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Spring 2020

Faculty Success - Spring 2020

The Meat(Less) of the Matter Will going vegan help fight climate change? Well, it depends on who you ask. Americans eat four times more meat than the global average, and the UN predicts that worldwide consumption of animal-based food will rise 80 percent in the next few decades. This rise in global meat-eating threatens to increase deforestation in the Amazon and other parts of the world, with the expansion of land needed for pasture, corn, and soybeans. Scientists on both sides of the debate...
sea turtle swimming in the ocean

Saving Sea Turtles

Pace professors wear quite the array of hats in myriad fields and locales. Thanks to the work of Biology Chairperson Andrew Wier, PhD, we can now add “sea turtle rescuer” to our collective faculty resume. Wier has been working with former graduate student Maxine Montello ’14 to assist in the rescue and rehabilitation of cold-stunned sea turtles. Montello, currently the rescue program director at the New York Marine Rescue Center (NYMRC) in Riverhead, New York, remained in touch with Wier after...

Must Love Dogs

By Lance Pauker On a misty Saturday morning in February, College of Health Professions (CHP) Professor of Nursing Joanne Singleton, PhD;  Pace’s service dog, Professor Spirit; and 25 CHP undergraduate students boarded a bus departing from Pace’s Pleasantville Campus. With coffees in hand, many students noted that while this 8:00 a.m. call-time was a departure from their traditional weekend sleep schedules, today was an exciting, special exception. The group was gearing up for a field visit to Educated Canines... The field trip to ECAD would be about a lot more than just playing with cute animals—although it would be a little bit of that, of course. As the bus trudged down a foggy I-84E, Singleton began to discuss why an individual with a disability or a degenerative condition might benefit from a service dog—and from the perspective of a health care practitioner, the importance of adequately understanding the needs of individuals with service animals.

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-...
Pace’s Swimming and Diving teams participated in Westchester’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Giving back to the community is something that’s ingrained in Pace’s student-athletes, and community and civic engagement is something that the Setters pride themselves in. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pace’s Swimming and Diving teams donned their pink tees in support of finding the cure for a disease that affects more than 3.8 million people nationwide. The teams participated in Westchester’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and worked to raise more than $1,500 for the...
From Left to Right: Brandon Jacobs ’21 and Peyton Wejnert ’20 of the Men's basketball team, and Jackie DelliSanti ’20 and Lauren Schetter ’21 of the Women’s basketball team

Setter All-Stars

Brandon Jacobs ’21 Men’s Basketball Jacobs broke three different program records for assists this past season, including the school’s all-time mark (475) which had stood for over 20 years. He also snapped his own single-season assists record, while dishing out a new program-best—19 in a single game. Peyton Wejnert ’20 Men’s Basketball Named CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year, Wejnert finished an illustrious career slotted sixth in program history with more than 1,700 career points and more...
Matt Day, Meredith (Dunbar) Day ’03, Kerry Winn, and Mike Winn with the late Joe O’Donnell.

Leaving a Legacy

Inducted into the Pace Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016, former Director of Athletics Joe O’Donnell oversaw one of the most successful eras in Pace Athletics history, which included 27 NCAA tournament appearances, involving three NCAA Regional Championships, three NCAA Elite 8 runs, and three NCAA Sweet 16 appearances. O’Donnell had added women’s soccer in 1998, hiring now-Head Women’s Soccer Coach and Associate Athletics Director Mike Winn. When O’Donnell passed away last summer, Coach Winn and...
Senator Peter Harckham and Alun R. Gilpin ’21 with President Marvin Krislov

Pace’s New Student Veteran Center

“Veterans have unique needs, backgrounds, and contributions that they bring to campus. It’s important that they have a place to congregate, socialize, and share their stories, challenges, and experiences,” says Retired Colonel Peter Riley, director of Veteran Services at Pace. “This Student Veteran Center will provide them with just that—a safe and welcoming place that they need and deserve.” New York State Senator Peter Harckham announced last September that he has secured $200,000 in funding...

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...

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