President Joseph Alden; resolution signed by eight female Normal School faculty members praising President Alden for his fair treatment of female faculty; from president's original office records, dated May 23,1882.
Kate Stoneman, Class of 1866, and later teacher of penmanship at the New York State Normal College. In 1886, Stoneman is admitted to the New York State bar after successfully lobbying the Legislature and the Governor to have women admitted to the bar. She later became the first female lawyer in New York. In 1898, while still teaching at NYS Normal College, Stoneman becomes first women to earn a law degree from Albany Law School.