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January

  • Hostos’ Black Studies Unit Announces 2023 Black History Month Program

    Join us as we celebrate Black History Month. Hostos Community College’s Black Studies Unit has put together a full program of events, which includes a discussion on removing oppressive monuments and facilitating racial and social justice; a presentation from Hostos’ Black Studies alumni; a read-in celebrating the richness of Black literary tradition; and a West African dance workshop.
  • Hostos Welcomes Community Back for Start of Spring 2023 Semester

    Snow and wind could not hinder the school spirit on January 25 and 26 at Hostos Community College. Everyone on campus collectively celebrated the Welcome Days, a series of events designed to help new and returning students better acclimate to the mostly in-person schedule in Spring 2023. 
  • Hostos Among 14 Community Colleges in the Nation to Participate in Cybersecurity Initiative

    Hostos Community College was recently selected as one of 14 community colleges across the nation to participate in the Cyber Skills for All initiative’s second cohort. This project gives the College technical assistance and support for its cybersecurity program. The award is made possible by a partnership between the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and Microsoft. In addition to receiving a grant of $20,000, Hostos’ participants will engage with a collective consisting of a community college workforce and executives to build high-quality and industry-relevant programs for economic opportunity.
  • Hostos Center for Arts & Culture Receives $50,000 Grant from Howard Gilman Foundation

    The Howard Gilman Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture (HCAC) to support their operational costs for 2023. The organization provides funding to performing arts organizations that are reflective of New York City’s vibrant communities. The gift was a pleasant surprise for the College’s leadership. 
  • Hostos Community College Reopens Cafeteria, Invites Community to Join Celebration

    The Hostos Café, on C-building’s third floor, will officially reopen on Thursday, January 26, at 8 a.m. After a thorough process to choose the best food caterer for our students, faculty, and staff, the Office of Administration and Finance selected A La Carte Menu Services, Inc.
  • EdCast | Education 2022: Hits & Misses

    Dr. Linda Hirsch speaks with CUNY education policy expert Professor David Bloomfield about the successes and failures of education in 2022 and what needs to be done for improved teaching and learning experiences in 2023.
  • Hostos Community College Celebrates 184th Anniversary of Its Namesake

    The Hostos Community College family came together to celebrate its namesake’s 184th birthday on January 11 at the C-building lobby. Born in 1839, Eugenio María de Hostos was an educator, essayist, and patriot responsible for reforming education in many countries in Latin America, including Chile, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic. 
  • Hostos Professor and Hollywood Actress Sol Miranda Stars in New Film

    Acclaimed Latina actress and Hostos Community College professor, Sol Miranda, stars in the new filmCome Find Me,” a mother-daughter story about highly accomplished women of color. The film will screen between January 13-19 at the Village East by Angelika movie theater in Manhattan. 

December

  • Four Hostos Students Recognized By Kaplan Educational Foundation

    Four Hostos students were selected as scholars of the 2023 Kaplan Leadership Program (KLP), a longstanding advising initiative of the Kaplan Educational Foundation (KEF). José González, Yassine Gaye, Fatima Bah, and Andre Watson are this year’s awardees. With four out of eleven spots earned by Hostos students, the College became the institution with the most participants in KLP’s 2023 classification. They will join a cohort that receives mentoring to transfer into four-year colleges successfully.
  • Nasry Michelen Foundation and Hostos Community College Foundation Honor Donors and Celebrate $75,000 Gift and $150,000 Gift Agreement

    On December 19, 2022, Nasry Michelen Foundation (NMF) Board Chairperson Cira Angeles presented a gift of $75,000 to the Hostos Community College Foundation. Chairperson Angeles, as well as NMF Board members Dr. Rafael Lantigua and Dr. Manuel Acevedo met with President Daisy Cocco de Filippis, Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance Esther Chardavoyne, Dean of Community Relations Ana Garcia Reyes, and Vice President of Institutional Advancement Colette Atkins to celebrate the signing of a $150,000 Gift Agreement and fulfillment of $125,000 of the NMF’s $150,000 pledge to establish the Dr. Nasry Michelen Memorial Endowment.
  • Office of Alumni Relations, Office of Academic Affairs, and ASAP Collaborate to Host Alumni Holiday Mixer

    On Thursday, December 15, the Office of Alumni Relations, Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) and ASAP collaborated to host an Alumni Holiday Mixer. The well-attended gathering brought together alumni, faculty, and staff to celebrate the spirit of Hostos — an environment where all are welcome and encouraged to dream. Attendees enjoyed light refreshments and networked in the beautiful A Building atrium.
  • EdCast | Latinas in Higher Education

    EdCast examines the inequities confronting Latina faculty in higher education. Dr. Linda Hirsch speaks with Hostos Community College President Dr. Daisy Cocco De Filippis and the planners of the first Latinas in Higher Education Conference about the underrepresentation of minority faculty in higher education including advice on how Latina faculty can overcome obstacles to their success.

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  • Two CUNY Community Colleges Launch Initiative to Help New Yorkers Recover from the Economic Setbacks of COVID-19, with a Focus on Hard-Hit Residents of Queens and The Bronx

    LaGuardia and Hostos Community Colleges, in partnership with The New York Community Trust, are launching a new initiative to help low-income communities throughout New York — with a focus on Queens and The Bronx — that have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. The NYC Accelerated Workforce Recovery Hub is a new model for high-quality workforce development at scale. It is funded by a seed grant of $1.65 million from the New York Community Trust, the City’s community foundation. Additional donors and federal grants will contribute to building and expanding the Hub over time. 
     
  • 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.

December

  • 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.
     

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