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Dr. Minerva Santos, a Language and Cognition professor who has taught at Hostos since 1992, was recognized on May 19 with a 2016 Lehman Urban Transformative Education (LUTE) Award. 
The award acknowledges the work of educators who make outstanding contributions to urban education and seeks to identify and publicly recognize “competent educators dedicated to promoting justice, equity, and caring in urban schools” — one of the core principles of the LUTE framework. The award was presented at the School of Education Honors Reception.
Along with a doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Professor Santos has a master’s degree in Language and Literature from the University of Puerto Rico and also earned a second master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) from Lehman College in 2002. 
Her most recent publications are in course assessment, analyzing student performance data, and using poetry to teach English language learners.

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.