4 women, standing. 2 men, standing. smiling.

Hostos Community College celebrated two years of the Title V grant, showcasing work produced by faculty, staff and students. The Title V grant was awarded to Hostos Community College in 2014 by the U.S. Department of Education.

The funding came from the Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program, which provides grants to assist HSIs to expand educational opportunities for, and improve the attainment of, Hispanic students. These grants also enable HSIs to expand and enhance their academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability.

Starting with a reception on March 31 in the Hostos Longwood Art Gallery, faculty, staff and students celebrated their achievements from the five-year, $2.5 million award that established “ADELANTE,” a program designed to reinvigorate, enhance, and accelerate progress through the developmental sequence, as well as enhance college credit courses and expand faculty development and research immersion.

At Hostos, the funds have enabled faculty to conduct research and create opportunities for student research and practicum experiences. The high-impact practices, promoted by the American Association of Colleges and Universities, have enabled students to remain engaged, and most importantly, graduate on time.

“The two days were about celebrating the involvement and contributions of students, faculty, and staff,” said Hostos’ Title V Director, Silvia Reyes. “It was about faculty and staff participation and commitment to providing students with quality education in a supportive environment where students flourish intellectually and personally.”

ADELANTE is the result of a collaborative effort by the Hostos divisions of Academic Affairs, Student Development and Enrollment Management, the Grants Office and Administration and Finance.

To learn more about this event, click here.

1 woman. 1 man. standing.

A day later on April 1, Hostos faculty and administrators were treated to the research findings of several students and their faculty mentors during the “Student Research Expo.” The student-faculty projects represented various grant-sponsored initiatives in progress on the Hostos campus. These grants include: the College-level Science and Technology Entry Program (C-STEP), CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP), Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP), and Title V.
April 1, 2016, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Students: Marieme Diop, Analilia Mendez, Ibrahim Sangare – “Environmental Noise Pollution: Analysis of Lincoln Memorial Hospital”
Faculty Mentors:
Biao Jiang, Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences
Students: Wendy Fernandez, Isamar Garrido - “Computational Development of EED Chemical Inhibitors”
Faculty Mentors: Yoel Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences
Students: Erik Carlson, Yawu Essiomley - “Developing Non-steroidal Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonists Using Computational Structure-Guided Methods”
Faculty Mentor:
Yoel Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences
Student: Brian Gallego - “Possible Alterations in Parvalbumin Immunopositive Interneurons in Layers 3 and 5 in Area 9 of the Prefrontal Cortex in Schizophrenia”
Faculty Mentor: Liesl Jones, Formerly Lehman College Faculty
Student: Sakhr Aldaylam – “The Mathematics Behind Image Morphing and Warping”
Faulty Mentors: Tanvir Prince, Associate Professor; Nieves Angulo, Professor both from Mathematics
Student: Ramon Guerrero: “Hostos Journey to the Heart of the World”
Faculty Mentor:
Amanda Bernal-Carlo, Professor, Natural Sciences
Student: Philip Achiok  - “Applying Singular Value Decomposition as a Technique of Image Compression for Various Category of Images”
Faculty Mentor:
Tanvir Prince, Associate Professor, Mathematics
Student: Dilia Pimentel – “Early Bilingualism and the Brain: A Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Experience”
Faculty Mentor: Merce Pujol, Professor, Language and Cognition
Student: Mahir Daihan Rafi - “JPEG Image Compression and the Mathematics Behind It”
Faculty Mentor: Tanvir Prince, Associate Professor, Mathematics
Students: Yasmin Lorenzo-Vidal, Sierra Lebron, Amanda Montanez – “Assessment of Clicker Technology in the Classroom”
Faculty Mentors: Antonios Varelas, Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Social Sciences
Student: Kathryn Gabriel – “Assessing Quantitative Literacy and Quantitative Reasoning in Diverse, Urban Community Colleges Faculty Mentor: Sarah Hoiland, Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Social Sciences”

For more information about Title V Day, click here.

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.