December 3: This Week at Plaza

December 3, 2018

Tuesday, December 4: Student Life Raffle – Join Student Life on the Commons from 11:30-12:30 to meet Associate Director Risa Cohn, enter the final exams survival kit raffle, and learn more about Winter Wishes. Tickets for the raffle may also be purchased on Monday!

Tuesday, December 4: Candlelighting Ceremony – Contact Diane Ferrer in Career Services for details. 

Thursday, December 6: Study Day – ARC study group for English 10 a.m.; ARC study group for math 11 a.m.; Open Lab 10-2 in Room 201

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie


Grant a Winter Wish!

December 1, 2018

 

For the second year, Plaza is teaming up with New York Cares to provide gifts to children through the Winter Wishes program!

What is New York Cares: Winter Wishes?
New York Cares provides holiday toys and gifts for tens of thousands of children, teens, and seniors at participating partner agencies across the five boroughs during a challenging time of the year. This year Plaza College and the department of Student Life are going to grant more than 40 wishes!

How do you grant a Winter Wish?

Step 1. Visit the Commons to pick up ONE “Winter Wish” from the holiday giving tree display outside the Student Life office, and take it to Professor Butchy or Director Cohn in the Student Life office in order to sign up.

Step 2. Buy the child’s selected gift! All of the gifts are available on Amazon. You may get gifts elsewhere, but please be sure to purchase the child’s selected gift. If you are having a problem finding the specific gift, see Professor Butchy or Director Cohn no later than Friday, December 7, and they will help you!

Step 3. Bring the unwrapped gift to the Student Life office by Wednesday, December 12, at 6 p.m. 

Step 4. Join us in the Commons during College Hour on Thursday, December 13, for a gift-wrapping party!

Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to your help fulfilling Winter Wishes this holiday season!


Plaza Career Fair Draws a Crowd

November 28, 2018

 
 

On November 8, Plaza College and the Queens Chamber of Commerce partnered for a Career Fair. More than 80 students, alumni, and community members browsed job opportunities for positions ranged from clinical (medical assistant, certified nursing assistant, direct support, patient care associate) to administrative (medical billing & coding, front desk assistant, receptionist, medical records).

Many organizations were represented, including NYU Langone, City MD, ProHealth, Affinity Health Plan, E-Central Medical Management, EMU Health, Family Residencies and Essential Enterprises, Mt. Sinai – Queens, TSINY, Northwell Flex Staff, NYC Department for Social Services, Child Center of NY, S. John’s Episcopal Hospital, and Stratigic Level Consulting Group.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the event such a success!

 
 


November 26: This Week at Plaza

November 26, 2018

Monday, November 26: ARC Math Workshop, 11:40-12:35, Room 203 

Tuesday, November 27: ARC Math Workshop, 5:00-5:55, Room 203

Tuesday, December 4: Candlelighting Ceremony 

Tuesday, December 6: Portfolio Day 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.” – Joyce Giraud


Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2018

 

On Tuesday, Plaza celebrated its annual Multicultural Thanksgiving Feast on the Commons. Students, faculty, staff, and administrators brought in an incredible variety of food, including everything from honey-glazed ham to chicken biriyani to curry to turkey and stuffing to lasagna. Attendees also enjoyed an amazing selection of desserts.

Dishes were sold for donations, and the event raised more than $800 to support Student Life projects. Stay tuned for details on our next initiative, Winter Wishes, a holiday program to help give children a wonderful holiday season by granting their fondest wishes!

Thank you to our many amazing volunteer servers, cooks, bakers, and donors! We could not have done it without you.

If you missed the event and want to donate, please see Professor Butchy in the Student Life office.

 


Congratulations Faculty Award Winners!

November 21, 2018

  

For the Spring 2018 semester, students were awarded academic honors in four categories. This week we recognize 22 students who earned the Faculty Award.

To be honored in this category, students must earn a semester GPA between 3.4 and 4.0, carry at least 12 credit hours, earn no grade below a B, and have not yet taken LL61.

Congratulations to all!

