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  • Dr. Daisy Cocco De Filippis Appointed As President of Hostos Community College

    On Tuesday, July 6, 2021, the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York appointed Dr. Daisy Cocco De Filippis as President of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College. Dr. Cocco De Filippis returned to Hostos on August 1, 2020, as Interim President after a hugely successful twelve-year tenure as President of Naugatuck Valley Community College in Connecticut.

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  • Eugenio María de Hostos 182nd 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 182nd 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.
  • Hostos Rounds Out 2020 With Newly Published Research

    Hostos faculty members not only stay active teaching—they pursue research in their chosen disciplines and publish the results in influential journals and books.
     
  • Campus Minister, Father Sheehan, Granted Scholarship for Encore Transitional Program

    Less than a week into the New Year, and Hostos faculty and students already have an impressive number of publications, awards, and other honors to add to their list of accomplishments.

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  • The Hostos Family Empowerment Program Holds Toy Drive for Hostos Students

    The Eugenio María de Hostos Community College Family Empowerment Program (FEP) held its Winter Festival and Toy Drive in the campus’ Savoy Building on December 22, 2020. Approximately 60 student-parents and over 120 children visited the campus to pick up toys and food in time for the holidays.

  • Eugenio María de Hostos Community College 2020 Year-in-Review

    The year 2020 will not be soon forgotten. Faced with the reality and unimaginable consequences of a global pandemic, Hostos responded with resilience, strength, and solidarity. The College accomplished much regardless of the circumstances. Our many happenings, highlights, achievements, and events are captured in this 2020 Year-in-Review digest.

  • Women in Science Club Presents Hostos Science Week 2020

    This November, the Women in Science Club and Office of Student Activities sponsored Hostos Science Week 2020. Led by Assistant Professor of Biology Carmen Inda, Ph.D., the event incorporated a cross-disciplined approach to learning about science and included an art contest, a virtual trip abroad, a COVID-19 laboratory simulation on campus, and a lecture by an infectious diseases expert.
  • Hostos Lecturer Nancy Genova Accepted To Global Solutions

    Nancy Genova, M.P.A., lecturer in the Behavioral & Social Sciences-Public Policy & Law Unit, was accepted to the Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge—a five-week virtual exchange conversation series for community college students in the U.S. and university students in Jordan and Iraq.
     
  • Hostos Lecturer Nancy Genova Accepted to Global Solutions

    Nancy Genova, M.P.A., lecturer in the Behavioral & Social Sciences-Public Policy & Law Unit, was accepted to the Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge—a five-week virtual exchange conversation series for community college students in the U.S. and university students in Jordan and Iraq.
  • Hostos Student Speech Competition Picks Top-Three and Highlights Social Justice Resolutions

    The Hostos Student Speech Competition, held Friday, December 11, was a moving event presented by the Creative Speakers Club with the Hostos Public Speaking students and the Hostos Lincoln Academy. Participants delivered original persuasive speeches concerning social justice, reform, and educational equity. The virtual event captured the bravery and passion of Hostos students. Three received the competition’s highest honors: Deborah Ojei won 1st place and will represent the College in the CUNY-wide competition during the spring semester. Rafia Rahman was runner up, and Noel Mullings took 3rd place.
     
  • Two Hostos Students Awarded Scholarships in NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 15th Annual Business Banquet and Award Ceremony

    The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held its 15th Annual Business Banquet and Award Ceremony, sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & Co., on Friday, December 11, 2020 over virtual stream and two Hostos students received merit scholarships.
     
  • #CUNYTuesday at Hostos Raises More Than $51,000 for Student Emergency Funds

    Each year for Giving Tuesday, the 25 CUNY colleges participate in a university-wide online fundraising campaign called CUNY Tuesday. The Hostos Division of Institutional Advancement enjoys participating and exceeding fundraising goals. The DIA's CUNY Tuesday effort is led by Development Manger Idelsa Méndez who successfully helped raised more than $51,000 to ensure that students have access to the emergency support they need to persist through these challenging times. Hostos, the second smallest of the CUNY community colleges, ranked second among its peers in funds raised for this campaign.
     
