Hostos President Dr. David GomezHostos Community College was in the spotlight as The New York League of Puerto Rican Women, Inc., recognized President Dr. David Gómez with the annual “Man of the Year” award on August 25th.

The event was held at the Marina Del Rey and President Gómez and Hostos were recognized with several other New York educators.

About The New York League of Puerto Rican Women
The League is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization whose mission is the advancement of Puerto Rican/Hispanic women through higher education.  The proceeds of all our events go toward the funding of our College Awards Program, a most worthy cause of which we should all be extremely proud. The League’s College Awards are $1,000  each, and are granted to Puerto Rican undergraduate women selected for their academic excellence and service to the community.  The League receives no government funding and the College Awards are supported by community donations.

In 2009 and in 2010, the League presented six College Awards at our Gala Dinner Dance at the Marina Del Rey in the  Bronx.  In 2011, we presented seven College Awards, and ten each in 2012 and 2013, sixteen in 2014 and 12 in 2015 for a grand total of $67,000 to 67 undergraduate Puerto Rican women in five years.

We encourage and welcome you and those you know to join and support the League as Members, Contributors, or Sponsors, and to attend our events.  Your membership and financial support empowers Puerto Rican women to overcome the economic obstacles that would prevent them from earning their college degree.  Discover the power to make a difference by supporting the League and making an investment in the future of Puerto Rican women.

The League is one of the few organizations in the nation whose focus is on the advancement of the Puerto Rican woman through higher education.  We hope that we can count on you to support the League’s College Awards Program, and we appreciate and thank you for your loyalty and generosity.

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 29 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.