Monday, August 22, 2011 (Bronx, NY)- At The New York League of Puerto Rican Women’s annual College Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday, August 18th, Dr. Carmen Coballes-Vega, Hostos Community College Provost, received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Education, and Ana García Reyes, the college’s Assistant Dean of Community Relations, was also given special recognition.
In addition, the League’s President Edith Padilla and its Board of Directors gave Hostos students Enjoli Alamo and Nadia García College Awards of the Year for academic excellence and service to the community. Both also received $1,000 scholarships.
Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, President of Hostos, said that these awards are richly deserved: “Not only has The New York League of Puerto Rican Women selected worthy individuals to honor, but also a diverse group of women who help to keep Hostos vibrant, young and relevant.”
The College Awards Gala Dinner was held at Marina del Rey in the Bronx.
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 nearly 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.
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