Hostos Community College

Hostos Responds To Ecuador Earthquake With ‘Hope For Ecuador’ Relief Concert On May 12

May 2, 2016 | Hostos Community College

The massive earthquake that struck Ecuador on April 16 hit home for many members of the Hostos Community College family with connections to South America, as well as the campus as a whole. Looking to make a difference, the College’s students, staff and faculty have come together as “Hostos Helping” to plan a benefit concert. The “Hope for Ecuador Concert” will be held in the Hostos Main Theater on Thursday, May 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and feature some of the leading Ecuadorian musicians based in the U.S., including the folkloric ensemble Roberto Cachimuel and Grupo Yarina, pop artist Luis Terreros, high-energy Afro-Ecuadorian fusion group Chota Madre, and singer Maribella along with a special appearance by the Lehman (College) Jazz Band. Additional artists are expected to be announced.

Hostos Center For Bronx Nonprofits Receives $100,000 Grant From The New York Community Trust

April 28, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College’s Center for Bronx Nonprofits (CBNP) received a $100,000 grant from The New York Community Trust, the city’s community foundation.

Title V Grant Work Celebrated With Two Days Of Events At Hostos

April 28, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College celebrated two years of the Title V grant, showcasing work produced by faculty, staff and students. The Title V grant was awarded to Hostos Community College in 2014 by the U.S. Department of Education.

Hostos Student Leaders To Attend National Character And Leadership Symposium At The U.S. Air Force Academy In Colorado

February 17, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Two Hostos Student Leadership Academy students, Yunerys Liriano and Willy Baez Lara, along with Jason Libfeld, the College’s Student Leadership Coordinator, will travel to Colorado for the National Character and Leadership Symposium at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on February 25 and 26.

Two Hostos Students Selected To Receive USA Today Phi Theta Kappa All-New York Academic Awards

February 17, 2016 | Hostos Community College

One current and one former Hostos student, Jose Deschamps and Rabiat Ajao, respectively, will be honored in front of legislators and other guests in Albany on March 8 with USA TODAY Phi Theta Kappa All-New York Academic Awards.

Hostos Student Leadership Academy

February 17, 2016 | Hostos Community College

On November 21, 2015, ten members of the Hostos SLA and the Hostos SGA helped to plant nearly 200 trees as part of the Million Trees NYC movement at Pelham Bay Park.

Hostos Distinguished Alumnus Helps Mark Dominican Heritage And Black History Months

February 16, 2016 | Hostos Community College

On February 4, the Hostos Heritage Lecture Series marked the beginning of the celebration of Dominican Heritage and Black History months with a visit from a special guest.

More Hostos Students Earn The Guttman Transfer Scholarship

January 12, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College is proud to announce that three students were awarded the Guttman Transfer Scholarship for Spring 2016. The students were: Dionel Del Orbe (Civil Engineering), Ashly Dominguez (Liberal Arts and Science), and Wendy Fernandez (Electrical Engineering).

Hostos Dances Its Way Into Giving Tuesday!

December 14, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College got into the #GivingTuesday spirit on December 1 by hosting an event that helped raise support for Hostos students and also awareness about health and wellness issues.

Hostos Professor And Celebrated Artist Ian Charles Scott Part Of Exhibit At Park Avenue Armory

November 23, 2015 | Hostos Community College

For four days beginning on November 20, Hostos professor and celebrated artist Ian Charles Scott will have his work displayed in an exhibit at the Park Avenue Armory. Located at 643 Park Avenue, the venue has been home to the work of such important artists as Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso.

Hostos Event Celebrates The Preservation Of Local History Through Las Casitas Archives

November 23, 2015 | Hostos Community College

On November 4, the Hostos A-Atrium was filled to capacity for the unveiling of Las Casitas Archvies, the collection of art and remnants that celebrate working class homes, which remain a vital expression of Afro-Puerto Rican culture in the diaspora.

Hostos Students Return To Washington, D.C., For Model UN Conference

November 23, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos students returned to the nation’s capital to participate in the National Model United Nations Collegiate Conference from October 29 to November 1.

Hostos Alumni Relations Connects With Graduates At Annual Open House

November 17, 2015 | Hostos Community College

To help Hostos alumni remain connected to the College, the Alumni Relations Office hosted its annual Open House on October 15.

Saving Local History: Las Casitas Archives Come To Hostos Community College Library As A Unique Donation From The Bronx Council On The Arts

October 22, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Home is where the heart is, and that love will be on full display at Hostos Community College through a special collaborative exhibition honoring the casitas of Puerto Rico and showcasing the materials from Las Casitas: An Urban Cultural Alternative, created in 1991 by the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) Longwood Arts Project now located on the Hostos campus.

Hostos Community College Receives Largest Grant Award In College’s History

October 13, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College’s Division for Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) has been awarded a five-year, $10.7 million Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to operate its Allied Health Career Pipeline Program.

Hostos Student Ready To Take On The World Thanks To Special Award

August 10, 2015 | Hostos Community College

On June 17, Almanzar was at the CUNY Graduate Center accepting a Peter Jennings Scholarship Laurel Award. The scholarships are named in honor of Peter Jennings, the Anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight, who died in 2005 at age 67. Jennings took a strong interest in CUNY’s Adult Literacy/GED Program and frequently spoke passionately about its mission.

Hostos Opens College’s First Large Farmers Market With GrowNYC

July 14, 2015 | Hostos Community College

With a shortage of fresh fruit and vegetables being a major concern for Bronxites who are looking to live more healthy lifestyles, Hostos partnered with GrowNYC to open a large farmers market at the College. The “Hostos Greenmarket” opened on June 30, and it is a first on campus. The market is open every Tuesday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., through November 24.

“100 Lawyers Strong” Event Shows The Power Of Partnerships

May 7, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos students and alumni were treated to professional attire thanks to the 100 Lawyers Strong organization and the work of the Hostos Career Services Office and Green Tree Textiles.

Hostos Student Earns Second-Place Trophy At 23rd Annual Statewide Student Conference

May 7, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Hostos student and members of the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Karaby Mitchell won the second-place prize in the “Cell and Molecular Biology” category at the 23rd Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference, during the weekend of April 17 at the Sagamore Resort on Lake George, Bolton Landing, NY.

Hostos Student Takes Home Prize At Cuny Nobel Science Challenge

May 7, 2015 | Hostos Community College

Isamar Garrido-Rodríguez, a Chemical Engineering student at Hostos, won a second-place prize in the 2014 CUNY Nobel Science Challenge. The competition is for CUNY undergraduate students, and it entails writing a 1,000-1,500-word essay about scientific concepts, which must also make the science accessible to the lay person.