ARC and Open Labs Begin for Winter 2018

January 17, 2018

Open labs begin today for the winter semester, offering a place to work with a staff or student assistant throughout the day. Please check the schedule below for rooms and times!

Monday/Wednesday

  • 10:05-11:35 Room 209
  • 11:40-1:10 Room 211 Monday / 306 Wednesday
  • 1:15-2:45 Room 202
  • 2:50-4:20 Room 209
  • 5:00-6:00 Room 207

Tuesday/Thursday

  • 10:05-11:35 Room 202 Tuesday / 207 Thursday
  • 11:40-12:40 Room 201
  • 12:40-2:10 Room 202
  • 2:15-3:45 Room 202
  • 5:00-6:00 Room 307

Saturday

  • 12:30-3:30 Room 201

In addition, the ARC opens for tutoring on Monday. If you need assistance with any classwork, a computer, or a place to study, please visit the ARC next to the library. The ARC has tutors available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in a variety of subjects. (Friday the ARC is closed from 4-4:30 p.m.)

To make an appointment with a tutor in advance, stop by the ARC, call 718-779-1430, ext. 3354, or visit the ARC website and click on Tutoring – Schedule an Appointment. The ARC also offers weekly writing and math workshops.


January 15: This Week at Plaza

January 15, 2018

Monday, January 15: No Classes

Tuesday, January 16: ARC opens as a computer lab

Friday, January 19: Last day to add/exchange classes

Monday, January 22: ARC opens for tutoring

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” – J.P. Morgan


Congratulations Microsoft Office Specialists!

January 12, 2018

  

Plaza College is pleased to announce that 21 students earned Microsoft Office Specialist Certification last semester. This important credential for future careers is the result of many hours of practice and class preparation. If you see these students, be sure to congratulate them!

MOS Certification in Word

  • Elizabeth Allen
  • Luis Garcia
  • Patricia Lindor
  • Eliana Londono
  • Ana Lopez
  • Rajendra Mangal
  • Zrinil Sanz

MOS Certification in PowerPoint

  • Luigi Beatong
  • Nasrin Bhuiyan
  • Marissa Brathwaite
  • Yangchen Dolkar
  • David Giraldo
  • Pamela Granados
  • Tiffany Harris
  • Takeasha Newton
  • Deshannique Plummer
  • Alicia Rivera
  • Cassandra Spencer

MOS Certification in Excel

  • Angel Lopez
  • Karisma Lowery
  • Kammy Kamanpreet

Thank you to the dedicated faculty and staff who helped students prepare for the exams! Students interested in preparing for MOS certification should take the following courses: MGT1001 Management Tools and Resources for PowerPoint; IT151 Word Processing Operations for Word; IT116 Advanced Spreadsheet Applications for Excel.


Winter 2018 Classes Start Today!

January 10, 2018

Welcome to the winter 2018 semester!  Whether your first class is today or later in the week, remember to come prepared in dress code, including your student ID, with all the school supplies you will need to take notes and stay organized for your classes.

Check MyPortal to find out your grades for last semester and to see your current schedule! Continuing students with questions about their schedule for the upcoming semester should contact Student Services by calling 718-779-1430. New students should contact their admissions representative.

Also, remember that you must be in dress code to attend classes and earn credit toward your professionalism grade. Copies of the dress code are available at the front desk.

Required attire for Business and Legal Studies students:

  • Gentlemen: Slacks or khakis, tucked-in button-down shirt, and a properly fastened tie
  • Ladies: Professional dress, slacks or a business skirt with a tailored top, blouse, and/or cardigan

Required attire for Medical and Dental students:

  • Plaza College-issued scrubs (matching scrub top and bottom required), clean sneakers.
  • A solid white long-sleeve undershirt with no hood is acceptable in cooler temperatures.
  • All uniforms must be OSHA compliant. Please see your program handbook or a faculty member with questions.

Dress code violations:

  • Hats
  • Blue jeans
  • Leggings of any kind
  • Sweatshirts and sweatpants
  • Ripped clothing of any kind
  • T-shirts and tank tops
  • Visible undergarments
  • Short hemlines/low-cut necklines
  • Shorts

January 8: This Week at Plaza

January 8, 2018

Monday, January 8: Last Day of Intersession for ARC and Student Services

Monday, January 8: First-semester Student Orientations – Contact Admissions for details

Wednesday, January 10: Winter 2018 Classes Begin!

Thursday, January 11: Add/Exchange begins for class changes – Visit or call Student Services to make an appointment.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell


Are You Interested in a Career in Business or Technology?

January 5, 2018

Apply now for the School of Business and Technology’s Winter 2018 semester! Whether you are starting college for the first time, transferring from another institution, or thinking about changing careers, Plaza can help find a program that is right for you.

