Previous YES Award Winners
Click here for a list of all those recognized from October 2, 2008 to October 31, 2015.
The YES award winners for the month of September 2015
New York City: Muyuan Chen, English Language Institute, New York City
Recognized by Daniel Lenkowsky, English Language Institute, NYC: Wanting to interact with English Language Institute students outside of his office role, Muyuan (Ray) went above and beyond his regular responsibilities at the ELI to create an extracurricular activity for our students. Ray independently led the ELI's first fitness inspired activity which was a Tae Kwon Do class. He was a great instructor, making sure all of the participants had fun and safely practiced the martial art.
Westchester: Rosina Costa, Peggy D’Ascoli, Julia Lentine, Maria Luisa Santoli, Ramona Schaefer, Mary Shaw, UG Admissions, Pleasantville
Recognized by Sallyann DiRosa, UG Admissions, PLV: I am recognizing each Admissions Processing Assistant and Administrative Assistant in the UG Admissions Office/PLV for their continuous dedication to their positions. They all offer superior customer service to students, families and school counselors year after year and each one should be acknowledged for their commitment to the University.
The YES award winners for the month of August 2015
New York City: Barbara Rose Aglietti, Communications and External Relations, NYC
Recognized by Sarah Nandlal, Marketing, NYC: I have known Barbara Rose on a professional level for seven years and she is a model role that I aspire to be because of her fortitude to get the job done efficiently.
Westchester: Alyssa Caffarelli, Residental Life, Pleasantville
Recognized by Vincent Birkenmeyer, Residential Life, PLV: Alyssa did an excellent job her presentation during RA training which focused on the importance of the first six weeks of the school year. This presentation brought in a new way of explaining to RA staff the important role that they play in retention and student success. It was a great way for her to tie in her graduate degree work and the practice her at Pace. Great job!
The YES award winners for the month of July 2015
New York City: Lauren Garofolo, Office of Student Assistance, NYC
Recognized by Emmanuel Ruiz, Office of Student Assistance, NYC: Lauren is the best teammate one can ask for. Her attitude, work effort, and her willingness to help everyone is one of kind. She is truly a blessing.
Westchester: Cesar (Winston) Vera, Copy Center, Pleasantville
Recognized by Lesa Rader, CAP Program, PLV: A true artist who also has the patience to teach me the vocabulary I need in order to describe my goal. His suggestions make the end result so much better.
The YES award winners for the month of June 2015
New York City and Westchester: Maggie Marino, Goldstein Health and Fitness Center, Student Affairs, Westchester
Adrianne Penon, Office of Provost/EVP Academic Affairs, NYC
Recognized by Sue Maxam, Center for Academic Excellence, PLV/NYC: I would like to recognize all of the staff members who volunteered and served at all three Commencement ceremonies! They are nominated for their superior dedication to Pace and its students. I want to recognize these volunteers for their commitment to making the commencements memorable by selflessly assisting with behind the scenes logistics, whether it was directing students to their seats, assisting students to the stage, or problem solving unexpected issues. They also should be commended for taking the time for all three ceremonies in a two-day time period, and it should be noted that it required getting up super early for both undergraduate ceremonies! Commencement would not be possible without these volunteers and it was a success once again this year thanks in huge part to these participants.
Below is listing of all those that were recognized by Sue Maxam for volunteering at all three Commencement ceremonies. Maggie Marino and Adrianne Penon were the randomly selected movie ticket winners. Congrats to all!
Samantha Bassford, Residential Life
Desharwn Brown, Mortola Library
Jeannie Calderon, University Special Events
Lisa Faillace, History
Anna Fishman, Office of the Dean, School of Education
Maryellen Humphrey, Office of the Dean, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Omnia Khamis, Division of Student Success
Brandon McCluskey, Division of Student Success
Cathy Raynis Meeker, First-Year Experience
Debbie Sassano, Office of the Dean, College of Health Professions
Jacqueline Tortorella, Marketing and Communications
Carol Turco, Student Affairs
Kristen Vinciguerra, University Special Events
Karen Watkis, Administrative Computing Services
Heather-Leigh Wells, University Special Events
The YES award winners for the month of May 2015
New York City: Joy Besozzi, John Fistos, Schimmel Theatre, NYC
Recognized by Rosemary Mulry, Human Resources, BRC: Thank you so much for volunteering your time to the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Program at Pace. We appreciate your commitment to making this event a resounding success. You helped to put together a fantastic activity for the children which was not only enjoyable, but educational as well. This is exactly what we strive for in the planning of the day and your contribution will undoubtedly be remembered by the children who attended. Thank you!
Westchester: Vincent Birkenmeyer, Niki Fjeldal and Cathy Raynis Meeker, Westchester
Recognized by Sue Maxam, Center for Academic Excellence, PLV/NYC: It is with such pleasure that I nominate Niki, Vinnie and Cathy for their leadership in coordinating our first-ever First-Year Celebration and Transition to Sophomore-Year Advisor Program! This event was not only very well attended (with well over 150 people), but it had immense energy! Countless hours went into the planning and it showed! Their vision for this program, coupled with their incredible organizational skills, teamwork and creativity, made the event highly successful and memorable. I thank all three of these wonderful colleagues for their commitment to student success and retention!
The YES award winners for the month of April 2015
New York City: Eileen Lee Fung, English Language Institute, NYC
Recognized by Daniel Lenkowsky, English Language Institute, NYC: I'd like to recognize Eileen for her self-directed initiatives in making today's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (TODAS) event a success. Eileen creatively modified and constructed new "World Traveler Passports" for the children that were the perfect keepsakes in addition to printing all of the flags, maps and country information. The event would not have gone as smoothly as it did and been enjoyed by the children as much if it wasn't for Eileen's help.
Westchester: Nicole Catalfamo, Tiana DeJesus, Carol Dockery, Susan Eisman, Rebecca Grubb, Kimberly Porter and Victoria Quaranta, Career Services, PLV
Recognized by Bless Vaidian, Career Services, PLV: For their hard work and dedication to Pace University and student success. In recognition of the events, programming and accommodations made during a very busy Spring Semester. They are an amazing team of individuals and I wanted to recognize their excellence. Our success is due to their excellence.
The YES award winners for the month of March 2015
New York City: Adelia William-Lubitz, Associate Provost, NYC
Recognized by Theresa Frey, International Programs: As long as I have known Adelia, I have known she is remarkable. Today, I know she is even more. Adelia is the ultimate teacher, she stands with courage, with virtue, she does not back down in the face of fear, sometimes she stands alone, but she stands none the less. Adelia, thank you for standing!
Westchester: Jermain Smith, School of Education, PLV
Gerald Ardito, School of Education, NYC: Jermain has dedicated himself to serving the faculty, staff, and students of the School of Education. His work is necessary and exemplary.
Nancy Campoverde, School of Education, NYC: Jermain goes above and beyond to assist students with any issues they are experiencing here at Pace. Though he is the Director of Technology, he does not stay within his realm of services. If the student has an issue with their bill or financial aid, he calls OSA and finds someone to help resolve the student's issue. If the student has problems with their course, he will put the student in touch with their advisor or director of student services. And when a student needs advice on purchasing software or computers, he finds the student the best option. Jermain is invaluable to Pace.
Peter McDermott, School of Education, NYC: Jermain is highly skilled and knowledgeable. He interacts comfortably with everyone, and he has a friendly and pleasant personality. Everyone like Jermaine and he is excellent at his work.
Rita Murray, School of Education NYC, Sarah Nandlal, School of Education, NYC: Jermain Smith should be nominated for the YES award for his service at Pace University, for 15 years and continuing service to serving all: faculty, adjuncts, staff, deans, administrative staff, undergraduate students, graduate students. He needs to be nominated because he does NOT turn anyone turn and always lend a helping hand; even over the phone, he will talk you thru the phone and show up the process step-by-step. He needs to be nominated for his diligent, continuing services and never turning anyone away.
