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Newberry Observer featured Pace University in "Wolves recognized for 2019 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division II National Academic Team Award"

04/09/2020

Newberry Observer featured Pace University in "Wolves recognized for 2019 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division II National Academic Team Award"

Pace University led all institutions with the most National Academic Squad selections, placing 20 student-athletes on the list. 

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Press Release: Pace University Receives Feeding Westchester’s Innovative Program Award for Mobile Food Pantry

10/04/2019

Press Release: Pace University Receives Feeding Westchester’s Innovative Program Award for Mobile Food Pantry

Pace is first to establish Mobile Food Pantry on college campus in Westchester

Ericka Schmid, Coordinator, Student Affairs Pace University accepts award on behalf of Pace.

Pace University was honored by Feeding Westchester for being the first to establish a Feeding Westchester Mobile Food Pantry on a college campus in Westchester.

On September 19th Pace University received the “Innovative Program Award” at Feeding Westchester’s annual agency conference. The award honored Pace for being Feeding Westchester’s first successful mobile food pantry on a college campus in Westchester County. In its quest to address food insecurity issues, Pace offers additional and affordable nutrition to students, faculty, staff, and community members through the food pantry. Since the pantry opened on campus last year, there has been a steady increase in attendance with the most recent event attracting more than 200 participants. The award also recognized Pace for its innovation by creating a stigma-free environment with the university’s radio station WPAW, composting over-ripe produce at the campus’ nature center and using additional fruit at Pace Fit, the university’s smoothie shop.

About Pace University
Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides. From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and a Law School in White Plains. www.pace.edu. Follow us on Twitter at @PaceUnews or on our website: https://www.pace.edu/news

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Pace University student Taslim Tavarez Garcia named a 2017 Truman Scholar, one of 62 outstanding young people selected nationwide

04/12/2017

Pace University student Taslim Tavarez Garcia named a 2017 Truman Scholar, one of 62 outstanding young people selected nationwide

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Taslim Tavarez Garcia receives a $30,000 scholarship toward graduate school and the opportunity to participate in professional development programming to help prepare for a career in public service leadership

NEW YORK, NY, April 12, 2017– Taslim Tavarez Garcia, a junior at Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, has just been selected as a 2017 Truman Scholar. She is one of just 62 students selected to receive the award this year.

"We congratulate Taslim Tavarez Garcia on this extraordinary honor and achievement.” said Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman. “A former recipient of the Jeanette K. Watson Fellowship and the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, Taslim has distinguished herself as a striver who consistently embraces challenge. Her energy, enthusiasm, and record of success are an inspiration to all and Pace is proud to have her as a student.”

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation was created by Congress in 1975 to be the nation’s living memorial to President Harry S. Truman. The Foundation has a mission to select and support the next generation of public service leaders. The Truman award has become one of the most prestigious national scholarships in the United States.

Recipients of the Truman Scholarship receive a $30,000 scholarship toward graduate school and the opportunity to participate in professional development programming to help prepare them for careers in public service leadership.

Annually, candidates for the Truman Scholarship go through a rigorous, multi-stage selection process. In 2017, there were 768 candidates for the award nominated by 315 colleges and universities, a record number of institutions. The 199 finalists for the award were interviewed in March and early April at one of sixteen regional selection panels. Sixty-two new Truman Scholars were selected in 2017. They will receive their awards in a ceremony at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

“I would like to go to law school and become an immigration attorney and return to south Florida to start my own non-profit and provide affordable legal services to help undocumented immigrants,” Taslim Tavarez Garcia said of her ultimate goal. “It’s about really trying to help them overcome the barriers that prevent them from becoming residents or citizens.”

A first-generation immigrant from the Dominican Republic, Taslim studies political science and peace and justice studies at Pace University. She has established a student organization called ABRIR (which means “to open” in Spanish; Advocates Bring Resources to Immigrant & Refugees) that hosts college application workshops to undocumented students. She interns at the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, and she volunteers and recruits Pace students to volunteer for the office’s “We Are New York” program, which helps immigrant New Yorkers practice English through volunteer-led conversation groups. Through the help of the Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship, Taslim has also interned at the Institute of International Education and 100 Resilient Cities. She hopes to continue to advocate for immigrant rights and reform through non-profit work.

Pace University is shaped by its enduring traditions of opportunity and innovation. More than 100 years after its founding, Pace continues its commitment to providing access to a diverse population while innovating to meet the needs of the global economy. A January 2017 study ranked Pace first in New York—and second in the nation—at catapulting students from the bottom fifth of income distribution into the top fifth. The Equality of Opportunity Project study also found that Pace graduates are out-earning their parents and peers, bucking a nationwide trend for millennials.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, NY, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. A 2017 study by the Equality of Opportunity Project ranks Pace University first in New York—and second in the nation—for Economic Mobility based on students who enter college at the bottom fifth of the income distribution and end up in the top fifth. www.pace.edu.

Media contact:  Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu