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The Examiner News featured Pace University's Tyrone Cohen Jr. in "Miraculous Shot at the Buzzer Lifts Pace to a Big Victory"

02/10/2020

The Examiner News featured Pace University's Tyrone Cohen Jr. in "Miraculous Shot at the Buzzer Lifts Pace to a Big Victory"

With the final precious seconds ticking off the clock last Wednesday evening, Pace University’s Tyrone Cohen Jr. caught a pass from teammate Bryan Powell along the left sideline, took one dribble across the midcourt line and launched a nearly 40-foot heave toward the basket that was destined to be remembered.

In an instant, Cohen Jr.’s desperation shot just before the buzzer sounded wound up banking off the backboard and right through the rim, sending the entire Setter team spilling on top of him in a wild celebration that would soon be replayed on television sets across the nation — duh-duh-duh, duh-duh-duh — as ESPN SportsCenter’s # 2 play of the day.

The 3-point fling from Cohen capped a Pace comeback from a 15-point second-half deficit and provided the Setters with a 75-72 victory over the visiting Franklin Pierce Ravens at the Goldstein Fitness Center. Trailing by five points with under 90 seconds remaining, Pace closed the contest on an 8-0 run to improve to 14-7 this season and even its record in the Northeast-10 Conference at 6-6.

“I’m just really proud of our guys for staying the course,” said Setters head coach Matt Healing shortly after his team had completed its huge comeback. “That was a tough game against a really good team. They’ve been playing really well, coming off a big win. They beat Adelphi by 30 points last game. So we knew we had our work cut out for us.”

Cohen Jr. had been just two for seven from the field before his game-winning basket. The Setters went scoreless for the first five minutes of the second half, missing all four of their shots and turning the ball over three times, and soon found themselves facing a 53-38 hurdle with 14 minutes remaining. But a 22-7 Pace run that began and ended with buckets from Austin Gilbertson eventually tied the game and set the stage for the heroics to come.

“We could’ve folded, and we didn’t,” said Healing. “It’s easy in a game like that, against a good team, down by 15. We did the things we needed to do to win the game. Obviously people will talk about that last shot for a long time. But we put ourselves in that position with good defense, with great teamwork, staying tough. I just think about big deflections, big jump balls that kept us in the game. Just the small things that added up to get us in position to win the game.”

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Patch featured Pace Haub Law Students in "Pace's Elisabeth Haub Wins Constance Baker Motley Regional Trials"

02/05/2020

Patch featured Pace Haub Law Students in "Pace's Elisabeth Haub Wins Constance Baker Motley Regional Trials"

Law School Team Readies for National Competition in Cincinnati in March

Beating out some of the top law schools in the country for the second year in a row, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University has captured first place in the regional competition of the prestigious Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition.

The team competed in the regional mock trial run by the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) on January 25, 2020. They will now move to the national competition in Cincinnati, Ohio during the first week in March.

"I want to congratulate the team on a stellar performance,'' said Dean Horace Anderson. "Not only is this the second first-place win we have had in this rigorous competition, but it is the third time we've taken first place in the last four years. Clearly, we are preparing our students to succeed.''

This year's team members were Brianna Pryce, Kurt Jones, Diana Beague, and Gabriela Tavarez. Last year's team members were Ameera Bing, Jamal Wyse, Brianna Pryce, and Kurt Jones. The coach was Adjunct Professor Betty Lawrence Lewis, assisted by Ikeisha Al Shabazz.

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"The Examiner News" featured Lisdy Contreras Giron, Jordan DiPaolo and James Hickey in "Trio of Pace Grads Overcome Adversity to Earn Their Degrees"

05/28/2019

"The Examiner News" featured Lisdy Contreras Giron, Jordan DiPaolo and James Hickey in "Trio of Pace Grads Overcome Adversity to Earn Their Degrees"

Walking across the stage at college commencement ceremonies is a significant milestone for anyone.

For three new Pace graduates, Lisdy Contreras Giron, Jordan DiPaolo and James Hickey, their journey to receive their degrees on Monday could have easily been derailed by factors outside their control

Giron, a Fox Lane High School graduate, came to the United States with her parents from Guatemala when she was five years old and is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient. She graduated with a criminal justice degree and plans to work the upcoming year a paralegal at a law office before going on to law school in a year.

DiPaolo, from a small Texas town, had no money for higher education and needed to first join and serve in the military to go to college. After her service and giving birth to her now four-year-old son, the health science major will be working at Kendal on Hudson in Sleepy Hollow.

By the opening weeks of Hickey’s senior year at Lakeland High School, the Mohegan Lake native had lost both of his parents and lived with different friends and families before earning his diploma. Having held a job since he was 10, Hickey worked in sales out of high school, helping to support himself.

