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HOSTOS BURSAR'S OFFICE GETS A NEW FACE

Mr. Wishart Emerson Alleyne, Jr.Wednesday, October 12, 2011 (Bronx, NY) - The Division of Administration and Finance at Hostos Community College is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Wishart Emerson Alleyne, Jr. as the College’s new Bursar. Esther Rodríguez-Chardavoyne, Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance confirmed the new hire on September 26, 2011.

“I’m very pleased to have Mr. Emerson Alleyne on board. He understands the important balance of helping students achieve an educational goal while they manage limited financial resources and this is incredibly important, especially during these challenging financial times,” indicated SVP Rodríguez-Chardavoyne.

Wishart E. Alleyne Jr., also known as “Wish”, has been working in higher education for almost 20 years. Before coming to Hostos, Wishart was Collections Manager/Assistant Director of Student Accounts at The New School. Wish has been recognized as a competent and dedicated administrator, receiving a university service excellence award in 2003.  He graduated from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a concentration in marketing.  Presently, Wishart is finishing a Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management at the New School.

In addition to his educational profile, Wishart is an active member of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Brooklyn where he’s actively involved in many activities, including the usher board, the youth and the education committee of the church, and as mentor to the neighborhood. As mentor to the education committee, Wish has helped to administer over $100,000 in scholarships to neighborhood youth and those in the congregation. He has served as a basketball coach for the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) at St. Therese of Liseux, Brooklyn and the Slammers – the New School staff softball team. He’s also worked with the lighting and sound systems for various church productions. He plays bass in the St Augustine’s steel pan band, Pan of Praise.

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.

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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