April 2013 Issue



Lubin Golf Classic - Register Now!

  Lubin Golf Classic Register Now!

 

The 15th Annual Lubin School of Business Golf Classic will be held at Wheatley Hills Golf Club in East Williston, Long Island, on Tuesday, May 28. This event is always popular with alumni and friends. In addition to a competitive round of golf, the outing includes brunch, a cocktail reception, dinner, a silent auction and raffles. The Lubin Golf Classic supports scholarships for Lubin undergraduate students and special projects to enhance Lubin's competitive standing with other leading business schools. We hope to see you there! For more information or to register, contact Michael Lattari, michael@hrginc.net, 914.761.7111.
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  Big Data Case Competition
First-place team: Andrew Burakov, Han Yan, Xin Tang, and Yucheng Xiang

"Big Data" Case Competition

GroupM Business Science and the Lubin School of Business partnered to host the Second Annual Marketing Analytics Case Competition in March 2013. Four talented student teams competed to present solutions to real-world business questions and were evaluated by a panel of expert judges from GroupM, Pace University, and the Ad Council. The first-place team, which consisted of Andrew Burakov, Han Yan, Xin Tang, and Yucheng Xiang, received interviews for internships and full-time positions at GroupM.
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Michael Szenberg Honored at Spirit of Pace Awards
Michael Szenberg Honored at Spirit of Pace Awards
Pace University's signature fundraising gala, the Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner, will take place on Wednesday, June 26, at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. This year's event will honor Andrew Mathias, President of SL Green Realty Corp. Michael Szenberg, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Economics, will be awarded the Homer and Charles Pace Faculty Award for his profound impact on the lives of Pace alumni. Proceeds from the event will provide support for the Student Scholarship Program and special projects selected by President Friedman. Learn more about how you can participate at the Pace Alumni Online Community.
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Ernst & Young Scholarship - Apply by 5/10
[Ernst & Young Scholarship]
The Ernst & Young Fund for Excellence in Accounting Education was established by Ernst & Young LLP to promote educational excellence in accounting at Pace University. The Fund provides scholarship awards of $5,000 each to outstanding students who are enrolled in the Lubin School of Business in a qualified accounting program and maintain a 3.30 GPA. Students eligible for these awards must demonstrate involvement and leadership in either co-curricular activities at Pace or service organizations in their local community or high school. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 10, 2013.
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Pace Pitch Contest and Business Plan
Competition Winners!

  Pace Pitch Contest and Business Plan Competition Winners
Pace Pitch winner Christian Velez demonstrating Nuque Tie for the judges
The Ninth Annual Pace Pitch Contest was held on April 18. The contest is based on the Elevator Pitch concept popular in the venture capital community. Six finalists had three minutes to pitch their ideas to a panel of prestigious judges for a chance to win cash prizes. The first place winner is Christian Velez (Nuque Tie New York); the second place winner is Geordi Taylor (B100 Production Facility); and the third place winner is Javier Dutan (Nova Software). For full details on the winners and winning pitches, visit www.pace.edu/pitch. In direct alignment with the entrepreneurial theme for the evening, the winner of the 10th Annual Pace Business Plan Competition was announced. Peter Courtney won for his business plan for Waspi 67 Brewing Co. Congratulations to all of the entrepreneurs on their significant achievements!
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Sara Shikhman, BBA '03: An
Entrepreneurial Success Story

Sara Shikhman
After practicing law for six years, Sara Shikhman, '03, saw an opportunity in online retail and seized it by starting a successful entrepreneurial venture with three other Pace alumni. Now Sara is the President of BedroomFurnitureDiscounts.com, a leading online retailer of home furnishings in New York, with sales of $8 million in 2012. Sara is also an Entrepreneurship Lab Alumni Mentor and will be giving a talk on "Search Engine Marketing on a Bootstrap Budget" in the Lab on April 29. Find out more about Sara here.
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LinkedIn Event@LinkedIn!
LinkedIn Event
On April 10, 2013, student members of Lubin's LinkedIn Mentoring Group had an exclusive opportunity to network with Lubin alumni from various disciplines and hear about best practices in mentoring. The event, which was held at LinkedIn's midtown office, also featured testimony from a mentor-mentee pair whose relationship was formed and cultivated via Lubin's LinkedIn Mentoring Group. To see photos and highlights from the event, visit on.fb.me/16UQfDQ. To learn more about the mentoring program, visit www.pace.edu/lubin/mentoring
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Pepsi Exec Talks Branding and Performance
Pepsi Exec Talks Branding and Performance
On April 2, 2013, Mario Mercurio, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Franchise Business Unit (FBU) of Pepsi-Cola North America Beverages, lectured to students on the Pleasantville campus. His presentation, "The Pepsi Cola Story: Perfomance with Purpose," showed the timeline and development of the Pepsi brand, as well as the power of connecting the product to its stakeholders. Mr. Mercurio also provided encouraging career advice to students. To see photos and highlights from his visit, click here.
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InsideTrack with Thomas Quinlan, '85
InsideTrack with Thomas Quinlan
On April 23, Pace alumnus and Trustee Thomas J. Quinlan III, '85, President and CEO of RR Donnelley and Sons, joined Stephen J. Friedman for an illuminating discussion about the fast-paced changes taking place in media and publishing today. During the spring 2010 semester Quinlan appeared as a Lubin Executive in Residence.
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Debt Crisis Quandary?
  Debt Crisis Quandary
An audience member asks the Overdraft panelists about solving the American debt crisis.
On March 13, Pace University and the Travelers Institute presented a symposium and screening of Overdraft, a one-hour documentary made for public television that presents a compelling explanation of America's federal debt crisis, how it impacts American lives, and choices to address the problem. Following the screening, faculty experts from Pace participated in a panel discussion along with a special guest from the Travelers Institute to examine this topic. The screening was part of the Travelers Institute's national Overdraft University Symposia Series. Students were encouraged to think critically about potential policy solutions and their implications for the American opportunity. To see photos and highlights from this event, visit www.pace.edu/lubin/news-events/overdraft-screening.
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Field Study Trips Offer International Perspectives
Field Study Trips Offer International Perspectives
Lubin students in Chile
During the spring 2013 semester, 46 Lubin students were able to experience and understand global economies outside of the classroom through international field study trips to Brazil, China, France and England, and were in positions to network with senior business officials and gain closer insight into foreign economies. In fall 2012, a record number of 63 Lubin students traveled to London and Brussels, India, and Argentina and Chile. Over the course of the academic year, 24 students have been awarded scholarships in the amount of $1,500 or $2,000 for Lubin field study courses. To learn more about international field study trips, visit www.pace.edu/lubin/cgbp.
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The Future of Chinese Financial Markets
The Future of Chinese Financial Markets
On April 3, the Confucius Institute and The Center For Global Business Programs hosted Dr. Michael A. Santoro, a world renowned business ethics teacher, scholar, and consultant. Dr. Santoro is also the author of China 2020 and Wall Street Values. During his speech, Dr. Santoro provided useful insights on the condition of financial markets in China. He also spoke about business ethics and the global financial crisis. Attendance at the event consisted of French students from Grenoble Ecole de Management and Lubin students.
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Alumna Lindsay Farrell Opens Doors to Opportunity
Alumna Lindsay Farrell Opens Doors to Opportunity
Lindsay Farrell, MBA '98, President and CEO, Open Door Family Medical Center, received the 2012 New York Community Trust-New York Magazine Nonprofit Excellence Awards Bronze Prize. Open Door Family Medical Center is based in Westchester and it provides quality primary health care and human services at affordable prices to the community, particularly low-income, underserved residents and those lacking access to health care. Congratulations to Lindsay and Open Door Family Medical Center on this fantastic achievement!
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Faculty Bookshelf

