Fordham Professor Dr. Olivia Hooker Honored by President Obama at Coast Guard Graduation

Photo by White House photographer Pete Souza
Photo by White House photographer Pete Souza

Speaking at the Coast Guard graduation in May 2015, President Barack Obama honored 100-year-old retired Fordham University Professor of Psychology Dr. Olivia Hooker, describing her as “as sharp as they come, and as fearless.”

Dr. Hooker, a lifelong civil rights activist and the first African American woman to enlist in the Coast Guard, was recently recognized in March with a Coast Guard building named in her honor on Staten Island.

For more information on Dr. Hooker, please read the Ethics & Society post on her life from March, and watch this video where she discusses Fordham, Faith, and Redemption.

 


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