Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to reflect and celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. With so many of those populations represented here at Hostos, what better place to recognize the achievements of Hispanic community leaders than right here on campus?
On September 18, Hostos officially kicked off its Hispanic Heritage Month series of events by recognizing key Latino leaders and celebrating some special students. The 3rd Annual event was presented by Hostos’ Division of Institutional Advancement and Office of Community Relations. Attending the event were the Hon. Marcos Crespo, New York State Assembly Member; Mayra Linares-Garcia, CUNY Board of Trustees Member; Jaime Lucero, Business Entrepreneur; Rafael Álvarez, President and Chief Executive Officer of ATAX; and Isaac Goldemberg, and Hostos Distinguished Professor and celebrated author.
Guillermo Linares, the President of Higher Education Services Corporation and Melissa R. Quesada, Esq; Director of Latino Affairs Office both from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Office also attended and presented David President Gómez with a proclamation, congratulating the College on all the great work it does within the Hispanic community.
Five students also received scholarships, thanks to Local 1199SEIU and Victor Rivera, Vice President. The awards were presented by Hostos Foundation Board Member Cira Angeles and Associate Dean Ana García Reyes. On hand to celebrate with the students were Charles I. Drago, Chair Allied Health Sciences -Program Coordinator Radiologic Technology and Jason Libfeld, Student Leadership Coordinator.
Hostos Students selected for the 1199 SEIU Scholarship-Fall 2017:
Jessica Anchundia (Nursing), Shaquira Stewart (Radiologic Technology), Nichole Johnson (Dental Hygiene), Nancy G. Romero (Radiologic Technology) and Terraine Brooks (Nursing).
The presenters for the event were BronxNet’s Yeila Lluberes and Hostos Foundation Board Member Cira Angeles. The event was organized by Dean García Reyes.
About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities for nearly half a century. Since 1968, Hostos has been a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs.
Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.