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Winter 2024: 10 Things to Inspire You

January 18, 2024
Rob Sands, President Marvin Krislov, Vice President Ibi Yolas, SGA President Aman Islam, and New York City Council Member Christopher Marte

The Best in Westchester

voted #1 best college/university Westchester Magazine

Pace University was voted the best college/university as part of Westchester Magazine’s Best Of Westchester 2023 list. We’re hoping to keep the title in 2024, so keep your eyes peeled for information about how to vote.

Going Green(er)

students sitting near the Solar Tree on the Pleasantville Campus
The Solar Treee on Pace's Pleasantville Campus.

As a Better Climate Challenge partner, Pace implemented a coordinated energy management strategy, reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 25 percent, earning us a 2023 Better Practice Award! Did you know that we’ve demonstrated an active role in energy management since 1973? The University has implemented over 350 projects, aimed at conserving electricity, natural gas, steam, or water, resulting in several million dollars of total savings.

Most Representation on Broadway

Kimberly Akimbo. Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Hamilton. Beetlejuice. Dear Evan Hansen. Pace people clearly knows how to make it to the main stage. We’re once again on Playbill's Big 10 list of schools and colleges with the most representation on Broadway in the last season. Nearly 35 Sands College students and alumni performed on a Broadway stage during the 2022–2023 season.

Breaking Records in Trial Advocacy

Haub Law’s team for the National Trial League Competition broke a record this year as they were the only school to ever remain undefeated in the National Trial League’s regular season, with a solid finish of seven wins and zero losses.

Dancing with Doja Cat

More than 865,000 people tuned in to MTV’s Video Music Awards this past fall. In addition to seeing a

jada clark and Joanne Daquigan posing with their VMA ID badges
Jada Clark and Joanne Daquigan show their VMA ID badges.

wild amount of celebrities and A-listers, viewers also got the opportunity to watch as twelve Pace students and recent graduates of the BFA in Commercial Dance program took the stage alongside powerhouse performers like Doja Cat, Shakira, Olivia Rodrigo, and Karol G. We spoke with Joanne Daquigan '22, Jada Clark '22, and Tiffani Russell '23 who performed with Doja Cat alongside her Pace peers Aaliyah Zolina, Gabby Rembert, and Jada Ballard. Read about their experiences on stage at the VMAs.

It’s Official: 15 Beekman is Open!

With a lobby full of excited students, faculty, staff, and community members, Pace University cut the ribbon to celebrate the official opening of its brand-new building at 15 Beekman on October 11. The new building is a 26-story mixed use vertical learning hub that represents the next step in the years-long investment that Pace is making in its lower Manhattan campus. At the corner of Beekman and Nassau streets, the building features a residence hall housing nearly 500 students, dining facilities, a state-of-the-art library and learning center, tech-enabled classrooms, and three floors that constitute a dedicated home for the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

The Best for Vets

Pace University has once again received recognition for its exceptional support for military service members and veterans. In the latest rankings of Best for Vets: Colleges by Military Times, Pace secured the third spot among 29 state-wide institutions, ranking ninth among private colleges nationwide and 66th overall. “Student veterans have a holistic view of the importance of their education,” said Neath Williams ‘24. “Most have goals set for after school, and they’re focused on that. They may be more focused on learning the actual content rather than on passing the class. This is the stuff we came here for, and Pace provides the resources for us to be successful.”

Flower Power

Pace University student, Lucie Flagg wearing her sunflower lanyard
Lucie Belle Flagg '24 tabling with Sunflower lanyards.

Pace student and UN Millennium Fellow Lucie Belle Flagg ’24 channeled both her frustrations and her energy into bringing greater awareness of hidden disabilities to the Pace Community. Through her tireless efforts, Pace University has become the first university in New York to officially launch Hidden Disabilities Sunflower program, empowering those with hidden disabilities to take up the sunflower icon as a means of representation and self-advocacy. “Anyone that self-identifies as having a hidden disability should consider getting involved by representing the sunflower on campus and educating their peers about hidden disabilities,” Lucie says.

Inclusive Theater

A group of people posing for the camera in front of a screen that says "Neurodiversity in Theater"
Members of How To Dance in Ohio joined Pace for a panel on neurodiversity in theater.

Our Neurodiversity in Theater panel brought Broadway's How to Dance in Ohio cast members including Hunter Hollingsworth and Sands College alumnus Liam Pearce '22 to campus to explore the power of inclusion and representation with Seidenberg’s James Lawler, DPS, and School of Education’s Jennifer Pankowski, EdD. The conversation about autism, disability, and inclusion in theater was moderated by Jesse Carlo and Amanda Grace Flynn of the Sands College of Performing Arts.

A New Name for CHP’s Simulation Labs

ribbon cutting ceremony for the new CHP simulation labs with Dean Marcus Tye and President Krislov
CHP Dean Marcus Tye and President Krislov at the dedication ceremony.

Pace University dedicated the simulation lab on the NYC Campus in honor of the Stout Family and the Hugoton Foundation. With more than 20,000 hours of simulation conducted per year at Pace, the design of the Simulation Labs is to replicate various healthcare settings, including pediatrics, maternity, and medical-surgical and critical care units providing the students an opportunity to practice skills at basic and advanced levels across the curriculum.

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