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2019 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.
 
Sven Latinovic
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

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.
 
Rohana Karina Sosa
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

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. 

Paula Hernandez Medina
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.
 
Morgan Ann Marie Gardner
College of Health Professions
 
Micaela Sydney Quattrociocchi
College of Health Professions
 
Eric Y. Huang
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
 
Kerri Jean Houlahan
School of Education
 
Sierra J. Leach
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
 
Jasmine Maya Washington
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. 
 
Rostyslaw (Ross) Robak, PhD
Professor and Chair, Psychology
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Opportunitas in Action Award

The Opportunitas in Action Award, bestowed by the president of Pace University, recognizes a leader who has made innovative, positive contributions to the community in the spirit of Pace’s motto, Opportunitas.
 
Shirley Acevedo Buontempo ’84, ’11
Founder and CEO
Latino U College Access

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.
 
Katrina Ysabel Alonso
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

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.
 
Joseph Colella
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.
 
Emily Hirowski
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.
 
Rachel Yve Melamudov 
College of Health Professions
 
Danielle D. Van Ostrand
College of Health Professions
 
Yunting Yin
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
 
Rachel Evelkin
School of Education
 
Frida Josefine Bidegard
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
 
Sydney Leone Tisch
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
 
Jessica M. Gallucci
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.
 
Justine E. Brolewicz
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. 
 
Joseph C. Morreale, PhD
Professor and Chair, Economics
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. 
 
Meghana V. Nayak, PhD
Professor, Political Science
Chair, Women’s and Gender Studies
Co-Director, Dyson Women’s Leadership Initiative
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
 
Catherine Dwyer, PhD
Professor, Information Technology
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems

Opportunitas in Action Award

The Opportunitas in Action Award, bestowed by the president of Pace University, recognizes a leader who has made innovative, positive contributions to the community in the spirit of Pace’s motto, Opportunitas.
 
Matthew Bolton, PhD
Associate Professor, Political Science
Director, International Disarmament Institute
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
 
Emily Welty, PhD
Associate Professor and Director, Peace and Justice Studies Program
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Level

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. 

Erica Faith Weile
Lubin School of Business

Outstanding Students of the Year

Presented in recognition of scholarship and exceptional dedication to the ideals of their school.
 
Tiffany A. Alvarez
College of Health Professions
 
Christopher Wilkinson
College of Health Professions
 
Robert Nardelli
For Excellence in the Doctoral Program; Computing for IT Professionals
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
 
Rachel Lea Gonzalez
For Excellence in the Master’s Program
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
 
Reuben Milan-Polisar
For Excellence in the Master’s Program
Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
 
Jacqueline Ashley Grey
School of Education
 
Aaron Robert Mace
School of Education
 
Joseph Reich
For Excellence in the Doctoral Program
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
 
Joshua Michael Barry
For Excellence in the Master’s Program
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Cathy Qi Tan
For Excellence in the Master’s Program
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
 
Donald I. Buzinkai
For Excellence in the Doctoral Program
Lubin School of Business
 
Heidi E. Norden
For Excellence in the Master’s Program
Lubin School of Business