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  • The Hostos Family Empowerment Program Holds Toy Drive for Hostos Students

    The Eugenio María de Hostos Community College Family Empowerment Program (FEP) held its Winter Festival and Toy Drive in the campus’ Savoy Building on December 22, 2020. Approximately 60 student-parents and over 120 children visited the campus to pick up toys and food in time for the holidays.

  • Eugenio María de Hostos Community College 2020 Year-in-Review

    The year 2020 will not be soon forgotten. Faced with the reality and unimaginable consequences of a global pandemic, Hostos responded with resilience, strength, and solidarity. The College accomplished much regardless of the circumstances. Our many happenings, highlights, achievements, and events are captured in this 2020 Year-in-Review digest.

  • Women in Science Club Presents Hostos Science Week 2020

    This November, the Women in Science Club and Office of Student Activities sponsored Hostos Science Week 2020. Led by Assistant Professor of Biology Carmen Inda, Ph.D., the event incorporated a cross-disciplined approach to learning about science and included an art contest, a virtual trip abroad, a COVID-19 laboratory simulation on campus, and a lecture by an infectious diseases expert.
  • Hostos Lecturer Nancy Genova Accepted To Global Solutions

    Nancy Genova, M.P.A., lecturer in the Behavioral & Social Sciences-Public Policy & Law Unit, was accepted to the Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge—a five-week virtual exchange conversation series for community college students in the U.S. and university students in Jordan and Iraq.
     
  • Hostos Lecturer Nancy Genova Accepted to Global Solutions

    Nancy Genova, M.P.A., lecturer in the Behavioral & Social Sciences-Public Policy & Law Unit, was accepted to the Global Solutions Sustainability Challenge—a five-week virtual exchange conversation series for community college students in the U.S. and university students in Jordan and Iraq.
  • Hostos Student Speech Competition Picks Top-Three and Highlights Social Justice Resolutions

    The Hostos Student Speech Competition, held Friday, December 11, was a moving event presented by the Creative Speakers Club with the Hostos Public Speaking students and the Hostos Lincoln Academy. Participants delivered original persuasive speeches concerning social justice, reform, and educational equity. The virtual event captured the bravery and passion of Hostos students. Three received the competition’s highest honors: Deborah Ojei won 1st place and will represent the College in the CUNY-wide competition during the spring semester. Rafia Rahman was runner up, and Noel Mullings took 3rd place.
     
  • Two Hostos Students Awarded Scholarships in NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 15th Annual Business Banquet and Award Ceremony

    The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held its 15th Annual Business Banquet and Award Ceremony, sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & Co., on Friday, December 11, 2020 over virtual stream and two Hostos students received merit scholarships.
     
  • #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 campaign.
     

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  • EdCast | Children, Trauma and COVID-19

    In this episode of EdCast, Dr. Linda Hirsch speaks with Dr. James Rodríguez, Director of Trauma-Informed Services, NYU McSilver Institute, about how schools and families can help children cope with the impact of COVID-19 on child and adolescent mental health.
  • A Perfect Score For Hostos Dental Hygiene Program

    On November 9, Salim Rayman, Program Coordinator of Hostos’ Dental Hygiene Program, announced that students in the Program scored a 100% pass rate on their Clinical License Exam. A total of 37 men and women took the exam in October.
  • Professor Kristopher Burrell Publishes Essay In Online Political Journal, Public Seminar

    Associate Professor of History at Hostos Kristopher Burrell, recently published a new essay in the online political journal, Public Seminar.
  • Seven Hostos Faculty Members Promoted to Full Professors

    Seven Hostos faculty members have been promoted to full professors this fall. Congratulations to Professors Craig Bernardini, Jacqueline M. DiSanto, Karin Lundberg, Catherine Lyons, Gregory Marks, Alisa Roost, and Antonios Varelas.
  • Hostos to Serve As Poll Site

    On Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Hostos will serve as one of nine CUNY campuses functioning as a poll site for the general election. The Savoy Manor Building Multipurpose Room is the vetted area of the College designated for election day. If this is your polling site, please refer to the Bronx Board of Elections for rules.
  • Hostos Alumna and SSCU Coach Kerryanne Bell to Debut New Book In 2021

    Bell, who earned her associate degree in Early Childhood Education from Hostos, went on to pursue and nurture her passion for writing at The City College of New York, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing.

