Ever since Ivy Mensah was a little girl living in Ghana, she wanted to be a nurse. Later, when she became a mother and moved to the United States, it became her mission. A mission she is close to completing.
Hostos Community College, as part of a CUNY consortium, is sharing a $300,000 Open Educational Resources (OER) grant that provides free educational resources for the College’s Early-Childhood Education associate degree program. The funding will provide substantial savings to students, as well as enhance classroom curriculum.
WHEN she was a child in Nigeria, Rabiat Ajao (Hostos Community College, ’16) had the misfortune to be hit by a car while riding a motorcycle. She was rushed to the hospital, “but I never got adequate care” and could neither walk nor go to school for three months.
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 Community College’s Center for Bronx Nonprofits (CBNP) received a $100,000 grant from The New York Community Trust, the city’s community foundation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 returned to the nation’s capital to participate in the National Model United Nations Collegiate Conference from October 29 to November 1.
To help Hostos alumni remain connected to the College, the Alumni Relations Office hosted its annual Open House on October 15.
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’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.
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.