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"Westchester County Business Journal" featured Pace University President Marvin Krislov in "Pace Honored by Latino U College Access"

11/07/2018

"Westchester County Business Journal" featured Pace University President Marvin Krislov in "Pace Honored by Latino U College Access"

Pace University has received the Founder’s Award from Latino U College Assess (LUCA) for its partnership and collaboration supporting educational opportunity and career development for fist-generation college students in Westchester County.

“I believe in the power of education to transform lives because a good education doesn’t just change a person, it changes a community,” said Pace President Marvin Krislov.

LUCA is a nonprofit whose mission is to increase college enrollment and completion rates among Latino youth who are the first in their families to go to college. The organization helps provide educational access and guidance with college planning, applications and FAFSA completion in partnership with the Ossining, Sleepy Hollow and White Plains school districts.

Since the launch LUCA six years ago, Pace has played a significant role its development, most recently naming the organization as the Pace University Wilson Center Social Enterprise in Residence for two years and hosting the Latino U Scholar class orientation this past summer at the university’s Pleasantville campus.

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Press Release: Pace University’s Commitment to First Generation Scholars Honored

10/16/2018

Press Release: Pace University’s Commitment to First Generation Scholars Honored

WHITE PLAINS, NY – Pace University was honored this month with the Founder’s Award from Latino U College Access for their partnership and collaboration supporting educational opportunity and career development for first generation college students in Westchester County.

“I believe in the power of education to transform lives because a good education doesn’t just change a person, it changes a community,” said Pace President Marvin Krislov. “We are proud to support Latino U College Access and the next generation of Latino professionals.”

Pace University and Latino U College Access have had a long history of collaboration. Acevedo Buontempo is a double alumna of the school having earned her Bachelors and Masters at the university. Since the launch of Latino U College Access six years ago, Pace has played a significant role its development, most recently naming the organization as the Pace University Wilson Center Social Enterprise in Residence for two years and hosting the Latino U Scholar class orientation this past summer at the University’s Pleasantville Campus. 

The White Plains based non-profit organization, Latino U College Access, hosted its annual “Visiones” Benefit earlier this month, at the Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown.

“This year’s theme was ‘Today’s Dream: Tomorrow’s Promise,’” said Shirley Acevedo Buontempo, founder and executive director, Latino U College Access. “We celebrate the bright future and promise of the students we serve, their contributions to the future of Westchester County and the future of our organization as we continue to change lives and provide opportunity to those who struggle to fulfill their dreams – not because of lack of talent, but because of the challenges of income, language and parents’ education. It is only through the generosity, support and commitment of the members of our community, including our Founder’s Award honoree, Pace University, that we are able to not only help our students enroll in college but successfully graduate and be ready to enter their careers. Empowering students that would otherwise not have access to resources has long-term impact on our community, workforce, and economy.”

The evening was a celebration of the dreams and aspirations of the motivated and talented youth in Latino communities who dream of being the first in their families to go to college. Also honored were S&P Global with the Corporate Award and Anthony J. Justic, Managing Partner of Maier Markey and Justic, LLP, with the Community Advocate Award.

The student speaker at the event was Andrés Castillo Quintana, a recent Princeton University graduate and Latino U Scholar. “The college diploma that hangs above my desk reminds me of all the courage and resilience that enabled my family to immigrate to the United States and move forward in spite of every obstacle that stood in our way,” said Quintana.

About Latino U College Access

Latino U College Access is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase college enrollment and completion rates among Latino youth who are first in their families to go to college. The organization helps provides educational access and guidance with college planning, applications, and FAFSA completion in partnership with the Ossining, Sleepy Hollow, and White Plains school districts. Through their College Access and Mentoring Program, Latino U has helped 100 scholars apply to and enroll in higher educational institutions. Their student workshops, bootcamps, and bilingual community information sessions have helped guide hundreds more students and families as they navigate through the complex process of college admissions and financial aid. For more information, visit http://www.latinoucollege.org.

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 the number one four-year private institution for upward economic mobility. www.pace.edu

 

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