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Setter Success Stories 2019

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We’re celebrating recent wins and successes from our P4K dance participants, SOE grad students, Model United Nations team, grad student media mavens, and yet another national championships from the College Federal Reserve Challenge team. Setters never stop!

The College Federal Reserve Challenge teamUp for the (Fed) Challenge 

The College Federal Reserve Challenge team won the National Competition in monetary policy an unprecedented fourth time since first entering the competition in 2012. This year, the team beat out Harvard University (who finished in second place), and Loyola University, University of Chicago, and University of Pennsylvania (who received honorable mentions). A rigorous competition that requires months of preparation, the challenge tests students' knowledge of the macroeconomy, central banking, and monetary policy, and requires the team to present to a panel of Federal Reserve high rank officials.

Housed within the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University, this year’s team consisted of economics and business economics majors Scarlett Bekus ’20 (captain), Sean Freda ’19, Joseph Drennan ’20, Dylan Seals ’21, Marissa Kleinbauer ’21, Gabriella Serebryanaya ’22 (alternate), Yesenia Vazquez ’21 (alternate), and Olivia Speno ’21 (alternate). Bravo, Setters!


Pace 4 Kids dance marathon participantsFor the Kids

This November, Pace University in Pleasantville held its annual all-night Pace 4 Kids dance marathon to benefit Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY.  Members of the Pace Community and friends of the hospital attended the event which raised $11,327 for the children’s hospital.  For six hours, participants danced in groups and busted moves like the cha-cha, electric slide, and more. Many children even attend this event, which means they get to see firsthand just how much the Pace Community is committed to their recovery.


School of Education literacy graduate student and faculty memberLearning Is Lit

School of Education literacy graduate students and faculty just presented at the 2019 annual New York State Reading Association (NYSRA) conference in Albany, NY. Topics included using robots and coding to build on students’ knowledge of the writing process, parent access to supportive literacy workshops, and plenty of metaphors. Great work, everyone!


Model Students Bring It Home

Pace’s Model United Nations (UN) team received nine awards at the national conference, held in early November in Washington, DC. The awards included three for Honorable Delegation, to Pace NYC students representing Afghanistan and PLV students representing Nicaragua and Turkmenistan; two for Outstanding Delegate(s), to Callie Anderson ’23 and Nick Moustakas ’22, for their work representing Turkmenistan in the Economic and Social Council as well as Kayla Guarino ’21 for her work in the United Nations Environmental Assembly. Pace also received four outstanding position paper awards—two that went to the NYC team and two went to the PLV team.


Lubin School of Business students Hifza Rahim ’19, Sushmitha Mudda ’20, and Manushi Dave ’20 winning the A+E Networks’ 2019 Interactive Case CompetitionOn the (Interactive) Case

Graduate students Hifza Rahim ’19, Sushmitha Mudda ’20, and Manushi Dave ’20, just won the A+E Networks’ 2019 Interactive Case Competition! Their innovative new streaming model, which capitalizes on ad skipping, beat out the competition and impressed the judges. They qualified in the first round as one of the top teams on the docket, succeeding over other schools such as MIT Sloan and Columbia Business School. In round two, the three bested the likes of Carnegie Mellon, NYU, and Drexel.

Their new streaming model idea, which is the first of its kind to capitalize on consumer ad skipping, offers numerous benefits in terms of improving data analytics, exponentially increasing ad revenues and inhibiting the problem of password sharing in the media and entertainment industry. Read more about their recent win in the latest My Pace Path feature!

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