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Employee Recognition Special Awards

President’s Award for Outstanding Contribution

Individual and/or Team - FT & PT Faculty/Staff


  • Develop an initiative, program and/or service that leads to increased enrollment, student success, retention and/or persistence to graduation.
  • Demonstrate an extraordinary initiative in strengthening the student academic experience.
  • Model high standards of ethics in advising, mentoring and interacting with students.
  • Consistently promote a campus environment that is inclusive, welcoming, supportive and nurturing of cultural, ethnic, racial, class, gender, sexual orientation, language and other human differences.
  • Support the University’s strategic goals by improving and/or modernizing current practices resulting in a measurable gain in efficiency, effectiveness or service.
  • Participate on committees, mentor others, serve as a role model and/or use originality and creativity to enthusiastically and collaboratively develop strategies.
  • Make a significant contribution to the wellness and well-being of Pace faculty and staff.
  • Complete a special accomplishment within your division/unit.

2020 Employee Special Award Winners

President’s Award for Outstanding Contribution Individual

Susan Flaum, Adjunct Faculty, College of Health Professions
Jolina Halloran,  Honors College Academic Advisor, Pforzheimer Honors College
Aisha Moyla, AVP, Facilities and Capital Projects
Eileen Murphy, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Advisement, Centralized Advising
Laurice Nemetz, Adjunct Faculty, Physical Education
Rosemarie Scilipoti, Director of Undergraduate Advisement, Lubin
Mark Stephens, University Director of Financial Aid

President’s Award for Outstanding Contribution Team

Office of Academic Technology
Beth Gordon, AVP, IT Academic/Administrative Services
Christopher Alice, Sr. Academic Technologist
John Blackwell, Senior Manager, Academic Technology
Jessica Ready-Jackson, Senior Academic Technologist

Center for Community Action and Research
Heather Novak, Interim Director, Center for Community Action and Research
Erin Mysogland, Program Coordinator
NYC Student Assistants: Chloe Hwang, Britney Peralta, Samadi Tavarez, Erin Wilson and Marisa Medici
Pleasantville Student Assistants: Julie Bazile, Shaniya Francis and Noelani Rivera

COVID Task Force
Brian Anderson, Director, Emergency Management and Environmental Health and Safety
Horace Anderson, Dean, Elisabeth Haub School of Law
Mary Baglivo, CMO and Vice President for University Relations
Bernadette Baumann, Senior Director, Employee/Labor Relations, Title IX Investigator
Vincent Beatty, Executive Director, Safety and Security
Marie Boster, AVP, Public Affairs
Stephen Brodsky, University Counsel
Karen Buckwald, Director, Human Resources Initiatives
Joseph Capparelli, Vice President and Controller
Rachel Carpenter, Interim Dean for Students
Geraldine Colombraro, Associate Dean, College of Health Professions
Alyssa Cressotti, Director, Communications and Digital Engagement
Angie D’Agostino, Dean for Students, Elisabeth Haub School of Law
Paul Dampier, CIO and Vice President for Information Technology
Harriet R. Feldman, Dean, College of Health Professions
Angelica Ferreira, AVP, Budget and Planning
Leila Franchi, AVP, Marketing and Communications
Jean Gallagher, Vice President, Strategy and Partnerships
Cindy Heilberger, Chief of Staff, Office of the President
Marcy Kelly, Professor, Biology, Fall Reopening Community Group Rep
Hillary J. Knepper, Interim Associate Provost for Student Success
Karen Martin, Part-Time Paraprofessional, University Health Care, PLV Campus
Aisha Moyla, AVP, Facilities and Capital Projects
Tom Murray, Executive Director of Conference/Event Services
Richard Myers, Executive Director, Risk and Compliance
Jesse Oxfeld, Senior Advisor for Communications
Vanya Quiñones, Provost/EVP for Academic Affairs
Matt Renna, Vice President, Human Resources
Robina Schepp, Vice President, Enrollment Management
Rachana Shah, Director, Government and Community Relations
Todd Smith-Bergollo, Assistant Dean for Students
Barry Stinson, AVP for International Programs and Services
Nicole Thompson, Vice President, Administrative Operations
Jacqueline Tortorella, Assistant Director of Marketing and Account Management
Lisa Valentino, Associate University Counsel
Joan Walker, Interim Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs
Michael Winn, Associate Athletic Director
Ibi Yolas, Vice President, Facilities and Capital Projects

YES I Make It Happen Annual Winners

Alexandra Aviles, Administrative Assistant, Psychological Services Center, New York City
Irwin Narayan, Operations Supervisor, Educational Media, Westchester

Peggy Gorel, Student Assistant, Student Affairs, Westchester
Aida Kolar, Student Assistant, Lubin Undergraduate Academic Advisement, New York City

A Special Thanks to the 2020 Special Awards Nomination Committee Members:

  • Marcus Braga Alves, Associate Professor, Finance & Economics New York, Lubin School of Business
  • Liza Bell, Administrative Coordinator, Provost/EVP Academic Affairs
  • Beth Buls, Senior Compensation Analyst, Compensation & Benefits, Human Resources
  • Purnima Deshwal, Student Assistant, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources
  • Elizabeth LuongoSenior Staff Associate, School of Education Westchester
  • Jennifer Rosenstein, Library Director/New York, University Library
  • John Sassano, Senior Budget Analyst, Office of Budget & Planning, Finance & Administration