Choate House on the Pace Pleasantville campus

Monthly YES Recognition Winners

New York City - May

Lilly Ramkishum, Centralized Advising, Lubin School of Business, New York

Recognized by Randi Priluck, Marketing, Lubin School of Business, New York:

Lilly has done a remarkable job in managing the advisement desk all year and being present for students and staff. She was responsible for making the Lubin Awards happen by staying on top of issues, handling gifts for students, ensuring all were recognized and handling all student issues. It is a pleasure to work with Lily and I thank her for all she does each and every day in Lubin.

Westchester - May

David Snell, HelpDesk/ITS, Westchester*

Recognized by Sue Maxam, Asst Provost/Special Programs/Retention Intv, Provost/EVP Academic Affairs, New York & Westchester:

Thank you David, Annmarie, Donna, and all others who responded to the seemingly countless phone calls regarding Commencement over the past few months and especially over the past week! You were all such troopers!! I'm quite sure you were frustrated to the max not being able to answer so many of the questions being that this was our first year at USTA and everything seemed to change constantly (and we didn't know many of the answers)!!! I hope you know who much we ALL appreciate your stellar work and commitment to serving our students and their families especially during such a stressful time!!

*Annemarie Queale and Donna Schilio were also nominated. David Snell was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.

Yes I Make It Happen Monthly Nominees

All Employees recognized in the month of May 2022 (PDF)

Previous University–Wide Monthly YES Winners

April 2022

Anne Toomey, Environmental Studies, New York

Recognized by Erin Mysogland, Center for Community Action and Research, New York:
Dr. Toomey is always a phenomenal partner for student-facing programs. Yesterday she served as the faculty speaker at CCAR's End-of-Semester Ceremony generously sharing the exciting work she and her students did in her CE course in partnership with Sherman Creek Park. Dr. Toomey's presentation was informative accessible and celebratory, perfect for the event and for drawing students and faculty alike into reflections on the power of ethnically done civic engagement work. Thank you for your partnership, Dr. Toomey!

Recognized by Heather Novak, Center for Community Action and Research, Pleasantville:
The Center for Community Action and Research thanks you for your participation and leadership at our Environmentalism in Action event. Your time and expertise helped us illuminate pathways from awareness into action for our community. The students were empowered and the feedback was especially positive. Pace is lucky to have you.

Louis Guglielmo, Client Services/ITS, Westchester

Recognized by Jennifer Samuels, HR Information Systems, Westchester:
Louis is always available and happy to assist with all technical issues/questions. If he is not able to assist, he will ensure that you get to the correct department. He is very knowledgeable and resolves issues very quickly. Thank you, Louis.

March 2022

Caitlin Cannon, Office of the Registrar, New York

Recognized by Jennifer Ley, International Programs and Services, New York:
Caitlin works tirelessly to help us work through the complicated processes of Course Equivalencies for study abroad students. We have a near-constant stream of questions and complications for her and we always appreciate her help and guidance!

Beth Buls, Human Resources, Westchester*

Recognized by Danielle Catalano-Taylor, Enrollment Management:
These individuals have gone above and beyond to assist me and aid me in my transition in my new role. I was confident that they would always be there to assist me and answer all my questions so I could perform my new responsibilities. Amazing colleagues and true assets to Pace.

*Kelly Galimi and Kimberly Quispe were also nominated. Beth Buls was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.

February 2022

Abby Davis, Office of the Registrar, New York City

Recognized by Mohini Gobin, Honors College, New York:
Abby has been amazing at supporting Honors College students with their RAF forms. She is professional, accountable and proactive. Thank you for all that you do!!

Matt DeRosa, Help Desk, ITS, Westchester

Recognized by Jane Dolan, College of Health Professions, Pleasantville:

Matt was incredibly helpful in setting up my new computer. He was professional, competent, and answered all my questions. Thank you so much Matt!!

January 2022

Abby Davis, Office of the Registrar, New York City

Recognized by Stephanie Hsu, English, New York City:

Abby Davis made a Spring 2022 room change happen for me within 48 hours -- thanks to you and the Registrar's office for setting us up for another (hopefully) great, (certainly) tough semester.

Joy Codilla, Residential Life, Westchester

Recognized by Vincent Birkenmeyer, Residential Life, Pleasantville:

Joy has done an amazing job leading our efforts for RA training this winter. She has led a team of peers to create a five-day experience that allows our RAs to come back to campus, prepare our communities for residents to arrive, learn important updates for their roles, and grow as individuals. There are many logistics involved in this each year, but this year specifically, Joy needed to pivot the entire offering to include virtual components and adjust frequently which she did with ease. She also did it all with a smile on her face and keeping the morale of the team high!

Recognized by JoAnna Verlezza, Residential Life, Pleasantville*

The residential life RA Training Committee, chaired by Joy Codilla, did a wonderful job preparing winter training for our RA staff. The committee put together a number of sessions that helped prepare RA for not only their roles as resident assistant, but also equipped them for life skills that extend beyond the job. The committee had to juggle a number of factors that made preparing the training rather challenging and had to remain flexible and ready to "pivot" at a moment’s notice. They worked together as a team and created a training that was very successful.

*Nick Tucker, Ray White, Jr. were also nominated. Joy Codilla was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.

December 2021

Akash Seeramreddi, Welcome Center, New York City*

Recognized by Renee Brown-Cheng, Undergraduate Admissions, Pleasantville:

Thank you for bringing your A game to our Holiday Event this past Sunday! From greeting the guests, supporting the check-in line, giving PPA and regular tours, you all were instrumental in making the campus come alive. We are so lucky to have all of you as tour guides.

*Jeremiah Williams, Alexandra Vanzwieten, Andie Ironside, Angelina Johnson, Arianna Ferreira, Rebecca Gugliotta, Caitlin Brown, Chris Arredondo, Courtney Koprowicz, Dorey Casey, Emily Alt, Gabriela Hernandez, Isabella Ferrara, Isabelle Labianco, Jacob Selman, Joli Maxwell, Jordan Goins, Kady Patterson, Lucy Niederman, Luke Pearlberg, Marisa Medici and Sadie Lorence were also nominated. Akash Seeramreddi was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.

Jessica Kiebler, Mortola Library, Westchester*

Recognized by Jennifer Rosenstein, Birnbaum Library, New York City:

As a member of the Library's cross-campus staff development committee Jessica has made an invaluable contribution to our staff culture. The committee sends out a monthly newsletter with interesting articles and other free professional development opportunities. The work of Jessica and her colleagues is so helpful for keeping us all abreast of important developments in the profession.

*Susan Thomas, Gina Levitan, Ruth Ware, David Callahan, Brendan Plann-Curley and Kristina Bilello were also nominated. Jessica Kiebler was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.

November 2021

Patricia Vogel, NACTEL/PESP, New York City

Recognized by Amy Greis, iPace/Professional Education, Special Programs:

Tricia is an exceptional team member, and her role is crucial to the scheduling of Pace Online courses. While scheduling for the Spring 2022 semester, Tricia not only meticulously submitted the course and faculty information, she made sure the courses had all the proper attributes, dates, etc. and communicated all of the information back to the advisors on the team. To say that she is detail oriented would be an understatement. She is proactive, thinks critically, and is highly responsive and organized. As an advisor on the team, I can honestly say we couldn't do this without her! Thanks Tricia!

Nick Tucker, Residential Life, Westchester*

Recognized by Vinnie Birkenmeyer, Residential Life:

Nick has stepped up to present at two recent campus wide offerings, the 2nd Annual Social Justice Week and the Fall Leadership conference! He tackled important and necessary topics within his presentations and gave students the chance to think critically and define important values while here at Pace. We are lucky to have him on our team!

*Ray White, Jr. was also nominated. Nick Tucker was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.