Eugenio María de Hostos Community College recognized the legacy of Dr. Nasry Michelen during the virtual Dominican Heritage Month celebration held Thursday, February 25, with the unveiling of a plaque in honor of his memory by Interim President Daisy Cocco De Filippis.
Ana I. García Reyes, Hostos Associate Dean of Community Relations hosted the annual celebration, now a mainstay event at the College, and welcomed several distinguished guests during the commemoration. Among them, were Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Professor Silvio Torres-Saillant, Assembly member (District 84) Amanda Septimo, Nasry Michelen Foundation Chair Cira Angeles, Dr. Rafael Lantigua of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, and Dr. Walid Michelen, son of the late Dr. Nasry Michelen.
Dr. Rafael Lantigua and Hostos Adjunct Professor the Honorable Justice Llinét M. Rosado, Supreme Court of the State of New York County of the Bronx, introduced the honorees: Hostos alumnus Dr. Amín Cruz, Minister Counsellor Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations, and the Honorable Justice Lourdes M. Ventura, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Queens County, respectively.
Heartfelt words were expressed throughout the hour-long event that recognized the indelible contribution of the late and great founding president of Hostos Community College, Dr. Nasry Michelen, and gratitude for the work of the esteemed Dominican honorees.

Thanks to the support and sponsorship of the 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, ten deserving Hostos Allied Health students were presented with awarded scholarships by Hostos Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Charles Drago to: Tatiana Crosby (Nursing), Alonzo Delgado-Mitchell (Radiologic Technology), Ghislaine González (Dental Hygiene), Mrika Mexhuani (Dental Hygiene), Vanessa Pérez (Radiologic Technology), Joan Emanuel Rocco (Dental Hygiene), Daria Sazonova (Dental Hygiene), Serigne Sene (Dental Hygiene), Genesis Sozoranga and (Nursing), and Marysol Vélez (Dental Hygiene).