THE BRONX - It was a weekend of celebration at Hostos Community College to mark the institution's 45th birthday.

The school first opened its doors to 649 students back in 1970, but today there are more than 6,000 people enrolled.

Current students, faculty and alumni turned out for the event and shared what the last 45 years has meant to them. Many said it shows that the Bronx is a thriving community.