First row (left to right): Photo 1 - Cynthia Jones, Lecturer, English; Piotr Kocik, HEO from Institutional Research; Sarah Brennan, Assistant Director of CTL, OAA. Photo 2 - Ruili Ye, Assistant Professor, Math; Mohammed Sohel, Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences; Francisco Fernández, Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences; Dora Villa-González, CLT, Natural Sciences. Second row (left to right): Photo 1: Group Shot. Photo 2: Karin Winkler, Assistant Professor, Education; Jerilyn Fisher, Professor, English. Third row (left to right): Photo 1: Elizabeth Wilson, Director of College Now and HERO High. Photo 2: Jarek Stelmark, Assistant Professor, Allied Health; Robert Cohen, Professor, Language and Cognition; Norma Peña de Llorenz, Lecturer, Language and Cognition. Fourth row (left to right): Photo 1: Amanda Howard, Research Programs Coordinator; Suzette Quintana, Workload Specialist; Isabel Díaz, OAA (Research Foundation employee). Photo 2: Linda Hirsch, Professor, English; Selena James, Emeritus Faculty, Allied Health. Fifth row (left to right): Photo 1: Mariela Olivier, Assistant Workload Coordinator; Luz Rivera, CLT, Education. Photo 2: Miriam Laskin, Assistant Professor, Library; Cate Lyons, Assistant Professor, Library; Patricia Frenz-Belkin, Assistant Professor, Language and Cognition; Isabel Feliz, Lecturer, Language and Cognition. Last photo: Loreto Porte, Professor, Math
“I have returned to Hostos at a tremendous time. I am proud and honored to be back and experience first-hand how this important educational institution is thriving. This is mostly thanks to all the excellent work that you do,” Hostos Interim President President David Gómez speaking to the faculty during OAA’s fall reception held on Thursday, October 3.
Hostos Provost Carmen Coballes-Vega and her office hosted the affair. The room was packed and faculty and staff shared, reconnected and braced themselves for the 2014-2015 academic year, which started off with the news that the College was named as one of 10 finalists for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Cheers to the Division of Academic Affairs and the faculty for its exceptional work.

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 480,000 students at 24 colleges.