Originally from the Dominican Republic, Honors College senior, Tomas Pimentel, is graduating in May with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. He has received an offer to work full-time next year with the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Operations Analyst Program. Tomas hopes to start his investment banking career with JPMorgan. On campus, students recognize the now Brooklyn native, as a Hermano or brother, of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity since spring of 2009. He was the Founding Hermano of the Beta Gamma Chapter in Pleasantville.
Tomas’s favorite Pace memory was the opportunity to represent Pace Pleasantville at the National Conference of Student Leadership in Washington, D.C. This unique experience allowed Tomas to interact with student leaders and representatives from across the country. By working with different groups of students, he learned the fascinating ways in which other schools and students facilitate events on their respective campuses.
Tomas’s college experience was enhanced by being a prominent member of the Honors College. Like many students, he appreciates the chance to take intriguing and exclusive Honors courses. “These classes were challenging,” he says, “but inherently interesting and thought-provoking, like “Religions of the Globe” and “Racial and Ethnic Minorities,” his favorite course. The Honors College added what he called, “richness” to his academic careers by encouraging him to grow from each classroom and campus experience. He also attended many Honors College events during his time at Pace, including the “Make-A-Wish Foundation Presentation.” the “NAMI Presentation,” the annual “Wrapping Gifts for Underprivileged Children” event, the Honors Open Meeting and the Honors Independent Research Conference.
Tomas counts Dr. Marie Werner as one of his biggest inspirations because of her passionate drive to help and teach her students. He encourages Honors College first-year students to truly step out of their comfort zones and embrace all of the academic, social and service opportunities that Pace has to offer.