Associate Dean Ana García Reyes

On May 24, Hostos Associate Dean Ana García Reyes participated at the SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge) Program Awards, honoring CUNY graduating seniors and honor students.

Since the late 1960s, SEEK – one of CUNY’s two higher education opportunity programs – has graduated more than 50,000 highly motivated low-income students, who otherwise might not have pursued a college because they were not academically prepared for college. SEEK and College Discovery, another CUNY support program, offer counseling and academic support initiatives to students who meet the University and New York State guidelines for admission.

Associate Dean Ana I. Garcia Reyes, SEEK Director Dr. Maudette Brownlee, her staff, as well and Dr. Cheryl Williams, CUNY Dean of Special Programs

García Reyes congratulated graduates, as well as SEEK Director Dr. Maudette Brownlee, her staff, as well and Dr. Cheryl Williams, CUNY Dean of Special Programs. The awards banquet also helped to mark the 50th Anniversary of SEEK.

"As a proud SEEK alumni, it was a privilege to be part of this special ceremony that celebrated both such dedicated students, as well as SEEK’s 50th Anniversary,” García Reyes said.

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.

Named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 28 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 500,000 students at 24 colleges.