• The Center for Bronx Nonprofits’ Third Annual Women’s Resilience Conference A Must-Do Event for the Bronx

    On Friday, March 12, 2021, the Hostos Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development’s Center for Bronx Nonprofits (CBNP) held its third Annual Women’s Resilience Conference, now a must-do event for the Bronx. This year’s virtual conference captured the stories and courageous efforts of essential workers. Three keynote speakers working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic set the stage for 14 inspirational women representing government, education, and the arts. 
  • ‘Black at Hostos’ Town Halls Continue with ‘Becoming Jim Crow: A Long, Legal History’

    The Office of the President’s “Black at Hostos” Town Hall series virtual presentations affirms the value of gathering and learn outside of the classroom. On March 9, Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) Professor of Legal Studies Kathy Taylor delivered a powerful and historical account of how a legal codification process, based on racism, created a system to keep black communities under hold.
  • EdCast | Reaching Vaccine Resisters: CONVINCE USA

    EdCast examines the beliefs and concerns people have about immunization and what we all need to know to be convinced of their value and safety.
  • 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. 








  • 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.
  • EdCast: Education 2020 | How COVID-19 Shaped the Curriculum

    Dr. Linda Hirsch speaks with CUNY Professor and education analyst David Bloomfield about the year in education, the Trump/DeVos legacy and what to expect from a Biden administration.










  • 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.



  • ​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.



  • Hostos Student Antoine Hunter Accepted to Yale University

    Hostos student Antoine Hunter received some very good news the other day:  he’s been accepted as a transfer student at Yale University!
  • Q&A with HLA and Hostos ECI Alumna Dr. Arlene Castillo

    Ahead of her graduation from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, alumna Dr. Arlene Castillo spoke with Rocio Rayo, Early College Liaison for Hostos Lincoln Academy, about her time at HLA and early college experience at Hostos Community College.
  • Q&A with Nursing Professor Ronette Shaw | Hostos Alumni on the Frontline

    Hostos' Office of Alumni Relations interviewed Hostos nursing professor and alumna Ronette Shaw about her professional contributions and experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Q&A with Karen García | Hostos Alumni on the Frontline

    Hostos' Office of Alumni Relations interviewed alumna Karen García, MSN-Ed, RN, CEN., about her work at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Meet Hostos' 50th Commencement Ceremony Salutatorian: Assetou Doucoure

    Assetou Doucoure graduated from Hostos in the fall of 2019 with a liberal arts associate degree and a 4.0 GPA. This fall she enters the nursing baccalaureate program at Lehman College. Born in Mali and raised in South Africa. Doucoure came to the United States ten years ago, joining her husband in New York. Receiving an education was always her greatest wish, and – when she learned that CUNY accepted undocumented students – she found a home at Hostos. 
  • Meet Hostos' 50th Commencement Ceremony Valedictorian: Blasina Tavarez

    Blasina Tavarez confesses she was “a little overwhelmed” when she learned she’d been chosen as the Valedictorian of the Hostos Class of 2020. Her journey to this achievement has spanned two countries and several decades. Through it all she’s found support from loved ones, employers, and instructors – and her own indomitable drive to succeed.  
  • EdCast |The CUNY Humanities Alliance: The Importance of Humanities Teaching

    In the latest episode of EdCast, host Linda Hirsch speaks with Hostos President David Gómez and the leaders of the CUNY Humanities Alliance about preparing the next generation of humanities faculty at CUNY community colleges.
  • Professor Anne Rounds Receives the William P. Kelly Research Fellowship for “Accommodating ‘Hamlet’”

    Hostos Associate Professor of English Anne Rounds was recently awarded a CUNY William P. Kelly Fellowship for her scholarly project, “Accommodating Hamlet.” In her work, she proposes and explores how to present Shakespeare’s Hamlet in the classroom through the lens of disability studies and accommodation. 
  • In Case You Missed It | Catch Hostos on PIX 11 News

    WPIX reporter Monica Morales spoke with President David Gómez, student Yanira Arias, Hostos Chief of Public Safety Arnaldo Bernabe, and Chief Information Officer and Assistant Vice President of IT Varun Sehgal about the digital divide faced by many Hostos students and how the College community is coming together to address it.

