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News12 featured Pace University in "Pace University sending off 2021 graduates in-person, albeit without family"

05/03/2021

News12 featured Pace University in "Pace University sending off 2021 graduates in-person, albeit without family"

Saturday marks an exciting, long-awaited day for 2021 college graduates with in-person ceremonies returning to campuses.

Like most colleges, Pace University was forced to have graduation virtually last May. But with increased vaccine distribution and the pandemic seemingly winding down in the United States, 12 celebrations are in-person this year.

"I'm calling them the brave class of 2021 because what they've been through has shaped them," said Pace University President Marvin Krislov. "I think they've shown resilience that will serve them well in their future, and we want to give them the best possible sendoff."

It's an historic graduation also because Pace is graduating its first-ever Ph.D. class in nursing.

"It is extremely important to have women of color at this level," said a nursing graduate of the program, Dr. Delores McGregor.

There are some restrictions in place. No family or guests are allowed to attend, but every graduating student will still be able to walk across the stage for individual recognition.

"They're going to have a chance to have their pictures taken and replicate the feeling of what would be normally a big, in-person commencement," Krislov said.

All graduating students attending had to test negative for COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status.

"I would've loved my family to be here. It's a milestone for us as a first-gen, but I think we're doing it the best we can," said Stephanie Nazario, a public relations graduate.

The full Pace commencement program is a combination of smaller in-person ceremonies and virtual ones. Saturday's in-person events will be professionally recorded to air during a virtual celebration on May 17.

Watch the News12 clip.

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Parade Magazine featured CHP Professor and Founding Director of Nutrition Programs Christen Cupples Cooper in "What Does It Actually Mean to Be a Vegetarian vs a Vegan? We Got the Experts to Break It Down"

04/08/2021

Parade Magazine featured CHP Professor and Founding Director of Nutrition Programs Christen Cupples Cooper in "What Does It Actually Mean to Be a Vegetarian vs a Vegan? We Got the Experts to Break It Down"

Whole food vegan diet

This diet is gaining in popularity, too, focuses on minimally processed vegan foods, and excludes refined foods like added sugars and oils. Something to be aware of is that many of the best sources of vegan B12 are from fortified foods, which are processed. If a person following this dietary pattern will only eat whole foods, special attention to B12 must be taken and supplements may need to be considered.

“It’s worth noting that some foods are more nutritious when cooked,” Dr. Christen Cupples Cooper, EdD, RD  and  Founding Director of Nutrition Programs, College of Health Professions, Pace University, explains. “An example of this is tomato sauce. Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that can help prevent prostate cancer in men. Lycopene is more potent in cooked tomatoes than in raw tomatoes. Eating whole foods should be the basis of any diet, whether vegan, vegetarian or omnivorous. Whole foods provide all of the components of food that work together to confer health benefits.”

Read the full Parade article.

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Westchester Magazine featured the College of Health Professions in "Pace University Receives $1 Million in State Funds for Its Healthcare Hub"

03/31/2021

Westchester Magazine featured the College of Health Professions in "Pace University Receives $1 Million in State Funds for Its Healthcare Hub"

Pace University plans to transform Lienhard Hall, home to its College of Health Professions on the Pleasantville campus, into a modernized Healthcare Hub.

Pace University will add programming for students preparing for careers in the region’s healthcare and biotechnology sector while adding to and modernizing existing lab, classroom, and simulation space.

 The grant, awarded as part of the New York State’s Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program, is intended to increase preparation, laboratories, and facilities in health sciences throughout the state, all with the goal of meeting technology demands in the healthcare sector and preparing much-needed nurses in New York State.

“The new Healthcare Hub on our Pleasantville campus will enable Pace University to continue our proud tradition of educating nurses and other health professionals in such high demand in our region,” says Pace President Marvin Krislov.

 The state grant to Pace University is part of $57.2 million provided to 35 colleges and universities across New York State. All recipients must invest $3 for every $1 the state provides.

“These state investments in higher-ed capital projects are smart-growth, job-creating engines that will benefit our communities for years to come,” says New York State Sen. Pete Harckham.

Read the full Westchester Magazine article.

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The Business Council of Westchester featured Pace University in "Pace Healthcare Hub to Help Meet Demand for Nurses and Health Professionals"

03/29/2021

The Business Council of Westchester featured Pace University in "Pace Healthcare Hub to Help Meet Demand for Nurses and Health Professionals"

Thanks to a $1 million state grant, Pace University is poised to transform Lienhard Hall, home to its College of Health Professions on the Pleasantville campus, into a modernized Healthcare Hub.

Pace will add important programing for students preparing for careers in the region’s burgeoning healthcare and biotechnology sector while adding to, and modernizing, existing lab, classroom and simulation space — all with the goal of meeting the ever-changing technology demands in the healthcare sector and preparing much needed nurses in New York State. The grant, awarded as part of the New York State’s Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program (HECap), is intended to increase preparation, laboratories and facilities in health sciences throughout the state.

“The new Healthcare Hub on our Pleasantville campus will enable Pace University to continue our proud tradition of educating nurses and other health professionals in such high demand in our region,” said Pace President Marvin Krislov.

