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This week, in Pace students winning at life, we’ve got a new Fulbright scholar going to Albania, a Boren fellow heading to Ghana, a Gilman scholar to India, NYC’s Model UN team’s award-winning performance, and more!

Future’s Looking Fulbright
Lubin School of Business finance major Anthony J. Leo ’15 has been awarded a 2015–2016 Fulbright US Student Award. He will be pursuing a research study grant in Albania, focusing on the barriers to foreign direct investment (FDI). He is the 43rd Pace student to be awarded a Fulbright since 2002.

Sponsored by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the US Student Fulbright Scholarship Program offers fully-funded opportunities worldwide to conduct individual research or artistic projects, study at a foreign university, and teach English at multiple levels. Interested in this prestigious fellowship? Pace’s Office of Prestigious Fellowships and Awards is your gateway to the world.

Boren to Lead
Dyson Master of Public Administration student Anasthasia Agyemang, has been awarded a Boren Fellowship to Ghana for 2015. Agyemang will be conducting research on youth inclusion in civil society and politics through technology. She is the first Pace student to be awarded a Boren since the award’s inception.

Sponsored by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which was founded in 1991, Boren Awards provide funding for US undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to US interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Fellowship recipients receive up to $30,000 for overseas research/study.

He’s the Gilman!
Dyson political science major and environmental science minor Kiefer Oliver Kofman has been awarded a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship to India for summer 2015. He is the 20th Pace student to be awarded a Gilman since 2002.

Model Setters
A few weeks ago, we told you all about the Pace PLV Model UN team’s success at the 2015 National Model UN Conference. So this week, we’re celebrating the seven awards the NYC Model UN team took home at NMUN NY the week before.

Pace NYC came in joint ninth place in terms of awards received, out of more than 170 schools and institutions. Five sets of Pace NYC students won position paper awards for their excellence in writing policy papers and Pace NYC students representing Albania (Omar Algergawi ’18, Nicholas Casanova ’17, Jason Davis ’16, Syuyumbika Galimova ’18, Remy Gallo ’17, Latrelle Gray Jones-Booker ’18, Laurel McGoff ’19, Margarita Moffett ’18, Patrice Purnell ’17, and Thomas Winquist ’15) and Vanuatu (Yasmine Coccoli ’18, Inemesit Essien ’16, Izabella Kaminski ’17, Abdul Khail ’16 and Klaudia Remiszewska ’15, Sherin Shetty ’17, and Amandine Tristani ’17) both received “Honorable Mention” awards for their whole delegations.

“Participating in Model UN was one of the most original and immersive educational experiences that I have ever had,” said Jason Davis, who with his delegation partner Nicholas Casanova, represented Albania in the General Assembly Second Committee simulation. “While the preparation process was challenging and required us to carefully analyze our respective nations’ political positions, it allowed us to place ourselves in the shoes of people other than ourselves.”

To read more of Davis’ reflections on NMUN NY. You can also hear from Oleh Puryshev ’16, who represented the Republic of Rwanda.

EaTcard App Knocks it Out of the Park
Lubin BBA in Management—Entrepreneurship student Alexa McKenna ’17 took home first place and $1,000 to fund her business idea at the 11th Annual Pace Pitch Contest on April 16. McKenna's EaTcard app, which allows students to “Earn and Track” rewards in their college or university’s cafeteria, was the perfect pitch. Second place went to CodaPillar (Olga Bogomolova and Julie Gauthier), and third place to RamPak (William James and Frederick Voltaire). To read more about the winner and finalists’ pitches, click here.

Part of the Solution (or the Solvent?)
Ten students presented posters at William Paterson University’s 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Biological and Chemical Sciences. Pace students entered in six categories and five students won best poster awards in five categories:

Max Baria—2nd place, Biochemistry
Kevin Symczak—2nd place, Analytical Chemistry
Normisha Evans—2nd place, Organic Chemistry
Ashley Kuptsow—2nd place, Computational Chemistry
Dustin Lee—1st place, Cell Biology