Hillary Clinton, Tony Randall among honorary degree recipients at Pace Commencement Ceremonies

At commencement ceremonies on May 18, 19, and 22 Pace University will award honorary degrees to New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Environmentalist Noel J. Brown, Founder and CEO of C-SPAN
Brian P. Lamb and New York State Commissioner of Health and former Surgeon General Antonia C. Novello.

Contacts: Mary Horgan, 914.923.2798 (mhorgan@pace.edu),
Bill Caldwell 212.346.1597 (wcaldwell@pace.edu),
Jennifer Riekert (Law), 914-422-4128 (jriekert@law.pace.edu)
Chris Cory, 212-346-1117, (ccory@pace.edu)

Senator Hillary Clinton, Poet John Ashbery, Congressman Michael G. Oxley and Actor Tony Randall to be awarded honorary degrees at
Pace University’s 2003 Commencement Ceremonies, May 18, 19 and 22

NEW YORK, N.Y. — April 15, 2003 – At commencement ceremonies on May 18, 19, and 22 Pace University will award honorary degrees to New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Environmentalist Noel J. Brown, Founder and CEO of C-SPAN Brian P. Lamb and New York State Commissioner of Health and former Surgeon General Antonia C. Novello.

Honorary Degree Recipients include:
Doctor of Humane Letters
Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton, United States Senator from New York
Hillary Rodham Clinton is the first First Lady elected to the United States Senate. After two years in the Senate, Senator Clinton has graduated from the freshman class where she worked in a bipartisan way to get legislation passed, traveled to every corner of New York State, secured millions in appropriations and built a strong and effective constituent service operation.

Noel J. Brown, Environmentalist, U. N. Environmental Program
Noel Brown has been a champion of the environment for over 30 years. As North American Director of the United Nations Environment Programme he has educated, inspired, and motivated hundreds of thousands of people around the world to work for a just and ecologically sustainable future

Michael G. Oxley, Congressman, Fourth District Ohio
Congressman Michael G. Oxley, serving his 11th term in the House of Representatives, is co-author of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act that created a broad new set of investor protections and set up a federal oversight board for the accounting industry. As chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Oxley held the first congressional hearings on the accounting abuses at Enron, WorldCom, and Global Crossing.

Doctor of Fine Arts
Tony Randall, Founder and Artistic Director for the National Actors Theatre
Emmy award winning actor Tony Randall is the founder of the National Actors Theatre now permanently in residence at Pace University’s Schimmel Center for the Arts. NAT is “Broadway’s” only not-for-profit house (located downtown) solely dedicated to presenting classic works of theater and theatrical education delivered at no cost to the students or their schools.

Doctor of Letters
John Lawrence Ashbery, Poet
John Ashbery is considered by many to be one of the foremost poets in the English-speaking world. Author of over 20 books of poetry, he is the winner of the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur grant. Through his non-profit foundation Flow Chart, he has helped establish the David A. Bickimer-Provise of Learnings/Academy of American Poets Prize for student writers at Pace.

Brian P. Lamb, Founder and CEO, C-SPAN
Brian Lamb helped found C-SPAN – the Cable Satellite Public Affairs Network—and has served as the company’s chief executive officer since its beginning in 1979. Today, more than 86 million households can tune in C-SPAN’s flagship network.

Doctor of Science
Antonia C. Novello, Commissioner, New York State Department of Health
Dr. Antonia C. Novello heads one of the leading public health agencies as New York State Health Commissioner. She was the first woman and first Hispanic to hold the position of United States Surgeon General. During her tenure as Surgeon General she focused her attention on women, children and minority health issues and on AIDS, smoking and underage drinking.

Doctor of Laws
Honorable Sonia Sotomayer, U.S. Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals—2nd Circuit
U. S. Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayer was appointed to the Court of Appeals – 2nd circut in 1998 and was nominated by Presidents Clinton and Bush. Judge Sotomayor made the 1995 ruling enjoining the owners of major league baseball teams from continuing their lockout of players by ordering them to restore free-agent bidding and salary arbitration. She also ordered release of the suicide note written by late White House counsel Vincent Foster, and ordered New York City’s Grand Central Partnership to pay minimum wage to homeless street cleaners.

