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HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER CIRA ANGELES NAMED BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR AT THE 2ND ANNUAL UNIDAD LATINA CONFERENCE

Hostos Community College Foundation Board Member Cira Angeles Named Business Woman of the Year at the 2nd Annual Unidad Latina Conference

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 (Bronx, NY) - Hostos Community College is pleased to announce that Hostos Foundation Board Member Cira Angeles was recently named 2012 Business Woman of the Year at the Second Annual New York State Senate Unidad Latina Conference. The New York State Senate and the Hispanic Federation sponsored this two-day event to promote economic opportunities for the growing Hispanic community of New York. It was held on September 28th and 29th at the Hilton New York in Manhattan.

Dr. Matthew Goldstein, Chancellor of The City University of New York, delivered the keynote address at the plenary session, and Senior Vice Chancellor Jay Hershenson moderated a CUNY roundtable discussion in which Vice Chancellor Sánchez, state senators, and CUNY student leaders participated.

Hostos Community College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, Hostos students and alumni, and CUNY administrators also took part in panels and discussions at the conference. Their exchanges centered on the needs, challenges and aspirations of the growing Latino community in New York State.

Hostos Associate Dean Ana García Reyes said: “It was exciting to see one of our own recognized by members of the New York Senate and leaders from the business world.  The Hostos family congratulates Cira and thanks her for the invaluable support she has given to members of the Latino community who are striving for success.”

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.

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