The “Nobel Prize” for Public Service

Know a student, faculty, or staff member whose community service efforts are changing Pace and/or the world? Nominate them for a Jefferson Award today. Last day for submissions is now April 2!

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. Known as the “Nobel Prize for public service,” the awards recognize ordinary people who do extraordinary things without needing recognition. And we know there are a ton of you right here at Pace!

Last year, six members of the Pace Community were selected to receive Jefferson Awards Bronze Medals for their commitment to service–Michael Boyle (student), John Cronin (staff), Donald Doernberg (faculty), Naphtalie Librun (student), Yvonne Rafferty (faculty), and Hannah Tall (student). And Pace Academy Senior Fellow and Hudson River advocate John Cronin won a gold award and represented Pace at the Jefferson Awards National Ceremonies in Washington, DC.

The Center for Community Action and Research is requesting nominations from Pace University students, faculty, and staff for the 2012 Jefferson Awards for Public Service. If you or someone you know is making a difference in the community, nominate them today. Nominations are due by April 2!

For more information about the Jefferson Award visit Questions about nominating an individual for the Jefferson Awards should be directed to Sangeeta Rao, Associate Director of the Center for Community Action and Research, at, or call (212) 346-1541.