Doctor of Commercial Science
Lawrence E. Dwyer, Jr., President, Westchester County Association
Westchester County Association President Lawrence E. Dwyer, former school principal and leader, brought Westchester County into the world of international trade by creating partnerships with the U. S. Department of Commerce Expert Assistance Center, The Westchester Partnership for Economic Development, Hudson Valley Technology and others.

Commencement Schedule:
Pace Law School
Sunday, May 18, at 10:00 a.m. at the Law School Chapel Green in White Plains.
Honorable Sonia Sotomayer, Doctor of Laws

Westchester graduate ceremony
Sunday, May 18 at 2:30 p.m. at the Pleasantville campus, Goldstein Recreation and Fitness Center.
Lawrence E. Dwyer, Jr., Doctor of Commercial Science

Westchester undergraduate ceremony
Monday, May 19 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pleasantville campus, under a tent outside Miller and Lienhard Halls (weather permitting)
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Doctor of Humane Letters
Noel J. Brown, Doctor of Humane Letters

New York City undergraduate ceremony
Thursday, May 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Radio City Music Hall
Tony Randall, Doctor of Fine Arts
Brian P. Lamb, Doctor of Letters
John Lawrence Ashbery, Doctor of Letters

New York City graduate ceremony
Thursday, May 22 at 4:00 p.m. at Radio City Music Hall
Michael G. Oxley, Doctor of Humane Letters
Antonia C. Novello, Doctor of Science

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. (www.pace.edu)

Pace University to Confer More than 3400 Degrees at Commencement Ceremonies

Pace University will confer more than 3,400 degrees on May 19, 20 and 23 during four separate commencement ceremonies in White Plains and New York City. In addition to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees, the University will award honorary degrees to Nikki Giovanni, Morton Bahr, Peter J. Denning, Eugene F. Hovanec, and Mary Jo White.

Pace University to Confer More than 3,400 Degrees to the Class of 2002 During Commencement Ceremonies, May 19, 20 and 23

Nikki Giovanni, Morton Bahr, Peter J. Denning, Eugene F. Hovanec,
and Mary Jo White to Receive Honorary Degrees

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Pace University will confer more than 3,400 degrees on May 19, 20 and 23 during four separate commencement ceremonies in White Plains and New York City. In addition to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees, the University will award honorary degrees to Nikki Giovanni, Morton Bahr, Peter J. Denning, Eugene F. Hovanec, and Mary Jo White.
Pace Law School’s commencement exercises begin at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 19, on the Chapel Green in White Plains. Mary Jo White, U. S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws.

Exercises for all other Westchester students will be held on Monday, May 20 at the Westchester County Center. The undergraduate ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m., with graduate exercises following at 5:30 p.m. Author and poet, Nikki Giovanni will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. Morton Bahr, head of the Communications Workers of America, will be awarded a Doctor of Commercial Science and Peter J. Denning, professor of computer science and chair of the Technology Council at George Mason University, will receive a Doctor of Science.
New York City commencement is scheduled for 4 p.m., Thursday, May 23 at Radio City Music Hall. Eugene F. Hovanec, vice president of finance and chief financial officer at Vitesse, will receive an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science.

For more information on the Pace University 2002 Commencement ceremonies, please visit Pace.edu.

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 13,500 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. (www.pace.edu)

Pace Law School to Hold Commencement Ceremonies, May 19

Pace Law School’s commencement exercises will begin at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 19, on the Chapel Green in White Plains. More than 200 degrees including, Doctor of Laws, Master of Laws and Juris Doctor will be conferred. Mary Jo White, U. S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, will offer the Commencement address and receive an honorary Doctor of Laws. A special certificate of recognition for academic achievement will also be awarded during the ceremony to the parents of Tom Wilson, a fourth year Dean’s List student who passed away this past year after a long battle with Muscular Dystrophy (5 weeks after his younger brother died from the same disease).