At the School of Business and Technology, expert professors with experience in their fields prepare students at the associate and baccalaureate level to compete in the dynamic business community of New York City. Students have several areas they can major in:

  • Business Administration Management, BBA
  • Business Administration, AAS
  • Accounting and Information Systems, AOS
  • Administrative Studies, AOS

“During my 15 years in banking, I’ve gained numerous skills and experience,” says Heerawatie Dowlat ’18 Office Assistant-BA. “I then applied at Citibank for a higher position and was turned down… I was discouraged but then realized the importance of a college degree. The summer of 2016, I decided to return to school to further my education.”

With a variety of student services and a convenient location in Forest Hills, Plaza has everything you need to succeed. The winter semester begins January 10, so contact us today! Call admissions at 718-505-4188 or send us a message.


Student Review: Kinky Boots

January 3, 2018

 

On December 6, Professor Butchy’s drama classes attended the hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots. Student Nikki Doodnauth reviews the production below!

Directed by Jerry Mitchell, the play Kinky Boots was a spectacular performance characterized by some powerful vocals and sturdy stilettos. Charlie Price inherits his late father’s shoe factory in Northampton, England. The business is on the verge of going out of business, causing Charlie to struggle to find ways to keep the workers employed. Charlie ends up meeting a transvestite stage performer named Lola [and plans] to create women’s shoes for men. As Charlie and Lola work together to save the dying shoe business, they realize they have more in common than they thought.

Stephane Duret’s performance as Lola was incredible; his vocals were powerful, and he portrayed his character with such enthusiasm that you cannot look away. I was also amazed at how effortlessly he could keep his balance while dancing and walking around in those high heels. Another actor I find worthy of recognition is Delaney Westfall. Her performance as Lauren embodied how all girls with a crush feel. Her enthusiasm and singing in the musical number, “The History of Wrong Guys” is definitely something worth sticking around for.

Alongside the actors, the other factor that contributed to the magic of Kinky Boots happened behind the scenes. I specifically admired the work of costume designer, Gregg Barnes; my favorite costume would have to be Lola’s red dress shown in the final musical number, “Raise You Up/Just Be”. Her dress was filled with glitter and sparkles, and its flashiness represented the entire essence of the play. It was also very exciting to see the colorful and extravagant costumes that the Angels had on.

Overall, Kinky Boots was a wonderful experience. The actors were very passionate and enthusiastic. The dance numbers that involved the stilettos seemed extremely difficult, but the actors took care of that with ease, especially Stephane Duret. The variety and the flamboyance of the costumes added to the excitement of this musical performance.

Kinky Boots also reminded us about the importance of self-expression and surpassing serotypes, as reflected by the tensions between Lola and her Angels and the workers in the factory. The overall performance and the message behind this play makes Kinky Boots a must-see.


January 1: This Week at Plaza

January 1, 2018

 

Monday, January 1: Plaza College offices closed

Tuesday, January 2: ARC and Student Services Open for Intersession

Wednesday, January 3: ARC and Student Services Open for Intersession

Thursday, January 4: ARC and Student Services Open for Intersession

Friday, January 5: ARC and Student Services Open for Intersession

Monday, January 8: Last Day of Intersession for ARC and Student Services

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!” – D.M. Dellinger


Are You Ready for a Medical Career?

December 29, 2017

Apply now for the School of Allied Health Winter 2018 semester! Whether you are starting college for the first time, transferring from another institution, or thinking about changing careers, Plaza can help find a program that is right for you.

At the School of Allied Health, doctors and medical experts prepare students at the associate and baccalaureate level to enter the allied health workforce with up-to-date knowledge of the field, including technology, anatomy, and legal considerations. Students have several areas they can major in:

  • Patient Information Management, BBA
  • Healthcare Management, AAS
  • Medical Assisting, AAS
  • Health Information Technology, AAS
  • Administrative Studies – Medical Office, AOS
  • Medical Billing and Coding

“The hands-on training has been a tremendous help in preparing me for my externship,” says Gabriella Doble, Registered Medical Assisting ’17. “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.”

With a variety of student services and a convenient location in Forest Hills, Plaza has everything you need to succeed. The winter semester begins January 10, so contact us today! Call admissions at 718-505-4188 or send us a message.


Plaza Fulfills Winter Wishes

December 27, 2017

 

For the first time this year, Plaza College joined the New York Cares Winter Wishes project to provide gifts for New Yorkers in need. Under the leadership of Ms. Cindy McMahon from the Legal Studies Department, Plaza College students and staff purchased gifts to fulfill the requests in 30 wish letters.

The letters came from 15 children, 10 teenagers, and 5 seniors, and in addition to purchasing the requested gifts, Plaza collected donations at its annual Thanksgiving feast to donate 25 new coats to the children and teens.

Participants gathered in the Commons before the holiday break to wrap the gifts and prepare them for delivery. Thank you to everyone who donated to make the holidays a brighter time of year for so many!

   


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