Karen Pilot, iPace: As Clinical Supervisor for the Fellows Program and Student Teaching Program Mr. Smith has always been supportive with all technical situations. He dedication to our departments has been seamless as well as his expertise sets apart from many employers and employers. His selection would be perfect. Hector Ponce, Student
Julie Saccoccio, School of Education, NYC: Recognition for 15 years and continuing services at Pace. Jermain provides outstanding services to ALL and always goes the extra mile. He has an amazing and positive attitude and never turns away a co-worker.
The YES award winners for the month of February 2015
New York City: Kaitlin Benedict, Residential Life, NYC
Recognized by Jaclyn Kopel, Honors Program, NYC: Kaitlin was an amazing help to us during our Honors Overnight! When our students were stranded because of canceled flights she helped us make sure that our hosts were able to house them. She made herself available to us and our students all weekend and accommodated last minute changes with students.
Westchester: Transportation Department, Westchester
Recognized by Amanda Scully and Danielle Catalano, Administration PLV: This nomination is for Francoise Crespo and the entire Transportation Department. They spent countless hours ensuring our Pace vehicles are in safe working condition and safely transporting our student, staff and faculty members. They truly are the driving force of this University and should be recognized for their great work.
I nominate the entire General Transportation department as they are a crucial necessity for Pace. They went above and beyond to ensure our student's safety and comfort in most basic needs during the University's gas leak in PLV on 2/18/15.
The YES award winners for the month of January 2015
New York City and Westchester: Jennifer Cathers, Financial Aid PLV and Julia DeCecco, Financial Aid NYC
Recognized by Justine Santore, UG Admissions, PLV: Jennifer and Julia provided their financial expertise in a recent online chat with prospective students and their families. Not only did the attendees find their information helpful, the Admission staff benefitted from hearing their advice as well. I am happy to nominate them for their excellent customer service, as well as partaking in the achievement of University enrollment goals.
The YES award winners for the month of December 2014
New York City and Westchester: Sia Bundor, Leeann Longi, Heidi Mele and Meghan O’Mara, Human Resources, BRC and NYC
Recognized by Lisa Dash-Grimes, Human Resources: I would like to give a very special YES employee recognition to the team in Staffing and Recruitment. The entire team worked very hard in the month of December. This is an amazing team and once more they have proven that when called upon, they will rise to the occasion to guarantee a successful outcome.
The YES award winners for the month of November 2014
New York City: Amma Boakye, BS Nurse Education, College of Health Professions - New York
Recognized by Stacie Cignarale and Harriet Feldman, Office of the Dean, College of Health Professions - PLV: Cudos to you, Amma, for always understanding the critical nature of recruiting and working so hard to bring in our ABSN class for Jan in PLV and Fall in NYC. Your energy and positive attitude, not to mention your tireless effort to leaving no stone unturned, is the key in this success. Amma, You consistently do an outstanding job on behalf of our students and faculty. Bringing in class after class is an incredible feat! Thank you!
Westchester: Charles Hessler, Planning/Assessment/Research, Provost/EVP Academic Affairs - Briarcliff
Recognized by Joanne DeMarco, Office of the Dean, College of Health Professions - PLV: Charles had done an outstanding job or providing us with a large amount of data needed for our annual AACN survey. He’s a pleasure to work with and provides us with accurate data very quickly-while being kind and offering support! Thank you Charles-I appreciate your hard work!
The YES award winners for the month of October 2014
New York City: Aleksandr Diamant, Bryn Haffey and James Kim, OSA - New York (Team)
Recognized by Shayna Butler, OSA - New York: On behalf of myself and OSA I want to recognize the following individuals for their work well done. I appreciate their hard work and dedication and I am very impressed with how responsive they are. We all admire their ingenuity in the face of challenging obstacles.
Westchester: Elizabeth Mastropolo, Pace Community Law Practice - Westchester
Recognized by Megan Hopper-Rebegea and Stephanie Ramos, Pace Community Law Practice: Elizabeth has gone over and above to help the new fellows adjust to their new positions. She is absolutely amazing and consistently goes above and beyond to help all of her colleagues.
The YES award winners for the month of September 2014
New York City: Joe Agrusa, Paramjit Bais, Moses Bejin, Keith Smith and Henry Walther (Buildings & Grounds) and Victor Panaligan, Alexander Weisman, (ITS) - NYC
Recognized by Anna Vidiaev, Office of Associate Provost for Academic Affairs - NYC: Thank you to everyone who helped our office rearrange the furniture, a no small task with two large and heavy desks and equally as large and heavy filing cabinets; to set up wiring for the PCs and phones/fax and being resourceful with finding two newish desks and a conference table! Special thanks to Joe, Moses and Keith for all the heavy lifting. Now, if I could only get the drawers in the desk to unlock!
Westchester: Claudia Stabile, Athletics and Recreation - Westchester
Recognized by Daniel Robinson, Financial Aid - Westchester: Claudia was a tremendous help to the Financial Aid office this year by making sure all student-athletes filed their FAFSA's timely and responded to requests for additional documentation. This resulted in most student-athletes having a smooth start to the Fall 2014 semester. Claudia's work and determination has not gone unnoticed by the Financial Aid office.
The YES award winners for the month of August 2014
New York City: Jonathan Forte, Derrick Jones and Diane Lewis, Copy Center - NYC (Team)
Recognized by Ashley Kuenneke, Center for Community Action and Research - NYC: The entire Copy Center staff are always incredibly helpful, not to mention that they are very nice and pleasant people who are great to work with. Even when I have had to submit 10 complicated print requests in one day, as I very recently did, they were able to finish all of my requests quickly and make the entire process so much easier and less stressful than it easily could have been. Many, many thanks to Derrick, Diane, and Jonathan for the excellent work they do for our office and the Pace community!
Westchester: Erik Jantzen (Library) and John Rude, (IT) - Westchester (Team)
Recognized by Laurie Witham, IT - Westchester: John and Erik both put a tremendous amount of effort into getting a critical Library system back online. They dedicated extra hours during the evening and weekend to ensure the issue was handled and a stable system was brought online as quickly as possible. Their excellent teamwork and dedication to the University should be recognized.
The YES award winners for the month of July 2014
New York City: Margaret Gomes, School of Education - NYC
Recognized by Patricia Kobetts and Sarah Nandlal, School of Education - NYC: Margaret (Maggie) brings a "can do" spirit to all assigned tasks whether they be big or small. She is smart, capable and up to any task seeing it from beginning to end in a thorough, accurate, complete fashion. Maggie is a wonderful support in our office and a joy to work with!
Margaret is an outstanding employee that is always willing to aid with any project and events. She provides exceptional service to our department and all visitors. She always reviews and verifies all tasks to complete with accuracy and effectiveness; plus, she asks for more work, while doing this with a smile. She is a brilliant young women that has Pace pride, she needs to be recognized and she is a true gem to our department.
Westchester: Eddie Prekelezaj and Louis Guglielmo, IT - Westchester (Team)
Recognized by Sue Maxam, Division of Student Success - Westchester: Louis is always so helpful and patient with any IT problems and literally saved me last weekend! I had a serious virus on my computer and it was the weekend, so I sent an email to ITS and Louis patiently and kindly responded to me repeatedly over the weekend to help get my computer up and running temporarily until the problem was solved on Monday (when he spend a large portion of the day eliminating the virus). Louis went well above and beyond the call of duty to ensure I received the help I needed even though he wasn’t supposed to be working on the weekend! I am incredibly grateful to him as I was able to prepare the reports I needed to finish for the President and Provost that were due that day! Not only that, but when he was in the office solving my IT problems, he helped two other people in my office with their IT questions/challenges as well without hesitation!
