Commencement

Honorary Doctorate

2022 Recipient

Carol Hillman

Carol Hillman, GSE ’67 and ’87,  a former early childhood educator and leader, consultant, adjunct professor, and Bank Street trustee and active alumni, was recognized with the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa for her dedication to experiential learning techniques and scholarship in the field of education. Ms. Hillman attended Bank Street twice, earning a master’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education in 1967 and returning for a master’s degree in Educational Leadership in 1987. Throughout her career, she has stayed involved in the Bank Street community, serving on the Dean’s Advisory Council and the Board of Trustees and helping revive and lead The Long Trip at the Graduate School. In 2018, Hillman received the Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA) Distinguished Service Award. A committed donor and volunteer, she has hosted annual potluck dinners at her home for over 20 years as co-chair of the alumni group in Westchester.

Past Recipients

  • Doctor of Humane Letters Honoris Causa

    2021: Hubert Dyasi

    2021: Louise Derman-Sparks

    2019: Dr. Eleanor Duckworth

    2018: Frances Lucerna

    2017: U.S. Representative John Lewis

    2016: Ofelia García

    2015: Richard Rothstein

    2014: Margaret Honey & Perry Klass

    2013: Olga Murray & Margery Franklin

    2012: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski & Jerry Pinkney

    2011: Martiza Macdonald & Katie Salen

    2010: Beverly Hall & Pedro Noguera

    2009: Susan Feingold & Michael Spock

    2008: Susan V. Berresford & Ashley F. Bryan

    2007: Leonard Marcus & Parker Palmer

    2006: Dr. Bettye Fletcher Comer, Alphonse Fletcher, & Dr. Marta Tienda

    2005: Wendy Ewald & Bryan Stevenson

    2004: Billy Taylor, Eleanor Grieg Ukoli, & Margot Stern Strom

    2003: Marion Bolden, Governor James B. Hunt, & Joan Maynard

    2002: Michelle Fine, Robert Fullilove, Mindy Fullilove, & David Wolkenberg

    2001: Joan W. Blos, Suzanne C. Carothers, & Richard W. Riley

    2000: Emory Shaw Campbell, Harriet Mayor Fulbright (D), & Lorraine Monroe

    1999: Faith Ringgold, Tom Roderick, & Lisbeth Schorr

    1998: Geoffrey Canada, Patricia F. Carini, & Gordon Klopf

    1997: Jim Cummins, Leah Levinger (D), & Vivian Paley

    1996: Lisa Delpit, Ellen Galinsky, Robert Herbert, & Gus Trowbridge