Where: Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, Bronx, NY 10468 (South Field of the Lehman campus).

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, CUNY Chancellor and former President of Queens College and Hostos Community College.

Hostos will also recognize the first graduating class of Hostos' Health, Education and Research Occupations High School (H.E.R.O.).

H.E.R.O. High is a new public 9-14 high school for students interested in health careers. It is a collaboration between Hostos Community College, Montefiore Medical Center, CUNY, and the Department of Education. Modeled after the P-Tech schools, H.E.R.O. High seeks to connect students at an early age with careers in high demand, like nursing and community health workers, and to provide a curriculum guided by employers’ needs and expectations.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities for nearly half a century. Since 1968, Hostos has been a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs.

Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.