Eddie was been a Godsend to me last week! I had a mega-virus on my computer and it was the weekend, so I sent the email to the IT person I was working with the day before, copying Eddie. Eddie was on vacation at the time, yet, even though it was 11:00pm, he responded and followed up throughout the entire weekend to help me with a temporary fix to my problem. Then he assigned someone to come in that Monday to finish the task of eliminating the virus. Truly he went well above and beyond the call of duty to ensure I received the help I needed even though he wasn’t supposed to be working or even checking his email! I am incredibly grateful to him as I was able to prepare the reports I needed to finish for the President and Provost!
The YES award winners for the month of June 2014
New York City: Denise Santiago, Multicultural Affairs Office - NYC
Recognized by Susan Donahue, Human Resources - Briarcliff: Thank you so much for your participation as a presenter in the University-Wide Staff Development Day. We could not do it without your involvement! I have had great feedback about all the programs, and I cannot thank you enough for all your work in developing and presenting a quality program.
Westchester: Kay Longworth and Sunny Hlewicki, Law School - Westchester
Recognized by Lucie Olejnikova and Cynthia Pittson, Law Library - White Plains: Thank you Sunny and Kay for all the excellent work you have done to bring our annual BBQ picnic to a success. Although a lot of people pitched in, it would have not been possible without the two of you. What an awesome afternoon. Thank you!
Sunny and Kay deserve recognition for the fabulous job they did in organizing the staff picnic on the Law School campus today. Many others helped to make the picnic a success, but it would not have been possible without the organizational skills of Sunny and Kay. Thank you!
The YES award winners for the month of May 2014
New York City: Yulexi Arango, Office of Student Assistance - NYC
Recognized by Denise Moreno, Psychology - NYC: Recently, Yulexi came to the aid of a student in an emergency situation. She responded quickly to get the injured student medical assistance. Yulexi is a true asset to the University. I am sure the student is forever grateful.
Westchester: Nicole Gilman, Eve Khan, Anne Marie McGlynn and Elizabeth Tesoriero, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences - PLV/NYC
Recognized by Heather Calchera, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences - PLV/NYC: I'd like to recognize the Dyson Advisors for constantly going above and beyond in their role as student advocates. Dyson is a large college, with many students, in a wide-variety of majors. Liz, Ann Marie, Nicole and Eve do what needs to be done on a daily basis, to keep Dyson students happy and on track to graduation. Whether it be coming in early, staying late, working weekends, joining committees, planning events, advising in the dorms, following up with faculty, learning about new programs, or emailing at midnight, they do everything with a smile on their faces and deserve to be acknowledged. Being the “to-go” person for hundreds of students each, while not an easy job, is an important one. These ladies genuinely want the best for our students, and it’s evident in their daily interactions with them. They’re personable and professional, and I appreciate their hard work and dedication!
The YES award winners for the month of April 2014
New York City: Alexis Winston, Ashley Lopez, Betsy Tomala, Jannette Cardona, Maria Flores, Stephen Salbod and Nenad Vulicevic, Psychology - NYC
Recognized by Denise Moreno, Psychology - NYC: Alexis, Ashley, Betsy, Jannette, Maria, Stephen and Nenad have gone above and beyond assisting the department with getting ready for our APA Accreditation Site Visit. Their readiness to assist is greatly appreciated.
Westchester: Daniel Borakove, Project Pericles - PLV
Recognized by Heather Novak, Center for Community Action and Research - PLV: For his commitment to service and civic engagement and for the work he does every day to make a difference every day in his community. We nominate Daniel Borakove, as he was awarded the Jefferson Award for these contributions.
The YES award winners for the month of March 2014
New York City: Catelin Blowers, Special Events - NYC
Recognized by Donna Kowal, Academy for Applied Environmental Studies - PLV: Special Events is a busy office. Despite that, Catelin makes me feel like I’m the only client! She is responsive to inquiries (no matter how small or how complicated) and goes above and beyond to ensure all your questions are answered (sometimes even before you ask them!). She is thorough and professional and a true asset to Pace’s team.
Westchester: Elise Aubry, Document Services - PLV
Recognized by Zach Dayton, Athletics and Recreation - PLV: Elise has been very helpful with our orders throughout her time at Pace. Most recently, we placed a large order for our Hall of Fame and document services produced the order in three hours. I appreciate Elise and all of the Document Service staff for their assistance throughout the year.
The YES award winners for the month of February 2014
New York City and Westchester: Sabiya Bacchus, Megan Burke, Uri Charles, Heidi Clorofilla, Andrew Linthwaite, Office of Academic Computing, ITS - New York City and Westchester
Recognized by Beth Gordon, Office of Academic Computing, ITS - Pleasantville: The Academic Technology student “eTerns” are instrumental to our department. This talented group of students is the core of our support system that assists faculty, students, and staff with various instructional technologies. We attribute their skills, patience and can-do attitudes to the success of many technologies at the University!
The YES award winners for the month of January 2014
New York City: Matt Brown, Gerald Greland & Shannon Haick (Center for Academic Excellence); Katie Coleman (Lubin School of Business); and Stephanie Elson (Seidenberg School of CSIS) - NYC
Recognized by Sue Maxam, Center for Academic Excellence, PLV/NYC: This is a group YES award for Jere Greland, Shannon Haick, Stephanie Elson, Katie Coleman and Matt Brown, who created and presented two powerful, innovative and incredibly well received sessions on holistic advising at our first ever Academic Advising Institute! The five of them worked for months planning these sessions for the 50 advisors across the University (as well as the Provost) who attended! In fact, the presentations exceeded everyone’s expectations and the framework (which addresses the intersection between advising and wellness) and accompanying visuals are what the University will be officially promoting to all advisors. Taking it even one step further, there are plans underway to even include this unique advising model in our new academic alert system. What is wonderful about this team is that they each have and used their own specific strengths and areas of expertise, which made the presentation that much richer and more valuable.
Westchester: Roland Walker (Security) and Carlos Wilson (B&G) - PLV
Recognized by Mary Ann Petock, Financial Aid, PLV: I have worked at Pace since May 1994 and these two gentlemen deserve recognition for their consistent positive demeanor. When I see them on campus they are ALWAYS cheerful no matter what the job at hand is. They enhance the Pace working environment with their cup half -full personalities.
The YES award winners for the month of December 2013
New York City: Kit Lee-Demery, Residential Life - NYC
Recognized by Jeff Blaisdell, Residential Life NYC: For the complete dedication to the Office of Housing and Residential Life, Pace University and all students that live in housing. The office and University would not be as successful without the commitment and endless hours spent bettering the community in which they work. THANK YOU!
Westchester: Dana Weingartner, Project Pericles - PLV
Recognized by Caitlin Kelly and Heather Novak respectively, Center of Community Action and Outreach: Dana has worked in our office as a member of our student staff for the past four years. In that time, she has been an integral part of our team and has served as a role model for the rest of our student staff. She is bright, thoughtful, and dedicated to making a difference in her community. Thanks, Dana for all your great work!
Dana Weingartner has programmed and supervised over a dozen service and civic education projects with the Center for Community Action and Research, engaging others in service and action. She has run successful voter registration and organ donor campaigns. In addition she served as a Peer Mentor for UNV 101. She is founding member of the student planned and supervised Pace Make a Difference Day “Spring Edition” and is currently a Periclean Fellow. I am pleased to recommend her for a YES award.
The YES award winners for the month of November 2013
New York City: Nira Herrmann, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences - NYC
Recognized by Betsy Garti, Human Resources: On behalf of the entire Human Resources Department, thank you for your participation at the Anniversary Luncheon. Your enthusiasm and involvement truly helped to make the event successful. Many thanks for your continued support and commitment to our Employee Recognition Programs.
