Honors Open Meeting
On Wednesday, March 10, 2010, the
Dr. Mandel’s speech reiterated the importance and significance of college to the students’ futures and referenced her own life as an example of its many benefits. She holds a doctoral degree in Speech Pathology from Columbia University and currently works as a beloved public speaking professor and the director of Freshman Speech here at Pace.
During her speech, she fondly remembered one of her first post-graduate jobs--working for the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils hockey teams as a translator for players and their families. What many students may not have been aware of was Dr. Mandel’s recent work with childhood language development within
Dr. Mandel not only exhibits passion for teaching, but for working to serve others as well. She is the
After Dr. Mandel finished speaking, Dr. Benton returned to the stage. Dr. Benton invited the students to give their honest opinions and feedback about the Honors courses that were offered this semester. She also discussed potential courses for the fall semester and asked students for their ideas about other courses they would like the Honors College to offer, as well as which professors they would prefer teach them. This portion of the event, which encourages active, student participation, has remained unchanged each semester and generates much of the event’s appeal. Dr. Benton then discussed future Honors events, including an Honors Karaoke night and more cooking classes. She concluded the meeting by thanking Dr. Mandel and the students for attending yet another successful Honors event.