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Westchester County Business Journal: "WCA to host 2nd annual Career Fair"

10/15/2013

Westchester County Business Journal: "WCA to host 2nd annual Career Fair"

The Westchester County Association will partner with schools and businesses to host its second annual career and internship fair on Oct. 18. Recruit Westchester 2013 will be held at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a VIP session from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Pace University is among the higher education institutions participating.

Read the story by Westchester County Business Journal.

 

 

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Pace University A Pilot Participant In New Internship Matching Program

10/13/2013

Pace University A Pilot Participant In New Internship Matching Program

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell unveiled a new Web portal designed to connect locally enrolled college students with internship opportunities at employers throughout the two counties last week.

The site can be accessed online. Pleasantville’s Pace University is among the pilot participants.

At the event, Pace Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Bill McGrath spoke of the high priority Pace gives to placing interns and its ranking as number five in the nation and number one in New York State for internship placement according to “U.S. News and World Report.” McGrath is also a member of the Coalition for Business Development and a board member of the Business Council of Westchester.
The Westchester-Putnam Internship Connex program was developed by the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Investment Board (WIB) in partnership with 13 area colleges and universities, the Business Council of Westchester and other businesses. The program matches students in specific fields of study with local businesses needing workers with those skills.

More than 90 businesses and almost every college in the two counties have signed up to participate. Among them are Regeneron, WestMed, Candela Systems, Buzz Creators, ArtsWestchester, The New NY Bridge, Harquin Creative and the Westchester Bar Association.
Pace University will promote Connex to its student body, assist students in the application process and support students during their internships. Pace business major Idia Ogala spoke at the launch of his internship experiences at Silverback Social in White Plains. “Every opportunity is a stepping stone,” he said. “My internship experience has been incredible.”

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Pace University Hosts Play About Dating Violence Awareness

10/12/2013

Pace University Hosts Play About Dating Violence Awareness

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Pace University will host an educational performance on dating violence on Friday at 12:10 p.m. at the Pleasantville campus.

“The Yellow Dress” is a dramatic one-woman play based on stories of young women who were victims of dating violence, Pace officials said.  The program is intended to provoke thought and discussion about relationships.

The program is put on by Deana’s Education Theater, a nonprofit organization that’s goal is to prevent relationship violence by developing and producing comprehensive education theater for grades kindergarten to 12 grade, its website said.

Pace University is located at 861 Bedford Road, Pleasantville.

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Westchester County Business Journal: "Stewards of Company Finances Honored"

10/10/2013

Westchester County Business Journal: "Stewards of Company Finances Honored"

“It’s hard to be a CFO,” Robert J. Chersi, a Pace University faculty member and former corporate CFO, told a White Plains audience at the first CFO of the Year Awards ceremony recently presented by the Westchester County Business Journal.

The job has grown in the last 10 to 15 years, said Chersi, a former CFO at Fidelity Investments and in the U.S. wealth management division of UBS AG. That growth is in part due to the federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which set new requirements for financial accounting and reporting by public companies and imposed greater regulatory oversight and stiff penalties for violators. CFOs also “carried” many of their companies through the Great Recession, Chersi said.

It takes more than a person good with numbers to fill the role of a corporate CFO today, which has evolved, said Chersi, to “a position of leadership within the corporation.”

Yet the CFO’s expanded and demanding duties hardly attract public notice or inspire popular culture. “Any action heroes modeled after CFOs?” Chersi asked his audience, which erupted in laughter.

Read the article in Westchester County Business Journal.

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Hudson Valley Reporter: "Pace Football Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Support"

10/10/2013

Hudson Valley Reporter: "Pace Football Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Support"

The Pace University football team will participate in the “Pace Goes Pink” program when it takes on Northeast-10 Conference foe Bentley University on Saturday. The school will sell “Pace Goes Pink” T-shirts at the game for $5 apiece, and the proceeds will go toward Northern Westchester Hospital’s Breast Institute.

Read the article by Hudson Valley Reporter.

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Daily Voice: Pace University's Accelerated Nursing Program Wins Grant for Scholarship

10/10/2013

Daily Voice: Pace University's Accelerated Nursing Program Wins Grant for Scholarship

The Daily Voice reported that Pace’s Lienhard School of Nursing has been selected for the third time as a grant recipient by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) program.