     
     

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  • Hostos Grad Anthony Booth Headed to Yale

    Good news keeps rolling in for Hostos grads! Class of 2020 member Anthony Booth recently received not one but two letters of acceptance for further study: one from Columbia University and one from Yale University. Booth has chosen Yale, where he will major in Psychology and Neuroscience beginning this fall.
  • The Hostos Student Logo Contest Redesigns the Latin American Writers Institute for the New Decade

    After twenty-nine years of existence at Hostos Community College, the Latin American Writers Institute (LAWI) relaunches with a new brand logo. The Institute’s director, Professor Inmaculada Lara-Bonilla, made it a priority to engage Hostos students and colleagues in the process of relaunching its programs and publications for the new decade. 
  • ​Twelve Hostos Professors Awarded PCS-CUNY Research Grants

    Twelve Hostos professors have been awarded research grants from the Professional Staff Congress-City University of New York (PSC-CUNY).

  • The Hostos Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies Class Contributes to WomensActivism.NYC

    “Is there a woman you know or have studied or heard about who has inspired you with her commitment to make the world more inclusive and more just?” This is the question Hostos Professor Jerilyn Fisher asked the students in her “Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies” class this past February. It turns out Fisher’s students had plenty of names to mention, drawn from the spectrum of politicians, community leaders, family members, and other women who’d affected and influenced them.
  • EdCast Receives Sixth Telly Award for Excellence in Cable Broadcasting

    ​“EdCast,” the CUNY TV program hosted and written by Hostos Professor Linda Hirsch, is the recipient of a 2020 Telly Award for excellence in cable broadcasting.
  • Roundup on Senate Special Meeting by Hostos Professor Ernest Ialongo

    On May 12, a virtual Town Hall took place under the auspices of a Senate Special Meeting. Hostos President David Gómez fielded questions on issues concerning budgets, on-line teaching, and enrollment strategies. Read Professor and Chair of the Hostos College-Wide Senate Ernest Ialongo’s account of the event.​​
  • Hostos Student Mohamed Aden Accepted to Cornell University

    Even in difficult times, good things still happen. Just ask Hostos student Mohamed Aden. Earlier this month he received a message from Cornell University stating that he’d been accepted into its College of Engineering. He’ll begin his studies there this fall. He graduated this year with an A.S. Degree in Environmental Engineering.
     
     
  • Watch Hostos Community College's 50th Commencement Ceremony 

    On Friday, May 29, Hostos Community College celebrated its 50th Commencement ceremony with a record 1,413 students receiving degrees. The ceremony was held virtually on the Hostos YouTube channel due to the impact of the Covid-19 virus and the Governor’s executive order
    on social gatherings. 
     
  • Letter from President David Gómez: A Call for Peace and Justice

    Mr. George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer is an image that few of us will ever forget. Mr. Floyd’s death comes after a string of high-profile killings of Black Americans over the past few months – we remember here Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, and others whose names we do not know. Sadly, the response of the leader of this nation was to fire tear-gas into a crowd of peaceful protesters, threaten to bring military power against its citizens and pose in front of a house of worship with a bible.

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  • CUNY NAMES DR. DAISY COCCO DE FILIPPIS AS INTERIM PRESIDENT OF HOSTOS

    The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York voted to appointed Dr. Daisy Cocco De Filippis as interim president of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College. 
     
    CUNY announced three appointments in top leadership positions of three distinct CUNY institutions, representing the range of educational opportunity provided by the nation’s leading urban public university.

     
  • Message from the President: Wrestling a Rapidly Changing Climate COVID-19 Update

    In this rapidly changing climate, we have all experienced frustration, anxiety and confusion. As we wrestle with protecting ourselves and our families, we are also engaged in finding creative ways to help our students. New numbers on those infected are published by the hour and every media outlet constantly reminds us of the fact that things are likely to get worse before they get better.
  • Message from the President: Chancellor’s Announcement: Recalibration Period

    As the Chancellor pointed out in his message of March 24, 2020, the University is designating the period from Friday, March 27 to Wednesday, April 1 as a Recalibration Period for Educational Equity. All distance learning activities will resume on Thursday, April 2. In addition, the Spring Recess will be adjusted to run from April 8 to Friday, April 10.

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  • Hostos’ Proyecto Access Program Receives $3.6 Million in STEM Grants

    Eugenio María de Hostos Community College of The City University of New York was awarded over $3.6 million by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) in support of the College’s Proyecto Access STEP and CSTEP Programs. The grants, which will fund two separate proposals, will serve a total of 451 students each year and will be apportioned over the next five years.
     
