Next week, Plaza College will join schools and organizations around the country in celebrating the work of health information professionals during HIP week. Plaza’s celebration will take place on Wednesday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons.
All HIT/PIM students are invited to the celebration, which will feature speakers including Director Erman, Dean Dolla, guest speaker Lisa Marie Todd, and alumna Jackie Sanchez. There will also be games, prizes, and pizza.
According to the American Health Information Management Association website, AHIMA will honor health information professionals March 26 through April 1, 2017, with the theme “Leading the way to quality data.” AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon said, “Our goal is to raise awareness that health information management professionals are the best equipped to understand health data and turn information into knowledge that powers better decision making.”
With Graduation 2017 approaching in June, it is time for pending graduates to prepare. If you plan to walk in the graduation ceremony, get ready by completing the following steps!
Tuesday, March 21: Plaza College Jeopardy, College Hour, the Commons
Thursday, March 23: Cardio Dance class with 24-Hour Fitness, College Hour, the Commons
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
We have completed Week 10, and it is almost time for students to submit the portfolio projects they have been working on all semester. To help students prepare, we have collected student tips for completing portfolios successfully!
The Office of Student Life hosted its winter bake sale on Thursday, raising $500 to support victims of domestic violence. Members of the Plaza community contributed baked goods as well as main dishes for purchase on the Commons. In addition, attendees were given purple wristbands, ducks, and ribbon stickers to promote domestic violence awareness. All of the proceeds go directly to support the efforts of Safe Horizon, which aims to stop domestic violence.
This month there is also a toiletries drive for families being supported by Safe Horizon and living in shelters. Donations of new toiletries and school supplies are being collected by Sigma Tau Delta all month, and donations may be dropped off in the Student Life office.
Thank you to everyone who donated and staffed the tables for the bake sale, especially the dedicated members of the Ambassadors club and V-Day club!
Tuesday, March 14: Money Matters! Financial Readiness Symposium presented by TD Bank in the BBA Center at 11:45 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” – Madame C. J. Walker
Plaza College’s new School of Legal Studies will begin offering its paralegal program in May. Do you know what it means to be a paralegal?
While many people think of lawyers and judges when imagining a courtroom, paralegals are a large part of the legal profession. These important members of the staff support lawyers in preparing for court, and this career offers many benefits.
Yesterday, guest speaker James Mackey II inspired students with a presentation about career empowerment. Mackey spoke about his philosophy of empowerment as the combination of information, education, resources, and opportunity.
He explained to students that in order to land the jobs that they are passionate about, they must stay focused on their careers, educate themselves about companies they want to work for, and remain “humble, but hungry.” He broke down the steps to success as S.M.A.R.T. goals:
Sponsored by the departments of Career Services and Student Life, the presentation took place during College Hour on the Commons. The interactive presentation captured the attention of students right through to the end, when Mackey encouraged everyone to follow his success formula of “Information +Application = Transformation.”
Mackey is an OfficeTeam Staffing Manager for Robert Half International, a specialized staffing firm. He works closely with hiring managers, organizations, and educational institutions from a large number of reputable companies. He is also a fourth generation community activist who previously served as the Program Outreach Director for The H.E.V.N. Coalition.
This Week at Plaza
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Mistakes are a fact of life: It is the response to the error that counts.” – Nikki Giovanni
For the Fall 2016 semester, students were awarded academic honors in four categories. This week we recognize 44 students who earned the Faculty Award. To be honored in this category, students must earn a semester GPA between 3.4 and 4.0, carry at least 12 credit hours, earn no grade below a B, and have not yet taken LL61. Congratulations to all!