Court Reporting Class Welcomes Summer on Terrace

June 30, 2017

Court Reporting students enjoyed a refreshing kick-off to the holiday weekend by having their class on Plaza’s beautiful terrace yesterday. Professor Oscar Garzon met with his CR103-1 students in a shady spot behind the school to work on their steno speeds of 100 to 130 words per minute!

“We decided to go outside to take class in order to enjoy the wonderful weather while at the same time working hard, but in a relaxed atmosphere,” Garzon said. “This week was our second week conducting class outside. Weather permitting, we will be doing that every Thursday.”

The court reporting students worked on mastering one-syllabus words often left out yesterday, practicing writing at different speed levels while focusing on accuracy. Since the students’ steno writers run on batteries and have tripods, it was easy to move those exercises to the terrace to enjoy the warm weather.

Did you know that Plaza College offers the only court reporting program in the city? Read more here!


Congratulations Winter 2017 Faculty Award Honorees!

June 28, 2017

For the Winter 2017 semester, students were awarded academic honors in four categories. This week we recognize 28 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!

  • Akter, Lubna
  • Alam, Qarnaen
  • Alexander, Aja
  • Alexandre, Katherine
  • Dowlat, Heerawatie
  • Duncan, Nitcia
  • Eason, Elayne
  • Fredrick, Trisa
  • Garcia, Kendell
  • Hernandez, Cezer
  • Johnson-Turner, Selena
  • Linn, Shira
  • Lloyd, Loretta
  • Mukhtar, Qasir Ali
  • Muscadin, Farel
  • Nadal, Nicole
  • Oliva, Erica
  • Percival, Raquel
  • Robles, Angeli
  • Rodriguez, Sarah
  • Rubiano, Clara
  • Ruiz, Joshua
  • Sierra, Stephanie
  • Thasthahir, Thariq
  • Ushyarov, Elina
  • Walker, Jasmine
  • Winston, Leonna
  • Zamot, Samantha


June 26: This Week at Plaza

June 26, 2017

Thursday, June 29: City Government Job Fair 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Commons; Seminar about how to get a City Government Job at 11:45 a.m. in the BBA Lounge; visit Career Services on the third floor for more information!

Saturday, July 1: No classes

Monday, July 3: No classes

Tuesday, July 4: No classes

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” – Audrey Hepburn


Congratulations Winter 2017 Dean’s List Honorees!

June 23, 2017

For the Winter 2017 semester, students were awarded academic honors in four categories. This week we recognize 45 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!

  • Aman, Lucrecia
  • Batista, Cristine
  • Berges, Jessica
  • Clarke, Destinee
  • Clarke, Sashanna
  • Colon, Ashley
  • Dash, Lisa
  • De La Cruz, Deyaniris
  • Dorsett, Roxanne
  • Duncan, Michelle
  • Eastman, Kahlea
  • Espinosa, Brittany
  • Febles, Ivan
  • Fernandez, Molly
  • Forte, Andrea
  • Franco, Jessica
  • Frazier, Monique
  • Galarza, Melissa
  • Gallishaw, Charmaine
  • Gong, Minhee
  • Gonzalez, Michelle
  • Guembes, Silvia
  • Hernandez, Hugo
  • Hess, Nicole
  • Jordan, Jeanique
  • Joseph, Nashla
  • Leon, Paola
  • Lindor, Patricia
  • Lopez Burgos, Ana
  • Mitchell, Otelia
  • Mitchell, Yasmine
  • Montoyo, Yvette
  • Pena Soriano, Jennipher
  • Ponce, David
  • Porter, Colwin
  • Remache, Edwin
  • Rescalvo, Jennifer
  • Roque, Elsa
  • Rowe, Jacqualine
  • Rowe, Patricia
  • Sandy, Monique
  • Segarra, Katherine
  • Simons, Necole
  • Then Santana, Rayderd
  • Valvano, Sharlene


Scholarship Opportunity

June 21, 2017

Who wants to win a scholarship? The education-focused website CourseHorse is offering a $1000 scholarship competition that is open to anyone enrolled part-time or full-time in New York. Recently launched in New York, the website works with schools to make it easy for students to take a variety of classes.

Read more details from their website below:

Submission Deadline: July 1, 2017

Award Announced: July 15, 2017

Application instructions: Create a short video (max 2 minutes) or short essay (max 1,000 words) explaining your personal goals and how taking classes will help you get there. To submit, email learn@coursehorse.com with a link to your video or your essay text in the body of the email. Please include “New York 2017 Learner’s Scholarship” in the subject line.


