was an honor to serve as Interim Dean of the College and the nursing program, but I am very happy to be back ‘home’ in my role as Associate Dean.”

About Pace University: For more than 100 years, Pace University has been preparing students to become leaders in their fields. A private university, Pace provides an education that combines exceptional academics with professional experience and the New York advantage. Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, and enrolls almost 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

About the College of Health Professions: The College of Health Professions was established in 2010 to showcase the breadth of health professions majors at Pace University. The College is made up of the Lienhard School of Nursing and the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Studies Program.

Media Contact: Cara Cea, 914-906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

NEWS RELEASE: Pace Professor Nick Catalano Selected as Peter X. Finnerty Leadership Award Recipient

The Pace University Department of Athletics announced that a Pace professor, Nicholas Catalano, PhD, has been selected as this year’s Peter X. Finnerty Leadership Award recipient. Catalano will be honored as part of the Pace Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2013 and awards dinner on Friday, April 12 at the Tudor Room of Pace’s White Plains Law School Campus. The evening will feature a reception starting at 6:00 pm followed by dinner and the induction ceremony starting at 7:00 pm.

The Pace University Department of Athletics announced that a Pace professor, Nicholas Catalano, PhD, has been selected as this year’s Peter X. Finnerty Leadership Award recipient. Catalano will be honored as part of the Pace Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2013 and awards dinner on Friday, April 12 at the Tudor Room of Pace’s White Plains Law School Campus. The evening will feature a reception starting at 6:00 pm followed by dinner and the induction ceremony starting at 7:00 pm.

This year marks Catalano’s 50th year at Pace University. He was a pioneer in the formation of the Pace Football program in the late 1960’s. At the request of the student government Catalano became the faculty general manager to the Pace Football club and was active in coaching, hiring personnel, recruiting new players and establishing academic standards. He also led the effort t to transition the Pace Football program from a club team to NCAA Division III status in 1978 to provide the program with better competition against local rivals Fordham University, Iona College, Hofstra University and Marist College among others during the late 1970s. Pace President Edward Mortola, PhD, Peter Finnerty and Catalano brought the New York Football Giants to the Pace campus for preseason camp for many years. The deal they negotiated included funds to build the athletic field house and resources for field improvements. Catalano served as the “Voice of the Setters” for 32 seasons as the public address announcer and was instrumental in getting the games broadcast on local radio.

Catalano has gone on to a successful career as a professor and novelist. He is a professor of Literature and Music at Pace. Catalano is a former director of the university’s Patricia O. Ewers Center for Music. He is author of “Clifford Brown: The life and Art of the Legendary Jazz Trumpeter”, “New York Nights” and “A New Yorker at Sea” that documents his trip around the world in a sail boat in 1988. Catalano also writes regular columns about jazz music for the web site “All About Jazz.”

Peter X. Finnerty, former Director of Athletics, Director of Alumni Relations, athlete, professor, coach, and inductee of the Pace University Hall of Fame, established the Athletics and Recreation Program at Pace University in 1947. Finnerty served the University and its students for over 40 years. He was the Director of Athletics from 1947-88 as well as the men’s basketball coach from 1948-60 and the baseball coach from 1948-64. He personified the values of discipline and hard work and, in keeping with the University motto, Opportunitas, committed to helping students realize their potential.

The Peter X. Finnerty Award is presented to a member or members of the Pace University athletics community for outstanding leadership and service to the University or to society as a whole. The individual/s selected shall exemplify those characteristics for which Peter Finnerty was best known: hard work, a spirit of competition, and the ability to serve and lead with integrity and to inspire others to do the same. This honor has only been awarded twice since its creation. The first recipient was in 2001 to former Board of Trustee Charles F. Jacey Jr. The second recipient was former Pace student-athlete and longtime supporter Garrett DeGraff Jr. in 2002.

