With the Fortieth Commencement Ceremony held last Thursday, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College reached a historic milestone in the fulfillment of its educational, cultural and civic mission. The 761-member graduating class, which was the largest in Hostos’ history, included the first 35 students from the Hostos Lincoln Academy (the college’s affiliated high school) to complete the Early College program, thereby qualifying for an associate in arts degree. The keynote speaker, Mr. Luis Ubiñas, President of the Ford Foundation, and the President’s Medal recipient, renowned singer and CCNY alumna Milly Quezada, stressed the importance of a sense of purpose and the value of education.
Three accomplished students from Eugenio María de Hostos Community College will participate in a ten-week summer program at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in New York City and Greenbelt, Maryland, and the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The selection of Nicolas De Jesús, Aridia Polanco, and Adrián Posada came about as a result of the Achieving Proficiency in Engineering Research and STEM Education NASA Initiative, a three-year collaborative project between the New York City College of Technology (City Tech) and Hostos, both of which are minority-serving institutions. Working in a consortium, Hostos and City Tech are sharing a $442,015 grant that went into effect in January 2011 and will continue through 2013.
Hostos Community College celebrated its annual gala last Friday night at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx by honoring Senator Charles Schumer, Congressman Serrano and Barnes & Noble. The gala’s effort dedicates its fundraising to student scholarship, scholarship endowment and student life activities that allow Hostos to be the community fostering institution that it is.
Dr. Carmen Coballes-Vega, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Hostos Community College, was among the honorees of ASPIRA’s 50th anniversary celebration held last Thursday in downtown Manhattan.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 (New York) – Professor Ángel Morales, Artistic Director of the Hostos Repertory Theater, has won an ACE Best Director Award for his staging of You Always Forget Something (Siempre se Olvida Algo), and Luz María Lambert received an ACE Award for Best Supporting Actress Award for her performance in the same [...]
Current Men’s Assistant, Women’s Head Coach to Share Leadership of Caimans BRONX, N.Y. (APRIL 4, 2011) – Current women’s head coach Jason Geleski and current men’s assistant coach Marvin Patterson have been named the co-head coaches of the Hostos Community College men’s basketball program, director of athletics Carol Kashow has announced. “I am extremely [...]
NASA/STEP Proyecto Access participated in the 13th Annual STEP Statewide Student Conference from March 25, 2011 to March 27, 2011 in Albany, New York. Throughout the fall/spring semesters, team members Tiffany Guerrero (8th Grade); Tyrell Samaroo (10th Grade); Nancy Gonzalez (11th Grade); Noel Albert (12th Grade) and Christopher Guerrero (12th Grade) worked on the “Train Gap Solution” research project. Our student delegation’s presentation took the 3rd place Trophy in the Senior Technology division.
Local businesses line up to participate in the 2011 Job Fair at Hostos Community College beginning at 12:00noon today at the College’s gymnasium. Over 60 leading companies are looking to hire students and graduates.
Distinguished Hostos Community College Professor Isaac Goldemberg and his grandson Sasha Reiter publish “Adivina cuál letra/ Guess Which Letter,” a children’s book for the entire family (New York) – Isaac Goldemberg, the Distinguished Professor of The City University of New York and faculty member of the Humanities Department at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College [...]
“The History of Orkney Literature” Featuring Hostos’ Professor Ian Charles Scott PaintingsTakes Saltire Society’s 2010 Scottish Book of the Year Award February 28, 2011 (New York City) – “ The History of Orkney Literature,” a book dedicated to the history of the legendary islands which presents the iconic author George Mackay Brown, Scotland’s most famous [...]
Chancellor Matthew Goldstein sits down with EdCast hosts Professor Linda Hirsch (Hostos Community College English Professor) and Jim Carney to discuss how CUNY is meeting the challenges of today’s political and economic climate and reminisces about his own days as a CUNY undergraduate. CUNY TV TimeWarner and Cablevision, Channel 75 and on RCN, Channel 77 Wednesday [...]
The recommended budget includes unsustainable cuts for both public systems. For community colleges, a 10% cut to basic aid has been proposed, which would reduce it to $2,034 per student. This is in addition to previous budget cuts since 2009, when aid per student was $2,675. This means that core funding for our neediest students has been cropped by about 25% for the past three years.
What: The Hostos Community College Alumni Relations office, GALOS Corporation, the Diversity Foundation, Hot-97Radio and HealthFirst will award Catina Rogers and Lillian M. George with a $500 dollar Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship for their outstanding academic performance. The winners were chosen from a group of 13 applicants. For six consecutive years, the Diversity [...]
What: Hostos Alumni Relations Office will hold a reception to celebrate the beginning of the Dominican Heritage Month with the opening of “Republica de mi Corazón en New York,” an art exhibition by Pedro Gastón, Class of 1991. Where C-Lobby, Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451 When: Thursday, February 24, 2011 at [...]
Bronx, NY – As a first-time participant in Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), the Hostos Repertory Company acquitted itself with distinction. The troupe’s production of boom! won two awards at the northeast regional competition held at Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts on January 25-29, 2011: one for the most Cohesive Ensemble cast and the other for its poster, which was designed by Hostos student Michael Paguay.
The Office of Instructional Technology (OIT) at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College has reopened its Faculty Learning Commons after a redesign and renovation costing approximately $60,000. The reopening was announced at an open house held in November 2011. The Commons’ hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
El Diario La Prensa’s article titled “Public Universities: An industry that does not relocate” by President Felix V. Matos Rodriguez. Published on Thursday, January 13, 2011.
Isaac Goldemberg, a Distinguished Professor of The City University of New York, a member of the Humanities faculty at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, and the director of Latin American Writers Institute, was honored by Peru’s Department of Education and La Casa de La Literatura Peruana for his contributions to Peruvian literature.
Recipients and friends of the Hostos Alumni Relations Office’s Circle of 100 gathered in the Atrium of Hostos Community College’s A-building for the unveiling of The Circle of 100 Tree of Life.
Hostos Community College has been invited to showcase a play at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), Region 1.