Pace-O-Poly: Student Clubs and Organizations

With more than 100 student organizations on our NYC, PLV, and WP campuses, there’s something for everyone to get involved in.


With more than 100 student organizations on our NYC, PLV, and WP campuses, there’s something for everyone to get involved in. For more information on each student organization at Pace, click through below:

Business/Professional: From marketing plans to market analysis, choose from more than a dozen Pace students clubs and orgs that are getting down to business.

Media and Entertainment: Whether you’re interested in writing, reporting, TV, or concert-planning, Pace has got you covered. Now back to you, Barbara!

Performing Arts: Can you dance your tail off? Do you have the pipes to give people chills? Our performing arts student organizations are going to fill you with Glee.

Cultural/Social: From Latin flavor to rainbow pride, Pace has more than 20 cultural students organizations to choose from!

Politics and Advocacy: Change-makers in the movement to end genocide and cancer; promote HIV awareness; and save our planet.

Collegiate Interests: Whether you’re a nursing major interested in getting involved with SNAP or a crime buff interested in the Criminal Justice Society or Forensic Science Student Organization, take your interests to the next level with these student orgs.

Greek Life: If you wanna go Greek, then you’re in the right place! From the alpha to the omega, check out which sororities and fraternities are on campus.

Student Governance: SA, SGA, RHA. If you don’t know these acronyms, then you don’t know the student leaders of your University.

Law School: From sports and entertainment to politics to animal defense, we’re going to lay down the law school student orgs for you!

Clubs and Organizations: Business/Professional

From marketing plans to market analysis, choose from more than a dozen Pace students clubs and orgs that are getting down to business.


Accounting Society (PLV): AA stress management, KPMG interview workshop, presentations, and other activities. For more information, e-mail (OrgSync)

(NYC): committed to advancing the finance and accounting professions in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. (OrgSyncFacebook)

Association of Latin Professionals in Finance & Accounting (ALPFA) (NYC and PLV): brings visibility and opportunities to Latino professionals in Accounting, Finance and other related fields. The Pace chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) ranked first in the Northeast Region at last year’s KPMG accounting case competition, held last in Orlando, Florida. For more information about the chapter and its activities, e-mail (OrgSync NYC | OrgSync PLVFacebook)

Beta Alpha Psi (NYC): the national honors fraternity for financial information professionals. Lubin’s Iota Lambda chapter of Beta Alpha Psi placed first in collaboration, second in leadership, and third in strategic planning at the 2014 Regional Best Practices Competition and was awarded a Gold Chapter Award for 2013. For more information about the chapter and its activities, e-mail (OrgSyncFacebook | Twitter)

Hospitality and Tourism Association (HATA) (NYC): provides opportunities for Hospitality and Tourism Management students to gain value-added educational experience beyond their course work, helping them to become future business leaders and entrepreneurs. HATA strives to enhance interaction among the Pace student body and faculty as well as with local, state, and national businesses and communities through intellectual and social programs on and off campus. For more information, e-mail (OrgSync | Facebook)

INFORMS (The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) (NYC): a 12,000 member society representing professionals in the fields of operations research and the management sciences. For more information, e-mail

Institution for Management Accountants (IMA) (NYC): the worldwide association for accountants and financial professionals working in business. Pace’s IMA chapter connects students to professionals through exclusive networking events once every month and conference programs include prominent speakers, CPE-qualified educational sessions, workshops, and valuable networking opportunities. (OrgSync)

Interactive and Direct Marketing Lab (IDM) (NYC and PLV): functions as a student-run direct marketing agency. Students at the NYC and PLV campuses can earn credit for their work in the IDM Lab or can work as volunteers to gain experience. For more information, please contact

Lubin Business Association (LBA) (PLV): serves as a business resource for Pace students focusing on management, marketing, and finance. For more information, e-mail (OrgSyncFacebook)

Lubin Graduate Marketing Association (LGMA) (NYC): The Lubin School of Business’ new graduate marketing club. (OrgSync | Facebook)

Lubin Graduate Society (LGS) (NYC): provides a forum that promotes learning leadership; fosters career advancement and professional equality; invokes innovation, diversity, and creativity; and builds friendships, networks, and togetherness among graduate students. For more information, e-mail (Facebook)

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) (NYC): builds leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession. NABA openly welcomes students of all nationalities and majors. For more information, e-mail (OrgSync)

Pace Advertising Club (NYC and PLV): Operating like an advertising agency, the Pace Ad Teams help students develop the skills of problem analysis, creative design of media materials, and effective presentation to a professional jury.  At the 2012 American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), known as the “Olympics of Advertising”, the NYC Advertising Team placed third in a field of eight teams. For more information about the NYC Ad Team and its activities, visit or e-mail For more information about the PLV Ad Team and its activities, e-mail (OrgSync NYC)

Pace Finance Club (NYC): promotes and strengthens student awareness of the financial markets, investment and analysis, and portfolio management, while keeping its members alert of the various career opportunities available through our continuously expanding network.

Pace Hedge Fund Club (NYC): provides students with a simulated experience of working at a money management firm. On top of networking and connecting with professional money managers, the club will run a paper trading account and continuously submit investment write ups online. (OrgSync)

Pace Investment Club (NYC): helps students interested in investments (regardless of their previous knowledge or investment experience) strengthen their understanding of how to invest for one’s future. Students will learn to analyze stocks in particular sectors, participate in a virtual stock exchange, hear from speakers, participate in debates, and more! (Facebook)

Pace University Economics Society (NYC): Are you interested in economics? Do you want to know more then your classes offer? Have you been looking for ways to reach out to Pace alumni to see what life is like after graduation? The Economics Society wants to make all this possible and more. (OrgSync)

Pace University Marketing Association (PUMA) (NYC and PLV): a collegiate organization of students who are interested in the field of marketing. PUMA provides students with the opportunity, education, and experience to differentiate themselves from the competition. At the 2013 American Marketing Association International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, Pace students represented the New York City and Pleasantville chapters of the Pace University Marketing Association (PUMA). The teams competed against many schools from across the country, winning a total of three awards. The New York chapter won the Regional Conference Award and the award for Outstanding Chapter Planning. The Pleasantville chapter won the Outstanding Membership Award. For more information about the PUMA chapter and its activities, contact (NYC) or (PLV). (OrgSync NYC | Facebook)

Pace University Rotaract Club (NYC): focuses on the development of young adults as leaders in their communities and workplaces. Clubs around the world also take part in international service projects, in a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world. Affiliated with the Rotary Club of Wall Street New York, the Pace University Rotaract Chapter is involved in community service projects with the Wall Street club. (OrgSync)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) (NYC): the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. For more information, e-mail

Women in Corporate America (WICA) (NYC and PLV): dedicated to being future leaders of Corporate America by building inner strength, excelling professionally and academically, and helping fellow students succeed in the community. WICA creates a leadership environment, develops relationships among current members and alumni, hosts professional workshops, networks with external organizations, and is involved in community service.  (OrgSync NYC | OrgSync PLV)

For more information on professional organizations and for business-related honors societies, visit the Lubin website.

Clubs and Organizations: Media and Entertainment

Whether you’re interested in writing, reporting, TV, or concert-planning, Pace has got you covered. Now back to you, Barbara!


Campus Newspapers

The Pace Chronicle
 (PLV): Formerly known as The Paw Print, the Westchester Campus’ award-winning newspaper gives you the latest updates and news both on and off campus. Meetings are held in the Pace Chronicle Office on the 3rd floor of Willcox Hall on Mondays at 9:00 p.m. Interested in writing or photography? E-mail for more information. (OrgSyncFacebook | Twitter)

The Pace Press (NYC): Want to join the weekly student-operated NYC Campus newspaper? Send an e-mail to and let them know you’re interested in contributing. In addition to writers, the Pace Press is looking for photographers and graphic designers. Meetings are held most Mondays at 12:20 p.m. in room 902 of 41 Park Row. (OrgSyncTwitter | Facebook)

Radio Station

WPUB Radio (NYC): NYC’s radio station broadcasts 24/7 and can be heard live on their website. Interested in becoming a DJ? Shoot WPUB an e-mail at: ( | Facebook | Twitter)

WPAW (PLV): From block parties to beats, PLV’s campus radio station is keeping you entertained via the airwaves, open mic nights, and more! E-mail for more information on joining. (OrgSyncFacebook | Twitter | Instagram)


The Legend Yearbook (NYC): If you want to be legendary, then clearly you’re going to want to join the group who puts together Pace’s yearbook each year. To join, e-mail To order, visit and enter order #14182 (OrgSyncFacebook | Twitter)

Pace Presentia (PLV): In years past, they’ve also been known as Legend or just the Yearbook, but they redefined themselves during the 2013-2014 year. Presentia in Latin means Presence and Pace Presentia staff are committed to document, encourage, enhance, support, and showcase the unwavering presence that Pace University Pleasantville has to offer. (OrgSync)


POP TV (NYC Campus): An information and entertainment outlet serving Pace students on the NYC Campus, Pace’s Official Programming (POP TV) has made it possible for Pace students interested in all aspects of television broadcasting to be involved in the following processes: production, editing, hosting, management, finances, lighting, promotions, story development, directing, sound, graphic design, communications, etc. POP TV will soon be casting for their new show Pace Life! If you are a freshman or transfer student and are interested in auditioning, visit their Facebook. E-mail to get involved. (OrgSyncFacebook | Twitter | YouTube)


VOX (PLV): Pace’s art and literary magazine, VOX publishes students’ original fiction, poetry, prose, artwork, and photography. Vox, which is Latin for “voice”, provides a medium through which students can creatively express themselves. To learn more check out their website or e-mail them at (OrgSyncFacebook)

Aphros Literary Magazine (NYC):  A collection of poetry, prose, artwork, and photography submitted by Pace students, faculty, staff and alumni and run by Pace students, Aphros has been around for more than 50 years. E-mail them at (OrgSyncFacebook)


P.A.C.E Board (NYC): “Infamous for planning the most brag-worthy events, having the most innovative and effective promotions, and generating the largest event turnout of any student organization in NYC, P.A.C.E Board is the premier student organization at Pace University.” That’s their words, but who are we to argue? In the past, they’ve brought you some of Pace’s most entertaining events including Amateur Night, Homecoming concerts including 2Chainz, Kanye, Busta Rhymes, Big Sean, Wynter Gordon, Fabolous, and Keri Hilson, fall and spring fests, Live.Love.Laugh which included R&B singer Mario, cultural celebrations, scavenger hunts, and much more! (OrgSyncFacebook | Twitter)

Programming Board (PLV): The Pace University Pleasantville Programming Board is a student run organization that create that keeps the campus going with consistent events including Common Hour Chaos, weekend programs, Springfest, and more. (OrgSyncFacebookTwitter)

Clubs and Organizations: Performing Arts

Can you dance your tail off? Do you have the pipes to give people chills? Our performing arts student organizations are going to fill you with Glee.


