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Pace University’s Center For Literacy Enrichment Named For Director and Founder, Sister St. John Delany

05/01/2015

Pace University’s Center For Literacy Enrichment Named For Director And Founder, Sister St. John Delany

Pace University’s School of Education honored the director and founder of its Center for Literacy Enrichment, Sister St. John Delany, in a ceremony today at which the Center was officially renamed, in her honor, The Delany Center for Educational Enrichment.

White Plains Mayor Tom Roach attended the ceremony, as did the Westchester Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett. Roach had declared October 24, 2013 to be “Sister St. John Delany Day” at a ceremony at the Center for Literacy Enrichment in 2013.

“Sister St. John has been an inspiration to generations of students in White Plains,” said White Plains Mayor Tom Roach. “Her tireless dedication and seemingly boundless energy has helped steer so many students toward success. She has truly made a lasting impact on this city and its residents.”

Sister St. John taught first grade in White Plains from 1941 to 1972 before founding the Center for Literacy Enrichment and becoming an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Pace University. Sister’s former students include U.S. Poet Laureate (2004-2006) Billy Collins, NFL great Robert “Bob” Hyland and Pat Casey, editor of the White Plains Examiner.

Years before commercial tutoring centers became the norm, Pace University’s Center for Literacy Enrichment was established offering affordable literacy instruction to students of all ages. The Center is celebrating its 43rd anniversary with a dinner this evening at the Westchester Hills Golf Club. It will be the First Annual Delany Literacy Award Dinner and will recognize Neil Waldman,  an author and illustrator of children's books and a White Plains resident as well as Iris Pagan, PhD, a Pace graduate and the Director of the Westchester County Youth Bureau.

“We encourage students in their efforts with their studies,” said Sister at the ceremony. “We tell the students, ‘You can do it. You can do better’ … and they do.”

The Center for Literacy Enrichment, part of the School of Education at Pace, is housed on Pace University’s Law School campus in White Plains. The Center is staffed by trained literacy tutors, many of whom are enrolled in the Masters in Literacy Program at Pace. The Center serves a broad range of students from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Instruction to improve reading skills is provided in small groups or private sessions to K-12 students – both U.S. and foreign-born. The Center takes a skills-based approach with an emphasis on literature.

 

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Visit https://www.pace.edu/.  

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USA TODAY: "News from across the USA"

04/30/2015

USA TODAY: "News from across the USA"

USA TODAY ran a brief notice on the $2 million gift to Pace from Pace alumnus and trustee, Joe Ianniello. The story ran in print on April 29, 2015 in the State-by-State section, "News from across the USA" on page 4A.

From USA TODAY:

"New York Pleasantville: The chief operating officer of CBS Corp. will donate $2million to Pace University for a new field house. The gift by Joseph Ianniello, a trustee of the university, was announced Monday, The News Journal reported."

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace University opens renovated student center"

04/29/2015

Westchester County Business Journal: "Pace University opens renovated student center"

Danielle Brody, from the Westchester County Business Journal, reported on the opening of Pace's renovated Kessel Student Center.

From the Westchester County Business Journal:

"Pace University on Thursday opened the doors of its renovated Jeanette and Morris Kessel Student Center on its Pleasantville campus. The student center is one phase of the school’s $120 million development project.

The school plans to sell its 35-acre Briarcliff Manor campus, which houses nearly 600 students that are bused to the main campus, and consolidate all school functions in Pleasantville. William McGrath, senior vice president and chief operating officer for the Westchester campuses, said the new development will welcome Briarcliff students and accommodate the school’s growth. He said the transformed center is increasing social activity and bringing students together to work in groups.

“It is the central part of campus, the heart of the campus,” McGrath said.

Global firm EYP Architecture and Engineering designed the 9,500-square-foot addition to the 57,000-square-foot building, which also has an updated facade. The building addition includes new student lounges  – one with a piano, a larger dining area with expanded options, a multipurpose room, student government offices, a dean’s suite and more open seating areas. The building overlooks Choate Pond, which was environmentally restored and improved with landscaping.

