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COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION OF PROGRESSIVE DOMINICANS HONORS HOSTOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE VICE PRESIDENT CARLOS MOLINA

Dr. Carlos Molina, Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce DevelopmentWednesday, November 2, 2011 (Bronx, NY) - On October 20, 2011, the Community Association of Progressive Dominicans [Asociación Comunitaria de Dominicanos Progresistas (ACDP)] honored Dr. Carlos Molina, Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College during ACDP’s 30th Anniversary celebration. This event was held at the Malcolm X & Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center in Upper Manhattan. Prior to his present appointment, Vice President Molina had served with distinction as Dean for Special Programs at Hostos since 2002.

Congratulating Vice President Molina on this recognition from ACDP, Dolly Martínez, Deputy to the President and Assistant Vice President for College Affairs at Hostos, commended him for his invaluable expertise and distinguished leadership: “We are very grateful to Dr. Molina. During his administration of our Special Programs, Hostos was awarded a federal grant to establish the Allied Health Career Pipeline training program for jobs in the health care field. Amounting to $7.4 million over its five-year funding cycle, this is the largest competitive grant Hostos has ever received from the federal government.”

ACDP’s celebration was attended by over a hundred friends, supporters and other community leaders, including the following Hostos delegation: Dolly Martínez, Deputy to the President and Assistant Vice President for College Affairs; Lorraine Altman, Assistant Dean of Continuing Education and Workforce Development; Peter Mertens, Executive Director of Continuing Education; Aldrin Bonilla, Executive Director and Site Administrator of CUNY in the Heights; and Ana García Reyes, Interim Associate Dean for Community Relations.

ACDP Chair Kim Ramos indicated that the organization’s 30th anniversary provided an occasion for both celebration and fundraising: “During this very difficult fiscal time, many community organizations have endured a reduction in financial support which has negatively impacted on the services they can provide to the community. Our 30th Anniversary Celebration is a great opportunity to honor the people who make our community better while raising much-needed funds to continue the programs and services that have defined ACDP's signature value to Northern Manhattan.”

Other honorees of the ACDP 30th Anniversary Celebration included the following: Cira Angeles, LA Riverside Brokerage; Raysa Castillo, Esq., Castillo & Associates, P.C.; Michael Edelstein, Edelstein Properties; William García, Esq., García & Kalicharan; and Ray Halbritter, Oneida Nation Representative & CEO.

About the Community Association of Progressive Dominicans
The Community Association of Progressive Dominicans (ACDP) promotes and develops the physical, emotional, social and economic well-being of the residents of Upper Manhattan, the Bronx, and New York City by facilitating community empowerment through education, provision of human services, and the development of individual skills and community leadership. ACDP impacts the lives of over 27,000 families each year with a team of volunteers of over 230 persons. ACDP serves the community in the following critical areas: Education and Youth Leadership, Public and Mental Health, Food and Nutrition, Immigration and Citizenship and Economic Development.

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 over 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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