Glee Club (PLV): Are you a major Gleek? Well, good news, because the Westchester Campus is home to a Glee Club! This a-cappella group is fairly new, but has performed at several events including their very own Spring Semester Concert, where they belted out some favorites including Cee Lo’s “Forget You,” Green Day’s “21 Guns,” and Rent’s “Seasons of Love.” They also hosted a benefit concert for the Save the Music Foundation and Invisible Children, where “Don’t Stop Believin’” was on the setlist. (OrgSyncTwitter)

Pace Inspirational Praise Ensemble (PIPE) (PLV): Founded in 1989, this Pace Gospel Choir holds two major concerts throughout the school year and also sings at other events throughout the semester. If God is your strength, then this student org is for you. E-mail them at (OrgSync)

Pace Drama Alliance (PLV): Interested in acting, screen writing, directing, staging, costumes, or just have a lot of great ideas? Well, Pace Drama Alliance is your stop. The Alliance would like people with all different interests to be involved and want to put on big productions for each semester as well as small ones during open houses. (OrgSync)

Sons of Pitches (NYC): Did you watch the Pitch Perfect Barden Bellas and Treblemakers and wonder why we don’t have that at Pace? Well, now we do! Founded in 2012, Sons of Pitches is a premier student-run a cappella choir looking to make beautiful music for Pace and beyond. For more info on this group, check out their website. (OrgSyncFacebook | Twitter)

Stand Up Productions (NYC): a not-for-profit theater company run entirely by students. Our most important goal is to send all our profits to charities based on the context of the show or the director’s personal decision. We believe these acts will promote a better atmosphere, establish more fulfilling work habits, and give students the opportunity to use theater to directly benefit the community in which we live and learn. (OrgSync)

808’s (Step Team) (PLV): Rhythm and movement is what the Pace Step Team is all about! If you’re interested in learning about the art of step dancing, get your fancy feet over to an 808 meeting. (OrgSync)

Clubs and Organizations: Cultural and Social

From Latin flavor to rainbow pride, Pace has more than 20 cultural students organizations to choose from!


Black Student Union (BSU) (NYC and PLV): promotes diversity, leadership, enhances skills, and promotes unity amongst members and the community. From soul food dinners to soul train dance competitions, it’s time for you to get on board, no matter which campus you’re on! (OrgSync NYC | OrgSync PLV)

CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) (PLV): provides regular opportunities to study and discuss the Bible, worship, and pray, all in a group setting. For more information on CRU events and programming, e-mail them at (OrgSyncFacebook)

Caribbean Student Association (CSA) (NYC): promotes diverse activities for the Caribbean student body. CSA fosters cultural awareness through exchanging ideas and brings awareness of current issues. From Patois classes to date auctions to their wildly popular annual CariCulture concert, you’re going to want to check CSA out. E-mail them at (OrgSync)

Chabad at Pace (PLV): promotes Jewish educational, social, cultural, and spiritual values to the Jewish student body on campus as well as all other students who show an interest.  Through holiday celebrations, weekly social get-togethers, Friday night Shabbat dinners, classes, and a special crisis intervention program, the Chabad Jewish Club will offer something for everybody. E-mail them at

Christian Fellowship at Pace (NYC): provides students the opportunity to pursue their faith and fellowship and connect with other students on the NYC Campus. E-mail them at (OrgSync)

CIAO-Collegiate Italian American Organization (NYC): for the Italian-Americans of Pace, along with anyone interested in Italian culture. From Festa Italia to bake sales to Italian cinema movie nights, connect with CIAO on Facebook or e-mail them at

Commuter Advisory Board (PLV): designed to build community between the commuter and residential students at Pace. CAB shall ensure that they recognize the needs of commuter students and formulate methods to address those needs by working with the Pace Community; and provide educational, social, and recreational services designed to meet the needs of commuter students in accordance with the Pace University mission statement. (OrgSync)

Desi Heritage of Southeast Asia (DHOSA) (PLV): provides social and cultural activities for South Asian students, along with the entire Pace Community, and cultivates the rich cultural heritage of South Asia by raising awareness about the region. (OrgSyncFacebook)

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) (PLV): provides a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth and their straight allies and in the past has organized events for Coming Out Day, Day of Silence, and trips to the National Equality March in Washington, DC. E-mail them at (OrgSync)

Generation Citizen at Pace University (NYC): a chapter of Generation Citizen, which encourages the student body to be active citizens, by giving back to local communities throughout the New York metro area. In doing so, students are encouraged to apply for a non-paid position as either a Democracy Coach or a Civic Ally. (OrgSyncFacebook | Twitter | Instagram)

Hillel (NYC): dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually, and socially. From Shabbat Extravaganzas to Israeli dancing to lectures and lunch and learns, Pace Hillel has the events to fill up your calendar this semester. (OrgSyncFacebook)

International Student Club (NYC): helps to create a feeling of world fellowship by assisting one another to better understand each others’ cultures. The International Student Club is open to all students and often hosts field trips, soccer matches, movie nights, and more. E-mail them at (OrgSync)

Lavender Ladies (NYC): an environment where women identified people who love women identified people feel safe and supported by their peers. This organization seeks to bring visibility to queer women on campus and inspire pride among women at Pace who may otherwise feel isolated from their peer group. (OrgSync)

Muslim Student Association (NYC and PLV): serves as a uniting forum for Muslim students from diverse backgrounds. In the past, students have participated in lectures, short films and discussions, and more. (OrgSync PLV)

Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) (PLV): represents the Latino/a community and shares Latin culture with the Pace Community. Their most popular event, the Casablanca All-White Party, usually kicks off the fall semester! E-mail them at (OrgSync)

Pace Stonewall Coalition (NYC): encourages students to come together to stop hate by sharing differences, voicing difficulties, spreading gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender awareness, as well as awareness of diversity not only of sexual orientation, but of race, gender, class, and culture. In the past, the group has participated in the New York AIDS Walk, Day of Silence, LGBTQA Fair, workshops, lectures, and more. E-mail Stonewall at (OrgSync | Twitter)

SAMOSA (South Asian Multi Oriented Students Association) (NYC):  From game nights to Eid and Diwali dinners to their annual culture show, SAMOSA is the recipe for fun. (OrgSync)

SABOR Latino (NYC): promotes Latino culture through their very own dance team. SABOR is more than just flavor. It stands for Sabiduria. Amistad. Bondad. Orgullo. Respeto. E-mail them at (OrgSync)

Shakti Dance Team (NYC): represents talent and artistic minds that have been molded together into one unified masterpiece. From hip hop to Bollywood to classical, the Shakti Dance Team is bringing their moves all over both campuses and beyond, with performances at other universities and invitationals. To see them in action, click here. (OrgSync)

Student Veterans of America (NYC and PLV): is dedicated to meeting the needs of the veteran student population at Pace. Veteran students meet to discuss events, challenges and successes at Pace, and work to affect change. (OrgSync NYC)

Students of Caribbean Awareness (SOCA) (PLV): promotes Caribbean awareness by engaging in social, cultural, and educational events. From Caribbean Jeopardy! to fashion shows to their famous Rep Yuh Flag party, SOCA is heating up the Westchester Campus. E-mail them at (OrgSyncFacebook)

United Chinese Student Association (UCSA) (NYC): promotes and supports diversity in the Pace Community and interest in Chinese culture and heritage. In the past UCSA has hosted events including Pace Inter-Collegiate Karaoke (PICK), bubble tea socials, movie and game nights, and more. Visit their website for more info. (Facebook)

Vegetarian Society (NYC): seeks to make the world a better place for people, animals, and the earth. It’s more than just Meatless Mondays! Learn more by e-mailing or follow them on Twitter.

Voices of International Students Association (VISA) (PLV): gathers both international and American students who are interested in becoming better culturally aware and provides members with a support group that will enable each individual to grow. To become an engaged citizen of the world, e-mail or find VISA on Facebook.

Currently Inactive
Arab & Co. (NYC Campus)
Project Nur
(NYC Campus)
Turkish Student Association
(NYC Campus)

Clubs and Organizations: Politics and Advocacy

Change-makers in the movement to end genocide and cancer; promote HIV awareness; and save our planet.


C.O.R.E.(Consciousness of Reality Everywhere) (NYC): some of the change-makers in the movement to end genocide and mass atrocities. Formerly STAND, CORE’S mission is to take into account another person’s thoughts, values, background, and perspectives; to spark ideas about the magnitude of change in changing oneself; to empower other young people to live by example. (OrgSync)

Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) (PLV): a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by working to implement the programs and mission of the American Cancer Society. Join this student org and become a part of the fight against cancer as you participate in major events like Paint the Campus Purple, the Great American Smokeout, and Relay for Life, held each year in PLV. E-mail for details. (OrgSync)

Model UN (NYC and PLV): an internationally recognized competitive team of students dedicated to learning about how to create peace, justice, and security in the world. Model UN is a class and club designed to simulate the United Nations. Students take on the roles of countries, observers, and nongovernmental organizations in various UN committees in order to debate the most important issues in the world and to learn the skills of diplomacy, consensus-building, policy analysis, and policy writing. The Model UN teams have had longstanding success at Model UN conferences each year. The PLV team earned honors at the 2013 Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference held in Atlanta. The Pace NYC took home four awards at the 2013 National Model United Nations conference in Washington DC (NMUN DC).  The NYC team also hosts the Model UN Conference for high school students each year.

N.A.T.U.R.E. (Natural Activists Teaching an Understanding and Respect for the Environment) (PLV): Pace’s environmental club, which focuses on local and global environmental issues. Events are aimed at bringing awareness to the Pace Community of pressing environmental issues. E-mail for more information. (OrgSync)

OXFAM America at Pace (NYC): a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. OXFAM saves lives, develops long-term solutions to poverty, and campaigns for social change. As one of 17 members of the international Oxfam confederation, OXFAM America works with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions.  (OrgSync)

Peace and Justice Society: Discussion ‘n Activism (PLV): increases student awareness regarding local, national, or international issues of peace, justice, and sustainability and empowers them to take nonviolent and effective action toward a peaceful, just, and sustainable future. (OrgSync)

Students for a Smarter Planet (SFSP) (PLV): an international student organization that allows students to actively help create a smarter planet.

Styleta (NYC): combines fashion and philanthropy in a way no other student org can. Love fashion and your community? Looking for a way to combine your passions and gain experience? Styleta at Pace collects clothing donations and raises funds to support charitable causes, organizing clothing drives as well as other events such as photo shoots and fashion shows. (OrgSyncFacebook | Tumblr | Pinterest)

To Write Love on Her Arms (NYC): serves as a voice of inspiration and support for students and their surrounding communities struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA Pace is a UChapter of the national non-profit organization and movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for those struggling.  (OrgSyncFacebook | Twitter)

Student orgs that are currently inactive:

Pace College Democrats
Pace College Republicans

Clubs and Organizations: Collegiate Interests

Whether you’re a nursing major interested in getting involved with SNAP or a crime buff interested in the Criminal Justice Society or Forensic Science Student Organization, take your interests to the next level with these student orgs.


