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November

October

September

September

  • From Hostos to Lares With Love

    Hostos counselor Lizette Colón knew she could not sit idly by this summer when so much remained to be done in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane María. She initially hoped to serve as a chaperone for the CUNY Service Corps’ trip to the island, but was not selected. So, undeterred and determined as ever, and inspired by the words of Eugenio María de Hostos, “¡Acción! ¡Acción! ¡Acción! ¡Salgamos a toda costa de la inercia! (Action! Action! Action! We must combat inertia at all costs!), Colón organized and led her own service trip to the island.
  • Training the Scientists of Tomorrow

    Professor Olga Steinberg of the Natural Sciences department was awarded $796,000 by the National Science Foundation for the research project, The Physical and Functional Interplay Between Telomere and Repair Proteins: Mechanistic and Evolutionary Insights From an Unconventional Model. As co-principal investigator, and in collaboration with Weill Medical College of Cornell University (WMCCU),
  • Training the Scientists of Tomorrow

    Professor Olga Steinberg of the Natural Sciences department was awarded $796,000 by the National Science Foundation for the research project, The Physical and Functional Interplay Between Telomere and Repair Proteins: Mechanistic and Evolutionary Insights From an Unconventional Model. As co-principal investigator, and in collaboration with Weill Medical College of Cornell University (WMCCU), Steinberg will lead the educational component of the grant that allows Hostos students to participate in hands-on biomedical research at the modern laboratories of WMCCU.
  • For the Love of Teaching: Professor Partners with Students to Publish in Peer-Reviewed Journal

    Dr. Sonia Maldonado believes in forging meaningful relationships with her students and tries to connect with them outside of the classroom. With this in mind that Dr. Maldonado, an associate professor in the education department, partnered with two of her students, Victoria Araujo and Oneirys Rondon, in 2017 to write a pedagogical article exploring how educators can manifest love and respect in virtual classrooms.
  • Welcoming New Talent

    As a new academic year begins, we are pleased to send a warm welcome to the new faculty members of Hostos Community College.

August

July

  • Seven STEM Scholars Participate In Summer Research Programs Nationwide

    Hostos Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) stars Elan Anderson, Swimi Kolancheril, Nii Tackie-Yarboi, Oluwafemi Ligan, Luis Tejeda Ortiz, Christian Huacón, and Keneil Fearon were selected to participate in highly competitive summer research and internship programs across the nation. All seven scholars were members of the Black Male Initiative team and have participated in research sponsored by the CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP), Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), Title V, and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP). 
     
  • Food Pantry Serves Up Support For Food-Insecure Students

    Food insecurity, the lack of available financial resources for food, is a real and rampant issue among college students, including many of those at Hostos Community College. A recent survey of 1,600 students in the Allied Health pathway program showed that 83 percent of respondents reported they have sometimes lacked the money necessary to feed themselves.
  • Goya’s Generosity Adds 1,500 Pounds of Food to Hostos Pantry

    In addition to Goya’s existing partnership with Hostos Community College and its Food Studies program, the company is donating a total of 1,500 pounds of non-perishable food to the College’s food pantry this year. The pantry received 750 pounds of food from Goya on June 13, and the remaining 750 pounds will be delivered in the fall. Hostos Community College Development Manager Idelsa Méndezcollaborated with Goya’s Director of Public Relations, Rafael Toro, to facilitate the donation.  
  • The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation Provides Much-Needed Support to Food Pantry

    At Hostos, the need is real, and the donation will go a long way toward lessening the burden. In operation since 2011 through Hostos’ Single Stop program, the food pantry has served approximately 5,080 students annually since 2013-14. In 2017-18, due to limited supplies, only 1,440 students were able to receive support. A recent survey of 1,600 students in Hostos’ Allied Health pathway program showed that an alarming 83 percent indicated they have sometimes lacked the resources to feed themselves.
  • Hostos Mourns the Loss of First President, Dr. Nasry Michelen

    Dr. Nasry Michelen, the first President of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, passed away on Tuesday, July 3. He served as College President from 1969-1971. His passing is a great loss to the Hostos community.

June

May

  • Soldanela Rivera Recognized by El Diario

    Hostos’ own Soldanela Rivera, Acting Director of Presidential Strategic Initiatives, was recently recognized by El Diario as one of their 2018 Mujeres Destacadas for her outstanding work in the community.
  • Hostos Hosts 2018 Bronx EdTech Showcase

    The 2018 Bronx CUNY EdTech Showcase was held at Hostos Community College on April 27. 
  • Commitment to STEM Gets Hostos Noticed

    Hostos Community College raised the bar at the 26th Annual Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Statewide Student Conference, taking home three first-place trophies. The conference was held April 13-15 at the Sagamore Resort on Lake George in Bolton Landing, NY, and drew 655 participants from 52 institutions of higher education from across the state.
  • Hostos’ Dr. Yoel Rodríguez Awarded William P. Kelly Research Fellowship

    We are proud to announce that one of Hostos’ most distinguished engineering professors, Dr. Yoel Rodríguez, has been awarded a William P. Kelly Research Fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Formerly known as the Chancellor’s Research Fellowship, the prestigious program aims to advance the research, scholarship and creative work of CUNY’s distinguished community college faculty. 
  • Hostos Gears Up for 50th Anniversary Commencement 

    Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York will celebrate the achievements of 709 graduates at its 48th Commencement, to be held on Thursday, May 31, at New York City Center. In total, the College celebrated close to 1,300 students in two ceremonies this year--the largest total in the College's history.
  • Hostos Raises Incredible Support at its 50th Anniversary Scholarship Benefit

    On April 19, the Hostos family came together to commemorate a major milestone for the College and raise money for students at its 50th Anniversary Scholarship Benefit. 

