Hostos congratulates students Rokia Diabi and Oluwafemi Ligan for being awarded the prestigious 2017 Phi Theta Kappa All New York Academic awards. 2 women 2 menHostos Community College congratulates students Rokia Diabi and Oluwafemi Ligan for being awarded the prestigious 2017 Phi Theta Kappa All New York Academic awards. 

Diabi, a native of Ivory Coast, West Africa, boasts a 3.72 GPA as a Liberal Arts and Sciences major.  She is an active member of the Hostos student body, serving as a Senator in the Student Government Association (SGA), and an ambassador in the Student Leadership Academy. She is also in the Hostos honors program.

Rokia is active in volunteerism, completing more than 50 hours of community service. She previously served on the National Model United Nations Team, and is interested in pursuing a career in Political Science, International Law and Government Relations in the future.

“I am incredibly grateful to have earned this honor. Hostos has helped me believe that I could achieve all my dreams,” said Diabi. “I would have never believed that I could become a lawyer. I’m grateful to all the people at Hostos who have helped me this far.”

Ligan, a Chemical Engineering major, is also an active member of the Hostos Student Leadership Academy and proudly has won two Hostos Science Olympiad Competitions in Chemistry. After graduating from Hostos this June, she will pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering at City College and hopes to work in the oil or pharmaceutical industry as an bio-tech engineer.

“I’m very happy and proud of this accomplishment,” said Ligan. “Receiving this award from Phi Theta Kappa encourages me to try even harder than because hard work always pays off.”  

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 28 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.