Commencement Speaker U. S. Attorney Mary Jo White to Receive Honorary Degree at Pace Law School

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -Pace Law School’s commencement exercises will begin at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 19, on the Chapel Green in White Plains. More than 200 degrees including, Doctor of Laws, Master of Laws and Juris Doctor will be conferred. Mary Jo White, U. S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, will offer the Commencement address and receive an honorary Doctor of Laws. A special certificate of recognition for academic achievement will also be awarded during the ceremony to the parents of Tom Wilson, a fourth year Dean’s List student who passed away this past year after a long battle with Muscular Dystrophy (5 weeks after his younger brother died from the same disease).

Commencement speaker, Mary Jo White was the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, which covers Manhattan, the Bronx and New York City suburbs.

White was the prosecutor in charge of the investigation of President Clinton’s last-day-in-office pardon of billionaire financier Marc Rich. She has handled cases that include Wall Street crime, international art theft, organized crime racketeering, drug trafficking, police corruption and terrorism. She presided over the successful prosecutions in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing cases and the terror conspiracy cases against Egyptian cleric Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and others who plotted to blow up various New York City landmarks.

White’s office has devoted considerable resources to the embassy bombings case, indicating Saudi exile, Osama bin Laden and 20 others in an alleged worldwide plot to kill Americans and destroy U.S. government property. After the embassy bombings in East Africa in August 1998, White’s office worked alongside the FBI’s anti-terrorism task force to gather evidence in the crime that killed 224 people.

Graduating student, Jason Pensky was one of Tom Wilson’s closest friends and will present the Certificate of Recognition of Academic Achievement to Tom’s parents. As was Tom, Pensky is also wheelchair bound. He was paralyzed as a result of a diving accident in high school.

“Tom was an inspiration to me,” said Pensky, who was recently hired by the Miami Public Defender’s Office. “He knew he was going to die but he lived life to the fullest each day. This is what I try to do, like Tom, I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me.” In addition to becoming a lawyer, Pensky is also a professional actor and has appeared on As the World Turns and Law & Order.

Founded in 1976, Pace Law School is located in White Plains, New York, 20 miles north of New York City. The School offers the J.D. program for full-time and part-time day and evening, students. Its post-graduate program includes the LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees in environmental Law and the LL.M. in Comparative Legal Studies. Pace has one of the nation’s top-rated environmental law programs and its Clinical Education Program also is nationally ranked, offering clinics in domestic violence prosecution, poverty law, environmental litigation, securities arbitration, and disability law. Pace Law School is part of Pace University, a comprehensive, independent and diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County, and a Hudson Valley Center located at Stewart Airport in New Windsor.

Pace University to Confer More than 3,500 Degrees During Commencement Ceremonies

Pace University will confer more than 3,500 degrees on May 20, 21 and 24 during four separate commencement ceremonies in White Plains and New York City. In addition to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees, the University will award honorary degrees to Gloria Steinem, John A. Gerson , J. T. (Ted) Childs, and Naomi Matusow.

Contact: Mary Horgan
(914) 923-2798
mhorgan@pace.edu

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Pace University will confer more than 3,500 degrees on May 20, 21 and 24 during four separate commencement ceremonies in White Plains and New York City. In addition to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees, the University will award honorary degrees to Gloria Steinem, John A. Gerson , J. T. (Ted) Childs, and Naomi Matusow.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Pace Law School’s commencement exercises begin at 10 a.m., Sunday, May 20, on the Chapel Green in White Plains.

Exercises for all other Westchester students will be held on Monday, May 21 at the Westchester County Center. The undergraduate ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m., with graduate exercises following at 5:30 p.m. New York State Assemblywoman Naomi Matsow, 89th district, will receive a Doctor of Laws and J. T. (Ted) Childs, Jr., IBM’s vice president of Global Diversity, will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters.

New York City commencement is scheduled for 4 p.m., Thursday, May 24, at Radio City Music Hall. Gloria Steinem, writer and activist, will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters and John A. Gerson, managing director and chief financial officer of W. E. Simon & Sons Investment Group, will be awarded a Doctor of Commercial Science.
For more information on Commencement 2001, visit: http://www.pace.edu/commencement/

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,500 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, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.

