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Every day, Pace students are striving for success—not just for themselves, but for others as well. They are advocates for a brighter future, and today, we celebrate their hard work. Congratulations, #PaceU!

On the Way to a (Ful)bright Future

Honors student Kelsey Parker ’18 has been selected to receive a Fulbright award to conduct research in Zambia. Her proposed research, “The Effects of Copper Mining on Soil Health in Zambia,” will involve a comparative study of the soil ecology of active and restored mine sites in Zambia to determine what is necessary to treat them. “I’m overjoyed and still surprised that I got a Fulbright,” said Parker. “I’m looking forward to an exciting year ahead and once I complete my Fulbright I hope to pursue a PhD in environmental science.” Read more about Parker’s road to a Fulbright!

Debating for Democracy

David Lê ’19 and Laurianne Gutierrez ’21 are winners of the Debating for Democracy 2018 “Letter to an Elected Official” competition for their letter, “A Letter to Senator Charles Schumer to Introduce Legislation to Repeal the Dickey Amendment.” David and Laurianne are one of five national campus teams that will receive $500 to use toward their campaign. Their letter urges Senator Schumer to work to repeal the Dickey Amendment and allow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to fund research that could help end gun violence in America. Pace is a member of Project Pericles, a consortium of colleges and universities that promotes civic engagement within higher education. Project Pericles sponsors this yearly competition to encourage engaged citizenship. This is the second time Pace students have won this award, having won last year for a letter aimed at requiring the Coast Guard to perform Environmental Impact Statements for anchorages in the Hudson River.

Study Abroad Scholar

Jonathan Looi ’20, a Seidenberg honors student majoring in computer science, has been awarded a Boren Scholarship to study abroad in Jordan for the fall 2018 semester. Looi will do his research through the School for International Training’s program and focus on the topic “Jordan: Geopolitics, International Relations, and the Future of the Middle East.” The Boren Scholarship is an initiative of the National Security Education Program. Boren Scholars represent a pool of highly motivated students who wish to work in the federal national security arena. Boren Scholars have the opportunity to work for the federal government following graduation.

A Successful Investment

The Graduate Finance Club competed against regional NYC universities during the final round of the ACG Investment Banking Case Study competition last week, which was hosted at the NYC Yale Club. We are proud to announce that Pace won runner-up at the competition after NYU Stern. We would like to congratulate Vaishnavi Iyengar, Lilly Nguyen ’20, and Tu Nguyen (pictured above), who impressed the judges with their knowledge, presenting skills, and teamwork!

The Voice of Advocacy

"I knew I wanted to go to college at a medium-sized private institution on the East Coast," David Sharif, OASIS student, wrote in an op-ed for the Autism Support Network. "I knew I wanted to study political science, I wanted opportunities to make change in my community, and I wanted to be able to work with the United Nations, which I think does more to make change than any other organization. I also knew I needed a school that provides support for students with learning differences. I am on the autism spectrum, and I knew I could succeed—but I also knew I’d need help." Read his full op-ed. He was also recently awarded the Indelible Mark Student award (pictured above), which is bestowed upon a student who positively influences the Pace Community.