Congratulations Fall 2017 President’s List Honorees!

February 23, 2018


For the Fall 2017 semester, students were awarded academic honors in four categories. This week we recognize 29 students who earned a place on the President’s List.

“I have felt that I couldn’t do it many times, but my father and daughter are my motivations,” said awardee Kimberly Stephenson. “I just know that I have people to make proud, people to prove wrong, and someone to set an example for.”

To be honored in this category, students must earn a semester GPA between 3.65 and 3.79, carry at least 12 credit hours, and earn no grade below a B. “Hard work and dedication,” Ieshia Dixon added. “There is no secret to this… studying every day and night.”

Congratulations to all!

  • Almonte, Wendy
  • Bravo Panamito, Luis
  • Castano, Kimberly
  • Collins, Patricia
  • Davis, Eboni
  • Dejesus, Jason
  • Dixon, Ieshia
  • Felipe, Kelvin
  • Frias, Andrew
  • Huestipac, Veronica
  • Kamanpreet, Kammy
  • Marrero, Janet
  • Matos, Evelyn
  • Morris, Racheal
  • Myree, Jasmin
  • Pacheco, Ismaela
  • Pan, Qian
  • Persaud, Ashley
  • Raby, Shelly-Dee
  • Rivera, Alicia
  • Roberts, Tyshaunna
  • Robles, Angeli
  • Rufle, Jessica
  • Ruiz, Joshua
  • Simmonds, Kimberly
  • Smith, Dominique
  • Stephenson, Kimberly
  • Taylor, Dominique
  • Villacis, Julia


Poetry Slam Celebrates African American History Month

February 21, 2018

Dozens of students and faculty joined Sigma Kappa Delta members last week to celebrate African American History Month with a poetry slam. Participants read works by Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovanni, Billie Holiday, Maya Angelou, Margaret Walker, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Robert Hayden, and other authors during College Hour and from 5:30-6 p.m. on February 13.

Festivities were kicked off by Sigma Kappa Delta president Diane Ferrer, who welcomed guests and thanked those who helped plan the event, including members of Sigma Tau Delta and Alpha Sigma Lambda. “This month in celebration of African American history, we honor some of the many poets whose voices need to be remembered,” she added.

Thank you to all who attended!


February 19: This Week at Plaza

February 19, 2018

Monday, Feb. 19: No Classes

Tuesday, Feb. 20: Resilience meets in the BBA Lounge at 11:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 22: Career Services Workshop – Soft Skills to Pay the Bills 11:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the BBA Lounge

Monday-Friday: Fall 2017 Academic Honors Certificates available for pick-up in the Student Life office

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation, for ’tis better to be alone than in bad company.” – George Washington


Congratulations Fall 2017 Trustees’ List Honorees!

February 16, 2018


For the Fall 2017 semester, students were awarded academic honors in four categories. This week we recognize 104 students who earned a place on the Trustees’ List. As awardee Sara Dominguez said, “Hard work definitely pays off!”

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. “I’m proud of myself for accomplishing this,” Dionisia Cruz wrote. “Last semester there were moments when I felt overwhelmed, but I pushed through with the help of my friends here at school.”

“I have not been in school for over 20 years,” adds Gayle Wall. “I want to show her [my daughter] if she studies, she can succeed.” Congratulations to all!