The goal is to help address a growing shortage of qualified nurses throughout the region, state, and country that was highlighted during the Covid-19 pandemic, and is expected to grow as demand only increases in the field. Additionally, it’s estimated that as many as 75,000 qualified students were turned away from undergraduate and graduate programs in the U.S. in 2018 because of insufficient space, clinical sites, and faculty, according to an American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s report.

“We are profoundly grateful to have the opportunity to expand our state-of- the-art Center for Excellence in Healthcare Simulation to accommodate more students to address the growing shortage of registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and nursing faculty,” said Dr. Harriet R. Feldman, dean and professor at the College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University.

The state grant to Pace is part of $57.2 million provided to 35 colleges and universities across New York State. All recipients must invest $3 for every $1 the state provides.

Read the full Business Council of Westchester article.

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Press Release: Pace University to Transform its College of Health Professions Facility into Healthcare Hub

03/23/2021

Press Release: Pace University to Transform its College of Health Professions Facility into Healthcare Hub

$1 Million in Matching State Funding to add programming, modernize space and help address nursing shortage

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. (March 23, 2021) – Pace University is poised to transform Lienhard Hall, home to its College of Health Professions on the Pleasantville campus, into a modernized Healthcare Hub with the help of $1 million in state funding.

With these critical funds, Pace will add important programming for students preparing for careers in the region’s burgeoning healthcare and biotechnology sector while adding to, and modernizing, existing lab, classroom and simulation space -- all with the goal of meeting the ever-changing technology demands in the healthcare sector and preparing much needed nurses in New York State.

The grant, awarded as part of the New York State’s Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program (HECap), is intended to increase preparation, laboratories and facilities in health sciences throughout the state.

"The new Healthcare Hub on our Pleasantville campus will enable Pace University to continue our proud tradition of educating nurses and other health professionals in such high demand in our region," said Pace President Marvin Krislov. "I congratulate Pace's College of Health Professions on its successful application for a HECap grant. I thank all our partners in the New York S​tate government for this crucial funding, and I'm excited for our future CHP students, who will benefit from the state-of-the-art labs and learning spaces in the new Healthcare Hub."

The goal is to help address a growing shortage of qualified nurses throughout the region, state, and country that was highlighted during the Covid-19 pandemic, and is expected to grow as demand only increases in the field. Additionally, it’s estimated that as many as 75,000 qualified students were turned away from undergraduate and graduate programs in the U.S. in 2018 because of insufficient space, clinical sites, and faculty, according to an American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s report.

“We are profoundly grateful to have the opportunity to expand our state of the art Center for Excellence in Healthcare Simulation to accommodate more students to address the growing shortage of registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and nursing faculty,” said Dr. Harriet R. Feldman, dean and professor at the College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University. “The new Healthcare Hub will also provide educational space for active learning, vital to what today’s students need in nursing and allied health professions.”

Lienhard Hall is the heart of the College of Health Professions; it was constructed in 1968 and is home to CHP’s simulation labs, practical exam rooms, lecture hall and faculty and administrative offices. The new Healthcare Hub will allow Pace to expand capacity to educate greater numbers of pre-licensure and advanced practice nurses, as well as future faculty and nursing leaders. The Hub will also allow CHP to develop additional simulation space with high fidelity equipment, telehealth simulation capability, and advanced information technology that will support and enhance the student learning experience.  

For nursing student Brandon Joachim, the new Healthcare Hub will be a great asset and learning space for students at Pace.

“I've learned and grown from the number of hands-on experiences Pace has offered from so early in the curriculum,” said Joachim, a senior. “I believe the  addition of the new Healthcare Hub will be a tremendous and safe place to encourage, facilitate and foster our growth. I’m truly excited to see it elevate the Pace experience and the Nursing program to the next level.”

The state grant to Pace is part of $57.2 million provided to 35 colleges and universities across New York State. All recipients must invest $3 for every $1 the state provides.

“These state investments in higher ed capital projects are smart growth job creating engines that will benefit our communities for years to come,” said Sen. Pete Harckham.

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About Pace University 
Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides. From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and the Elisabeth Haub School of Law in White Plains. Follow us on Twitter or on the Pace News website.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Established in 2010, the College of Health Professions at Pace University offers a broad range of programs at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. It is the College’s goal to create innovative and complex programs that reflect the changing landscape of the health care system. These programs are designed to prepare graduates for impactful careers in health care practice, health-related research, or as educators, and equip graduates to work in health policy and global health fields. Students in clinical programs receive hands-on training in the College’s interprofessional Center for Excellence in Healthcare Simulation and have the opportunity to apply their developing skills in real-world settings at many of the regions' leading clinical facilities. The College is currently comprised of several growing and important areas of study, which include Nursing, Physician Assistant, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, and Health Science. Our vision is to be recognized for our innovative leadership in education, practice, scholarship, and service to improve health and the health professions. Our mission is to educate and challenge diverse students for the health professions to be leaders, innovators and lifelong learners who will positively impact local, national, and global health. For more information, please visit www.pace.edu/chp and www.pace.edu/lienhard

 

  

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