Westchester: Rosemary Mulry, Human Resources - Westchester
Recognized by Meghan O’Mara, Human Resources: This recognition is long overdue. Rosemary played a crucial role in my onboarding process at Pace. She took the time and energy to ensure I knew all the ins and outs to properly perform my job and no matter how many times I would call to ask a question she would always offer the answer with the same upbeat attitude that she is known for. I would also like to comment on her seamless ability to plan major HR events. When planning the Employee Recognition ceremonies, Take Your Child to Work Day and the Anniversary Luncheon she makes sure that every little detail does not go unnoticed. Her superb organizational skills and attention to detail make for a successful event every time. Thank you Rosemary for all you do for the HR department!!
The YES award winners for the month of October 2013
New York City: Micheline Guillaume, Human Resources - Staffing and Recruitment - NYC
Recognized by Susan Downey, Office of the Dean, Seidenberg School of CSIS/GC WP: With the hiring of many student employees in Seidenberg in NY, I have dealt with Micheline quite frequently. She is the most helpful person, always responds so quickly, is so pleasant and completes the hiring process with such ease. Recently I had an issue where i did not complete the necessary work for the student hiring process under the new electronic system through Career Services. She took care of the issue for me within a couple of hours. I just love working with her.
Westchester: Dominique Guy, Accounts Payable - Westchester
Recognized by Mitchell Jacobs, Purchasing and Contracts/BRC: Late on Friday afternoon I received a call from a very distressed vendor who did not receive payment for services rendered. Dominique Guy, with as much composure as one could have, assisted me in calming the vendor and tracking down the status on the vendors payment. She assisted me in informing the vendor on the possible next steps in the vendor getting paid. Working with her on such a stressful issue so late in the day was such an absolute pleasure. Thank you Dominique.
The YES award winners for the month of September 2013
New York City: Tamara Bonet, Student Employee, Enrollment Management Endowment Spending - NYC
Recognized by Ashley Kuenneke, Center of Community Action and Research: I would like to recognize the entire Week of Welcome student staff from PLV for their outstanding work at this year's Convocation. They were energetic, hardworking, and did a tremendous job of engaging new students around the theme of justice and making them feel welcome at Pace.
Westchester: Angela Pierre, Student Employee, Writing Center - Westchester
Recognized by Ashley Kuenneke, Center of Community Action and Research: I would like to recognize the entire Week of Welcome student staff from PLV for their outstanding work at this year's Convocation. They were energetic, hardworking, and did a tremendous job of engaging new students around the theme of justice and making them feel welcome at Pace.
The YES award winners for the month of August 2013
New York City: Undergraduate Admissions Team: Tara MacFarlane, Kylie Smith, Maria Dressler, Nicole Pedoto, Nataly Lopez, Nickie Foster, Remzi Iljaz, Roberto Tomala, Jaclyn Kopel, Jason Joseph, Jenna Guerrero, Mitchell Chavez and Kaleigh Osborne - NYC
Recognized by Joseph Cosentino, Undergraduate Admissions/NYC: The UGA NYC staff has been working full throttle while transitioning without a Director and with two new Admissions Counselors. Though being understaffed, they continued to stay on top of tasks and continue to take on additional responsibilities without hesitation.
Westchester: Susan Maxam, Interim Assistant Vice President, Undergraduate Education - Westchester
Recognized by Allyson King, Center for Academic Excellence/PLV: Sue Maxam demonstrates her dedication to Pace students, staff and faculty through her daily actions. It is amazing how her energy, passion and enthusiasm grow with each University initiative and program of which she is a part. In addition, she always goes out her way to make each of her interactions with others meaningful and helpful. Sue’s work ethic and life philosophy are inspirational, and the Pace community is extremely fortunate to have her, especially in her new role as Interim Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Education.
The YES award winners for the month of July 2013
New York City: Greg Mendez and Hilda Adeniji, CareerServices - NYC
Recognized by Dylan Houle, Career Services/NYC: Both Greg and Hilda took the initiative to assist a fellow staff memberwho suddenly felt very unwell; they made sure the staff member received the appropriate medical attention and returned home safely. Thank you so much Greg and Hilda--your excellence shows!
Westchester: Daniel Robinson, Office of Student Assistance - PLV
Recognized by Donna Grand Pre,Enrollment Management/PLV: Dan is always helpful and available to me when I call or instant message him! I often need fast answers for students and he is knowledgeable and kind. He even mentioned that a student’s birthday was on the day we talked...as he looked up the FAFSA. I then called the student and wished them well - thanks to Dan!
The YES award winners for the month of June 2013
New York City: Denise Santiago, Multicultural Affairs Office - NYC
Recognized by Susan Donahue, Human Resources/BRC: Thank you so much for facilitating a program at the University-Wide Staff Development Day on Friday, June 7, 2013. Your participation was integral to the success of the event, and I want to extend my heartfelt thanks.
Westchester: Tom Saladino, Mail Services - PLV
Recognized by Karen Buckwald, Human Resources/BRC: I was made aware of the need to stop a piece of mail that left the HR office. I contacted Tom Saladino, and he responded to me calmly and pleasantly, assuring me the mail would be found. Within literally 10 minutes he retrieved the piece of mail and had it in an interoffice envelope back to the sender. Customer service at its finest!!
The YES award winners for the month of May 2013
New York City: Robert Yarbrough, University Counsel - NYC
Recognized by Clarissa Cylich, School of Education/PLV: Robert is a fabulous means of support regarding legal issues. He takes the time to explain the complexities of certain topics.He makes himself available for follow-up discussions with key players in timely fashion. He recognizes the importance of quick turn around on some contracts. He is a true asset and we value his expertise.
Westchester: Allyson King, Office of Student Success- PLV
Recognized by Susan Maxam, Division of Student Success/PLV: I have had the pleasure of working with Allyson over the past decade and can say without hesitation that she is one of the most student-centered, proactive, diligent, competent, caring, and dedicated persons I have ever known! In fact, I would describe Allyson as one of Pace’s unsung heroes. A humble, behind the scenes leader, she is a highly organized and incredibly motivated person who always “gets the job done.” She continually goes well above and beyond the call of duty to not only carry out her own responsibilities, but to support and assist her colleagues as well. This year, for instance, she was indispensable in planning and implementing the successful Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Program, a monumental responsibility she voluntarily undertook! Allyson is a true gem – a "can-do,” service-oriented person who eagerly gets involved with initiatives relating to student advising, success, and satisfaction.
The YES award winners for the month of April 2013
New York City: Denise Moreno, Scheduling - NYC
Recognized by Patricia Healy, Accounting/PLV: There is a new scheduling system and Denise has been wonderfully responsive in working with the departments to be sure the schedules are correct before the students register. Her response rate is virtually instantaneous when I make requests for change. She goes above and beyond to make it all work.
Westchester: Frank McDonald, General Services - Briarcliff
Recognized by Betsy Garti, Human Resources- BRC: On behalf of the entire Human Resources Department, thank you for your participation in the Employee Recognition Ceremonies. Your enthusiasm and involvement truly helped to make the events successful. Many thanks for your continued support and commitment to our Employee Recognition Programs.
The YES award winners for the month of March 2013
New York City: Anna Vidiaev, Human Resources - NYC
Recognized by Betsy Garti, Human Resources/BRC: Anna willingly accepted the task of overseeing the temporary HR move from 156 William Street to 163 William Street. It was flawless and was completed on time. She did an excellent job communicating the move and suggesting various things that the staff should do in order to prepare. There was not one stone unturned with this project and I truly appreciate the support. Your excellence shows, Anna!
Westchester: Fernando DaCosta, ITS - Briarcliff
Recognized by Francoise Crespo, Transportation/BRC: On Wednesday March 20, 2013, I got to the Transportation office and we had no phone or internet service. I called Fernando at 6:30am to ask him if he could help since students would be calling to reserve seats on the buses, etc. Fernando was awesome; he called whomever he could get in touch with and kept informing me of his progress to get us back on track until he did. I cannot thank Fernando enough for his help!
