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Monthly YES Recognition Winners

New York City - February

Sophia Perricone, Lubin School of Business, New York

Recognized by Matrisha Blyden, Lubin School of Business, New York:

As a new employee Sophia Perricone has gone above and beyond her job responsibilities to help not only the faculty and staff but students as well. Her contributions consistently exceeds expectations. Sophia has truly been an asset to our department and the Lubin School of Business.

Westchester - February

Christian Bester, Office of the Registrar, Westchester

Recognized by Meghana Nyack, Dyson College of Arts & Sciences, New York:

Christian is extremely proactive and responsive all while overseeing a very busy division. I appreciate that he is a problem solver.

Yes I Make It Happen Monthly Nominees

All Employees recognized in the month of February 2023 (PDF)

Previous University–Wide Monthly YES Winners

January 2023

Mohini Gobin, Honors College, New York

Recognized by Sue Maxam, Office of the Provost /EVP Academic Affairs, NYC/Westchester:
Thank you, Mohini, for all that you do to promote the mental health and wellbeing of our students! When you join wellness committees, take part in wellbeing fairs or are part of a program like RADical Health to provide tools to students so that they can thrive mentally and otherwise, you ALWAYS give 100% (and then some!). That is appreciated more than you can know in addition to being incredibly impactful for our students! You are amazing!

Leanne Keeley, Seidenberg School of CSIS, Westchester

Recognized by Sue Maxam, Office of the Provost /EVP Academic Affairs, NYC/Westchester:
Thank you, Leanne, for caring so deeply for your students and letting me know whenever there is an issue related to their academic progression and/or other challenges they are facing that the Provost's office may be able to help with. You go out of your way to set them up for success personally, academically, and otherwise. Your compassion and proactivity truly make all the difference to our students and I cannot thank you enough!

December 2022

Jordan McMahon, Undergraduate Admissions, New York*

Recognized by Megan Mummey, Undergraduate Admissions:
Thank you for such a great Holiday Tour yesterday! I heard nothing but rave reviews from our visitors!

**Kimberly Alonso, David Chavira, Danielle Fusaro, Nicole Salimbene and Margie Jennings were also nominated. Jordan McMahon was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.

Susan Weygant, Bursar, Westchester

Recognized by Julie Werkheiser, Continuing Education:
This is to recognize what a great team player Susan Weygant is. She is always available, very accessible and certainly proactive when we come to her with a situation in Continuing Education that no one else knows how to figure out. We are lucky to have Susan as part of Pace!

November 2022

Sylvana Levine, Career Services, New York*

Recognized by Sal Tofano, Career Services:
Each of my colleagues on this list continually go beyond the call of duty every day. Dana: communicative and collaborative; Sylvana: supportive and collaborative; Jane: creative team player; Jacklyn: huge help on workshops.

*Dana Burr, Jacklyn Romani and Jane Shmidt were also nominated. Sylvana Levine was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.

Maria Di Savino, School of Education, Westchester

Recognized by William Zimmerman, School of Education:
I nominate Maria Di Savino from the School of Education. She has facilitated the placement of our student teachers and their fieldwork supervisors for many years. Maria has always been supportive of our needs and accommodating of our requests. Thank you, Maria!

October 2022

Kajal Tura, Office of Student Assistance, New York

Recognized by Cynthia Remache, Financial Aid, New York:
Thank you for extending yourself to help others. Especially new employees. Your strength and charisma are a great contribution to the department. Keep it up!

Natalie Panzera, Law School, Westchester*

Recognized by Rosemary Mulry, Human Resources, Westchester:
I’d like to give a huge shout-out to Sue Maxam and Natalie Panzera for yesterday’s kindness event. It was truly one of the most engaging events I’ve attended at Pace. The kindness, joy and enthusiasm could be felt throughout the hour. Thank you for spreading such an important message!

*Sue Maxam was also nominated. Natalie Panzera was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.

September 2022

Sarah Delannoy, Jumpstart, New York*

Recognized by Allyson King, New Student Experience, Westchester:
Thank you for your participation in the Fall 2022 Welcome Table initiative. Your time and assistance helping our students staff and faculty is critical and is truly appreciated! Thank you again for your commitment to this student success initiative. Have a great semester!

