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The New York League of Puerto Rican Women Honors Hostos Foundation Board Member Dolores Batista and Awards $2,000 Scholarships to Two Students

(Wednesday, August 22, 2012, Bronx, NY) - Dolores Batista, a member of the Board of Directors of the Hostos Community College Foundation, and two Hostos students were honored by the New York League of Puerto Rican Women, Inc. (NYLPRW) at the organization’s Annual College Awards Gala & Dinner Dance on Friday, August 17.

In addition to being recognized at the gala, students Melissa Jiménez and Amabell Rodríguez each received $1,000 scholarships for their outstanding academic achievements and service to the Puerto Rican community.

The gala was held at Marina Del Rey in the Bronx.

Hostos President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez congratulated the honorees for their outstanding service and thanked the NYLPRW, as did Hostos Associate Dean Ana García Reyes.

“Hostos Community College is very appreciative of the support provided by the New York League of Puerto Rican women under the leadership of President Edith Padilla,” García Reyes said. “We thank the NYLPRW for inviting us to its annual awards ceremony and for ensuring that our students are included in the scholarship program. I am happy to collaborate with the NYLPRW on the selection of scholarship award recipients. It made me happy to see the joy on the students’ faces as their names were called to be recognized for their academic achievement.”

Other members of the Hostos family in attendance were Foundation Board member Elba Cabrera; Alumni Director Nydia Edgecombe; Leadership Academic Coordinator Jason Libfeld; Hostos Alumna Idelsa Méndez; and Jewel Clark and Félix Monegro of President Matos Rodríguez’ staff.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, part of The City University of New York (CUNY) system, was founded in 1968.  In addition to associate degree programs that facilitate easy transfer to CUNY’s four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions, Hostos also has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies that offers courses for professional development and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. In four decades, Hostos has grown from a class of 623 in the fall of 1970 to the spring 2012 enrollment of over 7,000 students.  The college also serves an additional 12,000 students through its Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies. For more news and stories about Hostos Community College, visit www.hostos.cuny.edu.

Media Contact:
Soldanela Rivera - srlopez@hostos.cuny.edu
Rich Pietras – rpietras@hostos.cuny.edu

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