Honorary Degree Citation
Doctorate of Commercial Science
Jane Bryant Quinn
Jane Bryant Quinn, today we celebrate your life’s work as a shining example of the role of women in shaping the world of finance. You have been a voice of sound judgment and compassion in financial journalism—providing people with the simple tools they need to take control over their financial futures.
Much like your advice to investors, you have built a successful career based on common sense, commitment and hard work. You embarked upon a self-taught education in finance that would one day make you one of the country's most successful financial journalists, a best-selling author, and a media commentator. You served as Contributing Editor to Newsweek, spent more than 25 years writing a syndicated column for the Washington Post Writers Group, wrote three best-selling financial books, and have hosted your own television program for PBS and appeared regularly on CBS and ABC news shows.
Author Joseph Nocera once said of you, “there is no more trustworthy figure in all of American journalism,” and that could not have been more evidenced in the recent financial crises when the dreams of millions of Americans were threatened: Your advice represented a steady, courageous, and wise voice of reason, urging your readers to remain committed to the tenets of investing for the long-term.
Your tireless championship of the small investor personifies Pace’s mission of Opportunitas. Today, we celebrate with you the power of education to transform individual lives and those in the generations that follow. You are an inspiration to Pace graduates in every field of professional endeavor.