May

  • Hostos Ranked Top Ten Digital Community College

    Hostos has once again been recognized as a Top Ten Digital Community College in a national survey on colleges’ use of technology to improve services, engagement and collaboration.
     

April

March

March

  • Hostos Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

    Hostos Community College of The City University of New York is pleased to announce that Jason A. Caraballo and Julio Reyes have joined the Hostos Foundation Board, which offers financial assistance to deserving students through gifts, scholarships, subsidies, endowments, grants, bequests, and other funds. They bring wide-ranging experiences, and a strong commitment to the Bronx, to their new roles.
     
  • Hostos Celebrates its First President, Dr. Nasry Michelen

    On February 22, Hostos received an incredible honor after the College’s first President, Dr. Nasry Michelen, was saluted for his exemplary contributions as a public servant and vision of Hostos Community College. This historic celebration was attended by current President Dr. David Gómez and a host of distinguished guests. It was a perfect addition to the College’s yearlong 50th Anniversary Celebration and also helped to mark Dominican Heritage Month. 
     
  • Hostos’ 50th Anniversary Featured on BronxNet

    After five decades of educating and improving the lives of Bronxites, Hostos Community College is maintaining its commitment to the community. BronxNet Open Host, Daren Jaime, recently welcomed Soldanela Rivera, Project Manager and Acting Director of Presidential Strategic Initiatives, to discuss the college's golden anniversary.
  • Hostos Celebrates Graduates at 47th Winter Commencement Ceremonies

    On March 2, 2018, Hostos Community College (CUNY) celebrated the achievements of 582 graduates during two amazing Winter Commencement Ceremonies. Held in the Main Theater in front of packed house of family and friends, degrees were handed out by President Dr. David Gómez and Provost Dr. Christine Mangino, along with help of various College Vice Presidents and other administrators and Hostos family.
  • Hostos Student Pens Winning Play

    Hostos is all about supporting the arts, and student Shaquille Edwards has taken his opportunity and ran with it … all the way to the nation’s capital.
  • Hostos Psychology Professor Uncovers our Silent Agreements in an Upcoming Self Help Book on Relationships

    Hostos Professor Linda Anderson is one of three authors and clinical psychologists whose upcoming book, Silent Agreements:  How Unspoken Expectations Ruin Our Relationships, is set for international release in fall 2019 by Crown Publishing Group.
  • Hostos Women’s Team Has First National Title Squarely in its Sights

    To say the Hostos Community College women’s basketball team is on a roll would be a huge understatement.
    Having just clinched its second-straight Region XV title on March 4, the Caimans have also sat atop the NJCAA Division III rankings for nine consecutive weeks. The No. 1 seeded Caimans knocked off Nassau Community College on March 3 in the semifinals round, 74-52, before defeating Sullivan County Community College in the championship game, 70-40.

February

  • Isaac Goldemberg Publishes for First Time in Spain

    Internationally renowned Jewish-Peruvian writer and Hostos Distinguished Professor, Isaac Goldemberg, has published a new collection of poems titled, Libro de reclamaciones (Book of Claims).

     
  • Hostos Again Earns Military Friendly® Schools Designation

    Hostos Community College has always supported veterans, and its dedication to those who serve bravely is something the College takes pride in. Because of this effort, Hostos has been named a 2018 Military Friendly® Schools by Victory Media.

     
  • LGBT Career Fair Held at Hostos

    On January 31, Hostos was home to the Bronx LGBT Career Fair, which brought together several community partners and leaders to support a diverse workforce in the borough. The event welcomed recruiters and representatives from more than 60 companies, as well as experts who reviewed resumes, career panels with members of the Gay Coaches Collective, and others.
  • Journalist Cheryl Wills Returns to Share Her Incredible Family Story

    Hostos is all about education and celebrating diversity. Those two subjects were united beautifully through a special event that brought NY1 News anchor, award-winning journalist, and author Cheryl Wills back to campus on February 8.
     

January

  • Hostos Students Salute Martin Luther King Jr. Through Service

    To honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 22 members of the Hostos Student Leadership Academy (SLA) volunteered at B'nai Jeshurun Temple to pack toiletry kits for people facing housing challenges. Working with Student Leadership Coordinator Jason Libfeld, the group assembled 300 packages. Some students even brought their children to experience the power of giving back.

January

December

  • Hostos Women’s Basketball Ranked No. 1 in Nation

    The Hostos Caimans women’s basketball team is having a historic season, and on December 19 it reached the No. 1 spot on the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III poll. 
  • Resource Fair Supports Immigrants

    On December 6, Hostos held its Second Annual Immigration Resource Fair. Titled “Migration is Beautiful!” the day-long event included a “Know Your Rights” workshop and culminated with powerful “Unafraid! Border-crossing Stories” told by immigrant students.
     

November

November

October

  • Hostos Jumps Into Action to Help Those in Need

    Because of the devastation caused by the recent natural disasters in Mexico, the Caribbean, and southern United States, the College has been busy offering information about international and local relief efforts and resources.
  • Hostos Cuts the Ribbon on Huge Renovation Project

    Hostos’ transformation from a diamond in the rough to the “Jewel of the South Bronx” continued on September 20, when the incredible renovations to the B-Building were celebrated.
  • Nydia Edgecombe Retires After 40 years

    The week of September 25 was bittersweet at Hostos as Nydia Edgecombe, the longtime Director of Hostos’ Alumni Relations Office, bid her farewell after four decades of service to the College and the community.
  • Hostos Edtech Online Course Wins Technology Award

    Hostos is all about increasing student retention and graduation rates, and the College remains committed to offering the best tools to help students get where they are going.
  • Hostos Pays Tribute to Distinguished Latino Community Leaders

    Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to reflect and celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

September

  • Welcome the New Director of Institutional Advancement

    ​Please join us in welcoming our new Director of Development of Institutional Advancement, Mr. John Frank.
     
