DYSON DIGITAL DIGEST
Celebrating 25 Years of CCAR
The Center of Community Action and Research has been the backbone of civic engagement and experiential learning opportunities for the Pace community for the past quarter century.
Getting to Know Jennifer Holmes
Meet the newly appointed Executive Director of the Pace School of Performing Arts, Jennifer Holmes, PhD, who shares her vision for the future of PPA.
Faculty Focus: Identity in Art and Media
Dyson faculty members across disciplines have been studying how identity and reflections of self are presented in art and media – from 19th-century portraiture to contemporary rap.
The Fair Physician: Dr. Donald Moore ’74
Biology and pre-med alumnus is an award-winning, Brooklyn-based physician who advocates for the best care for his patients and improvements in healthcare public policy
Federal Reserve Challenge Team Wins Historic Fifth National Championship
The Pace University Federal Reserve Challenge Team, all Dyson students, made history this fall as Pace became the only school to win the national championship five times.
At Pace University, we prepare our students to lead lives of purpose, with a drive to make the world around them a better place. In this issue we share the evidence of this within Dyson College of Arts and Sciences with the accomplishments of our students, alumni and faculty, who are putting their knowledge and skills into practice for the greater good.
Cory Jeacoma ’16, Musical Theater, was featured in a profile on TV Overmind for his role in 4400 on The CW.
Brianna Joye ’16, Commercial Dance, who has 1.2 million followers as a fitness instructor on Tik Tok, has launched a new fitness app, BOLD by Brianna Joye.
Pedro Rivera ’12, Communications, has become a co-anchor at KTLA-TV Channel 5 in Los Angeles.
Writing and Cultural Studies Lecturer Vyshali Manivannan, MFA, received the Kairos Award for Graduate Student/NTT Faculty Scholarship and Research for her research production as a graduate student.
➤ Juliana Martins ’18 – Juliana, Communication Studies, was featured in a profile for Arkansas Business about her bicoastal public relations venture, Eleven11 Media Relations. After graduating from Pace, the Rogers, Arkansas, native worked full-time for a PR agency in New York City before seizing an opportunity to branch out on her own during the pandemic. Now based in Los Angeles with two employees, Martins provides PR services to high-profile clients in lifestyle, beauty, entertainment, and e-commerce at a more affordable rate than the large agencies.
➤ Bethany Braun-Silva ’10 – Bethany, MFA, Actors Studio Drama School, teamed up with Amazon for the launch of Glow, a device that allows kids to connect with long-distance relatives through video calls, stories, games, and activities, embarking on a nationwide satellite media tour to promote the product.
As part of the United Nations Millennium Fellowship program, Alexandra Kennedy ’22, Sociology-Anthropology, Marisa Medici ’23, Political Science and Communication Studies, and Tasfia Rahim ’23, Economics and Political Science, have started a program called Fare Trade to help minimize food insecurity on campus.