Honors

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  1. Biography selected for inclusion in the virtual History of Women at Pace Exhibit http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/pace-women/33/. This is an online gallery displaying women at Pace while highlighting their achievements and general contribution to the growth of the university. Women showcased have achieved excellence in their fields and/or have trail blazed on areas previously uncharted by women, April 2011.
  2. Scholar-in-Residence, NYU Faculty ResourceNetwork, "Blending Gerontechnology, Service-Learning, & Intergenerational Relationships: Improving the Quality of Life in Older Adults", Research Consultant, Dr. Gail D’Eramo Melkus, College of Nursing, June 2010.
  3. Faculty Resource Network, Summer Week Seminar, "Reading, Writing, and Service Learning", June 2009.
  4. Invited Master of Ceremonies, "Luncheon Presentation: 10th Annual Award Winners of the 2010 ASA-MetLife Foundation MindAlert Program", American Society on Aging (ASA) National Forum on Brain Fitness, ASA Chicago, IL, March 2010.
  5. Scholar-in-Residence, NYU Faculty Resource Network in cooperation with Dr. Elizabeth Capezuti, Co-Director, The John A.Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, June 2008.
  6. Scholar-in-Residence, NYU Faculty Resource Network in cooperation with Dr. Mathy Mezey and Dr. Terry Fulmer of The John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for the Advancement of Geriatric Nursing Practice, June 2007.

Grants

  1. Undergraduate Student-Faculty Pilot Research Initiative with Marc Kowtko (CSIS), Assistive Technologies Online (ATC) ($750, 2011-2012).
  2. Navigators Inc., Rye Brook, NY, 8 Dell Computers for use at The Wartburg, Mount Vernon, NY (in-kind, Fall 2010.)
  3. Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY, 15 PowerMacs for use at Henry Street Settlement, NY (in-kind, Fall 2010).
  4. Mary Curtin, Westchester NY, 2 17" Monitors for use at United Hebrew, New Rochelle, NY (in-kind, Fall 2010).
  5. Navigators Inc., Rye Brook, NY, 14 Dell Computers for use at United Hebrew, New Rochelle, and My Second Home, Mt. Kisco, NY (in-kind, Spring 2010).
  6. Walmart, "Technology Support for Quadriplegics", ($1500, January 2010).
  7. Pace University Thinkfinity Initiative,"Web of Support: Students Mentoring Senior Citizens in Internet Social Networking" ($10,000, December 2010).
  8. Navigators Inc., Rye Brook, NY, 10 Dell Computers for use at United Hebrew, New Rochelle, and My Second Home, Mt. Kisco, NY (in-kind, Spring 2010).
  9. Westchester Community Foundation, "The Impact of Technology on Improving the Quality of Life for Older Adults" ($15,000, Sept. 2009).
  10. American Society on Aging Society (ASA), MetLife MindAlert Award for General Mental Fitness Programs ($1500, March 2009).
  11. Navigators Inc., Rye Brook, NY, 25 Dell Computers for use at United Hebrew, New Rochelle, and My Second Home, Mt. Kisco, NY (in-kind, Spring 2009).
  12. Westchester Community Foundation, "Crossing the Digital Divide: Infusing Technology in the Everyday Life of Older Adults" ($10,000, February 2008).
  13. Isabel Brabazon Award for Intergenerational Evaluation and Research (Sponsored by Kevin Brabazon) ($5000, July 2007).
  14. Pace University, Eugene M. Lang Student-Faculty Research Fellowship , "Infusing Gerontechnology & Service Learning to Enhance the Quality of Life for Geriatric Patients" with D. Hayes, and J. Marta ($4865, July 2007).
  15. Pace University, Kenan Scholarly Research Grant, "Consortium for Cultivating an Improved Quality of Life for Geriatric Patients through Gerontechnology" with Darren Hayes ($1340, March 2007).
  16. Pace University Faculty Assistant for Civic Engagement Series (FACES) Project Pericles ($200, February 2007).
  17. Dalton School, NY, NY, 22 Dell Computers for Gerontechnology Research to use at United Hebrew, New Rochelle, NY (in-kind $8586.49, December 2006).
  18. DeMatteo Financial Services, 10-15 Associates, Goshen, NY, NY, 5 Dell Computer Systems for Intergenerational Service Learning Projects for Andrus-on-Hudson Nursing Home, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY (in-kind $2000, December 2006).
  19. Pace University, Sponsored Research and Economic Development, "Grants in Support of Gerontechnology Research" (Release Time, October 2006).
  20. Fuji Film, Valhalla, NY, 10 Fuji FinePix A400 digital cameras for Gerontechnology Research ($2368.90, October 2006).
  21. Pace University, Presidential Civic Competency Grant, "Consortium for Multi-Faceted Gerontechnology Research"($3847 July, 2006).
  22. IBM Web Adaptation Technology, "Closing the Digital Divide through Intergenerational Computing & Accessibility Software for the Visually and Hearing Impaired" ($35,000, July 2006).
  23. Pace University, Kenan Scholarly Research Grant, Consortium for Multi-Faceted Gerontechnology Research ($1300, Mar 2006).
  24. Westchester PC User’s Group, White Plains, NY, 3 desktop computers, monitors, and printer to use for Gerontechnology Research to use at United Hebrew, New Rochelle, NY (in-kind $1060, February 2006).
  25. Dalton School, NY, NY, 10 Dell Computers for Gerontechnology Research to use at United Hebrew, New Rochelle, NY (in-kind $3000, January 2006).
  26. Project Pericles, Fellowship for development of "Networking Technologies for Non-Profits" civic engagement course ($2000, August 2005).

