It’s commencement season! On January 27, the Hunter College Class of Winter 2021 graduates celebrated Hunter’s 222nd Commencement virtually!
View President Raab’s charge to graduates, where viewers can hear the inspiring stories of extraordinary Hunter students such as Rachel Bodekl, who was an avid reader before becoming legally blind at 13. The mother of twin boys, one of whom is also blind, Rachel earned an MA in education for the visually impaired. Or Sungjae Park, who at 19 moved from rural South Korea to New York. He then served for four years as a medic in the U.S. Army, before enrolling at Hunter. Sungjae has now graduated with a BA in human biology and has been accepted to seven medical schools.
We are thrilled to announcement that the Class of Winter 2021 includes three valedictorians. We congratulate Marcelle Cohen, Florence Deutsch, and Adam Berri on their exceptional academic achievements and welcome them—and all of the recent graduates—to the Hunter Alumni family. View remarks from each of the valedictorians.
As we celebrate the achievements of our winter 2021 graduates, we also recognize the deep impact that COVID-19 has had on their lives and we honor the extraordinary perseverance it took to earn a degree in the midst of a global pandemic. View some of their stories.Visit the Entire Commencement Page