December 2006 Issue

Season's Greetings from Pace's Lubin School of Business
Annual Lubin Luncheon Raises Over $765,000!
EIR Centennial Series a Smash Success
IASB Vice Chairman to Keynote Accounting Conference
Pace Mourns Faculty Legend Ivan Fox, BBA '54
Seminal Lubin Leader Richard M. Matthews Dies at 96
Enron's Albatross?
Save the Date for 9th Annual Golf Classic
eMBA Program Graduates Sixteen
Lubin Pitcher Throws Home Run
Alumni Entrepreneurs Ranked By BusinessWeek
Women in Management Take Care of Their Own
Accounting Majors Fight "Crimes" with IRS
Deloitte Executive Keynotes NABA Annual Fall Dinner
Annual Fund


Season's Greetings from Pace's Lubin School of Business
Dean Joe Baczko and the faculty and staff of the Lubin School of Business send warm holiday greetings to all our students, alumni, colleagues, and friends. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year, and we look forward to sharing Lubin news and highlights with you in 2007!
  [Season's Greetings]



[Annual Lubin Luncheon]
Marie Toulantis, BBA '81
  Annual Lubin Luncheon Raises Over $765,000!
The 14th Annual Lubin Alumni Achievement Award Luncheon honoring Marie J. Toulantis, BBA '81, CEO, Barnes&Noble.com, was held on December 1 at One Chase Plaza in downtown Manhattan. Over $765,000 was raised, nearly double the revenue from the previous year's event, which was itself a record. Proceeds provide scholarships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students with financial need. Ten Lubin students were awarded scholarships at the Luncheon.
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EIR Centennial Series a Smash Success
The Executives in Residence (EIR) Centennial Series, a series of panel discussions among former participants of the nearly 20-year-old program, was held during the months of October and November 2006. Capacity crowds of students, faculty, alumni, and guests attended the four-event series, which was held on the downtown New York campus and also in Pleasantville. Keith Reinhard, chairman emeritus, DDB Worldwide; Marie Toulantis, BBA '81, CEO, Barnes&Noble.com; and Richard Zannino, MBA '84, CEO, Dow Jones, were among the participants.
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  [EIR Centennial Series]
Richard Zannino, MBA '84

[IASB Vice Chairman]
Tom Jones
  IASB Vice Chairman to Keynote Accounting Conference
Tom Jones, vice chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), will be the keynote speaker at Lubin's First Annual Accounting Conference, sponsored by the Center for Financial Reporting in Global Markets. The Conference will be held in midtown Manhattan on April 26, 2007. The theme of the Conference is "Convergence in Global Financial Reporting and Corporate Governance: Charting a Course for the Future." Stay tuned for further details in the next eLubin.

Pace Mourns Faculty Legend Ivan Fox, BBA '54
Beloved alumnus and faculty member Ivan Fox, a colorful and ubiquitous presence at Lubin and Pace for over 48 years, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, after a sudden illness. Teacher to thousands of Pace students over his long tenure, Fox was a highly respected legal studies educator and authority on business law, who engaged students in class and as a performer and MC at numerous campus events. He established the Ivan Fox Endowed Professorship at Pace. To make a contribution, please contact Magdalena Rybicki, Director of Development at Lubin, at (212) 618-6418 or mrybicki@pace.edu.
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  [Ivan Fox]
Ivan Fox, BBA '54

[Richard M. Matthews]
Richard M. Matthews
  Seminal Lubin Leader Richard M. Matthews Dies at 96
Professor Richard Matthews, who died on Monday, November 20, in Ojai, California, was a seminal educator at Lubin for more than 40 years. Joining the faculty in 1947, he served as chair of the accounting department from 1950-1969, as second dean of the Lubin School of Business Administration from 1969 to 1977, and as professor emeritus of accounting until 1989. As dean of Lubin, Matthews provided leadership that shaped the future of business education at Pace. His legacy to Lubin is monumental. During his long and rich tenure Matthews taught thousands of business students and inspired generations of faculty. To make a contribution to the Richard M. Matthews Scholarship Fund, please contact Magdalena Rybicki, Director of Development at Lubin, at (212) 618-6418 or mrybicki@pace.edu.
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Enron's Albatross?
On Tuesday, November 14, Bethany McLean, senior writer at Fortune, addressed a packed audience of Pace University students, faculty, and administrators on "The Enron Case: What It Means for Corporate Ethics and Governance." Her talk detailed Enron's rise to glory and its dismal fall due to ethical transgressions that caused irreparable damage to the livelihoods and character of those intimately associated with it. It was Ms. McLean in early 2001 who wrote a story questioning how the company made its money. Ms. McLean signed copies of her book, coauthored with Peter Elkind, The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron.
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  [Bethany McLean]
Bethany McLean

