Did you know that nearly 25 percent of our full-time faculty and staff are also Pace alumni? We are proud that so many of our employees are “home grown.” They are a testament to our ability to form strong bonds with our students early on and nurture these relationships throughout their time at Pace and beyond. They are also a testament to the high quality of professional education that we provide our students, producing graduates who excel in the workplace.
Two upcoming events provide opportunities for our faculty and staff who are alumni to show support for their alma mater and employer: Commencement and Reunion. For the first time in recent years, we are actively cultivating a large group of alumni to process at Commencement. We strongly encourage all employees who are alumni to show their support for this year’s graduates by participating. If you haven’t walked in Commencement since your graduation, I assure you that you will find it every bit as fun and heartwarming as when you received your diploma. All interested in participating in either the Pleasantville Ceremony on Friday, May 20 or the New York City Ceremonies on Sunday, May 22 should contact Sheri Gibson, Director, Alumni Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another exciting event: Reunion at the Plaza, Saturday, June 4. This will be a festive and very special event, as it is the first time it is being held off campus. The iconic New York location was chosen both to underscore the significance of the event and to encourage attendance from those who might have lost touch with their alma mater. Pace Board Chairman Neil Bianco ’61, who is celebrating his 50th reunion, is also chairman of the event. A cocktail reception, dinner, and dancing are planned. You should have already received your invitation. There is a special discount for Pace faculty and staff. I hope to see you all there.
As alumni and employees, you are Pace’s best ambassadors. You know how well the institution served you as a student and what it means to you now as an employee and as an alumnae/a. We hope you will not only join us for Commencement and Reunion but also encourage your fellow alumni and Pace colleagues who are not alumni to attend. Come celebrate with us at Pace—past, present and future.
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Stephen J. Friedman