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Pace Magazine Summer 2023

Summer 2023 Issue

Bold, new spaces that meet the moment. Facilitating important mental health conversations. Bringing a national championship to Westchester. It's all here and much more in the Summer 2023 edition of Pace Magazine

Leadership Letter

Our Promising Future

Dive into this captivating summer issue of Pace Magazine and embark on a journey through Pace University's rich history and promising future. Peek into Pace’s historical archives, get thrilled about the exciting transformations at One Pace Plaza and the innovative 15 Beekman facilities, cheer for our women's lacrosse champions, and explore diverse perspectives on mental health in college.

marvin krislov and rob sands in front of one pace plaza
Rendering of the 15 beekman lobby on the Pace University New York City campus

Pace’s Big Plans for Downtown

With the impending opening of our new modern, sustainable, and welcoming campus building at 15 Beekman and the soon-to-start renovations of One Pace Plaza East, Pace has big plans for downtown.

Simply put: Pace is building.

Celebrating the Class of 2023

On Monday, May 15, we celebrated the conferral of more than 4,000 degrees including 1,735 masters’, which is the largest number in over five years, and roughly 300 students receiving dual degrees.

pace graduate and family holding a poster with the graduate's face on it.
close up of the contents list of the university's archival cornerstone box

Curating Curiosities

Did you know Fred Kelly, brother to Gene, taught dance at Pace? Or that the public speaking requirement was a passionate value of founder Homer Pace? Or that Pace used to have a championship fencing team? For 42 years, University archivist and resident Pace historian Ellen Sowchek has been sharing her infectious enthusiasm for Pace University history.

Research at Pace

Pace student Sadie Lorence with her research presentation.

Lubin student Sadie Lorence spent her senior year researching the intricacies of a notable legal dispute around the ’90s hit song, “Bittersweet Symphony”–and in doing so, has found her professional calling. 

rendering of tech students' creation for navigating sidewalks

Through participation in a prestigious international challenge, three Pace students envisioned a future to improve the infrastructure surrounding pedestrian safety at New York City intersections.

pace professor christelle scharff at her desk

AI and computer learning technology seem to be in the headlines constantly. For computer science experts like Christelle Scharff, PhD, the focus lies less on what AI can and will do and more on its current limitations.

pace student skateboarding at sunset on the westchester campus.

From Awareness to Action

From a student who found her sense of belonging while helping others find theirs; to a parent who lost her son to suicide and has dedicated her life to suicide prevention; to the insights of Pace’s Chief Wellness Officer and her vision for the future. Check out these perspectives on the growing epidemic of mental health concerns in college students.

Pace People

April Bartlett’s career as a theatrical designer has spanned from intimate off-Broadway productions to The Today Show. When the pandemic shut down production, she began refocusing her energies and found a new way to continue telling stories by supporting the next generation of designers, makers, and artists.

Coffee, cables, curveballs, and now–curriculum. Read all about how George Chacko and Rich Miller, two Pace staff members, used their podcast to build out an audiovisual minor here at Pace that might just lead the charge to revolutionizing how AV professionals are trained.

Do you have what it takes? Hours in the gym, personal trainers, a meticulously planned diet. All of it leading to a single moment. Your simple task is to lift hundreds of kilos of iron and steel. To push your body harder than you ever have before. Up for the challenge? This scenario is a reality for Pace alumni Delaney Wallace ’17, who took home Gold at the International Powerlifting Federation’s World Championships in South Africa on June 8.

Earlier this summer Marilyn Jaffe-Ruiz, a former provost, a former dean of the Lienhard School of Nursing, and a beloved leader, teacher, and mentor for generations of Pace faculty, students, and staff, passed away. She died peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends, after a long battle with cancer.

10 Things to Inspire

The launch of the new Sands College of Performing Arts, another year in the #1 slot for environmental law, a ton of awards and research, plus so much more.

pace performing arts students at a video shoot
exterior of yankee stadium

Pace Day at Yankee Stadium

On Tuesday, August 22, join your fellow alumni at Yankee Stadium as the Bronx Bombers take on the Washington Nationals!

About Pace Magazine

Pace Magazine is a publication of the Department of Marketing and Communications, Office of University Relations, published twice a year, and distributed free to alumni and friends of Pace University. The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of its staff or of Pace University.