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Opportunitas for Others: Why I Give to Dyson CollegeDyson College has many donors-alumni, friends of the University, faculty, staff, and students-who give to the College and University for a lot of different, often very personal reasons, but they are all motivated by an appreciation for the benefits a college education provides to people of all ages and a desire to help others. These are some of their stories:Michael H. Classe and Francis C. Classe Endowed ScholarshipPace gave me the leading edge in a competitive world. This edge was a factor in my successful career in the business world as Director of Sony Plaza USA, and the Dyson Distinguished Achievement Award I was so honored to receive. It is my turn to return to Pace a part of my success and help future generations of students. My leading edge came from excellent and well-rounded curricula, an exceptional learning environment, and dedicated professors who all contributed to my learning and my growth as a human being. It was also important for me to honor my twin sons, Michael and Francis, for their successes, and to teach them the reward of philanthropy. Pace helped me and I wanted to contribute so that other students could receive the same opportunities accorded to me.?-?Michele Classe '73Brian E. Gombar Memorial ScholarshipOpportunity is a key word at Pace. It is more than a motto, it is a way of life. Pace provides students the opportunity to better themselves even when they may not realize it at the time. There are two major reasons why I give to Pace. First, the education I received in a small, almost family-like community provided me with the foundation I needed to move on to graduate school and a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry. I was a commuter at the New York City Campus from a blue-collar family background. As important as the education I received was the guidance and friendship of the science faculty at Pace, who pointed me in the right direction. Second, my wife Felice and I lost our son Brian to cancer when he was six years old. I never had the chance to put Brian through college. We wanted to do something in his memory, so we established the Brian E. Gombar memorial scholarship. It is very modest, but if there is some small way that I can give a young person some help to get the opportunity to better themselves as I did at Pace, then it is worthwhile.?-?Charlie Gombar, PhD '74Gloria C. Weinstein Endowed ScholarshipI give because I can. I give because I should. I give because it's needed. Few places can provide guidance and direction to help young adults make choices and good decisions. A college campus is one of those places where given the right alignment of faculty, students and a willingness to seek advice and learn where things can happen. A direction can be set, goals established and success measured. Pace provided me with that opportunitas and since then I have felt it my obligation and privilege to help. Money should not be the only reason some succeed and others struggle and it's been my intention to try and help level the field to those that have greater hardship making college the place where things begin to happen.?-?David Weinstein '82, MBA '91 Read more at Contribute your story by e-mail to MEMORIAM Christopher Thomas, James Holmes, David CastronovoMake a difference with your year-end gift to PaceBefore the end of this tax year, help a deserving student with an Annual Fund gift!Make a secure, online gift at to the Annual Fund provide the flexibility to quickly respond to emerging needs and opportunities throughout Pace University.Questions? Call us at (212)346-1232Year in Review 2010-2011 | 21

Dyson College Event Highlights 2010-2011 July 2010 A team of faculty, staff, and students present Pace's ePortfolio initiatives at the 1st annual ePortfolio conference hosted by the Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning.August 2010The Master or Arts in Management for Public Safety and Homeland Security Professionals, an innovative blended-learning graduate program, launches in partnership with the Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Publishing executive David J. Pecker donates nearly $800,000 to fund an endowed visiting professorship. Michael Healy, Executive Director of the Book Rights Registry, is named the first David J. Pecker Distinguished Professor.Abbey L. Berg, PhD, professor of Biology and Health Sciences, releases her latest research on the impacts of personal music players on hearing over time. It is quoted widely in mainstream and medical media. Actors Studio Drama School student Osas Ighodaro is named Miss Black USA. September 2010The Dyson Hall of Science reopens following a $7 million renovation. Professor David Crawford's "Retrospective" is on view in the Choate House Gallery.BFA Acting major Cooper Rivers begins shooting Mark Mann's feature film Generation Um. starring Keanu Reeves. Art Professor Linda Gottesfeld's solo exhibition "Home Again: Suburbs and Cemetaries" is on view at the Peter Fingesten Gallery.The Dyson Houses sponsor the panel discussion, "In Black and White" in which New York Times journalists share their work and experiences from Iraq.Ellen Mandel, PhD, Media and Communication Arts professor, leads the Pace team to win the award for largest university team at the Susan G. Komen NYC Race for the Cure.Performing Arts presents The Goat, or Who is Sylvia written by Edward Albee and directed by Ruis Woertendyke, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair of the Performing Arts Department.A documentary produced by Allen Oren, Associate Professor of Media and Communication Arts, on the Kol Nidre prayer airs on Channel 13, WNET.October 2010University Memorial Service is held for Emeritus Professor Christopher Thomas. The Publishing Department hosts the Third Conference on the Publishing Industry and Publishing Education in the Digital Age at Wuhan University, China, with opening remarks by program Director Sherman Raskin and keynote by Michael Healy, Distinguished David J. Pecker Visiting Professor. Fiction@Pace reading by Christiana LangenbergSociety of Fellows Weekend Retreat explores the theme "The Cinematic Environment: Reflecting on the Environmental Condition through Film."The Environmental Center hosts Environmental University Day for area high school students.Poet-in-Residence Charles North hosts Poets@Pace reading by James Tate and Dara Wier.The Center for Community Action and Research hosts "Make a Difference Day" sending Pace teams out into the community to provide civic service. Brandon Contreras, BFA Musical Theater student, joins the national tour of In the Heights. The Confucius Institute at Pace University hosts "Confucius from the Heart: Ancient Wisdom for Today's World" with Professors Liu Mengxi and Yu Dan. 22 | Dyson College of Arts and SciencesEvent Highlights