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Cultural Center

About the Hofstra Cultural Center

The Hofstra Cultural Center (HCC) is an internationally renowned organization that includes a conference and symposium component, performance arts, and the publication of the proceedings of its conferences and symposia. The goal of the HCC is to augment the offerings of the academic departments of the University by developing educational programs related to the cultural and interdisciplinary experience of students, faculty, staff, alumni and scholars.

The HCC plans and coordinates conferences and symposia in the fields of the humanities, business, law and the sciences to promote the University as an international arena of scholarly thought and to foster Long Island as a cultural entity. It has sponsored more than 130 conferences/symposia and has won international recognition for its Women Writers' Conferences and for its Presidential Conference Series, which started in 1982 with the Franklin D. Roosevelt Centennial Conference and continued thereafter. Conferences/symposia have also been held on popular culture personalities such as Babe Ruth, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, James Bond and the New York Mets, to name a few, in addition to conferences on George Sand, John Steinbeck, Don Quixote, Primo Levi, Jean Cocteau, Margaret Thatcher, Oscar Wilde and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

In addition to the conference and symposium component, the Hofstra Cultural Center is dedicated to making Hofstra University a thriving center of the arts (music, theater, dance performances, lectures), by introducing the Joseph G. Astman Cultural Events – which offer opportunities for us to explore who we are as a diverse culture – and by producing cultural events and promoting the arts through grants, services, advocacy, and educational development programs.

Our core values state:

  • The HCC is dedicated to making itself a thriving center of arts activity with relevance to the Hofstra community, visitors and the larger arts community.
  • The HCC believes the arts play an important role in the educational development of our students and that it is not limited to the formal classroom.
  • The HCC serves the Hofstra faculty and student body through its grants and services, advocacy, and cultural programming.  

Technical and Logistic Assistance:

The HCC staff is available to provide logistical and technical support and guide groups through the process of putting on an event.  This includes working with the offices of Event Management, Creative Services, Public Relations, Compass, Public Safety, Finance and Legal, as well as event registration and outside vendors for hotels and transportation services to ensure that your event is successful.


HCC Administrative Offices:
Hofstra Cultural Center
108 Monroe Hall
127 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1130

Phone: 516-463-5669
Fax: 516-463-4793
Email: hofculctr{at}hofstra.edu

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Athelene A. Collins
Executive Director
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Carol D. Mallison
Manager of Conferences and Events
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Jeannine Rinaldi
Senior Assistant to the Director
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Natalie Datlof
Director Emerita
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Suzanne Thiry
Event Coordinator
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Amy Trotta
Event Coordinator
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