NEW YORK, NEW YORK September 02, 2015 - Zaniac, an innovative K-8 after-school Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) education enrichment franchise, yesterday celebrated the Grand Opening of its new campus on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the new campus at 261 E 78th Street, between Second and Third Avenues.
Zaniac’s Upper East Side grand opening is a homecoming for Zaniac founder and franchisor Paul Zane Pilzer. Economist, college professor, social entrepreneur and New York Times best-selling author of 11 books, Pilzer received his MBA in 15 months from Wharton Business School and became Citibank’s youngest officer at age 22 and its youngest vice president at age 25. Mr. Pilzer was appointed a professor at New York University at age 24 where he taught for 21 years and was five times voted “best teacher.” He has served as an appointed economic advisor in two White House administrations and has started or taken public six companies in healthcare and K-12 education.
"My first apartment after college was on 79th Street right by where Zaniac Upper East Side is located,” said Professor Pilzer. “I left that apartment to go to Wharton where I developed the interactive teaching technology that grew into Zaniac. I never dreamed I'd be returning here 41 years later to help bring the incredible benefits of Zaniac K-8 Programs and Camps to children in my old neighborhood."