Hostos student Carlos Bibiloni was recently named a Newman Civic Fellows Award winner. The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who are passionate about building better communities.
Bibiloni surely fits that description.

As a member of the Hostos Student Leadership Academy (SLA), the 45-year-old is currently serving as the Chair of the Student Leadership Academy “Passing of the Torch” Committee. He has also served as a member of the Hostos Student Government Association (SGA), as a Senator, Campus Affairs Commissioner, and as The Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chair of Senate.

Bibiloni, who is scheduled to graduate later this year, boasts a long list of volunteering projects, including feeding the hungry at Part of the Solution Soup Kitchen and packing bags and meeting with clients at the New York Common Pantry. He has also helped clean and plant in area parks and handed out books to children. He also assists the elderly, singing songs to seniors at the Chinatown Senior Center and spending time with seniors at Isabella Geriatric Facility.

Always looking to learn more about giving back, Bibiloni attended the 2014 New Leadership Challenge Conference, the 2014 and 2015 CUNY Emerging Leaders Conferences, the Somos El Futuro Conference in Albany; the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Asian and Hispanic Caucus Conference; and the Lehman Leadership Conference: Leadership through My Eyes and The College of Staten Island Leadership Conference.

On campus, Bibiloni has helped with the Hostos Job Fair, assisted with the College’s “Giving Tuesday” initiative, along with several other events. All told, the business management major with a 3.19 GPA has volunteered for more than 137 hours over the course of the 2014-2015 school year.

The award is generously sponsored by the KPMG Foundation. Through service, research, and advocacy, Bibiloni joined other fellows in making the most of his college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change.

“My experience at Hostos Community College has been one of my proudest moment in my life,” Bibiloni said. “I enjoy coming to Hostos daily, because I enjoy working with my classmates and my professors.”

About 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.
Recently named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) 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 CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.