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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Hostos student Carlos Bibiloni was recently named a Newman Civic Fellows Award winner. The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who are passionate about building better communities.
For the sixth straight year, Hostos Community College has been selected as one of the Top 10 Digital Community Colleges in the nation by the Center for Digital Education.
Thanks to a $50,000 grant from The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, Hostos will continue its successful “Two-Generation Student Retention and Degree Acceleration Program” this summer. Launched in 2014 through a grant from the Aspen Institute’s Ascend Fund, the program helps student-parents accelerate their higher education through one free Hostos summer course and free enrollment for up to two of their school-aged children in the Hostos’ College for Kids Summer Academy. The program also keeps student-parents connected to vital on-campus support services and provides MetroCards to cover transportation costs for their seven-week summer session.
Thanks to a wonderful collaboration between Hostos faculty, The City College of New York, and one of New York City’s most respected law firms, four former Hostos students, Eric Stewart, Avery Toledo, Michael Cruz, and Lizette Carter, have been accepted into the prestigious Skadden Arps Legal Studies Honors Program.
Hostos Professor Linda Hirsch has helped to bring a Hostos and CUNY program to the world stage. Hirsch, along with Dennis Paoli from Hunter College, contributed a piece about the Writing Across The Curriculum (WAC) program in the web-based book, Writing Programs Wordwide.
Hostos students played the part of public officials, debated important social issues, and lended a huge hand at the annual Somos El Futuro Conference in Albany the weekend of March 20, 2015.
Several distinguished authors will “cross borders” as part of a multimedia event on April 16, at 5 p.m., at Pregones Theatre in the South Bronx to talk about their contributions to the Hostos Review/ Revista Hostosiana (Issue No. 11): Stirred Ground: Non-fiction Writing by Contemporary Latina and Latin American Women Authors, edited by Hostos Humanities Professor, Inmaculada Lara-Bonilla.
As Hostos Community College’s Media Design Program continues to grow and attract more students, it received a huge boost when Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and Tidal executive, Vania Schlogel, visited the College on April 1, 2015, to discuss the state of the music industry and Carter’s new venture.
In April, Hostos Associate Professor of Chemistry and Unit Coordinator-Natural Sciences Department, Nelson Nuñez-Rodríguez, embarked on a three-month world tour, lecturing on best teaching practices at the National University of Costa Rica, the National University of Bogotá, and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
The Hostos community enjoyed an exhilarating and exciting 2015 Black History Month. Its Afrocentric focus and contemporary relevance made it a dynamic month of events.
The Hostos Community College men’s basketball team is excited to be headed to the NJCAA D-III Tournament after winning Region XV on March 1. The Caimans are now only three wins away from their second national title since 2005.
Hostos Community College is thrilled to announce that Linda Ridley is one of only 16 professors worldwide to receive a CASE Centre Writing Scholarship for 2015. Ridley, who has been teaching business courses at Hostos since 2012, is also representing just one of three U.S. universities or colleges this year.
Hostos professor and celebrated artist, Ian Charles Scott, has published a book about his career, which spans decades and two continents. Titled, Ian Charles Scott: The Shape of the Being: Portrait Project, the book is divided into distinct “chapters” that document his artistic career beginnings in Scotland through his time in New York City.
Hostos associate professor Marcella Bencivenni, who has taught history at Hostos since 2004, has been awarded a Distinguished CUNY Fellowship for the Spring 2016 semester for her book project titled Italian Immigration, The Triangle Fire, and the Politics of Memory.
Seny Taveras, the Executive Director of CUNY in the Heights, received a LatinTRENDS Magazine’s Latino Trendsetter Award on February 2 during LatinTRENDS 13th annual award reception held at Symphony Space.