  • Hostos50 Anniversary Events Off and Running!

    Hostos’ golden anniversary would not mean anything if it were not for the incredible students who attended the College for the past 50 years.
  • Associate Dean García Reyes Honored At Dominican Day Parade

    The organizers of the 2017 Dominican Day Parade couldn’t have asked for better weather on August 13 – the sky was clear and sunny, flags were flying, and spirits were soaring. This annual celebration of Dominican culture, music, folklore, dancing and cuisine also honors a number of elected officials, civic leaders, artists, and educators for their contributions to the community.
  • CUNY in the Heights Executive Director Launches Community Program

    Seny Taveras, Executive Director for CUNY in the Heights of Hostos’ Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development, has launched her own community program, Tu Comunidad Con Seny Taveras (Your Community With Seny Taveras).
  • Hostos Expanding Its Open Educational Resources (OER)

    Building on its efforts to save students money on expensive textbooks, increase their exposure to high-tech learning tools, and improve graduation rates, Hostos Community College is offering Open Educational Resources in more classes for the 2017-2018 school year.
     

September

  • Hostos Center For Bronx Nonprofits Receives Boost From Booth Ferris Foundation

    Since its inception in 2012, Hostos’ Center for Bronx Nonprofits (CBNP) has worked toward building a better Bronx by assisting and supporting the numerous organizations in the borough who are committed to the same mission.
  • DACA Statement to College Community

    Since the change in administration in Washington, there have been a series of continuous assaults against the immigrant community in this nation. Whether they were the numerous executive orders or tepid repudiation of acts of hate, it is clear that the present administration has elected to pursue a course of action that is antithetical to the principles upon which this nation was founded.

August

July

July

  • President Gómez Invited to Speak at Education Symposium

    Hostos President Dr. David Gómez joined professors, researchers, and administrators to discuss issues related to higher education in New York, especially how to ensure that more New Yorkers are college-ready and successful once they enter higher education.

June

  • Hostos Student Receives Peter Jennings Scholarship Award

    On June 15, Pancita Lewis, a graduate of Hostos’ Adult Learning Center, received the Peter Jennings Scholarship Award. Lewis and nine other recipients were honored at a ceremony at CUNY's Graduate Center in Manhattan.
  • Celebrating Our Achievements

    Late May and the first half of June provided Hostos with a number of opportunities to celebrate its faculty and students.
  • Hostos In The New York Times

    Commencement may have signaled the end of the school year, but that doesn’t mean that academic activity on campus came to a stop; students merely slipped into sandals and shorts and signed up for a wealth of fun---but challenging---summer courses.

May

  • Hostos STEM Stars Take First Place At New York State Conference

    Two Hostos students from the  Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Willy Baez and Madieng Diao won the 1st -place prize in the “Technology and Mathematics ” category at the 25th Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference.
  • Hostos STEM Stars Take First Place At New York State Conference

    Two Hostos students from the  Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Willy Baez and Madieng Diao won the 1st -place prize in the “Technology and Mathematics ” category at the 25th Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference.
  • Hostos Celebrates Iconic Latin Jazz Legend Tito Puente

    On April 18th, the Hostos Center for Arts and Culture enter was swinging and swaying, thanks to the first-ever, multi-day retrospective of the life and work of the legendary Tito Puente, “the King of Latin Music.” Concerts, workshops, dance recitals, panels and film screenings examined Puente’s career and his lasting influence on the musical scene.
  • Hostos Celebrates Iconic Latin Jazz Legend Tito Puente

    On April 18th, the Hostos Center for Arts and Culture enter was swinging and swaying, thanks to the first-ever, multi-day retrospective of the life and work of the legendary Tito Puente, “the King of Latin Music.”
  • Hostos Community College Set For 46th Commencement Ceremony Sonia Manzano To Deliver Keynote Address

    Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York is proud to announce that the College’s 46th Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. For the first time at the landmark United Palace in Washington Heights, the ceremony will recognize the extraordinary achievements of 1,232 graduates.
     
  • Hostos Annual Scholarship Benefit Honors Students and Trailblazers in the Community

    On May 5th, the Hostos Community College Foundation’s 2017 Benefit was held on campus. This annual event raises money for the Hostos Scholarship Fund and celebrates the diverse achievements of its students. Telemundo 47’s news reporter Cristina Navarrete served as the Benefit’s Mistress of Ceremonies.
  • Thank You! 2017 Annual Scholarship Benefit

    On behalf of the students, faculty, and staff of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, as well as the Board of Directors of the Hostos Community College Foundation, thank you for your generous support of the 2017 Scholarship Benefit.

April

April

April

  • Math is King on "Mathematics Day" at Hostos

    Math ruled at Hostos on March 21, as the second annual “Mathematics Day” was celebrated with a full-day of lectures, educational workshops and student and faculty awards.

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February

January

December

  • Big Month For Caiman Basketball

    December has been quite a month for Hostos basketball.  Jemal Smith kicked off the award parade by winning NJCAA Division III Player of the Week, after averaging 30.5 points per game (ppg), 13 assists per game (apg) and 3 steals over two games. Smith also won a CUNYAC Player of the Week award.

