Pictured from left to right) Altagracia Hiraldo, Dominican Sunday Executive Director; Ana I. García Reyes,
Hostos Associate Dean for Community Relations; Giovanny Puello, Manhattan Borough President Gale
Brewer’s Office; Thelma Ithier–Sterling, Hostos Humanities Professor; Jeanine R. Johnson, New York State
Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright’s office, Evelyn A. Fernández-Ketcham, Executive Director of Workforce
Development; Jerilyn Fisher, Hostos English Professor, Lisanka Soto, Associate Director of Admissions;
María Lizardo, Executive Director for the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation; Sonia Maldonado,
Assistant Education Professor; and Leila Arbaje, Domican Sunday Inc. Board Chair.
Several important Hostos administrators and faculty were recognized with other community leaders at the International Women's Month Brunch Awards on March 22 at the Ascension Senior Center. 

The honorees were recognized by Dominican Sunday Inc. and the office of the Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer in commemoration of International Women’s Month.

The women received commendations from Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and Hostos Interim President Dr. David Gómez.

Dominican Sunday Inc. is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1995 and is committed to empowering and providing a variety of supports to the residents of West Harlem, Manhattan Valley and Morningside communities.

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 500,000 students at 24 colleges.