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HOSTOS' CONTINUING EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL STUDIES DIVISION RECEIVES TWO COVETED AWARDS

Friday, October 28, 2011 (Bronx, NY) – The Continuing Education Association of New York (CEANY) announced today that Hostos Community College Continuing Education Executive Director, Peter Mertens, was awarded the 2011 Outstanding Continuing Educator Award and Fern Chan the James C. Hall Jr. Exemplary Program Award in Advertisement. The announcement came from Aldrin Rafael Bonilla, the Chair of the South Region of CEANY and the Executive Director/Site Administratorof CUNY in Heights.

The James C. Hall Jr. Exemplary Program Award in Advertisement was presented to Chan for the advertising campaign titled "Make the Right Move!/ Hostos College for Kids Summer Academy." The promotion contained all of the design features, demographic research, compelling messaging, call to action and return on investment results worthy of statewide recognition.

“It is a wonderful acknowledgment that the CEANY has bestowed on the Continuing Education and Professional Studies Department. We have a highly competitive program with leading educators and for this Hostos should feel proud.  We want more people to come to us and we are expanding and growing more than ever thanks to Peter Mertens and Fern Chan’s vision,” indicated Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Carlos Molina.

“I can’t think of a more deserving candidate for this award than Peter Mertens. His dedication and professionalism continue to reward us with pride and we are lucky to have him.  The Advertisement Award credit goes to Fern Chan’s vision and I am extremely happy to see her outstanding work being honored. We have a strong team and I look forward to more amazing work by their side,” remarked Assistant Dean of Continuing Education & Workforce Development, Lorraine Altman.

The 2011 Annual Conference titled, Building Partnerships for Tomorrow’s Success will take place in from November 9th through 11th at Turning Stone Resort and Casino near Syracuse, New York.

About Continuing Education Association of New York
Continuing Education Association of New York (CEANY) is a community of dedicated continuing education professionals focused on the needs of New York State public higher continuing education as well as advocates for the role of continuing education and informs and influences state policy affecting continuing education. Lorraine Altman, Assistant Dean of Continuing Education & Workforce Development and Aldrin Bonilla, Executive Director/Site Administratorof CUNY in Heights serve on the Board of CEANY.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, part of The City University of New York system, was founded in 1968.  Located in the South Bronx, the college currently serves nearly 7,000 students.  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 Continuing Education and Professional Studies Department 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 2010 enrollment of over 7,000 students.  The college also serves an additional 12,000 students through its Continuing Education and Professional Studies Department. 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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