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December 2010
Hostos Community College Invited to Showcase a Full Production at the Regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Hostos Community College Invited to Showcase a Full Production at the Regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (12/16/10) Bronx, NY – The Hostos Repertory Company, the award-winning resident theater troupe at Hostos Community College, has been invited to showcase a full more >>
Hostos Alumni Relations Office's Circle of 100 Reaches a Milestone: "Tree of Life" Unveiled Hostos Alumni Relations Office's Circle of 100 Reaches a Milestone: "Tree of Life" Unveiled (12/16/10) On the evening of December 2, 2010, donors, recipients and friends of the Hostos Alumni Relations Office’s Circle of 100 gathered in the Atrium of Hostos Community College’s A-building more >>
November 2010
Education 101: Increasing TAP Education 101: Increasing TAP (11/22/10) The election of Andrew Cuomo as the new Governor of New York, speculation about those who will be members of his cabinet, and the alarming predictions about the state budget deficit have captured the attention of New Yorkers these past days more >>
Hostos Community College Receives Award as a 2010 Top Digital Community College in the U.S. Hostos Community College Receives Award as a 2010 Top Digital Community College in the U.S. (11/22/10) The E.Republic’s Center for Digital Education has awarded Hostos Community College as a 2010 Top Digital Community College in the U.S. The award recognizes community more >>
Princeton University Professor Emeritus Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones Joins Hostos Community College as Visiting Professor Princeton University Professor Emeritus Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones Joins Hostos Community College as Visiting Professor (11/11/10) Princeton University Professor Emeritus Dr. Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones is a visiting Professor in the Humanities Department at Hostos Community College this semester more >>
October 2010
The Rockefeller Foundation Awards $150,000 to Hostos Community College Center for the Arts & Culture The Rockefeller Foundation Awards $150,000 to Hostos Community College Center for the Arts & Culture (10/22/10) The Rockefeller Foundation has awarded the Hostos Community College Center for the Arts & Culture a grant of $150,000 to fund two rotating biennials of Afro-Caribbean music more >>
Hostos Welcomes New York’s Acting Secretary of State Hostos Welcomes New York’s Acting Secretary of State (10/20/10) On the afternoon of Monday, October 18, 2010, the Honorable Ruth Noemí Colón, New York’s Acting Secretary of State, visited Eugenio María de Hostos Community College at the invitation of the college’s students and its president more >>
Hostos Community College Awarded $1.48 Million To Train Low-income Individuals for Careers in Health Care Hostos Community College Awarded $1.48 Million To Train Low-income Individuals for Careers in Health Care (10/13/10) Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York has been awarded a federal grant of $1,480,000 to initiate an Allied Health Career more >>
Hostos Community College Establishes New Partnership with South Bronx United Soccer Club Hostos Community College Establishes New Partnership with South Bronx United Soccer Club (10/12/10) The Hostos Community College athletics program has announced a new partnership with the South Bronx United Soccer Club, a nonprofit youth development organization that offers more >>
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College held its Fourth Annual Alumni Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, October 3, 2010 Eugenio María de Hostos Community College held its Fourth Annual Alumni Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, October 3, 2010 (10/4/10) “Now that the 2010 Homecoming is a beautiful memory, I want to express my gratitude to the alumni and everyone else who attended the celebration for making more >>
September 2010
Hostos Children’s Center Awarded Grants From the US Department of Education and the New York Yankees Hostos Children’s Center Awarded Grants From the US Department of Education and the New York Yankees (9/29/10) The Children’s Center at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College has been awarded a total of $108,766 in funding from the United States Department of more >>
Hostos Community College to Hold Its Fourth Annual Homecoming Celebration Hostos Community College to Hold Its Fourth Annual Homecoming Celebration (9/27/10) The Office of Alumni Relations at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College will hold its Fourth Annual Alumni Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, October 3, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. “We are more >>
Dr. Leonel Fernández, President of the Dominican Republic, To Speak at Hostos Community College Dr. Leonel Fernández Reyna, President of the Dominican Republic, To Speak at Hostos Community College (9/17/10) On September 21, 2010, at 6:30 p.m., Dr. Leonel Fernández Reyna, President of the Dominican Republic, will speak in the Repertory Theater at Eugenio María de Hostos Community more >>