The newest members to the Pace Athletics Hall of Fame for the Class of 2013 are Kim DePaola-Napier (Softball ’89), Brian Finnerty (Baseball ’72), Rich Middlebrook (Football ’87), Fred Oglesby (Men’s Basketball ’83) and Michelle Seeley-Flannory (Volleyball ’99). Pace Athletics Hall of Fame was started in 1997 with this year’s ceremony marking the twelfth induction class.

NEWS RELEASE: Pace University Teams Up with HooplaHa.com

The Pace Master’s program in Media, Communications and Visual Arts incorporated HooplaHa, a startup website dedicated to spreading positivity, in their semester’s course load. (Left: Yulia Moore).

Posted on behalf of HooplaHa:

Pace University Teams Up with HooplaHa.com to

Spread Positivity and Creativity

Pleasantville, NY (January 4, 2013) – Pace University, a NY-based private university, and HooplaHa.com have joined forces to put happiness and creativity into action. The Pace Master’s program in Media, Communications and Visual Arts incorporated HooplaHa, a startup website dedicated to spreading positivity, in their semester’s course load.

Dr. Maria T. Luskay, professor of the Digital Video Field Production course in the Master’s program, advocates for real-world experiences inside the classroom. Based on experiential education and a hands-on approach, students act as a production team to complete a final project.  In this particular case, the final project was to create a positive and inspirational video for HooplaHa.com.

Managing Director of HooplaHa™, Rob Hess believes the partnership is the perfect match. “We need content. Why not give these students the opportunity to have their work published and featured on our site? It’s such a thrill for them and exactly in line with our mission,” said Hess.

The HooplaHa Content Team attended the class in the start of the semester to tell students about the mission of HooplaHa.com and what was needed for the final project. In groups of 3-4, students created a final video product and the HooplaHa Content Team chose a winner to be featured on the site.

“We judged the videos based on production value, storytelling, and their ability to deliver a product that fits our goals,” said Stephanie Bousquet, Director of Content. Amare Kone, Olivia Hunter and Yulia Moore were the final winners with their video, Aunt B’s Secret to Happiness. The winning group was inspired to create this video about Aunt B because they felt her contagious spirit and zest for life is a perfect match for HooplaHa.com.

Olivia Hunter
Amara Kone

About HooplaHa

HooplaHa.com, an innovative website, is positively impacting people around the world by sharing content guaranteed to make you Think, Relate & Smile! HooplaHais owned by Only Good News, LLC, a Fairfield County, Connecticut based company. For more information on how you too can change the world one inspiration at a time, visit us at www.HooplaHa.com.

Media Contact: Erin McNichols, emcnichols@hooplaha.com, 203-956-7366

NEWS RELEASE: David N. Rahni, Pace Chemistry Professor with a Wide-Ranging Career, Named Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

An internationalist and Fulbright scholar whose expertise runs the gamut from chemistry to environmental science and from forensics to human rights, Rahni is equally at home working with the National Institutes of Health, IBM, and PepsiCo.

 

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David N. Rahni, Pace Chemistry Professor with a Wide-Ranging Career, Named Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

An internationalist and Fulbright scholar whose expertise runs the gamut from chemistry to environmental science and from forensics to human rights, Rahni is equally at home working with the National Institutes of Health, IBM, and PepsiCo.

NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2012 – Pace University Provost Uday P. Sukhatme announced today that Dr. David N. Rahni, professor of chemistry and environmental science on the Pleasantville, NY, campus, has been named Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs effective Jan. 15, 2013.

“David’s wide knowledge and experience with Pace faculty will be very valuable to the Provost’s team as we work with the faculty to formulate and implement new initiatives for advancing research and teaching at Pace” said Provost Sukhatme.

In his new role, Rahni will work to enhance Pace’s academic programs. He will oversee faculty development activities and supervise the University library system, the Center for Teaching and Learning Technology, and the Pforzheimer Center for Faculty Development.

“Our talented faculty commitment to the further enhancement of our innovative teaching, interdisciplinary scholarship, grantsmanship, and multifaceted service, will inextricably sustain our momentum for attracting and serving excellent students, tomorrow’s thinking professionals, and leaders, in the 21st century and beyond,” Rahni said.

