2017-2018 Service & Civic Engagement Recognition

2017-2018 Service & Civic Engagement Recognition

Each year, Pace University students, faculty, and staff contribute over 100,000 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!

2017-2018 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 service and civic engagement programming.

New York City

Cesar Ballesteros
Student Outreach & New Media Projects Coordinator
David Lê
Student Volunteer & Advocacy Projects Coordinator
Carina Draper
Vote Everywhere Ambassador
Marla Teixeira
Vote Everywhere Ambassador


Natalie Holguin
Student Program Coordinator
Timothy Martinez 
Student Program Coordinator
Veronica DiPaul
Student Logistics Coordinator

2017-2018 Student Leaders in Service

Participants in the CCAR’s Student Leaders in Service program plan and lead service events with their chosen community partners and attend regular meetings focused on event planning, leadership skills, social justice, and advocacy.

David Lê
Partner: New Roots Community Farm
Karina Roca
Partner: Kelly St. Garden
Duke Huang
Partner: Added Value Farm
Sammy Hickman
Partner: Kubemas
Carina Draper (Fall) Isabella Lupo (Fall)

2017-2018 Pleasantville Student Committee Volunteers

Marketing and Outreach Committee

Jennifer Marbela Izabella Morris Christina Bubba
Kamari Stewart Lizzie Frisher

Political Action Team

Florence Lubash Alexis Curcio Karen Soliz
Kristin McInerney Tim Martinez

Research Fellows

Fatimah Majors Natalie Holguin Connor Wills
Rachel Skopp-Cardillo


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.

Ysarina Adames
Alina Alvarado
A.J. Agbulos
Aaliyah Balcacer
Cesar Ballesteros
Alyssa Barnes
John-Carlos Bautista
Brian Bernhardt
Makenzie Blank
Adria Branson
Carrie Brautigam
Meghan Brown
Christina Bubba
Nicolette Carbonetto
Maryel Cardenas
Leon Campbell
Matthew Chance
Joseph Colella
Arianna Collins
Jillian Condran
Alexis Curcio
Colleen Curry
Etana Crawford
Veronica DiPaul
Quincy Doccy
Scott Dodaro
Sofia Dipasquale
Carina Draper
Kelly Dutertre
Yesim Ekici
Nicole Esposito
Vilmarie Feliciano
Allison Fisher
Claudia Garcia
Alysia Genao
Mariam Germisashvili
Dominique Gregory
Sarah Gruhn
Victoria Gonzalez
Laurianne Gutierrez
Elena Guzman
Olivia Hanewald
Daisa Harris
Natalie Hernandez
Samantha Hickman
Natalie Holguin
Michaela Hoskins
Duke Huang
Aida Kapica
Julia Kennedy
Takiya Khan
Noa Kimia
Sydney Korman
Ariana Korglu
Leigha Kosakowski
Martha Krawczynski
Kimberlee Lalane
David Le
Nathanael Linton
Marjorie Long
Florence Lubash
Isabella Lupo
Eric Mahon
Victoria Maignan
Jennifer Marbella
Julianne Marder
Nicolette Marino
Tim Martinez
Briana McChriston
Kristin McInerney
Rieanna McPhie
Mackenzie Morgan
Izabella Morris
Colin Morse
Alex Muino
Shoma Nath
Joseph Pacifico
Peter Pashalides
Diara Pate
Janvi Patel
Sarah Pereira Bisono
Taylor Philips
Carmela Piccolo
Jessika Pietryka
Michelle Polovit
Paige Purcell
Tyler Raciti
Brooke Reinecke
Johanna Retamozo
Courtney Rhodes
Geanina Riley
Curtis Robinson
Karina Roca
Taylor Rosicky
Sabrina Sanchez
Jeremy Santana
Xiomara Scarpati
Erin Schuessler
Chelsey Selamy
David Sharif
Laura Sicilia
Rachel Skopp-Cardillo
Kiara Smith
Karen Soliz
Matthew Sokolovsky
Kaitlyn Spitzer
Glynn St. Juste
Bridgette Stolyar
Rachael Summers
Nowou Cyrielle Talla Takoukam
David Tang
Marla Teixeira
Filip Turecky
Aybuke Ulutas
Vanessa Vasquez
Yesenia Vazquez
Julian Vega
Sophia Ventura-Cruess
Christopher Walker
John Watson
Max Weisman

If you have participated in two or more events with the CCAR in the 2017-2018 academic year and have not been added to this list, please email CCARNY@pace.edu or CCARPLV@pace.edu to be included!