  • Abreu, Yudelca
  • Alexandratos, Helen
  • Amin, Hazra
  • Aminova, Juliette
  • Andrushchanka, Darya
  • Badal, Mirtie
  • Barcia, Stephanie
  • Batista, Cinnamon
  • Belendes, Violeta
  • Benavides, Ashley
  • Bennerson, Aisha
  • Bermeo, Jefferson
  • Binyamin, Alexandra
  • Brand, Fern
  • Brigante, Diane
  • Bukowski, Lauren
  • Burgos, Cynthia
  • Chen, Meng Xian
  • Chicaiza, Ximena
  • Correa, Carwin
  • Cruz, Dionisia
  • Cruz, Jennifer
  • Dash, Elaine
  • De Luna, Lervis
  • Dejesus, Zugeylly
  • Dhanoa, Olga
  • Diner, Sara
  • Dominguez, Sara
  • Doodnauth, Nikita
  • Dowlat, Heerawatie
  • Espinosa, Brittany
  • Fernandez, Jasmin
  • Ferrer, Diana
  • Fielack, George
  • Frazer, Audra
  • Giardina, Nicole
  • Gomez, Yesenia
  • Gonzalez Montenegro, Felix
  • Hernandez-Arevalo, Mirna
  • Hunt, Natalya
  • Hyde, Kimisha
  • Ifill, Melva Tyarrah
  • Israilova, Natalie
  • Jimenez, Rosa
  • Jonke, Gabrielle
  • Jules, Jenny
  • Khan, Mustab
  • Khan, Sisha
  • Laboy, Daniel
  • Lawson, Sabrina
  • Lindor, Patricia
  • Linn, Shira
  • Londono, Eliana
  • Lopez, Diana
  • Lowery, Karisma
  • Lubiano-Medina, Karla
  • Martin, Jade
  • Mejia, Noeli
  • Meltzer, Scarlet
  • Morales, Melanie
  • Morales-Burstein, Jessica
  • Morris, Joanna
  • Murillo, Solvy
  • Nasim, Sahida
  • Nieves, Delilah
  • Noel, Rebertha
  • Nunez, Maria
  • O’Donnell, Christina
  • Ortiz, Brittany
  • Paz, Angy
  • Penaranda, Lady
  • Phillips, Camille
  • Pinargote, Karla
  • Puma, Mayra
  • Quach, Cindy
  • Ragin, Gail
  • Rahman, Kamilah
  • Rajnarain, Naseimun
  • Razack, Bebi
  • Razack, Fazan
  • Reznik, Yelena
  • Rodriguez, Ruth
  • Roque, Elsa
  • Rowe, Jacqualine
  • Rowe, Nataya
  • Schirmer, Alexandra
  • Signorile, Kimberly
  • Smalls, Kristin
  • Stanford, Tracie
  • Teekasingh, Joshua
  • Then Santana, Rayderd
  • Tineo Fernandez, Erydania
  • Torres, Giovanna
  • Trumpet, Tandrea
  • Vallejo, Lisa
  • Valvano, Sharlene
  • Vassallo, Taylor
  • Velez, Kiara
  • Ventura, Perla
  • Vitagliano, Maria
  • Wall, Gayle
  • Williams, Latisha
  • Yeung, Wai Ling
  • Zambrano, Jessica


Social Media Workshop Spotlights Students’ Online Presence

February 14, 2018


Last week, Career Services offered a social media workshop for students to better understand how to use social media to their advantage in the job search process. Career Services presenters spoke about how to showcase professional photos, add thorough job descriptions, and include volunteer experiences and languages spoken. She also introduced techniques for growing a professional network by connecting to people in related industries, following influencers, asking for recommendations, and writing recommendations for others.

Part two of the presentation contained important advice on keeping a professional social media presence:

  • Keep all profile pictures clean and professional
  • Set social media accounts unrelated to job searching on private
  • Stay off personal accounts while at work or externship
  • Never post confidential information or complain about patients or clients
  • Always check spelling and grammar

Watch for upcoming workshops on the Plaza College Careers Instagram page @plazacollegecareers. Join Career Services on March 15 at 11:45 a.m. for your professional LinkedIn headshot!