  • Two Hostos Professors Selected as 2020 Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellows

    We are delighted to announce that Hostos professors Ana Ozuna and Sean Gerrity have been selected as 2020 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Community College Faculty Fellows. 

    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 thursdays at 7:30pm, beginning May 14. A complete schedule follows.








  • 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.




  • 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. 
  • 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.  








  • Hostos English Professors Awarded $275K Grant for Multi-Campus CUNY Core Books Initiative

    The Teagle Foundation awarded Hostos English professors Andrea Fabrizio and Gregory Marks a $275,000 grant to lead the implementation of Core Books: A Multi-Campus CUNY Humanities Proposal, an initiative inspired by Hostos’ application of Columbia University’s core curriculum.
  • Stacker Ranks Hostos Best Community College in New York State

    We are thrilled to share Hostos was ranked the best community college in New York State by Stacker, a data-driven media company.
  • Alumni Relations Holds a Fun Event with Heart

    On May 10, the Hostos Alumni Relations Office held its first “Laugh-a-ThON” student fundraiser featuring Hostos Community College alumna and professional comedian Melissa Díaz at the Mott Haven Bar & Grill.
  • Hostos Recognizes "The Best and Bravest”

    On May 15, the Hostos’ Department of Public Safety held a breakfast ceremony to recognize National Peace Officers Memorial Day and honor the 163 Law Enforcement Officers who were killed or disabled in the line of duty in 2018.
  • CUNY Chancellor Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez to serve as keynote speaker at Hostos Community College 49th Commencement

    On Friday, May 31, 2019, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York will celebrate the achievement of approximately 1,375 graduates during its 49th Commencement Ceremony at Lehman College’s South Athletic Field. The Class of 2019 will recognize one valedictorian, Yanna M. Almonte, and two salutatorians: Fatimata Kafando and Helen Mantuano. Serving as keynote speaker will be Hostos’ sixth President and current CUNY Chancellor Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez.
  • Assistant Professor Sarah Hoiland Selected a 2019 Fellow by the American Council of Learned Societies

    Considered the nation’s preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) launched the Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships. An exclusive opportunity for faculty who teach at two-year colleges thanks to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Hostos Assistant Professor Sarah Hoiland was announced as a 2019 Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellow for her work titled, Righteous Sisterhood: Constructing a Feminist Biker Identity in a Misogynist Subculture.







  • Family Trio Tackles Hostos Dental Hygiene Program Together

    Raquel González, her husband, Alexander González, and brother, Jorge González are enrolled in the dental hygiene program at Hostos, and together they are proving that teamwork really can make the dream work.
  • Hostos Community College (CUNY) Women’s Basketball Team Repeats as National Champions

    Call it “Bronx Madness,” because the Caimans women’s basketball team of Hostos Community College (CUNY) are national champions once again. On March 16, the No. 1 ranked Caimans successfully defended their NJCAA Division-III title after a 73-63 win over the No. 3 Owens Community College Express (Ohio) at the Arthur L. Scott Center at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA. The victory made Hostos the only NJCAA D-III community college team in New York City history to have captured three national titles in both men’s and women’s basketball combined. Hostos’ men’s team won it all in 2005. Hostos is also now the only CUNY college with a men's and women's national basketball championship.
  • Hostos Women’s Basketball Team Reaches Semifinal of National Tournament

    The Hostos women’s basketball team topped Anne Arundel Community College on March 14, 91-37, in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA Division-III Tournament. The Caimans were led by Skydajah Patterson, who scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Kayla Wilson added 19 points and 17 rebounds. 
  • Distinguished Dominicans & Academic Achievers Honored at Hostos in Commemoration of Dominican Heritage Month

    On February 21, Hostos honored four distinguished Dominican-American leaders and academic achievers as part of the College’s Dominican Heritage Month festivities.
  • Distinguished Dominicans & Academic Achievers Honored at Hostos in Commemoration of Dominican Heritage Month

    On February 21, Hostos honored four distinguished Dominican-American leaders and academic achievers as part of the College’s Dominican Heritage Month festivities-Hon. Carmen De La Rosa, NYS assembly member; Beatríz Díaz Taveras, executive director of Catholic Charities Community Services of the Archdiocese of New York; Mónica Lockhart, Office of the Dominican Republic Consulate General in New York; Juan Villar, principal, High School for Media and Communications; and Hostos students Joanne Grell and Golvis Tavarez, recipients of the Pediatrics 2000 Scholarship, Pediatrics 2000/Juan Bosch Scholarships.
  • Hostos Associate Dean Participates in Higher Education and Youth Panel in Washington, D.C.