June 19: This Week at Plaza

June 19, 2017

Monday-Friday: Pick up Graduation Caps, Gowns, and Tickets

 Tuesday, June 20: Writing Workshop sponsored by the ARC, 5-5:55 p.m. in Room 204

 Thursday, June 22: Writing Workshop sponsored by the ARC, 11:40-12:35 p.m. in Room 204

Sunday, June 25: Graduation 2017!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius


Congratulations Winter 2017 President’s List Honorees!

June 17, 2017

For the Winter 2017 semester, students were awarded academic honors in four categories. This week we recognize 43 students who earned a place on the President’s List. 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. Congratulations to all!

  • Anjum, Unbreen
  • Bhuiyan, Nasrin
  • Bishop, Crystal
  • Boodie, Chamel
  • Bowen, Katherine
  • Bravo Panamito, Luis
  • Bravo, Andrea
  • Cabrera, Geraldine
  • Cruz, Jennifer
  • Cyriaque, Sarah
  • Datadeen, Kousilla
  • DeCoteau, Ashley
  • Eastman, Martha
  • Elsawy, Dianne
  • Feliciano-Castillo, Courine
  • Garcia, Janet
  • Gonzalez, Sandra
  • Hernandez, Dianah
  • Hernandez-Arevalo, Mirna
  • Herrera, Denise
  • Hicks, Shantee
  • Khan, Sisha
  • Lewis, Latondra
  • McDonald, Dajah
  • Molina, Dahiana
  • Molina, Erika
  • Morgan, Thomas
  • Noel, Rebertha
  • Pieper, Corrine
  • Portes, Esteban
  • Raby, Shelly-Dee
  • Ragin, Gail
  • Reed, Monica
  • Rodriguez, Jennifer
  • Sanchez, Caridad
  • Stephenson, Kimberly
  • Taylor, Dominique
  • Torres, Romina
  • Ulysse, Katiana
  • Vallejo, Lisa
  • Ventura, Perla
  • Williams, Monique
  • Perez, Ivanna


Pick up Graduation Gowns and Tickets

June 16, 2017

Plaza College’s 100th Graduation Commencement will take place on Sunday, June 25th at 8:30 a.m. Graduation caps and gowns are now ready for pick up in the campus bookstore!

Monday – Thursday

  • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

*There are no pick up times on Saturdays or Sundays.

Before picking up your gown, remember to pay the graduation fee and pick up your tickets in Student Services. Students who ordered honor society regalia will receive an email from Dean Howle next week when it arrives and is ready for pick up.

Students walking must arrive at 8 a.m. at Queens College’s Kupferburg Center for the Arts wearing a pressed graduation robe. Make sure to bring your yellow photo card to be able to get a professional picture. Photos will be taken as you walk across the stage and the company will contact you via e-mail concerning your photos.

All guests require tickets, which students may pick up in student services. Seating for guests is on a first come, first serve basis. Students walking in the ceremony do not need a ticket as their seats are reserved. Faculty and staff will line up students to enter the assigned seating area.

Please note: No caps, gowns, or tickets will be brought to graduation for students who fail to pick up their materials. All graduation materials must be picked up at Plaza College by Friday, June 23.

If you have any further questions regarding the graduation, please contact Student Services!


Court Reporters Learn about Freelance Opportunities

June 14, 2017

On May 30, Clair Block, owner of Lex Court Reporting Agency, visited Plaza College to speak with court reporting students about freelance career opportunities. The workshop was offered twice in the afternoon on the Commons to discuss what awaits after graduation.

Lex agency has been in business for 25 years and has offices in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester. The agency has earned a Woman Business enterprise award for their service.

According to Block, the advantages of being a freelance reporter is that you make your own schedule. She encouraged court reporting students to finish school strong and consider the many options available in the profession. She added that Lex agency trains interns and has hired them to work for the agency to handle depositions, arbitrations, hearings, and EUOs (examination under oath).


June 12: This Week at Plaza

June 12, 2017

Monday, June 12: Purchase Tickets for Saturday’s Spring Formal! Stop by the Student Life office

Monday-Tuesday: Graduation Regalia on sale for ASL, SKD, and STD members by the Student Life office

Tuesday, June 13: Writing Workshop sponsored by the ARC, 5-5:55 p.m. in Room 204

Thursday, June 15: Writing Workshop sponsored by the ARC, 11:40-12:35 p.m. in Room 204

Saturday, June 17: Plaza College Spring Formal from 6-10 p.m. on the Commons and Terrace with DJ, dancing, dinner, and crowning of a king and queen. Stop by the Student Life office to learn more!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson


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