President Raab Delivers Kate Stoneman Keynote

Kate Stoneman event
President Raab at the ceremony with two recent Hunter graduates, Aleksandr Oganesyan and Sevil Nuredinoski, who are now law students at Albany.
Hunter President Jennifer J. Raab delivered this year's keynote address at the 18th Annual Kate Stoneman Day at Albany Law School held on March 21st.  As the keynote speaker, Raab also received the law school's Miriam M. Netter '72 Award.

"It is a great honor to be recognized today and to have the privilege of speaking at an event named for the courageous and pathbreaking  Kate Stoneman, whose legacy shares so much in common with that of Thomas Hunter, the founder of Hunter College.  Both were visionaries who fought for women's equality, and who saw access to higher education and the obligation to give back as basic tenets of a just society.  On a personal level, I relate to Kate Stoneman's determination to seize opportunities and overcome odds, and continue to be inspired by her extraordinary life and career."

Three other women received Kate Stoneman Awards at the event: Hon. Elizabeth A. Garry '90, State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department; Hon. Joan Kohout '74, Monroe County Family Court; Lisa Codispoti '95, posthumously, National Women's Law Center.

The awards are presented in honor of Kate Stoneman, the first woman admitted to practice law in New York state and the first female graduate of Albany Law School in 1898. For more information on Kate Stoneman and Albany Law School's annual Kate Stoneman Day, visit

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