Times Herald-Record – “Montgomery actor starring in ‘Carol'”

Montgomery, NY native Niko Papastefanou is getting a big opportunity starting Dec. 8. He’s starring as Ebenezer Scrooge in the Pace University adaptation of “A Christmas Carol.” This version features music, dance and puppets. The performances are at the Schimmel Theater at Pace, which is where James Lipton hosts episodes of “Inside the Actors Studio.” Performances run through Dec. 12.

Niko Papastefanou’s hometown newspaper – The Times HeraldRecord, serving New York’s Hudson Valley and the Catskills – took note of his leading role as Scrooge in Pace’s production of  “A Christmas Carol.”  A cast photo was also included in the story – http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20101130/COMM/11300311

Pace University to Become Lead Educational Institution at Stewart

Pace University will be the lead educational institution at the New York International Plaza at Stewart Airport in New Windsor, N.Y. In this capacity, Pace will coordinate all of the educational programs and
services there to meet the growing need for professional development education and workforce training in Orange County and throughout the upper Hudson Valley.

NEW YORK – Pace University will be the lead educational institution at the
New York International Plaza at Stewart Airport in New Windsor, N.Y. In
this capacity, Pace will coordinate all of the educational programs and
services there to meet the growing need for professional development
education and workforce training in Orange County and throughout the upper
Hudson Valley.

“The New York International Plaza at Stewart Airport will provide Pace with
the exciting opportunity to help strengthen the growing economy of the
Hudson Valley by helping to ensure that the region will have a
knowledgeable and skilled workforce,” said Pace University President David
A. Caputo. “As part of an educational consortium that Pace will chair, we
will develop a University Center and provide customized programs for
business and industry in addition to more traditional programs in English
language and computer science. We plan to be up and running by Fall 2001,”
Caputo said.

The New York International Plaza at Stewart Airport, located 50 miles from
New York City, will have as its centerpiece the Hudson Valley World Trade
Center, along with a five-star hotel and international convention center,
research and development facilities, and medical, day-care, fitness and
retail components.

Pace has signed a 10-year lease with First Columbia International Group, a
real estate developer that is building the New York International Plaza,
strategically located across from the terminal at the airport. Pace will
occupy 5,500 square feet of space that will include a reception area,
administrative offices, a computer lab and five classrooms, two of which
will be wired for Internet connectivity. The facility will also have
video-conferencing capabilities.

Pace will work with First Columbia to develop the University Center within
the International Plaza, where Pace and other educational institutions can
work together to provide complementary educational programs and services.

Shelly Gimenez, Pace’s associate vice president for academic affairs in the
Division of Adult and Professional Education, will oversee the staffing and
academic programming at Stewart. She will hire a director for the Center,
who will collaborate with Pace’s deans, faculty and department chairs to
develop programming, and will be responsible for the marketing and
enrollment of students.

“This region is an under-served population primed for growth,” said
Gimenez. “We can make an impact there, as collaborative partners with
businesses and other educational institutions, by providing educational
access and new opportunities for area residents.”

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York
City and Westchester County. More than 13,000 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, School of Law,
Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.