[Save the 
Date]   Save the Date for 9th Annual Golf Classic
Get the dust off your clubs and get ready for the 9th Annual Lubin School of Business Golf Classic, which will be held on May 29, once again at Wheatley Hills Golf Club in East Williston, Long Island. This event has grown every year and is a great way to connect with alumni, corporate contacts, and friends, while raising funds for Lubin student scholarships. So plan to join us on the links this spring. For more information on sponsorships and tickets, please contact Arleen Johnson at anjenterprises@optonline.net
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eMBA Program Graduates Sixteen
Sixteen managers and professionals from Cycle 6 of Pace's Executive MBA program graduated on Saturday, December 9. Christopher Roker (Al Roker's younger brother) of Capital Health Management Inc. spoke at the ceremony on behalf of the graduating class. A champagne luncheon for over 200 guests followed the ceremony. Pace's eMBA program leverages the power of the Internet to provide a first-rate executive MBA program that is lauded as being "highly innovative, ahead of its time, and unique in the marketplace."
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  [Executive MBA]
eMBA Cycle 6 graduates

[William Phelps]
William Phelps, MBA
  Lubin Pitcher Throws Home Run
William Phelps, MBA '08, placed first in the Third Annual Pace Pitch Contest on November 17, 2006. Phelps' company, Idea Storm Products, LLC, is a new start-up that invents games designed to inspire the imagination. Yamodo™, the company's first product, which Phelps pitched, is an innovative drawing game that is currently available on Barnes&Noble.com and will appear in Discovery Channel Stores beginning March 1, 2007. Pace's Pitch Contest is based on the elevator pitch concept popular among venture capitalists, and it features would-be entrepreneurs who pitch their ideas, business models, and marketing strategies to a distinguished panel of judges in a matter of three minutes.
>> more info     >> Yamodo at B&N.com


Alumni Entrepreneurs Ranked By BusinessWeek
Alumni Vitaly Feldman, BBA '06, and Alexander Koretsky, BBA '04, placed among BusinessWeek's "25 Best Entrepreneurs Under 25." Their company MetroHorse, a Web site, makes what once was a difficult and time-consuming process, a quick and easy one by making it possible for providers of services and consumers of services to easily find one another on a single user-friendly platform. According to the site, MetroHorse is the Internet's #1 Marketplace for Business & Personal Services.
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  [Alumni Entrepreneurs]
Vitaly Feldman, BBA '06, and Alexander Koretsky, BBA '04

[Women at Lubin]
Liliana Nunez,
BBA/MBA '07
  Women in Management Take Care of Their Own
The Lubin Graduate Management Program for Women (GMPW), under the leadership of Sandra Ekberg, BA '58, MBA, '71, established a $100,000 scholarship to benefit a female MBA student and created a new MBA Mentoring Program at their rousing 30th reunion in May 2006. The first GMPW scholarship recipient is Liliana Nunez, BBA/MBA '07, an accounting and international business major. She joins PricewaterhouseCoopers upon graduation.
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Accounting Majors Fight "Crimes" with IRS
Accounting students from Pace University and Queens College were "IRS Special Agents for a Day," on October 13, 2006. Working with IRS criminal investigators, 26 students learned federal law enforcement techniques such as undercover, surveillance, subpoenas, and search and arrest warrants to enact scenarios investigating financial fraud. The downtown Manhattan Pace campus and the surrounding streets were their stage for this exciting hands-on financial forensics training.
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  [IRS Special Agents for a Day]
IRS agent with students

[NABA Annual Fall Dinner]
Kaplan Mobray (left) with Anita Sood, BBA '05
  Deloitte Executive Keynotes NABA Annual Fall Dinner
Pace's chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) hosted its 14th Annual Fall Dinner on Thursday, November 16, 2006. "To Whom Much is Given, Much is Required," served as the theme for the event. The dinner provided an innovative networking experience for students, professionals, faculty, and staff. The keynote address was delivered by the dynamic Kaplan Mobray, US Diversity Recruiting Leader at Deloitte and author of The 10Ks of Personal Branding.

Annual Fund
Since 1906, Pace has prepared its students for the professional world. Year after year loyal Annual Fund supporters provide the financial basis for an outstanding educational experience that leads to career readiness. Every gift greatly enhances the value and prestige of a Pace University Lubin School of Business degree. Especially during our Centennial year, your gift can make a difference. Please join the thousands of alumni, faculty, staff, and students who support Pace annually and make your gift today at www.pace.edu/givetopace and don't forget to designate your gift to the Lubin School of Business!
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  [Annual Fund]