Dear Hostos Community, 

The Division of Institutional Advancement along with the Office of Alumni Relations is hosting its 2nd Annual Alma Matters Awards Luncheon on Thursday, November 14th at 11:30 a.m. at the Hostos Café in the C-building.


This event will celebrate Hostos alumni employees and those who recently retired.  To vote for your favorite Hostos alumni employee(s), please take a few minutes to complete an online nomination form. Please read the information below before proceeding: 

Nomination Form Guidelines 

Please keep in mind the following when submitting your nomination:

  • The nominee must be a graduate from Hostos Community College. The graduate may be presently employed at Hostos or recently retired. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • Nominations must be received by the Office of Alumni Relations by Friday, October 11th, 2019.
  • All nominations must be received through the link listed below, or via the Alma Matters Nomination Form. The nominator must complete the nomination form entirely.
  • A nominator may nominate more than one alumnus, or may nominate the same person for more than one award; however, these nominations must be submitted independently. Please note that the same person cannot be nominated more than once in the same award category. The nominator does not need to be a graduate of Hostos.
  • Alumni cannot receive multiple awards.

Award Category Descriptions

Visionary Award

The Visionary Award recognizes the individual whose strategic perspective and methods allows them to deliver effective outcomes with long-term impact. A forward-thinker, collaborator, and creator in their own right, the honoree is skilled at foreseeing issues and implementing tactics that offer a lasting result.

Community Impact Award

The Community Impact Award acknowledges one whose ideals, skills, and knowledge are targeted towards affecting positive change within a particular community or population. The honoree endeavors to identify a community concern and actively relishes in proposing solutions or providing the resources that serve to strengthen a community.

Trailblazer Award

The Trailblazer Award is bestowed to one who embodies originality, consistently pursues innovation, and strives for excellence in their industry. A change agent determined to advance, the honoree sets out to gain knowledge and make new discoveries that ultimately, benefit many. Their insightfulness and persistence opens new paths for others.

Honorable Mention Award

The Honorable Mention Award salutes a graduate’s long trajectory of employment service at Hostos Community College. This recipient demonstrates dedication and commitment to helping our institution transform the lives of students.

Sample Nomination List* 

Dielka Aguasvivas

Clara Albino Kenia Alvarez Rufina Amadiz Armando Amador Johanna Arroyo Peralta Julie Bencosme
Arnaldo Bernabe Eliseo Blanco Denice Brown Terrence Brown Tyrell Bush Xiomara Calderon Richard Camacho
Melissa Castillo Indira Castillo Nathalie Castillo Juan Chamorro Karla Contreras Marino Corniel Franklyn Correa
Madeline Cruz Joyce Dais Zsoreign De Oliveira Sanchez Edwin Diaz Magdalena Diaz Emmanuel Diaz Nashalim Duran
Anderson Estrella Daniel Eusebio Enid Fernandez Francisco Fernandez Julio Figueroa Kurk Fisher Luz Fontanez
Keywan Fowler Eileen Garcia Jose Garcia Onyx Garcia Lourdes Gomera Marie Gonzalez Aleris Gonzalez
Joelle Gonzalez-Laguer Gisselle Guzman Teresa Hernandez Laurel Huggins Carol Huie Jamila Inocente Paz Lissette Jourdain
Tounkara Kaba Petal Leu Wai See Ydalesia Lisojo Elvis Lockward Emelyn Lopez-Vargas Corali Lorenzo Coronado Alba Lynch
Karen Mardenborough Mary Manning Shaylarae Marrero Manfry Martinez Graciano Matos Akiko Matsunaga Daniel Maysonet
Theudys Mejia Idelsa Mendez Gloria Minier Erika Monje Gonzalez Vilma Montano Sacharie Moodie Wilfredo Morales
Yismery Morel Angel Mercedes Robles Jaime Murillo Tanya Navarro Fritz Nerette Linda Nieves Milagros Nunez
Nelson Ortiz Annie Pena Arelys Pena Gloria Perez Joy Perez Rupert Phillips Francisco Quiroz
Rocio Rayo Herminia Reyes Dontae Richardson Orlando Roche Jazmin Rodriguez Wilfredo Rodriguez Lenny Romano 
Lisanette Rosario Iddy Rosario Iris Rosario Jo-Ann Rover Priscilla Saldana Elisamar Salva Felix Sanchez
Darlenys Santana Vasquez Victor Santana Fior Santiago Irma Silva Carmen Sosa Lisanka Soto Yolanda Soto
Sakiyna Switzer Walker Dionicio Taveras Michelle Taylor Ramon Tejeda Daughn Thomas Dulce Toppenberg Daysa Torres
Yulisa Trejo Aquino Mercedes Valdez Amy Vargas Elizabeth Vargas Maria Vasquez Josefina Veintimilla Dora Villa-Gonzalez
Desiree Whitworth Sandy Guido-Sanchez Jamila Inocente Paz Henry Jimenez Torres Cristopher Rivera Ana Rosario Rivas Jacqueline Sotomayor


Thank you for your nominations. We will see you on November 14th!


2019 Alma Matters Event Committee

  • Prof. Sandra Castellanos, Allied Health Dept.
  • Prof. Rayola Chelladurai, Allied Health Dept.
  • Prof. Andrew Connolly, English Dept.
  • Ms. Berkis Cruz-Eusebio, ASAP Dept.
  • Prof. Kathleen Doyle, Mathematics Dept.
  • Prof. Sandy Figueroa, Business Dept.
  • Prof. Inmaculada Lara-Bonilla, Humanities Dept.
  • Prof. Damaris-Lois Lang, Natural Sciences Dept.
  • Prof. Mayra Mojica, Business Dept.
  • Ms. Lisanette Rosario, Director of Career Services
  • Ms. Ana Martínez Orizondo, Vice President Division of Institutional Advancement
  • Mr. Felix O. Sánchez, Alumni Relations Manager

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