 

  • Alvarez, Juan
  • Batista, Isabel
  • Bouck, Jacolyn
  • Burgos, Yulisa
  • Cobb, Brionia
  • Cochrane, Safara
  • Correa, William A
  • Creighton, Shakira
  • Cruz, Joshua D
  • Dadra, Sandeep K
  • DeCruz, Tisha
  • Dowling, Matthew J
  • Gosine, Nalini S
  • Iru, Keisha
  • Luemba, Penafiel
  • Madramootoo, Julia A
  • Omeally, Odeth R
  • Rayside, Nicole
  • Singh, Roshanie
  • Tribhowan, Purnima
  • Wint, Mario
  • Yang, Qiuyan

 


November 19: This Week at Plaza

November 19, 2018

Monday, November 19: Extended Day Associate Degree and HSED Student Registration 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. on the Commons; day classes are in session on Monday, and evening classes will be in session ONLY for court reporting and dental hygiene students. 

Tuesday, November 20: Multicultural Thanksgiving Feast! Join Student Life on the Commons between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. for an amazing variety of food. Contact Professor Butchy with questions. 

Wednesday, November 21: Day Associate Degree and HSED Student Registration 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the Commons; day classes will be in session that day ONLY for court reporting, dental hygiene, and accelerated term students. There will be no extended day classes. 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.” – Amy Grant


Dean’s List Awardees Recognized

November 17, 2018

  

For the Spring 2018 semester, students were awarded academic honors in four categories. This week we recognize 43 students who earned a place on the Dean’s List.

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!

  

  • Akhter, Mahmuda
  • Alicea, Virginia
  • Allen, Cameron
  • Arellano, Isabella
  • Artis, Krystal
  • Baptiste, Gabrielle
  • Barcia, Stephanie
  • Burgos, Cynthia
  • Capo, Gina
  • Chicaiza, Ximena
  • Dash, Elaine
  • Diner, Sara
  • Etchison, Tikiya
  • Ganesh, Elizabeth
  • Garcia, Aura
  • Giardina, Nicole
  • Giraldo, David
  • Hall Reid, Damoya
  • Huestipac, Veronica
  • Johnson- Conteh, Debra
  • Lubiano-Medina, Karla
  • Luckey, Leslie
  • Matos, Evelyn
  • Montanez, Cindy
  • Munoz, Karen
  • Nunez, Maria
  • O’Donnell, Christina
  • Percival, Raquel
  • Quach, Cindy
  • Ramos Mercedes, Wennifer
  • Rivera, Jordan
  • Roberts, Tyshaunna
  • Ruffin, Tasheen
  • Singh, Veadawattie
  • Tejada – Mills, Janisha
  • Tejada, Arleen
  • Tutino, Gabriella
  • Vasquez Romero, Laritza
  • Vega Contreras, Karla
  • Ventura, Luz
  • Villalba, Mayte
  • Williams, Latisha
  • Zambrano, Jessica

  


Plaza College Founds Society of Business Professionals

November 15, 2018

  

On November 1, Plaza inducted 56 students into the first class of the Plaza College Society of Business Professionals. As founding members, these students have begun a new tradition that celebrates the value of professionalism.

Members are expected to serve as models of professionalism who will inspire others to make our learning community and our world a better place to live and work. The ceremony included the society pledge, pinning, and refreshments.

Thank you to the many people who helped to make the event a success!

   

 


Register for Winter 2019 Next Week

November 13, 2018

Registration for Winter 2019 is next week, so be sure you are ready! Before going to register, it is essential to take care of any Financial Services or Students Services holds. Make plans to attend as scheduled below, and remember that children are not permitted on campus. Students with questions about registration should contact Student Services.

November 21 – Day Associate Degree and HSED Students

Registration for day associate degree students will take place on Wednesday, November 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the Commons and in assigned rooms. Classes will be in session that day ONLY for court reporting, dental hygiene, and accelerated term students. There will be no extended day classes that day.

November 19 – Extended Day Associate Degree and HSED Students

Registration for extended-day associate degree students will take place on Monday, November 19, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. on the Commons and in assigned rooms. Day classes are in session on Monday, and evening classes will be in session ONLY for court reporting and dental hygiene students.

Court Reporting Students

Registration for Court Reporting students will be held on November 19 for extended-day division or November 21 day division. Representatives from the Court Reporting and Student Services departments will be making rounds to classes and working with individuals who need to register for classes for the winter 2019. Court reporting students are to report to their normally scheduled classes.

Bachelor Degree Students

Bachelor degree students do not need to attend the sessions listed above. PIM students should watch for an e-mail from Dean Dolla with registration information, and they must reply to her message to make an appointment. BBA-Management students will receive an e-mail from Dr. Sibblis with available times to meet with her for registration.

Leave of Absence, and Accelerated Term Students

  • Leave of absence students register in Student Services by appointment only.
  • Accelerated term students will be registered through Admissions.

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