December

  • Hostos Becomes First College To Register Apprenticeship Programs In New York State

    In response to the growing demand for highly trained Computer Support Technicians and Community Health Workers in New York City, Hostos Community College’s Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) launched two new Registered Apprenticeship (RA) programs with the New York State Department of Labor (NYS DOL). Hostos becomes the first college to register apprenticeship programs in New York State.
  • Hostos Professor Named To Bronx Power 50 List

    Hostos Community College is proud to announce that Professor Hector Soto of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department has been selected as one of the 50 Most Influential People in the Bronx by the publication City & State.
  • Hostos Celebrates Kwanzaa 2016

    On Thursday, December 8, the Hostos Community College family celebrated the 25th annual Kwanzaa celebration with a special event in the Hostos Repertory Theater.
  • Piece Of Hostos Archive On Exhibit At The Museum Of The City Of New York

    A 1976 flyer from Hostos Professor Emeritus Dr. Gerald Meyer’s “Save Hostos” collection is on display as part of the Museum of the City of New York’s exhibit titled, “New York at Its Core.” It is also featured in a new book about the 1970s fiscal crisis in New York City.
  • Local Activist Julio Pabón Brings New Book to Hostos

    On Nov. 30, local activist and businessman Julio Pabón gave an incredibly entertaining and educational account of the story behind his new book, “Knockout: Fidel Castro Visit the South Bronx.”
  • Hostos Provides Important Services on World AIDS Day

    Hostos joined the front lines in the fight against HIV and AIDS on World AIDS Day (Dec. 1) by providing information and services. Offered on the Bridge and throughout the campus were free HIV and other health screenings, free condoms and other health-related resources.

November

  • President Gómez Honored As Outstanding Hispanic Achiever

    On November 29 in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Room, Hostos Community College President Dr. David Gómez was honored with a 2016 Hispanic Achiever Award by the YMCA of Greater of New York.
  • Hostos Smashes #GivingTuesday Fundraising Goal

    Part-fundraiser, part-talent showcase, part-competition, but all Hostos, the College’s #GivingTuesday campaign was a smashing success.
  • Celebration of Poets Showcases Literary Art and Student Voices

    On November 16, the annual Celebration of Student Poets was held in the Multipurpose Room. And, as it does each year for close to 20 years, it drew a huge crowd.
  • Hostos Dedicates November to Science

    The Natural Sciences Department, and other faculty and staff, helped highlight Hostos’ commitment  to quality science education through a month-long series of “Science Day” events, held from November 14-21.
  • Hostos Celebrates Polish Independence Day

    The Atrium was transformed into downtown Warsaw on November 11, when the Hostos family marked Polish Independence Day with a fun and educational celebration, which highlighted the diversity on campus.
  • Caiman Basketball Kicks Off Season With Two Wins!

    The Hostos Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams kicked off the 2016-2017 season with double wins against SUNY Rockland at a home doubleheader on Tuesday, November 1. The Women’s Basketball team topped Rockland 83-35, while the Caiman Men defeated the Hawks 96-77.

November

  • Hostos Encourages Student Voting Rights With Mock Presidential Debate

    With less than a week way from one of the most intense and high-energy presidential races, the Hostos community in collaboration with the Assisting Latinos to Maximize Achievement (A.L.M.A.) Club, Jerry Rosa, Director of Student Activities and Professor Lizette Colón hosted the “2016 Get Out And Vote,” mock debate on Tuesday, November 1.
  • Hostos' Soylu Named CUNYAC Player Of The Year

    Hostos is thrilled to announce that sophomore Seyma Soylu has been named the CUNYAC Women’s Volleyball Player of the Year for her outstanding efforts this season.
  • Hostos Students Celebrate Traditional Mexican Day Of The Dead

    Hostos Student Leaders Isela Herrera and Joel Avendano along with Nathaniel Cruz, Vice President for Student Development and Enrollment Management (SDEM) took part in the celebration for Dia de los Muertos at St. Mary’s Park held on Saturday, October 26th.
  • Hostos #GivingTuesday Is In Full Swing!

    Hostos Community College is ringing in the 2016 giving season by participating in the international #GivingTuesday fundraising movement.

October

  • Hostos Kicks Off Annual #GivingTuesday Fundraising Campaign

    Hostos Community College looks to build a bridge to graduation and help some of its most vulnerable students with the annual #GivingTuesday fundraising campaign.
  • Two Hostos Engineering Stars Win National Recognition

    Hostos alumnae, Wendy Fernández and Isamar Garrido-Rodríguez, now juniors at City College of New York as part of the Hostos Joint Dual Degree Engineering Program, won a national award for their research project presented at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Conference, which was held from October 13 to15 in Long Beach, CA. Their winning research poster was titled: "Discovery of Embryonic Ectoderm Development (EED) Inhibitors Using Crystal Structure-Based Virtual Screening."
  • Hostos Fulbright Award Winner Checks in from Slovak Republic

    Hostos Professor Dr. Yoel Rodríguez earned a Fulbright Award earlier this year that took him to the Slovak Republic for an expanded research trip during the Fall 2016 semester.
  • Hostos Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    National Hispanic Heritage Month was celebrated at Hostos with an event honoring various distinguished Latino leaders on October 7.
  • Distinguished Professor Isaac Goldemberg Publishes New Collection Of Fables

    Distinguished professor and author Isaac Goldemberg has published a new collection of micro-short stories, Philosophy and Other Fables.
  • Ninth Biennial BomPlenazo a Hit!

    Hostos was home to the wildly successful BomPlenazo Festival from October 6 to October 9. The biennial celebration of Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance had a special theme this year, as it was dedicated to the memory of José “Chema” Soto, who passed away in 2015, was known as a patriarch of the musical style.
  • Hostos was the place to be on Voter Registration Day

    Hostos celebrated National Voter Registration Day on September 27 by offering free voter registration services, plus an event that allowed the College to make its voice heard.
  • Hostos and “Healthy Beverage Zone” Gives the Borough Better Choices

    Always looking for ways to spread information about healthy and wellness on and off campus, Hostos Community College is thrilled to be a part of the recently formed, “Healthy Beverage Zone” (HBZ) —a project led by Union Community Health Center and in partnership with members of #Not62.

