Spring 2014 Newsletter


College of Health Professions eNews
Spring 2014

Note to readers:
I hope you enjoyed the last edition of our newsletter. Thank you to all who participated in our survey and congratulations to the lucky winner of the 75 dollar gift card: Louise A. Oringer-Nissenbaum, RN (’74)!

To all Physician Assistant and Nursing Alumni, please continue to send me your news; the College of Health Professions loves hearing from you. As always, this newsletter is designed to showcase all the wonderful work CHP students, alumni, faculty and staff are doing.

Have you checked out our Facebook pages lately? The Lienhard Facebook page is approaching 430 likes; the PA page has a new fancy “vanity” URL at https://www.facebook.com/pacepaprogram so don’t forget to visit and like the pages.

Please continue to stay in touch with us through Facebook and our newsletter and feel free to re-connect to tell us what you are doing so we can update your colleagues on your accomplishments.

Sharon Lewis, editor

Advice from Kimberly Porter, the Relationship Manager for the College of Health Professions.

In our last newsletter, Kim Porter talked about networking and effectively using Linked-In as part of a comprehensive job search.  In this issue, Kim provides us with 5 steps to maximize your chances of landing a great job after graduation. Read more.

  • Lienhard and PA students, faculty, and staff are doing great things: from winning awards and scholarships to being inducted into national organizations that recognize their leadership. 

Click here to read all of these exciting announcements! 

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announced on February 7 results of their 2014 election to fill seats on the AACN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee, and our own Dean Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN, was elected for a two-year term as Board Member at Large. Votes were cast by member deans and directors from the nation’s schools of nursing with baccalaureate and higher degree programs.  Read more.
Eileen Rice (class of ’82) recently came back to Lienhard to present her research on emotional intelligence and nursing. A recipient of the Alexander Gralnick Research Award, Professor Rice told a story about a nursing student who had excellent grades, but lacked other qualities – including emotional intelligence – necessary to be an effective nurse.  Read more

A preceptorship is an excellent way to give back to your field, whether it’s for a Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant.  Over the next several editions of this newsletter, we will profile preceptors. Our first piece focuses on Sari Maenza, Family Nurse Practitioner. Read more


Alumni sound off: they're winning awards, getting great jobs, traveling and treating patients abroad, publishing their research, and more. Send us your news! Where are you working? Did you write a book or win an award? Did you just get married, have a baby, or celebrate another milestone in your life? You can e-mail chpcommunications@pace.edu; please include your credentials and year of graduation, and we'll include your news in the next issue. Read more.

Ferry Ferdianto (PA class of 2013) says: “I passed the boards, now I am a certified Physician Assistant. My fortune doesn't stop there. I got a better job offer and I decided to accept the offer. Read more.

A group of DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) alumni from the class of 2013 received first place on their poster presentation at the 2013 Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State annual conference in October. Read more.

Tiffany (Carter) Fiore, a 2012 graduate from the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant program, participated in a surgical mission in Santiago, Dominican Republic in September, where she took part in 5 reconstructive scoliosis cases.  Read more.

Jacqueline Alleva, RN, (2009) was featured in the White Plains Patch in November in an article that focused on her life-saving work as a nurse on the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx and her education at Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing. Read more.

Adriana Arcia, PhD, RN (2006) postdoctoral research fellow, authored "Facebook Advertisements for Inexpensive Participant Recruitment Among Women in Early Pregnancy," published in Health Education & Behavior (September 30, 2013). Read more.