Winter 2021

Rosealie (Roz) Lesser ’67, ’73, Pace University

Rosealie (Roz) Lesser ’67, ’73

When Roz told her high school guidance counselor that she was planning on attending college, he dismissed the idea as a pipe dream. He believed she wouldn’t be accepted, and even if she was, wouldn’t be smart enough to earn a degree. But she succeeded despite her guidance counselor’s worry. Not long after graduation, she was studying at Pace University. Roz excelled at Pace. She earned her AAS in accounting at Pace in 1967, then her BBA in finance in 1973. Not only did she graduate college, she...

Spring 2020


Event Photos - Spring 2020

The Pace Proud Tour hit the road this year, visiting some of our more than 150,000 alumni across the country! We finished the year off here in NYC at our annual Alumni Holiday Party.
David Z. Hirsh

David Z. Hirsh ’84

After retiring from Blackstone in 2018, Pace University trustee David Z. Hirsh ’84 expanded his focus on the communities and causes dear to him by investing more of his time and energy into his philanthropy. In addition to his support of THANC (Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer) Foundation, CaringKind, and NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, Hirsh deepened his impact through a greater commitment to his alma mater by not only providing continued financial support but also by being generous with his...

Women in STEM: They're Setting the Pace

By Jillian Gorry ’11, ’21 These Pace women in STEM are rockin’ it in the labs, in the field, and in the industry. They’re collaborating across disciplines and pushing the limits on cutting-edge research—not to mention, they’re helping young women follow in their footsteps. Quick! Picture a scientist in a lab. Now, picture a web developer. Next, picture a researcher.  Pop quiz: were the people you pictured men? If you said yes, you wouldn’t be alone. And don’t worry, we won’t hold it against you. We promise. These stereotypes, while pervasive, are far from the reality—especially at Pace. STEM (read: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields are social fields. Across industries, STEM fields comprise a deeply...

School Ties

By Alyssa Cressotti ’08, ’18 Many of us claim we’ll “keep in touch” after graduating, not entirely sure if it will really happen. For these Setters, however, keeping in touch isn’t simply a social nicety—it’s a major component of their lives, and by reconnecting in style, they’ve continued to reinforce and strengthen lasting bonds first made during their college years. Meet a few alumni who, through trips, rituals, and serendipitous run-ins, have extended their collegiality well beyond graduation.  Girls Trip “I had never been to Jamaica, and our friend—who was from there—asked if I wanted to come along and I said yes,” recalls Gina Caro ’96. “And then, before you knew it, all five of us were going to Jamaica.” For Caro and fellow Pace alumnae Raquel Muñoz ’95,  Nicole Phillips-Moody ’96, Diana Reyna ’96, and Nadine Wallace  ’96, this first trip was the start of something magical. “That first trip, we were just out of college, and we were in a suite, but jam-...
Peta-Gay Clarke ’15, Michael A. Clinton, and Eugene M. Tobin, PhD

Board Additions

This spring, Pace University added three new members to its Board of Trustees.

10 Things to Inspire You - Spring 2020

1. The Winner’s Circle Lubin School of Business graduate students Hifza Rahim ’19, Sushmitha Mudda ’20, and Manushi Dave ’20 won the A+E Networks’ 2019 Interactive Case Competition! Their innovative new streaming model, which capitalizes on ad skipping, beat out the competition. They qualified as one of the top four teams in the first round, and in the second, they beat out the likes of Carnegie Mellon, NYU, and Drexel. By the end, all three Setters swept the competition and won first prize. 2...
Hillary and Chelsea Clinton discuss the book Gutsy Women

An Evening with Gutsy Women

Pace University welcomed gutsy women to the Pleasantville Campus on December 18, as Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton shared stories from their new book, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience, a celebration of more than 100 trailblazing women throughout history who stood up to the status quo, asked hard questions, and got the job done. The last stop on the Gutsy Women tour for 2019, the event was moderated by acclaimed singer and actress and...


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