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College Discovery Program Recognizes Students in Academic Success

Thursday, May 10, 2012 (Bronx, NY) - “Give me a generation that speaks the truth and I will give you a generation that does good.” That phrase was spoken by Puerto Rican born educator and leader Eugenio María de Hostos well over 100 years ago, but his words rang true on Monday, May 7, as 12 members of the Hostos family received the College Discovery Program’s “Achievers of Excellence Awards.”

Recognized Hostos students and employees included: Diann Beckett, Anneris Fernández, Professor Sandy Figueroa, David Floyd, José García, Carlos Guevara, Lillian Morales, Mercedes Moscat, Madelyn Nieves, Jerry Rosa, Ramon de los Santos and Mercedes Valdéz and Vice President Nathaniel Cruz.

The event was held in the Savoy Building and was attended by Hostos President Félix Matos Rodríguez and María Grieco, the College Discovery Director. The keynote speaker was College Discovery alum Norberto Taveras García.

Students were engaged in a process where they planned, developed and delivered the ceremony under the advisement of Professor Carmen Mondesire. Students served as MC’s, developed invitations, video clips, helped develop the photo poster, provided the music and entertainment and set the tone for the annual event that helps create community and promote student engagement and learning.

Grieco applauded the effort and commitment of the students because they made the event possible.

I love the fact it was completed led and facilitated by students,” stated CLIP Director Fatiha Makloufi.

Awards presented included the Don Elio Community Service Award, as well as the College Discovery  Awards for Outstanding Achievement, Academic Excellence and for 2012 graduates.

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 Professional Studies 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 the spring 2012 enrollment of over 7,000 students.  The college also serves an additional 10,000 students through its Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies. For more news and stories about Hostos Community College, visit www.hostos.cuny.edu.

Media Contact:
Ana M. Carrión - amcarrion@hostos.cuny.edu
Soldanela Rivera - srlopez@hostos.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-518-6872 or 917-627-9097

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