Hostos Alumna Brings Her Athletic Talent to William Patterson University Hostos Alumna Brings Her Athletic Talent to William Patterson University (9/15/10) William Patterson University (WPU) is known for its outstanding athletics program, and both its men’s and women’s basketball teams have won national championships. Now WPU is welcoming a former star of more >>
Recalling Summer Highlights and Looking Forward to the Fall - President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez - September 9, 2010 Recalling Summer Highlights and Looking Forward to the Fall - President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez (9/9/10) The fall 2010 semester is off to a fast start.  Although I have already welcomed back all of you – in my electronic communication and, in many cases, in person – let me do so again! more >>
August 2010
Hostos Repertory Company Production To Receive Three Awards From The Hispanic Organization of Latino Actors Hostos Repertory Company Production To Receive Three Awards From The Hispanic Organization of Latino Actors (8/24/10) On Monday, October 18, 2010, the Hostos Community College Repertory Company’s production of You Always Forget Something (Siempre se Olvida Algo) will receive three more >>
Hostos Alumni Recognized by Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernández / 2010 Study Abroad Program Hostos Alumni Recognized by Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernández / 2010 Study Abroad Program (8/18/10) A high point of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College's 2010 study abroad program in collaboration with Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD) more >>
HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHOSEN TO PARTICIPATE IN AAC&U PROJECT: DEVELOPING A COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT ROADMAP Hostos Commnity College Chosen to Participate in AAC&U Project: Developing a Community College Student Roadmap (8/12/10) Eugenio María de Hostos Community College has been chosen by the Association of American Colleges and Universities to participate in “Developing a Community more >>
July 2010
New Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs Joins the Administration at Hostos Community College Hostos Community College Receives Workforce Innovation Award from NYC Department of Small Business Services (7/15/10) On July 13, 2010, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg presented a Workforce Innovation Award to Eugenio María de Hostos Community College at the NYC Neighborhood Achievement more >>
New Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs Joins the Administration at Hostos Community College New Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs Joins the Administration at Hostos Community College (7/06/10) Having been selected in a national search, Dr Carmen Coballes-Vega will assume her official duties as  the newly appointed Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs of more >>
June 2010
Mayor Bloomberg and CUNY Chancellor Goldstein Attend Recognition Ceremony for Students Who Completed the City's Accelerated Study in Associate Programs Mayor Bloomberg and CUNY Chancellor Goldstein Attend Recognition Ceremony for Students Who Completed the City's Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (6/22/10) Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will join City University of New York Chancellor Matthew Goldstein to preside more >>
A Fledgling Alumni Program Gains Traction at Hostos A Fledgling Alumni Program Gains Traction at Hostos (6/14/10) The challenging work of reaching out to community college alumni and bringing them back to their first undergraduate alma mater has been under way at Hostos Community College since June 2003 when the Alumni Relations Office more >>
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Sonia Sotomayor delivers commencement address at Hostos Community College Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Sonia Sotomayor delivers commencement address at Hostos Community College (6/04/10) The Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, delivered the keynote address at Eugenio Maria de Hostos more >>
Three Former Hostos Students Graduate From Columbia University Three Former Hostos Students Graduate From Columbia University (6/03/10) On Sunday, May 16, 2010, three former Hostos Community College students received baccalaureate degrees from Columbia University’s School of General Studies.  In the fall of 2006 and 2007, Dorian Molina, Sabrina Ventura more >>
May 2010
Hostos Holds its Twenty-Sixth Honors Convocation Hostos Holds its Twenty-Sixth Honors Convocation (5/27/10) As a preliminary to the forthcoming 39th Commencement Ceremony, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College held its 2010 Honors Convocation on the evening of Wednesday, May 25, 2010 to recognize over 300 graduating students more >>