  • Hostos Media Design Students Engage in Service Learning Project

    Artist, Hostos Professor, and member of the Service Learning and Civic Engagement Committee, Simona Prives and the students enrolled in her “Introduction to Usable Design” class have collaborated with Queens Power (QP) and the Atlantic Center for Capital Representation (ACCR) this semester for a pilot service learning project. Hostos students were responsible for researching and designing a “virtual look” for each organization; the work will be used to publicize and promote the organizations and inform readers about their missions and histories.

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  • A Message from Interim-President Cocco DeFilippis on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

    On Friday, July 17, we lost Civil Rights icon and United States Congressman John Lewis. As one of the original and last remaining Civil Rights movement leaders his loss is felt across this nation. 
     
  • Message from President Gómez: The Passing of Two Great Leaders, C.T. Vivian and John Lewis

    On Friday, July 17, 2020 two men passed away within hours of one another.  Both were longtime friends and comrades in the struggle for civil rights and human dignity.  John Lewis and C.T. Vivian were people who epitomized courage, dignity, compassion and respect.  They were also people that, as a young man, I grew up admiring.
  • Hostos Student Andeilys Estrella Fosters Supportive Community Among Eng. 110 Classmates

    Hostos freshman Andeilys Estrella is combining her love for writing and desire to become an educator to find creative ways of connecting with her classmates while distance learning. 
     
  • Professor Maria Subert Completes Postgraduate Studies at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research

    Maria Subert brings international experience to her work as an assistant professor in the Visual and Performing Arts Unit of Hostos’ Humanities Department. Born in Hungary, fluent in a half-dozen languages, Subert has lived and studied in Budapest, Frankfurt, and Geneva as well as the United States. Her areas of expertise include intercultural communications, moral and ethical communication, hate crimes, social justice, peace and conflict, and identity narratives. 
     
     
  • “How do you teach Physical Fitness online?”

    “How do you teach Physical Fitness online?”
    That was the question Hostos adjunct assistant professor of physical education Elizabeth Cahn had to answer in the wake of Covid-19. After “hours upon hours” of thought and assessment, Cahn found that a mixture of video presentations and conference meetings worked surprisingly well. Some of the videos featured her; others drew on TED talks and a variety of physical education and nutrition-related sources. The video conferences allowed her to monitor her students’ progress as they perfected their exercise routines.
     

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  • The Hostos Student Logo Contest Redesigns the Latin American Writers Institute for the New Decade

    After twenty-nine years of existence at Hostos Community College, the Latin American Writers Institute (LAWI) relaunches with a new brand logo. The Institute’s director, Professor Inmaculada Lara-Bonilla, made it a priority to engage Hostos students and colleagues in the process of relaunching its programs and publications for the new decade. 
  • ​Twelve Hostos Professors Awarded PCS-CUNY Research Grants

    Twelve Hostos professors have been awarded research grants from the Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York (PSC-CUNY).

  • The Hostos Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies Class Contributes to WomensActivism.NYC

    “Is there a woman you know or have studied or heard about who has inspired you with her commitment to make the world more inclusive and more just?” This is the question Hostos Professor Jerilyn Fisher asked the students in her “Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies” class this past February. It turns out Fisher’s students had plenty of names to mention, drawn from the spectrum of politicians, community leaders, family members, and other women who’d affected and influenced them.
  • EdCast Receives Sixth Telly Award for Excellence in Cable Broadcasting

    ​“EdCast,” the CUNY TV program hosted and written by Hostos Professor Linda Hirsch, is the recipient of a 2020 Telly Award for excellence in cable broadcasting.
  • Roundup on Senate Special Meeting by Hostos Professor Ernest Ialongo

    On May 12, a virtual Town Hall took place under the auspices of a Senate Special Meeting. Hostos President David Gómez fielded questions on issues concerning budgets, on-line teaching, and enrollment strategies. Read Professor and Chair of the Hostos College-Wide Senate Ernest Ialongo’s account of the event.​​
  • Hostos Student Mohamed Aden Accepted to Cornell University

    Even in difficult times, good things still happen. Just ask Hostos student Mohamed Aden. Earlier this month he received a message from Cornell University stating that he’d been accepted into its College of Engineering. He’ll begin his studies there this fall. He graduated this year with an A.S. Degree in Environmental Engineering.
     