    Hostos Associate Dean for Community Relations Ana García Reyes traveled to Washington D.C. to be part of the “Dominicans on the Hill” event held on February 7 commemorating the 175th Anniversary of the independence of the Dominican Republic.
  • Distinguished Trailblazers Honored as "Hijo Adoptivo Dominicano"

    On February 27, Dominican Sunday in partnership with the Consulate General of the Dominican Republic Carlos Castillo and, Hostos Community College Associate Dean of Community Relations Ana García Reyes, bestowed six distinguished community leaders and professionals with the Hijo Adoptivo Dominicano (Adoptive Dominican) Award.
  • Hostos Women’s Basketball Team Set to Defend National Title

    Recently taking home the NJCAA Division-III Region XV championship on March 3, the Caimans have a bigger prize in mind starting March 14: the NJCAA Division-III national title, which it won last year for the first time in the program’s history.
  • Hostos Senior Heading to MIT Summer Program

    Hostos senior Elayne Blancas has never limited herself – and it’s likely she never will.

    Blancas began studying business at another college, but she quickly found that while she was interested in building and marketing her bold new ideas to share with the world, she also had a longing to study technology and engineering. In her words, she wanted to know: “How the world became what it is today and where it’s leading to?”
  • The National Science Foundation Awards Hostos Nearly $1Million for STEM Scholarships

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Hostos Community College of The City University of New York (CUNY) a $999,400 grant for scholarships in STEM. The “Hostos Engineering Academic Talent” (HEAT) Scholarship Program is designed to support the retention and graduation of high-achieving, low-income Hostos students with demonstrated financial need.
  • Hostos Women’s Basketball Team Wins Region XV Tournament, Set to Defend National Title

    On Sunday, March 3, the Hostos women’s basketball team topped Nassau County Community College, 79-67, to capture the NJCAA Division-III championship. Apilyn Bonny earned Region XV Tournament MVP, Skydajah Patterson was named Region XV Player of the Year, and coach DeVernie Winston earned Coach of the Year honors.




  • Hostos Student’s Hard Work Earns Recognition From 100 Hispanic Women National, Inc.

    On January 11, Hostos student Arlene Almonte, who is studying Public Administration, was awarded the Shirley Rodríguez-Remeneski Public Policy and Administration Scholarship at the 100 Hispanic Women National, Inc. Awards Ceremony, held at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
  • Hostos in the News: “Full College Experience Offered for People with Developmental Disabilities” (From News 12 Bronx)

    The Melissa Riggio Higher Education Program at Hostos helps young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities attend college, earn gainful employment and follow their dreams.
  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Kerry Washington Visit Hostos Community College

    On Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and actor Kerry Washington visited Hostos Community College in the South Bronx to inspire local elementary school students to read more and to chase their dreams. Hostos partnered with the Bronx Children’s Museum for what was an inspiring day.
  • Hostos’ Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development Receives More Than $400,000 in Grants to Provide Free Career Training

    The Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) at Hostos recently received grants from the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), the Regional Economic Development Council’s (REDC) Consolidated Funding Application, and the Capital One Foundation totaling more than $400,000. The newly acquired funds enable the division to continue to provide no-cost career training programs designed to prepare individuals to enter or advance in high-demand fields such as healthcare and information technology.

    On Monday, January 21, the nation celebrates the life and legacy of a remarkable man:  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His effect upon American life has been profound and long-lasting. The King Center neatly summarizes his achievement: “During the less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced.”


