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Catherine "Cat" AlvesTuesday, January 22, 2013 (Bronx, NY) - Hostos college assistant Catherine “Cat” Alves has been selected to serve on the 2013 National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators Foundation Fund Committee.

In her role as Assistant to the Athletic Director for Academic Support at Hostos, Cat advises close to 100 student-athletes, providing registration, academic, graduation, and career guidance. She also coordinates compliance and eligibility efforts for the athletic program and takes on special projects for the Athletic Director.

Cat has worked at Hostos since July of 2011 after previously volunteering in the Athletic Department in the fall of 2009 and working in the private and non-profit sector for three years. Cat applied for the post because of her passion for college athletics, and secured a position with the CUNY Athletic Conference for additional experience. She has taken advantage of a number of opportunities since entering the realm of athletics. Most recently, she presented on the national level at the 2012 NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum, and was selected to serve as the CUNYAC representative on the Regional Advisory Committee for Softball.

Cat graduated from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, where she was a four-year student-athlete for the softball program. Earning CUNY Athletic Conference All-Star honors all four years of her career, Cat garnered the Player of the Year title in her senior season and helped to lead the Hunter Hawks to two CUNYAC Championships and NCAA appearances in 2006 and 2008. A leader on and off the field, Cat was honored with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award and the Michael Steuerman Scholar-Athlete Award in 2009 (Scholar-Athlete of the Year), was a two-time participant in the NCAA Division III Leadership Conferences, and also served as the CUNYAC and Hunter College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President from 2007 to 2009.

NACWAA is the most prestigious training ground for women athletic administrators.  The Foundation Fund Committee assists the organization of fundraising initiatives, including the annual Foundation Auction. The committee will also assist in procuring new donations, cultivating donors, and provide marketing insight for fundraising campaigns. Cat’s professional background in large-scale corporate and non-profit events earned her a spot on this significant committee.

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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