1916: Plaza Business School was founded in Long Island City by Charles E. Callahan and his wife, Anna S. Callahan, to primarily serve women who needed a career path through education while their husbands and fathers served in World War I

1932: Plaza graduated its 1000th student

1954: Lieutenant Charles E. Callahan, Jr. returned from serving in the Korean War to take over as President with his wife, Elizabeth Callahan, as his Vice President

1966: Plaza celebrated its 50th Anniversary

1970: Expanded and moved to the Bruson Building in Jackson Heights, Queens

1975: First two-year programs developed

1977: First Board of Trustees appointed

1982: Authorized by the Board of Regents of the State of New York to confer the school’s first Associate Degree, transforming Plaza Business School into Plaza Business Institute

1985: Offered the first degree in Accounting

1991: Plaza Business Institute received initial accreditation as a college and became Plaza College

2002: Accreditation granted by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

2004: Medical Assisting, one of Plaza’s most popular and successful programs, was developed

2006: First Bachelor Degree of Business Administration (BBA) offered

2008: Medical Assisting program granted prestigious accreditation from CAAHEP

2009: Authorization to confer the Associate Degree in Health Information Technology and the Bachelor Degree in Patient Information Management received

2014: Plaza College moved to a completely customized and state-of-the-art new campus in Forest Hills Tower in Forest Hills, Queens

2016: Plaza College will celebrate its 100th Anniversary

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