Hostos scholars got a taste of the 45th Commencement Ceremony when it honored 89 students at the 32nd Honors Convocation.

Hostos President Dr. David Gomez.
Held on May 26, the campus’ highest scholastic achievers with a GPA of 3.7 or higher were treated to a banquet in a transformed Hostos gymnasium that looked like a gala hall. Guests heard from campus leaders, including Hostos President David Gómez, Provost Christine Mangino, and the Chair of the College Senate Hector Lopez.

“You are our pride,” President Gómez told the honors students, adding that Hostos is a place where such excellence shines because of “wonderful students who are guided by wonderful faculty.”

Valedictorian Wendy Fernandez, Salutatorian Santtee Agrispin, SGA President Saint Mbakop A Boui, and fellow honors student Rokia Diabi all shared the stage to talk about how Hostos helped them achieve their goals and the importance of giving back once their Hostos journey ends.

A host of awards were also handed out. To read the list of the awardees, click here.

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 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 500,000 students at 24 colleges.