Silberman School of Social Work Presents June 2016 Graduation Speeches


The ceremony, held on Thursday, June 2 in the historic Assembly Hall at Hunter College, recognized 616 Silberman graduates. It featured two distinguished speakers and two graduating student speakers. The keynote speaker was Anne Williams-Isom, CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone. Dr. Martha Adams Sullivan, Executive Director of Gouverneur Health, was the alumni speaker and Trailblazer Award Recipient. The two student speakers were Hattie Elmore and Ray Ortiz, both graduating this year from Silberman’s renowned One-Year Residency work-study MSW program.

All four speeches, along with a message from Acting Dean Mary M. Cavanaugh, can be found in one booklet available by clicking here. Please feel free to download, save and print. Enjoy!