Community College News

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 […]

Save the Date: 2014 BCC Foundation Gala takes place on June 4th

May 7, 2014 | Bronx Community College

June 5, 2014 “The Future is Now“ is the theme for this year’s event. It will be held at Manhattan’s Tribeca Rooftop, with its spectacular views of the city Bronx Community College serves.

Aspen Institute Names Hostos Community College to National Network to Disrupt Poverty for Children and Parents Receives $50,000 grant

April 29, 2014 | Hostos Community College

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 […]

LaGuardia Community College Graduates the Most Latinos at the Associate Level in New York

April 29, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 29, 2014—LaGuardia Community College, which has in place a number of innovative initiatives designed to help its Latino students graduate, ranked number one in graduating Latinos at the associate level and second among bachelor’s and associate programs in New York in enrolling Latinos, according to a report by Excelencia in Education. […]

LaGuardia Community College Professors Wins Coveted Award From an International Honor Society

April 29, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 29 , 2014—Dr. Payal Doctor, the faculty advisor of the Alpha Theta Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at LaGuardia Community College, was honored by the PTK Honor Society for her significant contributions to the growth of the LaGuardia chapter and its student members. The associate professor of philosophy received the […]

LaGuardia Community College Professor is a Finalist in the 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition

April 28, 2014 | LaGuardia Community College

Long Island City, NY—April 24, 2014—Lisa DeSpain, a LaGuardia Community College humanities professor and an award-winning conductor-composer of jazz and theater, is one of five finalists and the only woman chosen to compete in the nationwide 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition. “It is a true honor to be a finalist in this prestigious competition,” said […]

Tributes Made to Those Who Have Inspired the Success of Students Past, Present and Future at Queensborough’s Partners for Progress Gala 2014

April 28, 2014 | Queensborough Community College

Lida Ramos Arce, who will graduate this spring with an Associate degree in Business Administration, opened the Gala evening by noting, “The most valuable, lasting impressions of my education here at Queensborough are the amazing experiences I’ve had.” Lida began by describing her leadership roles as Executive Vice President of the Student Government Association and Delegate for the CUNY Student Senate.