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The Independent Sector: 2016

07/27/2016

News about Pace appeared in the 2016 edition of The Independent Sector, an annual publication of the Council of Indedendent Colleges and Universities (CICU).  

The poverty simulation of the College of Health Professions topped this summer’s Independent Sector Magazine news, in a section on page 7 entitled Stimulating New Ways of Thinking: A Sampling of Research Notables

"Pace University: Improving Perceptions about Poverty Nursing student Colleen Spang ’15 worked with Angela Northrup, Ph.D. on a poverty simulation exercise that put a class of undergraduate nursing students through the day-to-day realities of life in poverty. The team collected and processed data to measure the students’ attitudes before and after the simulation, showing that students’perceptions of people living in poverty improved significantly. Their work won top honors at Pace’s annual undergraduate student-faculty research showcase and an award to attend a national conference."

On page 10 a news brief entitled, "Alums Speak Out About Their Liberal Arts Education" featured Pace alumnus and consultant, Geoff Thompson.

"Business tycoon Geoff Thompson parlayed his degree in liberal arts from Pace University into a career as a news reporter before co-founding preeminent firm in public relations and marketing: Thompson & Bender. Thompson is well known as a spokesperson for a wide range of clients and as a strategist for public relations campaigns and handling crisis management situations. He also started Thompson’s Cider Mill (recently featured in Rachael Ray’s magazine), now in its 38th year, which presses more than 3,500 gallons of artisanal cider each fall. Long active in land preservation and protection, he has twice served as trustee and board chairman of the Teatown Lake Reservation, a leading regional environmental education center, and has twice been the recipient of the organization’s prestigious Environmental Leadership Award."

Pace's Master Plan for Pleasantville ws featured on page 15: "Pace University’s $100 million project features an expanded student center, new residence halls, environmental complex and athletic fields and field house. pace.edu."

The publication is read by leaders in higher education across the country. To see the full publication, click here: http://cicu.org/sites/default/files/publication_reports/2016%20Independent%20Sector%20Magazine.pdf.