  • Hostos Recognized Three Distinguished Black Leaders and Eight Student Scholars

    On February 18, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College recognized three distinguished Black Leaders and eight student scholars received scholarships as part of the College’s African American/Black History Month celebration.
     
  • Donors and Scholars Honored at Hostos

    On February 20, the Hostos Community College Foundation’s second annual Donor and Scholar Appreciation Breakfast was held at Hostos Community College. Presented by the College’s Divisions of Institutional Advancement and Student Development and Enrollment Management, the event provided the opportunity to thank scholarship donors and introduce them to award recipients.

     
  • Dominican Heritage Month Celebrated at Hostos

    On February 5, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College honored a distinguished group of Dominican leaders at the Dominican Heritage Month Academic Scholarship & Award Ceremony.
     
  • Assistant Professor and Librarian Linda Miles Publishes “How to Thrive as a Library Professional: Achieving Success and Satisfaction”

    For Assistant Professor and Librarian Linda Miles, Ph.D., co-authoring “How to Thrive as a Library Professional: Achieving Success and Satisfaction” with Susanne Markgren was all the passion to help others discover and cultivate pathways to successful, satisfying, and thriving professional careers.
     

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  • Hostos Becomes Part of the CUNY Humanities Alliance As $3.15 Million Mellon Foundation Grant Goes to The Graduate Center, CUNY to Support Humanities Teaching Initiative

    The grant funds partnerships between The Graduate Center and four CUNY community colleges and supports 28 doctoral fellowships aimed at enhancing opportunities for students to engage with the humanities.

    The Graduate Center of The City University of New York has been awarded a second $3.15 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand the CUNY Humanities Alliance, a program designed to engage doctoral students in supporting humanities education at community colleges. The CUNY Humanities Alliance, which began as a partnership with LaGuardia Community College, will expand to include three additional CUNY community colleges: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Guttman Community College, and Hostos Community College. The aim of this larger alliance is to create additional professional and academic opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds. It is also designed to address the critical question of how to best prepare graduate students for careers as faculty members and leaders in community colleges and in higher education as a whole.
     
  • Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development Announce $500,000 Award to Help New Yorkers Enter the Culinary Field

    The Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development (CEWD) at Hostos Community College announces a $500,000 award from the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) in collaboration with the Food and Beverage Industry Partnership to run First Course NYC.
     

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  • A CUNY Campus Celebration, “LA HABANA at 500: A New York Salute to a Timeless City”

    The weeklong celebratory series “LA HABANA at 500: A New York Salute to a Timeless City,” came to a close Friday, November 15, with a smashing concert led by gifted multi-instrumentalist, Yunior Terry, at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture. Hostos Community College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and The City College of New York, in collaboration with the School of Visual Arts, presented a rich thematic historical offering of film screenings, panel discussion, and walking tours. 
  • Employee Alumni Honored at Second Annual Alma Matters Awards

    On November 14, the Eugenio María de Hostos Community College Foundation saluted Hostos alumni employees at the Second Annual Alma Matters Awards.

    A play on the phrase “Alma Mater,” the annual event was initially launched during the College’s 50th anniversary year and is dedicated to celebrating Hostos alumni’s many accomplishments and raising support for student scholarships. This year’s Alma Matters specifically recognized the dedication and contributions exhibited by alumni who have returned to the College as employees—of which there were many from which to choose. Approximately 147 alumni currently work at Hostos, each contributing to the institution in various ways and capacities.  

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  • Study Abroad Program Gives Hostos Student Wings

    Hostos student Jeremy Quiñones visited Salzburg, Austria, as part of the Global Citizenship Alliance’s (GCA) study abroad program — an initiative that encourages CUNY students to engage with issues of global concern and think critically about what it means to be a global citizen.

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  • Immigration Resource Fair Brings Information, People Together

    On March 20, Hostos held its Third Annual Immigration Resource Fair that featured everything from special guest speakers to workshops to information for students, faculty and staff. And, it was all about celebrating migration.
  • Student Government Association on a Mission to Enhance Peers’ College Experience

    Though the makeup of the Student Government Association (SGA) at Hostos changes every year, the group’s mission remains the same.
  • Family Trio Tackles Hostos Dental Hygiene Program Together

    Raquel González, her husband, Alexander González, and brother, Jorge González are enrolled in the dental hygiene program at Hostos, and together they are proving that teamwork really can make the dream work.
  • Hostos Community College (CUNY) Women’s Basketball Team Repeats as National Champions

