Year in Review • 2013–2014
It all started with a remarkable gift. In 1962, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne C. Marks donated their home and surrounding acreage
in Westchester County to what was then known as Pace College, based exclusively in New York City. The Marks' gift
established the foundation for what would become, only one year later, Pace's Pleasantville location.
However, there was one string attached to the gift—an informal understanding that the gigantic copper beech tree near
the house would remain undisturbed. Though it thrived for the better part of 50 years, the tree fell ill and was removed in
the fall of 2013. On April 30, 2014, we honored the promise to the Marks family and recommitted Pace to another 50 years
in Pleasantville with the planting of a brand new copper beech tree.
Pace's First-Ever, Student-Run Film Festival
Saturday, December 7, 2013, was a day of fun, film, and food as graduate students
from Dyson College's media, communications, and visual arts program exercised their
special event planning skills, programming the Pace Pleasantville Film Festival, Pace's
first-ever, one-day film festival.
The festival screened iconic films from the 1960s to today, including Saturday Night
Fever (1977), Wall Street (1977), and The Social Network (2010). All films were free and
open to the public. The evening was capped off with a gala reception that evoked all
the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.