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7 Year in Review • 2013–2014 Roots 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.

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