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19 Year in Review • 2013–2014 Project Pericles Activist-in-Residence: Kathy Kelly Project Pericles is a national organization of colleges and universities devoted to making socially responsible and participatory citizenship an important component of educational programs in the classroom, on the campus, and in the community. Kathy Kelly—Nobel Peace Prize-nominated peace activist, author, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, and co-founder of Voices in the Wilderness, a campaign to end economic sanctions against Iraq—was Project Pericles at Pace University's first Activist-in- Residence. Kelly spent three days at Pace University meeting with students, conducting activist skills trainings, and presenting to classes on her work and on humanitarian issues in the wake of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Jefferson Awards The Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) announced that three Dyson majors and one minor were the recipients of Jefferson Award Bronze Medals in 2013–2014. Known as the "Nobel Prize for Public Service," the Jefferson Awards honor individuals whose community service best exemplifies dedication to enhancing the quality of life in their community. Daniel Borakove '14, a psychology graduate student on the Westchester Campus, has always been committed to his community and has had extensive experience working with the disabled. Beginning with the Birchwood School and Special Olympics, he carried his interest to Pace through involvement with the Successful Learning Center, Camp Venture, and Pace Academy's Walk for World Water. Jered Harvey '16, a business economics major on the New York City Campus, has been involved with many organizations at Pace that help others, raise awareness, and create more joy. His giving nature is seen in his daily life, whether it is offering directions to strangers, lending an ear to another, or providing civil interference to a violent situation. He credits his mother and home life for teaching him the value of love. Ann Marie Pavia '16, an economics major on the New York City Campus, believes in the power of education and in our democracy to alleviate poverty, social injustice, and inequality. She has been a part of Pace's chapter of both Oxfam America and Generation Citizen, has brought awareness to issues of teen depression and bullying, led church retreats, and researched the effectiveness of the No Child Left Behind Act on education inequality among low-income Hispanic groups. Hasin I. Ahmed '14, an international marketing major and a Dyson peace and justice studies minor on the New York City Campus, has been volunteering and interning in the non-profit sector for many years. He has worked for CCAR at Pace, allowing him to plan and coordinate various volunteer service events, and has also served in the Faculty Assistants for Civic Engagement Series (FACES) program as part of his intro to peace and justice studies course. Good Works

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