     
  • Watch Hostos Community College's 50th Commencement Ceremony 

    On Friday, May 29, Hostos Community College celebrated its 50th Commencement ceremony with a record 1,413 students receiving degrees. The ceremony was held virtually on the Hostos YouTube channel due to the impact of the Covid-19 virus and the Governor’s executive order
    on social gatherings. 
     
  • Letter from President David Gómez: A Call for Peace and Justice

    Mr. George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer is an image that few of us will ever forget. Mr. Floyd’s death comes after a string of high-profile killings of Black Americans over the past few months – we remember here Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, and others whose names we do not know. Sadly, the response of the leader of this nation was to fire tear-gas into a crowd of peaceful protesters, threaten to bring military power against its citizens and pose in front of a house of worship with a bible.

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  • HOSTOS CENTER & BRONXNET PRESENT PROGRAMS OF PAST PERFORMANCES

    During the absence of live programming due to the Coronavirus Crisis, the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, in partnership with BronxNet –- the public access network of the people of the Bronx – will present full-length programs from past performances at the Center. As part of this showcase to connect audiences to the arts, BronxNet will broadcast six concerts documented at Hostos Center on BronxNet TV channel 67 Optimum / 33 Fios and bronxnet.tv thursdays at 7:30pm, beginning May 14. A complete schedule follows.


     
  • How Professor Morales Is Using Technology to Engage Students in Theater

    Although the students in Angel Morales’ acting courses can no longer engage in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the metaphorical show has gone on!  
     
  • Q&A with Iselle Diaz, Hostos Lincoln Academy’s Class of 2020’s Salutatorian

    Rocio Rayo reached out to Iselle Diaz, Hostos Lincoln Academy’s Class of 2020’s Salutatorian, to see if she could spare some time to share a bit of her wisdom as a brilliant young philosopher. 
  • DIA’s Idelsa Méndez Supports Hostos Community During COVID-19 Pandemic

    Idelsa Méndez’s love for Hostos and the Bronx runs deep and fuels much of her professional and personal endeavors—whether it’s working tirelessly to raise support for student scholarships as a Development Manager in Hostos’ Division of Institutional Advancement (DIA), or championing local entrepreneurs and establishments. So when the COVID-19 pandemic threatened to exacerbate food insecurity for many of the College’s students and overwhelm healthcare workers in the area, it is no surprise that the Hostos alumna immediately went to work collaborating with local organizations and businesses to help the people in her beloved intersecting communities.

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  • Hostos’ Proyecto Access Program Receives $3.6 Million in STEM Grants

    Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York was awarded over $3.6 million by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) in support of the College’s Proyecto Access STEP and CSTEP Programs. The grants, which will fund two separate proposals, will serve a total of 451 students each year and will be apportioned over the next five years.
     
  • Hostos Recognized Three Distinguished Black Leaders and Eight Student Scholars

    On February 18, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College recognized three distinguished Black Leaders and eight student scholars received scholarships as part of the College’s African American/Black History Month celebration.
     
  • Donors and Scholars Honored at Hostos

    On February 20, the Hostos Community College Foundation’s second annual Donor and Scholar Appreciation Breakfast was held at Hostos Community College. Presented by the College’s Divisions of Institutional Advancement and Student Development and Enrollment Management, the event provided the opportunity to thank scholarship donors and introduce them to award recipients.

     
  • Dominican Heritage Month Celebrated at Hostos

    On February 5, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College honored a distinguished group of Dominican leaders at the Dominican Heritage Month Academic Scholarship & Award Ceremony.
     
