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January

  • 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.
  • Year in Review 2022: A Year of Renewed Hope and Growth

    After a challenging and unprecedented two years, Hostos Community College entered 2022 full of optimism and dedicated to embracing new beginnings, growth, and a continued commitment to excellence.
  • Hostos Among the Best Community Colleges in New York

    Hostos Community College is No. 6 on the Top 22 Best Community Colleges in New York list. Intelligent, a student-focused website that helps pre-college teens make better learning choices, gathered the data and highlighted Hostos’ success in workforce education.  

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  • Driven HLA Student Karla Azcona Reflects on Balancing High School, College, and More

    To say Karla Azcona is driven would be an understatement. The tenacious teen earned high school credits while still in junior high school, then pursued an associate degree in liberal arts and sciences while in high school through Hostos Community College’s Early College Initiative (EIC) program with Azcona’s school, Hostos Lincoln Academy (HLA). 
  • Hostos Celebrates RN and LPN Graduates in Spring 2022 Pinning Ceremony

    On May 25, Hostos Community College celebrated its Registered Nursing (RN) program and Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) certificate graduates during the Spring 2022 nursing pinning ceremony.  
    The ceremony was held in person for graduates and faculty members, and live streamed for graduates’ loved ones and supporters to tune in and cheer.  
     

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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.
     
  • The Hostos Community College Foundation Thanks the Hostos Family for an Incredible #CUNYTuesday

    The morning of Giving Tuesday – dubbed #CUNYTuesday at all 25 CUNY Colleges – donations to Hostos Community College were over $30,000. A respectable amount, but shy of the $35,000 goal. Thanks to tremendous efforts led by Development Officer Idelsa Méndez, the division of institutional advancement raised nearly $60,000 in one day, securing a total of $90,000 and counting. This amount shattered Hostos’ previous #CUNYTuesday record of $68,000 set in 2016. As of December 1, the #CUNYTuesday fundraising leaderboard showed Hostos ranked 1st among the community colleges, and 11th overall. This is quite an achievement considering that Hostos is one of the smallest and youngest CUNY schools.

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