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 Lambda Delta
Alpha Chi Rho
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)
Beta Alpha Psi
Black Student Union
Christian Fellowship at Pace
Generation Citizen
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
Pace Against Animal Cruelty
Pace Sustainability Initiative
Peace and Justice Studies Student Organization
Student Government Association
The Ungovernables
Queer SocietyCommunity Organizations
Added Value Farm
The Andrew Goodman Foundation
Animal Haven
Earth Matter NY
Hamilton Madison House
Kelly St. Garden
New Roots Community Farm
New York Cares
New York Common Pantry
Read Ahead
Rockefeller State Park
Sean Casey Animal Rescue
Successful Learning Center
Volunteer! New York
Westchester Land Trust
Pace Departments/Offices
Anthropology Department
Art Department
Career Services
Center for Academic Excellence
Counseling Center
Dean for Students Office
Dyson College Center for the Arts, Society and Ecology
Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment
English Language Institute
Pace Environmental Center
Environmental Studies and Science Department
First Year Programs
Government and Community Relations
LGBTQA and Social Justice Center
Office for Student Success
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies
Peace and Justice Studies Department
Political Science Department
Residential Life (NYC & PLV)
Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Women’s Empowerment Network
Women’s Leadership Initiative

Volunteer & Activist Spotlights

Alternative Spring Break Participants

These 16 students from both the NYC and PLV campuses dedicated more than 25 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, creating art projects, hosting Take Action! tables, and more.

Ayanna Armstrong
Maryel Cardenas
Cariel Clarke
Quincy Doccy
Vilmarie Feliciano
Tahyana Ferguson
Joseph Kelly
Ashley King
Marcela Maxi
Rieanna McPhie
Maritza Morales
Janvi Patel
Jon Russo
David Sharif
Elly Silberstein
Shen Yang

Read Ahead Mentors

Pace University NYC Read Ahead mentors volunteer one hour per week (or every other week) to read and bond with a student (age 5-12) from P.S. 1, an elementary school about 10 minutes from Pace. Learn more & register to be a mentor next year!

Mikaela Batres (Fall)
Nicolette Carbonetto
Maryel Cardenas
Ana Collado
Rachel Crespi (Fall)
Laurianne Gutierrez (Fall)
Margaret Hanson
Valerie Hughes
Maire Kelly
Kirsten Kennedy
Ashley Kuenneke
Natalie Leclerc
Jiantong Liu
Fedah Mohammed
Gianna Prignano (Fall)
Alexandra Puga
Maria Saldana
Erin Schuessler (Fall)
Ellen Sowchek
Nowou Cyrielle Talla Takoukam
Vicky Trieu
Samantha Valderrama (Fall)
Ellery Whaley (Fall)
Melissa Yazgan (Fall)

FACES Students

Faculty Assistants in Civic Engagement Series (FACES) students provide support to faculty members and fellow students in Civic Engagement & Public Values (AOK1) courses. For more information or to apply for next semester, email Daniel Botting (NYC) or Heather Novak (PLV).

Fall 2017
Taylor Cannon
Carina Draper
Marla Teixiera
Kaitlin Owens
Carly Sheinberg
Anna Palazzi
Victoria Fusco
Spring 2018
Taylor Cannon
Michelle Gangone
Duke Huang
David Lê
Charlotte McPherson
Marla Teixeira
Audrey Acari
Amanda Dellacamera
Kamari Stewart

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).