Rahni earned his Ph.D. and completed postdoctoral studies in Analytical Chemistry at the University of New Orleans. He earned his M.S. at Eastern New Mexico University and his B.S. at the National University of Iran.

Rahni has received Pace’s Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence. A recent Leadership Fellow in Higher Education at Harvard University’s Management Development Program, Rahni is the founder of Pace’s graduate program in Environmental Science. He has also chaired the Faculty Council in Westchester and co-presided over the University’s Joint Faculty Council.

As an adjunct professor, he’s taught in Pace’s Environmental Law program and in the Department of Dermatology at New York Medical College. Rahni was a senior medical research associate at CUNY’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and an editorial board member of Forensic Science Communications, a journal published by the FBI.

He was awarded a J. William Fulbright Senior Research Scholarship at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and held a visiting professorship at the University of Oxford in England. He has been a visiting scientist at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center and Ciba-Geigy Research Division, and has lectured at many international universities.

Rahni has presided over symposiums on forensics advances in homeland security and counter-terrorism, has written on human rights, sat on review panels for the National Institutes of Health, and lectured or consulted at IBM, Ciba-Specialty Chemicals, and PepsiCo, among other companies.  He has written a large number of scholarly articles on an array of disciplines. Rahni now hopes to apply the spirit behind his diverse career to his latest position.

“An effective leader helps bring out the best possible participation and stewardship from each constituency — especially the faculty — toward the institutional and community objectives and outcomes,” he explained. “Such leadership tasks are much easier said than done.”

But they can be achieved, Rahni explains, by maintaining an honest, open interdisciplinary approach that engages students, faculty and staff.

“This requires an open door policy, a good set of ears and a good heart, promising less and delivering more to the pleasant surprise of everyone,” he concluded. “It also requires remaining active in team teaching and collaborative research, treating everyone with respect, telling the truth, and always exhibiting high ethical and moral values.”

About Pace University

Since 1906, Pace has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, N.Y., enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Please visit our website at www.pace.edu.

Media Contact: Michael A. Oricchio, Pace University, 212-346-1117, moricchio@pace.edu

NEWS RELEASE: Pace University Federal Reserve Challenge Team Tops in Regional Competition and Third in Country

A Pace University team of undergraduate students competing in the 2012 College Federal Reserve Challenge won first place in the final round of the New York Federal Reserve Bank’s competition in November and third place in the national round. (Left: Pace’s Federal Reserve Challenge Team with Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve.)

Pace University Federal Reserve Challenge Team Came Out on Top in the Regional Competition and Third in the Country

Team also won the Lloyd Bromberg Teamwork Award

NEW YORK, NY, December 14, 2012 – A Pace University team of undergraduate students competing in the 2012 College Federal Reserve Challenge won first place in the final round of the New York Federal Reserve Bank’s competition in November and third place in the national round. The team beat 29 other colleges in three rounds of competition, including Hamilton, Cornell, and New York University. The team also received the Lloyd Bromberg Teamwork Award for team coordination and presentation excellence.

Pace business, economics and finance majors Nashrah Ahmed, William Hellander, Daniel Boutarel, Kelsey Berrio, and Sonia Sternick participated in the challenge and are the first Pace team to win the regional competition. The team went on to compete in the nationals in Washington D.C. and were ranked 3rd in the country out of 135 colleges and universities.

The team was coached by three Pace economics professors. Mark Weinstock, Gregory Colman and Anna Shostya worked with them for hundreds of hours in preparation for the competition. The students put in even more time.

The Pace team is an award-winning group, having frequently finished in the finals and semi-finals over the last 10 years. Previous team members have gone on to achieve high levels of academic and career success. Team participation at Pace is available as a 3 credit, writing enhanced economics elective. All majors can participate.