ASPIRE (NYC and PLV): Alumni, Students, and Professors Influencing Recruitment and Enrollment (ASPIRE) is a volunteer program at Pace that engages enthusiastic and well-informed students in a variety of recruiting activities. Students volunteer in the activities that interest them most including providing a helping hand to high schools aspiring to go to college, inviting high school seniors to shadow you to actual college classes, “adopting” a handful of new students each semester to help them the first few weeks of classes, etc. To join the ASPIRE program, e-mail your name and phone number to (OrgSync PLV)

Beta Beta Beta, the National Biological Honor Society (NYC and PLV): is “dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.” Most recently, the campus chapters sponsored trips to the Bronx Zoo, NY Botanical Garden, the Philadelphia Mutter Museum, the Bodies Exhibit and the Van Cortlandt Manor Jack-O-Lantern Blaze. (OrgSync NYC)

Chemistry Club (NYC): hosts different activities that help students apply chemistry to the real world. These activities include guest speakers, tours to local points of scientific interest, and more. (OrgSync)

Criminal Justice Society (NYC and PLV): promotes awareness and interest in the many fields that criminal justice has to offer and prepares students for future careers. Students participate in hands-on activities in criminology outside of the classroom and membership is open to anyone in the Pace Community who has a general interest in criminal justice. (OrgSync NYCOrgSync PLVFacebook)

Forensic Science Students Organization (NYC): promotes and educates the community about forensic science. (OrgSync)

Future Educators Association (FEA) (PLV): encourages and supports those interested in the field of education. Students interested in education can belong to an organization that is tailored to the profession by providing beneficial workshops like Project Learning Tree, and guest speakers discussing up-to-date educational information, skills, and strategies that are necessary to become a successful educator. (OrgSync)

Health Pre-Professional Society (NYC): provides students interested in pre-medicine with academic, research, and career opportunities. (OrgSync)

Law Society (NYC): the central pre-law organization within Pace, aiding students in the Law School admission and selection process, providing free LSAT tutoring, and informing about the vast field of law. (OrgSync)

National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) (NYC): a pre-professional membership association for students interested in the study of communication sciences and disorders. (OrgSync)

Pace Computing Society (NYC): committed to promoting interest in technology among Pace students. (OrgSync)

Pace Public Relations Club (NYC): educates students about PR, developings and expands skills, and provides networks of professional contacts. This org advocates for a greater understanding of public relations by exposing students to a variety of career choices. Through conferences and hands-on experience, students will gain special skills and industry knowledge for success. (OrgSync)

Psi Chi (NYC): promotes academic excellence in the exciting, ever-changing, field of psychology.  Events include panel discussions, psychology conferences, and volunteer events. (Facebook)

Psychology Club (PLV): for students interested in the field of psychology provides resume-building professional experiences outside the classroom. Members attend lectures, professional meetings, and colloquia. E-mail them at (OrgSync)

Public Relations, Editors, and Producers (P.R.E.P.) (PLV): unites the students that fall within the Media, Communication, and Visual Arts concentration academically, or those who are looking for a profession within the field of media. PREP is a home for students who simply enjoy media, visual arts, editing, public relations, pop culture, marketing, and imaging. (OrgSyncFacebook)

Student Nurses at Pace (SNAP) (NYC and PLV): founded by the student nurses attending Pace for a common goal: to one day care for, treat, and potentially save lives in a rewarding nursing career. For more information, e-mail (OrgSync NYCOrgSync PLV)

Clubs and Organizations: Greek Life

If you wanna go Greek, then you’re in the right place! From the alpha to the omega, check out which sororities and fraternities are on campus.


Get connected, stay connected! Pace’s fraternity and sorority community promotes student success, enables students to leave legacies, and creates unmatched campus traditions.

Becoming a member of this close-knit community will not only provide you with life-long bonds but will also offer an academically supportive environment, numerous leadership prospects, community service opportunities, and access to larger alumni networks.

Greek Organizations on Campus


Delta Phi Epsilon (PLV)  | Phi Sigma Sigma (PLV)  | Alpha Lambda Sigma* (PLV) | Nu Zeta Phi* (PLV) | Sigma Iota Chi* (PLV) | Alpha Kappa Alpha (NYC and PLV) | Delta Sigma Theta (PLV) | Sigma Gamma Rho (PLV) | Omega Phi Beta (NYC and PLV) | Sigma Lambda Upsilon(PLV) | Kappa Delta (NYC) | Sigma Delta Tau (NYC) | Sigma Iota Alpha (NYC) | Sigma Lambda Gamma (NYC) | Sigma Sigma Rho (NYC)


Delta Upsilon (PLV) | Phi Kappa Tau (PLV) | Alpha Phi Delta (PLV) | Delta Kappa Epsilon (PLV) | Tau Kappa Epsilon (NYC and PLV) | Alpha Chi Epsilon* (PLV) | Alpha Chi Rho (PLV) | Alpha Phi Alpha (PLV) | Kappa Alpha Psi (PLV) | Lambda Upsilon Lambda (PLV) | Sigma Beta Rho (NYC) | Sigma Lambda Beta (NYC) | Zeta Beta Tau (NYC)

* indicates a local chapter

For more information about Greek Life, e-mail

Greek Governing Councils

Pace fraternities and sororities come together in their “councils” to advance campus life for Greeks and non-Greeks alike. Councils offer national representation, resources, and support to Greek organizations on campus. Each official Greek organization must be represented under a governing council.

PLV Greek Governing Councils

The Inter-fraternity Conference (IFC): comprised of six national fraternities (Alpha Chi Rho, Alpha Phi Delta, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Delta Upsilon, Phi Kappa Tau, and Tau Kappa Epsilon)

The National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Inc. (NALFO): comprised of Latino/a fraternities and sororities (Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Omega Phi Beta, and Sigma Lambda Upsilon)

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC): comprised of five predominantly African-American fraternities and sororities (Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Omega Psi Phi)

The Panhellenic Council: comprised of five women’s fraternities (Delta Phi Epsilon, Phi Sigma Sigma, Alpha Lambda Sigma*, Nu Zeta Phi, and Sigma Iota Chi)

NYC Greek Governing Council

Pace NYC Greek Council: comprised of all NYC Campus fraternities and sororities

Clubs and Organizations: Student Governance

SGA, RHA, BAC. If you don’t know these acronyms, then you don’t know the student leaders of your University.


Student Government Association (PLV): serves as a liaison between the administration, faculty, staff, and the students of the Westchester Campus. Student Government Association (SA) offers governance and support to all student organizations through a legislative branch and executive branch. (OrgSyncTwitter)

Student Government Association (NYC): the governing organization of the NYC Campus. Committed to bringing change and student concerts to light, the SGA acts as a liaison between the administration and the student body. SGA is also responsible for overseeing the Budget Allocation Council (BAC) which distributes funding to the clubs and organizations on campus. For more information, e-mail (OrgSyncFacebook | Twitter)

RHA – Residence Hall Association (NYC and PLV):  is both a school and national organization created to make sure that residence halls are the best they can possibly be. RHA is a form of student government and leadership for the residence halls and works to improve the quality of your residence hall and programming, gives the students a voice, and helps students meet and interact with other students. If you are interested in joining RHA, visit the website or e-mail (OrgSync NYC | OrgSync PLV)

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) (PLV): committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. Students build a sense of community within athletics and campus-wide and foster a positive student-athlete image. SAAC hosts various fundraisers including BINGO Night, which raised $3,100 for Make-A-Wish Foundation and a Japan Relief Drive, which collected 50 bags to send overseas.

Budget Allocation Committee (BAC) (NYC and PLV): reviews submitted requests for funding from student organizations and checks for policy and financial compliance issues. (OrgSync NYCOrgSync PLV)

Greek and National Panhellenic Council: You can read more about those here.

Law School Student Orgs

From sports and entertainment to politics to animal defense, we’re going to lay down the law school student orgs for you!


American Bar Association/Law Student Division (ABA/LSD) is comprised of elected representatives from its member schools. At Pace the elected representative serves on the executive board of the Student Bar Association. The representative also attends the annual American Bar Association Law School Division convention. The purposes of the Division are to encourage student input to the ABA through their representatives and to develop programs to aid law students in developing their legal skills.

American Constitution Society (ACS) for Law and Policy is a group of students concerned about the pervasive conservative orthodoxy in American law and politics.  The mission of the American Constitution Society is to harness the values of compassion and respect for each individual, and to incorporate them into American law and politics, in order to build a stronger and more decent national community.

Asian American Law Students Association (AALSA) is an organization for students of diversity and for the School of Law as a whole. With the change of demographics, people of diversity are a significant and growing population nationally as well as globally. As lawyers serving this community, it will be necessary for us to be aware of different social and cultural dynamics in order to represent our clients zealously. We shall have a duty to be leaders in promoting awareness and education of cultural, political and legal times.

The Barrister’s Guild is an organization that hosts networking events to introduce students to attorneys in a variety of fields.  Using the resources of the Law School, the Alumni Association and the contacts of members, the organization has been successful in arranging some creative events this semester such as dining on sushi with a corporate lawyer, indoor rock climbing with an environmental litigator or touring a major record label with an industry attorney.  The Barrister’s Guild offers students an exceptional opportunity to make contacts and gain insight into their chosen fields.  Unlike traditional networking events where students are limited to short question and answer periods, the Barrister’s Guild events allow students ample time to have a meaningful exchange with guest attorneys.  Participants are encouraged to come prepared with questions ranging from tips on getting a job, the difficulty of the bar exam, to specific areas of law.

Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is made up of a group of law students devoted to concerns of African-American students. They provide an academic and social support system, send a representative to various conferences and conventions, and participate in the recruitment of minority students.

The Campaign for Justice in the Middle East (CJME) recognizes that serious human rights violations are currently occurring in the Middle East and that these human rights violations are of vital concern. This organization’s purpose is to engage the legal and political issues facing the Middle East from an international law and human rights perspective.

Christian Law Students Association (CLSA) is a non-denominational Christian organization at Pace focusing on what it means to be a Christian lawyer and creating a Christian fellowship among law students at Pace.

Corporate and Commercial Law Society (CCLS) strives to expand awareness of corporate and commercial law for students at any stage in their legal studies. By encouraging interaction between students and professionals, the Society aims to help students form long lasting ties with the corporate and commercial law world. CCLS will provide informational and networking events that facilitate learning in the corporate and commercial law areas.

Dispute Resolution Society (DRS) strives to complement Pace Law students’ curricular exposure to dispute resolution with additional opportunities to learn about dispute resolution. Through DRS sponsored programs and events, students will have opportunities to network and interact with dispute resolution professionals.

