The Selfless Six

The results are in! Six members of the Pace Community have been selected to receive Jefferson Awards Bronze Medals for their commitment to service–and one will even pack her bags for DC to compete for a Gold Medal Award.

Each year, the Jefferson Awards for Public Service looks for the “unsung heroes,” the selfless people who make the world a better place through volunteering and community service efforts.

The Center for Community Action and Research is pleased to announce that six Pace University individuals have been selected to receive Jefferson Awards Bronze Medals for 2011-2012. Known as the “Nobel Prize for public service,” the Jefferson Awards
were established to recognize and honor individuals whose community service efforts best exemplify dedication to enhancing the quality of life in their community.  Pace University became a Champion of the Jefferson Awards for Public Service in 2008. Nominations were solicited from the university community and finalists were selected based on their personal, sustained commitment to service, and for the model of spirit and service they provide the university community.

This year’s awardees are: Alyssa Feldman (Student-NYC Campus), Alisha Hayes (Student-PLV Campus), Surendra Kaushik (Faculty-NYC Campus), Richard Kline (Faculty-NYC Campus), Ellen Mandel (Faculty-PLV Campus), and Diana Martinez (Staff-NYC Campus) 

Additionally, Ellen Mandel, PhD, was selected to represent Pace at the Jefferson Awards National Ceremonies in Washington DC and compete for a Gold Medal Award. The selection of the Gold Medal awardee is made at the national level by the Jefferson Awards Board of Selectors.

Pace University congratulates the awardees and thanks them for their exemplary commitment to service and citizenship.

2 thoughts on “The Selfless Six”

  1. I’m so honored by this! Hopefully, this will inspire my students to devote their lives (or at least some of their time) to service. Go Pace!

  2. Way to go, Ellen! Ellen is absolutely tireless in her support for worthy causes – especially fund raising for cancer. Congratulations to Ellen and all the awardees.

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