Monthly YES Winners
New York City - August
Erin Mysogland, Center of Community Action & Research, New York City*
Recognized by Rachel Simon, Multicultural Affairs Office, New York City:
Erin has been invaluable this pandemic as a partner on remote programs and support!
*Heather Novak was also nominated. Erin Mysogland was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.
Westchester - August
Kayte Kinsley, Athletics & Recreation, Westchester*
Recognized by Rachel Carpenter, Dean for Students Office, Westchester:
Mark Brown, Claudia Stabile, Kayte Kinsley and Rachana Shah volunteered to help escort PLV quarantine hotel students from their rooms to the COVID-19 testing site in the hotel and back to their rooms. They tirelessly and effortlessly chatted with students as they walked down the halls from their rooms to the testing site and back. This gave students some good staff contact time to show that we care about them and their health - and express empathy towards them in the time of quarantine. All four of these people were lovely to work with and really helped reduce the time required to get all the PLV hotel quarantine students tested. When other people might think they're too busy or too concerned with Covid-19 concerns these four really stepped up to help Student Affairs.
*Mark Brown, Claudia Stabile and Rachana Shah were also nominated. Kayte Kinsley was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.
YES I Make It Happen Monthly Nominees
Previous University-Wide Monthly YES Winners
Todd Smith-Bergollo, Student Development & Campus Activities, New York City*
Recognized by Stacey Butler, Residential Life, New York City:
Taking on orientation is a big feat all but moving is all online in a matter of months is a miracle and deserves all the recognition and award possible! This Orientation Team has been nothing but amazing this year. They have made the online orientation engaging, informative and seamless for our incoming students. The times I have logged in to present or answer questions, I have had no issues. They do ask for praise and make it look easy, but they are the reason our incoming students are still excited and ready for Pace! Thank you for all the hard work the three of you have put into these.
*Jemima Fortune and Severino Randazzo were also nominated. Todd Smith-Bergollo was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.
Kim Turner, Development & Alumni Relations, Westchester
Recognized by Kimberly Collica-Cox, Criminal Justice & Security, New York City/Westchester:
Ms. Turner has gone over and beyond for the Parenting, Prison, & Pups Program for the last few years in helping us to secure funding and to maintain a fantastic working relationship with our funder. She is so supportive of our work; she attends all our events. This program is transformative for our students and the incarcerated mothers they work with. Her assistance, dedication and commitment to our students is admirable. She is truly an example of an exemplary staff person at Pace and we are so fortunate to have her.
Nasreen Hussein, Division of Student Success, New York City*
Recognized by Sue Maxam, Division of Student Success, New York City/Westchester:
Thank you for your hard work, creativity and collaboration in planning the 2nd Annual Student Success and Retention Retreat! We topped out at 270 participants and by all accounts, it was an inspirational, informative, thought-provoking, and energizing day! We couldn’t have done it without you!
*Alec Koehler, Jennifer Talbot, Todd Smith-Bergollo, Allyson King, Patricia Boustany and Liza Bell were also nominated. Nasreen Hussein was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.
Dan Reicher, Client Support, ITS, Westchester
Recognized by Rich Carthew, Human Resources, Westchester:
I'd like to give a well-deserved 'shout out!' to Dan - (thanks mate!) - who went the extra mile to help get me connected to my Pace iMac and provided information needed ahead of time. I was out of the Valhalla office the day Pace made the decision to work from home and wasn't sure if my iMac was powered up. It wasn't. So, Dan organized with our excellent Pace security team to head over there and plug it into an alternative socket to get it up and running (thanks security!) and then using VNC Viewer- good to go. Great work, Dan!
Amanda Miranda, Financial Aid, New York City
Recognized by Liam Tuohey, Undergraduate Admissions, NYC:
Amanda has been extremely helpful in assisting me with working with prospective students and working through financial aid package issues questions and much more. Thank you, Amanda!
Erika Schmid, Student Affairs, Westchester
Recognized by MaryAnn Errante, University Special Events, Westchester:
Just wanted to thank Erika for all the assistance she showed me during the “Virtual Commencement.” Erika was very thoughtful and kind. I just wanted her to know how much it was appreciated. Thank you again, Erika!
Steven Bookman*, Pathways/International Programs & Services, New York City
Recognized by Sue Maxam, Division of Student Success, New York City/Pleasantville:
Thank you so very much for serving as a panelist for today's OER faculty panel presentation! Your insights and perspectives were invaluable to those who "tuned in" to listen! I've already received a number of emails from faculty who were grateful and are keen on learning more as a result! You are wonderful!
*Matthew Marcello, Travis Webster, Lisa Fastenberg were also nominated. Steven Bookman was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.
Jonah Safris, Mail Services, Westchester
Recognized by Rosemary Mulry, Human Resources, Pleasantville:
Jonah Safris consistently goes above and beyond to make Mail Services run smoothly! Today I reached out to Mail Services following up on my previous day’s effort to locate a book delivery for a faculty member. The book is needed for the professor to prepare the syllabus for an upcoming class. Jonah took the time to track the package using information the professor provided and confirmed that the package had been delivered. Thank you, Jonah!
Richard Shadick, Counseling, New York City
Recognized by Kate Torres, Student Accessibility Services, NYC:
Richard has been an extraordinary leader as we are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis and transition to remote operations. He has been responsive to staff needs, proactively checking on our wellbeing and working to address any issues before they escalate. It is clear that Richard values his team, and in uncertain times, his steady hand is helping to guide us all.
Jimmy Leon, Information Technology System/Law School, Westchester
Recognized by Annette Hernandez, Office of Student Assistance, Westchester:
Jimmy is always available whenever I or the OSA Call Center Staff need assistance. He goes above and beyond each time we reach out to him. Jimmy always has a positive and proactive attitude and, on many occasions, has stayed late to help me or my direct reports. Jimmy, thank you for always making it happen!
Ashley Sanguinetti, Student Accessibility Services, New York City
Recognized by Kate Torres, Student Accessibility Services, NYC:
This year, Ashley Sanguinetti headed up our annual Wellness Week on behalf of both the Counseling Center and Student Affairs Programming Action Team. This was her first year at the helm, and she worked diligently to provide top quality programming for all Pace NYC students! With over 13 unique events and week-long tabling efforts, Wellness Week was a hit! Thanks for all your hard work, Ashley!
Will Gasparrini, Information Technology Services, Westchester
Recognized by David Snell, Information Technology Services, Westchester:
Since joining Pace I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Will. He is always quick to make himself available when called upon and is a valued resource. Additionally, he has innate ability to effectively communicate topics that are very complex. Pace is lucky to have him.