The school received $50,000 for the 2013-14 academic year to support students in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Five students entering Lienhard’s accelerated degree program in January 2014 will be awarded scholarships of $10,000 each.

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Pace Professor Named Komen Volunteer Of The Year

10/08/2013

Pace Professor Named Komen Volunteer Of The Year

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pace University Professor Ellen Mandel has been named Volunteer of the Year by the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen after 23 years as an active team leader for the organization’s Race for the Cure in Central Park.

Mandel is a professor of media and communication arts in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace’s Pleasantville campus.

For many years, Pace has sent the largest team from a college or university to the event, an achievement the organization also honored. 

“It is a wonderful feeling knowing that for the past 23 years Pace has played a major role in helping to collect millions of dollars toward the eradication of breast cancer,” Mandel said. “Our participation helps the Greater New York City Affiliate of Komen to give out millions of dollars of grant money to more than 30 hospitals, health facilities, and local organizations to be used for research, clinical trials, mammograms, patient navigation, and more.

“I spoke with some of our winning team members after our own wonderful student, Elissa Casa, picked up the award for biggest team,” Mandel added. “They were euphoric. They had wonderful feelings about giving back to their community and giving back to Pace.”

Members of the Pace University softball, volleyball, and cheerleading teams were among those who participated in this year’s event in September. For more information on the annual race, visit www.komennyc.org.

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Pace University Honored For Student Mental Health Supports

10/05/2013

Pace University Honored For Student Mental Health Supports

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pace University has been awarded the JedCampus Seal from the Jed Foundation, a leading organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college and university students. Pace is one of the first universities in the nation to receive the honor.

As part of the process, Pace completed a voluntary self-assessment. Its responses were then compared with the practices recommended by the Jed Foundation and Suicide Prevention Resource Center. Pace also received confidential feedback designed to further enhance its program. The seal is valid for two years.

Pace University’s Counseling Centers serve a diverse campus population by providing a wide range of services to meet the mental health needs of students, according  to Director Richard Shadick, Ph.D. The staff has expertise in addressing the academic, professional, and psychological concerns of the student population including suicide prevention programs tailored to various populations.

For more information on JedCampus, visitwww.jedcampus.org or www.pace.edu.

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Pace Professor Discusses Obamacare's Impact On Tech Startups

10/04/2013

Pace Professor Discusses Obamacare's Impact On Tech Startups

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The director of Pace University's Entrepreneurship Lab in Pleasantville recently discussed the positive impact that Obamacare could have on tech startups with computerworld.com

Bruce Bachenheimer stated in the article that people often take jobs that they don't want just to obtain health insurance. If the Affordable Healthcare Act lowers insurance premiums, it would make health insurance more accessible and therefore make a tech start up less of a financial risk, according to Bachenheimer. 

Bachenheimer went on to say that most people that create tech startups are in their late 30s and not in their 20s. People in that age range are willing to take risks on a business idea, but not necessarily on their health. Since a serious illness or a car accident can't be controlled, some entrepreneurs view the unmanageable risk as too great. 

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Pace University’s Accelerated Nursing Program Wins Grant For Scholarship

10/03/2013

Pace University’s Accelerated Nursing Program Wins Grant For Scholarship

 

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing, with programs in Pleasantville and New York City, has been selected for the third time as a grant recipient by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) program.

The school received $50,000 for the 2013-14 academic year to support students in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Five students entering Lienhard’s accelerated degree program in January 2014 will be awarded scholarships of $10,000 each.

Pace Assistant Professor Sharon Wexler says that the “NCIN scholars will be paired with two mentors, one faculty and one non-faculty, and they will have the opportunity to attend professional meetings and conferences with their mentors.  Former NCIN scholars will be mentors to the new group of NCIN scholars.”

Lienhard introduced the second Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in the country, starting in 1984. The program offers college graduates who are not nurses an opportunity to earn a professional nursing degree in as little as 12 months.

For more information about Lienhard School of Nursing’s Accelerated BSN program, visithttp://www.pace.edu/lienhard/accelerated-BSN.

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