It is difficult not to know who Vincent Birkenmeyer is considering everything he has done at Pace, but just in case, it is time to learn about the Poughkeepsie, New York, native.
Since day one of his arrival at Pace, Vinnie demonstrated his desire to become an instrumental part of the Pace community, and since then has done just that. From his immediate beginnings as a member of Hall Council to becoming Student Association President for this year, Vinnie is readily recognized and highly respected among his peers.
In between his first year and now, Vinnie has accumulated an impressive resume including practically everything there is to do here at Pace. This born leader was a Resident Assistant, an Orientation Leader, a Peer Leader and Student Coordinator for UNV 101, President of Lambda Sigma National Honor Society, President of Gamma Sigma Alpha National Academic Greek Honor Society, President of Alpha Phi Delta National Fraternity, and the Treasurer of Alpha Chi National Honor Society. As impressive as that list is, it is only the short version of the many things that Vinnie has done here at Pace.
The diversity that Pace offers and the campus life it promotes are reasons that persuaded Vinnie to attend. When visiting the Univerisity, Vinnie states, “I loved the campus and the fact that you could live on Pleasantville and still take classes in the city.”
Vinnie’s success in the classroom garnered him admittance into the Honors College after his first year and has enhanced his college experience as well. The History major enjoys the small classes and their interesting topics. His favorite course was the INT 198E Economic, Political, and Social Dimensions of Immigration.
Given all of Vinnie’s success, one would think that he comes from a long line of family members who have done the same. The reality is that Vinnie is the first of his family to attend a four-year college. He considers this, along with making his family proud, to be his greatest accomplishment.
Vinnie says his best experience at Pace has been through pledging Alpha Phi Delta and getting involved in Student Government. He highly recommends these avenues for other students who seek to make a difference at Pace.
Vinnie will pursue his Masters in Public Administration at Pace and plans to attend Law School in the future. Among his dreams for the future is to work for the United Nations.