Hostos President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez was the keynote speaker at the New York City Police Department’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration held on October 8 in the One Police Plaza Auditorium. The event recognized several outstanding Latino members of New York City’s law enforcement family and provided the chance to say thank you for all of […]
Matt Bethancourt, a professor in the Media Design Program who previously taught courses in Digital Music at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, has been invited to participate in the 2014 Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM) Orientation Session in Amsterdam. STEIM is an independent electronic music center dedicated to live performance. Its artistic and technical […]
Recently, Hostos Community College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez was appointed to the boards of the following three organizations: the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC); Phipps Houses; and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). BOEDC has helped hundreds of companies take advantage of the unique benefits associated with a Bronx location. Its team of […]
The HCC Dental Hygiene Unit’s mission revolves around the promotion of health and well being of the public by providing clinical dental hygiene care and community service at the campus Dental Hygiene Patient Care Facility. The Dental Hygiene Program’s mission is consistent with the College’s mission to provide educational opportunities leading to socioeconomic mobility for […]
Literal Publishing of Houston, Texas, and the North American Academy of the Spanish Language have released Diálogos conmigo y mis otros (Dialogues with myself and my others), a new collection of poems by the acclaimed award-winning Peruvian novelist and poet Isaac Goldemberg.
Anita Bhattacharjee took a rather selfless approach to higher education. She waited until her children had received the kind of education she valued so highly before returning to the classroom herself at age 52.
Four participants in the College Opportunity to Prepare for Employment (COPE) program at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College have been awarded competitive Mitsui USA Scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. David Ramos received $5,730 and graduated in June 2013. He is now attending City College. Monica Rivera received $4,200 and will be graduating at the end of the Fall 2013 semester. She plans to transfer to Lehman College in the Spring of 2014. Antoinette Smidth received $4,200 and will graduate in the Spring of 2014.
Students and graduates of the Media Design Program at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College will soon receive some high-profile exposure when their work is displayed on Madison Avenue, a main artery of Manhattan that has been associated with the American advertising industry for decades.
A leader in training tomorrow’s healthcare workers, Hostos Community College has partnered with The City University of New York, the New York City Department of Education, and Montefiore Medical Center to open a new school that will be a clear pathway for younger students into the healthcare and related fields. HERO High (Health, Education and Research Occupations), slated to open this fall, is an early college and career school that serves students in grades 9-14. A preparatory pipeline to careers in New York City’s large and vital healthcare sector, students can earn a Career and Technical Education (CTE)-endorsed Regents diploma, as well as an associate degree in nursing or community health through Hostos Community College.
On August 13, eleven Hostos Community College students returned to the Bronx after having had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of appearing in a play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
On June 7, 2013, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York (CUNY) held its largest commencement ceremony to date, conferring a record number of 907 degrees in the New York City Center. Unquestionably, this was a high point of Hostos’ 45th anniversary year.
This Commencement was also noteworthy in that United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was the speaker. Hostos President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez congratulated the graduates and welcomed their families and friends to the ceremony. The class of 2013 included 14 seniors from the Hostos Lincoln Academy, one of CUNY’s Early College Initiative High Schools, who successfully completed the challenging college-preparatory curriculum that will entitle them to an associate’s degree after their high school diplomas are conferred.
Monday, May 20, 2013 (Bronx, NY) – United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver the keynote address at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College’s 42nd commencement ceremony, to be held in New York City Center at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013. The College will confer degrees on approximately 800 students. “I […]
Created in 1968 as a result of a community movement that understood the importance of higher education, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York will celebrate its official 45th anniversary on April, 22, 2013. Just like it did 45 years ago, Hostos serves the educational needs of people from […]
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) have named Rees Shad of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College the 2012 New York State Professor of the Year. He was selected for this honor from a group of nearly 300 top educators in the United States. A Professor of the Year was recognized in 30 states and the District of Columbia.
Professor Shad was the driving force behind the creation of Hostos Community College’s Media Design Program, where he has taught various courses since 2008. The program introduces students to the world of professional media design by offering AAS degrees in graphic design, animation, music production, audio engineering and game design.
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College knows how important it is for individuals to have the skills to do the job. A skilled and educated community is a successful community, one that generates a positive chain reaction economically and socially from generation to generation.
With this in mind, Hostos will open the new Center for Workforce Development & Continuing Education in the former Bronx Terminal Market Building, located at 560 Exterior Street—where East 149th intersects with River Avenue—to join forces with community leaders and employers throughout New York City.
The new home of the Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development is a total $1.4 million investment that will expand the division’s popular programs, including General Educational Development (GED), English as a Second Language (ESL), job training in the fields of health and technology, adult literacy, College for Kids, and more. Hostos believes these programs – particularly GED and ESL classes — are pipelines to higher education, and the expansion of the division is a key aspect of the college’s long-term strategic plan. The new building includes 8,300 square feet of space.
The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture and the Hostos Repertory Company are proud to announce the forthcoming New York City premiere of Song of Extinction, an award-winning play by E.M. Lewis. Performances will be at the Hostos Community College Repertory Theater from November 8 through November 15.
In 2011, the Hostos Rep was one of only five university-based companies, as well as the only one from a community college, invited to participate in the northeast regional competition of the Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival. The troupe presented Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s production of boom!, and cast member Abe Rasheed was a finalist in the festival’s individual category.
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is pleased to announce that it has received grants totaling $909,214 from the National Science Foundation for two STEM projects. The proposal submitted to the “Stem Educators Expansion Directive” (SEED) initiative for Chemistry and Environmental Science was awarded $299,079 from the Robert Noyce Capacity Building Project; and the “Designing Future for Games: Games for Multi-Media” proposal was awarded $610,135 from the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. Both grants are effective as of October 1, 2012.
Hostos Highlights Art During Hispanic Heritage Month With Puerto Rico in Its Labyrinth, Chronicles of a Country and a World in Crisis A solo exhibit by Puerto Rican artist José Buscaglia and smArtAction: ¡A Estudiar y a luchar! September 27, 2012 (Bronx, NY) The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture and the Longwood Arts […]
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 […]
The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture will present BomPlenazo 2012, its seventh biennial celebration of Afro-Puerto Rican culture, on October 4-7. BomPlenazo will consist of four days of concerts, exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions and a culminating “vente-tú” (block party, pig roast and jam) at the fabled “Casita de Chema” in the South Bronx. The festival is considered to be one of the premier celebrations of its kind either on the island or the U.S. mainland, attracting audiences and artists from as far as Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Puerto Rico.