The Pleasantville Campus Turns the Big 5-0!

  50th Anniversary of the Pace University Pleasantville Campus

It all started with a remarkable gift.  In 1962, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne C. Marks donated their home and surrounding acreage in Westchester County to what was then known as Pace College, based exclusively in New York City.  The Marks’ gift established the foundation for what would become, only one year later, Pace’s Pleasantville campus.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Pleasantville campus and we invite you to join us in our yearlong semi-centennial. A number of events are planned throughout the year.

The anniversary’s signature academic event is a talk by the preeminent New York historian Kenneth Jackson.  Jackson is a professor of history at Columbia University, the editor in chief of The Encyclopedia of New York City and president emeritus of the New-York Historical Society. Dyson College is proud to co-sponsor this event, which will take place on April 7, 2014 and is open to the public.

Another part of our celebration commemorates the alumni, students, faculty and staff who have passed through our doors and made Pace in Pleasantville the campus it is today.  We are gathering stories and remembrances from those who have studied, worked or played at Pace in Pleasantville. We’d like to hear from you about how Pace has positively influenced your life. You can share your story online, or you can simply Tweet, Instagram or Vine your story using #PLV50

To browse stories or to learn more about the Kenneth Jackson talk as well as other anniversary events, a special website, Pace Pleasantville – 50 Years, 50,000 stories, has been created to keep you up-to-date on the happenings throughout the year.

We welcome you to join us in celebration of this milestone and of the promise the next 50 years hold.