September

August

  • History Professor Kristopher Burrell Earns CUNY Research Grant

    Hostos is pleased to announce that Kristopher Burrell, an Assistant Professor in the Behavioral & Social Sciences Department, was awarded a CUNY Community College Grant to help research and write an article titled, “Black Women Activist-Intellectuals and the Struggle for Quality Education, 1954-1965.”
  • Hostos President named “Man of Year” by New York League of Puerto Rican Women

    Hostos Community College was in the spotlight as The New York League of Puerto Rican Women, Inc., recognized President Dr. David Gómez with its annual “Man of the Year” award at is College Awards Gala Dinner Dance.
  • Rapper Fat Joe Releases New Video at Hostos

    Hostos was the place to be on August 26, as rappers and proud Bronx natives Fat Joe and Remy Ma, along with representatives from TIDAL, held a video release event for their new single, “Cookin,” in our Main Theater!
  • ASAP Students Visit the United Nations for Student Summit

    On August 16, Hostos students in CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) visited the United National General Hall as participants in the International Young Leaders Assembly’s 9th annual Global Summit. Titled, “Moral and Innovative Leadership for Sustainable Development: Vision, Service, and Entrepreneurship,” the program forged lasting connections with various leaders both nationally, and globally, as well as skills sets necessary to create sustainable change in their communities and society.
  • Hostos Administrators Study Abroad In Dominican Republic

    Four Hostos administrators were treated to an educational and culturally engaging experience this summer, as part of the College’s annual Professional Development and Study Abroad Program in the Dominican Republic. The three-week program started in in New York City from June 10 to the 24 and continued in the Dominican Republic from June 29 to July 9.
     

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January

  • You Can’t Deny The CUNY Value

    All month, Hostos has been sharing interesting facts and figures that prove CUNY offers incredible educational offerings at unmatched value.
  • EdCast Explores Education In Cuba

    This week’s edition of EdCast, featuring host and Hostos English Professor, Linda Hirsch, examines Cuba and the future of education, as it posed the question: “Can Cuba maintain its international position in the forefront of literacy education?”
  • CUNY Fatherhood Academy In The News

    Hostos’ CUNY Fatherhood Academy is up and running and was featured by both BronxNet and News 12 this week.
  • Community Health Club At Hostos Helps Homeless Children

    The Community Health Club at Hostos stepped in to help the Path Homeless Family Shelter through a toy drive for homeless children and their families, as more than 80 gifts were collected for boys and girls that were distributed on Christmas Day.

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September

  • Distinguished Professor Isaac Goldemberg Publishes Trio Of New Works

    Hostos Distinguished Professor Isaac Goldemberg from the Humanities Department has published three new works: Remember the Scorpion; Dialoghi con me e con i miei altri/ Diálogos conmigo y mis otros;” and Chepén, madre de arena. These titles were all published in 2015 and represent the latest works of one of Peru’s most renowned poets and fiction writers.

September

  • 10th Annual Golf Outing A Success!

    On behalf of the Eugenio María de Hostos Community College Foundation, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making the 10th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing at Pelham and Split Rock Golf Courses a complete success.
  • 10 Questions With Hostos Community College President Dr. David Gómez

    10 Questions With Hostos Community College President Dr. David Gómez
  • The Swamp Gets Renovated!

    “The Swamp” received a huge facelift over the past year, as the Hostos gymnasium received a new floor and paint, bleachers, wall padding, and even new championship banners and shot clock.
  • Job & Intern Fest A Big Success

    On Sept. 3, Hostos’ Career Services and the Division of Continuing Education held its first annual Job
    & Intern Fest in the Savoy Multipurpose Room that attracted 38 employers and 154 students and former students.
  • CUNY And Hostos Welcome President David Gómez

    On September 3, Dr. David Gómez was officially appointed President of Hostos Community College at a reception attended by CUNY Chancellor J. B. Milliken and other important guests.
  • Dominican Day Parade 2015 Breakfast

    Hostos hosted a breakfast before the 2015 Bronx Dominican Day Parade on July 27. Pictured from left to right are Victor Rivera, 1199SEIU Vice President, Ana I. García Reyes, Hostos Associate Dean and Director of Community Affairs; David Gómez, Hostos President;  Eddy Bayardelle, Vice President for Institutional Advancement for Bronx Community College; and Ricardo Fernandez, President of Lehman College.

August

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July

  • Governor Andrew Cuomo Visits Hostos

    Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Hostos on Thursday, July 16, with other elected officials and labor leaders to sign legislation to protect and support nail salon workers and to announce a statewide task force to combat worker exploitation and abuse. 
  • Hostos Opens College’s First Large Farmers Market With GrowNYC

    With a shortage of fresh fruit and vegetables being a major concern for Bronxites who are looking to live more healthy lifestyles, Hostos partnered with GrowNYC to open a large farmers market at the College.

June

  • Hostos Heroes Recognized At Annual National Peace Officer Memorial Day Celebration

    Hostos’ Department of Public Safety is not only respected citywide for the incredible job it does keeping the campus safe; it is also well known for treating each and every person who visits the campus with a level of respect unrivaled in the law enforcement community.
  • Dr. David Gómez Named President Of Hostos Community College

    The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York has appointed Dr. David Gómez, a distinguished academic leader, teacher and experienced administrator, as the President of Hostos Community College. Dr. Gómez has served as Interim President of Hostos for the past year.
  • Changing Lives At Hostos

    Commencement season is a special time at Hostos Community College. It is a time when we get to bask in our students' accomplishments, share their excitement, and take pride in the fact that we had a hand in their development.
  • Hostos Leadership In The Spotlight

    Thanks to the hard work of the Leadership Academy (HLA) and the Student Government Association (SGA), as well as other student organizations, Hostos Community College has become synonymous with community service in and around the Bronx.
  • Hostos Home To Bronx’s First “Tech Summit”

