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Hostos Community College's Department of Public Safety is pleased to announce that it was recently named an official New York City 2016 Partner in Preparedness by the Office of Emergency Management after demonstrating an earnest and informed commitment to keeping the campus safe.
Hostos’ Department of Public Safety is now eligible to participate in further trainings and other programs thanks to this distinction. Chief of Public Safety at Hostos, Arnaldo Bernabe, said he was proud his team earned the recognition.
“Keeping the college community informed, safe and prepared to respond to the unexpected, while working collaboratively with our stakeholders, is always our primary goal,” Chief Bernabe said. “We look forward to being able to continue to work towards this goal every day.”

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.