Environmental Law Society (ELS) is committed to improving the environment through legislative action, citizen action forums, recycling programs, campus awareness activities, guest speakers and the annual Earth Day Celebration. ELS members attend local and regional conferences.

Federalist Society fosters critical thought and debate about the application of conservative principles to the law.  The Pace Law School Federalist Society embraces the principle that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to the integrity of the Constitution of the United States of America, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is – not what it should be.  The Pace Law School Federalist Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities.  This entails reordering priorities within the legal system so as to place a premium on individual liberty, traditional values, and the rule of law.  It also entails restoring recognition of these norms among lawyers, judges, law students, and professors.

Gaelic Law Society (GLS), whose name is derived from the ancient dialect of Ireland, is a student organization concerned with Irish-American current issues.  The Gaelic Law Society meets several times a year, at which time members discuss and plan events.

Health Law Society (HLS): Following the development of the health law curriculum and the approval of the Health Law Certificate, a group of interested students formed the Health Law Society (HLS). One of its major goals is to build a supportive relationship with the surrounding community by developing an information source for community residents and facilitating their health care planning.

Hearsay is an award-winning student newspaper that began during 1977–78 on the initiative of interested students. Hearsay includes articles, editorials, and information that directly affect the Law School community. Faculty, student, and staff contributions are welcome.

Honor Board: The mission of the Pace Law School Honor Board is to promote and uphold the ethical values of the legal profession. By setting and meeting high ethical standards, Pace students prepare themselves to stand alongside members of the Bar with honesty and integrity.

Intellectual Property Student Organization (IPSO) allows Pace Law School students who are interested in the general area of intellectual property law to keep abreast of major intellectual property law legislation and case law; network with firms that practice in the intellectual property law arena; and network with other Pace Law students interested in the intellectual property law field.

International Law Society (ILS) introduces students to the ever-expanding field of International Law. By working with the faculty and administration to help shape the international law curriculum at the University as well as helping to set up internships both domestic and foreign, the society allows the students an outlet to attain their educational and career goals. The Society itself is an autonomous, student run organization chartered by the Association for International Law Students. By being involved with the Society, students are able to participate in moot court competitions, cultural discussion groups and career panels. It is our belief that in the competitive legal job market it is not enough just to have the highest GPA or Law Review, involvement and commitment to international law outside of the classroom also entices possible future employers.

Italian-American Law Students Association (ITALO) is a group of students of Italian descent and any other interested students. ITALO sponsors speakers and enables members to network with lawyers and judges in Westchester County and New York City.

Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA). The purpose of the Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA) is to have fun while learning about Jewish traditions and modern day concerns.  JLSA holds discussions about current issues and co-sponsors social events with other organizations, which provide an excellent opportunity for students to meet and become an active part of the law school community.  Other activities include the celebration of Holy Days and lectures on topics such as the relevance of Talmudic Law to modern law and practice, international law and the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the role of traditional Jewish values in modern law.

LAMBDA Law Students Organization. The purposes of LAMBDA include: (1) to promote visibility for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students at Pace Law School, (2) to serve as a forum to discuss areas of the law that affect the LGBT community, (3) to foster diversity and understanding in the Pace Law School community for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, and (4) to serve as a vehicle to increase networking opportunities for LGBT Pace Law School student to help overcome the barriers that LGBT job applicants typically encounter.

Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA) is comprised of students working together to enhance the educational experience and the professional pursuits of law students committed to diversity in legal education.

Muslim Law Students Association (MLSA) was established to accommodate the diverse social, religious, and intellectual needs of Muslim students in the law school community. The MLSA seeks to encourage discourse on and increase awareness of the domestic and international legal, cultural and political issues affecting Muslim communities today. Activities shall include celebration of religious holidays and Ramadan, speaker events, and social gatherings.

National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is an association dedicated to the support and defense of economic and social justice, and to progressive change rather than the acceptance of the status quo. They seek to unite the lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers of America in an organization that shall function as an effective political and social force in the service of the people, to the end that human rights shall be regarded as the most sacred interest in this country.

National Security and Law Society (NSLS) fosters interest in, and understanding of the legal and policy aspects and ramifications of national security by sponsoring speakers and programs concerning the many issues covered by this umbrella.  Additionally we wish to aid members in their pursuit of careers in these fields and contribute to the development of the law as it relates to national and international security.

Pace Law School Democrats (PLSD) seek to energize, amplify, and channel the political interests of Democratic law students. PLSD seeks to formulate a politics of inclusion, rather than division, promoting the traditional American values of fairness, equality, freedom, tolerance, and economic opportunity for all.

Pace Law School Republicans (PLSR) seek to energize, amplify, and channel the political interests of Republican law students. PLSR seek to encourage traditional values, state sovereignty, and the conservative spirit among Pace Law School.

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) is the largest of the three legal law fraternities and the only law fraternity represented at Pace.  The Adolf Homburger Law School Chapter strives to uphold the principles and ideals of integrity, compassion, courage, and professional service.  Our goal is to implement a well-rounded organization incorporating activities including professional, academic, community service, fundraising, and networking events.  The PAD chapter has over 80 student members and has received active encouragement and involvement from Pace alumni and PAD alumni in the area.

Public Interest Law Scholarship Organization (PILSO)provides grants on a competitive basis to students pursuing public interest law summer internships and careers. Funding for the grants comes from various on-campus events, faculty, and students. In its first six years, PILSO has given over $58,000 in grants to Pace law students and has thus provided over 8,000 hours of volunteer legal services to public interest law organizations.

Real Estate and Land Use Law Society introduces law students to the complex legal issues related to real estate and land use as well as creates a medium through which members can explore the various aspects and possible career opportunities that exist in these industries.

Society of Visual and Performing Arts (SOVAPA) is an organization designed to bring together musicians, actors, dancers, visual artists, artists working in any media, and lovers of art. SOVAPA will enrich the Pace Law School community by infusing it with the full spectrum of the arts.

Sports, Entertainment & Arts Law Society (SEALS) is a student-founded and led organization that strives to promote a greater awareness to the student body of the opportunities in lawyering in sports and entertainment fields.

Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) provides a form for education, advocacy, and scholarship aimed at advancing the interests and improving the lives of animals through the legal system and raising the profile of animal law. The organization accomplishes these goals by sponsoring campus literature tables, speakers and debates, movies, volunteer opportunities and other forums for learning about animal law.

Student Bar Association (SBA), to which all members of the student body belong, is a service organization run by and for students. The SBA is also the umbrella organization that all other student organizations fall under. The association works closely with the Dean’s Office, Pace faculty and staff to coordinate and improve all aspects of Pace student life. It represents student concerns to the faculty and administration. SBA executive board members and class representatives participate on faculty appointment committees, assist with orientation and graduation, attend faculty meetings, and sponsor several professional and social functions throughout the year. It sponsors speakers, orientation, mixers, a dinner-dance, and graduation activities. In addition, the SBA President and SBA delegates serve as liaisons to the Pace Alumni Association Board and Board of Visitors. At the national level, the association is a member of the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association.

Unemployment Action Center (UAC) is devoted to the representation of unemployment insurance claimants. Members are given training and are directly responsible for advising and representing claimants. The UAC gives law students exposure to pro bono work and cultivates an interest in public service early in their legal careers. IL students are encouraged to participate.

Women’s Association of Law Students (WALS). The Women’s Association of Law Students provides a forum for information concerning women’s issues in the law. Each year WALS invites speakers to the school, sponsors lobbying and involvement with off-campus activities of concern to women.

For the latest information, visit the Pace Law School student organization website.

Stars of Pace: Theatre

From taking on national tours of Broadway musicals to producing Tony Award-winning musicals, Pace students, faculty, and alumni are center stage. >>Read More

Caught in a Web
Dyson musical theater student Brett Thiele ’13, who’s starred in more than 10 professional theater productions in Dallas and New Orleans and was a choreographer for Pace’s 2012 Dance Out Loud, made his Broadway debut in Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark.


Playing Princess Fiona

Recent Dyson musical theater graduate Whitney Winfield ’12 took on a monstrous role  in October 2012, when she joined the National Tour of Shrek the Musical as the ogre’s Princess Fiona. Whitney also recently made her way into the semifinals of’s “Next Broadway Star” talent competition.


Soaring to New Heights
In addition to being involved in several Pace musicals and the Dance Out Loud showcases, recent Dyson musical theater graduate Brandon Contreras ’12 joined the first National Tour of In The Heights, which took him all over the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico, as the male swing and understudy for Sonny and Graffiti Pete.

Beauty and the Beast on Tour
Disney’s smash hit Broadway musical Beauty and the Beast is on tour…and with them were two Pace musical theater students. Matthew Farcher ’12 played the villain Gaston and Jimmy Larkin ’15 his bumbling sidekick, LeFou. Dates took them from Orlando to Ottawa, Los Angeles to Las Vegas, and much more!

A Ghost of a Chance
One of the youngest producers in Broadway theatrical history, at 24, Dyson alumnus Jordan Scott Gilbert ’09 is currently co-producer of the three-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical Ghost the Musical through his company, Gilbert Productions, an independent production and casting company. “Being at Pace allowed me access to New York City—something that should not be underestimated in choosing a university,” notes Gilbert, who attended three different schools before ultimately picking Pace. “Pace allowed me to work with the producers on the Broadway musical A Tale of Two Cities at the same time that I was enrolled. That’s something great, because the best classroom is actually being thrown right into the profession.”

A Freaky Friday
Performing Arts Adjunct Professor and composer and lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver, who’s works include Mrs. Sharp, Darling, and 35MM, is developing the music and lyrics for Disney Theatrical’s stage musical of Freaky Friday.

Hairspray to Mamma Mia! 
Dyson alumnus Donell James Foreman ’12 is breaking both legs. In addition to being on the national tour of Hairspray and making his way to the national tour of Broadway’s global smash hit, Mamma Mia!, Donell has joined the national tour of the hit show The Book of Mormon.

Bringing It
Dyson musical theater student Lindsey Carothers ’13 has already brought it, dancing and singing her way through the national tour of Bring It On the Musical. Bring It On made its Broadway debut on August 1, 2012.

She Feels Pretty, Oh So Pretty
Dyson alumna Evy Ortiz ’04 must have felt pretty and witty and bright when she landed the leading role of Maria in the Broadway national tour of the prolific West Side Story. From New York to North Carolina, Tallahassee to Toronto, Ortiz has been travelling around North America. Follow her around the US on her blog and on Twitter.

Proud to be an American Idiot
Green Day’s American Idiot is going around the country and across the pond and Dyson musical theater student Brandon Kalm ’14 is joining them as part of the show’s ensemble. The groundbreaking Broadway musical will go on an international tour with stops in Ireland and the U.K., as well as all over the U.S.

A Top 10 Casting Director
Pace students learn from the best and make great connections. Performing Arts Adjunct Professor Bob Cline was named one of Broadway’s top ten casting directors. Cline has worked on more than 50 national tours including Rent, Shrek, Hairspray, Annie, and more!

