Hostos Community College

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.

AWARD-WINNING PLAY, SONG OF EXTINCTION, TO PREMIERE IN NEW YORK CITY WITH THE HOSTOS REPERTORY THEATER

October 11, 2012 | Hostos Community College

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.

National Science Foundation Awards Hostos Community College Over $900,000 for STEM Projects

October 1, 2012 | Hostos Community College

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.

Puerto Rico in Its Labyrinth, Chronicles of a Country and a World in Crisis

September 27, 2012 | Hostos Community College

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 […]

HOSTOS TO INTRODUCE NEW ALUMNI SPEAKERS BUREAU

September 27, 2012 | Hostos Community College

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 […]

BomPlenazo 2012, A VII Biennial Celebration of Afro-Puerto Rican Culture

September 14, 2012 | Hostos Community College

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.

Hostos to Host the 2012 International Learning Styles Conference

July 5, 2012 | Hostos Community College

The 2012 International Learning Styles Conference will be held from July 9-12 and it is the first time Hostos Community College has been chosen as host for the 32-year-old annual event.

Over 100 people from 12 countries across five continents will descend on Hostos, including those from Bermuda, Colombia, Kenya, Qatar, and Singpore as scholars will showcase innovative pedagogical practices and current learning style research.

NEWLY APPOINTED U.S. AMBASSADOR TO URUGUAY VISITS HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

June 20, 2012 | Hostos Community College

(Bronx, New York) – Hostos President Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, Vice President Ana Carrión-Silva, and Associate Dean for Community Relations, García Reyes welcomed the Honorable Julissa Reynoso, the newly appointed United States Ambassador to the Republic of Uruguay, to the College on May 31.  Reynoso holds the distinction of being the first Dominican American […]

HOSTOS PRESIDENT RECEIVES ASPIRA’S CIRCLE OF ACHIEVERS AWARD

June 20, 2012 | Hostos Community College

(Bronx, NY) – On Wednesday, June 13, 2012, Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, President of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York (CUNY), received the “Education Award” at ASPIRA’s “Circle of Achievers Dinner,” which was held at E-Space in Manhattan. The theme of the dinner was “Building on 50 […]

HOSTOS SCIENCE PROFESSOR RECEIVES GRANTS TO HELP COLLEGE IMPROVE PROGRAMS

May 22, 2012 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College Professor Dr. Nelson Nuñez Rodríguez recently received two awards totaling over $30,000 from the American Society for Cell Biology: the 2012 Minority Visiting Professorship and the 2012 Linkage Fellows Award.

COLLEGE BOARD’S DESTINO UNIVERSIDAD, A COLLEGE PLANNING TOWN HALL FOR HISPANIC FAMILIES COMES TO HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN THE BRONX

May 22, 2012 | Hostos Community College

The College Board, a leading education nonprofit organization, is taking its college planning expertise and resources on the road through a series of bilingual town hall conferences in select cities across the country. Hostos Community College of The City University of New York has teamed up with the College Board to bring this town hall— called Destino Universidad — to the South Bronx on Thursday, May 24, 2012. The town hall will feature interactive panel discussions and workshops designed to provide college planning guidance on financial aid, admission procedures and course planning with sessions held in both English and Spanish.

Hostos Community College Will Hold Next Note Music Conference Music Professionals and Insiders To Discuss the Future of the Music Industry with Students

April 23, 2012 | Hostos Community College

The Next Note Music Conference, a forum which will allow college and high school students to meet and engage with music professionals to consider the future of the industry, is coming to Hostos Community College’s Repertory Theater on Friday, April 27, 2012.

Unlike traditional “top down” conferences where professionals dictate to aspiring artists what it takes to be successful, “Next Note” will engage students by empowering them to rethink and redesign the industry’s prospects.

The conference will feature a series of discussions on music performance, production, marketing and consumption. Artists, producers, record executives and critics will have a round table discussion about their career paths, current projects and their visions for the future. Students in music programs will then have a chance to lend their voices to the discussion about how they foresee the shape of the music industry.

Luis Rafael Sánchez to be Honored in The Bronx By Pregones Theater & Hostos Community College

April 23, 2012 | Hostos Community College

Hostos Community College and Pregones Theater are thrilled to announce an on-going alliance that aims to recognize and present, to general audiences, the master artists and civic leaders of our community. In this spirit, Hostos and Pregones proudly present the prolific Puerto Rican author Luis Rafael Sánchez for two public events that will celebrate and honor his important contributions to contemporary Latin American literature. On April 28th and May 1st, Sánchez will receive the Master Artist Award 2012 and the Hostos Community College President’s Medal.

Hostos’ Dental Hygiene Program Receives High-ranking Re-Accreditation from the Commission on Dental Accreditation

February 27, 2012 | Hostos Community College

Since 1970, the Dental Hygiene program has established a stellar reputation for excellence that makes it an asset of inestimable value, not only to the college and The City University of New York, but also to the South Bronx and Upper Manhattan communities it serves. In terms of enrollment, it ranks in the top five. […]

Hostos Community College Hosts Small Business Seminar Featuring Distinguished Dominican Women in Government

February 1, 2012 | Hostos Community College

A distinguished panel of Dominican women in city, state and federal government shared their advice about available opportunities for minority small businesses in New York City at a seminar hosted by Hostos Community College on Wednesday, February 1st from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the College’s C Building, Faculty Dining Room.

The event was the first of several at the College to celebrate Dominican Heritage Month and sponsored by the Institutional Advancement Division. The program was moderated by García Reyes, Associate Dean of Community Relations, and greeted by Hostos President Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez.

“I am proud that Hostos has the largest percentage of Dominican students in the country. For years the college has engaged in scholarly and cultural exchanges with the Dominican Republic to support the younger generations of Dominicans to cultivate philanthropic, scholastic, and entrepreneurial partnerships with their homeland,” indicated President Matos Rodríguez. “The women in today’s panel are leaders in our community. I want them and minority owned businesses to think of us here at Hostos as partners. We are committed to partnering with small businesses in order to expand professional opportunities for our neighborhoods and our future leaders who are here in our college.”

Association of Hispanic Healthcare ExecutivesAnd National Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on HealthPresent President Matos Rodríguez with Academic Leader of the Year Award

June 21, 2011 | Hostos Community College

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 (Bronx, NY)- The Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives and the National Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Health awarded President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez with an Academic Leader of the Year Award during the 11th Healthcare Diversity Awards Gala held last Friday, June 17th, at the Tian restaurant at the Riverbank State […]

With Its Fortieth Commencement, Hostos Reaches a Historic Milestone

June 6, 2011 | Hostos Community College

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.

Hostos Students Headed to NASA

June 6, 2011 | Hostos Community College

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.

Honors for Senator Schumer, Congressman Serrano and Barnes & Noble at Hostos Gala

May 23, 2011 | Hostos Community College

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.