PACE News & Events

PACE Scholarships:  Application to Apply is Feb 14, 2017

We are pleased to announce the application period for several PACE scholarships beginning January 5, 2017.  For the scholarship criteria and application process, visit Academic Works,

The following is a list of PACE scholarships with their links in Academic Works:

·      Anabel Pelham Gerontology Scholarship (for gerontology students)

·      Long Term Care Administration Scholarship (for gerontology students)

·      Michelle Benjamin Scholarship Fund (for gerontology students)

·      Patrick Nobis RCFE Endowed Scholarship (majors offered in the College of Health and Social Sciences with an academic emphasis in Long-Term Care Administration)

·      Peninsula del Rey Scholarship (majors offered at SF State who have an interest in Long-Term Care Administration, and in an internship placement with Monarch Village or another ASL Community)

·      Cho Public Service Scholarship (for public administration students)

·      Eugene I. Pearl Memorial Scholarship (for public administration students)

·      Merritt Community Capital Scholarship in Public Administration (for public administration students)

·      Merritt Community Capital Scholarship in Urban Studies and Planning (for urban studies and planning students)

Questions regarding PACE’s Scholarships, please email at


Gerontology Searches for an Assistant Professor

The School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement is pleased to announce a search for an Assistant Professor in Gerontology.

Gerontology Assistant Professor Job Ad

PACE Faculty Discuss Homeless in the Bay Area

Dr. Brown and Dr. Yarbrough of SF State’s School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement were panelist on a Storefront Lab discussion on October 11, 2016 titled “Towards a Compassionate City: A Conversation About Homeless Encampments”. 

PACE Practitioner-in-Residence is awarded Juvenile Advocate of the Year

On September 17th, CJCJ's Executive Director and PACE Practitioner-in-Residence,  Daniel Macallair, was recognized by the Pacific Juvenile Defender Center (PJDC) for his decades of work in the field of juvenile justice. At PJDC's 13th Annual Roundtable Conference, Macallair was honored with the Juvenile Advocate of the Year Award for 2016, and also provided the keynote address on the "History of the California Youth Authority and Lessons Not Learned."


Public Administration Alumnus in the News

Tracey Helton Mitchell, M.P.A. alumnus, authors book titled, The Big Fix:  Hope After Heroin 

Criminal Justice Faculty Co-Author Book

Alex Gerould and Dr. Jeff Snipes co-author a new book called "The Valley of the Shadow of Death"explores the details surrounding the tragic murders and provides an illuminating look at the African American experience over the last 70-plus years.

ABAG's Placemaking Project

The Urban Studies Program and Dr. Ayse Pamuk's USP 680 course played a vital role in the Placemaking Project commissioned by the Association of Bay Area Government’s (ABAG). Dr. Pamuk's students spent an entire semester researching people's experience of places and how places can be designed to attract residents and create thriving communities.  Please visit ABAG's website to view the Placemaking report based on this effort. After the presentation by Dr.  Pamuk's student and submission of their project, ABAG’s Executive Board approved the inclusion of the Placemaking lens in the understanding of Priority Development Areas for Plan Bay Area 2040, their next round of the Sustainable Communities Strategy.  Congratulations to Dr. Pamuk and her students for a successfully project of civic engagement that epitomizes the work of all PACE faculty.  

Youth Justice Mentoring Program

This mentoring program that many Criminal Justice majors take part in is featured in the campus news. Read the article here: Students help incarcerated youth work towards brighter futures.