Student Honors and Awards


New York City Advertising Team with Keith Reinhard, Chairman, DDB Worldwide

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)

Beta Alpha Psi

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

Pace University Marketing Association

The Student Managed Investment Portfolio team
Advertising Teams
On the first day of the 2012 American Advertising Federation's (AAF) National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), the New York City Advertising Team placed third in a field of eight teams. 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 about the New York City Advertising Team and its activities, visit webpage.pace.edu/paceadteam or e-mail Professor Larry Chiagouris at lchiagouris@pace.edu. For more information about the Pleasantville Advertising Team and its activities, e-mail Professor Paul Kurnit at pkurnit@pace.edu.

Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)
The Pace University chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) ranked 1st place in the North East Region at the 2010 KPMG accounting case competition, held on August 2010 in Orlando, Florida. The ALPFA/KPMG case study competition is an annual event sponsored by KPMG LLP. The event provides finance and accounting students with the opportunity to compete on both a regional and national level with the assistance of partners and managers from KPMG. It also provides students with the opportunity to network with finance and accounting professionals from one of the leading Latino organizations in the United States. For more information about the chapter and its activities, visit pace.alpfany.org or e-mail ALPFAPaceChapter@gmail.com.

Beta Alpha Psi
At the 2014 BAP Annual Regional Conference, Lubin's Iota Lambda chapter of Beta Alpha Psi won first place in the Collaboration category, second place in the Leadership category, and third place in the Strategic Planning category. Lubin was the only school to place in all three categories. At the BAP Annual Conference, the chapter placed third in the Best Practice Category of Collaboration. Iota Lambda achieved Superior Chapter status for 2013-2014. Beta Alpha Psi is the national honors fraternity for financial information professionals. For more information about the chapter and its activities, visit bappace.org or e-mail bap@pace.edu.

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
The Pace Chapter of NABA won 1st Place in Division III at the 2012 NABA National Student Chapter Reporting Competition, the Association's annual competition for the quality, variety and quantity of 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.

Pace University's Marketing Association (PUMA)
At the 2013 American Marketing Association International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, Pace students represented the New York City and Pleasantville chapters of the Pace University Marketing Association (PUMA). The teams competed against many schools from across the country, winning a total of three awards. The New York chapter won the Regional Conference Award and the award for Outstanding Chapter Planning. The Pleasantville chapter 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).

Student Managed Investment Portfolio
The Student Managed Investment Portfolio's 39% gain for the 2013 calendar year placed Pace University first in the "Undergraduate Growth" category at the Global Asset Management Education Forum held in March 2014. For the 2013 fiscal year, Lubin's SMIP returned 24.74%, outperforming its benchmark indices: the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) 13.13%, S&P 500 16.06%, and NASDAQ 17.05%. For more information about the SMIP and its activities, contact Professor Ron Filante at rfilante@pace.edu.

  "I have never thought that I would ever receive an award from American Advertising Federation for the Most Promising Minority Student of 2006. It is such a great honor and recognition for minority students in the advertising field. I could not have done it without the great staff in Lubin, especially to Professor Chiagouris for believing in me every step of the way."
Catherine Tanujaya
American Advertising Federation Most Promising Minority Student Award recipient
BBA Management