Catch Them if You Can
And they’re off—Dyson musical theater student Amanda Braun ’14 and recent graduate Taylor Collins ’12 both landed roles in the first national tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Catch Me if You Can.

Hair Today, There Tomorrow
Recent Dyson musical theater graduate Cailan Rose ’12 spent time everywhere from Hollywood to Orlando, when she hit the road for the national tour of Hair. She played a Tribe member, a role she also held with the Broadway company before the show closed in September 2011.

A Pace Family Reunion
Recent Dyson performing arts grads Donell James Foreman ’12, Matt Farcher ’12, and Ally Bonino ’11, along with Performing Arts Assistant Professor Robert Meffe earned major accolades for their work in the 2012 Off-Broadway show Myths and Hymns presented at the West End Theater. Meffe was mentioned in the New York Times article, In Its Next Life a Song Cycle is A Musical.

© TMI Touring Company

There’s No Place Like Oz

Recent Dyson musical theater graduate Kate Bristol ’12 followed the Yellow Brick Road all across North America last spring when she played the lead role of Dorothy in the national tour of The Wizard of Oz, which made stops everywhere from Montana to California to Saskatchewan, Canada. Read more in our Annual Report. And if you think her voice sounds familiar, you may be right. Kate has done voice work for more than a dozen anime shows including Dragon Ball Z, Negima!?,  Suzuka, and more!

Kicking It Up a Notch
Dyson Dance Instructor Lauren Gaul doesn’t get her kicks from torturing Pace students—she got them on the kick line as a beloved Radio City Rockette, who performed at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and more for ten years. Read more about her here.

From Seussical to Freckleface the Musical
Dyson musical theater alumna Bridget Riley ’10 has graced various stages over the last few years. She played the Ballet Girl/Francine and understudied the role of Freckleface in Off-Broadway’s Freckleface the Musical through July 2012. She played Pinkalicious in the Vital Theater Company’s production of Pinkalicious: The Musical, was Gertrude McFuzz in the National Tour of Seussical in 2011, Pearl in Off-Broadway’s The Scarlet Letter, as well as several regional and international shows. Bridget was also the assistant choreographer for the film Something Borrowed, starring Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin. This September, she’ll take on the role of tomboy Anybodys in the national tour of West Side Story, where she’ll join current Dyson musical theater student Tory Ramirez ’15.

Bye Bye Birdie… Hello Bruiser!
Dyson alumna Lara Hayhurst ’07 played the lead, Kim MacAfee, in the national tour of Bye Bye Birdie. She was also nominated for a Carbonell Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Clara in The Light in the Piazza at the Stage Door Theater. In May 2012, she played Elle in Legally Blonde: The Musical at the Pittsburgh Musical Theater. Dyson alumnus Andy White ’10 is also Team Elle Woods, playing Aaron in the national tour of Legally Blonde.

*These are just SOME of the Pace students and faculty on and off-Broadway. For more, visit the Dyson website.

Know someone who’s missing from this list? Leave your comment below or e-mail us!

Stars of Pace: TV

From comedies like Glee, Parks and Recreation, and iCarly, to police procedurals like CSI: Miami and Hawaii Five-0, Pace Setters are making a big splash on the small screen. >>Read More

Inside Inside
Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio, which is taped at Pace’s Schimmel Center and serves as the craft seminar for MFA students of the Actors Studio Drama School, hasn’t just brought an impressive lineup of A-listers to Pace, including the casts of Modern Family, Glee, Family Guy, and Mad Men, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, James Franco, Bradley Cooper, and more. The show, whose host and executive producer James Lipton is also Dean Emeritus of the ASDS at Pace, just earned its 15th Emmy nomination.

iGot to Be on iCarly
Dyson musical theater student Aaron Albert ’14 has had great success on both the small screen and big screen, including iCarly, where he starred in an episode as Sam’s boyfriend, Jonah; in an episode of ABC Family’s 10 Things I Hate About You; a recurring role on Disney’s live action sitcom, I’m in the Band, and played young Principal Verge (Dane Cook’s character) in the teen horror-comedy and 2011 SXSW official selection Detention, which also stars the The Hungers Games’  Josh Hutcherson. And, he performed at Dyson Professor Ryan Scott Oliver’s Barre Bones concert in LA. You can watch the video here. “It is such a joy for us to see how Aaron has grown as a person and as an actor at Pace. The program has been a great fit for him,” says Aaron’s mom, Julie Rissman. Read more in Pace Magazine.

Developing a Lifeline for Millionaire
Acting adjunct professor Joseph Cotugno is a three-time Emmy Award-winning cameraperson and twice-nominated TV director. He was the technical director for Ryan’s Hope, one of ABC’s most famous soap operas, and continued directing other popular soaps including Loving, One Life to Live, All My Children, and Guiding Light. Cotugno was also a part of the historic 1980 USA gold medal ice hockey victory over the Soviet Union at the Lake Placid Olympics and the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Most recently, Cotugno served as technical manager for ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and helped develop skype as a lifeline on the show.

Dancing with the Stars
Maksim Chmerkovskiy has been a Dancing with the Stars favorite for 12 seasons. But when a younger, yet just as talented version of him performed on the show, people thought who is this guy and where did he come from? His name is Val Chmerkovskiy, he is Maks’ younger brother, and in fact, he came from Pace University. At 15, Val won his first IDSF World Championship and became the first and last American to ever do it. But that didn’t stop the pro dancer from coming to Pace to study his entrepreneurship. In addition to winning the German Open, Asian-Pacific Championships, US Open, Blackpool, and the World Championships two times and appearing on the last few seasons of Dancing with the Stars, Val opened four Dance with Me dance studios in SoHo, Stamford, CT, Ridgefield, NJ, and Long Island with brother Maks and fellow DWTS dancer, Tony Dovolani. Looks like those Lubin classes came in handy!

A Special “Treat”-y for a Pace Student
Dyson musical theater and acting major Kelly Washington got the unique chance to act alongside Amy Poehler and Adam Scott in November 2011, when took on a guest starring role on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. You can watch a short clip of her on the episode entitled “The Treaty” on Hulu. Kelly also starred as Amanda in the Syfy TV movie Leprauchan’s Revenge, as the lead in two films, The Fat Boy Chronicles and Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas, and the upcoming documentary Edge of Salvation, also starring Charlene Tilton, Jeremy London, and Jonathan Lipnicki.

Bate Bate, Chocolate!
If you picked up your key Spanish words from watching Dora the Explorer on her adventures, you can thank Pace student Kathleen Herles, who was the original voice of Nickelodeon’s beloved Dora for 10 years strong. Come on, VAMONOS!

School Pride
Lubin School of Business’ Nicole Cardoza ’11 has a lot to be proud of. In addition to completing a dual degree in Interactive Marketing and International Management and four internships during her time at Pace, Nicole loves to give back, volunteering as a yoga instructor at an after-school program for which she was featured on NBC’s School Pride. She is also the founder of Yoga Foster, a non-profit that fosters creativity through children’s yoga and offers free classes to schools in NYC.  Watch Nicole share her volunteer experience on NBC’s School Pride.

0 Yeah!
If you’ve tuned into Hawaii Five-0, you’ve probably seen Dyson theater and art history alumna Michelle Borth ’01 , who has appeared in several episodes as Catherine Rollins. On March 26, 2012, CBS announced that she would become a cast regular on Hawaii Five-0 for Season 3. Borth has also starred in the ABC television series Combat Hospital as Major Rebecca Gordon, a trauma surgeon for the Canadian Forces, co-starred alongside Christian Slater in ABC’s The Forgotten, and in the HBO one-hour drama series, Tell Me You Love Me, which earned a 2007 American Film Institute Award as one of the best television programs of the year. Check out Michelle Borth on IMDB.

Locke’d It In
Dyson musical theater major Beau Cybulski sent a video audition for a part on CSI: Miami. Although he didn’t get it, the producers called him three weeks later with another part and Beau made his TV debut on CSI: Miami in January 2012, when he played Cameron Locke, the son of the murdered skydiver. He will also play a 12-step member in the upcoming film, He’s Way More Famous Than You, starring Ben Stiller, Jesse Eisenberg, and more.

Gleek Out
In December 2011, the cast of FOX’s hit TV show Glee stopped by Pace’s NYC Campus for a taping of Inside the Actors Studio. And that taping must have served as inspiration for creator Ryan Murphy, because in April 2012, Pace’s Actors Studio Drama School hit the small screen when Glee showed its male lead Finn applying to the school and auditioning for James Lipton. He didn’t get accepted, but no worries Finn, we are one of the top 25 drama schools according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Gleek Out Part Two
Last summer, the creators of Glee launched a spin-off reality show on Oxygen, The Glee Project, which picked the best of thousands of auditions from around the world into a competition for a featured role on the next season of Glee. When Dyson theater major Marissa Von Bleicken advanced to the final 12, she took a leave of absence from Pace to pursue her dream. Working each week with Glee’s casting director, choreographer, vocal coach, music video producer, and head writer, and winning several assignments, Marissa wowed the Pace Community and America, until her shocking elimination when she was in the top six. Following her elimination, show creator Ryan Murphy stated he made a huge mistake…and we don’t disagree. Check out this awesome clip of Marissa in action!

Hanging Out with Taylor Swift on Rachael Ray
Dyson communications student Melissa Recine had a pretty productive day when she went on the Rachael Ray show for what she thought was a makeover to look like her idol, Taylor Swift. Not only did Melissa get to meet Taylor Swift, she also brought along her resume and landed an internship in the production department of the Rachael Ray show. Looks like Rachael Ray, who also attended Pace, still has a soft spot for the University. Read more about Melissa’s experiences on the Dyson College blog.

I Want My MTV
What would MTV be without the VMAs? We’ll never know, thanks in part to Lubin alumnus Corey L. Galloway, MBA ’02, who in his role as Director of Operations for MTV’s animation division, developed launch strategies for projects such as Daria, the Video Music Awards (VMA), and MTV Movie Awards, which grossed more than $100 million under his leadership.

A Pugnacious Pace Setter
If you’re a news buff, you’ve probably heard of the name Charlie Gasparino, but did you know the former CNBC reporter and Fox Business Network senior correspondent is a Pace alumnus? Earning his degree from Pace in 1985, Gasparino has done it all. Before joining CNBC, he was a senior writer at Newsweek, where he broke major stories involving politics, Wall Street, and Corporate America and broke news on some of the biggest financial scandals of recent times for The Wall Street Journal. Gasparino was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in beat reporting in 2002 and won the New York Press Club award for best continuing coverage of the Wall Street research scandals. Gasparino has won numerous business journalism awards, and is the author of several books, including Blood on the Street: The Sensational Inside Story of How Wall Street Analysts Duped a Generation of Investors (Simon & Schuster, 2005), a BusinessWeek best seller that has been called a masterpiece of investigative journalism; King of the Club: Richard Grasso and the Survival of the New York Stock Exchange (HarperCollins, 2007), which was named by the Library Journal as one of the best books of 2007; The Sellout: How Three Decades of Wall Street Greed and Government Mismanagement Destroyed the Global Financial System (HarperBusiness, 2009); and Bought and Paid For: The Unholy Alliance Between Barack Obama and Wall Street (Sentinal, a division of Penguin Putnam, 2010).

