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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 titled, Isaac Goldemberg: Tiempos y Raíces through the end of September.

Eternally beloved for his novel La vida a plazos de don Jacobo Lerner, Isaac Goldemberg will receive a Tumi-USA 2014 Excellence Award on September 27, 2014. The Tumi-USA award is considered to be the most important recognition given to a citizen by the Peruvian community in the United States.

 “Hostos Community College is extremely proud of Distinguished Professor Isaac Goldemberg. His integrity and commitment to literature and learning continually recognize his brilliance and humble character. On behalf of the College’s faculty, staff and students, I want to reiterate our sincerest congratulations,” said Hostos President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez.

To read the articles on the exhibit Isaac Goldemberg: Tiempos y Raíces, see below:
To read about his selection on receiving a Tumi-USA-2014 Excellence Award, see below:
English Translation (Partial text): Renowned Peruvian writer and Hostos Community College Distinguished Professor, Isaac Goldemberg, will receive the Tumi-USA 2014 Excellence Award representing the State of New York.
 
In recognition of the admiration and gratitude for the invaluable contribution to the common good, the Tumi-USA 2014 Excellence Award is regarded as the "Hall of Fame of the Peruvian community in the United States of America.” 
 
Isaac Goldemberg will be recognized on September 27 alongside several Peruvian and Latin American personalities from U.S. cities, where they have been selected as standard bearers of Peru's image abroad.
 
"I thank the organizers for giving me a Tumi-USA 2014 Excellence Award. This distinction honors me and fills me with pride,” said Goldenberg who is currently a Distinguished Professor at Hostos Community College of The City University of New York, where he directs the Latin American Writers Institute and the International Journal of Culture, Hostos Review. 
 
"It is an honor for our organization to pay tribute to author Isaac Goldemberg and other dignitaries during the Tumi-USA 2014 Excellence Award ceremony in September at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach," said Gloria Rosebrough, Board President of the Tumi-USA Award. Roberto Bustamante, vice president of Tumi USA Award in New York & New Jersey, expressed his great pleasure in submitting Goldemberg’s nomination to receive the valuable recognition. “As a poet and novelist Isaac is a bastion of light in Hispanic literature in New York,” said Bustamante.

About Eugenio María de Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique "Student Success Coaching Unit" provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.

Hostos offers 29 associate degree programs and five certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to CUNY's four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's leading urban public university, which serves more than 480,000 students at 24 colleges.