November 20: This Week at Plaza

November 20, 2017

Monday, November 20: Extended Day Associate Student Registration, 4:30-7:00 p.m. on the Commons; All day classes are in session

Tuesday, November 21: Annual Multicultural Thanksgiving Feast, 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the Commons; All day and extended day classes are in session

Wednesday, November 22: Day Associate Student Registration, 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Commons; No day or extended day classes are in session

Thursday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Break – No Classes

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” – Ralph Marston


Join Plaza’s Multicultural Thanksgiving Feast Tuesday

November 17, 2017

Sigma Kappa Delta invites students, faculty, staff, and administrators to join us for Plaza’s third annual Multicultural Thanksgiving Feast on Tuesday, November 21. A delicious collection of food and desserts from cultures around the world will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the Commons. Inspirational words will be offered at noon and 5:45 p.m.

Would you like to help? We will be taking donations of hot food, desserts, and drinks as well as silverware, napkins, plates, and cups. We also need volunteers to set up and serve food, so please sign up at the Student Life office for either or both.

On Tuesday, we welcome everyone to join us and make a donation for a plate of food. All donations will go to Winter Wishes. Plaza is participating in the Winter Wishes project for the first time this year under the leadership of Ms. Cindy McMahon from our Legal Studies department. The project provides letters from children, teenagers, and seniors across the city who request a specific gift for the holidays.

Although it is our first year participating, members of the Plaza community have already claimed all of the wish letters. Thank you to all of our amazing donors! We are also purchasing new winter coats for all of the children ages 4-7 who wrote letters. All proceeds from Thanksgiving will go toward the coats. Please see Ms. McMahon in Admissions if you would like to donate a new coat.


Register for Winter 2018 Next Week

November 15, 2017

Registration for Winter 2018 begins next week, so be sure you are ready! The Winter 2018 master course schedule will be available at registration. Before going to register, it is essential to take care of any Financial Services or Students Services holds. Make plans to attend as scheduled below, and remember that children are not permitted at registration. Students with questions about registration should contact Student Services.

Day Associate Degree Students

Registration for day associate degree students will take place on Wednesday, November 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Commons. Classes will NOT be in session that day.

Extended-day Associate Degree Students

Registration for extended-day associate degree students will take place on Monday, November 20, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. on the Commons. Evening classes will NOT be in session that day (with the exception of AH1008b and MGT1003 for BBA students), but day classes will take place as scheduled.

Bachelor Degree Students

Bachelor degree students do not need to attend the sessions listed above. PIM students should watch for an e-mail from Dean Dolla with registration information, and they must reply to her message to make an appointment. BBA-Management students will receive an e-mail from Dr. Sibblis with available times to meet with her for registration.

Court Reporting Students

Registration for extended-day Court Reporting students will take place from 4:30-7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 20, in the Medical Labs across from the library on the first floor. Registration for day Court Reporting students will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, in the Medical Labs across from the library on the first floor. Court Reporting  students with questions about registration should contact Prof. Garzon or Mr. Dominguez in Student Services.

Paralegal Students

Registration for extended-day Paralegal students will take place from 4:30-7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 20, in the Medical Labs across from the library on the first floor. Registration for day Paralegal students will take place after 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 20 (not on November 22 with the other associate students) in the BBA Lounge with Prof. Lazarus. Paralegal students with questions about registration should contact Prof. Lazarus or Mr. Dominguez in Student Services.

Pending Graduates (for December 2017)

Pending Graduates who are finishing in December do not need to attend registration. If a student is finishing an associates program and joining the BBA-MGT or PIM program in Winter 2018, he or she will receive his or her schedule through Admissions.


November 13: This Week at Plaza

November 13, 2017

Tuesday, November 14: Soft Skills to Help Pay the Bills, 11:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the BBA Lounge; Join Career Services for this workshop relevant to all majors about using a variety of skills to advance your career!

Monday, November 20: Extended Day Associate Student Registration, 4:30-7:00 p.m. on the Commons; Day classes are in session

Tuesday, November 21: Annual Multicultural Thanksgiving Feast, 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the Commons; All day and extended day classes are in session

Wednesday, November 22: Day Associate Student Registration, 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Commons; No day or extended day classes are in session

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.” – Denis Waitley


Students Get LinkedIn with Career Services

November 10, 2017

 

On November 7, dozens of Plaza College students participated in the fall 2017 Career Services LinkedIn event during College Hour and at 5:30. Well-dressed students had headshots taken by Plaza’s IT Manager and professional photographer Norman Alvarado. Participants also were given a step-by-step guide for starting or improving their LinkedIn profiles and had the chance to speak with members of Career Services for advice.

