Dean's Message: The Dyson Experience
Dyson College students are a diverse group of learners; they represent people from varied backgrounds, cultures, countries, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and ethnicities. They have wide interests, points of views, talents and opinions. They may be curious, eager, outgoing, or shy in nature. Yet they have so much in common – all are knowledge seekers who are crafting their own individual educational journey at Pace based on their interests and aspirations.
Regardless of whatever individual path Dyson students may choose, the critical feature is that they all find their personal niche at Dyson, a place from which they can fully engage in their educational experience in ways that are fulfilling and meaningful to them. As they are on their journey to discover their niche – whether it is deciding on a major, participating in co-curricular activities, or engaging in an active life on campus – they are developing relationships with fellow students who share similar interests and backgrounds, as well as those who have different life experiences and goals. It is through their interactions with each other that our students gain more self-knowledge and a deeper understanding of how to relate to others in a complex world. This is an important component of what makes a Dyson experience unique; our “value-add” to our students’ educational experience in the liberal arts.
We actively work on creating an environment that enriches every student’s experience with us. We encourage students to take advantage of the many opportunities to explore their intellectual landscape by immersing themselves in the rich tapestry of personal and educational experiences that they have to offer to each other. Together with our dedicated faculty, advisers, and staff members, our students have many supporters who are focused on helping them to achieve success, whatever their vision of that success looks like for them. This is a major distinguishing feature of Dyson College and one that leads to greater student success as you will see in this issue.
I hope you enjoy reading the success stories in this issue. If you have a story to share with us, please contact Angela Nally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nira Herrmann, PhD
Dean, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences