Community College News

Hostos Celebrates Dedicated Summer Students

August 19, 2014 | Hostos Community College

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 The “Times And Roots” Retrospective And A National Recognition

August 13, 2014 | Hostos Community College

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 […]

Hostos Secures New York State Grants To Expand And Improve Its Allied Health And Media Programs

August 6, 2014 | Hostos Community College

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 […]

Bronx Community College Receives $9 Million CUNY 2020 Challenge Grant

August 4, 2014 | Bronx Community College

Funds will be used for facilities upgrades, workforce development and enhanced research in renewable energy July 31, 2014 — In a major development that will greatly expand Bronx Community College’s commitment to the economic vibrancy of the borough it calls home, BCC has been approved for a $9 million CUNY 2020 challenge grant. These funds […]

Hostos Secures Two Large State Grants To Expand And Improve Allied Health And Media Programs

July 31, 2014 | Hostos Community College

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 […]

Queensborough Community College Awarded $11.5 Million of Governor Cuomo’s NY CUNY 2020 Awards

July 30, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Queensborough Community College is one of eight lead CUNY colleges to be awarded grant funds to serve the college and the community by connecting academic excellence with entrepreneurship and local economic development. Queensborough Community College President Diane B. Call said, “The $11.5 million dollar award places us as a vanguard to serve two vital industry […]

QCC Music Professor Receives Wagner College Alumni Fellow Award for “Recognition of a Distinguished Career in Music and Education”

July 2, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Ernie Jackson, a gifted guitarist and professor in the Department of Music at QCC, is the recipient of an Alumni Fellow Award from Wagner College for his distinguished career in music and education. Professor Jackson graduated from Wagner College in 1987.

Hostos Community College Alumna Receives Caribbean American Healthcare Award

June 16, 2014 | Hostos Community College, Uncategorized

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 […]

Para Ti: A Benefit For Dave Valentin At The Hostos Center July 1 Concert To Feature Top Latin Jazz Artists Including Eddie Palmieri

June 10, 2014 | Hostos Community College

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, […]

Hostos President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez Receives 2014 Community Leadership Award From Citizens Union

June 10, 2014 | Hostos Community College

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 […]

Internationally Renowned Photographer Captures the Brutality and Beauty of a Distant Country in Afghanistan-A Distant War, an exhibit at the QCC Art Gallery Beginning June 19

June 9, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Afghanistan – A Distant War, a major retrospective of images taken byTIME Magazine photographer Robert Nickelsberg, to be exhibited at the QCC Art Gallery beginning June 19 through September 10, 2014.

Free Screening of Fatal Assistance

June 5, 2014 | Bronx Community College

Compelling Documentary on Billions of Dollars Gone Awry in the 2010 Haiti Relief Effort Friday, June 13, 4-7 P.M. June 4, 2014—Fatal Assistance, director Raoul Peck’s powerful and critically-acclaimed documentary on the tragic failure of international relief efforts to assist Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, will be screened in Bronx Community College’s […]

Para Ti: A Benefit For Dave Valentin At The Hostos Center July 1 Concert To Feature Top Latin Jazz Artists Including Eddie Palmieri

June 5, 2014 | Hostos Community College

    Press contact: Soldanela Rivera –srlopez@hostos.cuny.edu / 718-518-6872 John MacElwee – jmacelwee@hostos.cuny.edu / 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 […]

Hostos Public Safety Director, Chief Arnaldo Bernabe Receives 2014 Sloan Public Service Award

June 4, 2014 | Hostos Community College

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 […]

COMMENCEMENT RETURNS TO BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE

June 2, 2014 | Bronx Community College

The Class of 2014 is a Portrait of New York’s Feistiest Borough May 28th, Bronx, New York — Bronx Community College proudly holds its 54th Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 30th. The Class of 2014 will gather on Ohio Field, the site of so many victories for this year’s Broncos men’s and women’s soccer teams, […]

More than 2,000 Graduates Celebrate the End of One Journey and the Beginning of Another at Queensborough Community College’s 53rd Annual Commencement Ceremony, held on May 30

June 2, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Under a gleaming white tent, a joyful sea of graduates were addressed by Dr. Diane B. Call, President of Queensborough Community College, who said, “On this very special day we celebrate the amazing accomplishments of our students who come from all corners of the world to realize their academic dreams.”

Hostos175 A Tribute Year For Don Eugenio María De Hostos Spring Semester Wrapup

June 2, 2014 | Hostos Community College

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 […]

President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez Selected to Serve on Mayor de Blasio’s Jobs for New Yorkers Task Force

May 20, 2014 | Hostos Community College

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.

Hostos Distinguished Lecturer Charles Rice-González Wins National Writing Award

May 12, 2014 | Hostos Community College

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 […]

Hostos Adjunct Assistant Professor Sol Miranda Cast In NBC Sitcom

May 7, 2014 | Hostos Community College

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 […]