The quintessential Honors students can be found in every type of organization, club, and major studies field on campus and senior, Eddie Redden, is an example of a student who makes the most of the Pace experience by being involved. As a Staten Island, New York, native, Eddie joined the Honors College as a first-year student and became a Public Accounting major. He credits the Honors College with “pointing him in the right direction,” with help from Honors advisor, Professor Christopher Walther. He is currently a member of a Five Year program, hoping to receive his BBA/MBA in Public Accounting. “I chose Public Accounting,” he says, “because it branches out to the most business-related fields, like the stock market and other commercial industries.” He is the current treasure of Golden Key International Honor Society and of his fraternity, Delta Upsilon. Eddie has been a prominent member of Pace’s Greek community as an Inter-Fraternity Council representative and as both the Vice President of Rush and Recruitment and the Secretary for Delta Upsilon. His favorite part of Pace has been the tight-knit, “second families” he found in Delta Upsilon and the Honors College. In order to keep up to date with his major field, he also joined the Accounting Society and the Lubin Business Association.
Outside of the academics and Greek life, Eddie also worked in the Welcome Center as a campus Tour Guide, showing potential students and incoming first-year students the beauty of our Pleasantville campus and giving them further insight on dorm life, class schedules, and campus involvement. While this Giants, Yankees and Knicks fan wasn’t a member of any Pace sports teams, he took part in the intramural basketball, football, volleyball, and dodge ball tournaments. He spent his summer interning for IBM in Armonk, New York, which resulted in a six-month Co-Op/Supplemental Employment offer. When discussing his post-graduation plans Eddie says, “I want to complete my Public Accounting degree, be a firefighter and open up my own business on the side.” His advice to first-year students is simple: Go to class, plan ahead, and enjoy your time here!