Wednesday, April 3, 2013 (Bronx, NY) – Associate Dean Ana I. García Reyes of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College was one of nine community leaders honored by El Centro Altagracia de Fe y Justicia for their commitment to the service of others. The recognition ceremony took place on March 7 at special a dinner held at 809 Restaurant in New York City.
García Reyes' fellow honorees were the Honorable Gabriela Rosa, New York State Assembly Member for the 72nd District; Sandra Harris, Assistant Vice President of Government and Community Affairs at Columbia University Medical Center; Bianka Pérez, President of the Dominican Bar Association; Maria Khury, President of Khury Tours and Services, Inc.; Daiana Castillo, Program Director of Catholic Charities Community Services; Wendy García, Director of Community Partnerships/NYC Department of Youth and Community Development Agency; Sussie Lozada, Community Organizer for the Unite Here Local 100; and Dr. Fior Rodríguez of Audubon Dental.
Thanking Executive Director Richard Espinal and the board and staff of El Centro Altagracia de Fe y Justicia for acknowledging her efforts, Dean García Reyes also commended the other honorees for their exemplary efforts on behalf of the underserved among us. Dedicating her recognition to all the female students at Hostos, she mentioned that significant numbers of them are single mothers or housewives who work hard to improve the quality of life for their families.
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The Centro Altagracia de Fe y Justicia is dedicated to putting faith into action, promoting social justice through dynamic collaborations and needs-based initiatives, in service to the communities of Washington Heights and Inwood.
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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