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Sonia Sotomayor to deliver Hostos Community College Commencement address Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Sonia Sotomayor to deliver Hostos Community College Commencement address (5/19/10) Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Sonia Sotomayor will deliver the keynote address at Eugenio Maria de more >>
Hostos Community College Holds Its Fifth Annual ESL Forum: “The Challenge of Teaching Academic Literacy to a New ESL Generation” Hostos Community College Holds Its Fifth Annual ESL Forum: "The Challenge of Teaching Academic Literacy to a New ESL Generation" (5/17/10) Over 150 faculty members, administrators, and guests attended Eugenio María de Hostos Community College’s Fifth Annual ESL Forum, “The Challenge more >>
Hostos Community College Celebrates the Fortieth Anniversary of Its Dental Hygiene Program Hostos Community College Celebrates the Fortieth Anniversary of Its Dental Hygiene Program (5/10/10) On the evening of Thursday, May 6, 2010, a celebration of the fortieth anniversary Eugenio María de Hostos Community College’s Dental Hygiene Program was held at the college. more >>
Pulling It All Together: Connecting Liberal Arts Outcomes with Departmental Goals through General Education Pulling It All Together: Connecting Liberal Arts Outcomes with Departmental Goals through General Education (5/06/10) By Carl James Grindley, associate professor, English department and director, honors program; Amanda Bernal-Carlo, interim associate dean of curriculum and faculty development more >>
April 2010
Hostos Students Participate in the 2010 National Model United Nations NY Conference Hostos Students Participate in the 2010 National Model United Nations NY Conference (4/27/10) New York, NY – Fourteen student ambassadors from Eugenio María de Hostos Community College’s Leadership Academy joined peers from around the world at the 2010 National Model United more >>
Barbara Rivera Berger, Mental Health Counselor at Hostos, Honored for Her Significant Contributions to Hispanic Barbara Rivera Berger, Mental Health Counselor at Hostos, Honored for Her Significant Contributions to Hispanics (4/26/10) Entre Nosotras, Inc., an organization established to empower Puerto Rican/Hispanic women throughout the State of New York, holds its award ceremonies during the Annual more >>
Hostos CC Celebrates its 42nd Anniversary with a Fashion Show and Dinner Dance Hostos CC Celebrates its 42nd Anniversary with a Fashion Show and Dinner Dance (4/23/10) On the balmy evening of Wednesday, April 21, 2010, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of CUNY celebrated its 42nd Anniversary with a fashion show and dinner dance at Marina Del Rey in the Bronx. more >>
Connecting the South Bronx Connecting the South Bronx (4/15/10) The federal court decision last week regarding the powers of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate uniform access to Internet services has reopened the debate on the digital divide and its impact on socio-economically disadvantaged more >>
Hostos Adjunct Lecturer Receives Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts Hostos Adjunct Lecturer Receives Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (4/13/10) Robert Waddell, a reporter for MyLatinoVoice.com and VirtualBoricua.org as well as an adjunct lecturer at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, has been chosen to participate as a fellow in more >>
Hostos Students to Participate in Hispanic College Quiz Show Hostos Students to Participate in Hispanic College Quiz Show (4/08/10) Central City Productions (CCP), a leading minority-targeted full-service television production company, in collaboration with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), recently announced that Eugenio María de more >>
March 2010
Hostos Community College Celebrates the Fortieth Anniversary of its Dental Hygiene Program Hostos Community College Celebrates the Fortieth Anniversary of its Dental Hygiene Program (3/31/10) Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York will celebrate the fortieth anniversary of its Dental Hygiene Program. Dr. Felix V. Matos Rodríguez, President of Eugenio more >>
Fashion Show and Dinner Dance Will Commemorate Hostos Community College’s 42nd Anniversary Fashion Show and Dinner Dance Will Commemorate Hostos Community College’s 42nd Anniversary (3/31/10) To celebrate the forty-second anniversary of the establishment of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of CUNY, the Board of Directors of the Eugenio María de more >>
Noted & Quoted Benefiting Minority Students (3/30/10) NOTED & QUOTED. El Diario NY. New York – The budget reconciliation bill for health care reform includes an initiative that nobody is talking about which would benefit Hispanic students. SAFRA, or the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, would empower the more >>
