On June 22, the Adult Learning Center and the Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development recognized and celebrated 120 adult learners who earned their High School Equivalency (HSE) diplomas. The Class of 2016-2017 was one of the largest to date, and the Hostos Café was filled with family and friends. Student speakers who shared stories of their personal academic journeys included Chafane Robinson, Jairo Herrera and Celi Cruz. Helping to recognize the students’ hard work and dedication were Sheryl Smith, Director of the Adult Learning Center; Carlos Molina, Vice President of Continuing Education; and Peter Mertens, Assistant Dean of Continuing Education and the Adult Learning Center team.

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.