Dear Plaza College Community:
On the heels of rebuilding after an unprecedented pandemic, our nation has been thrust into yet another trying time in history. The events unfolding across the country, sparked by the tragic death of George Floyd, have made the anger, sadness, and despair of its citizens palpable. Our hearts ache for Mr. Floyd, his family, and everyone affected by the persistence of fundamental inequality in our society.
We have gone from staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, to now observing legal curfews in order to protect citizens from violence. In the face of this grave injustice, set against a backdrop of economic uncertainty and general fear for the future, we must remain committed to our core values as a society. Access to an education that promotes tolerance and understanding is critical when addressing these issues, for it is only through open-mindedness that we, as a society, can achieve what we set out to accomplish.
This institution was founded in Queens in 1916, and we’ve called this community home since that day. This Borough is unique – it’s the most diverse county in the entire world. And, as a member of this community, Plaza College has always prided itself on its diversity and commitment to equality and inclusivity. For all 104 years of our existence, we have remained true to our mission – to educate our students and provide them with the tools they need to improve their lives for the better.
During these trying times, I call upon us all to stay united as a community. As an educational institution, we must stand united in our collective pursuit of knowledge and enlightenment. We’re proud of you, students. You are the leaders of tomorrow, and we know that through the most professional, responsible, and appropriate channels, you’ll be successful in effectuating the change our society so desperately needs.
Regrettably, we cannot alter the past. However, we can learn from it and use that knowledge to make meaningful improvements for the future. As we navigate these trying times, I strongly encourage that you engage with others in a socially distant manner. Should you need our assistance, please let your professors know. We are here for you.
Betty G. was the winner and panelist in March 2019 at the Sigma Kappa Delta National Honor Society Convention in St.Louis, Missouri. This experience led Betty to run for Secretary of Sigma Kappa Delta, working alongside her fellow peers to put on a variety of events for the Plaza College student body.
Betty has worked in the dental field for over six years, explaining that she has always been interested in dentistry and loves working with people. “My sister was the one who got me involved in dentistry when I was fourteen by making goody bags for patients at a dental practice.”
Her dream job is to eventually end up in research, particularly for Alzheimer’s after witnessing the deterioration of her boyfriend’s grandmother. This inspired her to focus a dental hygiene research project on the disease entitled, “The Correlation Between Periodontal Disease and Alzheimer’s.”
Ms. Keena Williams recently transitioned from her Associate’s Degree in the Business Administration Program (AAS) to getting her Bachelor’s in Business Administration Management (BBA). Keena knew the business program was ideal for her career goals because she aspires to work in the music industry, eventually working her way up to a leadership role as a Chief Executive Officer.
Keena’s most memorable experience at Plaza College brings her back to the time she was conducting her audition video for Secretary of Sigma Kappa Delta Honor Society and volunteering at the Multicultural Thanksgiving Feast! She also loved volunteering at the Breast Cancer Bake Sale Fundraiser back in October.
Keena attributes her academic and professional growth to Ms.Pokidaylo, Director of Career Services. “I look up to her in a leadership capacity. She really cares about my professional conduct and it’s helped me see myself as a stronger and more competent individual.”
“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings” -Ann Landers
Thank you Alejandro P. For sharing this wonderful photo of working with your son,keeping up with your own studies, and staying positive & motivated!
Thank you Martha N. for sharing this amazing photo! “While it’s cold outside I’m indoors enjoying my virtual classes, assisting Professor Lazarus and home schooling my five year old boy-triple tasking!”- Martha
Thank you Diane D. for sharing this motivation!
In the midst of the COVID-19, Plaza College is working harder than ever to provide students, faculty, and staff with the necessary procedures to continue to offer students the best possible experience during this time.
Classes in all programs are currently being offered virtually. Classes are taught by a live instructor, ready to help, in real time, and guide students to continue their studies. These virtual classes are accessed through each student’s ecampus portal, with separate virtual learning modules for every professor.