President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez of Hostos Community College Elected to the Board of the American Council on Education President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez of Hostos Community College Elected to the Board of the American Council on Education (3/27/10) The American Council on Education (ACE), which is the only organization representing college presidents and chancellors throughout the United States, has elected more >>
Hostos to Host Fifth Annual ESL Forum: The Challenge of Teaching Academic Literacy to a New Generation Told She Was ‘Not College Material’, a Student Proves Them Wrong at Hostos (3/23/10) Having been born blind in Estelí, Nicaragua, Liliete López never had a chance to go to school in her native country. Although she realized at a very early age her vision would never improve, Liliete refused to more >>
Hostos to Host Fifth Annual ESL Forum: The Challenge of Teaching Academic Literacy to a New Generation Hostos to Host Fifth Annual ESL Forum: The Challenge of Teaching Academic Literacy to a New Generation (3/23/10) The Challenge of Teaching Academic Literacy to a New ESL Generation seeks to bring together educators and scholars from within and outside of CUNY to build networks of more >>
Statement from President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez on the Earthquake in Chile Statement from President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez on the Earthquake in Chile (3/05/10) On behalf of Hostos Community College students, faculty, staff, administration, and alumni, I wish to express our solidarity with the people of Chile whose nation suffered the impact of a massive earthquake on more >>
Zafra Time in Our Education Zafra Time in Our Education (3/03/10) You are probably familiar with "zafra", the busiest agricultural period during which the sugar cane was harvested. This was the time when sugar cane dominated the economy of the Caribbean. Latinos in the U.S. are facing another kind of “zafra”. It is the student more >>
February 2010
Hostos Students Make Their Mark at College Theater Festival Hostos Students Make Their Mark at College Theater Festival (2/23/10) Hostos Community College was one of the two-year institutions invited to compete with senior colleges for prestigious awards at the 2010 Region I Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, which was held more >>
TWO HOSTOS STUDENTS AWARDED DIVERSITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS Two Hostos Students Awarded Diversity Foundation Scholarships (2/18/10) In celebration of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, the Diversity Foundation, a nonprofit organization under the Galos Corporation and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, awarded scholarships of $1,000 each to two more >>
Do Not Stifle Community Colleges Do Not Stifle Community Colleges El Diario La Prensa (2/08/10) Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez / President, Hostos Community College (CUNY). The economic crisis confronting the United States and the City of New York has caused a reappraisal of the importance of community colleges within higher more >>
Two Hostos Students Honored Scholar Athletes of the Week and the Month Message from President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez Spring 2010 (2/03/10) Newcomers and returnees—students, faculty and staff: Greetings and welcome to Eugenio María de Hostos Community College for the spring semester of 2010! At the beginning of the second half of my first year as president more >>
January 2010
Two Hostos Students Honored Scholar Athletes of the Week and the Month Two Hostos Students Honored Scholar Athletes of the Week and the Month (1/22/10) The following notes were published by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) on its website. The NJCAA is the governing body of intercollegiate athletics for two-year colleges.  Its mission is to foster more >>
Hostos CC Joins Forces with Local Organizations on Telethon in Support of the People from Haiti Hostos CC Joins Forces with Local Organizations on Telethon in Support of the People from Haiti (1/19/10) In response to the devastation caused by the earthquake that has impacted the lives of millions of Haitians, Hostos Community College continues to support local and worldwide relief more >>
Statement from President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez on the Earthquake in Haiti Statement from President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez on the Earthquake in Haiti (1/13/10) Yesterday, a powerful 7.0 (on the Richter Scale) magnitude earthquake shook Port-au-Prince, capital of the Republic of Haiti causing substantial destruction throughout the Caribbean country and a more >>
Hostos Community College Professor Becomes First Britisher Nominated for NYC Mayor's Award for Arts and Culture Hostos Community College Professor Becomes First Britisher Nominated for NYC Mayor's Award for Arts and Culture (1/11/10) Faculty at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College often receive accolades for their educational advances, generation of knowledge and contributions to the world of more >>

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