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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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  • Student Oumou Traore Selected As Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Semifinalist

    We are thrilled to share engineering student Oumou Traore has been selected as a semifinalist for the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
  • The First ‘Dr. Nasry Michelen Allied Health Lecture Series’ Focuses on Mental Health

    On Thursday, February 25, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College kicked-off the newly created “Dr. Nasry Michelen Allied Health Lecture Series." The timely inaugural presentation was dedicated to mental health and held immediately after the College's annual Dominican Heritage Month academic scholarship and awards ceremony.
     
  • The Hostos Community College Foundation's Virtual Third Annual Donor & Scholar Appreciation Event

    On Wednesday, February 24, the Hostos Community College Foundation presented The Virtual Third Annual Donor & Scholar Appreciation Event. Interim President Dr. Daisy Cocco De Filippis and Acting Provost Charles Drago introduced the program, extending their gratitude to our generous donors and celebrating our dedicated students' heart and determination.  
  • Hostos STEM Students Earn Transfer Scholarships and Publish Research

    The Eugenio María de Hostos Community College Office of Academic Affairs is proud to share great news about undergraduate transfer scholarships and publications involving HEAT scholars and Hostos Engineering students.

     

  • Student Natasha Villegas Designs New Future For Herself at Hostos

    To say the last few years have been challenging for 20-year-old Natasha Villegas would be an understatement. Her life was turned upside down in 2017 when Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, the island she'd called home her entire life. Displaced, she and her family moved to the Bronx and struggled with homelessness for two years. Although times were tough, Villegas remained hopeful and returned to the drawing board to sketch out new plans for her future.
  • Hostos' Educating for Change: Stories from the Bronx Kicks-Off 2021 Series

    On Friday, February 26, 2021, 91 participants tuned in to Hostos' Educating for Change: Stories from the Bronx webinar featuring PBS' acclaimed "College Behind Bars" Director Lynn Novak, Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) alumnus Giovannie Hernandez, Professor Elys Vasquez-Iscan, FACES Program Manager Hondo Martinez, and AVP of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy at The Fortune Society, Andre Ward. 

     

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