2015-2016 Service & Civic Engagement Recognition

2015-2016 Service & Civic Engagement Recognition

Each year, Pace University students, faculty, and staff contribute over 87,000 hours of service to their local and global communities through volunteering, service-learning (Civic Engagement and Public Values courses), advocacy, activism, and non-profit internships. Pace’s commitment to service and civic engagement has earned recognition through the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, and Project Pericles. The Center for Community Action and Research would like to thank ALL of the members of the Pace community who have participated in events with us this year, and to recognize those who have gone above and beyond to attend multiple events, co-sponsor opportunities, host CCAR volunteers, and more.


These Pace students attended at least two service, education, and/or advocacy events with the CCAR this year, demonstrating an ongoing commitment to service and civic engagement.

If you have participated in two or more events with the CCAR in the 2015-2016 academic year and have not been added to this list, please email CCARNY@pace.edu to be included!

Abigail Chen
Alexa Diaz
Alina Sydorenko
Andy Garcia
Ashley Alahakoon
Ashley Epping
Ashley Yanda
Austin Napoleon
Bailey Everett
Belinda Ung
Bianca Veloz
Bree Daniels
Brenda Encisco
Briana Iacia
Carina Draper
Caitlin Boley
Caroline Martinez
Casey Fernandez
Cesar Ballesteros
Chan Thai
David Le
Ekaterina Rukavitsyna
Elizaveta Smirnova
Emerald Rodriguez
Hamed Alharbi
Happiness C Orji
Isabella Lupo
James Best
Jessica Halee
Joseph Colella
Karina Roca
Kathryn Balitsos
Kimmy Petrey
Larissa Szilagyi
Lee Allen
Mackenzie Moorhouse
Madeline Scheller
Marla Teixeria
Miki Carver
Nelli Agbulos
Nicholas Casanova
Nicole Goodman
Olivia Taylor
Olivia Wollner
Paola Perez
Priya Sakaria
Rachel Crespi
Rowan Lanning
Seneca Forch
Sofia Casas
Tiffany Alverez
Timothy Martinez
Victoria Gonzalez
Wilson Lauture


We’d like to thank and recognize all of the wonderful departments, offices, student groups, and community organizations we’ve worked with this year!

Student Groups
Alpha Chi Rho
Alpha Lambda Delta
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Gamma Sigma
Black Student Union
Christian Fellowship at Pace
Generation Citizen
Deta Sigma Theta
Lavender Ladies
Sigma Lambda Beta
Stonewall Coalition
Women’s Political CaucusCommunity Organizations
The Andrew Goodman Foundation
Broadway Cares
Earth Matter
Friends of Rockaway
Hamilton Madison House
Love Heals
New Roots Community Farm
New York Cares
New York Common Pantry
Pleasantville Cottage School
Posh Pets
Read Ahead
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Successful Learning Center
Volunteer! New York
Westchester Land Trust
Westchester Parks Foundation
Pace Departments/Offices
Anthropology Department
Art Department
Center for Academic Excellence
Center for Ethical Thinking
Center for Unity and Equality
Communication Studies
Counseling Center
Dean for Students
Dyson College Center for the Arts, Society and Ecology
Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment
English Language Institute
Environmental Center
Environmental Studies and Science Department
First Year Programs/UNV101
Gotham House
Golden Key International Honour Society
LGBTQA and Social Justice Center
Office for Student Success
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies
Peace and Justice Studies Department
Political Science Department
Residential Life (NYC & PLV)

Read Ahead Volunteers

These Pace students, faculty, and staff volunteered one hour per week during the 2015-2016 school year in partnership with Read Ahead to read to a local elementary school student, totaling more than 25 hours each. Volunteers who have participated in the program for at least two years are marked with an asterisk.

Alexandra Romano
Alicia DiGiovanni
Ashley Kuenneke*
Calum Kovalcik
Danielle Huertas
Danyi Frias
Dasha Alkin
Elaine Tsogtbayar
Ellen Sowcheck*
Emily Conklin
Emily Erb*
Emily Fullhardt
Isabella Lupo
Jocelyn Bravo*
Julia Khoroshilov
Julia Molinaro*
Katelyn Postiglione*
Kayla Brookins*
Lisa Lachhman
Margaret Hanson*
Marla Teixeira
Mason Murray
Michelle Miloscia*
Patricia Nixon*
Priya Sakaria
Rachel Crespi (Co-Mentor)
Rachel Douty*
Sabrina Vasques (Co-Mentor)
Sayed M. Jarri Abidi
Terrie Soule
Wenbei Zheng

Alternative Spring Break Participants

These 15 students from both the NYC and PLV campuses dedicated over 20 hours of service each during their spring break to help rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy, as well as participating in discussions, writing blog post reflections, meeting with community members, and writing letters to elected officials.

Amanda Godsil
Emerald Rodriguez
Emily Fullhardt
Jelisa Isaac
Jordan Little
Julisa Smith
Karina Roca
Kimberly Hernandez
Kimmy Petrey
Natalie Holguin
Paula Castelblanco
Rosarys Esquilin
Sabrina Vasques
Seneca Forch
Timothy Martinez
Yesim Ekici

2015-2016 Volunteer and Activist Spotlights

The following students and faculty were interviewed as part of an ongoing series of spotlights on Pace leaders in service, activism, and civic engagement.

Activist Spotlights
Chris Thomas
Matthew Champagne
Larissa Jeanniton
Autumn Taylor
Abbe Dembowitz
Cristian Abbrancati
Volunteer Spotlights
Dr. Brian Evans
Haylei Peart
Jordan White
Cesar Ballesteros
Elizabeth Pooran
Angelica Fabian
Melanie Greene

2015-2016 CCAR Student Staff

Center for Community Action and Research student staff members are an integral part of the office, working 10-15 hours per week helping to plan and administer programs with the CCAR.

Caitlin Boley
Student Outreach & New Media Projects Coordinator (NYC)
Sofia Casas (Fall) / Nelli Agbulos (Spring)
Student Volunteer & Advocacy Projects Coordinator (NYC)
Jandery De La Cruz
Student Projects Coordinator (PLV)
Anna Magnante
Student Projects Coordinator (PLV)
Ariella Riapos
Vote Everywhere Ambassador (NYC)
Carina Draper
Vote Everywhere Ambassador (NYC)

Join Us Next Year!

Want to get involved this Fall? Be sure to follow us on Facebook (NYC/PLV), Twitter (NYC/PLV), and Instagram (NYC/PLV), and sign up for our newsletter to get all the latest updates. If you are interested in co-sponsoring an event with us, email CCARNY@pace.edu (NYC) or CCARPLV@pace.edu (PLV).