    Call it “Bronx Madness,” because the Caimans women’s basketball team of Hostos Community College (CUNY) are national champions once again. On March 16, the No. 1 ranked Caimans successfully defended their NJCAA Division-III title after a 73-63 win over the No. 3 Owens Community College Express (Ohio) at the Arthur L. Scott Center at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA. The victory made Hostos the only NJCAA D-III community college team in New York City history to have captured three national titles in both men’s and women’s basketball combined. Hostos’ men’s team won it all in 2005. Hostos is also now the only CUNY college with a men's and women's national basketball championship.
  • Hostos Women’s Basketball Team Reaches Semifinal of National Tournament

    The Hostos women’s basketball team topped Anne Arundel Community College on March 14, 91-37, in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA Division-III Tournament. The Caimans were led by Skydajah Patterson, who scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Kayla Wilson added 19 points and 17 rebounds. 
     
  • Distinguished Dominicans & Academic Achievers Honored at Hostos in Commemoration of Dominican Heritage Month

    On February 21, Hostos honored four distinguished Dominican-American leaders and academic achievers as part of the College’s Dominican Heritage Month festivities.
     
  • Distinguished Dominicans & Academic Achievers Honored at Hostos in Commemoration of Dominican Heritage Month

    On February 21, Hostos honored four distinguished Dominican-American leaders and academic achievers as part of the College’s Dominican Heritage Month festivities-Hon. Carmen De La Rosa, NYS assembly member; Beatríz Díaz Taveras, executive director of Catholic Charities Community Services of the Archdiocese of New York; Mónica Lockhart, Office of the Dominican Republic Consulate General in New York; Juan Villar, principal, High School for Media and Communications; and Hostos students Joanne Grell and Golvis Tavarez, recipients of the Pediatrics 2000 Scholarship, Pediatrics 2000/Juan Bosch Scholarships.
     
  • Hostos Associate Dean Participates in Higher Education and Youth Panel in Washington, D.C.

    Hostos Associate Dean for Community Relations Ana García Reyes traveled to Washington D.C. to be part of the “Dominicans on the Hill” event held on February 7 commemorating the 175th Anniversary of the independence of the Dominican Republic.
     
  • Distinguished Trailblazers Honored as "Hijo Adoptivo Dominicano"

    On February 27, Dominican Sunday in partnership with the Consulate General of the Dominican Republic Carlos Castillo and, Hostos Community College Associate Dean of Community Relations Ana García Reyes, bestowed six distinguished community leaders and professionals with the Hijo Adoptivo Dominicano (Adoptive Dominican) Award.
     
  • Hostos Women’s Basketball Team Set to Defend National Title

    Recently taking home the NJCAA Division-III Region XV championship on March 3, the Caimans have a bigger prize in mind starting March 14: the NJCAA Division-III national title, which it won last year for the first time in the program’s history.
  • Hostos Senior Heading to MIT Summer Program

    Hostos senior Elayne Blancas has never limited herself – and it’s likely she never will.

    Blancas began studying business at another college, but she quickly found that while she was interested in building and marketing her bold new ideas to share with the world, she also had a longing to study technology and engineering. In her words, she wanted to know: “How the world became what it is today and where it’s leading to?”
  • The National Science Foundation Awards Hostos Nearly $1Million for STEM Scholarships

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Hostos Community College of The City University of New York (CUNY) a $999,400 grant for scholarships in STEM. The “Hostos Engineering Academic Talent” (HEAT) Scholarship Program is designed to support the retention and graduation of high-achieving, low-income Hostos students with demonstrated financial need.
     

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  • Hostos’ Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development Receives More Than $400,000 in Grants to Provide Free Career Training

    The Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) at Hostos recently received grants from the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), the Regional Economic Development Council’s (REDC) Consolidated Funding Application, and the Capital One Foundation totaling more than $400,000. The newly acquired funds enable the division to continue to provide no-cost career training programs designed to prepare individuals to enter or advance in high-demand fields such as healthcare and information technology.
     
  • 2019 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY  

    On Monday, January 21, the nation celebrates the life and legacy of a remarkable man:  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His effect upon American life has been profound and long-lasting. The King Center neatly summarizes his achievement: “During the less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced.”
  • Emerging Scholars Speaker Series Welcomes Dr. Kevin McGruder

    Dr. Kevin McGruder, an Associate Professor of History at Antioch College, visited Hostos on Dec. 5 to discuss "Segregation Pays: The Many Obstacles to Achieving the Vision of the 1968 Fair Housing Act." Dr. McGruder talked about the historical roots of housing segregation in the 20th century, and illustrated the intentional nature of governmental, realty, and banking policies that maintained and perpetuated racial segregation. Dr. McGruder connected that era with present day struggles to build racially integrated neighborhoods.
     