Danny Makes a Deal
In addition to being an on-air personality at WDRE-FM “Party 105” on Long Island, Lubin alumnus Danny Pecoraro ’08 has made a deal with Howie Mandel, when he appeared on NBC’s Deal or No Deal, and took home $129,000.

Know someone who’s missing from this list? Leave your comment below or e-mail us!

Stars of Pace: Music

From opening up for rock bands to rapping the Canterbury Tales to helping people find a job through music, Pace students, faculty, and alumni are facing the music.

Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon
Thanks to Pace Performing Arts adjunct professor Paul Guzzone, we don’t need six degrees. We have one. Guzzone, who has been teaching at Pace for more than 20 years, is bassist and vocalist with the Bacon Brothers band featuring actor Kevin Bacon and composer Michael Bacon. In addition to performing with the band all over the world and appearing on shows including The Tonight Show and The View, Guzzone has produced three of their albums, as well as recording Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and other luminaries for the New York Times bestseller Philadelphia Chickens by Sandra Boynton.

Hip-Hop You Don’t Stop
…until you find the perfect job. Lubin Professor and marketing guru Larry Chiagouris, PhD, really wanted to get his message across to students about how to market themselves as a product to get a job. After writing the book The Secret to Getting a Job After College, Chiagouris teamed up with hip-hop artist Timid to get the message out to students about battling a difficult job market. Watch the video for I Want a Secret featuring Pace students, and read an article in USA Today.

Wild-Out Wednesday
In February 2012, Dyson musical theater student Dana Harper ’13 performed on BET’s 106 & Park Wild-Out Wednesday, where she sang an original song and was voted the winner by the audience. But Dana’s no stranger to big performances. In 2010, she performed at the Dwayne Wade All-Star Luncheon during the NBA All-Star Weekend, in front of an audience that included Dwayne Wade himself, Spike Lee, Chris Tucker, and Alonzo Mourning. Make sure to check out her videos on YouTube.

Parachute Opening
In January 2012, Around August, a band comprised of Pace students Keith Vartanian, Grant Crawford, and Joe Wood, entered a music contest on for the opportunity to open for rock band Parachute at an upcoming show in North Carolina. With a video of “Words Meet Heartbeats” recorded in the dorms, Around August won the competition and packed their bags and their car for Winston Salem. Check out their video journey as they document their travel from New York City to Winston Salem, North Carolina to perform. Band member and Dyson student Grant Crawford also released his second album, Reflections, on iTunes. For the first couple of days after its release, it crept up the top 200 singer/songwriters charts until breaking the top 50. Reflections peaked at #37 on the charts, ahead of other artists such as Matt Nathanson, Boyce Avenue, and Bob Dylan.

Have a Glass of Wine
If you want to know what the “Pace Advantage” is, all you have to do is listen to Dyson student and rap artist Alex Antonio’sPace Yourself,” a song about the Pace experience which he wrote and recorded in the John Street dorms. And we didn’t even pay him to write it! Alex also collaborated with Dyson alumna and singer-songwriter Michelle Ferreira ’11 on a remix of her new song “Glass of Wine,” which will have you singing “chardonnay, I do not mind; sauvignon will do just fine,” seconds in. In addition to Glass of Wine, Michelle released her debut album Stories Left Unsaid and video.

Breaking Down Chaucer
We’re sure Dyson Professor Martha Driver gets a lot of e-mails from students in her Chaucer class. After all, Middle English can be hard to decipher. But one Dyson student Nathan Hamer seemed to have no problem when he broke down Chaucer in one minute in his Canterbury Rap. A+!


Earthdance Anthology
Dyson Environmental Studies Professor Evan Pritchard released a 12-song CD Earthdance Anthology (Robert Jackson AIF Music Productions), which he describes as “a ‘Native American Bandstand’ that teaches about living in harmony with each other and the environment—while getting everyone to dance.” The CD, five years in the making, is a collection of Pritchard’s favorite songs that he has written and performed over the last 45 years, focusing on issues such as: the Native American principals of taking responsibility for your own actions with songs like “Karma Blues,” the beginning of creation in “Fire in Our Heart,” and also modern-day issues such as “Cash is King,” a humorous look at the economic financial crisis.


pulseidolcirosThis Much Fun

SOE double alumna Jessica Calamera ’13 has been busy promoting her new full-length CD, “This Much Fun.” She’s been performing live, and in October 2013, was a finalist in the American Country Star Finals, a Nashville-based online show to find the country’s next country star. Her  taped concert was broadcast on PBS WCNY on May 31, 2014.  In June 2014, she was also the WHUD featured artist of the month. She has a number of shows coming up, locally at the Montauk Music Festival, the Taste of Country Festival at Hunter Mountain NY Country Jam Music Festival in Colorado, and Headwaters Country Jam in Montana.

Looking for musical theater stars? Head on over to our theater section!

Know someone who’s missing from this list? Leave your comment below or e-mail us!

Stars of Pace: Authors and Editors

From Hitchcock to Harry Potter, the economy to Ewoks, Pace is getting published!

Chic to Be Geek
Dyson Professor of History and Women’s and Gender Studies Nancy Reagin, PhD, combined her lifelong fascination of science fiction/fantasy literature and history to develop a series of books focused on history and pop culture: Harry Potter and History, Twilight and History, Star Trek and History, and most recently Star Wars and History, in which she collaborated with Lucasfilm and Star Wars creator George Lucas. And some Pace students even had the opportunity to write chapters for these books. Read more about Reagin’s work in Opportunitas.

From Book to Screen to Book
In their 2011 book Scripting Hitchcock, Dyson English professors Walter Raubicheck, PhD, and Walter Srebnick, PhD, explore the collaborative process between Alfred Hitchcock and the screenwriters he hired to write the scripts for three of his greatest films: Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie. Drawing from extensive interviews with the screenwriters and other film technicians who worked for Hitchcock, Raubicheck and Srebnick illustrate how much of the filmmaking process took place not on the set or in front of the camera, but in the adaptation of the sources, the mutual creation of plot and characters by the director and the writers, and the various revisions of the written texts of the films. The book was honored by the Mystery Writers of America with a nomination for the 2012 Edgar Allan Poe Award. Read more here.

Turning Your Degree Into Dollars
Want to know the secret to getting a job after college? Then pick up Lubin Professor Larry Chiagouris’ book, The Secret to Getting a Job After College. Chiagouris, who has been called “a branding guru,” an “All-Star marketing strategist,” and “a consumer behavior expert” by the media, has lent his expertise everywhere from the Today Show to Fox News to The Wall Street Journal, and now to students around the country. The book gives students and the unemployed tips and tactics to identify opportunities, attract the attention of an employer, ace the interview, and get the job you want.

Capitalist Crisis
In his latest book The Failure of Capitalist Production: Underlying Causes of the Great Recession, Lubin Professor of Economics Andrew Kliman, PhD, tackles the recent financial crisis and Great Recession with a new twist: that Marx’s crisis theory can explain these events. Marx believed that the rate of profit has a tendency to fall, leading to economic crises and recessions. Kliman’s careful data analysis leads to a simple shocking conclusion: Short of socialist transformation, the only way to escape the “new normal” of a stagnant, crisis-prone economy is to restore profitability through full-scale destruction of existing wealth, something not seen since the Depression of the 1930s.

Do You Speak Teen?
Dyson alumna and professor Jennifer Powell-Lunder, PsyD, has got you figured out. In 2011, Powell-Lunder co-authored the book Teenage as a Second Language: A Parent’s Guide to Becoming Bilingual, which seeks to uncover the code of “teen-speak” and bridge the gap in understanding adolescents today. She also spearheaded a subsequent event, “Teen Speak: A Parent’s Guide to Translating What Your Teen Really Means” in November 2011 on the PLV Campus.

In You God Trusts
Lubin student and U.S. Air Force veteran Darren Paul Shearer’s ’12 book In You God Trusts: The Five Domains of Personal Responsibility, intended to help people discover their life’s purpose, strengthen relationships, improve health, and master finances, won first place in the Christian Living category of the Christian Choice Book Awards Contest. Shearer is also founder and CEO of FitHopper, a fitness startup that was a finalist at the Seventh Annual Pace Pitch Contest.

“Obamanomics” and American Reinvention
Working with Wilhelm Hankel, Lubin Professor Robert Isaak, PhD, has co-authored Brave New World Economy: Global Finance Threatens Our Future, a book that describes how “Obamanomics,” the Euro crisis, and the shift of economic growth to emerging economies, if handled properly, can lead to “true” economic stability and job creation.

It Is What It Is Like
Pace Poet-in-Residence Charles North’s new book What It Is Like: New and Selected Poems (Turtle Point Press), which was recently named to NPR’s Best Poetry of 2011 list, spans 37 years of the author’s iconic work as well as a number of new poems. Says NPR “North is such an intelligent and good-humored writer that his literariness seems less a pose than an invitation… North is a gentlemanly guide who understands and values his ideal reader as much as he values the poems from which that reader is inseparable. As he notes, it’s worth remembering that ‘Poetry is astounding / if you don’t spend too much time on it.’”

Korrecting the Kardashians
Michelle Richter was a Mutual Fund Accounting Specialist before trading in banking for book publishing and joining Pace’s MS in Publishing program. Now the alumna is working with bestselling authors and even the Kardashian sisters, who called her “blazingly efficient” in the acknowledgments for their Kardashian Konfidential.


Poetry in Motion
Dyson Assistant Professor of English Deborah Poe, PhD, is the author of the poetry collections the last will be stone, too, Elements (Stockport Flats), and Our Parenthetical Ontology (CustomWords), as well as a novella in verse, Hélène (Furniture Press). The upcoming book she co-edited with fellow Assistant Professor of English Ama Wattley, PhD, Between Worlds, offers excerpts from novels and short stories by some of the most important and established contemporary writers: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Rebecca Brown, Ana Castillo, Michelle Cliff, Edwidge Danticat, Rikki Ducornet, Louise Erdrich, Maxine Hong Kingston, Ha Jin, and Helena Maria Viramontes.

Know someone who’s missing from this list? Leave your comment below or e-mail us!