The YES award winners for the month of February 2013
New York City: Passcell Robinson and Luis Williams, OSA - NYC
Recognized by Jaclyn Kopel, UG Admissions, NYC: Passcell and Luis have always gone above and beyond for our Adult and Continuing Education students. They have taken care of all of our Biology, Accounting, and permission-needed registrations. Additionally, Luis has worked with us to help streamline the HS Bridge process. No matter what we ask of them they get it done and do so in a timely fashion.
Westchester: Lynne Larkin and Matthew Poli, Seidenberg School of CSIS – Westchester
Recognized by Nancy Hale, Seidenberg School of CSIS, Westchester: The new Dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, Dr. Amar Gupta, has identified four school- wide initiatives: Cyber Security, Telehealth, Education, and Distributed Groups. In order to develop support for these initiatives from the corporations, foundations, community groups, as well as support from within the University community partners, we need to establish a web presence. Pages describing our work on the Education Initiative were needed quickly. Matthew and Lynne work tirelessly with the Dean and the faculty to gather information and create the pages needed within a short period of time. Because of their extraordinary efforts and professional talent, we were able to represent the Education Initiative appropriately to potential supporters.
The YES award winners for the month of January 2013
New York City: Evan Hoberman, Office of Student Assistance, NYC
Recognized by Denise Moreno, Scheduling/NYC: Evan has done an amazing job creating a new proofing system/process for Academic Scheduling.
Westchester: Larrry Robcke, ITS/Westchester
Recognized by Robert Lazer, Human Resources/BRC: Larry quickly followed-up and resolved my request to help re-synch my cell phone the Pace email system. He quickly resolved and corrected the problem so I could again receive my Pace emails when away from the office.
The YES award winners for the month of December 2012
New York City: Frances Megerdichian, Gerard Pauline, Donna Scarano, James Lulves and Tim Woods, ITS/NYC
Recognized by Jennifer Ross, Provost/EVP Academic Affairs/NYC: The Provost's Office would like to recognize Fran and her team - Gerard, Donna, James, and Tim for an excellent job on creating a site for the Augmented Pace Action Plan reports, from the uploading to its finalization in such a short time. They were extremely efficient and helpful.
Westchester: Aisha Moyla, Elizabeth Komosinski and Luciana Ziegler, PLV/BRC
Recognized by Robb Solenday, Human Resources/NYC: On December 5th, the UAFP was to be onsite to collect dues in Pleasantville. The representative who was supposed to be there did not show up. As such, these individuals stepped up to assist in collecting dues checks and being a point of contact.
The YES award winners for the month of November 2012
New York City: Richard Abbinanti, Vincent Beatty, Jeffrey Blaisdell, Joshua Chicko, Michael Cordova, Keith Gorman, Victor Jabar, Kit Lee, Zaibis Munoz, Ahmed Nassef, Marijo Russell-O’Grady and Henry Walther/NYC
Recognized by Andrew Patrick Roger Gordon, Residential Life/NYC: These staff members led NYC resident students during Hurricane Sandy, providing strong leadership in an ever-changing situation. They coordinated information, student relocation processes, meals, shelter and communication with parents and executive staff. Most of them remained in the dorms from before the storm and through the aftermath. They represent Pace’s best in terms of leadership and commitment to students.
Westchester: Stephanie Harper, Copy Center/WP
Recognized by Edward Pekarek, Law School/WP: Ms. Harper stayed beyond her scheduled work hours to assist the Pace Investor Rights Clinic in preparing a document and satisfy a deadline. She did so selflessly and professionally and deserves recognition for her extra-ordinary effort!
The YES award winners for the month of October 2012
New York City: Cindy Lau, Victor Panaligan, Bonifacio Panganiban, ITS - NYC
Recognized by Nancy Campoverde, School of Education NY: Cindy is always pleasant and professional in assisting the SOE with any changes. Bonifacio has been instrumental with the ongoing reorganization of the SOE and Victor came quickly to the aide of the SOE when the main number was down. They are an excellent group, who are always polite, professional and assist you with a smile!
Westchester: Joseph Constantino and Laurie Witham, ITS - Westchester
Recognized by Stacie Cignarale, Office of the Dean/College of Health Professions: Thank you for the continued support and execution of all the items needed to ensure the installation of the CHP video capture system for the new William Street labs is completed on time. Joe and his group provided project oversite and support and Laurie and the server support team worked miracles to get the server configured in Briarcliff and then transported and installed in NYC. It was a tight window and despite numerous obstacles all was completed well within the timeframe needed. Thanks!
The YES award winners for the month of September 2012
New York City: Craig Bellafiore, Balmes Pavlov, Matthew Racioppo, Alfred Samala, Jamel Stringer, Luis Yanes, ITS - NYC
Recognized by Caitlin Grand, Government/Community Affairs: Over the past few months GCR has been going through many changes and the ITS guys made the transition super easy on me. They not only did go above and beyond but they did it with a smile and a joke.
Westchester: Joseph Pascetta, Peter Pinzarrone, Joseph Rivera, Jonah Safris, Thomas Saladino, Joseph Suschinsky William Voll, Jr., Mail Services - PLV
Recognized by Rosemary Mulry, Human Resources: The Mail Services staff consistently goes above and beyond when assisting HR with internal/external University mailings. The team ensures that all runs smoothly and in doing so truly exemplifies excellent customer service. A special thanks for your continued commitment to Pace University.
The YES award winners for the month of August 2012
New York City: Rosanna Corvino, Application Development Group, ITS - NYC
Recognized by Rosemary Mulry, Human Resources: Rosanna truly embodies Pace customer service excellence. She was extremely helpful in assisting with the RSVP database and provided prompt attention which enabled us to move forward with our project in a timely manner. Rosanna is always willing to assist and her turnaround time is top rate. Thank you, Rosanna!
Westchester: Shawn Livingston, Student Development and Campus Activities, Student Affairs - PLV
Recognized by Irina Kats, Student Affairs: Shawn took on an advisory/mentor role in helping students who run Pace Perk with the administration of the Pace Purchasing Card. He has demonstrated true willingness to help and train the students in respect to the proper use of the card so that they can be successful in their venture. In handling various administrative issues, Shawn has demonstrated incredible patience, leadership, and willingness to go the extra mile. This is exactly the type of behavior that should be recognized at Pace - Shawn is an example of how all staff should be student centered and willing to go over and beyond their line of duty in order to help students. For this effort throughout the past year, I believe that Shawn should be recognized with a YES award.
The YES award winners for the month of July 2012
New York City: Jennifer Hui, Information Technology Services - NYC
Recognized by Shuana Thompson, Financial Information System: Jennifer is one of the unspoken stars here at Pace - most recently, Jennifer and I worked on an e-invoicing project to systematically create invoices to aid with our office supplier (Staples) payment process. The project required a technology process (invoice API) that was never used by the University and Jennifer proved to be more resourceful than the Ellucian consultants were about the process. Jennifer’s help was invaluable to the project!
Westchester: Jessica Yaro, HR Information Systems - BRC
Recognized by Luciana Ziegler, Human Resources: Thank you for working with me and helping me getting the information I needed in a timely manner. You are always prompt in responding and ready to support. I enjoy working with you and for that I thank you numerous times.
The YES award winners for the month of June 2012
New York City: Lisa Moscato, Erika Valle and Dinesh Ulpange, Student Information Center - NYC
Recognized by Joseph Cosentino, UG Admissions: I would like to thank these three for their tireless efforts in providing the UGA offices with accurate data on the incoming freshman and transfer classes. Their efforts and attention to detail do not go unnoticed.