*Victoria Akins, Brian Anderson, Maria Andrukhiv, Christopher Angiolino, Floralis Artiles, Nori Barnes, Rhea Benjamin, Christian Bester, Madia Bestman, Kristina Bilello, Michael Boller, Megan Brown, Stacey Butler, Chantel Cabrera, David Callahan, Joy Codilla, Andrew Coggins, Jane Collins, Michael Cordova, Alexa Dalbis, Maria De La Cruz, Nancy DeRiggi, Karen Desantis, Ana Donner Gonzalez, Jessica Drennan Stephanie Durgaprasad, Sarah Edgerton, Courtney Eisen, Steven Feyl, Kate Fink, Jemima Fortune, Kendra Free, Danielle Fusaro, Jean Gallagher, Beth Gordon, Grace Griffin, JC Hernandez, Heather Hilbrink, Janice Hilbrink, Sara Hukkanen, Rolando Ignace, Andie Ironside, Jessica Kiebler, Paula King, Paula Kramer, Gabriela Lester, Elizabeth Luckhoo, Philip Lupov, Alyson Mareschi, Sue Maxam, Jerry McKinstry, Ellen Morris, Traci Moyer, Meagan Mullen, Megan Mummey, Eileen Murphy, Khin Naing, Jill Olimpieri, Nicole Paronzini, Carmela Piccolo, Mickael Pollard, Marc Potolsky, Juliana Radanovich, Vanessa Ramkissoon, Eli Ratner, Kathi Reczek, Peter Riley, Shana Kay Robinson, Jennifer Rosenstein, Julie Saccoccio, Richard Shadick, Todd Smith-Bergollo, Mark Stephens, Morgan Theze, Alerie Tirsch, Sydney Tisch, Carol Turco, Joanna Verlezza, Julie Werkheiser, Kathryn Winsted, Jimmy Woods-Corwin and Ashley Wright were also nominated. Sarah Delannoy was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.

Megan Brown, Student Engagement, Westchester**

Recognized by Alerie Tirsch, Student Affairs, Westchester:
Opening was a very smooth process this year and that was in large part due to your participation. By volunteering for opening day, YOU helped create a warm and inviting atmosphere for our new students and their families. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving up part of your holiday weekend to help greet our new students!

**Victoria Akins, Rosa Ament, Nori Barnes, Jeff Barnett, Vincent Birkenmeyer, Dacier Casanova, Joy Codilla, Nancy DeRiggi, Kate Fink, Matthew Healing, Sara Hukkanen, Lew Janavey, Allyson King, Maria Lemus, Sue Maxam, Maude Meisel, Jonathan Merceus, Tricia Molfetta, Shawna Mott, Rosemary Mulry, Eileen Murphy, Victor Penaloza, Aolani Ramos, Cathy Raynis Meeker, Andrew Roger-Gordon, Brittany Shields, Rachel Simon, Claudia Stabile, Timothy Stanfield, Deborah Stromes, Jennifer Talbot, Nick Tucker, Joanna Verlezza, Ray White, Jr., and Wen Xi were also nominated. Megan Brown was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.

August 2022

Tasfia Rahim, Center for Community Action & Research, New York City*

Recognized by Erin Mysogland, Center for Community Action & Research, New York City:
These students recently presented at a national conference on their work to support voter education at Pace. While these students are always dedicated employees, joining this group presentation effort during the summer showed a phenomenal amount of commitment to their student leadership roles at Pace and eagerness to seek out professional development opportunities. As always CCAR is so grateful to work with them!

* Marisa Medici was also nominated. Tasfia Rahim was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.

James Davis, Career Services, Westchester**

Recognized by Kimberly Porter, Career Services, Westchester:
I just wanted to write a quick note of acknowledgement for the fantastic leadership and collegiality shown this week at the Career Services All Staff Retreat. While everyone actively participated contributed innovative ideas and made the day a success there are a few special people who put in additional time to make the day truly fruitful. Many thanks to Jim, Carmela, Mahindra and Jane for leading our Brainstorming/Call to Action teams. They facilitated these discussions in an engaging and productive manner which will help us move forward as a department. But of course, without the analytical contribution of Phyllis and Paula who chose the topics and the right probing questions we would never be able to bring the innovation and continuous improvement that we do. Many thanks to all.

**Carmela Piccolo, Mahindra Guman, Jane Schmidt, Phyllis Mooney and Paula King were also nominated. James Davis was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.