  • Emerging Scholars Speaker Series Welcomes Dr. Kevin McGruder

    Dr. Kevin McGruder, an Associate Professor of History at Antioch College, visited Hostos on Dec. 5 to discuss "Segregation Pays: The Many Obstacles to Achieving the Vision of the 1968 Fair Housing Act." Dr. McGruder talked about the historical roots of housing segregation in the 20th century, and illustrated the intentional nature of governmental, realty, and banking policies that maintained and perpetuated racial segregation. Dr. McGruder connected that era with present day struggles to build racially integrated neighborhoods.
  • Dum-D Animation Festival Descends on Hostos

    Dum-D kicked off with a special guest, internationally acclaimed animator Emily Hubley, daughter of the legendary experimental animator couple Faith and John Hubley. Students screened some of her work and brainstormed animation themes based on objects that held significant meaning to them.
  • Hostos Golden Anniversary Closes in Style

    Festivities kicked off with a lively parade from the A-Atrium to the C-Building led by a band of Hostos’ talented musicians and vocalists. The merriment continued in the gym where students, faculty, staff, and administrators played games, snapped pictures at a photo-booth, and reflected on what the College means to them and the ties that bind them during a moving web-weaving activity. 
  • Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) at Hostos receives $150,000 Grant from Capital One Foundation

    Hostos Community College’s Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) received its third consecutive $150,000 grant award from the Capital One Foundation for its multi-year grant initiative – the Community College Workforce Development (CCWD) Cohort. Capital One’s CCWD Cohort is a consortium of community colleges from Virginia, Maryland, Louisiana, Texas, and New York that are working together to improve student outcomes through career pathways, labor market research, and community partnerships.  


  • Science Day at Hostos

    All things science took over Hostos on Nov. 13, as the entire day was dedicated to the discipline on the campus. STEM studies have become a point of emphasis on campus, and the commitment to science, technology, engineering and mathematics was on full display through lectures, research presentations and demonstrations.
  • History Professor Ernest Ialongo Publishes Work on Italian Migration

    Hostos Associate Professor of History and resident expert on Italy Ernest Ialongo has co-authored a fascinating and timely paper on migration in Italy with Teresa Fiore, Associate Professor of Modern Languages at Montclair State University.

    The article penned by the pair serves as an introduction to three other essays they co-edited for the Journal of Modern Italian Studies, which explores migration in a country that had not received as much attention as the rest of Europe.
  • President Gómez Honored by Bronx Borough President During Annual Puerto Rican Heritage Celebration

    On Thursday, November 15, Hostos President David Gómez was honored by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. at the Puerto Rican Heritage celebration. The Borough President lauded President Gómez’s commitment to the College and the Bronx at the annual event. “I appreciate the fact that he brings a civic-mindedness to being President of Hostos and partnering with the Bronx, not just my office, but so many other institutions—cultural institutions, educational institutions—to make sure that the Bronx is going to be bigger and better than ever,” he said.
  • Social Work Student and Professor Present at Online Learning Consortium in Florida

    One pleasant surprise that has kept the social work major on the road to success:  Open Educational Resources (OERs). OERs are often online learning tools released under a copyright license that permits anyone to freely use and repurpose them. They include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, journal articles, and any other tools or materials used to support learning.
  • Distinguished and Rising Scholars Worldwide Convened at Hostos Biennial Dominican Studies Association Three-day Conference, “Heritage, Citizenship, Memory & Social Justice”

    Distinguished and Rising Scholars Worldwide Convened at Hostos for Biennial Dominican Studies Association Conference. Three-day congress focusing on “Heritage, Citizenship, Memory & Social Justice.”



  • Thank You for Helping Hostos Surpass Goal on Giving Tuesday

    Words cannot express the level of gratitude we have for you, our donors. We were moved by your generosity and support of Hostos Community College on CUNY Tuesday, and thrilled to have exceeded our goal of $30,000! 

