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Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Executive Director of the North Hudson Campus, Yeurys Pujols, was honored at Save Latin America’s “Los Tres Proceres Antillanos” Gala.The event was held on Friday, Jan.31 at the Chart House in Weehawken. HCCC President Dr. Chris Reber delivered the keynote speech. × Save Latin America (SLA) is a Union City-based nonprofit organization that works to conserve Hispanic identity, values, and traditions. SLA provides educational, health, social, and economic development services to the people of Hudson County.The annual “Los Tres Proceres Antillanos” Gala celebrates the work of Save Latin America, and the critical importance of education. The “Los Tres Proceres Antillanos Award” was inspired by Puerto Rico’s Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Cuba’s Jose Marti, and the Dominican Republic’s Juan Pablo Duarte.This year’s honorees exemplify educational excellence and include John Melendez, Ph.D., a Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at New Jersey City University (Puerto Rico); Silvia Abbato, the Superintendent of the Union City Public Schools (Cuba); and Mr. Pujols (Dominican Republic).“Save Latin America and Hudson County Community College are engaged in complementary work. Work that promotes the public good, work that empowers the community, and work that increases the human potential,” Dr. Reber said. “I congratulate our esteemed colleagues, Dr. John Melendez, Silvia Abbato, and our gifted and valued colleague, Yeurys Pujols, for their recognitions, which are all so well deserved.”Dr. Reber noted that Yeurys Pujols’ life story mirrors that of many Hudson County Community College students and members of the community. Mr. Pujols emigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic when he was 13 years old, and struggled with English as a Second Language courses throughout high school.Language and other obstacles challenged his academic achievements. His mother was a single parent who worked long hours to pay for food and rent, and at the age of 13, Yeurys began working to help his family make ends meet.In time, Yeurys enrolled at Hudson County Community College, working 40 hours a week during his entire HCCC experience. As a result of his perseverance and commitment, he excelled in his studies, and was awarded an Associate of Arts degree.He went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from New Jersey City University, and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Seton Hall University.Mr. Pujols returned to HCCC 14 years ago as a counselor, and, as one of the College’s exceptionally talented, committed and productive employees, has been promoted several times since. He serves on the Advisory Board of Save Latin America’s “Reaching Our Dreams” program, and is often a panelist on Juventud Educaoriana forums.Mr. Pujols served as an advisor to the HCCC Key Club, which organizes community fundraisers, food drives and more, and presently, he is the co-chair of the HCCC President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.Mr. Pujols’ life and work philosophies are the cornerstones of how he prepares students to be self-sufficient, lifelong learners. “One may not know all the answers. I don’t have all the answers, but to empower others, one must be proactive and help students find the answers despite obstacles,” Mr. Pujols said.
The 2020 Olympics field will feature six teams, with host Japan guaranteed one of those slots. The top Premier12 finisher from the Americas and Asia/Oceania also will earn spots in the field, with the remaining three to be filled out in regional tournaments next spring. The U.S. roster likely will be composed of minor leaguers who are not on major league 40-man rosters. Baseball was an official Olympic sport from 1992-2008 before being voted out for the 2012 London Games and remaining absent from Rio 2016. It will return next year thanks to its popularity in Japan but will not be on the program for Paris 2024. Four-time @MLB #WorldSeries champion Joe Girardi will lead #TeamUSA on the path to qualifying for #Tokyo2020 at #Premier12. #ForGlory🇺🇸📝: https://t.co/Az1p8VvisD pic.twitter.com/QHojRX5FNZ— USA Baseball (@USABaseball) August 7, 2019While the agreement only ties the former Yankees and Marlins manager into qualifying this fall, Girardi likely would be in line to manage in the Olympics should the USA make it through — assuming he isn’t back in the majors by then. “It is truly an honor to be named the manager for the USA Baseball Premier12 team,” Girardi said in a release. “I was fortunate to wear this very special jersey as a player on the national team in 1985 and it is a privilege to be chosen to wear it once again as a manager. I look forward to leading Team USA as we strive for a gold medal and look to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.” Related News Blue Jays’ Bo Bichette sets MLB record for most extra-base hits in first 9 career games Girardi will lead the U.S. team for games against the Netherlands, Mexico and the Dominican Republic in Guadalajara Nov. 2-4. The top two teams from that group and two others being played in South Korea and Chinese Taipei will move on to a six-team “super round” in Japan Nov. 11-17. Jon Lester calls himself ‘weakest link’ in Cubs rotation after allowing 11 runs Baseball returns to the Olympics next year for the first time since 2008, and Joe Girardi will be in charge of ensuring the U.S. is in the Tokyo Games field. USA Baseball on Wednesday named Girardi as its manager for the Premier12 tournament that will serve as an Olympic qualifier this November.
CLUB CLEAN UPClub members and volunteers are requested for a general spring clean/ tidy up of the club this Saturday 20th of Febuary starting at 10.00am to get the club ready for the 2016 season, so if you have any time to spare on Saturday call down for an hour or two, many hands make light work. UNDERAGE TRAININGUnder 6 boys training is on every Sunday from 10:00am – 11:15amUnder 8 boys training is on every Saturday from 3:00pm – 4:15pm Under 10 boys training is on every Sunday from 11:30am – 12:45pmUnder 12 boys training is on every Sunday from 12.45pm – 2.00pmUnder 14 boys training is on every Saturday from 4.30pm – 6:00pm Under 16 boys training is on every Monday from 4.00pm to 5.30pm and every Friday from 5.00pm-6.30pmUnder 6 and Under 8 girls training is on every Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pm Under 10 girls training is on every Saturday from 12:15pm – 1:15pmUnder 14 and Under 16 girls training is on every Wednesday from 5:15pm to 6:15pmThere will be no under 8 girls training on this Saturday 20th of Febuary.The under 8 boys training next Saturday is also cancelled.LOTTO There was no winner of this week’s jackpot of €1100. The numbers drawn were 3-1-7-2-4-6-5. The €50 winner was Margaret McClean, Carrowmore, Malin and the €20 euro sellers prize went to Ronan McLaughlin, Carrowmore, Malin. Next week’s jackpot is €1150.INDOOR SPORTS HALL AND FUNCTION ROOM BOOKINGSAnyone looking to book the indoor sports hall or the upstairs function & meeting rooms for any activities, classes or meetings are asked to contatct Susan Byrne on 0749370638 or 0867832242. The upstairs function room is an ideal venue for private parties with full kitchen, stage, toilet and bar facilities.GET FIT WITH CHARLIE Get Fit with Charlie Is on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Malin GAA Centre. Women @ 6:30pm Men @ 8pm. Pay as you go for €5 per class. Contact Charlie on 0874103782 or check out his facebook page. GAA NEWS: MEMBERS REQUIRED FOR MALIN GAA CLUB CLEAN UP was last modified: February 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAMalinSport