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Monthly YES Recognition Winners

Pace University YES award logo that reads Yes I Make it Happen Recognition Program

New York City - May

Joseph Cipolla, Special Events, New York

Recognized by Jean Gallagher, Administrative Planning, New York City:
Thank you for working with us at Commencement 2024. It takes a tremendous team effort to make the day a success and we could not have done it without your hard work and commitment. Our graduates and their families appreciate your dedication-as do all of us in the Pace Community. Again thank you!

Westchester - May

Cathy Raynis Meeker, First Year Experience, Westchester

Recognized by Jennifer Slotkin, International Programs, New York City:
Education Abroad couldn't have delivered the First-Year Experience London program my UNV 101 class in the fall or the subsequent advising of first-year students without the great guidance of Jennifer, Cathy and Larry. While two of them have transitioned to different roles, I had to recognize this team's work in this capacity and how much I appreciate them as administrators.

Yes I Make It Happen Monthly Nominees

All Employees recognized in the month of May 2024 (PDF)

Previous University–Wide Monthly YES Winners

April 2024

Valentina Dirubba, Beekman Library, New York*

Recognized by Laureano Waleska, Beekman Library, New York City: Valentina and Jordan are the warriors of working on Saturdays. They keep our circulation desk staffed and make sure that resources and services are available to our patrons. They are reliable and a great team. We appreciate you both. Thank you both.

*Jordan Naidoo was also nominated. Valentina Dirubba was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.

Jonah Safris, Mail Services, Westchester

Recognized by Maureen Colgan, English, Westchester: Jonah went above and beyond helping our department with a mailing to newly accepted students. Jonah was able to explain clearly the most cost efficient way to mail these items. He even made a special trip to my office to drop off the perfect size mailers! Jonah was so kind and happy to help. We greatly appreciate Jonah's dedication to the entire Pace community!

March 2024

Jonathan Salamak, Student Engagement, New York

Recognized by Jemina Fortune, Student Engagement, New York: Jon has contributed to an excellent OL recruitment this year which led to the highest application submission since after March 2020. He was involved in leading/moderating 10 info sessions which included virtual and in-person sessions. Supported in creating an exciting recruitment experience that got students excited to be involved with the New Student Orientation program this summer. I am so grateful for his support in taking the initiative to put more into this process, which yielded excellent results. Kudos to you!

Elaine McLaughlin, Payroll, Westchester

Recognized by Nancy DeRiggi, Planning/Assessment/Research, Westchester: Elaine demonstrated exceptional professionalism by proactively addressing an issue with a part-time employee's timecard guaranteeing timely payment. Her decisive actions underscore her reliability and effectiveness in resolving critical matters. This incident serves as a reminder of Elaine's dependability and professionalism and I appreciate her support!

February 2024

Angie Mangual, Career Services, New York

Recognized by Paula King, Career Services, Westchester: Angie is nominated for the YES Award as an instrumental player in the success of our Team Days initiative with the Pleasantville student-athletes. From arranging/picking up food to delivering excellence in customer service as she navigates our students through sign-in, connecting them to available career counselors inviting them to snack and completing surveys - all with a smile and engaging conversation! Angie consistently displays accessibility, respectfulness, professionalism, accountability, and proactiveness to students and staff. Thank you Angie!

Jason Gonzalez, Student Engagement, Westchester*

Recognized by Jacklyn Romani, Student Engagement, Westchester: My commuter assistants Sussy and Jason have been nothing but amazing throughout this academic year. They have helped me put on several successful programs and are dedicated to making the commuter student experience better. I appreciate their incredible work ethic motivation and drive. I could not have done it without them!

*Sussy Vizuet was also nominated. Jason Gonzalez was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.

January 2024

Margaret Jones, Office of the Registrar, New York

Recognized by Amma Boakye, College of Health Professions, New York: Margaret Jones has been an absolute lifesaver over the past month. In the face of numerous special circumstances, she has gone above and beyond to ensure that everything is updated for our students. Margaret's tireless dedication and commitment to her work have been nothing short of remarkable. Despite the challenges, she tackles each task with a positive attitude and a constant smile. I am truly grateful for the exceptional effort she has put forth making a significant impact during a crucial time. Margaret's unwavering support and cheerful demeanor have made a tremendous difference and I sincerely appreciate all that she has done to enhance our students' experience.

Meghan Lindsay, Financial Information Systems (FIS), Westchester

Recognized by Khalea Baker, Human Resources, Westchester: Thank you to Meghan for solving a technical issue with a new hire! After a frustrating software hiccup, Meghan's positivity solved the new hire's issue and soothed their frazzled nerves!