Stars of Pace: Beauty and Fashion

From fashion designers making straitjackets for Lady Gaga to beauty queens advocating for causes, Pace gets gowned and crowned. >>Read More

Caught in a Plaid Romance
Alright, so Lady Gaga probably wouldn’t be caught in Rolling Stone or on the Today Show in plaid, but she did pick Lubin alumnus and designer Asher Levine ’10 to custom create pieces for her. No, Asher’s not responsible for the infamous meat dress, but this one’s just as juicy: The white straightjacket coat/dress she wore during her Today Show performance, the black motorcycle jacket seen in her July 2011 Rolling Stone feature, and  the black lambskin leather-paneled jumpsuit she had on in her “Marry the Night” music video were all Asher originals. And Gaga isn’t the only A-lister gaga over his work. In addition to showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Asher’s celebrity clientele includes the Black Eyed Peas, Bruno Mars, Sam Sparro, and the Scissor Sisters.

The Sweet Smell of Success
Since earning her degree in communications, Dyson alumna Alexis Rodriguez ’01 has had a rapidly excelling career in public relations and marketing. She was head of the beauty line at Diane von Furstenberg and eventually become the Director of Global Communications; she served as Public Relations Director for Parfums Givenchy and Pucci Fragrance’ and two years ago, she joined Bobbi Brown Cosmetics as Executive Director of Public Relations, again leading the corporate and personal public relations efforts for an industry icon. She also founded “The PR Closet,” an advice column and blog for aspiring beauty and fashion publicists who want to learn how to break into and succeed in the industry.

Jarah’s Secret
Victoria’s Secret model Jarah Mariano has her own secret. The model, who became the first native Hawaiian and Korean to be featured in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, earned her BA in Speech Communications with a concentration in Media Studies from Pace. Now she’s strutting the runways at New York Fashion Week, posing for top photographers like Nigel Barker and Bruce Weber, and gracing the pages of numerous magazines including GQ, Elle, and Glamour, and even appeared in Jay-Z’s “Show Me What You Got” music video, TV shows including Chuck and Rescue Me, and had a minor role in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report. She may not be speechless, but we are.

Miss Determined
Dyson communications major Thatiana Diaz ’14 is no stranger to the tiara. A Miss Teen New York 2010, Thatiana competed against 50 other girls for the title of Miss Teen USA, where she landed among the top 15. She was also Miss NY Latina 2011 and placed in the top 10 of the Miss Republica Dominicana U.S. 2011 Pageant, a qualifier for the Miss Universe 2012 pageant. This year, she returns to the pageant circuit with her eye on Miss Universe and will compete in for Miss New York USA 2013. She also appeared on Telemundo 47 for Acceso Total and in the August issue of Seventeen Magazine, where she’s currently an intern. Read more about her journey on her Facebook fan page or Twitter.

Advocating for Autism
Recent School of Education graduate Keenya Hofmaier ’12 was crowned Miss Black Arkansas 2012. Miss Black USA, Inc. is the premier pageant for women of color, promoting education and leadership by providing scholarships opportunities to its winners. Keenya, who teaches students with autism as a New York City Teaching Fellow, chose Autism Awareness: Autism Speaks as her official platform and is collaborating with Arkansas-area autism organizations to fundraise and host events, and will promote awareness during her reign. She is currently the celebrity advocate for Arkansas Autism Speaks. For more information, visit or follow her on Twitter.

A Crime-Fighting, Crown-Wearing Activist
Pace alumna Kristi Hey ’10, ’12 had a busy 2012—finishing up her master’s in internet technology at Pace, monitoring the computer activity of sex offenders for the U.S. Probation Office, creating a charity 5K race to bring awareness to safe driving, being crowned Mrs. Bristol 2012, and campaigning for safe driving awareness. Kristy also competed in the Mrs. Connecticut America pageant. Read more here.

Wearing Her Heart on Her Sash
Actors Studio Drama School alumna Osas Ighodaro ’11 is an actress, model, dancer, and journalist. She’s appeared in Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, Cadillac Records starring Beyoncé and Adrien Brody, and plays the role of Malady in the Audelco Award winning Off–Broadway play Platanos Y Collard Greens. But it was her role as Miss Black USA 2010 that had her raising awareness of heart disease, the #1 killer of women, and took her around the world to address Malaria, clean water, and world hunger through her nonprofit organization, Joyful Joy Foundation, which is sustainably transforming lives one community at a time. Osas also ran the Marine Corps Marathon for Malaria No More, an organization for which she is a celebrity advocate. Read more about Osas on her website.

Know someone who’s missing from this list? Leave your comment below or e-mail us!

Stars of Pace: Sports

From fencing in the Olympics to playing for the major leagues to racing the Grand Prix, here are just a few Pace students and alumni on the fast track to success.

En Garde!
If you’ve been tuning in to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, you may have seen three-time Olympian Tim Morehouse ’03 taking a stab at a gold medal as a fencer for Team USA. But did you know that he’s a Pace alumnus? After Morehouse graduated from Pace’s School of Education in 2003, he taught English and social studies to 7th graders in New York City’s Washington Heights. As any experienced teacher will tell you, the first year of teaching is the most challenging, but Morehouse’s evenings and weekends were filled not only with grading papers, but also with fencing advances, parries, and attacks. He was training for the 2004 Olympics. In 2008, Morehouse traveled with the American team to Beijing where he won the silver medal as part of the men’s sabre team. Since then, he’s appeared everywhere from movie red carpets to Oprah to the White House lawn, where he fenced with President Obama. And, he’s come out with his memoir, American Fencer: Modern Lessons From an Ancient Sport, which details his life’s struggles and successes. Read more about Morehouse’s journey on his blog.

Racing to the Finish
Grand-Am racecar driver and Lubin alumnus Gregory Liefooghe ’03 ’04 has been riding the fast lane to success since graduating from Pace with a BBA in 2003 and MBA in 2004. Part of the road-racing branch of NASCAR, one of the most competitive series in the United States, Gregory has amassed multiple driving championships in only a few short years. From racing in the Grand Prix de Trois–Rivieres in Quebec and the BMW Performance 200 at Daytona to creating, managing, and marketing his brand, learn more as Gregory shares an insider’s view of the business side of NASCAR road racing and how his Pace degree helped steer his career and perspective.

Knocking It Out of the Park
Pace men’s head baseball coach Henry Manning has had a successful career—both at Pace and with students making it into the major league. In 2012, Coach Manning was named the Northeast-10 Conference Coach of the Year and led the Setters to win the NE-10 Southwest Division title. During his tenure, Manning has coached nine players that were drafted by an MLB team: Matt Rigoli (2008 St. Louis Cardinals, 21st round); Jack Cawley (2008 St. Louis Cardinals, 34th round); Matt Arburr (2007 St. Louis Cardinals, 17th round); David Qualben (2006 Houston Astros, 7th round); Bryan Hallberg (2006 Houston Astros, 12th round); Earl Oakes (2006 Oakland Athletics, 24th round); Matt Reilly (2006 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 27th round); Pat Stanley (2004 Colorado Rockies, 16th Round); and Mike Bohlander (2002 Chicago White Sox, 27th Round).

Victory at the Maccabi’s
Pace University alumnus and former Pace Men’s Basketball head coach Stu Wittner led the Men’s United States Basketball Team in the Open Division to a Gold Medal at the 2011 Pan-American Maccabi Games.

A Contact Hitter
If you’ve ever visited the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, you’ve supported a Pace Setter. Pace alumnus Edward W. Stack ’56 is a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Board of Directors, where he also served as Chairman from 1977 until 2000.

Hall of Famer
Former Pace men’s basketball and baseball player Bob Scheinblum ’60 was inducted into the Pace Hall of Fame this year. He served as captain of the basketball team, was Pace Athlete of the Year, and graduated as Pace’s all-time leading scorer. He went on to be a lieutenant colonel in the United States Marine Corps, where he flew in 297 combat missions in Vietnam from 1967 to 1978. He won a gold medal and bronze medal at the Arkansas State Invitational Senior Olympics in 2000 and 2001, respectively, and averaged 20 points per game. He averaged 15 points per game in the 2001 National Senior Olympics. He retired as a captain and instructor for Delta Airlines in October 1999 and today volunteers as a pilot for Mercy MedFlight, a charitable air ambulance service.

Know someone who’s missing from this list? Leave your comment below or e-mail us!

Stars of Pace: Film

From indie rom-coms featuring more than 100 Pace students and faculty to Emmy Award-nominated documentaries, it’s time for some popcorn because Pace is in the movies!

In addition to being a set for movies including Spiderman 2 and Spiderman 3, romantic comedy Trust the Man, starring Julianne Moore, David Duchovny, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Eva Mendes, and more, Pace students, faculty, and alumni are starring in and making films.

Shrimpin’ in Belize, Popping the Cork, and Meeting the Ambassador
Dyson students in Professor Maria Luskay’s, EdD, Producing the Documentary course have been doing all that and more for years.

  • To cork or not to cork, that is the question students set out to answer in spring 2012, when they traveled to Portugal with Luskay and New York Times environmental blogger Andrew Revkin to study the connection between the cork in the bottle of wine on your restaurant table and the fate of forests that are repositories for wildlife across Southern Europe and parts of North Africa and a source of livelihood for 100,000 people. The resulting documentary, Battle Behind the Bottle: A Film on the Cork Question premiered on the PLV Campus in May. Read more about their journey on their blog.
  • In 2011, the student filmmakers travelled to Belize to explore the life of an aquaculture entrepreneur and her sustainable shrimp farming. The film Linda Thornton: Seeking Sustainability, One Shrimp at a Time,” was awarded a Best Short Documentary Award of Merit at the 2011 Best Shorts Competition, appeared in the New York Times Dot Earth blog, and even received a congratulatory tweet from aquatic filmmaker and explorer Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau. Read more on their blog:
  • Going back even further to 2010, Luskay and her team spent a week in The Netherlands filming a documentary on Fay Hartog-Levin, the American Ambassador to Holland appointed by President Obama. The Life of an American Ambassador was the recipient of a Best in Category Award for the documentary category at the 2010 Indie Short Film Competition.

Watch more student videos on the MCA YouTube channel.

18 Voices, 2 Emmy Nods
The PBS documentary film Dyson Media and Communication Arts Professor Allen Oren produced and directed, 18 Voices Sing Kol Nidre, was nominated for two Emmy awards—one for the piece itself and one in the category of research. The documentary is about the Kol Nidre, the most sacred chant in Judaism, and how it reached that status. Oren previously won an Emmy for a series on the history of Madison Square Garden and was nominated for two others.

Finding Fred
Dyson film and screen studies student Geoffrey Kappenberg wrote, directed, and produced Finding Fred, a 10-minute documentary which was selected for screening at the 2011 Sprout Film Festival at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The film is one of the oral history projects on individuals with disabilities that students produce each semester in Seidenberg courses, in partnership with AHRC New York City. Geoffrey was a student in Seidenberg Professor Jim Lawler’s Fall 2010 “Community Engagement through Information Systems and Technologies” course.

