On Friday, September 28, Hostos Community College will proudly introduce the first Alumni Speakers Bureau at the Hostos Alumni Homecoming Donors Cocktail Reception. The reception will launch both the program and the 45th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration.

A first for the College, Alumni Speakers Bureau members will volunteer their time and share their educational and career experiences at Hostos. Members will do everything from lecture in classrooms to speak at special events.

Nydia Edgecombe, Director of Alumni Relations in the Division of Institutional Advancement, said the group is special. “Their presentations are testaments to their academic and professional achievements that took root through the exceptional education they received at Hostos, as well as at other institutions of higher learning,” Edgecombe said.

Alumni speakers will address a variety of subjects, ranging from education, criminal justice, health and sciences, to technology, business, culture, and entertainment.

They will also talk about their professional experiences and how Hostos influenced their lives.

A committee selected alumni who have excelled in academia and whose life experiences directly relate to the Hostos mission. The program will help to increase the College’s visibility, provide positive role models, bring new people to Hostos, and raise public awareness about important issues affecting education and the labor force.

If you would like more information or have questions about the Alumni Speakers Bureau, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations by phone at 718-518-4180, by e-mail: or by visiting

About Hostos Community College

Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, part of The City University of New York (CUNY) system, was founded in 1968.  In addition to associate degree programs that facilitate easy transfer to CUNY’s four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions, Hostos has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, which offers courses for professional development and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. In four decades, Hostos has grown from a class of 623 in the fall of 1970 to the spring 2012 enrollment of over 7,000 students.  The college also serves an additional 12,000 students through its Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. For more news and stories about Hostos Community College, visit