    That was the message from Bronx Borough President Rubén Diaz Jr. at his first-ever “Bronx Tech Summit,” which was held at Hostos Community College on June 11.
  • CUNY In The Heights Holds Mother’s Appreciation Event

    No matter where you are, May is for Mother’s Day. And as a way to recognize and celebrate some very special women and their families, CUNY in the Heights held a special Día de las Madres event on May 28.
  • Hostos Hosts 2015 Bronx EdTech Showcase

    On May 8, Hostos was home to the 2015 Bronx CUNY EdTech Showcase. Titled, “Beyond Higher Education: Technology & Community," the educational technology summit brought together the three Bronx CUNY colleges (Lehman, Bronx CC, and Hostos CC) for a day-long event to discuss classroom technology trends and best practices. Held each May, this event promotes networking, collaborating, sharing technical information, and building effective practices within the CUNY community.
  • Hostos Celebrates Largest Graduating Class In College’s History

    On June 4, during two special Commencement Ceremonies, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of the City University of New York conferred degrees to 991 graduates in the College’s Main Theater. The 44th Commencement Ceremony represented the largest graduating class in Hostos’ 47-year history.

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  • Hostos Bolsters Bronx Health Day

    Part of many Bronx Week activities, Bronx Health Day received a big boost from Hostos students and staff on May 15. Sponsored by the Bronx Borough President’s office, the goal was encouraging the residents to be more physically active and to commit to living healthier lifestyles.
  • Student Leadership Academy in the Spotlight

    Student Leadership Academy in the Spotlight
  • Hostos Students Participate In Health Disparity Conference At Tc, Columbia University

    Several Hostos students interested in health issues attended an Ivy League event at the 7th Annual Health Disparities Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University, on March 6 and 7.
  • Hostos Celebrates The Accomplishments Of Several Engineering Alumni

    As a way to highlight Hostos’ successful engineering graduates, and to keep the bonds strong with alumni and the Hostos family, the first-ever Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Chemical Engineering Programs’ Alumni Reunion was held on May 7 in the A-Atrium.
     
  • Hostos Dental Hygiene Students Send Important Anti-Smoking Message

    Hostos Dental Hygiene students are as dedicated to health issues as they are to their studies and patients. This commitment was on full display on April 22, when 20 students, both senior and freshmen, participated in a public smoking cessation event at the A- atrium called “Kick Butts Day.”
  • Hostos Community College Thanks You!

    Last night, we celebrated Hostos Community College’s collective mission at our annual 2015 Scholarship Benefit. Through the support of the entire extended Hostos family, we are thrilled to announce that the evening was a complete and total success!

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  • Shawn "Jay Z" Carter Visits Hostos to Talk About the State of Music Industry

    As Hostos Community College’s Media Design Program continues to grow and attract more students, it received a huge boost when Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and Tidal executive, Vania Schlogel, visited the College on April 1, 2015, to discuss the state of the music industry and Carter’s new venture.

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  • Hostos Assistant Professor Of English Lou Bury Writes Book On Literary Constraint

    Hostos Assistant Professor of English Lou Bury has written his first book, Exercises in Criticism: The Theory and Practice of Literary Constraint, and the former professional poker player is gambling readers will enjoy its unique subject matter just as much as he enjoyed writing it.
  • Issue 11 Of The "Hostos Review" Being Launched To Celebrate Unpublished Literature Of Non-Fiction By Latina Writers

    Several distinguished authors will “cross borders” as part of a multimedia event on April 16, at 5 p.m., at Pregones Theatre in the South Bronx to talk about their contributions to the Hostos Review/ Revista Hostosiana (Issue No. 11): Stirred Ground: Non-fiction Writing by Contemporary Latina and Latin American Women Authors, edited by Hostos Humanities Professor, Inmaculada Lara-Bonilla.
  • Hostos Lends A Hand At District 8 Immigrant Service Network Event

    On March 28, District 8 Immigrant Service Network held an Immigrant Service Network Resource Fair in the Hostos Café. To support the event, members of the Hostos Domestic Violence Empowerment Program (DoVE), including DoVE Coordinator, Alida Camacho, and DoVE Counselor, Michael Williams, as well as Hostos students, participated in providing an informational session about the College’s services.
  • Hostos Repertory Company Debuts Play, "I Am An Emotional Creature"

    On March 26, the Hostos Repertory Company premiered the play, I am an Emotional Creature, in the Black Box Theater. The play is the work of Tony Award-winning playwright, performer and activist, Eve Ensler, who is also the author of the international phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues.
  • Women’s & Gender Studies Holds Adrienne Weiss Essay Contest To Highlight Women’s History Month

    On March 24, student authors were celebrated during the annual Adrienne Weiss Women's History Month Essay Contest. First-place winners were: Yolanda Thorton, Rafik Michaeel, and Antara Chowdhury. Runners up were: Alexandra Rivera, Chelsea West, Mauritius Jackson, Ladi Adoba, and Raisa Valerio.
  • International Women's Month Brunch Awards

    Several important Hostos administrators and faculty were recognized with other community leaders at the International Women's Month Brunch Awards on March 22 at the Ascension Senior Center.
  • Hostos Marks World Oral Health Day

    On March 20, Hostos Professor Julie Bencosme of the Dental Hygiene Unit, in collaboration with the Hispanic Dental Association, held an educational event on the Hostos Bridge to mark World Oral Health Day (WOHD). The focus was to create awareness of the oral health disparity issues in the world.
  • Hostos Holds Spring Wellness Festival

    On March 19, the Hostos Health and Wellness Center held a Spring Wellness Festival in the A-Atrium Bridge and in the gymnasium.
  • Statement from President David Gómez on Aspen Top 10 Announcement

    Since 2014, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College has had the privilege of being included in the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence selection process. This is no small accomplishment, and it was possible because of the hard work of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and the College's extended family of supporters.
  • Hostos Holds Special Women’s History Month Event Focused On Obstacles Professional Women Of Color Encounter In The Workplace

    On March 18, Hostos Community College welcomed Seattle University Professor of Law, Carmen González, who spoke about the obstacles women of color encounter in the workplace, particularly in academia. Professor González is the co-editor of the critically acclaimed book, Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia, which examines the persistence of race, gender, class and other forms of bias in academia and the strategies to create a more welcoming and inclusive campus climate.
  • Four Hostos Community College Leaders Invited Guest at White House Dominican-Americans Policy Briefing

    Over 180 Dominican-Americans from across the country gathered in Washington D.C. for a White House policy briefing to learn more about President Obama's priorities and ways to partner with the Administration. It was a full day of briefings for Dominican American leaders who came to Washington, DC from all over the nation.