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"Westchester County Business Journal" featured Pace University students in "'Pace-Setters' at a Model United Nations"

01/03/2019

"Westchester County Business Journal" featured Pace University students in "'Pace-Setters' at a Model United Nations"

Students from Pace University participated in the National Model United Nations conference held recently in Washington, D.C. The conference brings together students from around the world to simulate global policymaking processes by assuming the role of diplomats. Pace students represented Benin, Malawi, Togo, Germany and Slovenia.

They brought home awards for excellence in diplomatic practice, including distinguished delegation, honorable mention and outstanding position paper.

Pace Political Science Professor Paul Londrigan, from Pace’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, served as the Pleasantville campus team’s faculty advisor. “They learn to research, write and speak publically.” he said.

“I think employers are starting to realize that Model UN attracts motivated student who gain skills that are valuable in the workplace,” Londrigan added.

Sonya Svetenko, who is a marketing and history major at Pace, said, “Perhaps the biggest value of Model UN to me was the people I met and the ability to be part of an event that pushes you to step out of your comfort zone and learn more about yourself, the people around you and what goes on in the world today.”

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Press Release: Pace University Students Excel as Model UN Ambassadors

12/04/2018

Press Release: Pace University Students Excel as Model UN Ambassadors

Pace students receive awards for excellence in diplomatic practice in Washington D.C.

NEW YORK (December 4)—Pace University students gained real world-experience, and accolades, this month as they participated in the National Model United Nations (NMUN), also known as “Model UN,” international conference in Washington D.C.

Five Pace University Model United Nations students received awards for their excellence in diplomatic practice, including distinguished delegation, honorable mention, and outstanding position paper.

Every year, the conference brings students from around the country and the world to simulate global policymaking processes by playing the role of diplomats from an assigned country. Pace University students represented the countries or republics of Benin, Malawi, Togo, Germany, and Slovenia.

Pace University students prepared for the conference by taking the International Organization Workshop courses in Pleasantville and Manhattan. They studied designated countries, key foreign policy issues, wrote position papers, practiced delivering speeches, as well as conducted negotiations.

Pace Political Science Professor Paul Londrigan, from Pace’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, served as the Pleasantville campus team’s faculty advisor. Londrigan said that helping students realize their full potential and become self-actualized played a big part in their success.

“It helps them to see that attaining knowledge can be empowering and make you feel like a champion,” said Londrigan. “They feel a lot of pride coming off the heels of a conference like the last one and I think that has a lasting effect. They learn to research, write, and speak publicly. They hone their interpersonal skills and debate skills. They learn to deal with adversity and time crunches.”

“Model UN is not the small phenomenon that it once was. I think employers are starting to realize that Model UN attracts motivated students who gain skills that are valuable in the workplace,” Londrigan said. 

Some students said the conference was a big motivator.

“I hope to have a career in human rights one day, and so I was super excited to represent Togo in the Human Rights Council. Human rights have been something I have always been interested in and being surrounded in a room full with people who were just as passionate, inspired me. Listening to people’s speeches and their creative ideas motivated me tremendously,” said Pace political science major, Aya Taqi.

“I worked and made friends with students from around the world,” said Zhoujun Zhao, an international student at Pace. Zhao is majoring in political science and global Asia studies: “I learned a formal and polite form of English expression which improved my public speaking and confidence.”

“This class exceeded all of my expectations,” said Pace student Sonya Svetenko, who is a marketing and history major. She took the course as an elective: “Perhaps the biggest value of Model UN to me was the people I met and the ability to be part of an event that pushes you to step out of your comfort zone and learn more about yourself, the people around you, and what goes on in the world today.”

Political Science Professor Matthew Bolton is adviser to the Model UN students at Pace’s lower Manhattan campus. “The Model UN conference offered students the opportunity to learn about global politics, encounter cultures other than their own and learn crucial skills in research, writing, negotiation and public speaking,” said Bolton. For four years Bolton has worked on the UN advocacy of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017.

There are over 400 Model UN conferences held annually worldwide.

About Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Pace University’s liberal arts college, Dyson College offers more than 50 programs, spanning the arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and pre-professional programs (including pre-medicine, pre-veterinary, and pre-law), as well as numerous courses that fulfill core curriculum requirements. The College offers access to numerous opportunities for internships, cooperative education and other hands-on learning experiences that complement in-class learning in preparing graduates for career and graduate/professional education choices.

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 finds that Pace graduates are out-earning their parents and peers, bucking a nationwide trend for millennials. www.pace.edu

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