[spacer] March 2016

Hospitality, Meet Culinary: ICC and Lubin Get Business
Students in the Kitchen

Hospitality, Meet Culinary: ICC and Lubin Get Business Students in the Kitchen  
Pace University and the International Culinary Center (ICC) announced today they have entered into an agreement combining education in ICC's Professional Culinary Arts program with the BBA in Management - Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) concentration at Lubin. Students in Lubin's BBA HTM program will be able to matriculate in the Professional Culinary Arts Program offered by ICC with priority admission and a partial scholarship. Graduates of the ICC Professional Culinary Program will be able to transfer 15 credits toward the Pace BBA HTM program. "Lubin's HTM and ICC's Professional Culinary Arts Program is a potent combination that will give a competitive edge to students interested in launching a career in this industry," said Dean Neil Braun.
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Want to Know What it Takes to be a Professional Comedy Writer?
  [Want to Know What it Takes to be a Professional Comedy Writer?]
Come out and meet the next Executive in Residence, Alan Zweibel, TODAY — on the New York City campus. Zweibel is an author, playwright, and TV writer who has won multiple Emmy, Writers Guild of America, and TV Critics awards for his work on television including Saturday Night Live, PBS' Great Performances, It's Garry Shandling's Show, Monk, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Late Show with David Letterman. He also received a Tony Award for his collaboration with Billy Crystal on the play 700 Sundays, a Thurber Prize for his book The Other Shulman, and his humor has appeared in many magazines and publications. Today, he will be interviewed by Dean Braun at 2:00 p.m. in the Schimmel Theater, and he will meet with students, faculty, and administrators.
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Lubin Announces New Fast-Track MBA
[Lubin Announces New Fast-Track MBA]
Cutting the time it takes to complete a traditional MBA in half, Lubin's Fast Track MBA in Financial Management is a new, innovative, and elite program designed for students who have successfully completed a business school undergraduate degree. In addition to a faster completion time, there is also a significant savings in tuition compared to a regular MBA program. The 39-credit Fast Track MBA can be completed within one year and is offered on Pace's Pleasantville campus in Westchester County. Students proceed through the program as a cohort and on-campus housing is available. The priority application deadline is June 15, 2016. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the class is filled. Contact Ms. Devin Gray, assistant director, Graduate Admission, at (212) 346-1531 or dgray@pace.edu.
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Lubin Maintains Prestigious Dual
AACSB Accreditation

[Lubin Maintains Prestigious Dual AACSB Accreditation]
Lubin has successfully maintained its dual accreditation for both business and accounting by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Fewer than 2% of business schools worldwide have this elite dual accreditation for both business and accounting. Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal review, engagement with an AACSB-assigned mentor, and peer review. Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer, AACSB International remarked, "The Lubin School of Business has embraced and embodied engagement, innovation, and impact as the foundation for their accreditation and continuous improvement efforts." "The focus on career preparation for our students, the collegiality and engagement of faculty, and the inclusiveness and integration of our very diverse student population, were cited as exemplary," said Dean Neil Braun.
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Save the Date for Lubin's Spring Banquet
[Save the Date for Lubin's Spring Banquet]
The Lubin Spring Banquet, an annual event produced by Lubin SGA, will be held on April 8 at the Dream Downtown Hotel. The evening will celebrate the success of current and past Lubin students, featuring Kelvin Joseph, a Lubin alumnus, and COO, Steiner Sports. Lubin students and alumni will have an opportunity to network and gain insight from one another's unique experiences. There will be a cocktail hour at PHD Rooftop with the iconic New York City skyline as a backdrop; a sit down dinner will follow. Tickets are on sale here.
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Pace Pitch Contest
  [Pace Pitch Contest]
The Twelfth Annual Pace Pitch Contest will be held on Thursday, April 14. Based on the "Elevator Pitch" concept popular in the venture capital community, competitors submit an extremely concise presentation of an entrepreneurial idea, business model, marketing strategy, competitive analysis, and financial plan. Finalists will have three minutes to pitch their ideas to a panel of prestigious judges for a chance to win cash prizes.
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Take Advantage of Free Tax Assistance from VITA
  [Take Advantage of Free Tax Assistance from VITA]
Lubin's Beta Alpha Psi chapter is once again offering the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), providing free tax preparation to retirees and individuals with low-to-moderate income. Tax preparation will run until April 11. For additional information, e-mail bappace@gmail.com.
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Beta Alpha Psi to Host Peanut Butter and Jelly Wars
[Beta Alpha Psi to Host Peanut Butter and Jelly Wars]
The Peanut Butter and Jelly Wars will be held on April 23. During the event students and alumni will be split into two teams and compete to see who can make the most peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The sandwiches will then be donated to The Bowery Mission. Join Beta Alpha Psi at this fun community service event! If you are interested in volunteering, please RSVP, no later than April 6.
Join us for Reunion 2016
[Join us for Reunion 2016]
It's the Pace alumni party of the year! Connect with your fellow alumni and dance the night away with a live DJ at the legendary Copacabana near Times Square, on May 6. Pricing is $40 per person in advance and $60 per person after April 21. Space is limited. > More information and registration
Alumni Spotlight: Mike and Geri Smeriglio '83
[Alumni Spotlight: Mike and Geri Smeriglio '83]
The first time Michael Smeriglio '83 met Geri (Zanfardino) Smeriglio '83, he knew he would one day marry her. Two years later they began dating and in 1985, Mike proposed to Geri at the same spot where they met on the Pleasantville campus. The couple, celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, still feels an affinity for their alma mater. >Read more of their story.