Elvis Boves

Hostos alumnus Elvis Boves was selected to represent Hostos Community College in Univision’s award–winning “Education Week” Town Hall event titled, “La Educación Está a Tu Alcance” (Education is Within Your Reach). Boves graduated in 2013 and excelled in math and engineering.
Univision’s Education Week has several multi-media components including the National Town Hall which was moderated by award-winning journalist María Elena Salinas, co-anchor of “Noticiero Univisión” (Univision News), and Pamela Silva Conde, co-anchor of Univision’s weekday newsmagazine “Primer Impacto” (First Impact), and took place before a live studio audience comprised of students, educators, parents, policymakers and community leaders.
“La Educación Está a Tu Alcance” aired coast to coast on the Univision Network on Saturday, October 11 at 5pm and streamed on Tuesday, October 7 from 2-3pm ET/11-Noon PT on Univision.com/educacion.
Boves traveled to Miami with Hostos Professor Nieves Angulo, who has worked with the Engineering Program at the college since its inception in 2003.  Professor Angulo has been instrumental in securing the NASA-based educational programs at College for students demonstrating ability and interest in the math and engineering fields. Elvis worked with NASA scientists for 10 weeks during the summer of 2012 at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and was invited back for the 2013 summer session.
“Working with Hostos’ students has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my professional life spanning over 20 years. Students come to Hostos with many hopes and dreams. Their dreams come to life when they experience first-hand why the theoretical foundation provided by classroom education is essential. The NASA grant that I was able to procure has inspired many engineering students at Hostos. Elvis Boves is one of these individuals. Our college is the smallest in the CUNY system but with a great vision and commitment to academic excellence. We empower our students to shoot for the stars and delve into the vastness of the universe,” said Professor Angulo.
Watch Elvis Boves in the National Town Hall
“La Educación Está a Tu Alcance.”
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About Univision’s Education Week
Univision’s Education Week is the country’s longest-running multimedia campaign on education on the air today, spanning across television, radio, digital, and community events.  As the signature of the company’s Univision Contigo empowerment platform on education, Education Week 2014 will take the parents of Hispanic America through a journey across the education continuum, starting with early childhood and going all the way through college graduation.
The week’s valuable content across its television, radio and digital properties will help parents understand the importance of talking, reading, and singing to their toddlers from birth based on research from our partners at Too Small to Fail, discover how they can support their children in the shift of educational standards across the country, and prepare their children to apply for, enter and complete higher education.
Parents will hear from and engage with educators, experts, and a host of celebrities who will also lend their voice to Univision Contigo’s Education Week. Academy Award-nominated actor and humanitarian Edward James Olmos will be recognized with an inaugural Education Week 2014 Ejemplo Award during the National Town Hall broadcast on Saturday, October 11 on the Univision Network.
Powerful profiles and inspiring messages will be featured from stars including Emmy-award winning actor John Leguizamo, music superstars Prince Royce, Carmen Jara, Norma Beatriz “La Reina del Jaripeo” and Queen of Nuestra Belleza Latina 2014, Aleyda Ortiz.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique "Student Success Coaching Unit" provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.  

Recently named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 480,000 students at 24 colleges.