Community College News

Mapping What Matters — BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE GEOSPATIAL CENTER OF THE CREST INSTITUTE (BGCCI)

September 15, 2014 | Bronx Community College

Please join us What: Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Reception When:  Friday October 3rd, 2014 Where: Meister Hall [ME] Rm. 330 Bronx Community College 2155 University Avenue Bronx, New York 10453   Cutting Edge Academic and Research Center Will Enable BCC to Prepare Geospatial Technicians What is Geospatial technology? “Geospatial technology” or “Geomatics” is the […]

BCC Early Childhood Center Receives $500,000 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant to Provide Life Coaching to Parent-Students

September 15, 2014 | Bronx Community College

The Lifelong Learners Project Seeks to Increase Retention and Graduation Rates and Provide Employment Opportunities for Scholars Juggling Parenting and Academic Demands Bronx, New York, September 15, 2014 –Ashley Hernandez, 23, has been preparing most of her life to be a life coach. “My mother had eight children, “ says the Bronx native. “I had […]

Carlos Beltrán Establishes Scholarship At Hostos Community College

September 15, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Eight-time Major League All Star, Carlos Beltrán and Hostos Community College proudly announce the creation of the Carlos Beltrán Scholarship. On September 6th, 2014, six Hostos Community College students were recognized at Yankee Stadium during a pre-game ceremony with Carlos and Jessica Beltrán and Hostos Interim President Dr. David Gómez. These scholarships were awarded to […]

HOSTOS RECEIVES A $2.6 MILLION TITLE V GRANT AWARD FROM THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

September 10, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York has received a five-year, $2.6 million Title V grant award from the U.S. Department of Education to establish “ADELANTE,” a program designed to reinvigorate, enhance, and accelerate progress through the developmental sequence, as well as enhance college credit courses and expand faculty development and research immersion.

Two-Time Tony Award-Winner Patti Lupone Launches QPAC’s 2014-15 Season

September 8, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

A variety of talented performers from around the world will be showcasing their unique and exciting brand of entertainment for another stellar season at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC).

HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE NAMED ONE OF TOP 10 FINALISTS FOR THE 2015 ASPEN PRIZE FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXCELLENCE

September 4, 2014 | Hostos Community College

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.

Queensborough Delivers Big Surprise to 90 Year-Old Former Student: A Diploma

August 28, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

This summer, Alexander Phillips graduated from Queensborough Community College with an Associate in Applied Science degree. He is 90 years old.

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 […]