The College Federal Reserve Challenge is a national academic competition consisting of a 15 -minute economic presentation followed by a 15 -minute question and answer period. During the Q&A, students address questions about finance, economics, banking, and monetary policy administered by a panel of professional economists who work at the New York Fed. The competition requires that students work as a team to research and analyze current economic data, develop a forecast of and review potential future economic risks, develop a presentation and answer questions on a recommendation for monetary policy.

The challenge is intended to encourage students to learn more about the U.S. macro economy, the Federal Reserve System and the implementation of monetary policy and financial stability. It is also aimed at spurring interest in economics and finance as subjects for advanced study and as the basis for a career.

Although the work and challenges are considerable, students and advisors unanimously agree that the experience is both rewarding and unforgettable. Read some thoughts of students and team advisors on their experiences on the Federal Reserve web site.

About Pace University

Since 1906, Pace has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, N.Y., enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Please visit our website at www.pace.edu.

Media Contact: Cara Cea, Pace University, 914-906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

NEWS RELEASE: Photeine M. Anagnostopoulos, Specialist in K-through-12 and Higher Education, Elected to Pace University’s Board of Trustees

Pace University has elected Photeine “Photo” M. Anagnostopoulos, a senior official in New York and New Jersey public schools, as the newest member of its Board of Trustees.

Photeine M. Anagnostopoulos, Specialist in K-through-12 and Higher Education, Elected to Pace University’s Board of Trustees

Ms. Anagnostopoulos brings to the Board a broad perspective and deep understanding of the challenges facing K-though-12 education in preparing students for college

NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2012 — Pace University has elected Photeine “Photo” M. Anagnostopoulos, a senior official in New York and New Jersey public schools, as the newest member of its Board of Trustees.

Ms. Anagnostopoulos is a senior adviser to New Jersey’s Commissioner of Education, focusing on fiscal analysis of that state’s K-through-12 school districts. Prior to her current position, she served as the Chief Executive of Finance and Administrative Operations for the Newark, N.J., Public School District and as the Deputy Chancellor for Finance and Technology for the New York City Department of Education, the country’s largest school district with one million students.

Ms. Anagnostopoulos graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with an AB in economics and went on to earn an MBA from Harvard Business School. Since 2009 she has been a member of Harvard University’s Board of Overseers.

“We are very pleased to welcome such a capable and distinguished individual to our Board,” said Aniello A. Bianco, ‘61, Chair of the Pace Board of Trustees.

“Photo will bring valuable expertise, energy, and perspective to the Board’s deliberations. With her deep commitment to education and her enthusiasm for our mission of Opportunitas, I know she will serve the University well,he added.

“I am excited to support Pace in its mission to provide students with a strong liberal arts foundation as they prepare for success in their future careers,” Anagnostopoulos said in a recent interview. She also said that her fellow Trustees’ devotion to Pace provided a powerful attraction. “I’m very impressed with the dedication of the Board. They are extremely enthusiastic in supporting the University. That was very important to me.”

Prior to joining the New York City Department of Education, Ms. Anagnostopoulos directed McGraw-Hill’s Digital Learning team in the enhancement and development of effective K-through-12 technology-based programs. She also served as Senior Vice President of The College Board, where she led the overhaul of the SAT college admissions exam. She began her career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley.

Ms. Anagnostopoulos is also heavily involved in her local community. For 18 years, she has been an active board member of SCO Family of Services, which provides necessary services and unconditional care to more than 60,000 of New York’s homeless families, struggling teenagers, children from at-risk families, and disabled adults.  She has also served as an active member of the Board at two independent schools in New York City: The Dalton School in Manhattan and the Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx.

 

 

About Pace University

Since 1906, Pace has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, N.Y., enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Please visit our website at www.pace.edu.

