Student Honors and Awards

Student Honors and Awards

[New York City Advertising Team with Keith Reinhard, Chairman, DDB Worldwide]
New York City Advertising Team with Keith Reinhard, Chairman, DDB Worldwide

[Beta Alpha Psi]
Beta Alpha Psi

[Pace University MarketingAssociation (PUMA)]
Pace University Marketing Association (PUMA)

[The Student Managed Investment Portfolio team]
The Student Managed Investment Portfolio team


Advertising Teams
At the 2018 American Advertising Federation's (AAF) National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), both Pace teams achieved very strong results in two separate district competitions. In the first competition, the Pace Pleasantville Advertising Team came in second, beating all teams except the one who went on to win the national competition. In the second competition, the New York City Advertising Team came in first in the Presentation category and came in third place overall among nine teams competing. The top three teams were all within a few points of each other. For more information about the New York City Advertising Team and its activities, visit or e-mail Professor Larry Chiagouris at For more information about the Pleasantville Advertising Team and its activities, e-mail Professor Paul Kurnit at

At the 2020 American Marketing Association International Collegiate Conference, the AMA-PaceNY collegiate chapter (formerly PUMA) was voted a Top 25 Chapter of the Year. This represents outstanding performance in the areas of Chapter Planning, Professional Development, Membership, Communications, Community and Social Impact, Fundraising, and Operations. The chapter also won an award for its Marketing Week activities in October. For more information about the AMA chapter and its activities, please contact in New York City or in Pleasantville.

Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi is the international honor organization for financial information professionals. Lubin's Iota Lambda chapter achieved Superior Chapter status for 2018-2019, an international accolade recognizing excellence in academics, professionalism, and leadership. At the 2019 Beta Alpha Psi Atlantic Coast Regional Conference, the chapter's two teams placed third. Faculty advisor Professor Steven Mezzio won the Setter Leadership Award in 2019. At the 2018 Beta Alpha Psi Annual Conference, Iota Lambda was awarded Gold Chapter Status, one of only ten chapters out of nearly 400 to receive this distinction. For more information about the chapter and its activities, e-mail

Beta Gamma Sigma
Lubin's Beta Gamma Sigma chapter has been awarded "Highest Honors" for 2017-2018. The chapter has been awarded this distinction every year by the national organization since 2014. Only 10% of the 550+ international BGS chapters receive this recognition. Every year, BGS students attend the BGS Global Leadership Summit. In 2018, three students - Dhruvi Gandhi, Mikela Stevkovski, and Sydney Mattone - won the GLS Case Competition for their categories. In 2016, Professor Jessica Magaldi was awarded the Beta Gamma Sigma Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award. This distinction is awarded to one chapter advisor among all of the international chapters of the society.

Lubin Sales Team
Lubin Sales Team members Ritvi Shaw, Evelyn Sikati, and Emily Pagano won third place in the Case Competition at the 2020 Northeast Intercollegiate Sales Competition and took home a team prize of $500. Team members Cameron Hnaiti, Max Berns, and Juhi Chandaramani placed third, fourth, and fifth in the first round. For more information about the team and its activities, e-mail Professor Markowitz at

Student Managed Investment Portfolio
Lubin's Student Managed Investment Portfolio (SMIP) students placed 3rd in the Undergraduate Growth Portfolio competition at Quinnipiac University's 2021 GAME Forum. ​For the 2019-2020 reporting period, the Student Managed Investment Portfolio (SMIP) was up 26% compared to the S&P 500's 16% gain. In the last decade the SMIP outperformed the S&P 500 by 13%. For the 2018 calendar year, when the major stock indices were all down, the SMIP outperformed the S&P 500 by 3%. For the 2017 calendar year, SMIP returned 28.4%, outperforming its benchmark indices: the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) 25.1%, the S&P 500 19.4%, and the Nasdaq Composite 26.8%. For more information about the SMIP and its activities, contact Professor Ron Filante at