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  • Driven HLA Student Karla Azcona Reflects on Balancing High School, College, and More

    To say Karla Azcona is driven would be an understatement. The tenacious teen earned high school credits while still in junior high school, then pursued an associate degree in liberal arts and sciences while in high school through Hostos Community College’s Early College Initiative (EIC) program with Azcona’s school, Hostos Lincoln Academy (HLA). 

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  • Observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    Dr. King warned of the dangers of bitterness and despair – dangers we still face when contemplating the current scene. 2022 finds the globe still suffering bitterly from a horrific pandemic. We understandably feel overwhelmed and powerless at times. Dr. King’s words remind us that we can change the world around us – if we act. Our participation will always be required to help create the just and equitable world of his galvanizing dream.
     
  • Hostos Names Dr. Yates as New Vice President of Student Development and Enrollment Management

    Dr. La Toro Yates was appointed as Vice President of Student Development and Enrollment Management at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College. Dr. Yates begins his new role on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
     
     
  • Hostos Names Sofia Oviedo, Ph.D. as Research Programs Director

    Dr. Sofia Oviedo was appointed as Research Programs Director at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College. Reporting to the President, and indirectly to her Chief of Staff, Dr. Oviedo will be responsible for ensuring the alignment of multiple college-wide grant funded initiatives.
  • Hostos Names Evelyn Fernández-Ketcham as the New Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development

    Evelyn A. Fernández-Ketcham was appointed as Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College. Ms. Fernández-Ketcham begins her new role on January 3, 2022.
     
     
  • Eugenio María de Hostos 183rd Birthday

    Hostos Community College has been committed to social justice from the moment it opened its doors in 1968. This month we honor Eugenio María de Hostos 183rd birthday (Friday, January 11, 1839), because since the beginning, we have striven to educate and empower, just as Don Eugenio fought for education and self-empowerment throughout his life.

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  • The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture Receives $180K with Three New Grants

    The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture is pleased to announce three grant award notifications for Fiscal Year 2022 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Coalition of Theaters of Color (CTC).
     
     
  • Hostos Joint Dual Degree Engineering Program Receives Commendation from Congressman Richie Torres

    The efforts of Professor Yoel Rodríguez and the Joint Dual Degree Engineering program with The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering (GSoE) have not gone unnoticed. The program’s recent recognition as an 2021 Examples of Excelencia Finalist from Excelencia in Education received a commendation from Congressman Ritchie Torres (15-District, New York) and encouraged Hostos to use this letter, included below in full, as we wish to promote our continued work in elevating Latino student success. Congratulations!
     
  • Hostos Honors Program Reflects on Fall 2021 Semester

    Hostos Community College’s Honors Program wrapped up the Fall 2021 semester with a virtual gala on Thursday, December 9, 2021. Moderated by the program’s Co-Directors Professor Ernest Ialongo and Professor Cynthia Jones and the program’s Coordinator Ms. Karina Castro, the end-of-the year event provided a forum for students and faculty to share their experiences in the challenging but rewarding program.
  • 2021 Year in Review: A Year to Remember

    The Eugenio María de Hostos Community College family may hold the year 2021 as a legacy year to remember. Despite all the seismic changes the COVID pandemic imposed on all of us across all sectors of society, this community college, in the heart of the South Bronx, overcame and shined through the toughest of times. Even when the pandemic kept most physically apart, the College came together with manos a la obra / all hands on deck to move Hostos forward in new and innovative ways and to ensure that it lives up to the promises made in its mission. 
     
  • Dr. Nasry Michelen Allied Health Lecture Series Presents ‘COVID and Its Impact on Dentistry’

    On Thursday, December 2, 2021, the Dr. Nasry Michelen Allied Health Lecture series presented a discussion on “COVID and Its Impact on Dentistry” with Donald A. Tucker, DDS. Moderated by Julie Bencosme, Professor of Dental Hygiene at Hostos Community College, the discussion rounded out the series, a collaborative effort between the Nasry Michelen Foundation and the College, for the Fall 2021 semester.
  • National Science Foundation Awards $2.3 Million to Hostos Oasis for Parents’ Education Program

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded $2.3 million to Hostos Community College’s “Hostos Oasis for Parents’ Education (HOPE): A Holistic Two-Generation Approach to Improving STEM Education in the South Bronx” program. This award is funded in whole or in part under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
     
  • Award-winning Hostos Repertory Theater Premieres “Swagger” for Comeback Fall 2021 Season

    The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture presented the award-winning Hostos Repertory Theater Company’s production of Eric Coble’s one-act play “Swagger.” The Rep’s first theater piece since the pandemic called shelter in place streamed from November 19 through November 28, as the fall 2021 season premiere, over the Center’s YouTube and Venmo channels.
     

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