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  • Driven HLA Student Karla Azcona Reflects on Balancing High School, College, and More

    To say Karla Azcona is driven would be an understatement. The tenacious teen earned high school credits while still in junior high school, then pursued an associate degree in liberal arts and sciences while in high school through Hostos Community College’s Early College Initiative (EIC) program with Azcona’s school, Hostos Lincoln Academy (HLA). 
  • Hostos Celebrates RN and LPN Graduates in Spring 2022 Pinning Ceremony

    On May 25, Hostos Community College celebrated its Registered Nursing (RN) program and Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) certificate graduates during the Spring 2022 nursing pinning ceremony.  
    The ceremony was held in person for graduates and faculty members, and live streamed for graduates’ loved ones and supporters to tune in and cheer.  
     
  • HLA Senior Keziah Carrington Finishes at the Top of Her Class

    Keziah Carrington transferred to Hostos Lincoln Academy (HLA) in her sophomore year of high school and immediately hit the ground running. Upon learning of the school’s Early College Initiative (EIC), the studious pupil took advantage of the opportunity offered by the program to earn college credit at Hostos Community College, and now she holds the highest GPA in the HLA/ECI class of 2022 cohort and is on track to earn her high school diploma and an A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences at the same time—all before she even turns 18 years old.  
  • Scholars and Elected Officials Join Hostos for AAPI Heritage Month Presentation and Panel

    On Friday, May 13, Hostos Community College recognized and celebrated the contributions of Asian, of Asian American and Pacific Islanders with a scholarly presentation titled “The Chinese Diaspora: Transnational Migration and the Integration in the Dominican Society” and a timely panel discussion among elected officials and community leaders. 

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  • The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture Receives $180K with Three New Grants

    The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture is pleased to announce three grant award notifications for Fiscal Year 2022 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Coalition of Theaters of Color (CTC).
     
     
  • Hostos Joint Dual Degree Engineering Program Receives Commendation from Congressman Richie Torres

    The efforts of Professor Yoel Rodríguez and the Joint Dual Degree Engineering program with The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering (GSoE) have not gone unnoticed. The program’s recent recognition as an 2021 Examples of Excelencia Finalist from Excelencia in Education received a commendation from Congressman Ritchie Torres (15-District, New York) and encouraged Hostos to use this letter, included below in full, as we wish to promote our continued work in elevating Latino student success. Congratulations!
     
  • Hostos Honors Program Reflects on Fall 2021 Semester

    Hostos Community College’s Honors Program wrapped up the Fall 2021 semester with a virtual gala on Thursday, December 9, 2021. Moderated by the program’s Co-Directors Professor Ernest Ialongo and Professor Cynthia Jones and the program’s Coordinator Ms. Karina Castro, the end-of-the year event provided a forum for students and faculty to share their experiences in the challenging but rewarding program.
  • 2021 Year in Review: A Year to Remember

    The Eugenio María de Hostos Community College family may hold the year 2021 as a legacy year to remember. Despite all the seismic changes the COVID pandemic imposed on all of us across all sectors of society, this community college, in the heart of the South Bronx, overcame and shined through the toughest of times. Even when the pandemic kept most physically apart, the College came together with manos a la obra / all hands on deck to move Hostos forward in new and innovative ways and to ensure that it lives up to the promises made in its mission. 
     
  • Dr. Nasry Michelen Allied Health Lecture Series Presents ‘COVID and Its Impact on Dentistry’

    On Thursday, December 2, 2021, the Dr. Nasry Michelen Allied Health Lecture series presented a discussion on “COVID and Its Impact on Dentistry” with Donald A. Tucker, DDS. Moderated by Julie Bencosme, Professor of Dental Hygiene at Hostos Community College, the discussion rounded out the series, a collaborative effort between the Nasry Michelen Foundation and the College, for the Fall 2021 semester.
  • National Science Foundation Awards $2.3 Million to Hostos Oasis for Parents’ Education Program

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $2.3 million to Hostos Community College’s “Hostos Oasis for Parents’ Education (HOPE): A Holistic Two-Generation Approach to Improving STEM Education in the South Bronx” program. This award is funded in whole or in part under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
     
  • Award-winning Hostos Repertory Theater Premieres “Swagger” for Comeback Fall 2021 Season

    The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture presented the award-winning Hostos Repertory Theater Company’s production of Eric Coble’s one-act play “Swagger.” The Rep’s first theater piece since the pandemic called shelter in place streamed from November 19 through November 28, as the fall 2021 season premiere, over the Center’s YouTube and Venmo channels.
     
  • The Hostos Community College Foundation Thanks the Hostos Family for an Incredible #CUNYTuesday

    The morning of Giving Tuesday – dubbed #CUNYTuesday at all 25 CUNY Colleges – donations to Hostos Community College were over $30,000. A respectable amount, but shy of the $35,000 goal. Thanks to tremendous efforts led by Development Officer Idelsa Méndez, the division of institutional advancement raised nearly $60,000 in one day, securing a total of $90,000 and counting. This amount shattered Hostos’ previous #CUNYTuesday record of $68,000 set in 2016. As of December 1, the #CUNYTuesday fundraising leaderboard showed Hostos ranked 1st among the community colleges, and 11th overall. This is quite an achievement considering that Hostos is one of the smallest and youngest CUNY schools.
  • Hostos Public Safety Members Awarded CUNY University Public Safety Recognition Medals

    On November 30, three members of the Hostos Public Safety Department were recognized for service above and beyond the call of duty at CUNY University’s Public Safety Awards ceremony. The event was held at City College and was presided over by Andre Brown, the Executive Director of CUNY Public Safety.
     

     
  • 2021 Thanksgiving Food Drive Takes Place at Hostos

    On November 19, the Hostos Health and Wellness Center joined the Montefiore Medical Center and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield to host the College’s annual Thanksgiving food drive.
     
     

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  • The Hostos Review/Revista Hostosiana Issue #17 Black Conditions: A French-Spanish Caribbean Dialogue A Tri-Lingual Issue Long Overdue Gets its Turn

    The Latin American Writers Institute’s (LAWI) Hostos Review Issue #17 is a call to speak and delve deeper into the Caribbean’s under told history of blackness. “De las condiciones negras: un diálogo entre el Caribe francófono y el Caribe hispano/ Des conditiones noires: un dialogue entre les Caraïbes francophones et hispanophones/ Black Conditions: A French-Spanish Caribbean Dialogue” is a tri-lingual— English, French, and Spanish—homage to the mostly (untold and) unexplored story on the plural intersectionality that exists in the Caribbean because of the numerous European imperial nations that took hold of the lands. The repercussions are felt, seen, and heard to this day, and language plurality is an obvious reminder of this history but has mostly gone unspoken about until now.
     

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