Seth P. Waxman, Solicitor General of the United States, to Address Pace Law School’s Class of 2000 During Commencement, May 21

Seth P. Waxman, the 41st Solicitor General of the United States, will address Pace Law School’s Class of 2000 during its 22nd commencement ceremony at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, May 21, on the White Plains campus, 78 North Broadway.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637

Contact: Alta Levat
(914) 422-4128
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Seth P. Waxman, the 41st Solicitor General of the United States, will address Pace Law School’s Class of 2000 during its 22nd commencement ceremony at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, May 21, on the White Plains campus, 78 North Broadway.

During the ceremony, Pace Law School will award 213 Juris Doctor degrees and 15 Master of Laws degrees to the graduating class. Pace University President Patricia O. Ewers, who will retire on June 30, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Hope Lynne Karp of Nanuet, N.Y., the class valedictorian and the recipient of this year’s Faculty Award, will address the assembly. The following awards will also be presented during the ceremony:

· The Dean’s Award: Anna Linda Marciano of Harrison, N.Y.
· The Dean’s Award: Karen Fassuliotis of Greenwich, Conn.
· The Adolf Homburger Humanitarian Award: Karen Fassuliotis of Greenwich, Conn.
· The Barbara Salken Outstanding Professor of the Year Award: Bennett L. Gershman
· The Outstanding Adjunct Professor of the Year Award: Louis Fasulo, ’83

Seth Waxman was nominated by President Clinton on Sept. 19, 1997, and was confirmed by the United States Senate on Nov. 9, 1997. He received his commission and took the oath of office on Nov. 13, 1997.

Waxman, a native of Hartford, Conn., received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1973 and was a Rockefeller Fellow in Kenya during the following year. In 1977, Waxman received his law degree from Yale Law School, where he served as managing editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Following graduation, Waxman served as a law clerk to the late Gerhard A. Gesell, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia. Thereafter, he entered private practice with the firm of Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin, where he specialized in criminal, civil, and appellate litigation. Waxman has received substantial recognition for his pro bono work, including the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico award and the Anti-Defamation League’s Benjamin J. Cardozo Certificate of Merit.

Waxman joined the Department of Justice in May 1994 and served in a number of positions, including Acting Solicitor General, Acting Deputy Attorney General, Principal Deputy Solicitor General, and Associate Deputy Attorney General.

Waxman has long been active in Bar, community, and school organizations. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, a member of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Professionalism, a current and past ex officio member of several committees of the Judicial Conference of the United States, an ex officio member of the American Law Institute, and a member of the Visiting Committee for Harvard College.

The major function of the Solicitor General’s Office is to supervise and conduct federal government litigation in the United States Supreme Court. Virtually all such litigation is channeled through the Office of the Solicitor General and is actively conducted by the Office. The United States is involved in about two-thirds of all the cases the U.S. Supreme Court decides on the merits each year.

The Solicitor General determines the cases in which Supreme Court review will be sought by the government and the positions the government will take before the Court. The Office’s staff attorneys participate in preparing the petitions, briefs, and other papers filed by the government in its Supreme Court litigation. Those cases not personally argued by the Solicitor General are assigned by him to other government attorneys. The vast majority of government cases are argued by the Solicitor General or by another Office attorney.

The Office also reviews all cases decided against the government in the lower courts to determine whether they should be appealed and, if so, what position should be taken. The Solicitor General determines whether the government will participate as an amicus curiae or intervene in cases in any appellate court.

Mr. Waxman is married with three children and lives in the District of Columbia.

Founded in 1976, Pace Law School is located in White Plains, N.Y., 20 miles north of New York City. The School offers the J.D. program for full-time, and part-time day and evening students. Its post-graduate program includes the LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees in environmental Law and the LL.M. in Comparative Legal Studies. Pace has one of the nation’s top-rated environmental law programs and its Clinical Education Program also is nationally ranked, offering clinics in domestic violence prosecution, poverty law, environmental litigation, securities arbitration and disability law. Pace Law School is part of Pace University, a comprehensive, independent and diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County.