Westchester: Anna Fishman, Office of the Dean, School of Education - PLV
Recognized by WASC Picnic Committee: Anna chaired the WASC picnic committee and worked tirelessly to ensure that the picinic was a success. Her hard work and dedication showed; attendees of the picnic enjoyed an afternoon of good food, fun and camaraderie with their colleagues. Anna embodies the Pace spirit and should be recognized for her commitment to the University!
The YES award winners for the month of May 2012
New York City: Christie Nadratowski, Division of Student Success – NYC
Recognized by Mark Poisel, Center for Academic Excellence, NYC: Christie went out of her way at Commencement and stepped in at the last minute to sing the alma mater at the NYC undergraduate commencement ceremony. Then, she stepped up to help on stage for the graduate ceremony at the last minute. She was great.
Westchester: Rosemary Mulry, Human Resources – BRC
Recognized by Anna Vidiaev, Human Resources, NYC: A great big thank you to Rosemary for her persistent willingness to help, her attention to detail and her warm welcoming smile. Rosemary has been most gracious in assisting with organizing the BBB sessions. I could always count on her professionalism and prompt attention to all matters.
The YES award winners for the month of April 2012
New York City: Adrian Simpson, Center for Academic Excellence/Division of Student Success - NYC
Recognized by Sue Maxam, Center for Academic Excellence: Adrian has been invaluable in his role in helping our division coordinate the first University-wide undergraduate student-faculty research initiative...a year-long program. With impeccable attention to detail, he handled much of the behind-the scenes document creation, marketing, tracking, website development and maintenance, and other special projects related this key, president-funded program. And, he carried it all out with an incredible positive attitude, diligence, competence, and a huge smile on his face, as always! I don’t know what we would have done without Adrian this entire year as we carried out this initiative and prepared for year-end showcase! He is most deserving of the YES award!
Westchester: Christian Dapolito, Athletics/Student Affairs - PLV
Recognized by Erin McNamara, Residential Life: I volunteered to work with Coach Dapolito during the four recruitment weekends this year. Christian was well organized and he produced a very professional presentation outlining all that Pace has to offer to the potential student athletes and their families. All who attended seemed pleased with the presentation put on by Coach Dapolito and his staff. Hopefully these weekends will result in a big and talented recruitment class.
The YES award winners for the month of March 2012
New York City: Miguel Gonzalez, Office of Student Assistance - NYC
Recognized by Harriet Feldman, Interim Provost/EVP Academic Affairs: Miguel has done a great job with the HelpDesk ticketing. So many words of praise have been said to acknowledge his great work. I wanted to add mine to theirs. Thank you for being such an important member of the Pace community, Miguel!
Westchester: Anthony Volpe, Administrative Computing Services - Westchester
Recognized by Dinesh Ulpange, Enrollment Management: Anthony is courteous and very thorough. His unique ability to understand our requests and needs is uncanny. We have an excellent working relationship with Anthony and treasure his expertise, knowledge and guidance. Thank you for everything you do for Enrollment Management!
The YES award winners for the month of February 2012
New York City: James Curry, Executive Director, Office of Student Assistance - NYC
Recognized by Tom Hull, ITS, BRC: Jim has provided outstanding service to several students and faculty during this spring semester and has seen projects through for both OSA and ITS. Jim's leadership should be recognized for going above and beyond.
Westchester: Lurline Stewart, Manager, Grant Accounting/Compliance, Finance and Planning - Westchester
Recognized by Diane Bynum, Finance and Planning, BRC: Ms. Stewart is an employee that devotes 110% of herself to her work and her staff. She works tirelessly and skillfully on her own grants. She always has time for her staff to help them with a problem or with reconciling a difficult grant. Although very busy, she is always kind, gentle and extremely patient. Lurline is a very skilled accountant and teaches Banner very well. She is a true asset to Finance, to Pace University.
The YES award winners for the month of January 2012
New York City: Maria Caggiano, Undergraduate Admissions – New York City
Recognized by Joseph Cosentino, Undergraduate Admissions, NYC: Maria has gone above and beyond her responsibilities here in the office. She took sole responsibility for being the transfer point person for the incoming spring class.
Westchester: William Gasparrini, Michael Guglielmo, Shuo Liu, Edward Prekelezaj, Matthew Racioppo and Jamel Stringer, Client Support – Westchester
Recognized by Shuana Thompson, Financial Information Systems, BRC: The client support team provides exceptional customer support. They are never too busy to answer questions! A special thanks to Will for being patient with the FIS staff at our recent meeting. This team exemplifies customer service. Keep up the good work!
The YES award winners for the month of December 2011
New York City: Joseph Cosentino and Remzi Iljaz, Undergraduate Admissions - New York City
Recognized by Jason Silverstein, Office of Student Assistance, NYC: Remzi and Joe made sure a returning veteran was evaluated in time for “early admission” and demonstrated how a military friendly institution handles business. I don’t mean to wax poetic, but you guys contributed to someone’s life in a meaningful way; sometimes those moments are too few and far between.
Westchester: Jermain Smith, Office of the Dean, School of Education - Westchester
Recognized by Clarissa Cylich, School of Education, PLV: Jermain’s knowledge of technology is wonderful. He is extremely patient in explaining items and always willing to go that extra mile to get a project done at the best price possible. He is even tempered and great to work with!
The YES award winners for the month of November 2011
New York City: Jodi Amditis, Academic Scheduling - New York City
Recognized by Luis Williams, Office of Student Assistance, NYC: I am recognizing Jodi for her hard work, dedication and always going above and beyond her assigned area. Team work is always important to Jodi.
Westchester: Courtney Barnas, Ann Courtien, Pedro Figueroa, Connie Giamei and Susan Lerry, Human Resources - Westchester
Recognized by Betsy Garti, Interim Associate Vice President, Human Resources, BRC: I am recognizing this group for the excellent customer service they provided in onboarding our new Interim Vice President, University Relations. This effort was completed in a very short period of time and I just wanted to show my appreciation for a job well done. Thank you!!
The YES award winners for the month of October 2011
New York City: Diego Quante, Office of Student Assistance - New York City
Recognized by Julie Saccoccio , TARA Center/BOSS Program, NYC: OSA is fortunate to have Diego Quante as a team member. He is invaluable to our program. He takes initiative and is always happy to help with a positive attitude. His hard work and dedication make him shine.
Westchester: Dominique Guy, Finance and Planning - Westchester
Recognized by Toby Winer, Finance and Planning, BRC: Thank you to our staff in Finance and Planning who developed several alternative tactics regarding the resolution of $1.1 million of unclaimed funds!
The YES award winners for the month of September 2011
New York City: David Clark, Student Development and Campus Activities - New York City
Recognized by Robina Schepp, Enrollment Management, NYC: Move in weekend on the NYC campus was an organizational masterpiece!
Westchester: Maryellen Humphrey, Office of the Dean, Dyson College - Westchester
Recognized by Peter Dachille, Economics, NYC: Maryellen organizes the NYC/PLV staff with workshops and seasonal meetings, on her own time. These meetings remind us that despite being on different campuses, we all have the same mission of student and faculty services. Her selfless efforts keep us connected and motivated!
The YES award winners for the month of August 2011
New York City: Valerie Cayo, Nina Freeman,Rian Hogan, Zahid Mahir, Jeffrey Marrin, Jeremy Pease, and Brandon Schlueter, Student Worker Team, Computer Resource Center – NYC
Recognized by Interim Dean Connie Knapp, Seidenberg School of CSIS: This team of students contributed to the success of the Seidenberg Summer Scholars. Without them, the program would not have been as successful as it was!
Westchester: Antoinette Hayes, Accounts Payable - Westchester
Recognized by Susan Downey, Seidenberg School of CSIS, WP: Antoinette's quick responses and willingness to solve AP issues quickly while always showing a pleasant attitude is being recognized with this YES nomination!