More construction is underway to add buildings and make the campus more pedestrian-friendly with green spaces. One new residence hall is set to open in time for the fall semester and the other in fall 2016, McGrath said. The school is also renovating the athletic fields, which are expected to be finished by September. A new environmental center is slated to open in the fall.

President Stephen Friedman said the student center is the start of a new chapter for Pace and will pay substantial dividends for the school financially and for students’ success and satisfaction. He said after Pace’s Manhattan campus renovated the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, applications to the performing arts program burgeoned.

“When we invest in ourselves, we are investing in this university,” he said. “The university grows and thrives.” "

 

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The Journal News: "Pace U gets $2 million gift for new field house"

04/29/2015

The Journal News: "Pace U gets $2 million gift for new field house"

Elizabeth Ganga from The Journal News reported on the $2 Million gift from Pace alumnus and CBS COO Joe Ianniello.

From The Journal News:

The chief operating officer of CBS Corporation will donate $2 million to Pace University for a new field house.

The gift by Joseph Ianniello, a trustee of the university, was announced Monday. The Ianniello Field House on the Pleasantville campus will be the gateway to the outdoor athletic complex and will have space for practice and conditioning. It will be just over 14,000 square feet.

"Pace University provides high-quality education with a strong focus on the kind of experiential learning that is invaluable in today's business world and I am honored to be able to give back to my alma mater in this way," Ianniello said in a statement.

Ianniello earned a Bachelor's of Business Administration at Pace and was a member of the university's football team and the Alpha Chi Epsilon fraternity on campus.

The new fieldhouse is part of the Campaign for Pleasantville, which aims to revitalize the 200-acre campus with new facilities including new residential buildings, an expanded student center and a new environmental center.

"This gift will have a tremendous impact on the daily lives of our student-athletes and the entire Pace community," said Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman in a statement.

Twitter: @eganga

Read the original story here.http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2015/04/27/pace-university-gets-million-gift-new-field-house/26479893/

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Westchester County Business Journal: CBS COO Ianniello pledges $2M to Pace for field house

04/28/2015

Westchester County Business Journal: CBS COO Ianniello pledges $2M to Pace for field house

The Westchester County Business Journal and The Journal News ran stories on Pace University alumnus, Joseph Ianniello, chief operating officer of CBS Corp., committing $2 million toward the construction of a new athletics field house on Pace's Pleasantville campus.

From the Westchester County Business Journal:

"The athletics field house is part of the university’s $120 million construction project, “Campaign for Pleasantville,” which includes new residence halls, a new environmental center and a renovated and expanded student center, which opened this semester. The school’s Pleasantville and Briarcliff Manor campuses will be consolidated in Pleasantville.

“Through our ‘Campaign for Pleasantville,’ we are enhancing the student experience at Pace and this gift will have a tremendous impact on the daily lives of our student-athletes and the entire Pace community,” Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman said in a statement from the university.

When the 14,010-square-foot Ianniello Field House opens later this year, it will be one of the most heavily trafficked buildings, according to the statement. Spectators and visitors will travel through the field house to enter the outdoor athletic complex, and all Pace athletes and coaches will use the facility for practice, conditioning and gatherings. The field house also will include new strength and conditioning facilities and a sports medicine component.

Ianniello earned a bachelor’s degree at Pace and was a member of the university’s football team and the Alpha Chi Epsilon fraternity on campus. He frequently mentors Pace students; he recently returned to Pace’s Lubin School of Business to share career and industry advice with Pace students. He is a new member of the university’s board of trustees.

“Pace University provides high-quality education with a strong focus on the kind of experiential learning that is invaluable in today’s business world, and I am honored to be able to give back to my alma mater in this way,” Ianniello said."

Read the Westchester County Business Journal article here. Read the article from The Journal News here.