    Hostos Giving Tuesday began with a special message from President Gómez early in the morning, who was the first to give and inspire others to give to Hostos generously. Throughout the day, photos and videos were posted on social media.
  • Senate of Puerto Rico Honors Hostos Professor

    On Friday, October 5, Hostos professor Joelle González-Laguer was presented with a proclamation from the Senate of Puerto Rico in recognition of his work as a filmmaker and the artistic director of the MABO Short Film Festival, an annual event dedicated to promoting Puerto Rican cinema and talent in the arts.
  • $91K Grant Will Advance Cyber Security Education at Hostos

    Hostos Community College was recently awarded a $91,600 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help advance the college’s ability to offer cyber security education to underrepresented groups in the computer science and information security fields.




  • To the Eye of the Storm Straight from the Heart

    Hostos Lends Heartfelt Hands in Puerto Pico Recovery Effort
  • From Hostos to Lares With Love

    Hostos counselor Lizette Colón knew she could not sit idly by this summer when so much remained to be done in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane María. She initially hoped to serve as a chaperone for the CUNY Service Corps’ trip to the island, but was not selected. So, undeterred and determined as ever, and inspired by the words of Eugenio María de Hostos, “¡Acción! ¡Acción! ¡Acción! ¡Salgamos a toda costa de la inercia! (Action! Action! Action! We must combat inertia at all costs!), Colón organized and led her own service trip to the island.
  • Training the Scientists of Tomorrow

    Professor Olga Steinberg of the Natural Sciences department was awarded $796,000 by the National Science Foundation for the research project, The Physical and Functional Interplay Between Telomere and Repair Proteins: Mechanistic and Evolutionary Insights From an Unconventional Model. As co-principal investigator, and in collaboration with Weill Medical College of Cornell University (WMCCU),


  • Training the Scientists of Tomorrow

    Professor Olga Steinberg of the Natural Sciences department was awarded $796,000 by the National Science Foundation for the research project, The Physical and Functional Interplay Between Telomere and Repair Proteins: Mechanistic and Evolutionary Insights From an Unconventional Model. As co-principal investigator, and in collaboration with Weill Medical College of Cornell University (WMCCU), Steinberg will lead the educational component of the grant that allows Hostos students to participate in hands-on biomedical research at the modern laboratories of WMCCU.
  • For the Love of Teaching: Professor Partners with Students to Publish in Peer-Reviewed Journal

    Dr. Sonia Maldonado believes in forging meaningful relationships with her students and tries to connect with them outside of the classroom. With this in mind that Dr. Maldonado, an associate professor in the education department, partnered with two of her students, Victoria Araujo and Oneirys Rondon, in 2017 to write a pedagogical article exploring how educators can manifest love and respect in virtual classrooms.
  • Welcoming New Talent

    As a new academic year begins, we are pleased to send a warm welcome to the new faculty members of Hostos Community College.



  • Seven STEM Scholars Participate In Summer Research Programs Nationwide

    Hostos Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) stars Elan Anderson, Swimi Kolancheril, Nii Tackie-Yarboi, Oluwafemi Ligan, Luis Tejeda Ortiz, Christian Huacón, and Keneil Fearon were selected to participate in highly competitive summer research and internship programs across the nation. All seven scholars were members of the Black Male Initiative team and have participated in research sponsored by the CUNY Research Scholars Program (CRSP), Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), Title V, and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP). 
  • Food Pantry Serves Up Support For Food-Insecure Students

    Food insecurity, the lack of available financial resources for food, is a real and rampant issue among college students, including many of those at Hostos Community College. A recent survey of 1,600 students in the Allied Health pathway program showed that 83 percent of respondents reported they have sometimes lacked the money necessary to feed themselves.
  • Goya’s Generosity Adds 1,500 Pounds of Food to Hostos Pantry

    In addition to Goya’s existing partnership with Hostos Community College and its Food Studies program, the company is donating a total of 1,500 pounds of non-perishable food to the College’s food pantry this year. The pantry received 750 pounds of food from Goya on June 13, and the remaining 750 pounds will be delivered in the fall. Hostos Community College Development Manager Idelsa Méndezcollaborated with Goya’s Director of Public Relations, Rafael Toro, to facilitate the donation.  
  • The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation Provides Much-Needed Support to Food Pantry

    At Hostos, the need is real, and the donation will go a long way toward lessening the burden. In operation since 2011 through Hostos’ Single Stop program, the food pantry has served approximately 5,080 students annually since 2013-14. In 2017-18, due to limited supplies, only 1,440 students were able to receive support. A recent survey of 1,600 students in Hostos’ Allied Health pathway program showed that an alarming 83 percent indicated they have sometimes lacked the resources to feed themselves.
  • Hostos Mourns the Loss of First President, Dr. Nasry Michelen

    Dr. Nasry Michelen, the first President of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, passed away on Tuesday, July 3. He served as College President from 1969-1971. His passing is a great loss to the Hostos community.



