10 Things to Inspire You

1. One Team, One Dream

Pace Football welcomed a new teammate whose hustle and heart will serve the Setters well this season. Through a partnership with the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at improving the quality of life for children battling brain tumors and other cancers, Riley Manning-Burns was named an honorary member of the team and presented with a jersey and game ball at a celebration at Ianniello Field House with the team.

“There is no chemotherapy, radiation treatment, or clinical trial drug more powerful than the love, support, and friendship Riley will receive from Pace Football,” says Denis Murphy, founder of the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation.

2. Fancy PANCE

The results are in! The College of Health Professions Class of 2018 scored an outstanding 100% pass rate on the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) and 95.27% on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), much higher than the state and national averages.

3. Making Dreams Come True

Pace is “an American Dream machine” according to MarketWatch, which featured the University in an article about the top 10 US colleges for upward mobility, proving you don’t need to go to an Ivy League school to make your dreams come true.

4. Coming Home

The Pace Immigration Justice Clinic (IJC) scored a huge victory when New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo granted a full and unconditional pardon to IJC client Reginald Castel. Professor Vanessa Merton, JD, and students from the IJC, one of Haub Law’s flagship clinical programs that enables student attorneys to provide free representation to immigrants, have been fighting Castel’s deportation for a dozen years.

“This pardon changes the world for this man, for his unshakably devoted wife, his five children, and his hometown of Rochester,” says Merton. “Now we can pursue the necessary applications to bring him home and restore his lawful permanent resident status, acquired as a young boy when he lawfully emigrated to the USA, so that he can regain his health, care for his family, and resume a peaceful life in the only country he has ever known as an adult.”

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Pace students introduced fourth graders at the Alice E. Grady school in Elmsford, NY, to coding skills via a five-week program. The students, which included a class with special needs, presented their work to the Elmsford schools superintendent, principal, mayor, and Board of Education.

6. Broadway Bound

Pace School of Performing Arts student Samantha WilliamsPace School of Performing Arts student Samantha Williams ’21 made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning best musical Dear Evan Hansen. Williams, who stars as similarly-ambitious student Alana Beck, is balancing classes and eight performances per week, even making it through five finals the week of her big debut. The show—and studying—must go on.

7. $9,412,829

Total research grant funding received by Pace during the 2019 fiscal year, including funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Security Agency, and more to conduct groundbreaking research.

8. Running Breast Cancer Out of Town

Pace students, faculty, staff, and alumni at the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the CurePace students, faculty, staff, and alumni stepped out to put an end to breast cancer at the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, winning the largest college/ university team for the 28th time in program history.

9. Superheroes Wear Scrubs

male and female doctor with a patientPace was one of six schools in the country selected by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) to receive funding to educate diverse communities about the All of Us Research Program, a collaboration between AACN and the National Institutes of Health aimed at accelerating health research and advancing precision medicine.

10. Lifelong Learning

A new crop of students arrived on campus this fall and we’re not talking about the Class of 2023. Residents from Kendal on Hudson, a Life Care retirement community in Westchester County, now have access to take one class per semester as well as attend athletic events, through a reciprocal partnership between the University and Kendal, which also gives students access to mentoring from residents and staff, career exploration, and internship opportunities.