The YES award winners for the month of July 2011
New York City: Rohit Kapoor, Student Worker, Computer Resource Center - NYC
Recognized by Edyta Zych, Organizational Learning and Development, BRC: I had the pleasure of meeting Rohit under stressful circumstances this morning. I had forgotten my class handouts and needed to print and make copies under major time constraints. He patiently helped me by printing my files even though this was not in the scope of his job. It is wonderful to see such a great attitude and work ethic from our student staff members. Rohit is an asset to Pace and exemplifies what the YES Award is all about! Thank You, Rohit!
Westchester: Matthew Racioppo, Client Support, ITS - Westchester
Recognized by Kaila Letteri, Student, PLV: I put Matt on the spot at the last minute with three computers that had to be wiped out completely and windows programs installed. Two of the computers weren't even working. Matt took the time to fix the computers and load the programs. He did this within a day and was very patient, friendly and went beyond my expectations!
The YES award winners for the month of June 2011
New York City: Dawn Rigney, Annual Giving/Alumni Relations - NYC
Recognized by Interim Dean Connie Knapp, Seidenberg School of CSIS: Dawn's work on our annual fundraising event insured that it would be successful. Her attention to detail and her careful planning made the event a success.
Westchester: Susan Lerry, Human Resources Information Systems - BRC
Recognized by Kerry Suzuki, Payroll & Tax, BRC: I want to thank Susan Lerry for working with me on an urgent audit request that surfaced this morning. Because the auditor is only here one day for the review, it was critical timing that the data request was provided. With no prior notification, and even though Susan was working on production, she was able to squeeze the requests in. Because of this, the auditor was able to satisfy that piece of audit testing. Susan thanks so very much for supporting the 403b audit!
The YES award winners for the month of May 2011
New York City: Marijo Russell-O'Grady, Dean for Students - NYC
Recognized by Harriet Feldman, Interim Provost/EVP Academic Affairs, NYC: Marijo, you consistently show your great caring for your students and others no matter what time of day or how tired you may be. You are one class act!
Westchester: Edward Prekelezaj, ITS - PLV
Recognized by Gail Weldon, Finance & Planning, BRC: The ITS team is very efficient, professional, responsible, reliable and all-in-all underestimated. They are here for ALL members of the Pace Community and should be commended on their performance.
The YES award winners for the month of April 2011
New York City: Nira Herrmann, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences - NYC
Recognized by Betsy Garti, Human Resources: On behalf of the entire Human Resources Department, thank you for your participation in the Employee Recognition Ceremonies. Your enthusiasm and involvement truly helped to make the events successful. Many thanks for your continued support and commitment to our Employee Recognition Programs.
Westchester: Tony Negrin, Buildings and Grounds - Law School, WP
Recognized by Betsy Garti, Human Resources: On behalf of the entire Human Resources Department, many thanks for your assistance with the Employee Recognition Ceremonies. Your involvement truly helped to make the events successful. A special thanks for your continued commitment to Pace University.
The YES award winners for the month of March 2011
New York City: Kathryn Durfee, VP for Enrollment Management - NYC
Recognized by Rachel Klingberg, Community and External Relations: Kate does an amazing job of managing the Admissions section of the Pace Web site, although it may not be her primary role, it's the one in which I've had the most interaction with her so I can say with assurance that she's very good at it! She has a real intuition for usability and arranging content in a way that makes it easy for prospective students to navigate the site. Since Kate was hired, that section of the Pace site has improved a hundredfold. Kate is also extremely dedicated to the University and her high standard of excellence, strong work ethic, and personal pride in doing quality work, makes her an invaluable asset to Pace University.
Westchester: Edyta Zych, Organizational Learning and Development, BR
Recognized by Robert Yannocone, ITS, BR: Edyta exemplifies what I believe is what Pace University is all about. She has gone way beyond the call of duty helping me with a monthly report that I have constantly changed. If would use all your examples in the YES program, she fits everyone. •Performance substantially beyond expectation on a specific assignment, task or goal •Contributions that have a positive impact on customer service •Extraordinary efforts above and beyond the normal duties of the position. Plus, she is the happiest person I have ever met.
The YES award winners for the month of February 2011
New York City: Alfred Samala, Computer Resource Center, ITS, NYC
Recognized by Zoila Perez, Affirmative Action Office, NYC: Whenever I need assistance with our IT issues, Alfred is a tremendous asset to our department and consistently delivers high-quality work, meets or exceeds deadlines, and assists us at every opportunity by offering alternatives resolutions to solve our issues. I am pleased to nominate him for a YES award.
Westchester: Noah Efroym, Publishing - Midtown
Recognized by Jane Kinney-Denning, Publishing, NYC: Noah Efroym is a Graduate Assistant in the MS in Publishing lab. I am nominating Noah for his outstanding work on the new MS in Publishing. The MS in Publishing website was in development for over a year when Noah began working with me on it in the fall of 2010. It was clear that he had the technical skills, communication skills, and in-depth knowledge about the industry to bring the site to completion. Noah's comprehension of the goals of the site, as well as his understanding of its value to the program, was critical to its success. We have just launched the site to extremely positive feedback from potential employers and students. It is an important and essential tool for the MS in Publishing program and it would not be as outstanding as it is without Noah's hard work and remarkable attention to detail. He is very deserving of being recognized!
The YES award winners for the month of January 2011
New York City: Adrian Rivero, Office of the Provost/EVP Academic Affairs, NYC
Recognized by Connie Knapp, Office of the Dean, Seidenberg: Adrian put all of the dossiers for the candidates for tenure and promotion on a Blackboard site, making the work of the CDFPT much easier. This is a HUGE step forward.
Westchester: Yvette Jones, Fine Arts - PLV
Recognized by Vicky Youngman, Fine Arts: As a newcomer to the Fine Arts faculty, Ms. Jones made me feel very welcome and gave me the information necessary to facilitate a successful class. She explained everything thoroughly, was very organized, answered my many questions with patience, walked me through the campus and introduced me to many faculty and staff. She also showed me where and how to access supplies and equipment and who to contact for specific services. Ms. Jones is an asset to Pace and deserves YES recognition.
The YES award winners for the month of December 2010
New York City: Susana Munoz, Development and Alumni Relations - Alumni and Donor Systems, NYC
Recognized by Rachel Klingberg, Communications and External Relations: Putting together Lubin’s e-newsletter can be stressful for us - Susana is always calm and patient. She has a positive attitude and always reassures me that it will turn out fine - it always does! We appreciate all the great work she does so that our alumni communications are well-presented.
Westchester: Michael Guglielmo, ITS - Client Support, PLV
Recognized by Rachel Pearsall, UG Admissions: As an Admissions Counselor, when my computer is down, my whole world comes to a screeching halt. Mike assisted me thoroughly and quickly getting me a new, more efficient computer. I appreciated his sunny disposition and willingness to assist me on such short notice.
The YES award winners for the month of November 2010
New York City: Victor Jabar, Office of Administration - Buildings and Grounds, NYC
Recognized by Carolyn Ventura Lengers, Human Resources: Many thanks to Victor Jabar for arranging to have privacy screens at the flu vaccine clinic in New York. Victor went above and beyond to ensure that those receiving the vaccine – who had not dressed properly for the event – were not embarrassed. Victor’s outstanding efforts contributed considerably to the success of the 2010 flu vaccine clinics.
Westchester: Sia Bundor, Human Resources - Staffing and Recruitment, BRC
Recognized by Edyta Zych, Human Resources: Not only is Sia a great friend but she is an amazing co-worker. Today I was in a terrible rush with everything possible going wrong right before a training session. She helped me print 20 handouts and I got to PLV in time for my class. Sia ROCKS!
