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Pforzheimer Honors College

Honors Council

The Honors Council is a group of dedicated honor students which assumes the most important leadership roles within the Pforzheimer Honors College. The Honors Council was founded in Fall 2007. The council serves as a venue for honors students to explore their leadership abilities as well as social and academic curiosity.

The Honors Council plans and organizes events which benefit Honors students and the entire Pace Community. The Council is in charge of creating ideas that will invoke a sense of community within the Honors College and the rest of the student body. The Council also serves as a liaison between the Honors College and other campus organizations.

Honors Council members are encouraged to attend all events sponsored by Honors. Special consideration should be made by executive board members and committee co-chairs.

We are proud to announce our Honors Council Members for 2019-2020

President: Michael Del Bene
Hi there! I am Michael Del Bene, a sophomore Digital Cinema and Filmmaking Major, who comes from Stormville, New York. Along with being President of the Honors College Council, I am involved in Pride at Pace, I play the trumpet in the Pace University Pep Band, I am a member of Pi Lambda Phi, I was an orientation leader during the summer of 2019, and I love attending the many events run by all the organizations on campus. I love watching movies, tv shows, and youtube videos (maybe a little too much), I love hanging out with people and trying new things. I'm very excited to bring new ideas and outlooks to the Honors College this year and give back to the community that has given me so much in my freshman year.

Vice President: Kearra Antoian
Hello! My name is Kearra Antoian and I am a sophomore Marketing major with an intended minor in French. In my free time, I enjoy attending club meetings for POSE Fashion, AOS Choir, Lubin Business Association and Pace Cooks & Bakes, as well as on-campus events. In addition, I work in the Honors Office as a student assistant to create flyers for future events. I am also an Honors Mentor for incoming freshmen in Alumni Hall. In the upcoming year, I want to serve the Honors College as a supportive, caring Vice President in return for how wonderful and welcoming the community has been for me thus far.

Treasurer: Neslihan Tabaru
Hi! My name is Neslihan, but most people call me Ness. I am a sophomore Chemistry major from Brooklyn, New York. On campus, I am involved in Pep Band, Pride at Pace, and American Chemical Society. This summer, I will spending my time here at Pace as an Orientation Leader. I will also be working at the Learning Assistance Center starting in the fall as a Chemistry and Math Tutor. In my free time, I like to hang out with friends, watch Netflix, or hang out with my cat, Simba. I ran for Honors Council because the Honors College is such a warm and welcoming community, I wanted to help it prosper to the best of my ability. I am very excited for this upcoming year and getting to know everyone!

Secretary: Ashley DeSalvo
Hey! My name is Ashley DeSalvo, I am a junior Digital Cinema and Filmmaking Major with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Along with being the secretary of the Honors Council, I am the secretary of Pride at Pace, a copy editor for the Pace Chronicle, a Peer Leader for the Honors section of University 101, a Student Ambassador for Pace Admissions, and a clarinet player for the Pace Pep Band. This all sounds like a lot of work but I still manage to make time to hang with my friends playing Mario Party, watch YouTube cooking videos, and make art! I am excited to serve on the Honors Council this year to get to know each and every one of you.