CUNY in the Heights Executive Director, Seny Taveras, was honored on December 3, 2015, by the community nonprofit organization Dominican Sunday, Inc. at its 20th anniversary gala event.

Taveras was recognized with other community leaders for their years of public service and community advocacy in the fields of education and public health at the Astoria World Manor in Queens., Dominican Sunday Founder and President, Altagracia Hiraldo, and her staff welcomed supporters from all over New York City for the event as they celebrated the achievements of their partners in public service.  

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.