[Encyclopedia of Management Theory]

The Encyclopedia of Management Theory, by Eric H. Kessler, PhD, Henry George Professor of Management, was recently published by Sage Publications. Drawing together a team of international scholars, this core reference examines the global landscape of the key management theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and limits to thoughtfully apply them. Together this two-volume set contains over 280 signed entries to offer users the most authoritative and thorough resource available on the essentials of contemporary management theory, both in terms of breadth and depth of coverage.


LUBIN PROGRAM NEWS

♦  New EMBA and DPS Cycles Begin in the Fall
 
 

The Executive MBA at Lubin is a hybrid program combining online-supported learning with intensive quarterly, weekend residencies. The program is designed for experienced managers and professionals. The next cycle for this 20-month executive program starts September 7, 2013. Apply now at www.pace.edu/emba or contact Jim Parker, Director, at 212-618-6653. No GMAT required. The Doctoral Program in Business for Executives (DPS) accommodates busy professional schedules by blending continuous online learning with five full-day class sessions each semester. It focuses on research that develops management theory and improves business practice, thereby enabling candidates to advance in senior management, initiate a consulting practice, or launch an academic career. Classes start on September 6. For more information contact John Dory, Director, at jdory@pace.edu.

 
♦  NEW Financial Planning Certificate
 
 

Pace University's Center for Business and Technology offers the Financial Planning Certificate Program, which prepares students to take the national CFP® Certification Examination administered three times a year by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. This certification will enhance your resume and career, and is one of the most sought-after credentials nationwide. Classes begin the week of June 17. For more information, visit www.pace.edu/lubin/cbt.


STUDENT SUCCESS
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi Regional Competition team


BAP: First Place in Two
Out of Three!

Lubin's Iota Lambda Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) participated in all three Best Practices Competitions - Innovation, Inspiration and Imagination - at the BAP Annual Northeast Regional Conference. The chapter won first place in Innovation and Imagination, and second place in Inspiration, and was also ranked as the number one winning chapter at the conference. For more information about the chapter and its activities, visit bappace.org or e-mail bap@pace.edu.

PUMA Wins Three Outstanding Honors
The New York team of the Pace University Marketing Association (PUMA) won two awards at the 35th Annual American Marketing Association Collegiate Conference: Outstanding Chapter Planning Award and Regional Conference Award. The Pleasantville team won the Outstanding Membership Award. For more information about the PUMA chapter and its activities, please contact dsandler@pace.edu (NYC) or pgopalakrishna@pace.edu (PLV).

 

Reunion 2013


We're celebrating milestone anniversaries with graduates whose class years end in 2, 3, 7 or 8 on June 21! Join us for four hours of dancing, food and open bar at Hudson Terrace, overlooking the Hudson River. Register online at www.pace.edu/Reunion2013 today! As always, all Pace alumni are welcome to attend.


Pace Race The Amazing PACE Race is a one-day - 24 hours only - online marathon to boost our alumni giving participation rate ... which, in turn, boosts our ranking in national publications like U.S. News & World Report. Your participation could help us win the race to be #1! To ensure that you're one of the first at the starting line on race day, all alumni who pledge to give by April 30 will be placed in a drawing to receive a free gift! That's right - just tell us you are going to participate by visiting our Facebook page here, and you could win! Even better ... during the Amazing PACE Race, there will be more prizes awarded online throughout the day. You are not going to want to miss this! > more info

 

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