July 2012 Issue


Survival of the Fittest
I recently went to Africa to satisfy a dream of seeing wildlife in their natural habitat. There are no words to adequately describe the awe I felt being among virtually every specie of African animal and observing them at every stage of the life cycle. Lions feeding on a hippo that had been killed in a territorial battle with another hippo. Cubs and babies of every sort riding on their parents and playing the games of all childhood. Huge herds of elephants crossing rivers and cape buffalo crossing savannas. Hippos looking like cartoon characters as they wade in their pools. Zebras, giraffes, elephants and other grazers and browsers mowing their way through the wilderness. Leopards and painted wolves stalking their prey. The terrain was rugged and civilization was hundreds of miles away. We were in the land where survival of the fittest is the only way of life.
The African wilderness affirmed my belief in the value of an education at Lubin.
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[New CCRP(TM) Cycle Begins in September]  
New CCRP™ Cycle Begins in September
To respond to the critical need for a well-recognized comprehensive international compliance credential, Lubin has partnered with the Association of International Bank Auditors (AIBA) to offer a six-month certification program, which was launched earlier this year. The Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional (CCRP™) program is being offered through Lubin's new Center for Global Governance, Reporting, and Regulation. The second cycle of CCRP™ classes will begin on September 6, 2012. For more information, contact Brian Pew, bpew@pace.edu.
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GroupM Case Competition
GroupM Business Science and the Lubin School partnered to offer the First Annual Marketing Analytics Case Competition in the spring semester. The teams, comprised of Lubin students, competed by providing critical perspective and real solutions to marketing problems and topics, and had their ideas judged by professionals from GroupM and Lubin marketing faculty. This competition served as a dynamic opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and skills and enhance their theoretical foundation in the marketing discipline. For more information and the list of winners, visit www.pace.edu/lubin/groupm
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[New EMBA and DPS Cycles Begin in August]  
New EMBA and DPS Cycles Begin in August
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 who are unable to attend evening or daytime classes. The next cycle for this 19-month executive program starts in August 2012. Apply now at www.pace.edu/emba or contact Jim Parker, director, at 212-618-6653. No GMAT required. The 57-credit Executive Doctoral Program (DPS) strikes a balance between theory and practice and enables candidates to advance in senior management, initiate a consulting practice, or launch an academic career. Orientation starts on August 17, 2012. For more information contact John Dory, executive director, at jdory@pace.edu.
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Lubin Golf Classic: A Great Success
The 14th Annual Lubin School of Business Golf Classic was held at Wheatley Hills Golf Club in East Williston, Long Island, on May 29, 2012. Anthony Pustorino, who taught accounting at Pace for 36 years, was honored with the Lubin Golf Classic Award. A professorship in his name has raised over $300,000. For more information on the Pustorino Professorship, please contact Roselyn Lanzano, rlanzano@pace.edu.
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[49th Annual Leaders in Management Award]
Nina Zagat, Tim Zagat, and Duncan Niederauer
 
49th Annual Leaders in Management Award Dinner
On June 4, the 49th Annual Leaders in Management (LIM) Dinner honored three individuals whose professional and personal achievements exemplify Pace's commitment to excellence - Nina and Tim Zagat, co-chairs of Zagat Survey, and Duncan L. Niederauer, CEO and director of NYSE Euronext. The honorees serve as great exemplars for the many students at Pace. The LIM event celebrates the University's vibrancy and historic commitment to prepare students to lead lives filled with possibility. Proceeds from the event support the Student Scholarship Program and special projects selected by the President.
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COAP Hosted at Pace for the 26th Time
In June, the New York Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) and Pace hosted the 26th Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP) Residency Program, which introduces students from backgrounds underrepresented in the accounting profession to the discipline. The goal of the program is to increase the diversity of CPAs. This year's program featured COAP Banquet speaker, Kathy-Ann Edwards, CPA, BBA Public Accounting '93, one of a small number of African-American women partners at the Big 4 CPA firms. Ms. Edwards, an exemplary role model for students who participated in the program, is a partner at PwC and past President of the Pace NABA Chapter.
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Dean Lynne Byrne (second from left) with COAP speakers

