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Program Goal

The goal of the YES I Make It Happen Recognition Program is to support the University's Service Standards Initiative by providing special recognition to Pace staff and student workers who are:

  • Accessible
  • Respectful
  • Professional
  • Accountable
  • Proactive

This is intended to be a customer generated recognition which will improve both internal and external customer service.

Such achievements may include:

  • Contributions that have a positive impact on customer service;
  • Extraordinary efforts above and beyond the normal duties of the position;
  • Performance substantially beyond expectation on a specific assignment, task or goal.


All Pace University staff, both full and part-time, and active student workers are eligible to receive the YES I Make It Happen Reward. The recognition can be given by other staff members, faculty members, students and vendors who work with the staff member. They can be given on an individual basis, or you may multi-select more than one name for the same nomination, if applicable. Recognition can be given at all levels of positions throughout the University.

To recognize a Pace staff member or student worker, complete the employee recognition form.
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Information you will need, to recognize an employee(s)/student worker for outstanding customer service, will include:

  • The staff member/student worker's name
  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • The department, company or other affiliation you have with Pace University
  • Why you are recognizing this staff member or student worker.

All required fields on the form must be filled out completely in order for this to be a legitimate entry.

At the end of each month, a winner will be drawn, from both the New York City and the Westchester campuses, from a pool of employees recognized during the month. Please note: This is a random drawing. Employees are not eligible to win the monthly prize more than once during the year.

The entire pool of employees recognized throughout the year will also be eligible for an annual grand prize, which will be chosen by the Employee Recognition Nomination Committee.

Recognition Awards

Monthly Random Drawing – Four Movie Tickets

Monthly random drawing winners please click the below links for choosing the theater location and email Rosemary Mulry ( with your preference.

Annual Award - Tiffany & Co. Gift Choice

Two staff members, one in NYC and one in Westchester, will be selected by the Special Awards Nominations Committee as winners of the Annual YES I Make It Happen Award. They will be awarded at the Employee Recognition Ceremony of their respective campus.

Student Textbook Scholarship Award

HR has created a new scholarship fund to provide an annual textbook scholarship to YES (Your Excellence Shows) award-winning student workers. The Fund will be established with proceeds raised from selling student-designed bookmarks at faculty and staff events and/or contributions from parties with an interest in providing textbook assistance to student workers. Every year, one annual scholarship will be awarded to a YES award-winning student worker.