July 2011 Issue

From the July 2011 eLubin



[iPace Launch]
 
iPace is Launched
Are you ready to finish your Bachelor's Degree but can't go to school full time? Consider Lubin's new iPace BBA degree program in Business Studies, which features concentrations in Business Communications and Internal Auditing. Classes are offered online with optional on-campus opportunities occurring four times the first year. Affordable cost, expert faculty, and outstanding career services support are one of the many reasons you should seriously consider iPace. Plus you get the same Pace University Bachelor's degree when you graduate which employers know and respect.
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[Golf Classic is a Great Success]
Dean Neil Braun (left) and Peter Tryhane, '80
 
Golf Classic is a Great Success!
The 13th Annual Lubin School of Business Golf Classic was held at Wheatley Hills Golf Club in East Williston, Long Island, on May 31, 2011. Proceeds from the outing fund scholarships for Lubin undergraduate students and programs to improve Lubin's competitive position. Peter E. Tryhane, '80, Partner, Assurance Services, Ernst & Young LLP, received the Lubin Golf Classic Alumni Award. Over 110 golfers participated including alumni and other corporate friends of Lubin. See photos of this year's outing as well as past years' at pace.edu/lubin/golf.
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[COAP Celebrates 25 Years with Pace]   COAP Celebrates 25 Years with Pace
This June the New York Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) and Pace celebrated 25 years of partnering on our COAP residency program, which introduces students of diverse backgrounds to the accounting profession. COAP is a five-day summer camp for high school juniors who are interested in becoming accountants. The schedule for this year's participants included numerous classes and workshops taught by professionals from major accounting firms, field trips to CPA firms and the SEC, and an Etiquette Dinner. The program culminated with a closing banquet at which keynote speakers Bert Mitchell, CPA, Founding Partner, Mitchell Titus, and Kelvin Joseph '01, CPA, Controller, Steiner Sports and CFO, Samantha Shoes, offered industry insights to the students.
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Lubin Direct Marketing Students Win DMIX Awards
Julian Carvahlo, '11, and Heather Kress, '11, each won a cash award for demonstrating outstanding scholarship and potential leadership in the Direct and Interactive Marketing industry at the Direct Marketing Idea Exchange Club (DMIX) annual luncheon this spring. The students garnered these awards after undergoing a competitive application process that was international in scope. DMIX is an invitation-only membership club comprised of leading direct marketers across the United States who are committed to the exploration of direct marketing ideas in a creative, innovative and forward-looking manner.
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  [Lubin Direct Marketing Students Win DMIX Awards]
Heather Kress and Julian Carvahlo
[Advertising Olympics ]   Advertising Olympics
Pace University's Pleasantville Advertising Team placed second in the 2011 American Advertising Federation's (AAF) National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). Judges singled out the Pleasantville team's presentation as the most engaging and also recognized the team for having the best media plan. The New York City Advertising Team placed third, also winning the award for the best media plan. The "client" for the 2011 competition was JC Penney. The NSAC is the premier college advertising challenge and provides more than 3,000 college students with real-world experience by devising an integrated marketing communications campaign for a corporate sponsor.
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CPA Society Appoints Lubin Alumni to Leadership Positions
The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA) announced that the following Lubin alumni have been appointed to the CSCPA 25-member Advisory Council for 2011-2012: Kirstin J. Nordquist, CPA, '05, a senior accountant with The Nielson Company in Wilton; Frank A. Rowella Jr., CPA, '74, '76, managing partner of Reynolds & Rowella, CPAs, LLP; and Alan A. Schachter, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA, CFE, DABFA, '72, a partner in the Valuation and Forensic Services Group of Citrin Cooperman. The CSCPA is celebrating more than 100 years of providing professional services for CPAs in Connecticut.
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  [CPA Society Appoints Lubin Alumni to Leadership Positions]
[Student Restaurant Celebrates Brazil]   Student Restaurant Celebrates Brazil
During the spring semester, Lubin students enrolled in MGT 309, Restaurant Management & Operations, introduced Rio, a restaurant serving Brazilian cuisine with a Rio de Janeiro Carnival theme. Putting theory to practice, the students developed the restaurant concept and used their entrepreneurial skills, working in collaboration with Pace University's food distributors, to design a quality dining experience. In honor of Autism Awareness Month (April), all donations, tips, and profits from Rio went to The Carnival of Love Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that helps families with autistic children and family members.
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New EMBA Class to Start in August
The Executive MBA at Lubin is a hybrid program combining online-supported learning with intensive quarterly, weekend residencies. The program is designed for experienced managers and professionals who are unable to attend evening or daytime classes. This 21-month executive program starts on August 27, 2011, with a week-long residency at Pace's Downtown Conference Center. Students return to campus every ten weeks for three-day weekend residencies. Apply now at www.pace.edu/emba or contact Jim Parker, director, at 212-618-6653. No GMAT required!
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  [New EMBA Class to Start in August]
 
[Summer Common Reading]   Summer Common Reading
The common reading assigned to Pace incoming freshmen this summer is the highly-acclaimed Little Bee, by Chris Cleave. Little Bee is a #1 New York Times, bestseller and it tells the story of two intertwined lives and the hidden world of refugees. The novel explores themes of guilt, hard choices, and our individual responsibilities to others with whom we share the globe. When the fall semester commences, first-year students will discuss Little Bee, in a number of programs and courses.
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Joseph and Mary DiBenedetto Fund
Diana Kaiami was awarded the Faculty Service Award at a meeting of the Lubin chapter of Beta Alpha Psi in May. This award is given annually by the Lubin Accounting Department to a third or fourth-year accounting major who most exemplifies leadership and service to the department, the Lubin School of Business and the University. Funds for this award were made possible through the Joseph & Mary DiBenedetto Fund. The fund was established by Lubin Accounting Professor Joseph DiBenedetto as a way to give back to exceptional students in Lubin's prestigious accounting program.
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  [Joseph and Mary DiBenedetto Fund]
Diana Kaiami and Professor Susanne O'Callaghan
[Class of 2011 Receives Honors ]  
Class of 2011 Receives Honors
Outstanding doctoral, master's, and baccalaureate graduating students were honored in New York City and Westchester in May at the Lubin School's annual Awards and Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony. One hundred and four students were inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the preeminent international honor society in business. Amelia Caporale '88, partner, assurance services, Ernst & Young, LLP was honored as the Beta Gamma Sigma Pace chapter honoree in Westchester and Nicholas Sideratos, '92, '96, managing director, BlackRock, Inc. was honored as the Beta Gamma Sigma Pace chapter honoree on the New York City campus.