On May 15, 2014, Hostos students Melany Castillo, Orlando Roche, Yunerys Liriano and Adelyn Castro each received $1,000 scholarships at the 25th Annual Bronx Dominican Parade Scholarship Awards Dinner held at Marina del Rey.
In addition to the students, Senior Vice Chancellor Jay Hershenson was also recognized along with Donette Cherry and Lissec Medrano, both of CUNY Central. During the press interviews, the Hostos students thanked Bronx Dominican Parade Committee directors Felipe Febles and Rosa Ayala as well as Hostos Community College for their recognition. Associate Dean Ana I. García Reyes brought greetings on behalf of Hostos and the other participating Bronx colleges, and congratulated the students and all the honorees on the Parades’ 25th anniversary. “Our wonderful students look forward to attending the parade’s banquet and marching on the Grand Concourse in July,” said García Reyes. All the students said how proud they were of their culture and heritage, and also for being selected to receive scholarships. Hostos was also represented by Jason Libfeld, coordinator of the College’s Leadership Academy, who praised the students for their outstanding academic achievement. Victor Santana and Félix Monegro, both of the Hostos Presidents’ Office, also attended this event.
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.
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.