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PACE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION GIFT FROM CBS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER JOSEPH IANNIELLO

04/27/2015

Pace University Announces $2 Million Gift from CBS Chief Operating Officer Joseph Ianniello

Ianniello Field House Will Become Flagship of Pace University Athletics and Key Component of Pace’s “Campaign for Pleasantville”

PLEASANTVILLE – Pace University announced today that Joseph Ianniello, the CBS Corporation’s Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Pace University Board of Trustees, has made a $2 million commitment for the construction of a new athletics field house at the university’s campus in Pleasantville. When completed later this year, the Ianniello Field House will be the flagship of Pace University Athletics. Ianniello’s contribution is a part of the university’s Campaign for Pleasantville, an effort to transform and revitalize the 200-acre campus that also includes new residential facilities, an expanded student center and a new environmental center.

“Through our ‘Campaign for Pleasantville,’ we are enhancing the student experience at Pace and this gift will have a tremendous impact on the daily lives of our student-athletes and the entire Pace community,” said Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman. “A former football player, a Lubin School graduate and the newest member of the university’s Board of Trustees, Joe’s very generous gift sets a terrific example for others who have leveraged their Pace education into fulfilling careers and are now in a position to give back to their alma mater. On behalf of Pace University, we thank Joe for this and all the ways he supports the Pace community.”

“Pace University provides high-quality education with a strong focus on the kind of experiential learning that is invaluable in today’s business world and I am honored to be able to give back to my alma mater in this way,” said CBS Chief Operating Officer Joseph Ianniello.

The Ianniello Field House will be one of the most heavily-trafficked buildings on campus, with 25,000 expected visitors per year. Spectators and visitors will travel through the field house to enter the outdoor athletic complex, and all of Pace athletes and coaches will use this facility for practice, conditioning, and gatherings. The 14,010 sq. ft. facility will include new strength and conditioning facilities and a sports medicine component.

Joseph Ianniello earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration at Pace and was a member of the university’s football team and the Alpha Chi Epsilon fraternity on campus. He frequently mentors Pace students; he recently returned to Pace’s Lubin School of Business to share career and industry advice with Pace students.

As Chief Operating Officer for CBS Corporation, Ianniello works closely with Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves to establish and execute strategy across all of the Corporation’s businesses, including CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Pop (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio and CBS EcoMedia.

Ianniello oversees the monetization of the Company’s content across platforms, including retransmission consent fees and reverse compensation from affiliates, as well as the licensing of CBS content for digital streaming and broadband services. He also manages all financial operations of CBS Corporation, which is comprised of corporate development (including mergers and acquisitions), treasury, risk management, worldwide tax and information technology and other areas.

Ianniello was also instrumental in the process of separating CBS from Viacom at the end of 2005. Since then, he has been a key part of the management team that has led CBS to be the #1 media stock among its peers for three of the last five years. He recently guided the Company through the conversion of CBS Outdoor into a real-estate investment trust, marking a first for an outdoor advertising business and ultimately leading to the split-off of CBS Outdoor from CBS in 2014.

Before he was named Chief Operating Officer, Ianniello served as CBS’s Chief Financial Officer (2009-2013) and Deputy Chief Financial Officer (2008-2009), where he was responsible for the Company’s financial strategy across all of its operations. Ianniello also served as Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer and Treasurer (2006-2008).

Prior to CBS’s separation from Viacom Inc., Ianniello held a variety of financial positions with the Company, including Senior Vice President and Treasurer (2005) and Vice President of Corporate Development (2000-2005), among others. Before joining CBS, Ianniello spent seven years with KPMG in various capacities.

In 2013 and 2014, Ianniello was ranked the #1 chief financial officer by sell-side analysts in Institutional Investor’s annual All-America Executive Team survey. Ianniello serves on the Board of Directors of New Alternatives for Children, Inc., as well as Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE).

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Visit www.pace.edu.

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Wall Street Journal: "CBS Executive Donates to Alma Mater, Pace University"

04/27/2015

Wall Street Journal: "CBS Executive Donates to Alma Mater, Pace University"

The Wall Street Journal featured Pace alumnus and Trustee, Joe Ianniello, as Donor of the Day on Monday, April 26, 2015. 

From the Wall Street Journal:

"Joseph Ianniello’s $2 million gift will fund an athletics field house at the Pleasantville, N.Y., campus.