  • Dum-D Animation Festival Descends on Hostos

    Dum-D kicked off with a special guest, internationally acclaimed animator Emily Hubley, daughter of the legendary experimental animator couple Faith and John Hubley. Students screened some of her work and brainstormed animation themes based on objects that held significant meaning to them.
     
  • Hostos Golden Anniversary Closes in Style

    Festivities kicked off with a lively parade from the A-Atrium to the C-Building led by a band of Hostos’ talented musicians and vocalists. The merriment continued in the gym where students, faculty, staff, and administrators played games, snapped pictures at a photo-booth, and reflected on what the College means to them and the ties that bind them during a moving web-weaving activity. 
  • Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) at Hostos receives $150,000 Grant from Capital One Foundation

    Hostos Community College’s Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) received its third consecutive $150,000 grant award from the Capital One Foundation for its multi-year grant initiative – the Community College Workforce Development (CCWD) Cohort. Capital One’s CCWD Cohort is a consortium of community colleges from Virginia, Maryland, Louisiana, Texas, and New York that are working together to improve student outcomes through career pathways, labor market research, and community partnerships.  
     

December

  • Science Day at Hostos

    All things science took over Hostos on Nov. 13, as the entire day was dedicated to the discipline on the campus. STEM studies have become a point of emphasis on campus, and the commitment to science, technology, engineering and mathematics was on full display through lectures, research presentations and demonstrations.
  • History Professor Ernest Ialongo Publishes Work on Italian Migration

    Hostos Associate Professor of History and resident expert on Italy Ernest Ialongo has co-authored a fascinating and timely paper on migration in Italy with Teresa Fiore, Associate Professor of Modern Languages at Montclair State University.

    The article penned by the pair serves as an introduction to three other essays they co-edited for the Journal of Modern Italian Studies, which explores migration in a country that had not received as much attention as the rest of Europe.
  • President Gómez Honored by Bronx Borough President During Annual Puerto Rican Heritage Celebration

    On Thursday, November 15, Hostos President David Gómez was honored by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. at the Puerto Rican Heritage celebration. The Borough President lauded President Gómez’s commitment to the College and the Bronx at the annual event. “I appreciate the fact that he brings a civic-mindedness to being President of Hostos and partnering with the Bronx, not just my office, but so many other institutions—cultural institutions, educational institutions—to make sure that the Bronx is going to be bigger and better than ever,” he said.
  • Social Work Student and Professor Present at Online Learning Consortium in Florida

    One pleasant surprise that has kept the social work major on the road to success:  Open Educational Resources (OERs). OERs are often online learning tools released under a copyright license that permits anyone to freely use and repurpose them. They include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, journal articles, and any other tools or materials used to support learning.
  • Distinguished and Rising Scholars Worldwide Convened at Hostos Biennial Dominican Studies Association Three-day Conference, “Heritage, Citizenship, Memory & Social Justice”

    Distinguished and Rising Scholars Worldwide Convened at Hostos for Biennial Dominican Studies Association Conference. Three-day congress focusing on “Heritage, Citizenship, Memory & Social Justice.”

     

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  • Thank You for Helping Hostos Surpass Goal on Giving Tuesday

    Words cannot express the level of gratitude we have for you, our donors. We were moved by your generosity and support of Hostos Community College on CUNY Tuesday, and thrilled to have exceeded our goal of $30,000! 

    Hostos Giving Tuesday began with a special message from President Gómez early in the morning, who was the first to give and inspire others to give to Hostos generously. Throughout the day, photos and videos were posted on social media.

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  • From Hostos to Lares With Love

    Hostos counselor Lizette Colón knew she could not sit idly by this summer when so much remained to be done in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane María. She initially hoped to serve as a chaperone for the CUNY Service Corps’ trip to the island, but was not selected. So, undeterred and determined as ever, and inspired by the words of Eugenio María de Hostos, “¡Acción! ¡Acción! ¡Acción! ¡Salgamos a toda costa de la inercia! (Action! Action! Action! We must combat inertia at all costs!), Colón organized and led her own service trip to the island.