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Monthly YES Winners

New York City - October

Elly Rodgers, Dean’s Office, Dyson College, New York City

Recognized by Dan Botting, Center for Community Action & Research, NYC

Elly worked with us to create our 18-19 End of the Year report. Not only does it look amazing, but she was always available to answer questions and collaborated with us through five plus proofs of the report. She was proactive in identifying potential problems and working with her was a pleasure. Oh, and the report looks amazing.

Westchester - October

Anton Kozlowski, Security, Westchester

Recognized by Shawna Mott, Residential Life, PLV

Anton has continued to support the Residential Life and Housing department in many ways, whether it’s conducting searches or being present for difficult student conduct meetings Anton is always willing to stop what he is going to come help. This year he sat while I had a very difficult student in my office for a conduct meeting and came in to remove the student as he was yelling at me and being disrespectful. He also works with his Security staff to make sure they understand our protocols and follows up with concerns. Anton goes above and beyond to keep our campus safe and I appreciate his kindness and support!
 


YES I Make It Happen Monthly Nominees

All Employees recognized in the month of  October 2019 (PDF)


Previous University-Wide Monthly YES Winners

September 2019

Hannah Holloway, Dean’s Office, Dyson College, New York City*

Recognized by Sue Maxam, Division of Student Success, NYC & PLV

Thank you so much for actively participating in the University-wide 90+ credit initiative whereby proactive and intensive outreach was done to students who have been at Pace for five years, but failed to graduate. As a result of the collective efforts of you and other Advisors, 14% of the students on the original list who would not have otherwise graduated, now have a Pace degree!! THANK YOU!!

*Kristen Casano, Angela Yanowiak, Ashley Gomez, Kimberly Brazaitis, Ann Marie McGlynn, Eileen Murphy, Shanice Maynard, Rosemarie Scilipoti, Ahlin Min, Kathryn Olsen, Seanna Wright, Nicole Gilman and Talea Collins were also nominated. Hannah Holloway was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.

Abigail Smith, Residential Life PLV, Westchester*

Recognized by Nasreen Hussain, Division of Student Success, NYC

I would like to thank you for your willingness to serve as a mentor for the launch of the First-Generation Mentoring Program on the Pleasantville campus. While we needed fewer mentors this year than anticipated, your willingness to serve did not go unnoticed. First-generation mentoring is immensely important and I know that together we can grow this program by leaps and bounds! THANK YOU!

*Sue Maxam, Regina Robinson, Paula King, Pauline Mosley, Jennifer Cathers, Rose Gillen, Kathryn Winsted, Wen Xi, Alerie Tirsch, Rachel Carpenter and Rachel Simon were also nominated. Abigail Smith was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.

Recognized by Rachel Simon, Multicultural Affairs Office, PLV

Abigail, Wen and Victoria have stepped up to help run the AALANA Mentorship program this
semester. I am so grateful to have their professionalism and support.

*Victoria Valdes and Wen Xi were also nominated.

August 2019

Kayla DeGaray, Enrollment Management, New York City*

Recognized by Justin McManus, Graduate Admissions-CHP, Pleasantville

Online scheduling: Brought concept to senior staff members; helped create implementation strategy; now working on ways to track. Result: 21% of appointments were scheduled when office was closed. Capturing outcomes: derived strategy for increasing amount of outcomes through use of a survey; going forward into the fall semester, using a kiosk in the office.

*Christopher Thomas, Veronica Rivera, Remzi Iljaz, Roberto Tomala, Jeanette Cristantiello, Steven Carlson, Zyari Brown, Julia Lentine, Ramona Schaefer, Mary Shaw and Wendy Chadnick were also nominated. Kayla DeGaray was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.

Tony Negrin, Facilities & Capital Projects, Westchester

Recognized by Erin McNamara, Residential Life, Pleasantville

Tony always goes above and beyond to help when needed.

July 2019

Andrea Tinder, Career Services, New York City

Recognized by Susan Glendon, Career Services, New York City

Online scheduling: Brought concept to senior staff members; helped create implementation strategy; now working on ways to track. Result: 21% of appointments were scheduled when office was closed. Capturing outcomes: derived strategy for increasing amount of outcomes through use of a survey; going forward into the fall semester, using a kiosk in the office.

Nicholas Catalano, HRIS, Westchester*

Recognized by Jessica Sofia, College of Health Professions, Pleasantville

Ayanna, Jennifer and Nicholas have been so helpful and professional to me in my new role. They were available to answer the abundant questions that I have had and continue to have. Thank you all for your support. I have learned a lot from all of you and I am grateful.

*Jennifer Samuels and Ayanna Walker were also nominated. Nicholas Catalano was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.

June 2019

Nasreen Hussain, Division of Student Success, New York City*

Recognized by Sue Maxam, Division of Student Success, New York City

Thank you so much for all that you have done over the past six months to make today's Student Success Retreat the success that it was! By all accounts, it was incredibly well-received, highly productive, and energizing! Your role in the planning was key to making the day so fruitful!

*Lisa Bardill-Moscaritolo, Allyson King, Todd Smith-Bergollo, Erika Schmid, Marijo Russell-O’Grady, Liza Bell, Alec Koehler, Rachel Carpenter, Mark Brown and Patricia Boustany were also nominated. Nasreen Hussain was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.

Adam Cilento, Mail Services, Westchester*

Recognized by William Voll, Mail Services, Pleasantville

These staff members are always available to jump on requests from me or other members of the University even if it's last minute and sometimes it is literally last minute. They think ahead of situations to solve issues before they become issues. I have also heard from departments that they are courteous and professional when greeting staff and faculty and delivering mail. They have earned my respect and that of the University.

*Alec Struver was also nominated. Adam Cilento was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.

May 2019

New York City: John Ottley, Mail Room, New York City*

Recognized by Thomas Sparacio, Mail Room, New York City

During the week of April 29, 2019 through May 3, 2019, the NYC Mail Room team not only handled an unexpected overload of mail and special distributions, they also processed and delivered a record 1000+ packages for the week. This included the delivery of cap and gown boxes to the gymnasium for the Center for Academic Excellence. They stayed level headed and worked above and beyond during some extremely hectic moments. They are to be commended.

*Seymour Kelly and Bentley Thompson were also nominated. John Ottley was the winner of the random movie ticket drawing.

Westchester: Ed Goralski, Planning/Assessment/Research, Westchester

Recognized by Kimberly Quispe, Planning/Assessment/Research, Valhalla

I started my position as Staff Associate December 3rd and since then Ed has always been there to help and guide me. I can always go to him for help and he puts his personal work aside to give me a helping hand. He lights up the room and everywhere he goes with his good energy and is extremely respectful to anyone he encounters.

April 2019

New York City: Gurpreet Parmar, Financial Aid, New York City

Recognized by Alyson Mareschi, Financial Aid, Valhalla

Gurpreet has helped tremendously this week by assisting with responding to and closing tickets in the Financial Aid Help Desk System. She has put in a lot of extra time to get the work done as we begin our peak season. Her emails are precise, professional and accurate. Thank you, Gurpreet for all of your hard work! I could not let it go unrecognized!

Westchester: Tom Varghese, Educational Media, Westchester

Recognized by Jessica Allbee, General Services, Pleasantville

I had several last minute, important educational media requests this week and Tom has been incredibly helpful and accommodating. He has gone above and beyond to ensure my team's needs were met and was not only proactive, but followed up to ensure all was going well.