October 24: This Week at Plaza

October 24, 2016

Monday-Thursday: Last chance to pick up tickets for the Honor Society Induction Dinner, Student Life Office

Tuesday, October 25: ARC Writing Support Workshop, Room 204, 5:00-5:55 p.m.

Thursday, October 27: ARC Writing Support Workshop, Room 204, 11:40-12:35 p.m.

Thursday, October 27: Elevator Speech Competition, 6:30 p.m. – For details, contact Career Services!

Monday-Friday: Spring 2016 Academic Honors available for pick up in the Student Life office

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.” – Anton Chekhov

Congratulations Spring 2016 Trustees’ List Honorees!

October 21, 2016

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For the Spring 2016 semester, students were awarded academic honors in four categories. This week we recognize 100 students who earned a place on the Trustees’ List. To be honored in this category, students must earn a semester GPA between 3.8 and 4.0, carry at least 12 credit hours, and earn no grade below a B. Congratulations to all!

  • Acevedo Jr, Jose  A
  • Agosto, Aida 
  • Alberto, Kevin 
  • Allen, Elizabeth 
  • Allgood, Dylan  B
  • Almanzar, Marcos  A
  • Alsaidi, Hashid 
  • Aman, Lucrecia 
  • Aminova, Juliette 
  • Andral, Marie  J
  • Aronov, Svetlana 
  • Bailey, Traci  R
  • Baksh, Ameena 
  • Bashar, Shahinur
  • Batista, Cristine  M
  • Batten, Jennifer  L
  • Beatong, Luigi  A
  • Bien-Aime, Naomi 
  • Bien-Aime, Nehemie 
  • Bravo, Ricky
  • Burayev, Tomi 
  • Cabrera, Jaime 
  • Carter, Nicole 
  • Cerisier, Yvrose 
  • Choudhury, Habiba 
  • Clarke Walker, Tiffanny  M
  • Clarke, Sashanna  A
  • Collado, Jessica  A
  • Crutchfield-Blum, Robin 
  • Cruz, Jennifer 
  • Datadeen, Kousilla 
  • Delgado, Katherinne  P
  • DePeza, Sherdena  N
  • Diaz, Helen 
  • Doble, Gabriella 
  • Dolma, Yeshi 
  • Ellis, Donna 
  • Fielack, George  J
  • Franklyn, Stefanie 
  • Gates, Meagan  A
  • Gomez, Glery  M
  • Gonzalez, Denise 
  • Granados, Pamela 
  • Griffin, Shaquana 
  • Guanabara, Nathalia 
  • Harris Dinham, Natalah  S
  • Heyward, Shanasia 
  • Hoosein, Chandroutie  D
  • Jannan, Farah 
  • Jeffers, Stacyann  E
  • Jeudy, Shirley 
  • Karonboch, Nesrine 
  • Lakharam, Padmani 
  • Leston, Alejandro 
  • Livingston, Brenda 
  • Londono, Eliana 
  • Lopez, Andrea 
  • Lopez, Karina 
  • Mangal, Rajendra 
  • McGovern, Tiffany
  • Mira, Ana  I
  • Modlin, Simone 
  • Mohammed, Sacha 
  • Morgan, Thomas 
  • Nerys, Angela  D
  • Odain, Joanna 
  • Paredes, Lorena 
  • Pena, Yenny  L
  • Pereira, Clarita 
  • Perez, Eugenia  M
  • Perez-Lopez, Ivett  J
  • Phillips, Camille  D
  • Pieper, Corrine 
  • Ponce, David 
  • Quizhpi, Janet  M
  • Ramirez, Ruth 
  • Richards, Michael 
  • Rodriguez, Genesis 
  • Rodriguez, Jessica 
  • Rodriguez, Minalyn 
  • Rowe, Patricia 
  • Saha, Smriti 
  • Santana, Christine 
  • Sherpa, Pema  C
  • Solomon, Gavin  R
  • Sumpter-Lee, Nigeria  N
  • Tavarez, Erica 
  • Thervil, Natalie 
  • Thomas, Thurayya 
  • Tramboo, Shifa 
  • Trumpet, Tandrea 
  • Valdez, Denisse 
  • Velecela, Nube 
  • Vicens, Samantha 
  • Washington, Shanta 
  • White Jessie, Latonia  L
  • Whyte, Kerese 
  • Williams, Lisa 
  • Williams, Perla
  • Yang, Yi-Chia

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Plaza Walks for American Cancer Society

October 19, 2016


This year’s fundraiser to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month once again exceeded its goal. So far, Plaza has raised more than $1000 for the American Cancer Society to help fund breast cancer research and to support those who are living with breast cancer.

On Thursday, students donated their cooking talents to provide food and desserts for a bake sale all day on the Commons. Students purchased lunch and dinner, bought pink pride items for sale, and entered a raffle for a portfolio power kit. Thank you to the many students, faculty, staff, and administrators who donated! Special thanks go to all those students and staff who helped to set up, serve food, sell merchandise, and clean up that day.

The Plaza team also raised money at the annual Making Strides Walk in Flushing Meadow Corona Park on Sunday. Led by Dean Howle, the team of about 25 students, friends, and family dressed in pink met early on Sunday to complete the course. Thank you to the entire Plaza College Making Strides Walk team!

