• EdCast | Ending Remediation at CUNY: How and Why

    Dr. Linda Hirsch speaks with Donna Linderman, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at CUNY, about the reasons for this change and new, effective models for students in need of academic support.
  • Hostos President Daisy Cocco De Filippis Named One of the 100 Most Influential Higher Ed Leaders in New York

    Hostos Community College President Daisy Cocco De Filippis was named in the 2023 Higher Education Power 100 list, compiled by City & State, the premier media organization dedicated to covering New York’s local and state politics and policy. The recognition, instituted in 2021, includes university officials making the biggest difference on and off campus through advocacy, social mobility initiatives, and community engagement.



  • Hostos’ Black Studies Unit Announces 2023 Black History Month Program

    Join us as we celebrate Black History Month. Hostos Community College’s Black Studies Unit has put together a full program of events, which includes a discussion on removing oppressive monuments and facilitating racial and social justice; a presentation from Hostos’ Black Studies alumni; a read-in celebrating the richness of Black literary tradition; and a West African dance workshop.
  • Hostos Welcomes Community Back for Start of Spring 2023 Semester

    Snow and wind could not hinder the school spirit on January 25 and 26 at Hostos Community College. Everyone on campus collectively celebrated the Welcome Days, a series of events designed to help new and returning students better acclimate to the mostly in-person schedule in Spring 2023. 
  • 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. 


  • 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.  
  • Hostos’ Fall 2022 Registered Nursing Graduates Celebrated in Pinning Ceremony

    On Wednesday, December 14, Hostos Community College saluted its Fall 2022 Registered Nursing (RN) graduates in a special pinning ceremony, marking their completion of the program and welcoming them into the nursing profession.  
  • Two Hostos Students Recognized by NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    On December 7, two Hostos Community College students, Gianna Pascal and Yonaleska Russo, received $1,000 each at the NYC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Holiday Awards Ceremony to honor their established track record of serving their communities. 
  • The New York Community Trust Awards $100,000 to Help Bronx Nonprofits Engage in Equitable Succession Planning

    On December 1, 2022, The New York Community Trust announced its approval of a $100,000 award to the Hostos Community College Foundation. This gift will enable the Center for Bronx Nonprofits (CBNP) at Hostos to develop and deliver an Equitable Succession Planning Workshop Series for up to 15 nonprofits. The Foundation extends its gratitude to The New York Community Trust for making this investment in our community.










  • 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.  
  • HLA Senior Keziah Carrington Finishes at the Top of Her Class

    Keziah Carrington transferred to Hostos Lincoln Academy (HLA) in her sophomore year of high school and immediately hit the ground running. Upon learning of the school’s Early College Initiative (EIC), the studious pupil took advantage of the opportunity offered by the program to earn college credit at Hostos Community College, and now she holds the highest GPA in the HLA/ECI class of 2022 cohort and is on track to earn her high school diploma and an A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences at the same time—all before she even turns 18 years old.  
  • Scholars and Elected Officials Join Hostos for AAPI Heritage Month Presentation and Panel

    On Friday, May 13, Hostos Community College recognized and celebrated the contributions of Asian, of Asian American and Pacific Islanders with a scholarly presentation titled “The Chinese Diaspora: Transnational Migration and the Integration in the Dominican Society” and a timely panel discussion among elected officials and community leaders. 
  • The Hostos Community College Foundation 2022 Annual Scholarship Benefit Raises more than $315,000 in Support of Hostos Students

    The Eugenio María de Hostos Community College Foundation 2022 Annual Scholarship Benefit on Wednesday, May 18, was a tremendous success, raising more than $315,000 in gifts and pledges to provide empowering support for Hostos students. Revelers enjoyed a beautiful evening overlooking the gleaming Long Island Sound from Glen Island Harbour Club. The sold-out event radiated with the resiliency and unity that has come to define Hostos, as trailblazers in education, development, finance, advocacy, and healthcare celebrated yet another exceptional year for the College.








  • 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.



  • 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.


  • 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.



  • 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 ment