State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon) honored Susan Boudreau of Bay Shore as a 2011 New York State Senate “Woman of Distinction” at the State Capitol on May 24, 2011. The Senate honored distinguished women from throughout the state at an Albany reception, where each honoree's photograph and biography became part of a special exhibit proclaiming the contributions of exemplary New York women.
Senator Johnson explained that the Senate’s Women of Distinction program was created as part of the Senate’s celebration of Women’s History Month. The program, which started in 1998, honors exceptional achievement, personal excellence and outstanding, courageous and heroic actions on the part of individual women from all across the State.
State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of naming life-long Schenectady County resident Bonnie Daggett as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction at a ceremony in Albany on May 24th.
“Ms. Daggett has worked tirelessly for more than 30 years on behalf of people with disabilities,” Senator Farley said. “I admire her dedication and selflessness. I was truly honored and proud to bestow the award of Woman of Distinction to Ms. Daggett.”
Senator Montgomery Recognized as Woman of Distinction During May’s “International Victorious Woman Month”Senator Honored by NYU and People’s World
NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) recently received two awards, which distinguish her as a visionary leader who is committed to ensuring that all people have equal access to quality education and every opportunity for positive life experiences.
Senator Montgomery was presented the Distinguished Alumna Award by the New York University (NYU) Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
Senator Jim Alesi (R, C, I – Perinton) announced today that Ginny Clark, Vice President of Community Affairs at Constellation Brands, has been selected as a 2011 “Woman of Distinction.” Ms. Clark was honored May 24th, at a ceremony at the State Capitol in Albany.
“Nicole Behrens, survived 10 years of violence against her by her own husband, in her own home and – with tremendous courage – rose above that experience and lifted her daughter with her to not only escape the life of violence and devastation, but to then give back tremendously and consistently to the community.”
– excerpt from nominating letter to NY State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle
Geraldine Ferraro was a true pioneer for our nation, for our state and for my neighborhood. First as western Queens' representative in Washington and then as a national icon, her courage paved the way for so many of today’s leaders.
Geraldine Ferraro dedicated her life to serving her community. Her life reflected the hard work and family values that define Queens, and her belief in herself and the ability of women to contribute to society at the highest levels served as the best kind of example for younger generations.
Center picture Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. (Bronx) and Senator Shirley L. Huntley (Queens)
During our Delta Day in the State Capital, we will host an array of distinguished speakers. Additionally, one of the most exciting parts of the day will be when members visit the offices of our respective representatives in the New York State Assembly and Senate. These visits are to be scheduled on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
Representatives of Planned Parenthood of New York City and the NYC Civil LibertiesUnion thank Senator Montgomery for affirming her support for the preservation of state and federal funding that enables their organization to deliver quality primary and preventive health care.
On Sunday March 13, 2011, Senator Klein paid tribute to City Island by hosting its Annual "Women's Herstory Month" Celebration and commemorating "The Anne Hutchinson Year," in honor of this Bronx/American historic figure in recognition of her 420th Birthday Anniversary (1591-1643).
Albany, N.Y., March 14—As part of its annual March recognition of Women’s History Month, the New York State Senate is unveiling an exhibit today in the Legislative Office Building in Albany honoring “Women of Distinction” throughout New York’s history in the arts, science, government, military, labor, education, and social reform.
State Senator Tom O’Mara said that the Senate exhibit features a tribute to the career and life of astronaut and Elmira native Eileen M. Collins. The Senate first included Collins in its historical exhibit in 2007.
VIEW ENTIRE EXHIBIT [Note: Commander Collins is included in the exhibit's "Science & Technology" section, page 64]