The YES award winners for the month of October 2010
New York City: Nicola Foster, Enrollment Management - UG Admissions, NYC
Recognized by Idalia Soto, Special Events: I have been working with Nickie Foster for the last four years on all the Enrollment Management events that are hosted on the NYC campus. She has always gone above and beyond for all her events to make sure that the prospective students are welcome and have all the information they need. Nickie has been a great person to work with and makes the event planning process clear and easy for all involved.
Westchester: Thomas Mariutto, ITS - Telecommunications, BRC
Recognized by Maureen Doddy, ITS: I'd like to recognize my co-worker, Tom Mariutto, for the YES award. Tom's commitment to the University, our department and to his staff is exemplified every day. Tom's technical expertise and ability to pass along that knowledge to others with patience are appreciated by everyone on our team. It is a pleasure to work with Tom.
The YES award winners for the month of September 2010
New York City: Gerard Pauline, Information Technology Services, NYC
Recognized by Susan Donahue, Human Resources, BRC: Gerry helped us out with an issue that was not under his area, during the Banner 8 Upgrade when he had a million other responsibilities. His patience and perseverance truly helped us out!
Westchester: Annabel Ramos, Finance and Planning, BRC
Recognized by Susan Downey, Seidenberg School of CSIS, WP: Annabel held a private instructional session with me in the art of accessing financial banner screens which is instrumental for me to process certain reports for year-end information. She was so helpful and continued to follow up with me to make sure I was able to access what I needed. Staff members like Annabel are hard to find!
The YES award winners for the month of August 2010
New York City: Amma Boakye, BS Nursing Education, Lienhard
Recognized by Stacie Cignarale, Dean’s Office, Lienhard School of Nursing: Amma is a warm and welcoming individual and in the past few months has transformed the NYC Nursing office with her smile and initiative. Amma embraces the Pace motto: “Work Toward Greatness” with each task she completes. Numerous faculty and staff have commented on the wonderful job she does. I am thrilled to have this venue of the YES program to publicly thank her. Thanks, Amma!
Westchester: Joseph Constantino, Client Support, ITS
Recognized by Richard Ruszczyk, Payroll Office: Joseph Constantino went the extra mile to help me place a Do-It request. He kindly placed the request for me even though the request did not pertain to his area. I am grateful that he went above and beyond to help me.
The YES award winners for the month of July 2010
New York City: Tiffany Lopes, Marketing and Communications
Recognized by Sue Maxam, Division of Student Success: Tiffany is an absolute pleasure to work with! Not only does she genuinely care about producing high quality work, but she goes out of her way to ensure that what she creates (especially with Pace Pulse) truly serves the Pace community! She does this by reaching out to students, faculty and staff, honing in on meaningful themes and then working her magic by taking what are often the most lackluster submissions and writing the most attention grabbing and memorable pieces imaginable! It’s to the point where I can’t wait to read what comes out in the Pace Pulse and see the creative twist she adds to everything! But more than this, Tiffany is open, highly service oriented, flexible, gracious and incredibly accommodating (which she does by working virtually 24-7!). We are so fortunate to have Tiffany on the "Pace Team".
Westchester: Andreea Cotoranu, Dean’s Office Seidenberg School of CSIS
Recognized by Interim Dean Connie Knapp, Seidenberg School of CSIS: Andreea played a pivotal role in the submission of two very important grant applications, both of which were received by the Seidenberg School. Without her support, we would not have received the funds.
The YES award winners for the month of June 2010
New York City: Maria De La Cruz, Marketing and Communications
Recognized by Betsy Garti, Human Resources: On behalf of the entire Human Resources Department, I would like to thank you for all your hard work in the planning and execution of the Employee Recognition Ceremonies this year. Each creative element had a tremendous impact on the overall experience of the events and we couldn’t have achieved such success without you! Thanks again.
Westchester: AnnMarie Queale, Switchboard
Recognized by Betsy Garti, Human Resources: I am recognizing AnnMarie Queale and her team for her excellent customer service skills as a switchboard operator. My job requires much travel from campus to campus and I am often calling into the switchboard to be connected with an office/person. I always hear a smile on the other end; it is a pleasure to work with her! Thank you!
The YES award winners for the month of May 2010
New York City: Richard Shadick, Counseling
Recognized by Rosemary Mulry, Human Resources: Thank you so much for volunteering your time to Take Our Sons and Daughters To Work program at Pace. You put together a fantastic activity for the children which was not only enjoyable, but educational as well. This is exactly what we strive for in the planning of the day and your contributions will undoubtedly be remembered by the children who attended. Thank you!
Westchester: William Link, Facilities Management
Recognized by Betsy Garti, Human Resources: On behalf of the entire Human Resources department, I would like to thank you for all of your hard work in the planning and successful execution of the Employee Recognition Ceremonies this year. Your involvement had a direct impact on the overall experience of the events and we couldn’t have achieved such success without you. Thank you!
The YES award winners for the month of April 2010
New York City: Richard Miller III, Educational Media
Recognized by Aisha Moyla, Office of Administration: Rich has recently been promoted to Manager of the NYC campus Ed Media Department. In his short tenure, there is a notable change in service on this campus. Rich has improved the quality of work that comes out of that office. No matter what the request is, Rich will get it done, even if it means he has to go the extra mile to get it done!
Westchester: Kim Hrotko, Learning Resource Laboratory
Recognized by Gerrie Colombraro, Lienhard School of Nursing: Kim has spent the last year pulling together hundreds of files for our CCNE DNP accreditation site visit. She has done a highly professional, well-organized presentation that I am confident the team of appraisers will be very impressed with. And, perhaps as importantly, it was done with genuine team spirit, good humor and grace under pressure; particularly as our site visit approached. Amazing!
The YES award winners for the month of March 2010
New York City: Rebecca Pinard, Career Services
Recognized by Nidhi Narang, Student: "Rebecca is a very helpful and dedicated Pace employee. She shares her knowledge and answers all student inquiries. Thank you, Rebecca!"
Westchester: Thomas Mariutto - Telecommunications
Recognized by Robert Yannocone, Telecommunications: "During the last major snowstorm of February, the Briarcliff campus lost all electrical power. Administrative voicemail, student voicemail and student telephone systems were out of service. As soon as we found out about the outage, Tom came up with an immediate solution. He was on campus for the better part of Saturday trouble shooting the problems that had occurred. By late afternoon on Saturday, Tom had restored administrative voicemail and got student voicemail partially up. Without Tom’s quick response to the extended system outages, emergency service for our students and security could have caused a serious predicament. I believe Tom should be recognized for his dedication to the University."
The YES award winners for the month of February 2010
New York City: Mary Stambaugh – Communication Studies
Recognized by Sydney Scott, Communication Studies: "Mary has been a constant source of support as well as a very efficient administrator. She is empathetic and takes the time to understand the needs of the adjunct faculty. She provides valuable feedback from students and does her best to match the right instructor with the courses that they care about teaching."
Westchester: Brenda Smith – Office of Student Assistance
Recognized by Michele Camardella, Alumni Relations: "Brenda is always willing to help our alumni with their questions and concerns regarding OSA-related issues. Without fail, she knows the answers to my questions or offers to handle the situation directly. She is great!"
The YES award winners for the month of January 2010
New York City: Maureen Ward - Office of Associate Dean Admin/Budget
Recognized by Professor Kathryn Winsted, Marketing: "Maureen has been absolutely amazing in organizing many complex contracts, forms and processing purchase requisitions to help me with a leadership retreat. She is wonderful and always has a great attitude. Thank you, Maureen!"
Westchester: Nydia Delgado - Human Resources Information Systems
Recognized by Susan Downey, Office of the Dean Seidenberg School: "Nydia was a tremendous help in getting a student paid before the holiday break. At such a busy time, Nydia stepped up to the plate and requested a manual check be delivered to the student. HRIS is always there to help. Thank you for responding so quickly and making the student’s holiday a lot brighter."