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2018 Student And Faculty Awards

Westchester Campus

Trustees Award

The Trustees Award is presented to the graduating student or students whose positive contributions to University life and whose academic accomplishments exemplify the highest level of achievement attainable for an undergraduate.
 
Cati Silva Amaral
College of Health Professions

Community Service Award

The Community Service Award is presented to the graduating student or students whose active contributions to the life of the University community and to the endeavors of our neighbors in the surrounding community most admirably embody an appreciation for the value of social responsibility.
 
Kelly Lang
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Scholastic Achievement Awards

Pace University acknowledges these students for their excellence in scholarship, effectiveness in class discussion, research, and outstanding performance in a baccalaureate degree program.
 
Antonietta Anna Dalia
College of Health Professions
 
Michael Di Mattia
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
 
Kaitlin Frances Caputo
School of Education
 
Eliyahu S. Yampel
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
 
Scott Lee Tornatore
Lubin School of Business

Distinguished Professor

The designation of Distinguished Professor recognizes a faculty member who has attained the rank of professor and has clearly demonstrated "continuous, extraordinary, and widely recognized" contributions as a scholar and teacher, and service to the academic community. 
 
Kam Chan, PhD
Professor, Accounting
Lubin School of Business
 
Rosario J. Girasa, JD, PhD
Professor, Legal Studies and Taxation
Lubin School of Business

Kenan Awards for Teaching Excellence

The Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence recognizes the critical element of student engagement by saluting faculty who have consistently challenged and engaged students with innovative teaching methods that enhance their curricula and illuminate their disciplines. 
 
Len Mitchell, JD, PhD
Lecturer, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Teaching Excellence Award for Part-Time Faculty

The Teaching Excellence Award for Part-Time Faculty recognizes the critical role part-time faculty play in providing high quality teaching to Pace students. 
 
Daniel R. Buffone
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

New York City Campus

Trustees Award

The Trustees Award is presented to the graduating student or students whose positive contributions to University life and whose academic accomplishments exemplify the highest level of achievement attainable for an undergraduate.
 
Nigina Khaitova
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
 
Gabriel E. Navarro
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

Community Service Award

The Community Service Award is presented to the graduating student or students whose active contributions to the life of the University community and to the endeavors of our neighbors in the surrounding community most admirably embody an appreciation for the value of social responsibility.
 
Taslim Isaura Tavarez Garcia
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

The Charles H. Dyson Award

The Charles H. Dyson Award is presented to the outstanding member of the Society of Fellows of Dyson College.
 
Mohini Devi Gobin
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Leadership Award

The Academic Leadership Award is presented to the student who best exemplifies academic citizenship through the integration of academic achievement and leadership and serves as a role model for other students through the Center for Academic Excellence. 

Natalia J. Gess
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Scholastic Achievement Awards

Pace University acknowledges these students for their excellence in scholarship, effectiveness in class discussion, research, and outstanding performance in a baccalaureate degree program.
 
Jennifer Fernandez
College of Health Professions
 
Elixabeth Karna
College of Health Professions
 
Gabriel E. Navarro
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
 
Deniz Gulsever Harned
School of Education
 
William H. De Feis
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
 
Emily Rose Wohl
Lubin School of Business

Henry Birnbaum Endowed Scholastic Achievement Award

The Henry Birnbaum Endowed Scholastic Achievement Award is presented to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student on the New York City Campus who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.
 
Elliana Markella Gianacopoulos
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Kenan Awards for Teaching Excellence

The Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence recognizes the critical element of student engagement by saluting faculty who have consistently challenged and engaged students with innovative teaching methods that enhance their curricula and illuminate their disciplines. 
 
Marcy Kelly, PhD
Professor and Assistant Chair, Biology
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Teaching Excellence Award for Part-Time Faculty

The Teaching Excellence Award for Part-Time Faculty recognizes the critical role part-time faculty play in providing high quality teaching to Pace students. 
 
Bureen Ruffin
Adjunct Assistant Professor, English
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Level

Outstanding Students of the Year

Presented in recognition of scholarship and exceptional dedication to the ideals of their school.
 
Caroline Lee Christopher
College of Health Professions
 
Logan Zoe-Brettny Reisenbigler
College of Health Professions
 
Andrey Rybka
For Excellence in the Doctoral Program; Computing for IT Professionals
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
 
Leanne Denise Keeley
For Excellence in the Master’s Program
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
 
Nitkin Tokas
For Excellence in the Master’s Program
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
 
Sam Michio Miake-Lye
School of Education
 
Alyssa M. Phelan
School of Education
 
Krystin A. Biscardi
For Excellence in the Doctoral Program
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
 
Rachel Anne Diebel
For Excellence in the Master’s Program
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Ashley Lynn Koenig
For Excellence in the Master’s Program
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
 
Winston W. Wilson
For Excellence in the Doctoral Program
Lubin School of Business
 
Yicheng Peng
For Excellence in the Master’s Program
Lubin School of Business

Kenan Awards for Teaching Excellence

The Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence recognizes the critical element of student engagement by saluting faculty who have consistently challenged and engaged students with innovative teaching methods that enhance their curricula and illuminate their disciplines. 
 
Ipshita Ray, PhD
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Chair, Marketing
Lubin School of Business