Awards

  1. EMG Health Communication Award - not-for-profit and professional organization recognized for promoting health and wellness through the development of culturally-sensitive educational programs and the delivery of support services to minority groups, October, 2012.Details
  2. Computerworld Laureate Honors Award - Intergenerational Computing program recognized for using information technology to promote and advance the public welfare, benefit society and change the world for the better , June 4, 2012.Details
  3. American Society on Aging (ASA) 2009 MindAlert Award for General Mental Fitness supported by the MetLife Foundation in recognition of innovative community-based programs that translate research into practical activities that promote cognitive health in older adults, Las Vegas, NV, March 2009. Details
  4. National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) Aging Achievement Award for our Gerontechnology program in the Intergenerational Programs award category which recognizes innovative and successful aging services programs that serve older adults in communitiesacross the country, July 2009.
  5. Jefferson Award (www.jeffersonawards.org) Bronze Medalist Pace University 2008-2009 for Public Service in recognition and to honor individuals whose community volunteer efforts best exemplify dedication to enhancing the quality of life in their community. Nominations solicited from university community and finalists selected based on personal, sustained commitment to service, and for model of spirit and service they provide the university community, January 2009.
  6. Isabel Brabazon National Award for Intergenerational Evaluation and Research, with L. Forman, D. Hayes, J. Marta, C. Phipps, and B. Thomas, May 2007. Details
  7. Award Honoree, "Women: Builders of Communities and Dreams" Women’s History Month, SUNY Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York, March 29, 2006.

Student Awards

  1. Pace University Mobile App Team of six students: Maja Misheva, Christina Yamagata, Marc Kowtco, Mike Cornell, Peter Franceschini and John Robb, has placed in the top 4 in the USA out of 40 applications along with Berkeley, Harvard, and UCSD. Their application called "Gallery App" has been selected for BMIC Mobile chalenge in Barcelona, Spain, February, 2012.
  2. Pace University students Peter Franceschini and John Robb, 4th Place at The Berkeley Mobile International Collaborative (BMIC) University Mobile Challenge in Barcelona, Spain, March 2012, Details&Video
  3. Energy Watcher, Peter Franceschini, Ariana Abramsonaa, Marc Kowtko,1st Prize at the second contest of the Mobile Lab. Students were awarded Apple gift cards. One of the applications is available in the Android Market. November, 2011
  4. Student Undergraduate Team, Lloyd Duberry and Luisa Morales, 1st Place $750 Winner, Second Life 3D Virtual World for Livable Communities, sponsored by Westchester County Government, Department of Senior Programs and Services, February 2009.
  5. Graduate Students Christopher Keogh and Lorelei Reynolds, "AssistaMouse" Team $1000 Winner of New York Campus Compact Carter Academic Service Entrepreneur (CASE) Award sponsored by Kellogg Foundation, and Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Partnership Foundation in recognition of excellence in an academic-service learning community project January 2009.
  6. Undergraduates (Benjamin Williams and Sam Thomas) Service-Learning / Civic Engagement Award, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems May 2009.
  7. Navigators Inc., Rye Brook, NY, 8 Dell Computers for use at The Wartburg, Mount Vernon, NY (in-kind, Fall 2010).

