Office of Philanthropy/Alumni Relations
Your relationship with Pace will continue long after you have graduated, when you will join a vibrant, worldwide alumni community that numbers more than 120,000 and counting. During your time as a student, we hope that you will become acquainted with the variety of benefits and opportunities that are offered to our alumni and that you will leverage the alumni community to advance your career. Here is an overview of some of the key services provided to alumni by the Office of Alumni Relations.
The Office of Alumni Relations is committed to connecting with alumni around the world. One way we accomplish this is through our Pace Alumni Network (PANet) program. In recent years, we have successfully connected with alumni in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Texas, and have supported alumni in establishing active PANet chapters in Southern Connecticut, Westchester County (NY), Rockland County (NY), Bergen County (NJ), Washington D.C., Boston (MA), and New York City. We have also extended our alumni reach internationally to the Bahamas, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China, as well as London.
In addition to the PANet chapters, the Office of Alumni Relations plans Reunion, Homecoming, an annual holiday celebration in New York City, and Leaders in Industry panel discussions, as well as various other events throughout the year. Recent Alumni Connections (RAC) plans events that address the needs and interests of alumni who graduated in the past 10 years.
Alumni Relations also recognizes distinguished alumni through our Loves, Legacies, Legends and Leaders Program, which identifies alumni who are: married/life partners; related to each other; started a Pace tradition or received an honor; and/or have served as student or alumni leaders.
The Alumni Online Community (OLC) ensures that Pace alumni can easily stay connected with each other and with the University.. By joining the OLC, alumni have access to an e-mail address, an online alumni directory, message boards, online class notes and career/recruitment services. Visit the alumni home page at www.pace.edu/alumni. An online calendar also lists upcoming alumni events and facilitates online event registration. Our online monthly newsletter, eCONNECT, provides alumni profiles, school connections, and University news. Alumni can also connect with Pace via a Facebook bridge to the OLC.
Alumni participate in student programs and are actively involved in career networking and mentoring activities. The Career Services Office provides employment contacts and advice to students and alumni. Many alumni help Pace students obtain internship and cooperative education positions at their companies. You are encouraged to participate on committees and attend events that are planned to link you with alumni. If your organization is interested in securing an alumni speaker for a meeting or event, please contact our office and we will try to meet your needs. Alumni nationwide also volunteer for Alumni Students and Professors Influencing Recruitment and Enrollment (ASPIRE), attending college fairs, reaching out to accepted students, and holding Summer Send-Off events for incoming first year students.
The University's Annual Fund helps provide resources for financial aid, scholarships, enhanced computers, and library and laboratory facilities. As a student, you can participate in the Annual Fund through the Senior Class Gift Program. Each year, graduating seniors donate funds, as a class, to a project of their choosing. Recent class gifts have underwritten scholarships and supported the work of Coop & Career Services. To learn how you can become more involved in the Senior Class Gift Program, contact the Annual Giving Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can support the Senior Class Gift Program today by making a gift online at www.pace.edu/seniorcampaign.
The Office of Alumni Relations provides information, programs, and support for more than 120,000 alumni worldwide. Students and alumni benefit from one another in many ways, and we encourage you to take advantage of the unique Pace network. Whether you are interested in attending events, involving alumni in campus activities, or simply learning more about what we have to offer, please feel free to contact us anytime. Our offices are located at 156 William Street (5th Floor) in New York City and in Costello House on the Pleasantville campus. Feel free to call Sheri Gibson, Director of Alumni Relations, at (212) 346–1764 or e-mail us at email@example.com.