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"News12" featured Pace University graduate Lidsy Contreras in "Hundreds to march from NYC to DC in hopes of keeping DACA alive"

10/28/2019

"News12" featured Pace University graduate Lidsy Contreras in "Hundreds to march from NYC to DC in hopes of keeping DACA alive"

In response, about 200 people are signed up to walk to D.C. in solidarity with the policy and those affected.

Lidsy Contreras is one of those immigrants -- a Pace University graduate. She can't participate in the march because she has to work, but agrees that they have no other option but to stand up for themselves.

"If this decision were made to end DACA, I don't know what my future would look like," says Contreras. "This is all I've known, this country is what I call home, I pledge allegiance to this flag every day."

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"Algemeiner" featured Dyson's alumna Lexi Rabadi in "A New Play Tells the Amazing Story of Hannah Senesh"

08/07/2019

"Algemeiner" featured Dyson's alumna Lexi Rabadi in "A New Play Tells the Amazing Story of Hannah Senesh"

For her Off-Broadway debut, Lexi Rabadi knew it wouldn’t be easy. She had to portray an iconic figure whom she’d never heard of, learn to speak in a Hungarian dialect, sing in Hebrew, have scenes where she played someone twice her age, and memorize lines for a one-woman show that would go on for 90 minutes.

No problem.

In Hannah Senesh: A Play With Music and Song at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan, Rabadi nails the role of a woman who comes to the decision that she must risk her life for the cause she believes in.

Written and directed by David Schechter and produced by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, the play is based on the poems and diary of Senesh, who emigrated from Hungary to Palestine in 1939.

In 1944, after joining the British Army, she parachuted into Yugoslavia with the intent of helping partisans and Jews, and finding her mother. Despite learning that Hitler had occupied Hungary, she crossed the border, was caught, and was killed by a firing squad at the age of 23.

Rabadi, 25, said that “the only place where I felt myself putting pressure on the outcome of this process was just to tell her story, do it justice, and pass on the legacy in the right way.”

The Pace University graduate said she believes Senesh’s story should be taught in schools because of the heroic nature and courage of the real-life character.

“The most admirable quality is that she’s able to find herself in this world that seemingly has lost its mind, and the whole rest of the world is either hiding from fear or acting out of hate,” Rabadi said.

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"12up" featured Pace University's alumna Maral Javadifar as assistant strength and conditioning coach in "Bruce Arians Has Greatest Take Possible on Bucs Hiring Two Female Assistants"

03/27/2019

"12up" featured Pace University's alumna Maral Javadifar as assistant strength and conditioning coach in "Bruce Arians Has Greatest Take Possible on Bucs Hiring Two Female Assistants"

The brand new ​Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach drew significant attention in hiring two women, Maral Javadifar and Lo Locust, as assistant strength coach and assistant defensive line coach, respectively. Arians, already known as an incredibly frank guy, had an amazing response to questions surrounding Javadifar and Locust's gender.

This is the only correct answer.

Arians has long been a proponent of creating a pipeline for women into the ​NFL, as he hired the league's first-ever female coach, Jennifer Welter, to his preseason staff during his time in charge of the Arizona Cardinals.

While both new Bucs assistants will stand out on an NFL sideline given the current lack of female representation around the league, both of them have every qualification to coach at this level. Javadifar is a former Pace University basketball player who earned her doctorate in physical therapy, while Locust most recently served as an assistant coach with the AAF's Birmingham Iron, which has one of the best defensive lines in the new league.

Arians has always been one to think outside the box, and his latest hirings could be monumental with regards to getting women into positions of power in the NFL.

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"Tampa Bay Buccaneers" announced Pace University's alumna Maral Javadifar as assistant strength and conditioning coach in "Buccaneers Add Maral Javadifar and Lori Locust as Full-Time Assistant Coaches"

03/25/2019

"Tampa Bay Buccaneers" announced Pace University's alumna Maral Javadifar as assistant strength and conditioning coach in "Buccaneers Add Maral Javadifar and Lori Locust as Full-Time Assistant Coaches"

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the team has added Maral Javadifaras assistant strength and conditioning coach and Lori Locust as assistant defensive line coach. Locust and Javadifar are the first full-time female coaches in franchise history and the Buccaneers now become the first NFL team with two female coaches on staff.

“I know how hard it can be to get that first opportunity to coach at the highest level of professional football,” said Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians. “Sometimes, all you need is the right organization to offer up the opportunity. The Glazer family and our general manager, Jason Licht, were extremely supportive of my decision, and I know Maral and Lori will be great additions to my coaching staff.