One of Plaza’s greatest asset for students is the Academic Resource Center (ARC), which allows students to have free tutoring and refreshing in any area they so need. We are proud to announce that the ARC is now LIVE ONLINE. This can be accessed by:
While it is best to use Google Meets, you will also see a phone number for remote contact. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions about the ARC, please contact Director Krampf at email@example.com.
For prospective students looking to apply to our programs, we are now offering VIRTUAL INTERVIEWS! This is a great way to start the process and learn about our programs in depth! By filling out an online application, your admissions counselor will reach out to you. If you’ve already submitted your application, please email Caroline Callahan, Director of Admissions, cmc@plazacollege.
Hi Prospective Students!
Here at Plaza, we’re taking steps to protect both our students’ safety and their goal of earning a college degree during this difficult time. That’s why we’ve implemented some new procedures so that we can all practice safe social distancing standards, but you don’t have to put your plans on hold for any longer.
The Admissions Department has set up a system to allow you to complete your Spring 2020 application and registration process virtually. Virtual admissions
The College is confident that face-to-face classes will be able to resume at the start of our Spring 2020 semester, and we’d hate for you to miss out!
We can’t wait to meet with you in person, but for now, please use this link to begin your application. If you’ve already submitted your application, please email Caroline Callahan, Director of Admissions, firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on how to proceed in the process.
The Admissions Team @ Plaza College
To our Wonderful Plaza College Community:
The safety of our students, faculty, and staff remains our top priority, and we’d like to ensure you that the steps we’re taking during this difficult time are in an effort to protect that – as well as your goal of earning a college degree.
We’re happy to report that our virtual classes have gotten a great start, and that’s a credit to you and your flexibility! Thank you so much for your continued dedication!
Plaza College students joyfully celebrated International Women’s Day by posting declarations of honor and remembrance for women in their lives, historical figures and pop culture icons!
Being accepted to Plaza College was an exciting moment in my life. It allowed me to achieve my goal; to complete a Bachelor's in the Business Administration program. Plaza College professors and administrative staff are dedicated to helping students to be successful in their endeavors.
“My mother graduated from Plaza. My father graduated from Plaza. My brother graduated from Plaza. I graduated from Plaza. We are very proud of our educational background.”
"Being a student at Plaza College has paved a new road of achievement towards a successful career in Medical Assisting for me. My time here has been filled with academic accomplishments on things I didn't think I could do! Plaza College is your career starter!"
“Professor Warmouth has always gone above and beyond in supporting what I need to do, whether it’s for her class or another in the program. She’s taught me additional skills on top of what we learn.”
“Everyone you meet here supports your career trajectory in one way or another. Dr. Anderson told me you have to know what you want and be on your ‘p’s and q’s.’ I realized I had to focus and buckle down on my studies to be successful. “
“I went to another school that didn’t give me the care and personal attention the way Plaza College does. They truly care about me becoming a better person."
"The Court Reporting Faculty at Plaza College has helped me in so many way. Even after I graduated, I have still been in touch with all of them and they have helped me with job placement and test taking!"
"I am currently in my last semester of the Medical Assistant Program. Our last semester comes with an externship component, where we demonstrate all the skills we learned at Plaza College. I strongly feel that Plaza College has prepared me with both my clinical and clerical skills."
"My admissions advisor guided me, set up appointments and sat with me through the process. Other schools simply threw the requirements at me, but at Plaza I received personal attention.”
“Academically, teachers are always willing to help you and will stay longer after the classes. They are responsive over email and you can always go to the Academic Resource Center (ARC) for extra support.”
“Being a single parent and coming back to school after a good amount of time was definitely a challenge and the professors have been willing and easy to communicate with. If I’m having a difficult situation, need some flexibility or need clarification, they’ve been easy to reach out to with no hesitation."
“The hands-on training has been a tremendous help in preparing me for my externship. Everything I was taught in all my clinical classes was exactly what I was able to use in my externship and more. The skills that I learned at Plaza College will help me in all of my future endeavors.”
“I chose Plaza College because I wanted to be in an accelerated program, where I am able to commit full-time, and start working as a dental hygienist much faster. One thing I can truly say is that the administration, staff, and the new long-life friends that you make here will help you get through all the obstacles one step at a time!