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  • Professor Francisco Fernández A Man Of The World Right At Home At Hostos

    Professor Francisco Fernández was born to teach. And while his work in education has taken him all over the globe, he will be the first to tell you that he was also probably born to teach at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College. During a recent Women’s History Month screening of the documentary film Maestra at the college, he revealed part of his incredible early education story to students, faculty and staff.
  • Women’s History Month 2014 Celebrated At Hostos

    During the month of March, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College observes Women’s History Month with many cultural and other learning activities that celebrate the achievements of women throughout the world. For over a decade, these annual celebrations have been organized by Dr. Jerilyn Fisher, Coordinator of Women’s and Gender Studies and Professor in the English Department. Following are this year’s highlights.
  • Hostos Professor Mohammad A. Sohel Earns His Second Research Fellowship

    Hostos Community College is pleased to announce that Mohammad A. Sohel, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry in the Natural Sciences Department has been awarded a faculty fellowship at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in the Summer of 2014.
  • Hostos’ Proyecto Access Program Earns More Accolades

    Students in Eugenio María de Hostos Community College’s highly successful STEM-based Proyecto Access STEP (Science and Technology Entry Program) took home a third-place prize from the 16th Annual STEP Statewide Student Conference.
  • Hostos Media Design Professors Redesign Study Abroad Model

    Educational study abroad programs allow students to leave their “safety zones” and learn in a different way and in a different place. But when it is not practical to travel to new countries or continents, the same results can be achieved by staying closer to home.
  • Supporting Students To Stay On Track And Graduate The Student Success Coaching Unit At Hostos Is Working To Make A Difference

    In the fall of 2012, after undertaking several college-wide initiatives that entailed extensive institutional reflection, the  Office of the President and the Student Development and Enrollment Management Division took its student retention efforts to another level by establishing the Student Success Coaching Unit.

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  • Professor Kristopher Burrell To Speak At Museum Of The City Of New York

    Assistant Professor Kristopher Burrell of the Behavioral and Social Science Department at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of CUNY will give a lecture at the Museum of the City of New York on Thursday, April 24, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Hostos Students And Faculty Participate In Global Health Conference

    Eugenio María de Hostos Community College students and faculty members played key roles at the 6th Annual Health Disparities Conference, which was held at Teachers College, Columbia University, on March 7 and 8.
  • Josephine Aguado Awards Given To Six Student-Mothers

    On March 13, in an event that combined the spirit of philanthropy and family, the Hostos
    Community College Foundation awarded Josephine Aguado Scholarship Awards to six students,
    all of whom are single mothers.
  • Hostos Foundation Board Member Cira Angeles And Associate Dean Ana I. Garcia Reyes Honored At Awards Ceremony

    A celebration of Dominican Heritage Month was held at the V Centenario Restaurant on February 21. Hostos Foundation Board member Cira Angeles and Associate Dean Ana García Reyes were recognized for their exemplary commitment and outstanding service to the community.
  • Hostos Men’s & Women’s Basketball Teams Recognized By Region XV

    While the Hostos men’s basketball team was able to overcome a tough Kingsborough Wave defense Friday afternoon to capture its first Region XV Tournament win in close to a decade, the team fell short in the semifinal game against the rival Sullivan Generals on Saturday. But despite falling short of a Region XV championship, the Caimans had a very successful 2013-14 campaign, including having several players on both the men’s and women’s teams named to the Region XV All-Star Teams.
  • Hostos Alumni And Students Ambassadors Team Up To Help Hurricane Sandy Victims In The Rockaways

    More than a year after Hurricane Sandy, over 200 families have not been able to return to their homes on the Rockaway Peninsula. To lend a helping hand, personnel of the Alumni Relations Office at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of CUNY, the College’s Student Ambassadors, and members of the Leadership Academy joined forces with Friends of Rockaway on February 22 to help the O’Connor family rebuild their home, which had been devastated by the hurricane in October of 2012.
  • Hostos Professor Dr. Ernest Ialongo Moderates Futurism Roundtable At Columbia University

    On February 26th, a crowd of  over a hundred assembled at Columbia University’s Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America for  a roundtable discussion entitled “Futurism at the Guggenheim.” This event was organized and moderated by Dr. Ernest Ialongo, an assistant professor in the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of CUNY. Ialongo is Hostos’ resident expert on Italian history.

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  • Paintings By Hostos Professor Ian Charles Scott To Be Exhibited In Bronx Museum

    Two paintings by Ian Charles Scott will be on display in the Bronx Museum from March 5 to March 9. Scott is a professor in the visual arts program at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of CUNY, and these works were selected by a curator for a special exhibition in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the New York Armory Show.
  • Mama’s Hip Hop Kitchen “Volume 7: Celebrating Sisterhood” At Hostos Center

    In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture  (HCAC) presents Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen (MHHK) for its seventh annual event on Saturday, March 1, at 2 p.m.  in the Main Theater.  Entitled “Volume 7: Celebrating Sisterhood,” this free Hip-Hop concert honors women in the arts through lyrics, song and dance.  The event features performances from a variety of artists including: DJ Quiana Parks, Lah Tere,  Caridad de la Luz “La Bruja”, Full Circle Soul Sistahs, Likwuid, Narubi Selah, NeNe Ali, Colored Girls Hustle, Pelham Academy Eagles, Not Enough Mics Collective, LC the Poet, D. Scott, Audible Chocolate, MC Beats, and Laurie Markiewicz. 