Press

  1. "Pace University Students Aid Others by Integrating Technology Into Daily Life",Nicole Morandi, December 17, 2012.Details
  2. "A partnership for learning: Changing lives", Adviser Leading Age. New York. September 21, 2012. page:19,20 & 21Details
  3. "Customer Stories: Pam L", Telikin, August 25, 2012. Details
  4. Willems, Ilija "Phone lessons in America", Metropolis TV, August 20, 2012. Details
  5. Hristova, Rozalia "Teaching silver surfers to use social media", BBC News, June 25, 2012. Details
  6. ITS News "Pace University sponsorship of technology to the United Hebrew Center", Pace Univeristy, May, 2012. Details
  7. Adlersberg, Jay "Seniors and the iPad", Eyewitness News, WABC-TV,  May 10, 2012. Details and Video
  8. Susman, Tina "Grandma on Facebook? Sure, seniors say as they learn computers", Los Angeles Times, May 1, 2012. Details
  9. "Dynamic Duos", Pace Magazine, April 27, 2012. Details
  10. Seidenberg School News "Seidenberg student-faculty research pairs shine", Pace University, April 26, 2012. Details
  11. MCT News Service " Seniors go tech-savvy", Oman Tribune, April 04, 2012. Details
  12. Ray, Megan" Computer Seminar Helps Seniors Learn New Technology ", Sunrise Senior Living, March 30, 2012. Details
  13. Maltais, Michelle " Seniors and their iPads, iPhones: Keeping up in the computer age ", The CW33, March 21, 2012. Details
  14. Susman, Tina " Program teaches computer skills to older generation ", Los Angeles Times, March 20, 2012. Details
  15. Press Room " Market Watch/ The Wall Street Journal: Annual Computerworld Honors Program Names 2012 Laureates ", Pace University, March 16, 2012. Details
  16. PR.com " Caregiving Club CEO, Sherri Snelling, Puts the Spotlight on Caregivers via National Conference Speeches and Celebrity Interviews" Newport Beach, CA, March 14, 2012. Details
  17. Cressotti, Alyssa " Silver Surfers " Opportunitas Pace University March 8, 2012.Details
  18. Ludden, Jennifer " Tutors Teach Seniors New High-Tech Tricks "All Things Considered, National Public Radio (NPR), January 2, 2012.Details and Audio
  19. Koral, April " College Students Take Octogenarians Into the Internet Age " The Tribeca Trib, December 30, 2011.Details
  20. Woyton, Michael " United Hebrew Seniors Completed Computer Classes " New Rochelle Patch, December 7, 2011. Details
  21. Licchiello-Lenz,M " Pace University reaches out to the senior community" The Senior Gazette, November 4, 2011.Details
  22. Cavallo, Diana " Professors 101 Meet the Distinguished Professors Teaching This Year’s Pforzheimer Honors College Courses!" Pace University Honors College Scholastica, p.4, November 2011.Details
  23. Koba, Mark " Senior Citizen Explosion Could Be a Job Creator!" CNBC: Back to Work Special Report, August 15, 2011. Details
  24. Robin Raskin (Interviewer), Sherri Snelling (Producer)" Handle with Care: Staying Connected through Technology" CNBC: premier edition of Retirement Living TV (RLTV) Comcast/FIOS,, June 9, 2011. Details
  25. Orlov, Laurie " Does Today’s Tech Alienate the Elderly" Aging in Place Technology Watch: Industry Trends, Research & Analysis, June 2, 2011. Details
  26. Memory, Catherine " Beyond Books, Bits, and Bytes: At Pace, Technology is a Tool for Interdisciplinary Education (High Tech, High Touch)" Pace University Alumni Magazine, May 9, 2011. Details
  27. " All Pace Students Give Back to the Community: It's Required." Pace University Westchester Community Report, April 2011 . Details
