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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.

2022 Employee Special Award Winners

President’s Award for Outstanding Contribution Individual

  • S. Brian Jones, Assistant Dean of Diversity and Equity in the Arts
  • Carol Turco, Senior Staff Associate, Honors College
  • Susan Weygant, Bursar, Finance & Administration

President’s Award for Outstanding Contribution Team

Open Educational Resources (OER) Advisory Board Team

  • Yu Gu, Co- Chair, Mathematics
  • Alysa Robin Hantgan, Co-Chair, English
  • Sue Maxam, Co-Chair, Office of the Provost
  • Steven Bookman, Library
  • Erika Crispo, Biology
  • Milton David Almodovar, Library
  • Kristen DiGennaro, English
  • Brian Evans, Mathematics
  • Courtney Gosnell, Psychology
  • Darren Hayes, Information Technology
  • Allyson King, New Student Experience and Transitions
  • Michelle Land, Environmental Studies and Sciences
  • Jessica Magaldi, Legal Studies and Taxation
  • Noreen McGuire, Library
  • Robert Mundy, English
  • Greg Murphy, Library
  • Meghana Nayak, Political Science
  • Kathy Winsted, Marketing

ILS Implementation Team

  • Milton David Almodovar, Mortola Library
  • Christina Blenkle, Mortola Library
  • Vicky Gannon, Law Library
  • Erik Jantzen, Mortola Library
  • Nadine MacDonald, Mortola Library
  • June Pang, Mortola Library

YES I Make It Happen Annual Winners

  • Joy Codilla, Residence Director, Residential Life, Pleasantville
  • Angie D’Agostino, Dean for Students and Campus Affairs, Law School
  • Shannon Kowalski, Assistant Director, Academic Scheduling, Office of the Registrar
  • Maria Medici, Student Assistant, Welcome Center, New York City
  • Nick Tucker, Residence Director, Residential Life, Pleasantville

A Special Thanks to the 2022 Special Awards Nomination Committee Members:

  • Catherine Finlayson, Associate Professor, College of Health Professions
  • Melinda Lutchman, Staff Assistant, College of Health Professions
  • Angela Nally, Assistant Dean, Communications, Dyson College of Arts & Sciences
  • Heather Novak, Director, Center for Community Action/Research, Project Pericles, Dyson College of Arts & Sciences
  • Rosemarie Scilipoti, Director, Advisement, Centralized Advising, Associate Provost for Student Success