  • Hostos Sending Students to Help Rebuild Puerto Rico 

    With Puerto Rico close to their hearts, five Hostos students have joined the CUNY Service Corps. Their mission: To volunteer for two weeks on the island as part of the NY Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative.
  • Hostos Celebrates Largest Graduating Class At 50th Anniversary Commencement

    It was a ceremony fit for a 50th Anniversary as Hostos Community College celebrated its 48th Commencement on May 31, 2018, at City Center. The accomplishments of approximately 1,300 students were recognized—the largest graduating class in the College’s history. Faculty and staff joined family and friends to pay tribute to the graduates and to the College itself, which originated in the South Bronx in 1968.
  • Hostos Alumnae Highlighted In Multimedia Feature  

    Two members of the Hostos Community College family were highlighted in a multimedia feature produced by WSJ Custom Studios and Metlife

    Yesterday, Hostos Community College celebrated the Class of 2018 at its 48th Commencement at New York City Center. With approximately 1,300 students being celebrated, this year marked the largest graduating class in the College’s history—what a fitting way to commemorate Hostos’ 50th Anniversary! 


  • Soldanela Rivera Recognized by El Diario

    Hostos’ own Soldanela Rivera, Acting Director of Presidential Strategic Initiatives, was recently recognized by El Diario as one of their 2018 Mujeres Destacadas for her outstanding work in the community.
  • Hostos Hosts 2018 Bronx EdTech Showcase

    The 2018 Bronx CUNY EdTech Showcase was held at Hostos Community College on April 27. 
  • Commitment to STEM Gets Hostos Noticed

    Hostos Community College raised the bar at the 26th Annual Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Statewide Student Conference, taking home three first-place trophies. The conference was held April 13-15 at the Sagamore Resort on Lake George in Bolton Landing, NY, and drew 655 participants from 52 institutions of higher education from across the state.
  • Hostos’ Dr. Yoel Rodríguez Awarded William P. Kelly Research Fellowship

    We are proud to announce that one of Hostos’ most distinguished engineering professors, Dr. Yoel Rodríguez, has been awarded a William P. Kelly Research Fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Formerly known as the Chancellor’s Research Fellowship, the prestigious program aims to advance the research, scholarship and creative work of CUNY’s distinguished community college faculty. 
  • Hostos Gears Up for 50th Anniversary Commencement 

    Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York will celebrate the achievements of 709 graduates at its 48th Commencement, to be held on Thursday, May 31, at New York City Center. In total, the College celebrated close to 1,300 students in two ceremonies this year--the largest total in the College's history.
  • Hostos Raises Incredible Support at its 50th Anniversary Scholarship Benefit

    On April 19, the Hostos family came together to commemorate a major milestone for the College and raise money for students at its 50th Anniversary Scholarship Benefit. 
  • Hostos Ranked Top Ten Digital Community College

    Hostos has once again been recognized as a Top Ten Digital Community College in a national survey on colleges’ use of technology to improve services, engagement and collaboration.




  • Hostos Women’s Basketball Team Takes Home First National Title

    The Hostos Community College women’s basketball team capped off its historic run with its first National Championship, after beating top-seeded Rock Valley, 58-52, on Saturday night in the final of the 2017-18 NJCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship in Rockford, Ill.
  • Hostos Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

    Hostos Community College of The City University of New York is pleased to announce that Jason A. Caraballo and Julio Reyes have joined the Hostos Foundation Board, which offers financial assistance to deserving students through gifts, scholarships, subsidies, endowments, grants, bequests, and other funds. They bring wide-ranging experiences, and a strong commitment to the Bronx, to their new roles.
  • Hostos Celebrates its First President, Dr. Nasry Michelen

    On February 22, Hostos received an incredible honor after the College’s first President, Dr. Nasry Michelen, was saluted for his exemplary contributions as a public servant and vision of Hostos Community College. This historic celebration was attended by current President Dr. David Gómez and a host of distinguished guests. It was a perfect addition to the College’s yearlong 50th Anniversary Celebration and also helped to mark Dominican Heritage Month. 