  28. Mandelker, Jeannie " Pace in Pleasantville: The Future is Here" Pace University Westchester County Community Impact Report, April, 2011. Details
  29. Stephanie Cassell, Sandy Buckley, and Edna Gabriel " Pace Students Walk A Mile In Senior Citizen Shoes To Bridge Digital Divide " WCBS-TV Evening News,, April 15,2011. Details and Video
  30. Carter, Dennis "Google Tablets Expected to Challenge iPad", eCampus, April 13, 2011. Details
  31. "Gerontech Research Team Partnering with Telikin",Ed. Louise Kleinbaum, Pace University Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems ecommuniqué, March 14, 2011. Details
  32. Robin Raskin, Silvers Summit "Growing Older and Less Isolated"Silvers Summit Blog:Technology for Life, March 8, 2011. Details
  33. Shellenbarger, Sue "Teens Helping Seniors Learn Tech Skills", Wall Street Journal, Education Section, February 16, 2011. Details
  34. Rosman, Jamie "Technology in the Golden Years"New Rochelle Patch, February 14, 2011. Details
  35. Shellenbarger, Sue "Teens Take Elders to Tech Boot Camp"Wall Street Journal, p.D3, January 12, 2011. Details
  36. Hedrick, Lizzie "How College Students and Nintendo Help Redefine the Senior Moment: Three Pace University students involved in a computer science/service-learning course use the Nintendo Wii to help seniors improve and mental and physical function",Rivertowns Patch, December 16, 2010 Details
  37. Bressler, Jeanette "Gerontech: College Students Teach Computer Skills to Seniors", The Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging Services 2009 Annual Report, Making Connections, p.9, October 2010 Details
  38. Hansen, Stephanie"University computer course featured in Business Daily"Pace Press, October 1, 2010. Details
  39. Riley, Sheila"AGranny Can Get Her Internet Game On", Investor’s Business Daily, August 2010.. Details
  40. NYAHSA, "Advancing the Internet age, Innovative program at United Hebrew pairs college students with elders eager to travel the World Wide Web", p.7, March/April 2010. Details
  41. St. Francis Preparatory Alumni Community, "Jean Coppola '82 Recognized for her Outstanding Contributions to the Community", Michael Graziano, March 23, 2009. Details
  42. Village of Rye Brook, "Pace University Opens Their Doors and Hearts to Cerebral Palsy of Westchester's Vocational Service Program", March 6, 2009. Details
  43. Appeared in, "Coppola Receives Jefferson Award", P. 12 Pace Magazine, Spring 2009. Details
  44. Cited in "United Hebrew Gerontechnology Program Graduates First Class - Seniors and Students Close the Digital Divide",NYAHSA (New York Association of Homes & Services for the Aging) Advisor, Vol. 2006, No. 8, p.6, August 2006.
  45. Quoted in "Seniors and Students Close the Digital Divide", Westchester Generations, Vol. 8, No. 4, p. 12-13, July/August 2006.
  46. Interview appeared on, "Senior Citizens that Won't be Left Behind", reporter Shannon White, Evening Edition, News12, April 25, 2006.
  47. Regional Network News Graduation Ceremony, April 25, 2006.
  48. "Forever Young: Pace University Students Join Seniors at UH Graduation Ceremony in New Rochelle", by Diana P. Olano, The Sound Report, Vol. 5, No. 18, p. 8, May 5, 2006.
  49. "United Hebrew Launches Gerontech Program in Collaboration with Pace University", April 19, 2006. Details
  50. "Women: Builders of Communities and Dreams" Women's History Month Luncheon, SUNY Westchester Community College, News12, aired March 29, 2006.
  51. "Take Your Grandparents to Work Day – in Reverse!" with Pace University students at My Second Home Intergenerational Adult Day Center,ABC-TV, aired March 6, 2006.