[Beta Alpha Psi Continues to Soar]  
Beta Alpha Psi Continues to Soar
Lubin's Iota Lambda chapter of Beta Alpha Psi placed first in one and second in two of the three professional categories in the Deloitte Best Practices Competition at the 2012 Atlantic Coast Regional Meeting. The categories included "Social Networking," "Dealing With Changes," and "Out Of The Box." Beta Alpha Psi is the national honors fraternity for financial information professionals. For more information about the chapter and its activities, visit webpage.pace.edu/betaalphapsi or e-mail bap@pace.edu.
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PUMA Excels Once Again at National Conference
At the recent American Marketing Association Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, Pace University Marketing Association (PUMA) received a total of four awards. PUMA-New York received the Hosting Regional Conference Award and the Outstanding Chapter Planning Award. PUMA-Pleasantville received the Outstanding Chapter Planning Award and the Outstanding Professional Development Award. For more information about the PUMA chapter and its activities, please contact dsandler@pace.edu (NYC) or pgopalakrishna@pace.edu (PLV).
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[Olympics of Advertising]  
Olympics of Advertising
Lubin's New York City Advertising Team placed third at the 2012 American Advertising Federation's (AAF) National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). The "client" for the 2012 competition was Nissan USA. The NSAC is the premier college advertising challenge and it is also referred to as the "Olympics of Advertising." It provides more than 3,000 college students with real-world experience by requiring them to devise an integrated marketing communications campaign for a corporate sponsor. For more information, visit webpage.pace.edu/paceadteam.
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NABA Nabs First Place
Pace's chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) won first place in Division III at the NABA National Student Chapter Reporting Competition, the organization's annual competition, for the quality, variety and quantity of their chapter activities. The Pace chapter is the #1 NABA chapter in the nation within that membership bracket. For more information about the chapter and its activities, contact Professor Richard Ottoo at rottoo@pace.edu.
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[Class of 2012 Receives Honors]  
Class of 2012 Receives Honors
Outstanding doctoral, master's, and baccalaureate graduating students were honored in New York City and Westchester in May at the Lubin School's annual Awards and Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony. One hundred and forty students were inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the preeminent international honor society in business. Martin Smith '95, senior portfolio manager and partner, PENN Capital, was honored as the Beta Gamma Sigma Pace chapter honoree in Westchester and Randi Kaufman '85, senior vice president, Asset Management, KBS Realty, was honored as the Beta Gamma Sigma Pace chapter honoree on the New York City campus.
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Faculty Bookshelf
Professor Alan Eisner (management) has co-authored a new edition Strategic Management: Text and Cases, Sixth Edition, with Gregory G. Dess, G. T. Lumpkin and Gerry McNamara. In the book, the authors address traditional topics in strategic management and cover a range of contemporary topics such as intellectual assets, entrepreneurship, innovation, knowledge management, use of blogs and social networking sites, and more. The new case selections emphasize variety, currency and familiar company names and are up-to-date in terms of both financial data and strategic issues.
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[Field Studies Span the Globe]
Lubin field study students touring Hyundai in Shanghai
 
Field Studies Span the Globe
During the spring 2012 semester, Lubin graduate and undergraduate students had the opportunity to experience and understand global economies outside of the classroom through international field study trips. Students visited Brazil and China and will visit Denmark, Sweden and China this summer. During these trips, students network with senior business officials and gain closer insight into foreign economies. A total of 78 students enrolled in these courses, with 22 students receiving scholarships for a total of $33,000. International field study scholarships are available through the generous support of the Figueroa Family Fund. To learn more about international field study trips, visit www.pace.edu/cgbp.
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