February 12: This Week at Plaza

February 12, 2018

Monday-Friday: Fall 2017 Academic Honors Certificates available for pick-up in the Student Life office

Monday, Feb. 12: Writing and Grammar Workshop 5:00-5:55 p.m. Room 204

Tuesday, Feb. 13: African American Poetry Slam on the Commons 11:45 and 5:30 sponsored by Sigma Kappa Delta

Tuesday, Feb. 13: Court Reporter and Captioning Week events – Games on the Commons from 12:00-2:15 p.m.; Guest speaker Amelia Moller, Supreme Court Reporter at 6:00 p.m. in Room 306

Tuesday, Feb. 13: Writing and Grammar Workshop 11:40-12:35 p.m. Room 204

Wednesday, Feb. 14: Student Court Mock Trial on the Commons from 12:00-2:00 p.m. and 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 15: Court Reporter and Captioning Week events – Guest speaker Eric Allen, Supreme Court Reporters Union President, 3:00 p.m. in Room 306; Court Reporting Agencies visit 5:00 p.m.; Open House 6:00 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

Join Plaza for a Court Reporting Open House

February 9, 2018


Court reporting is an in-demand profession, and Plaza College has New York City’s only court reporting program! Join faculty, students, and alumni working in the field for an open house on Thursday, February 15, from 6-8 p.m. to learn more about this important career.

The open house includes several events:

  • Meet & Greet with working court reporters
  • A court reporting lesson
  • A real-time demonstration
  • Q&A with students and alumni
  • Campus tour

Attendees will also have the option to complete applications with waived application fees and enjoy refreshments from the Plaza Café.

RSVP now to save a seat by contacting Cindy McMahon at 718-505-4185 or!

Safe Horizon Offers Workshop Series

February 7, 2018

Safe Horizon visited campus twice in the last week to offer workshops about preventing sexual and dating violence. After last week’s group discussion about how to recognize different forms of sexual and dating violence and harassment, yesterday’s follow up meeting focused on bystander intervention.

Dozens of students participated in the series during the College Hour in the BBA Center , sharing ideas for keeping women, men, and children safe. The workshops were sponsored by the Student Life department and were led by Safe Horizon’s campus sexual assault coordinator Megan Kordenbrock.

Safe Horizon works to prevent domestic and community violence and provides support to victims. They have a 24-hour hotline at 1-800-621-4673. On campus, Dean Loffert is also able to assist and may be contacted for more information.

February 5: This Week at Plaza

February 5, 2018

Monday, Feb. 5: Writing and Grammar Workshop 5:00-5:55 p.m. Room 204

Tuesday, Feb. 6: Safe Horizon Workshop on Sexual and Dating Violence 11:45 in the BBA Lounge

Tuesday, Feb. 6: Writing and Grammar Workshop 11:40-12:35 p.m. Room 204

Tuesday, Feb. 6: Math Polynomials Workshop 11:40-12:35 p.m. Room 203

Thursday, Feb. 8: Career Services Workshop: Social Media 11:45 and 5:30 in BBA Lounge

Thursday, Feb. 8: Math Polynomials Workshop 5:00-5:55 p.m. Room 203

Thursday, Feb. 8: Fall 2017 Academic Honors Certificates ready for pick-up starting at 1 p.m. in the Student Life office

Monday-Friday: Bookstore Open

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki

Diane Ferrer Wins National Scholarship

February 2, 2018


PIM student Diane Ferrer recently earned recognition as a winner of the Sigma Kappa Delta Service Scholarship. This honor is awarded to only seven students in the country through the national English honor society. The highly competitive process selects winners based on their essay application, grades, and service to the college and community.

“I am truly honored to have been chosen as one of this year’s winners of the SKD National Honor Society Service Scholarship,” Ferrer said. “Plaza College is amazing, and I am on an educational adventure. My advice to all is to work hard and enjoy the experience.”

Diane will join National Writing Award winners Mirtie Badal, Kammy Kamanpreet, and Giovanna Torres at the 2018 National Sigma Tau Delta / Sigma Kappa Delta convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, from March 21-25, 2018. She will be presented with her scholarship at that time.

Congratulations, Diane!


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