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BUSINESS LEADERS TO SHARE THEIR EXPERTISE WITH HOSTOS STUDENTS

Monday, November 12, 2012 (Bronx, NY) - Hostos Community College will welcome several successful business leaders to campus on Wednesday, November 14, when representatives from State Farm, the Food & Drug Administration, Popular Community Bank and other organizations will address students and provide guidance about career opportunities.

The annual event was organized by the Career Services Office under the guidance of the Acting Director of Career Services, Lisanette Rosario and the Business Department Chair, Dr. Hector López. The program will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and be held in the C Building, room C-391.

In addition to the information sharing portion of the program, Dr. Dilcia Granville, the Senior Public Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at the New York District Office, will be on hand to sign her book, Invention: The New Currency For The 21st Century: Innovate, Imagine and Create the Steps to Start Your Own Business. Dr. Granville is recognized as the world’s first Dominican female inventor. She invented a first of its kind "Dip and See® Sugar Indicator” for food, which detects sugar and glucose in beverages.

Also speaking will be Julio Tejada, a State Farm Insurance Agent and Owner; Ms. Evelyn Méndez, Assistant Vice-President and Julio Reyes, Branch Manager of Popular Community Bank as well as Shameth Díaz, a Real Estate Expert.

EVENT AGENDA:

10:00 a.m.: Julio Tejada, Agent and Owner, State Farm Insurance

11:00 a.m.: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Dr. Dilcia Granville, Ph.D., Author of Invention: The New Currency For The 21st Century: Innovate, Imagine and Create the Steps to Start Your Own Business. Books will also be available on a first come, first served basis.

12:30 p.m.:  Julio Reyes, Branch Manager and Ms. Evelyn Méndez, HR Executive Director, Popular Community Bank

2:00 p.m.: Shameth Díaz, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

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 over 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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