Corporal Calvin Parker nobly fought in the Vietnam War from 1966 until 1967, as a proud and brave member of the United States Marine Corps.
Corporal Parker completed his basic training at Parris Island and was a qualified sharpshooter. After nobly serving in Vietnam, Corporal Parker was employed at the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia, where his responsibilities included supervising, inspecting and briefing guards pertaining to the day-to-day activities of the Armed Forces compound.
Shawyn Patterson Howard serves as the President and CEO of the YMCA of Yonkers. Often referred to as a trailblazer and game changer, Ms. Howard became the first woman and person of color to lead the association when appointed in November 2008.
Ms. Howard is a proud graduate of Mount Vernon High, Howard University School of Social Work, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice where she earned a Master’s in Public Administration and Urban Development. Her family, mentors and education birthed in her a spirit of community development and social activism which she maintains to this day.
Dear Students,Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the New York State Senate’s Earth Day Poster Contest. This year we received many outstanding posters that exemplify the creativity of the young people in the 36th Senatorial District. Each entry from my District displayed tremendous originality and vision as well as obvious concern for the ecological future of our communities and our state. I am proud of your work and that of your classmates, and encourage you to continue to study and learn more about the serious challenges that face our environment.I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Earth Day Poster Contest from my District is: Abigail Weidemann2nd GradePS 121 The Throop School
New York State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson was recently elected to serve as Co-Chair of Policy on the Board of Directors for the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL), the nation’s oldest organization addressing the needs of elected women at all levels of government.