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Press Release: Pace University to Host Series of Events Honoring Veterans

11/09/2020

Press Release: Pace University to Host Series of Events Honoring Veterans

Student Veterans Appreciation Week Starts Nov. 9

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – November 9, 2020 – Pace University is hosting a series of events from Nov. 9 through Nov. 13 honoring students who have served in the military, the University’s Office of Veterans Services announced today.

Student Veterans Appreciation Week, which kicks-off today, includes a virtual career session, lectures from respected military leaders, a 5K road race on the Pleasantville campus, a virtual tour of the 9-11 Museum, and visits to historically significant military sites and museums in the region including the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum and Fort Montgomery State Historic Site. View the full schedule of events.

“At Pace University, we are grateful for the sacrifices that our veterans have made to serve our country,” said President Krislov. “On this Veterans Week and throughout the year, we are proud to support our student veterans and their families, and we honor all those who have bravely worn the uniform.”​

Student Veterans are a vital and integral part of Pace University’s campus community. In fact, the University’s Office of Veterans Services offers ongoing support to 300 student veterans and their families on all three of its campuses – in New York City, White Plains and Pleasantville.

In addition to offering unique programs such as UNV 101 for Veterans class, Pace University recently opened a new Student Veterans Center -- made possible with the help of a $200,000 grant secured by New York State Senator Peter Harckham -- that serves as a one-stop resource center. The new SVC is centrally located on campus inside the Kessel Student Center on the Pleasantville campus.

The SVC offers a central location on campus to connect, socialize and use the school's resources. Veterans, for example, are able to obtain information on how to work with, and navigate, the VA, as well as the various educational benefits student veterans are entitled to including the Forever GI Bill, Post 9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program and Vocational Rehab.

“Veterans are an esteemed group who have honorably served and sacrificed so much for our nation,” said COL (Ret) Peter Riley, director of Pace Office of Veterans Services. “Student Veterans contribute to the character, diversity and dynamism of campus life here at Pace University, which is why we are proud to sponsor Student Veterans Appreciation Week.”

About Pace University
Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides. From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and a Law School in White Plains. Follow us on Twitter or on our news website.

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