Apply Now for Fall 2016!

June 29, 2016

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Whether you are entering college for the first time, thinking about changing careers, or transferring from another institution, Plaza College is ready to help find a program that is right for you.

At Plaza’s School of Business and Technology, expert professors prepare students at the associate and baccalaureate level compete in the dynamic business community of New York City. Students can major in Business Administration Management, BBA; Business Administration, AAS; Accounting and Information Systems, AOS; or Administrative Studies, AOS.

At Plaza’s 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 important laws and technology in the field. Students can major in Patient Information Management, BBA; Medical Assisting, AAS; Health Information Technology, AAS; Medical Office Technologies, AOS; or Medical Billing and Coding.

With extensive student support services and a prime location in Forest Hills, Plaza has everything you need to succeed.

The fall semester beginning in September will fill up quickly, so contact us today! Call admissions at 718-505-4188 or send us a message.


June 27: This Week at Plaza

June 27, 2016

Tuesday, June 28: Grammar Workshop for English classes 5:00-5:55 p.m. in Room 204

Thursday, June 30: Grammar Workshop for English classes 11:40-12:35 p.m. in Room 204

Saturday, July 2: No classes

Monday, July 4: No classes

Monday-Friday: Book Drive – donations accepted at the Student Life Office

Monday-Friday: Semester Honors for Winter 2016 available for pick-up in the Student Life Office

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “Nobody else is paying as much attention to your failures as you are… To everyone else, it's just a blip on the radar screen, so just move on.'” – Jerry Zucker


Featured Alum: Evelyn Stephen

June 24, 2016


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Today we are happy to feature a 2015 graduate whose outstanding skills and dedication to helping others have helped her to land a fantastic position with Brightpoint Health: Evelyn Stephen!

Evelyn graduated last year with an associate’s degree in HIT and graduated Summa Cum Laude winning the Consummate Professional Award and Citizenship Award. Professor Carla Price says, “She is a talented woman who really knows how to re-invent herself while retaining her existing organizational skills, ethical principles, communication skills, and professionalism. It was a real pleasure to have Ms. Stephen in my class at Plaza College.”

Evelyn’s hard work earned her a place on the Trustee’s List as well as membership in both associate’s honor societies. She also participated in Plaza bake sales to support causes such as breast cancer research.

According to Evelyn, a number of Plaza classes helped to prepare her for her job. “Law and Ethics has helped me to understand protocols and bylaws of CMS. Everything falls into place once you understand the Law and Ethics of this industry. Another class that prepared me is Medical Terminology. Understanding the language of the medical world is very important because it helps me in my current role. I know what is being talked about during meetings and can offer suggestions.”

“Evelyn was a joy to have in class,” says Professor Maureen O’Connor. ”It would be a very easy time for all instructors if we could clone Evelyn – she worked hard, always held herself accountable for the quality of her work, and would ask for help when unsure of how to do any assignment. She is a shining example of a high quality student.”

Now Evelyn has transferred her many skills to her work as an administrative assistant to the vice president of BrightPoint Health, a New York City nonprofit healthcare provider. She started there in January after hearing of the opportunity from the Plaza College Office of Career Services, where she attended workshops.

“Evelyn was a pleasure to work with,” praises Anita Luckett of Career Services. “Not only did she leave a good impression with the Career Services department, but she continues to carry the same level of professionalism in the workplace. I truly believe that when graduates such as Evelyn cross our paths, we are the lucky ones! She is an example of a great student and an even better employee!”

Evelyn advises students to have confidence when applying for jobs. “Know that Plaza College has provided you with the skills you need to do whatever job you are applying for,” she says. “Keep updating your resume and always carry copies with you when going to an interview. Before the interview, familiarize yourself with information about the organization you would like to be a part of. Remember: be articulate, be confident, and be professional; smile and dress to impress!”

Eventually she hopes to become a manager within HIT. In the meantime, she loves her work. “I am so inspired by the fact that I was given a second chance at life, and where I can make a difference in someone’s life. I wake up every day knowing that I made my children proud, and I can use what I know to help others.”

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Congratulations Winter 2016 Faculty Award Honorees

June 22, 2016

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For the Winter 2016 semester, students were awarded academic honors in four categories. This week we recognize the 25 students who earned a Faculty Award based on their academic achievements. This honor is awarded to students who have earned a semester GPA between 3.4 and 4.0, carried at least 12 credit hours, earned no grade below a B, and have not yet taken LL61. Congratulations to all!

