Today, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York (CUNY) was named as one of 10 finalists for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. This is the nation’s preeminent recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges.
Hostos now enters the final stage of competition for the $1 million prize that will be awarded to the winner and up to four finalists-with-distinction in March 2015 in Washington, D.C. Making this recognition even more special is the fact that Hostos is the only community college in New York State to reach this point in the selection process.
Twenty-year-old Hostos Community College student Madlen Castro knows that by taking classes during the summer, she may have missed out on some fun. However, she also knows that you can’t get where you want to go in life without working hard and making a few sacrifices along the way. So weighing her options, she decided […]
Distinguished Professor Isaac Goldemberg is enjoying the splash of attention and venerated respect he has worked hard to earn in the last 40 years as author, novelist, poet, essayist, and chronicler of his Jewish-Peruvian heritage and history. The House of Peruvian Literature in Lima, Peru is presently exhibiting a retrospective in honor of his work […]
On July 25, 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of CUNY will receive two grants as part of his CUNY 2020 initiative—$2.2 million for “Allied Health Training for Employment” and a portion of the $4.6 million allocated for a new multi-campus media program. Through this initiative, the Governor […]
On July 25, 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Hostos Community College would receive two grants—$2.2 million for an “Allied Health Training for Employment” initiative and part of $4.6 million for a new multi-campus media program— as part of Governor Cuomo’s CUNY 2020 initiative. The Governor’s initiative awarded eight highly competitive grants totaling $55 […]
On June 25, 2014, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College alumna Ruby Bryan will receive the Caribbean American Healthcare Award from the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), proving conclusively that there is no expiration date on a dream. One of seven children, the Jamaican immigrant had two goals in life. She wanted to be […]
A benefit concert for the Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz flutist Dave Valentin will be presented in the Main Theater at the Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture on Tuesday, July 1, 7:30 PM. Entitled “Para Ti” (For You), the concert will feature an acclaimed array of Latin jazz artists including Eddie Palmieri, Arturo O’Farrill, […]
At its 2014 Community Leadership Award celebration on June 4th, the Citizens Union recognized Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, President of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of CUNY, and other educational leaders for their roles in shaping the lives of young New Yorkers. Entitled “Spring for Reform,” this event was held at the McGraw-Hill […]
Press contact: Soldanela Rivera –email@example.com / 718-518-6872 John MacElwee – firstname.lastname@example.org / 718-518-6539 A benefit concert for the Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz flutist Dave Valentin will be presented in the Main Theater at the Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture on Tuesday, July 1, 7:30 PM. Entitled “Para Ti” (For You), the […]
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is proud to announce that Chief Arnaldo Bernabe, our Director of Public Safety, was named by the Fund for The City of New York as one of six public servants who will receive the Sloan Public Service Award for 2014.Chief Bernabe is the first Hostos Community College employee to […]
In March, the College launched the Hostos175 series in memory of the illustrious educator, who was committed to the social, political, and cultural development of society, and to the goal of justice and equality for all. The Hostos175 events, co-coordinated by Professors Orlando José Hernandez and Ernest Ialongo, began on March 19 with an inaugural […]
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is proud to announce that President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez has been selected to be part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Jobs for New Yorkers” task force. Over 25 leaders in both the supply and demand side of workforce development, along with top officials from the administration, compose the task force.
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is proud to announce that the Lambda Literary Foundation granted this year’s Dr. Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award to Hostos Distinguished Lecturer Charles Rice-González. The Lambda Literary Foundation is the nation’s leading national nonprofit organization promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) literature and writers. These awards identify and […]
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is pleased to announce that Humanities/Visual and Performing Arts Adjunct Assistant Professor Sol Miranda will join the cast of the new NBC Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s untitled sitcom that will premier this fall. The story follows Kimmy Schmidt, played by Ellie Kemper (Bridesmaids, The Office), who leaves a […]
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York was announced today as a member of the Aspen Institute Ascend Network, a new network of leading organizations using two-generation approaches to disrupt poverty and create economic mobility for families. Through this grant, the College will implement a two-generation pilot program that will […]
During the month of March, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College observes Women’s History Month with many cultural and other learning activities that celebrate the achievements of women throughout the world. For over a decade, these annual celebrations have been organized by Dr. Jerilyn Fisher, Coordinator of Women’s and Gender Studies and Professor in the […]
Hostos Community College is pleased to announce that Mohammad A. Sohel, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry in the Natural Sciences Department has been awarded a faculty fellowship at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in the Summer of 2014. Participants are selected for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Visiting Faculty Program […]
Shared common infrastructure, administration and academic support aim to raise graduation rates, participation of underrepresented groups
Beginning in the fall 2014 semester, Hostos Community College and LaGuardia Community College will offer associate degrees in earth system science and environmental engineering (ESE). Students completing the programs will be able to transfer seamlessly to the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York to earn bachelor’s degrees in this high-demand engineering discipline.
Students in Eugenio María de Hostos Community College’s highly successful STEM-based Proyecto Access STEP (Science and Technology Entry Program) took home a third-place prize from the 16th Annual STEP Statewide Student Conference. Of the six Hostos students at the conference, the three who gave a presentation on “Predicting a Knuckleball” – David Koffi (11th Grade), […]
Monday, April 28, 2014, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm Hostos Community College, B-501 Please join us on Monday, April 28 at 3:30 in B-501 for a dual event. In the first hour Dr. Roberto Mori, Emeritus Professor of the University of Puerto Rico, will deliver his talk titled “Hostos: Life and Legacy, or Is Hostos […]