Pace University to Confer More Than 3,400 Degrees to the Class of 2000 During Commencement Ceremonies, May 21, 22 and 25

Pace University will confer more than 3,400 degrees during commencement exercises on May 21, 22 and 25 during four separate ceremonies in White Plains and New York City. In addition to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees, the University will award 10 honorary doctorate degrees, with each recipient making brief remarks to the Class of 2000. Pace University President Patricia O. Ewers, who will retire on June 30, will also receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637

Contact: Public Affairs
(914) 923-2798
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Pace University will confer more than 3,400 degrees during commencement exercises on May 21, 22 and 25 during four separate ceremonies in White Plains and New York City. In addition to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees, the University will award 10 honorary doctorate degrees, with each recipient making brief remarks to the Class of 2000. Pace University President Patricia O. Ewers, who will retire on June 30, will also receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

On Sunday, May 21, at 9:30 a.m., on the White Plains campus, 78 North Broadway, Pace University will award 213 Juris Doctor degrees and 15 Master of Laws degrees to students from the School of Law.

On Monday, May 22, at 1:30 p.m., at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, Pace University will award 808 associate and bachelor’s degrees to undergraduate students from the Pleasantville campus. New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall and Feminist Press Director and Publisher Florence Howe will receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees. Peter X. Finnerty, Pace University’s former vice president of athletics, will receive an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree.

During a separate ceremony, the University will award 371 master’s degrees to graduate students from the White Plains and Pleasantville campuses on Monday, May 22, at 5:30 p.m., at the Westchester County Center. Alumnus and trustee Michael O’Reilly (Class of 1971), executive vice president and chief investment officer of the Chubb Corp., will receive an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree.

On Thursday, May 25, at 4 p.m., at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, Pace University will award 1,253 associate and bachelor’s degrees and 744 master’s and doctorate degrees to students from the New York City campus. Newspaper columnist A.M. Rosenthal, El Museo del Barrio Director Susana Torruella Leval and New York Hall of Science Director Alan J. Friedman will receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees. Pace University trustee Donald L. Boudreau (Class of 1970), vice chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank, and trustee James E. Healey (Class of 1964), executive vice president and chief financial officer of Nabisco, will receive honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degrees.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,500 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, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.

Commencement Marks 90th Anniversary for Pace University

Pace University will conclude its 90th Anniversary celebration with commencement exercises on May 20, 23 and 24 during three separate ceremonies in New York City and Westchester County. In addition to conferring more than 3,300 undergraduate, graduate, professional and doctoral degrees to the Class of 1997, the University will award seven honorary doctoral degrees.

Contact: Public Affairs
(212) 346-1637
NEW YORK — Pace University will conclude its 90th Anniversary celebration with commencement exercises on May 20, 23 and 24 during three separate ceremonies in New York City and Westchester County. In addition to conferring more than 3,300 undergraduate, graduate, professional and doctoral degrees to the Class of 1997, the University will award seven honorary doctoral degrees.

On Tuesday, May 20, at 1:30 p.m., at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, the University will award degrees to students from the Pleasantville/Briarcliff campus and the Lubin Graduate Center in White Plains. Former New York Assembly-woman Cecile D. Singer, and the Honorable Shirley S. Chater, former commissioner of the Social Security Administration and a Regents’ Professor at the University of California, will be awarded the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. Pace President Dr. Patricia O. Ewers will provide the commencement address.

On Friday, May 23, at 11 a.m., on the White Plains campus, the University will award degrees to students in the School of Law. Honorary Doctor of Laws will be awarded to Drew S. Days III, a Yale Law School professor and former United States solicitor general and former assistant attorney general for civil rights in the U.S. Department of Justice; Peter Basil Carter, emeritus fellow at Wadham College in Oxford, England, a professor with the Pace London Law Program and a former justice of the peace of the County of Oxford; and John Otis Honnold Jr., professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and former head of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. Drew S. Days III will provide the address.

On Saturday, May 24, at 1:30 p.m., at Radio City Music Hall, degrees will be awarded to students from the University’s New York City campus. Charles Jacey Jr., a senior partner with Coopers & Lybrand and a Pace University Trustee and alumnus, will receive an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science; and Jonathan Kozol, educator and author of many books on urban education including Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. Pace President Dr. Patricia O. Ewers will provide the commencement address.

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