  • Aponte, Mandy  L
  • Bravo Panamito, Luis 
  • Butt, Ernest 
  • Cajumban, Jason 
  • Colon, Ashley  M
  • Cumberbatch, Jasmine  N
  • DeCoteau, Ashley  E
  • Floyd, Shawnique
  • Franco, Jessica  A
  • Glasgow, Vonetta  A
  • Hicks, Shantee 
  • Latorre, Rebecca 
  • Lewis, Katina  F
  • Longford, Safiyah  R
  • Lopez, Erica  M
  • Marcos Lopez, Chelsea  N
  • McPhee, Lakisha 
  • Molina, Erika  M
  • Morales, Joseph 
  • Ramirez Mejia, Francina 
  • Riguard, Diana 
  • Rivas, Yesenia  E
  • Sarduy, Tiffany  L
  • Scott, Christopher 
  • Sheehan, Matthew  D
  • Zieglear-Melton, Shanequa 

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June 20: This Week at Plaza

June 20, 2016

Tuesday, June 21: Grammar Workshop for English classes 5:00-5:55 p.m. in Room 204

Thursday, June 23: Grammar Workshop for English classes 11:40-12:35 p.m. in Room 204

Monday-Friday: Semester Honors for Winter 2016 available for pick-up in the Student Life Office

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try.'” – Michael Jordan


Sigma Tau Delta Launches Spring Book Drive

June 17, 2016

After last semester’s success with more than 450 books collected, Sigma Tau Delta is pleased to announce that the Book Drive is back! From now until Friday, August 5, donate any new/used books in good condition to support Get Focused.

Book collection boxes are located outside of the Student Life office on the Commons.

Get Focused is a youth organization that began in 2009 whose mission is to empower youth to read and exercise. Get Focused on Reading inspires children and their parents to read and exercise by utilizing a unique system where exercise is used as currency to purchase their favorite books.

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Congratulations Winter 2016 Dean’s List Honorees

June 15, 2016

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For the Winter 2016 semester, students were awarded academic honors in four categories. This week we recognize more than 50 students who earned a place on the Dean’s List based on their academic achievements. To be honored in this category, students must earn a semester GPA between 3.3 and 3.64, carry at least 12 credit hours, and earn no grade below a B. Congratulations to all!

  • Arboleda, Romina 
  • Arnold, Shateema 
  • Astudillo, Dahyana 
  • Baptiste, Gabrielle 
  • Betancur, Jessica
  • Bhuiyan, Nasrin 
  • Blount, Sumkio 
  • Clarke, Destinee 
  • Collier, Saniya 
  • Collins, Davina 
  • Combe, Luis
  • Cruz Batista, Mariela 
  • Dash, Lisa 
  • Davis-Noel, Jasmine 
  • Dearce, Sylvia 
  • DeLeon, Fulgencia 
  • Dillahunt, Briana
  • Dolkar, Yangchen 
  • Dorsett, Roxanne 
  • Douse, Dawanyna
  • Duran, Jeannette
  • Elmaliki, Zekham 
  • Espinosa, Yajaira 
  • Febles, Ivan 
  • Feliciano, Kimberly
  • Frazer, Audra
  • Gray, Shauntel
  • Grippo, Kayla 
  • Jackson, Shamika
  • Johnson, Angela 
  • Lambus, Nefertina
  • Loaiza, Natalie 
  • Luo, ShiQing 
  • McNair, Sareena 
  • Meade, Sandra 
  • Merchan, Katherine 
  • Mitchell, Yasmine 
  • Nektalov, Emanuel 
  • Nieves, Jesse 
  • Noel, Rebertha
  • Pena, Michelle 
  • Persaud, Jacqueline 
  • Peters, Roxana 
  • Rivera, Alicia 
  • Rivera, Nelida 
  • Roman, Amanda
  • Singh, Indira 
  • Tejada, Sahilli 
  • Thomas, Candace
  • Turner, Nikkisha 
  • Vargas, Vanessa
  • Vasquez, Geraldine 
  • Vasquez, Mariela
  • West, Tasha

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June 13: This Week at Plaza

June 13, 2016

Tuesday, June 14: Grammar Workshop for English classes 5:00-5:55 p.m. in Room 204

Thursday, June 16: Grammar Workshop for English classes 11:40-12:35 p.m. in Room 204

Monday-Friday: Semester Honors for Winter 2016 available for pick-up in the Student Life Office

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.” – Tom Brokaw


Live from Queens… It’s Graduation Day!

June 11, 2016

Click here to see the first photos of the event, and stay tuned for full coverage!

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Portfolio Power Hour Inspires Excellence

June 10, 2016

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Dozens of students attended Portfolio Power Hour events in May to learn more about how to succeed in challenging classes. Students who had successfully completed portfolios joined professors on panels to discuss English, Business, and Allied Health portfolios.

Students taking portfolio courses this semester asked questions and received key advice on how to earn an “A”! One lucky student at each session also won a raffle for a portfolio survival kit filled with all the school supplies needed for class as well as a Plaza drinking glass and USB drive.

Special thanks to all those who spoke on the panels: Ana Mira, Nelida Rivera, Jose Acevedo Jr., Sharlene Valvano, Farah Jannan, Ruth Ramirez, Latonia White-Jessie, Camille Phillips, Prof. Kartiganer, Prof. Eckhardt, Dr. Sibblis, Prof. Burns, Prof. Rullo, Prof. Welsh, Prof. McCann, Prof. McNally, Prof. Howle, and Dr. Zhou.

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