  • Hostos’ 50th Anniversary Featured on BronxNet

    After five decades of educating and improving the lives of Bronxites, Hostos Community College is maintaining its commitment to the community. BronxNet Open Host, Daren Jaime, recently welcomed Soldanela Rivera, Project Manager and Acting Director of Presidential Strategic Initiatives, to discuss the college's golden anniversary.
  • Hostos Celebrates Graduates at 47th Winter Commencement Ceremonies

    On March 2, 2018, Hostos Community College (CUNY) celebrated the achievements of 582 graduates during two amazing Winter Commencement Ceremonies. Held in the Main Theater in front of packed house of family and friends, degrees were handed out by President Dr. David Gómez and Provost Dr. Christine Mangino, along with help of various College Vice Presidents and other administrators and Hostos family.
  • Hostos Student Pens Winning Play

    Hostos is all about supporting the arts, and student Shaquille Edwards has taken his opportunity and ran with it … all the way to the nation’s capital.
  • Hostos Psychology Professor Uncovers our Silent Agreements in an Upcoming Self Help Book on Relationships

    Hostos Professor Linda Anderson is one of three authors and clinical psychologists whose upcoming book, Silent Agreements:  How Unspoken Expectations Ruin Our Relationships, is set for international release in fall 2019 by Crown Publishing Group.
  • Hostos Women’s Team Has First National Title Squarely in its Sights

    To say the Hostos Community College women’s basketball team is on a roll would be a huge understatement.
    Having just clinched its second-straight Region XV title on March 4, the Caimans have also sat atop the NJCAA Division III rankings for nine consecutive weeks. The No. 1 seeded Caimans knocked off Nassau Community College on March 3 in the semifinals round, 74-52, before defeating Sullivan County Community College in the championship game, 70-40.


  • Isaac Goldemberg Publishes for First Time in Spain

    Internationally renowned Jewish-Peruvian writer and Hostos Distinguished Professor, Isaac Goldemberg, has published a new collection of poems titled, Libro de reclamaciones (Book of Claims).

  • Hostos Again Earns Military Friendly® Schools Designation

    Hostos Community College has always supported veterans, and its dedication to those who serve bravely is something the College takes pride in. Because of this effort, Hostos has been named a 2018 Military Friendly® Schools by Victory Media.

  • LGBT Career Fair Held at Hostos

    On January 31, Hostos was home to the Bronx LGBT Career Fair, which brought together several community partners and leaders to support a diverse workforce in the borough. The event welcomed recruiters and representatives from more than 60 companies, as well as experts who reviewed resumes, career panels with members of the Gay Coaches Collective, and others.
  • Journalist Cheryl Wills Returns to Share Her Incredible Family Story

    Hostos is all about education and celebrating diversity. Those two subjects were united beautifully through a special event that brought NY1 News anchor, award-winning journalist, and author Cheryl Wills back to campus on February 8.


  • Hostos Students Salute Martin Luther King Jr. Through Service

    To honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 22 members of the Hostos Student Leadership Academy (SLA) volunteered at B'nai Jeshurun Temple to pack toiletry kits for people facing housing challenges. Working with Student Leadership Coordinator Jason Libfeld, the group assembled 300 packages. Some students even brought their children to experience the power of giving back.
  • Community College in the Bronx is sending students back to the world stage for encore performance this summer

    During the summer of 2013, Hostos Community College helped 11 student-actors experience a life-changing journey to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. The troupe from the College’s Repertory Company, the “Hostos Rep,” was the only community college in North America invited to join approximately 24,000 other performers and artists from 41 countries at one of the largest theatrical events in the world.
  • Hostos Graduate Now Teaching His Students in London to Give Back

    INTO London World Education Centre English teacher Arnaldo Griffin, who is a 2004 Hostos alumnus and the son of the College’s Chief of Public Safety Arnaldo Bernabe, wanted a novel way to work with his students to develop their academic English skills. The answer was a student-run event to raise awareness of an issue important to them. 



