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Five Hostos Students Receive Scholarships at Yankee Stadium

Friday, June 22, 2012 (Bronx, NY) - Five lucky Hostos Community College students were on the field at Yankees Stadium on June 6 to meet All-Star second baseman Robinson Canó and receive a special gift.

The students: (L-R) Harry Copson, Joseph Cruzado, Raquel Rodríguez, Steven Comas and Paul Feliciano (who could not attend) received $1,000 National Puerto Rican Day Parade scholarships through the Diversity Foundation.

Hostos President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez; Debra Martínez, Executive Director of the Diversity Foundation; and Luis G. Rivera Marín, Secretary of the Department of Consumer Affairs and Executive Director of Tourism Company in Puerto Rico also joined the students on the field.

The students got an extra treat as they also were given tickets and watched the Yankees beat the rival Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 4-1.

The scholarships are an example of how Hostos and the Yankees are teaming up to support student success. Last year, five other Hostos students received similar awards. And, Lina Cruz, a recent Hostos graduate, is working at Yankees Stadium as an intern in the Yankees Department of Latino Affairs.

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
Rich Pietras – rpietras@hostos.cuny.edu

Phone: 718-518-6872 or 917-627-9097 or 718-518-6513

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