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  • Hostos Alum Michael Cruz Wins Prestigious Rangel Fellowship

    The Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University is proud to announce that Michael Cruz ('12) was awarded a 2022 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship following a highly competitive nationwide selection process. The Rangel Fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University, supports extraordinary individuals who want to pursue a career in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State.
  • Hostos President Dr. Daisy Cocco De Filippis To Appear One to One with Sheryl McCarthy

    Hostos President Dr. Daisy Cocco De Filippis will appear on “One to One,” the compelling half-hour series hosted by veteran journalist and distinguished lecturer at Queens College Sheryl McCarthy.
  • Spring 2022 Grad David Archer Reflects on Road to College and Graduating With 3.9 GPA

    David Archer, a 28-year-old paraprofessional, initially planned on taking a few courses to earn college credits required for work. However, during his research into local programs, he became excited at the prospect of pursuing a college degree.

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January

  • 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.
     
  • 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.
  • Hostos Public Safety Members Awarded CUNY University Public Safety Recognition Medals

    On November 30, three members of the Hostos Public Safety Department were recognized for service above and beyond the call of duty at CUNY University’s Public Safety Awards ceremony. The event was held at City College and was presided over by Andre Brown, the Executive Director of CUNY Public Safety.
     

     
  • 2021 Thanksgiving Food Drive Takes Place at Hostos

    On November 19, the Hostos Health and Wellness Center joined the Montefiore Medical Center and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield to host the College’s annual Thanksgiving food drive.
     
     

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November

  • Hostos Science Week 2021 Looks to the Future

    Hostos Community College celebrated Science Week 2021: Science for the Future from November 15 through November 18. The multi-day event series took featured a series of lectures, discussions, presentations, and interactive virtual events, including the Hostos STEM Olympiad: Kahoot Format.
  • Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture Receives $100,000 from the Howard Gilman Foundation

    On November 29 the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture was chosen as the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the Howard Gilman Foundation. The grant will be used for general operating expenses at the Center and will be distributed over the course of the 2022 and 2023 fiscal years.
     
  • Hostos Alumnus Ayodeji Otuyelu Publishes First Book

    Nigerian-born poet and Hostos alumnus Ayodeji Otuyelu, ‘20, is a natural storyteller. He started writing creatively in grade school, pouring his innermost thoughts and feelings into his poems. However, he kept his writing largely to himself until he immigrated to the U.S. in 2016 in pursuit of the freedom to be his authentic self.
  • 20th Anniversary Commemoration of AA Flight 587 A Tribute Hostos Community College Never Forgets

    Soon after American Airlines Flight 587 crashed on November 12, 2001, taking the lives of all 251 passengers traveling to the Dominican Republic, Hostos Dean of Community Relations Ana I. García Reyes stretched her arms and heart to her fellow countrymen and women in a gesture of solidarity which has not waned. In fact, it has since grown to become a yearly commemoration involving the past four Presidents of Hostos Community College and a memorial garden wall with the names of the lost souls.
     
  • EdCast | Helping Special Education Students Return to School

    Dr. Linda Hirsch speaks with RueZalia Watkins about effective strategies and support resources to help provide a smooth back-to-school transition for children with mental health and educational needs.
  • Hostos Commemorates Veterans Day and Announces First-Ever Joe Alicea Veterans Fund Scholarship Recipients

    The Eugenio María de Hostos Community College Office of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the first Hostos student awardees of the Joe Alicea Veterans Fund scholarship: Specialist Michael Colón and Petty Officer Second Class Shalikah Ellington. They will each receive $1,000 in support of their academic journey.
     
    Michael Colón, a resident of the Bronx, served in the US Army for four years holding the rank of Specialist E4 and was stationed in Ft. Carson, Colorado. Specialist Colón is majoring in Radiologic Technology and is currently on the Dean’s List. He is expected to graduate in the fall-winter semester of 2021 and plans to move ahead towards a bachelor’s degree.
     
  • A Napoletana Tarantella Captures the Spirit of Hostos During Italian American Heritage Month Celebration

    As the audience waited for the Hostos Italian American Heritage Month Celebration to begin, the sound of a Napoletana Tarantella had everyone shaking off a bit of the pandemic woes, just as the old tradition. It was the perfect occasion where music locked in a sincere spirit among attendees and honorees until the very end.
     
  • The Hostos Center for Arts & Culture Receives a Supplemental Award to its Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

    The Small Business Administration and its SVOG program recently informed the HCAC it was eligible for a Supplemental SVOG award if updated financial information for the first half of this year met the criteria. The Arts Center was approved and has been awarded an additional $163,307 (half of the original amount awarded) bringing the total to $489,922.

  • Hostos Community College One of 150 U.S. Community College Eligible for 2023 Aspen Prize

    Hostos Community College of The City University of New York is one of 150 institutions eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America's community colleges, it was announced today.
     
  • Hostos Community College | Announces the 2021 Fall Science Week: Science for the Future from November 15 – November 18

    The Hostos’ Natural Sciences department is pleased to announce the upcoming Fall 2021 Science Week, spearheaded by Hostos Professors Anna Ivanova, Kathleen Delgado, and Soheli Chowdhury, who comprise the Science Week Committee. Science Week will be held November 15-18 and themed “Science for the Future.” The full “Science for the Future” program will be released in the coming weeks.
     

October

  • The Hostos Review/Revista Hostosiana Issue #17 Black Conditions: A French-Spanish Caribbean Dialogue A Tri-Lingual Issue Long Overdue Gets its Turn

    The Latin American Writers Institute’s (LAWI) Hostos Review Issue #17 is a call to speak and delve deeper into the Caribbean’s under told history of blackness. “De las condiciones negras: un diálogo entre el Caribe francófono y el Caribe hispano/ Des conditiones noires: un dialogue entre les Caraïbes francophones et hispanophones/ Black Conditions: A French-Spanish Caribbean Dialogue” is a tri-lingual— English, French, and Spanish—homage to the mostly (untold and) unexplored story on the plural intersectionality that exists in the Caribbean because of the numerous European imperial nations that took hold of the lands. The repercussions are felt, seen, and heard to this day, and language plurality is an obvious reminder of this history but has mostly gone unspoken about until now.
     
  • The Hostos Votes Event Fiery and Timely

    Learning how and why to vote is an active part of the educational experience at Hostos thanks to Assistant Professor Helen Chang and Associate Professor Sarah Hoiland. As the next critical election nears on November 2 to decide everything from Mayor, district attorney, city propositions to councilmembers, and ballot measures like the Environmental Rights Amendment, the Hostos Votes event held on Tuesday, October 27 for students, faculty, and staff proved to be both fiery and timely.
     

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September

  • Evelina 100, Celebrating the Life and Legacy Dr. Evelina Antonetty, Kicks Off at Hostos

    Bronx community leaders gathered at Eugenio María de Hostos Community College on Wednesday, September 28 to honor Dr. Evelina Antonetty, one of the most important figures of the Puerto Rican diaspora in the United States, to announce plans for Evelina 100, a centennial symposium celebrating the Puerto Rican community activist and founder of United Bronx Parents.

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  • 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. 

     

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  • #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