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  • Caimans Clinch CUNYAC Title, Prepare For Regional Tournament

    For the first time in six years, the Eugenio María de Hostos Community College men’s basketball team has won the CUNY Conference Championship (CUNYAC). On Friday, February 21, the Caimans defeated the three-time defending conference champion Bronx Community College Broncos in the title game, 78-72, running their record to 25-4 overall.
  • Caimans Play For CUNYAC Title Tonight

    The Hostos Caimans men’s basketball team defeated Borough of Manhattan Community College, 86-70, Wednesday night to advance to tonight’s CUNYAC Championship Game against Bronx Community College. The game will be played at Kingsborough Community College at 8:30 p.m.
  • Hostos Community College Faculty Member Appointed To New York State Dentistry Board

    Eugenio María Hostos Community College of CUNY is pleased to announce that Associate Professor Salim Rayman, Coordinator of the College’s Dental Hygiene Department, has been appointed as a State Board Member of Dentistry for The New York State Education Department’s The Office of the Professions. 
  • Hostos Introduces New Foundation Board Members And Officers

    As Eugenio María de Hostos Community College continues to improve its ability to support students and better execute the institution’s mission, we are pleased to announce that five new members and three new officers have been appointed to the Hostos Foundation Board.
  • Caimans Clinch Second Straight Cunyac Regular Season Title

    For the second consecutive year, the Hostos Community College men’s basketball has won the CUNY Athletic Conference regular season title. The No. 10-ranked Caimans beat Kingsborough Community College, 85-61, last week to help ensure the top seed in the upcoming CUNY Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Championship Tournament. The Caimans now stand with a record of 21-4 overall (17-4 Region XV and 10-0 CUNY). The Caimans are also riding a six-game winning streak.
  • Caimans Clinch Second Straight Cunyac Regular Season Title

    For the second consecutive year, the Hostos Community College men’s basketball has won the CUNY Athletic Conference regular season title. The No. 10-ranked Caimans beat Kingsborough Community College, 85-61, last week to help ensure the top seed in the upcoming CUNY Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Championship Tournament.  The Caimans now stand with a record of 21-4 overall (17-4 Region XV and 10-0 CUNY). The Caimans are also riding a six-game winning streak.
  • Hostos Professors Hear from H.E.R.O. High Students, and Vice Versa

    Eugenio María de Hostos Community College professors who are collaborating with the faculty of H.E.R.O. High (Health, Education, and...
  • Hostos Community College’s 45th Anniversary Book Wins National Award

    The “I AM HOSTOS” campaign during the celebration of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College’s 45th Anniversary in...
  • Four Brothers Lean on One Another and Hostos College Discovery Program for Success

    The four Advincola brothers who attend Hostos Community College—Esteban, Elias, Josué, and Carlos Ramón, Jr.—already have a built-in support system. However, they will be the first to tell you that they have also benefitted from the services of the College Discovery Program.
  • Single Stop Program at Hostos expands services

    The Single Stop Program at Hostos recently unveiled a unique team within its Single Stop USA Program, which will expand legal advice and support services to assist students and their families.
  • Since 1996 the Proyecto Access at Hostos has worked to stimulate students’ interest STEM

    The Proyecto Access program at Hostos has recruited high-achieving women and minority students, as well as socially and economically disadvantaged middle and high schools students with special aptitude for math, science, engineering and related fields, to facilitate their learning and foster their interest in these fields.
  • Hostos Men’s Basketball Continues to Shine

    The Hostos Caimans men’s basketball team has been quite a success story since its inception in 2000. Winning the NJCAA Division III National Title in 2005, the team reached the sports pinnacle. 

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  • President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez Attends Second White House 'Opportunity For All' Summit

    Hostos Community College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez joined a prestigious group of CEOs and other community and business leaders on January 31, 2014, at the White House for an important “Opportunity for All” summit, hosted by President Barack Obama aimed at helping the long-term unemployed.
  • Hostos Home To Urban Food Discussion

    On January 24, Hostos Community College’s Center for Bronx Non-Profits sponsored a town hall meeting to discuss the importance of healthy eating and having access to fresh foods. “The Challenges of Urban Food Systems” was the first in the Center’s Public Conversation Series of quarterly events that will focus on emerging paradigms in public policy and non-profit practice.
  • Hostos President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez Named to Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s Transition Team

    Recognized again as an important advocate and leader in higher education Eugenio María de Hostos Community College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez has been named to New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s transition team. President Matos Rodríguez was also named to City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Transition Committee this past November.
  • Hostos Teams Up With Citi Community Development To Increase Student Retention

    Making students understand the value of a dollar makes better students. And making better students who follow through on their commitment to higher education is what Hostos Community College is all about.
  • Hostos Launches New Training Programs Geared Toward Food Industries

    As the food industry continues to be a source of significant employment opportunities in the Bronx and around New York City, Hostos Community College is proud to announce several new programs aimed at keeping the Bronx moving forward.
  • Hostos Community College Dental Hygiene Students Doing Great Things

    During the months of November and December, some Dental Hygiene students at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College left the campus to participate in local events of national and international importance to the field of dentistry.
  • Hostos Kwanzaa 2013 Celebration

    On December 5, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College held its 22nd Annual Kwanzaa Celebration with staff, faculty, students, and over 200 members of the community participating. 

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