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HOSTOS ASSISTANT DEAN JOHANNA GÓMEZ
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CUNY IN THE HEIGHTS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ALDRIN BONILLA HONORED BY UNIVERSIDAD ACCIÓN PRO EDUCACIÓN Y CULTURA (APEC), AND THE ASSOCIATION OF DOMINICAN AMERICAN SUPERVISORS AND ADMINISTRATORS (ADASA)

Dean Johanna Gómez and CUNY in the Heights Executive Director Aldrin Honored by APEC & ADASA

Thursday, October 11, 2012 (Bronx, NY) - Assistant Dean Johanna Gómez of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College and CUNY in the Heights  Executive Director Aldrin Bonilla were in a group of five outstanding educators recognized at the “Dominican Educators of Excellence Awards ” ceremony. The event was held at the City College of The City University of New York (CUNY) on Thursday, October 4, 2012 in commemoration of the XX Dominican Week in the United States.

APEC Rector Rhadames Mejía, ADASA Executive Director Milady Baez, ADASA Vice President Henry Rubio, and Associate Dean Ana García Reyes greeted the audience on behalf of their respective institutions and congratulated all the honorees: CUNY in the Heights Executive Director Aldrin Bonilla, Assistant Principal José Fernández, Assistant Dean Johanna Gómez, Principal Lottie Almonte, and Assistant Principal Arcania Jaquez.

Associate Dean García Reyes emphasized the wonderful work that both Assistant Dean Gómez and Executive Director Bonilla have been performing as administrators at Hostos Community College.  She said, “It gives me great joy to represent Hostos at educational forums that recognize and celebrate the work of talented administrators such as Johanna Gómez and Aldrin Bonilla.”

Dean Johanna Gómez and CUNY in the Heights Executive Director Aldrin Honored by APEC & ADASA

Dean Gómez said, “ADASA and UNAPEC’s recognition reminded me of the importance of my work in the field of higher education. Every contribution that is made in this field, great or small, is significant in helping to shape the minds of students of diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. It is that passion to uplift our community and to watch everyone from our children to our peers prosper that binds us all together with a common goal, and that is to strive to be a better person with our thoughts, intentions, and actions.”

Executive Director Aldrin Bonilla said: “I have long admired the distinguished administrators and educators of ADASA.  I cannot express how humbled and honored I was to learn that Associate Dean Ana García Reyes nominated me and ADASA/UNAPEC selected me for this coveted educator’s award.”

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 Workforce Development 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 over 7,000 students in the Spring of 2012. The College also serves an additional 12,000 students through its Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. For more news and stories about Hostos Community College, visit www.hostos.cuny.edu.

Contact: srlopez@hostos.cuny.edu / 718-518-6872

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