Hostos Community College

NEW LEADERSHIP AT THE HOSTOS CENTER FOR THE ARTS & CULTURE: JOHN MACELWEE APPOINTED DIRECTOR, CHARLES RICE-GONZÁLEZ AND ÁNGEL MORALES TO SERVE AS ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTORS

November 20, 2013 | Hostos Community College

Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, President of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York, has announced the appointment of John MacElwee as the new director of the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture (HCAC). In this capacity he replaces Wallace I. Edgecombe, who retired last year after 39 […]

HOSTOS STUDENT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY TRAVELS ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR INTERNATIONAL CHANGE

November 20, 2013 | Hostos Community College

From October 25 through 27 and in early November, members of the Hostos Student Leadership Academy participated in back-to-back National Collegiate Conferences in Washington, D.C. and Boston that addressed the agendas of the United Nations 2015 Millennium Development Goals. Members of the Academy represented the African nation of Senegal at the National Model United Nations […]

PRESIDENT FÉLIX V. MATOS RODRÍGUEZ, PRESIDENT OF HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE COLLEGE, NAMED TO SCOTT STRINGER’S TRANSITION COMMITTEE

November 19, 2013 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez has been named to City Comptroller-elect Scott Stringer’s Transition Committee that will help build the foundation for a successful administration. President Matos Rodríguez joins a distinguished team of New York City’s best and brightest attorneys, economists, academics, executives, and other community leaders. The committee members were selected […]

FARMERS MARKET CERTIFICATE PROGRAM LAUNCHES IN THE BRONX

November 18, 2013 | Hostos Community College

On Friday, November 15, farmers market operators Harvest Home and Greenmarket/GrowNYC began a partnership with Hostos Community College to offer a free customer service and employment training program through the college’s Continuing Education and Workforce Development division. The 11-week bridge to employment course is designed to prepare students with the skills needed to manage a […]

HOSTOS CENTER BRINGS BACK FAMILY SERIES WITH TEATRO SEA PRESENTING LA CUCARACHITA MARTINA (MARTINA, THE LITTLE ROACH) THE MUSICAL ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2013

November 8, 2013 | Hostos Community College

After a long hiatus, The Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture (HCAC) resumes its artistic collaboration with the award-winning Teatro SEA (Society of the Educational Arts, Inc.). Based in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, SEA is the premiere Bilingual Arts-in-Education Organization and Latino Children’s Theatre in the United States. The first performance will […]

HOSTOS PRESIDENT SPEAKS AT NYPD HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION

November 7, 2013 | Hostos Community College

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 […]

HOSTOS GAME DESIGN PROFESSOR HEADING TO AMSTERDAM FOR SPECIAL DIGITAL MUSIC INFORMATION SUMMIT

November 7, 2013 | Hostos Community College

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 […]

HOSTOS PRESIDENT FÉLIX MATOS RODRÍGUEZ APPOINTED TO THE BOARDS OF BOEDC, PHIPPS HOUSES, AND CFR

October 31, 2013 | Hostos Community College

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 […]

HCC Dental Hygiene Unit’s Free Oral Cancer Screening

October 10, 2013 | Hostos Community College

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 […]

DIÁLOGOS CONMIGO Y MIS OTROS (DIALOGUES WITH MYSELF AND MY OTHERS) A NEW BOOK BY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR ISAAC GOLDEMBERG

September 24, 2013 | Hostos Community College

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.

CUNY CAREERPATH COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM SEES ITS FIRST STUDENT ENTER HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

September 11, 2013 | Hostos Community College

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.

QUARTET OF HOSTOS COPE STUDENTS AWARDED MITSUI USA SCHOLARSHIPS

September 11, 2013 | Hostos Community College

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.

HOSTOS DESIGN STUDENTS HELP TO BEAUTIFY MIDTOWN MANHATTAN CHURCH

September 4, 2013 | Hostos Community College

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.

HERO HIGH SCHOOL: HEALTH, EDUCATION AND RESEARCH OCCUPATIONS

August 29, 2013 | Hostos Community College

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.

HOSTOS REPERTORY COMPANY RETURNS FROM THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE

August 16, 2013 | Hostos Community College, Uncategorized

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.

HOSTOS 42ND COMMENCEMENT IS ONE TO REMEMBER

June 13, 2013 | Hostos Community College

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.

United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan To Deliver Commencement Address at Hostos Community College

May 20, 2013 | Hostos Community College

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 […]

HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE TURNS 45

April 22, 2013 | Hostos Community College

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 […]

EUGENIO MARÍA DE HOSTOS PROFESSOR REES SHAD EARNS 2012 NEW YORK STATE PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR

November 15, 2012 | Hostos Community College

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.

HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DIVISION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OPENS ITS NEW HOME IN THE BRONX TERMINAL MARKET

October 15, 2012 | Hostos Community College

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.