Wednesday, April 3, 2013 (Bronx, NY) – Aldrin Bonilla, Executive Director of CUNY in the Heights, was recognized along with several other community leaders and authors at the opening ceremony of the 10th Annual Dominican Writers Book Fair held March 15. Bonilla received seven awards presented by the Dominican Women Development Center; Félix Antonio Martínez, the Consul General of the Dominican Republic; Carlos Sánchez, from the Dominican Cultural Commission in the United States; New York City Councilmen Fernando Cabrera and Councilman Ydanis Rodríguez, plus New York State Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa and New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat.
Hostos Associate Dean of Community Relations Ana I. García Reyes and Vice President for Continuing Education & Workforce Development Carlos Molina joined other educators, community leaders and elected officials at this event, which was held at the Isabella Home Center in New York City. Associate Dean García Reyes introduced Dr. Marybelle Ferreira, a Hostos alumna who was also honored.
The theme of the book fair was “La Escritura Hace Nuestro Sueño Una Realidad” (Writing makes our dream a reality). It included several book presentations, art exhibits, cultural presentations, poetry readings and other events from Friday to Sunday.
For more information on the 10th Annual Dominican Book Fair, please visit the following websites:
About CUNY in the Heights:As part of the Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development of Hostos Community College, CUNY in the Heights provides access to higher and postsecondary educational opportunities leading to intellectual growth and socio-economic mobility. The Division accomplishes this through the delivery of educational and job training services to individuals not served by the traditional instructional activities of the College.
For more information about CUNY in the Heights, call (212) 567-7132 or go to http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/contedu/wheights/.
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 1970 to more than 7,000 students in 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
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