Media Contact: Michael A. Oricchio, Pace University, 212-346-1117, moricchio@pace.edu

NEWS RELEASE: Pace University Helps Those Hit Hardest by the Storm

Pace University’s commitment to community service, civic engagement and philanthropy has been put into action even as the university community has been struggling to regain normalcy on all campuses and in the homes of students, administration, staff and faculty. On campus, issues with power restoration, Internet connectivity and phone service have recently been resolved. Off campus, the Pace community is turning adversity into a moment to help those hit even harder. (Left: Students help with clean-up at SPCA in Westchester).

Pace University Helps Those Hit Hardest by the Storm

NEW YORK, NY, November 14, 2012 – Pace University’s commitment to community service, civic engagement and philanthropy has been put into action even as the university community has been struggling to regain normalcy on all campuses and in the homes of students, administration, staff and faculty. On campus, issues with power restoration, Internet connectivity and phone service have recently been resolved. Off campus, the Pace community is turning adversity into a moment to help those hit even harder.

Pace University students, faculty and staff have helped others in several ways since Superstorm Sandy. Some Pace students who have helped in recovery efforts have returned with tears in their eyes – realizing how fortunate they really are to have only lost power. Others have lost their homes themselves.

Pace University’s resident students from three dorms in lower Manhattan were relocated after the storm for 6 days to One Pace Plaza where heat, food and shelter were provided. Many of these students, as well as Pace residential life staff, turned an otherwise uncomfortable situation into an opportunity for service.

In total, over 250 Pace students have participated in organized projects –

  • Working with elected officials (including Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver).
  • Some coordinated by NYC Council, City Hall and Trinity Church on Wall Street.
  • About 20 students helped deliver meals to homebound elderly in Manhattan.
  • Pace is allocating space for 124 displaced pre-school and Kindergarten students.
  • The Pace Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted a clothing drive at three Pace Volleyball home games to aid local residents.
  • The Pleasantville campus was used as a warming center for local residents still without power. Residents warmed up and charged their electronics. Food was provided.
  • Pace Success Mentors helped with clean-up at the Westchester SPCA Friday, 11/2/12.

The football team was featured on the Red Cross website as “a prime example of a community coming together in the face of a massive tragedy.” For the full articles, click here and here.  “This has been a real learning experience,” said one of the players. “When times get tough, we come together and become one to help the less fortunate.”

Upcoming Pace projects include:

  • Film and Screen Studies major and Paramount Pictures intern, Jordan Hirsch, is coordinating a holiday food drive working with the Food Bank of New York City.
  • Pace students will help in clean-up efforts at individual homes in Staten Island.  This is a joint project with The College of Staten Island and All Hands volunteers.  The trip will take place this Sunday, November 18.  Transportation will be provided for students.  Pace alumni and students from Staten Island affected by the storm available for interviews.
One Pace professor, Diane Cypkin, who was born in a DP camp after WWII – lives in Brooklyn and lost her car which “floated away into the Atlantic.” She has had to take mass transportation from Brooklyn to Pleasantville every day since for work. She had this to say on Facebook: “I thought I’d share what I’ve learned these past two weeks . . . since Sandy . . Hurricanes destroy a lot . . . and build at the same time. During the physical storm your head is in a mental storm. After it, in the midst of whatever your “devastation” is, there comes a quiet . . . and the “real” shows up . . . real friends . . . real “good.” I’ve learned. I’m grateful.”

The Director of Student Development and Campus Activities at Pace, Rachel Carpenter, said, “We received two phone calls from an emotionally thankful mother of one of our student staff members.”  Pace sophomore AJ Fazio’s family lost their home and are currently living in temporary housing.  He has three step brothers and his two parents.  Most of their belongings were lost.  Within days Pace staff had donated clothing, bedding, kitchenware, and more.  AJ’s mother said she felt blessed that her son went to a school with such caring staff/faculty.  “It was sometimes difficult to understand her through her tears and powerful emotions,” Carpenter said.  “It really touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes.”

Pace’s Center for Community Action and Research continues to email updates to students with detailed information on how they can help in the recovery efforts of the area.

Media contact: Cara Cea, ccea@pace.edu, 914-906-9680.