When Harry Chooses Pace
Pace’s NYC Campus became a movie set during the fall 2010, when more than 100 Pace students, faculty, and staff worked on the award-winning independent film, When Harry Tries to Marry. Dyson performing arts major Rahul Rai ‘13, who plays Harry in the film won “Best New Talent” at the London Asian Film Festival. The film won the “Audience Award for Best Film” and “Best Crossover Film” and was an official selection at the Austin Film Festival, Mumbai Film Festival, and Gold Coast International Film Festival. Rai who was planning on attending NYU after the film wrapped, fell in love with Pace’s NYC Campus and stayed.  Pace Performing Arts Professor Grant Kretchik, who encouraged Rahul to consider Pace, also stars in the film, alongside several other Pace students including Kayla Mason, Ginger Graham, and Julie Robles, who all blogged about their experiences. The film opened in theaters last year and included a NYC premiere for the Pace Community.

From Screenwriting Course to the Big Screen
As part of a course assignment while completing her bachelor’s in communications at Pace, Dyson alumna Annette Courniotes ’08 wrote a screenplay based on the story of her grandparent’s escape from Communist-occupied Czechoslovakia. Her professor, Maria Luskay, EdD, thought it was so good she encouraged Courniotes to shoot and edit one act to enter it into film festivals. The film, Freedom’s Gate, received numerous award nominations. Read more.

Black Maybe
Pace student group Black Student Union (BSU) explores what it means to be black in college in their documentary Black MAYBE featuring Felonious Munk, which premiered on the NYC Campus this year. You catch watch the film here: Part 1 Part 2.

Film Takes a Walk on a Briarcliff Campus
Pace’s Briarcliff Campus became home to a movie set during the spring 2012, when the Coen Brothers’ new film Inside Llewyn Davis, which includes Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac, and Carey Mulligan, set up shop around campus. Check out photos from The Pace Chronicle.

Professor’s Wild Style
Pace professors practice what they teach. Just ask, Dyson Adjunct Art Professor Charlie Ahearn, whose film was named one of the top 10 films about New York alongside Scorcese’s Taxi Driver and Woody Allen’s Manhattan by the New York Post. The film, which The New York Post says “played a huge role in popularizing hip-hop around the world” focuses on the early days of New York’s rap, graffiti, and break-dancing scene.

Vito on HBO
Dyson Distinguished Professor of English and Women and Gender Studies Karla Jay, PhD, has a long history of activism, so it came as no surprise to us that she was selected to be interviewed by director Jeffrey Schwarz for his new documentary Vito about author and activist Vito Russo. Russo played a large role in the LGBT movement, particularly in developing The Celluloid Closet, a groundbreaking work detailing the gay community in film. Jay knew him personally through their work with the Gay Academic Union, the 1973 Gay Pride March, and a variety show called Our Time, which featured not only Jay but also the likes of actress Lily Tomlin as well. The documentary premiered on July 23, 2012 on HBO.

It’s Not Easy Being Green
Dyson acting major Christopher Bert has had his hands full juggling school and roles in film and on television. Chris played a leading role in The Green, a feature film starring Julia Ormond, Cheyenne Jackson, and Illeanna Douglas. During that time, he also filmed a role in a pilot called Bar Karma for Al Gore’s cable network, Current TV. Chris also acted alongside Dyson student Kelly Washington in The Fat Boy Chronicles and most recently played Jake Preston in an episode of CBS’ A Gifted Man, starring Patrick Wilson.

A Documentary that Makes a Difference
Dyson film and screen studies student Emily Cahill ’14 went on an adventure of a lifetime when she was selected to participate in the 2011 Actuality Media Outreach program in Guatemala. Working with three other students, Emily produced CasaSito, a 25-minute film which highlights and explores a nonprofit organization in Guatemala that works to increase educational opportunities for children in rural areas.

Comic Con-quer
Last year, Pace Law School student Anthony Desiato married his long-term love of comic books with his interest in filmmaking for a unique documentary about Alternate Realities, the Scarsdale, NY, comic book shop he’s worked at since high school. The final product My Comic Shop DocumentARy, which Desiato wrote, directed, produced, shot, and edited while a full-time student, was shown at independent film festival at Comic-Con. View the trailer here.

Small School, Big City
Launched in 2003 as one of NYC’s New Century High Schools with intense collaboration from Pace’s School of Education, Pace High School was partly funded by a $57 million grant from the Gates Foundation as one of over 300 “experiments” in small high school design. It is the little high school that could…and did. In 2011, a half-hour documentary, Small School Big City, about Pace High School by Ken Browne Productions premiered at the Professional Development Schools National Conference in New Orleans. Narrated by Sesame Street’s Roscoe Orman, the documentary tells the story of how a chance meeting between a Pace School of Education Professor and a New York City middle school assistant principal turned into a high school that just last year had 4,700 applicants for 108 open spots. View the trailer for the film here.

A Big Break
When the independent film Breaking Upwards was screened at Pace, the directors bonded with students in the audience and subsequently took on six Film and Screen Studies majors as interns to work on the film’s promotion, which landed a feature article in The New York Times.

Student on the Go…at
Dyson performing arts student Dominick LaRuffa was cast as the son of Armand Assante and Cathy Moriarty in the film Goat, currently in post-production. Goat is directed by Paul Borghese and features Dominick as 17 year old Nick Baldano, a role which made him an official card-carrying member of the Screen Actor’s Guild.

A River Runs Through NYC
Pace’s downtown NYC location worked out perfectly for Dyson acting major Cooper Rivers, who was able to shoot Mark Mann’s feature film Generation Um… starring Keanu Reeves on the Lower East Side. The film is expected to release in 2012.

Corujo Cannes Do It!
In 2010, Dyson film and screen studies major James Corujo submitted his film The Contract (made in Pace’s 16MM film production course) to the Cannes Films Festival Student competition. Only 300 films from all over the world were selected and Corujo’s was one of them. As a part of the Creative Minds at Cannes contest, in which five small groups were given a week to complete a film, Corujo made an additional five-minute short film, Kiss and Fly, and placed second.

Know someone who’s missing from this list? Leave your comment below or e-mail us!

Pace Goes Around the World in 140 Ways…and Counting

For the second year in a row, The Pulse is taking you around the world! From researching wildebeest in Kenya to popping a wheelie in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, check out 140 different stories, photos, and videos of Pace students, faculty, and alumni around the world! Have something to include? E-mail us your international stories and photos and we’ll add them to our map! View the live map!

For the second year in a row, The Pulse is taking you around the world! From researching wildebeest in Kenya to exploring Latin America by sea to popping a wheelie in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, check out 140 different stories, photos, and videos of Pace students, faculty, staff, and alumni around the world! Have something to include? E-mail us your international stories and photos and we’ll add them to our map! View the live map!

Run Breast Cancer Out of Town

Last year, Pace had the largest university team at the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC: Race for the Cure. On September 18, make sure to join us again as we lace up our sneakers and run breast cancer right out of town.

“I run for your mother, your sister, your wife. I run for you and me, my friend. I run for life.” –Melissa Etheridge

On September 18, join the Pace Community as we run for life at the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC: Race for the Cure in Central Park.

This year, more than 1.6 million people (that’s right, 1.6 million) will help raise funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer at 140 events around the world, making it the largest series of 5k run/walk events in the world.

With more than 110 participants last year, the Pace team once again won for the largest university team. And we want to keep this streak going! Registration has been open since May, but the numbers are not what we want them to be. So what are you waiting for?

The deadline to register is August 31 and you can register online here or by going to and searching for the “pace university” team.

Participants will receive:
> A Commemorative t-shirt
> A goody bag
> Breakfast
> Transportation from the Westchester Campus to Central Park

Contact Ellen Mandel at or at (914) 261-9226.

If you need any additional incentive, new to this year’s race is a Pledge Prize Program, where participants who take the $250 Challenge will be eligible to win prizes including Komen Race for the Cure merchandise, MP3 players, kitchen appliances, camcorders, flat screen televisions, clothing, and more!

Out of town that weekend? Can’t make the race? You can still make a difference. Back by popular demand—Sleep for the Cure! Register for the race and then spend your Sunday morning sleeping in. Participants can also run or walk.

And this isn’t the only walk Pace students are walking! Just a few months ago, students, faculty, and staff on both campuses gathered in PLV to raise $43,980 for the American Cancer Society at Pace’s annual Relay for Life event.

Interested in more walks, runs, and races for good causes? Coming up soon: the 10th Annual Miles for Moms Run/Walk on July 17 in Central Park honors moms who have battled cancer. On August 7, 4,000 lucky people will use Yankee Stadium as their course at the Damon Runyon run/walk for cancer research, where participants can take their very own victory laps around the warning track. JRunners Relay of 2011 will raise money for Lou Gehrig’s disease with a sensational 138-mile relay run from Brooklyn to the Catskills on August 17.  Register as a St. Jude Hero and raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at the Great Urban Race, a wild urban adventure where teams solve clues and complete mental and physical challenges while discovering NYC in a fresh way, on August 20. Raise money to achieve a world of No More Homeless Pets at the Strut Your Mutt walk on September 25 in NYC.

Rather wait until the fall? Well, tis the season to be jogging! Bike for a world free of MS on September 25 at Bike MS Southern NYC (20 or 57 miles) in Westchester. In NYC? Bike MS NYC (30, 50, or 100 miles) will be held on October 2.

Jump Up, Jump Up, and Get Down!

It’s time to get out of your seats and jump around for Pace’s Jumpstart Program, helping all children reach their fullest potential.

One of the nation’s leading nonprofits in the field of early childhood education, Jumpstart not only realizes that every child is born with the potential to succeed, they work to make sure that happens.

Jumpstart joined Pace University in 2007 and has since brought more than 150 college students and community volunteers together with preschool children for tutoring and mentoring.

Jumpstart members have the unique opportunity to inspire young children to learn,  provide individualized attention to help children succeed in school and in life, serve in a local community, work on a team, build professional skills, and earn money.

Jumpstart at Pace places approximately 50 students a year at local preschools to mentor young children. If you’re looking to be a part of something greater, Jumpstart at Pace is it!

-Earn $10/hour through work study
-Earn up to a $1,250 Education Award through AmeriCorps at the end of your service
-Become an AmeriCorps member
-Gain professional and classroom experience
-Meet great people and form new friendships

Volunteers also participate in fun events with other universities, including Read-A-Palooza!, hosted by Pace’s Jumpstart program in partnership with NYCAEYC, a community event that features free activities and games related to popular storybooks for children ages 3-9.

For more information, contact: LunYan Tom, Site Manager, at (212) 346-1874 or (41 Park Row, 4th Floor) or apply online at:

Jumpstart at Pace is housed under the Center for Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE), which also provides service-learning opportunities through the Community and Volunteer Mobilization (CVM) AmeriCorps, the Liberty Partnerships Program, and Upward Bound.

If you’re interested in long-term work with English language and computer literacy, CVM AmeriCorps is currently recruiting Pace students and alumni for nine-month paid internships. Read more about this exciting opportunity here.

Looking for more ways to help children reach their fullest potential?