  • Assistant Professor and Librarian Linda Miles Publishes “How to Thrive as a Library Professional: Achieving Success and Satisfaction”

    For Assistant Professor and Librarian Linda Miles, Ph.D., co-authoring “How to Thrive as a Library Professional: Achieving Success and Satisfaction” with Susanne Markgren was all the passion to help others discover and cultivate pathways to successful, satisfying, and thriving professional careers.
     

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  • Four Hostos Students Selected as Semifinalists for Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

    We are thrilled to share four Hostos students—Mohamed Aden, Alpha Bah, Anthony Feliz, and Kingsley Odae—are semi-finalists for the prestigious Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
     
  • The Lasting Impact of Hostos’ Student Leadership Academy

    The Student Leadership Academy (SLA) at Hostos has made a profound impact on countless people, from its members to those in the community they serve, and beyond. 
     
  • Hostos Alumnus Dionel Del Orbe Celebrates Mother's Self-Published Book

    Alumnus Dionel Del Orbe, ’15, is proud of his mother and grateful beyond words for her dedication.
     
  • Hostos Becomes Part of the CUNY Humanities Alliance As $3.15 Million Mellon Foundation Grant Goes to The Graduate Center, CUNY to Support Humanities Teaching Initiative

    The grant funds partnerships between The Graduate Center and four CUNY community colleges and supports 28 doctoral fellowships aimed at enhancing opportunities for students to engage with the humanities.

    The Graduate Center of The City University of New York has been awarded a second $3.15 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand the CUNY Humanities Alliance, a program designed to engage doctoral students in supporting humanities education at community colleges. The CUNY Humanities Alliance, which began as a partnership with LaGuardia Community College, will expand to include three additional CUNY community colleges: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Guttman Community College, and Hostos Community College. The aim of this larger alliance is to create additional professional and academic opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds. It is also designed to address the critical question of how to best prepare graduate students for careers as faculty members and leaders in community colleges and in higher education as a whole.
     

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  • The Hostos Repertory Theater Announces the Premiere of “The Shout”

    The Hostos Repertory Theater is excited to announce the fall 2019 presentation of “The Shout,” a play that explores the connections and disconnects between two best friends who are protesting the killing of an unarmed black man and the cop tasked with keeping them in line.
  • A CUNY Campus Celebration, “LA HABANA at 500: A New York Salute to a Timeless City”

    The weeklong celebratory series “LA HABANA at 500: A New York Salute to a Timeless City,” came to a close Friday, November 15, with a smashing concert led by gifted multi-instrumentalist, Yunior Terry, at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture. Hostos Community College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and The City College of New York, in collaboration with the School of Visual Arts, presented a rich thematic historical offering of film screenings, panel discussion, and walking tours. 

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  • Employee Alumni Honored at Second Annual Alma Matters Awards

    On November 14, the Eugenio María de Hostos Community College Foundation saluted Hostos alumni employees at the Second Annual Alma Matters Awards.

    A play on the phrase “Alma Mater,” the annual event was initially launched during the College’s 50th anniversary year and is dedicated to celebrating Hostos alumni’s many accomplishments and raising support for student scholarships. This year’s Alma Matters specifically recognized the dedication and contributions exhibited by alumni who have returned to the College as employees—of which there were many from which to choose. Approximately 147 alumni currently work at Hostos, each contributing to the institution in various ways and capacities.  

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  • Study Abroad Program Gives Hostos Student Wings

    Hostos student Jeremy Quiñones visited Salzburg, Austria, as part of the Global Citizenship Alliance’s (GCA) study abroad program — an initiative that encourages CUNY students to engage with issues of global concern and think critically about what it means to be a global citizen.
  • Immigration Resource Fair Brings Information, People Together

    On March 20, Hostos held its Third Annual Immigration Resource Fair that featured everything from special guest speakers to workshops to information for students, faculty and staff. And, it was all about celebrating migration.

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