Celebrating Alumni Success!

April 12, 2019

Plaza College held an event to honor and celebrate outstanding alumni.

During this event, alumni spoke to prospective students, current students, faculty, and staff to share stories about their time at Plaza, as well as life after graduation. They shared inspiring stories about their journey that lead them to where they are currently at in their careers. There was also a Q & A session with the audience. Thank you to everyone who joined the event!

Thank you to the outstanding Alumni who made this event what it was!


Michelle Johnson –  Northwell Health, Patient Care Technician

Jenna Batten – Northwell Health – Forest Hills, Access Service Rep

Selena Johnson-Turner – Northwell Health – Patient Care Associate

Priscilla Lopez –  NY Stem Cell Foundation, Operations Coordinator

Umbareen Tariq – RCGA Architects, now Administrative Assistant at DRA Advisors (finance)

Andrea Oquendo –  Coney Island Hospital, Medical Records Specialist

Eliana Londono – Barclays, Executive Assistant, Head of Risk Management

Students Take 1st Place at Dental Exhibition in Long Island!

April 4, 2019

Dental hygiene students presented at the Greater Long Island Dental Meeting in Melville. Lady Peneranda, Natalie Israilova, and Isabel Carchi, won first prize presenting their poster: “How Cardiovascular Disease is Related to Periodontal Disease”. Great Job!!

This Week at Plaza

April 1, 2019

Congratulations to Betty Grullon and Sahida Nasim, the students representing Plaza at the National Sigma Kappa Delta conference this weekend in St. Louis!

April 2, 11:35 am (BBA Lounge-Plaza Commons):

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, please join us to learn about Resources, Support and Healing!

We are excited to host guest speaker Julia Hochstadt, LCSW, Psychotherapist has been working with survivors of trauma and crime for nearly 20 years in hospital-based and private practice settings.
Julia maintains a psychotherapy practice with offices in Midland Park, NJ (Bergen County) and in midtown Manhattan. In addition to her clinical work,Julia facilitates educational courses for medical, legal and other professional and community audiences related to interpersonal violence. She regularly testifies as an expert witness with the Manhattan and Bronx District Attorneys offices. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from Columbia University, advanced Clinical Certificates from NYU, and certification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. Julia can best be reached at julia.hochstadt@gmail.com or via her websitewww.TherapyWithJulia.com.If you or someone you know could benefit from learning about the rights, options and resources for those impacted by sexual violence, please join us on Tuesday, April 2nd at 11:35am

April 4, 11:35am (Plaza Commons): Honoring Excellence at Plaza College

Hear the stories from graduates who were helped by Plaza College’s Career Services Department and are currently employed by some of the most sought after organizations in NYC!
Light refreshments will be served! Plus attendees will have the chance to sign the Plaza College Reflection Board!

Meet Plaza’s Student of the Month!

March 26, 2019

Entrepreneur & Executive Business Coach Visits Student Life

March 19, 2019

Confident Communication

Thank you to Karin Bellantoni, entrepreneur and executive business coach, for holding a student life workshop “Confident Communication.”
Karin urged the importance and power of confidently communicating with your peers, including co workers, friends, loved ones, etc.  Group exercises were used to explore topics such as:

  • Easily speak up!
  • Set Boundaries to protect yourself.
  • Defend yourself verbally without anger.
  • Improve relationships.
  • Increase confidence!

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Meet Your Program Specialist!

March 14, 2019


Tuesday, March 19 – 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 21 – 11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

In the Plaza Commons

Students will meet with their program specialist to:

-Discuss their current program

-Retrieve their course for the Spring 2019 semester


This Week at Plaza!

March 11, 2019

Welcome to the second week of March!

The Department of Student Life will be hosting 4 Events this week:


Tuesday-March 12th 

1. Career Services: LinkedIn Profile Pictures

Join the Department of Career Services to have a professional profile picture taken! Having an updated and professional photo is essential to landing your ideal job! Participants will also receive more information on how to keep their profile updated.

2. SKD Raffle Winner Announced & Alpha Sigma Lambda Food Pantry Drive Kickoff!

Join us to see if you were picked as one of our winners for the SKD Raffle prizes! We will also be officially kicking off the Alpha Sigma Lambda Food Drive benefiting the St. Francis Pantries and Shelters. Please bring canned food to the Student Life Office, open Monday-Thursday (9am-6pm) and Friday (9am-5pm).

3. SNAP!-A representative from CIDNY will tabling in the Commons to share a variety of resources on SNAP! (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)

Thursday- March 14th

Paralegal Lunch and Learn

All students of the paralegal program are welcome to join us to talk about the in’s and out’s of this career field. Professionals in the field will join us to give their insights and best practices.
Bring your lunch and we will bring dessert!

Court Reporting Student Featured in Bronx Times

March 8, 2019

Plaza Student, Maia Morgan, was featured in a Bronx Times Article, which covers the 2019 National Court Reporting Association Student Speed Competition! Maia is one of the Competition winners, great job!

Use the link below to view the article.


Open Labs Winter 2019 Updated Schedule

March 5, 2019

Open labs offer a place to work with a staff or student assistant throughout the day. Please check the schedule below for rooms and times! 


  • 10 a.m.-11:35 a.m. Room 207
  • 11:40 a.m.-1:10 a.m. Room ARC
  • 2:50 p.m.-4:20 p.m. Room ARC
  • 5 p.m. -6 p.m. Room ARC


  • 10:05 a.m. -11:35 a.m. Room 307
  • 11:40 a.m. -12:40 p.m. Room 201
  • 12:40 p.m. -2:10 p.m. Room ARC
  • 2:15 p.m. -3:45 p.m. Room 307
  • 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Room 307


  • 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Room 201

In addition, the ARC is open for tutoring and individual work. If you need assistance with classwork, a computer, or a place to study, please visit the ARC next to the library.

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.

This Week At Plaza

March 4, 2019

Tuesday-March 5th: Portfolio Power Hour @ 11:35am & 5:30pm

For those currently taking LL254 or LL61 join us this Thursday, Jan. 31 at 11:35 am-12:35 am or from 5:30 pm-6:00 pm for Portfolio Power Hour!

Don’t miss a chance to get insider tips about how to earn an “A” on portfolios!

You will also receive a FREE raffle ticket to be entered to win a Portfolio Survival Kit.

Pizza will be served at both sessions!

Thursday-SKD Raffle Ticket Table

Purchase tickets for an array of prizes to win! $1 each of 6 tickets for $5.

The prizes are:

  • Final Exam Survival Kit (Please see full item list at the Student Life Office)
  • Final Exam Relaxation & Pampering Kit (Please see full item list at the Student Life Office)
  • Oral B Genius Bluetooth Electric Toothbrush
  • Powerbeats 2 Wireless Headphones
  • Sammi’s Avocado Toast and Large Iced Tea for 2
  • D’Angelo’s 1 Cheese Pizza Pie
  • Dana’s Flower Shop-Bouquet of 25 flowers
  • Dean Butchy’s Sweet Treat-Choice of banana bread or fudge
  • Hot Bialy’s & Bagels-2 paninis and 2 beverages
  • Redwood Deli-2 sandwiches or a salad with 2 beverages
  • Kinky Boots Broadway Show-1 ticket
  • Glam Session Makeover with Pro-Makeup Artist Sarah Garcia
The raffle winners will be officially announced on March 14th during College Hour!

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