Photos have been forwarded to students via their email.  If you did not receive your photo or would like extra assistance with your profile, please visit Career Services on the third floor.

Also, be sure to join Career Services and Student Life on Tuesday, November 14, for the workshop “Soft Skills to Help Pay the Bills.” Career Services will offer a presentation relevant to all majors about using a variety of skills to advance your career at 11:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the BBA Lounge.

 


Plaza Celebrates Medical Assistant Week

November 8, 2017

 

Plaza honored Medical Assistant Recognition Week in October with guest speakers and a workout on the Commons! From October 16-20, students and staff showed appreciation for the outstanding work medical assistants perform to support medical providers and care for patients every day.

The celebration kicked off on Monday with a visit from NYU Langone Medical Center. Representatives met with more than 40 students to discuss career options at NYU Medical.

On Tuesday, a College Hour presentation featured guest speakers including recent graduates, Doctors of Plastic Surgery general manager Arun Thomas, Doctors of Plastic Surgery director Patrick Pargas, and Dr. Christine Antoldi, owner of Forest Hills Chiropractic and Wellness Center.

Their presentation provided MA students with information about what employers are looking for in an externship and how to land a job as a medical assistant, including relationship building, professionalism, knowledge of the MA field, time management skills, and understanding MA career goals. As Dr. Antoldi explained, “Externships have become an essential piece of the educational experience for MA students. MA externships help students build their resumes for employment or graduate study after graduation.”

The celebration continued on Thursday with a Zumba workout on the Commons offered by 24 Hour Fitness. Students and faculty enjoyed a spirited workout as well as healthy snacks.

Special thanks to Career Relationship Manager Alpa Patel for planning the week’s events!

 


November 6: This Week at Plaza

November 6, 2017

Tuesday, November 7: Writing Workshop 5:00 p.m. to 5:55 p.m. Room 204

Tuesday, November 7: Free Professional LinkedIn Photos 11:45-12:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:00 p.m. on the Commons – Get a professional headshot taken and learn more about how to set up a successful LinkedIn Profile. Come looking your best in professional dress code!

Thursday, November 9: Writing Workshop 11:40 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. Room 204

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller


Congratulations Spring 2017 Faculty List Honorees!

November 4, 2017

  

For the Spring 2017 semester, students were awarded academic honors in four categories. This week we recognize the 20 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!

  • Alsuran, Kimberly
  • Bravo, Leslie
  • Cruz, Cristal
  • David, Christelle
  • Felipe, Kelvin
  • Frias, Andrew
  • Hernandez, Andrea
  • Hernandez, Juliana
  • Morales, Kia
  • Newman, Katrina
  • Nunez, Jennifer
  • Pan, Qian
  • Razack, Bebi
  • Razack, Fazan
  • Reid, Bayyinah
  • Santiago, Beatrice
  • Velazquez, Ivelisse
  • Williams, Latisha
  • Witherspoon, Andrea
  • Zambrano, Jessica

  


Plaza Celebrates New Dental Hygiene Program

November 2, 2017

 

On October 20, Plaza College celebrated the grand opening of its dental hygiene program with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Attendees gathered on Plaza’s terrace and in the Commons to hear about the program from President Charles E. Callahan and Chief Operating Officer Charles E. Callahan IV.

The future opening of Plaza’s dental clinic was also welcomed by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Congressman Joe Crowley. Speakers were joined for the celebration by local elected officials, Plaza trustees, Academic Dean Marie Dolla, administrators, faculty, staff, colleagues, and the first class of Plaza College dental hygiene students.

The Community Dental Clinic will open in Spring 2018 as part of students’ patient-care training, providing preventive dental procedures such as dental prophylaxis (cleanings), radiographs, topical fluorides, and oral health education under the supervision of licensed dentists and dental hygienists. The clinic will be dedicated to expanding access to necessary preventive dental care and will serve students, faculty, and staff, as well as the public.

After a two-year accreditation process, the Plaza College Dental Hygiene Program was approved this year by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association to offer the first dental hygiene program in Queens and the first in New York City in 27 years. The first group of dental hygiene students began classes in September.

For more information about applying to the dental program or the dental clinic, contact Program Director Dr. Laura Sleeper at 718-779-1430.

 


October 30: This Week at Plaza

October 30, 2017

Tuesday, October 31: Writing Workshop 5:00 p.m. to 5:55 p.m. Room 204

Thursday, November 2: Writing Workshop 11:40 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. Room 204

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “This fork in the road happens over a hundred times a day, and it’s the choices that you make that will determine the shape of your life.” – Liz Murray


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