The transition into higher education is always bumpy but can be especially challenging for veterans and those leaving active service. A sense of community not only bridges the civilian-veteran gap, but can also improve veteran’s mental health and sense of purpose after service. Three veterans from the Pace Community weigh in on the importance of inclusivity, community, and what it means to be a student veteran.
Welcome to the New, Digital Edition of Pace Magazine.
As we continue to position the University for the future and think about the ways to be most relevant to the students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends in our community, we’ve realized that nearly all important communication today happens online. So that’s where we’re putting the compelling and thoughtful content you’ve come to expect from Pace Magazine. Starting now, you’ll be able to read the profiles, features, updates, and class notes contained in every issue at your convenience—and without having more paper pile up.
This digital edition of Pace Magazine, like the issue itself, looks to that future.
In our feature stories, you’ll learn about student veterans at Pace who are finding new ways to serve by working to support the mental health of their fellow veterans, both in and out of college. You’ll also find out how researchers from the School of Education have partnered with a major urban school district to improve training of substitute teachers, a critical need as schools rebound from the pandemic.
You’ll also see snapshots of life across our campuses and our alumni community. Lubin faculty unveil two major initiatives: the Pace Entrepreneurship Studio, and a new focus on ESG practices for small business at the Pace Center for Sustainability. Haub Law launches a partnership for a call-in legal clinic in White Plains. In Pleasantville, professors Jane Collins and Emilio Fernandez, the outgoing and incoming faculty-in-residence, talk about the benefits of living and learning together. Plus news about Setter athletes’ successes, big new faculty research grants, and the amazing accomplishments of our alumni.
It’s a really exciting time at Pace, and we’re glad you’re a part of it.
Rob Sands, JD ’84
Chair, Board of Trustees