If you want to support the Plaza team, there is still time! Click here to support this important cause.


October 17: This Week at Plaza

October 17, 2016

Tuesday, October 18: Medical Assistants Recognition Week Event 11:40-12:40 on the Commons – Guest speaker from Forest Urgent Care Center and Zumba instructor

Tuesday, October 18: ARC Writing Support Workshop, Room 204, 5:00-5:55 p.m.

Wednesday, October 19: Medical Assistants Recognition Week Event 5:45-6:30 p.m. on the Commons – Alumni guest speaker

Thursday, October 20: Medical Assistants Recognition Week Event 11:40-12:40 on the Commons – Medical bingo, raffle giveaways, and health awareness session about diabetes, blood pressure, and healthy eating

Thursday, October 20: ARC Writing Support Workshop, Room 204, 11:40-12:35 p.m.

Monday-Friday: Auditions for the Artists’ Cafe

Monday-Friday: Spring 2016 Academic Honors available for pick up in the Student Life office

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.” – Nadine Gordimer

More Reasons to Carry Your Student ID: Discounts!

October 14, 2016

As the fall semester turns toward midterm exams, always remember to bring everything you need for class to school: notebooks, homework, folders, and your student ID. Your student ID not only is required to enter campus, but also it provides you with access to many discounts.

Check out this site for some of the discounts available to students around the world. Having an ID handy can result in discounts on everything from bookstores to clothing to electronics to food to transportation to entertainment!

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Students Prepare for Portfolios at Power Hour

October 12, 2016


Enthusiastic students joined panels of professors and other students to learn more about portfolios over the last few weeks during Portfolio Power Hour. Students who had successfully completed portfolios described their process and gave tips for success in MG230 and English classes.

“Don’t listen to the hype,” advised one student. “If you stay up to date on your work and listen to the advice of your professors, you can do it!”

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, USB drive, and free lunch at the Café.

Special thanks to all those who spoke on the panels: Ana Mira, Sharlene Valvano, Ruth Ramirez, Latonia White-Jessie, George Fielack, Shirley Judy, Prof. Kartiganer, Prof. Eckhardt, Prof. Burns, Prof. Rullo, Prof. McCann, Prof. McNally, and Prof. Howle.


October 10: This Week at Plaza

October 11, 2016

Monday, October 10: No classes – Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 11: Auditions begin for the Artists’ Cafe

Tuesday, October 11: ARC Writing Support Grammar Workshop, Room 204, 5:00-5:55 p.m.

Thursday, October 13: Bake Sale Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research – See Sept. 21 email from Dean Howle for details!

Thursday, October 13: ARC Writing Support Grammar Workshop, Room 204, 11:40-12:35 p.m.

Monday-Friday: Campus Store Open

Monday-Friday: Spring 2016 Academic Honors available for pick up in the Student Life office

Sunday, October 16: Making Strides Walk for Breast Cancer – See Sept. 21 email from Dean Howle for details!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi

Arists’ Café auditions begin Tuesday!

October 7, 2016

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The Fall 2016 Plaza College Artists’ Café is looking for students and alumni who want to share their talents! Plaza’s fourth Artists’ Café will be held on Saturday, November 19, and we are looking for singers, dancers, writers, actors, musicians, artists, and photographers to audition.

Past Artists’ Cafes have featured a wide variety of talent, from singers to dancers to instrumentalists to rappers. Actors may perform monologues or be cast in scenes, and writers may compose original poems or fiction to read or have performed by an actor. If you are an artist or photographer, we could display your work. Those who have a talent for fashion or wish to assist backstage are also welcome!

Auditions will run from Tuesday, October 11, to Friday, October 21. Anyone interested in participating should email Professor Butchy or stop by the Office of Student Life to see Professor Butchy or Dean Howle!

Auditions will be help by appointment at the following times:

Monday/Wednesday 3-6 p.m.

Tuesday/Thursday 11:30 am. – 6 p.m.

Friday 12-1 p.m.


Fall English Workshops Begin This Week

October 5, 2016

The Academic Resources Center has begun its fall schedule of writing support workshops. These sessions will be offered weekly and cover several subjects tested in English classes. For more details, visit the ARC or ask your English professor which workshops may be right for you!

All workshops meet in Room 204.

Workshop 1: Finding Subjects and Verbs

Tuesday, October 4, 5:00-5:55

Thursday, October 6, 11:40-12:35

Workshop 2: Subject/Verb Agreement

Tuesday, October 11, 5:00-5:55

Thursday, October 13, 11:40-12:35

Workshop 3: Pronoun Agreement

Tuesday, October 18, 5:00-5:55

Thursday, October 20, 11:40-12:35

Workshop 4: Coordination

Tuesday, October 25, 5:00-5:55

Thursday, October 27, 11:40-12:35

Workshop 5: Subordination

Tuesday, November 1, 5:00-5:55

Thursday, November 3, 11:40-12:35

October 3: This Week at Plaza

October 3, 2016

Tuesday, October 4: LL290 and LL254 Portfolio Power Hour – 11:45 and 5:30 in the BBA Lounge

Monday-Friday: Campus Store Open

Monday-Friday: Spring 2016 Academic Honors available for pick up in the Student Life office

Monday, October 10: No classes – Columbus Day

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.” – Norman Vincent Peale

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