Hilda Kogut, a Dominican College adjunct instructor in criminal justice, was honored with the 2019 New York State Assembly Women of Distinction Award on April 8, 2019. The award honors women who are making a difference in New York State, their communities, and in the lives of others. Kogut was one of 10 Women of Distinction to be honored this year by New York State Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee.
Assemblywoman Jaffee said, “It is my distinct pleasure to recognize these 10 remarkable Rockland County women. The 2019 Women of Distinction Awards are an important opportunity to pay tribute to these women whose strength, vision, hard work, and compassion are lifting up others, strengthening our communities, our economy, and improving our quality of life.”
Kogut is a former FBI Agent with 25 years of experience in law enforcement, who loves teaching criminal justice classes at Dominican College. As Chair of Citizens United to Protect our Neighborhoods (CUPON) in Chestnut Ridge, she has fought against illegal housing and overdevelopment, and advocated for proper land use and zoning laws.
The 2019 Women of Distinction were recognized in the Assembly Chambers at the New York State Capitol.