Joseph Ianniello, chief operating officer at CBS Corp., endured his share of humbling moments during his undergraduate years at Pace University."

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/cbs-executive-joseph-ianniello-donates-to-alma-mater-pace-university-1430096622

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Pace University Celebrates Grand Reopening of Renovated and Expanded Jeanette and Morris Kessel Student Center

04/24/2015

Pace University Celebrates Grand Reopening of Renovated and Expanded Jeanette and Morris Kessel Student Center

Left to right: Adelia Williams, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs; Clare van den Blink, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer; Nira Herrmann, Dean, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences; Dolores Fernandez, Donor; James Fernandez, Donor; Stephen J. Friedman, President; William J. McGrath, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Westchester Campuses; Jennifer Bernstein, Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations

New 57,000-Sq. Ft. Center to Serve as Hub for Student Activities and Events on Campus

PLEASANTVILLE, NY – One of the first of several milestones in Pace University’s transformation of its Pleasantville campus, administrators, students, faculty, staff and alumni today celebrated the grand reopening of the newly renovated and expanded Jeanette and Morris Kessel Student Center.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in the new Boudreau lounge attended by President Stephen J. Friedman and Senior Vice President and COO William J. McGrath along with donors and other members of the Pace community.

“The formal reopening of Kessel Center is both a conclusion and a beginning,” said Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman. “Years of planning and hard work come to an end and a new era of satisfaction and success for Pace students in Pleasantville begins.”

"My Pace experience was life-changing," said James Fernandez, an alumnus and generous Pace benefactor for whom the new Fern Dining Hall is named. "It is very fulfilling to contribute in a meaningful way to the future experiences of Pace students."

From the aesthetically pleasing façade to the expanded and contemporary interior, the new Jeanette and Morris Kessel Center is designed to serve as a hub for student activities and events on campus. The 57,000- square foot center, which has been expanded by 9,500 square feet, includes new student lounges, larger dining and servery area, a multi-purpose room, student government offices and dean’s suite. The enlarged dining area features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the heart of the campus and Choate Pond which has been environmentally restored and enhanced to include several new features and landscaping. The larger dining area will accommodate the additional students on campus who will reside in Alumni Hall which is scheduled to open in the fall.

The new Fern Dining Hall was made possible by the generous financial support of Jim and Dolores Fernandez, while the new Boudreau Lounge was made possible by donors Don and Susan Boudreau.

The reopening of the Kessel Student Center is one of the first of four major elements scheduled for completion this year as part of the transformation project to modernize and revitalize the 200-acre campus. In the fall Pace will celebrate the new Environmental Center complex, new home to Pace’s environmental programs, and Alumni Hall, the first of the news residence halls on the Pleasantville campus. A new Athletics complex is expected to also be complete in the fall. Completion of these new facilities will enable Pace to consolidate functions that are now split between campuses in Pleasantville and Briarcliff.   

About Pace University: Pace University is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law and College of Health Professions. http://www.pace.edu

 

 

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MSNBC: "Why migrants are risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea"

04/23/2015

MSNBC: "Why migrants are risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea"

Pace University professor Andrew O. Coggins, Jr., a retired U.S. Navy Commander, talks about the ongoing international crisis that has migrants making a dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea and why so many choose to take the risks.

See the video on MSNBC’s digital show “Road Map" http://www.msnbc.com/road-map/watch/ongoing-international-crisis-comes-to-a-head-432289347906

 

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The Journal News: "Students unveil apps for Alzheimer's treatment"

04/21/2015

The Journal News: "Students unveil apps for Alzheimer's treatment"

The Journal News reported on the Westchester Smart Mobile App Bowl that took place on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Pace University in Pleasantville. View the Journal News video from the event here.

The bowl was sponsored by Westchester County, Pace's Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems and the David and Minnie Berk Foundations. County Executive Rob Astorino said the competition was investing in the future of the county as a capital of innovation and technology.

Other media that covered the event included Patch.com, FIOS 1 News, News 12 Westchester, The Examiner News and Daily Voice. Read the press release from Westchester County on the event.

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