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Getty Images featured Pace University 2021 Graduates in "NY: New York City's Pace University Holds Small In Person Graduation Ceremony At South Street Seaport"

05/04/2021

Getty Images featured Pace University 2021 Graduates in "NY: New York City's Pace University Holds Small In Person Graduation Ceremony At South Street Seaport"

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News12 featured Pace University in "Pace University sending off 2021 graduates in-person, albeit without family"

05/03/2021

News12 featured Pace University in "Pace University sending off 2021 graduates in-person, albeit without family"

Saturday marks an exciting, long-awaited day for 2021 college graduates with in-person ceremonies returning to campuses.

Like most colleges, Pace University was forced to have graduation virtually last May. But with increased vaccine distribution and the pandemic seemingly winding down in the United States, 12 celebrations are in-person this year.

"I'm calling them the brave class of 2021 because what they've been through has shaped them," said Pace University President Marvin Krislov. "I think they've shown resilience that will serve them well in their future, and we want to give them the best possible sendoff."

It's an historic graduation also because Pace is graduating its first-ever Ph.D. class in nursing.

"It is extremely important to have women of color at this level," said a nursing graduate of the program, Dr. Delores McGregor.

There are some restrictions in place. No family or guests are allowed to attend, but every graduating student will still be able to walk across the stage for individual recognition.

"They're going to have a chance to have their pictures taken and replicate the feeling of what would be normally a big, in-person commencement," Krislov said.

All graduating students attending had to test negative for COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status.

"I would've loved my family to be here. It's a milestone for us as a first-gen, but I think we're doing it the best we can," said Stephanie Nazario, a public relations graduate.

The full Pace commencement program is a combination of smaller in-person ceremonies and virtual ones. Saturday's in-person events will be professionally recorded to air during a virtual celebration on May 17.

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Westchester Magazine featured Pace University in "Westchester College and University Commencement Ceremonies in 2021"

04/30/2021

Westchester Magazine featured Pace University in "Westchester College and University Commencement Ceremonies in 2021"

Pace University will include a combination of formal virtual ceremonies and small in person celebrations on May 1. The events will allow students to gather for socially distant celebrations and photos. 

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News12 featured Pace University in "News 12 Westchester"

05/21/2020

News12 featured Pace University in "News 12 Westchester"

Pace University holding a virtual celebration to toast the class of 2020. 

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Patch featured Pace University in "President Krislov: Class of 2020 Defined By its Resilience"

05/20/2020

Patch featured Pace University in "President Krislov: Class of 2020 Defined By its Resilience"

Thousands of Pace University graduates, their families, and friends gathered online on Wednesday to recognize the accomplishments and successes of the Class of 2020 in a virtual celebration. The different school commencement celebrations can be found here.

The cyber-festivities are by no means a replacement for the traditional pomp and circumstance of in-person Commencement ceremonies, which will take place at a future date, but rather an opportunity for people to come together from near and far to recognize all of the hard work, dedication and long hours of study that so many have completed in order to earn their college or advanced degree.

"You have earned your diplomas through intelligence, persistence, determination and especially, resilience," Pace University President Marvin Krislov told the graduates. "You've excelled in the classrooms, in your labs, jobs, internships, practica, service, performance, and you've made friends and mentors in this extraordinary community we call Pace University. I am so happy for all you have achieved and I am so excited to see the future ahead of you."

This year a total of 3,624 students are part of the graduating class of 2020, which includes 1,394 New York City students and 713 students in Pleasantville. Additionally, there are 1,517 graduate students across its campuses. At Pace University's Elisabeth Haub School of Law, they celebrated their virtual ceremony on Sunday when 185 Juris Doctor degrees were conferred, as well as 35 Master of Laws degrees and two Doctor of Science in Environmental Law degrees.

"Because of the pandemic, we will be graduating into a world completely different from the world we knew when we were in college, but I know we're prepared because for the past four years, we've learned how to get grit," New York City student Heather Farley of the Lubin School of Business at Pace University said. "For our entire college career, we've learned how to persevere when times get tough."

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