Dental Students Honored in White Coat Ceremony

December 26, 2018


On December 14, the School of Dental Sciences held its second White Coat Ceremony in honor of its 2019 Dental Hygiene Class. The ceremony signifies a point when dental students officially complete the preclinical portion of the curriculum and transition to clinical patient care. A very special gathering of family members, friends, faculty, and administrators celebrated as professors assisted students in donning their dental hygiene student practitioner’s white coat for the first time.

Director of the Dental Hygiene program Dr. Laura Sleeper says, “For our second cohort, this is a simple ceremony that really means so much. To put on that white coat transforms you into a professional.” In her address to attendees, she continued to remind students that donning this   coat represented a serious obligation to their future patients, uncompromising standards and ethics in their practice, along with a dedicated commitment to the dental hygiene profession.

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Stay tuned for more updates from the Student Life Department on how Plaza parents can bring in their children for cleanings, gift bags, and other fun activities we will be hosting along with the Dental Sciences Department!


December 24: This Week at Plaza

December 24, 2018

Monday, December 24: School Closed 

Tuesday, December 25: School Closed

Wednesday-Friday: Winter Break

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind.” – Seneca

Start Your Legal Career Today!

December 21, 2018

Apply now for the School of Legal Studies Winter 2019 semester! Plaza’s School of Legal Studies offers classes taught by experienced professors from the court reporting and paralegal fields, providing provide graduates with credentials, knowledge, and experience in four degrees:

  • Court Reporting, AOS
  • Court Reporting, Certificate
  • Paralegal, AAS
  • Paralegal, Certificate

“This career offers you so many different opportunities,” says court reporting student Darien Manel. “You can work for yourself, you can work in the courts, you can work in closed captioning, and you can work in schools. The possibilities are almost endless. It is a great career with great benefits.”

Whether you are starting college for the first time, transferring from another institution, or thinking about changing careers, Plaza can help find a program that is right for you with outstanding student support and a convenient location in Forest Hills.

The next semester begins January 10, so contact us today! Call admissions at 718-505-4188 or send us a message.

Plaza Grants Children’s Winter Wishes

December 19, 2018

Since November, Plaza College students, staff, administrators, and faculty have been diligently working to grant the Winter Wishes of children throughout the city. With individual donations and funds raised from the Annual Multicultural Thanksgiving Feast, Plaza was able to grant more than 50 Winter Wishes on behalf of New York Cares.

For the second year, donors came together to gift wrap these special wishes for underprivileged and sick children on December 13, 2018. Plaza College extends special thanks to Mrs. Cindy McMahon for bringing such a special program to the school and to the generous support from students and faculty.

December 17: This Week at Plaza

December 17, 2018

Monday, December 17: Final Exams 

Tuesday, December 18: Final Exams

Wednesday, December 19: Winter Break Begins

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree at Plaza

December 14, 2018

If you are ready to advance your education to the next level, Plaza College offers bachelor’s degrees in business and medical fields and all the support you need to succeed! Apply now to start in the Winter 2019 semester.

At the School of Business and Technology, expert professors with experience in their fields prepare students to compete in the dynamic business community of New York City with a BBA in Business Administration Management. “This program has helped prepare me for the diversity of cultural differences and technology that you have to encounter in today’s society,” says George Fielack, BBA-Management ’18.

At the School of Allied Health, doctors and medical experts offer students up-to-date knowledge of the allied health field in the BBA Patient Information Management program, including technology, anatomy, and legal considerations.

Whether you are starting college for the first time, transferring from another institution, or thinking about changing careers, Plaza can help you excel with a variety of student services and a convenient location in Forest Hills.

The next semester begins January 10, so apply today! Contact Vanessa Lopez at 718-505-7171.

Medical Students Celebrate Candle Lighting

December 12, 2018

Congratulations to Plaza’s medical assisting students who attended the annual Candle Lighting Ceremony last week to recognize their hard work and dedication. Students were inducted into the American Association of Medical Assistants and received pins to commemorate the event.
In addition to event planners Dr. Husain and Diane Ferrer, speakers that evening included Dr. Belli, ProHealth manager Alpa Patel, and Dean Dolla.

December 10: This Week at Plaza

December 10, 2018

Thursday, December 13: Winter Wishes Gift Wrapping Party, 11:35-12:40 on the Commons

Thursday, December 13: Extended Day Final Exams 

Friday, December 14: Final Exams 

Saturday, December 15: Final Exams

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison

Winter Break Schedule

December 7, 2018

Winter break begins on Wednesday, but Plaza College offices will be open during vacation except for December 24, December 25, December 31, and January 1. The ARC will be open for intersession by appointment only. Check the times below for more details, and if you have questions, call 718-779-1430.

Student Services Open

Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Late Finals

Only eligible students may take late finals, and they will be contacted directly by Student Services. Late finals will be offered by appointment on December 27, 28, 31, and January 2, 3, 4, and 7. All other late work must be completed in the ARC.

ARC Open for Intersession Work

Students will be contacted by the ARC if they are eligible to complete work during intersession to attempt a passing grade. The ARC will be open as follows by appointment only.

  • Thursday, Dec. 20: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 21: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 26: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 27: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 28: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 2: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 3: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 4: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 7: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 8: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Final Exam Study Day Tomorrow

December 5, 2018

Tomorrow is study day for final exams, so take advantage of the extra time to prepare.

  • Open Lab: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 201
  • ARC and Library open on a regular schedule
  • English study group: 10 a.m. in the ARC
  • Math study group: 11 a.m. in the ARC

Final Exams

  • Thursday, December 13
  • Friday, December 14
  • Saturday, December 15
  • Monday, December 17
  • Tuesday, December 18

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