  • Hostos Women’s Basketball Ranked No. 1 in Nation

    The Hostos Caimans women’s basketball team is having a historic season, and on December 19 it reached the No. 1 spot on the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III poll. 
  • Resource Fair Supports Immigrants

    On December 6, Hostos held its Second Annual Immigration Resource Fair. Titled “Migration is Beautiful!” the day-long event included a “Know Your Rights” workshop and culminated with powerful “Unafraid! Border-crossing Stories” told by immigrant students.



  • Hostos Jumps Into Action to Help Those in Need

    Because of the devastation caused by the recent natural disasters in Mexico, the Caribbean, and southern United States, the College has been busy offering information about international and local relief efforts and resources.
  • Hostos Cuts the Ribbon on Huge Renovation Project

    Hostos’ transformation from a diamond in the rough to the “Jewel of the South Bronx” continued on September 20, when the incredible renovations to the B-Building were celebrated.
  • Nydia Edgecombe Retires After 40 years

    The week of September 25 was bittersweet at Hostos as Nydia Edgecombe, the longtime Director of Hostos’ Alumni Relations Office, bid her farewell after four decades of service to the College and the community.
  • Hostos Edtech Online Course Wins Technology Award

    Hostos is all about increasing student retention and graduation rates, and the College remains committed to offering the best tools to help students get where they are going.
  • Hostos Pays Tribute to Distinguished Latino Community Leaders

    Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to reflect and celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.


  • Welcome the New Director of Institutional Advancement

    ​Please join us in welcoming our new Director of Development of Institutional Advancement, Mr. John Frank.
  • Hostos50 Anniversary Events Off and Running!

    Hostos’ golden anniversary would not mean anything if it were not for the incredible students who attended the College for the past 50 years.
  • Associate Dean García Reyes Honored At Dominican Day Parade

    The organizers of the 2017 Dominican Day Parade couldn’t have asked for better weather on August 13 – the sky was clear and sunny, flags were flying, and spirits were soaring. This annual celebration of Dominican culture, music, folklore, dancing and cuisine also honors a number of elected officials, civic leaders, artists, and educators for their contributions to the community.
  • CUNY in the Heights Executive Director Launches Community Program

    Seny Taveras, Executive Director for CUNY in the Heights of Hostos’ Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development, has launched her own community program, Tu Comunidad Con Seny Taveras (Your Community With Seny Taveras).
  • Hostos Expanding Its Open Educational Resources (OER)

    Building on its efforts to save students money on expensive textbooks, increase their exposure to high-tech learning tools, and improve graduation rates, Hostos Community College is offering Open Educational Resources in more classes for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • Hostos Center For Bronx Nonprofits Receives Boost From Booth Ferris Foundation

    Since its inception in 2012, Hostos’ Center for Bronx Nonprofits (CBNP) has worked toward building a better Bronx by assisting and supporting the numerous organizations in the borough who are committed to the same mission.
  • DACA Statement to College Community

    Since the change in administration in Washington, there have been a series of continuous assaults against the immigrant community in this nation. Whether they were the numerous executive orders or tepid repudiation of acts of hate, it is clear that the present administration has elected to pursue a course of action that is antithetical to the principles upon which this nation was founded.




  • Hostos Student Receives Peter Jennings Scholarship Award

    On June 15, Pancita Lewis, a graduate of Hostos’ Adult Learning Center, received the Peter Jennings Scholarship Award. Lewis and nine other recipients were honored at a ceremony at CUNY's Graduate Center in Manhattan.


  • Celebrating Our Achievements

    Late May and the first half of June provided Hostos with a number of opportunities to celebrate its faculty and students.
  • Hostos In The New York Times

    Commencement may have signaled the end of the school year, but that doesn’t mean that academic activity on campus came to a stop; students merely slipped into sandals and shorts and signed up for a wealth of fun---but challenging---summer courses.