“I have known Lori going back to my days at Temple University and I’ve seen firsthand just how knowledgeable and passionate she is about this game. I was equally impressed with Maral’s background in performance training and physical therapy and I know she will be a valuable asset to our strength and conditioning program.”

Javadifar has most recently worked as a physical therapist at Avant Physical Therapy in Seattle, after completing her Sports Physical Therapy Residency at Virginia Commonwealth in August of 2018. Prior to her time at VCU, Javadifar worked as a physical therapist and performance trainer in Virginia, while also serving as a guest lecturer at George Mason University. A native of Queens, New York, Javadifar played basketball at Pace University in New York City. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from Pace, Javadifar then earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from New York Medical College.

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"Synthesio" featured Pace alumna Tatiana Tilearcio's piece "Higher Education Marketing Strategies Used to Engage Pace University Alumni"

09/18/2018

"Synthesio" featured Pace alumna Tatiana Tilearcio's piece "Higher Education Marketing Strategies Used to Engage Pace University Alumni"

Today’s higher education marketing strategies are more advanced than ever by engaging prospective students, current students, and alumni. Higher education marketing is not only essential to encourage enrollment and retention, but it’s also crucial to keep your loyal alumni in the loop. Alumni hold the keys to donations, recruiting opportunities, and mentorship — and are the voice of word-of-mouth marketing.

Universities know that social media is vital to reach students and prospective students efficiently; however, most universities and colleges struggle to truly understand and reach their target audience. With social listening, today’s leading universities are listening to what alumni are talking about, turning them into advocates, and uncovering donation opportunities.

Each university is unique and engages with alumni in their own way. I chose to use the Pace University team as an example since I’m a Pace University Alumni and Lubin Alumni Association Board Member. I’m fascinated by their dedication to keep us alumni in the loop about what’s going on with events, opportunities, and around campus. I’m also impressed by the thought and quality put into their fundraising efforts. To find out how the Pace University Alumni team uses marketing to keep their alumni connected with Pace University, I turned to Gary Laermer, the Vice President of Development & Alumni Relations at Pace University.

Q. Why is it crucial for universities to engage with alumni on social media?
A. Social media engages alumni in a timely and personal way. It involves them in key happenings and updates, keeps them connected to the University, and strengthens pride for their alma mater.

Q. What are some common higher education marketing strategies used by Pace University’s crowdfunding team?
A. Crowdfunding is driven by peer-to-peer fundraising, and at Pace, project team members have a detailed plan on how they will tap into their networks to share the fundraising campaign both through direct communications and on social. Putting together a contact list before launch is important so that teams can have a realistic look at how many individuals they can reach and how our staff in Development & Alumni Relations can help fill the gaps. You must be sensitive to the best way to engage your fundraising contacts. For some, it is on social media platforms, but for others, it’s written. Additionally, we always emphasize using pictures or personal videos to share alongside any links to their crowdfunding page, to make a personal connection with their audience.

Q. What are essential tips to keep in mind when reaching out to alumni on social media about fundraising goals?
A. Alumni are an invaluable resource to the University and our greatest ambassadors. For fundraising initiatives like Giving Tuesday, we engage students, alumni and friends to volunteer as “social media ambassadors,” by spreading the message on their social media channels, changing their profile pictures, etc. This broadens our reach and supports authentic and personal messages which are particularly relevant on social media platforms.

Social listening can be used in many ways to advance your higher education marketing strategies, including identifying target audiences, building relationships, and getting alerts in real-time about the keywords you care about. Learn more about social media in higher education and the Synthesio Social Listening Platform.

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"Dover Post" featured School of Education Alumnus Jessica Lynn in "Jessica Lynn to perform national anthem for ‘AAA 400 Drive for Autism’"

04/19/2018

"Dover Post" featured School of Education Alumnus Jessica Lynn in "Jessica Lynn to perform national anthem for ‘AAA 400 Drive for Autism’"

Jessica Lynn, a singer/songwriter from New York, will sing the national anthem prior to the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at 2 p.m. May 6 at Dover International Speedway, 1131 N. Dupont Highway.

Lynn recently had her latest single, “Crazy Idea,” reach the top 50 on U.S. country radio charts, and rise to the No. 4 most streamed release on the Play MPE Chart.

Lynn, a Pace University graduate with a master’s degree in special education, has shared the stage with country music singers such as Clint Black, Montgomery Gentry, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban; toured with Jo Dee Messina; and opened for Loretta Lynn.

In 2017, Lynn toured Europe in support of her latest album “Look At Me That Way,” which included opening for ZZ Top.

The “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” is the 11th race of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule. The May 4-6 NASCAR tripleheader weekend at Dover International Speedway also includes the “JEGS 200″ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on May 4 and the “OneMain Financial 200” NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash race on May 5.

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