September 4: This Week at Plaza

September 4, 2017

Monday, September 4: College closed for Labor Day

Tuesday, September 5: Last Day for Late Finals

Tuesday, September 5: Orientation for PIM Students – Contact your admissions representative for details!

Wednesday, September 6: Orientation for Dental Students – Contact your admissions representative for details!

Thursday, September 7: Last Day for ARC Intersession Work

Thursday, September 7: Orientation for Career Pathways, Associate’s Degree, and BBA Students – Contact your admissions representative for details!

Monday, September 11: Orientation for Court Reporting Students – Contact your admissions representative for details!

Tuesday, September 12: Fall Classes Begin!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax.” – Bryant McGill


Apply Now for Fall 2017 School of Business

September 1, 2017

Are you interested in a career in business or technology? Whether you are entering college for the first time, thinking about changing careers, or transferring from another institution, Plaza College is ready to help find a program that is right for you.

At Plaza’s School of Business and Technology, expert professors prepare students at the associate and baccalaureate level to compete in the dynamic business community of New York City. Students have several areas they can major in:

  • Business Administration Management, BBA
  • Business Administration, AAS
  • Accounting and Information Systems, AOS
  • Administrative Studies, AOS

With extensive student support services and a prime location in Forest Hills, Plaza has everything you need to succeed.

The fall semester begins September 12, so contact us today! Call admissions at 718-505-4188 or send us a message.

 


Photo Flashback: 2017 Graduate Awards Ceremony!

August 30, 2017

Check out these new photos of Plaza’s all-stars from the 2017 Awards Ceremony on July 26!


August 28: This Week at Plaza

August 28, 2017

August 28-September 1: Intersession

Monday, September 4: College closed for Labor Day

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.” – Alan Cohen


Apply Now for Fall 2017 School of Allied Health

August 25, 2017

Are you ready for a medical career? Whether you are entering college for the first time, thinking about changing careers, or transferring from another institution, Plaza College is ready to help find a program that is right for you!

At Plaza’s School of Allied Health, doctors and medical experts prepare students at the associate and baccalaureate level to enter the allied health workforce with up-to-date knowledge of the important laws and technology in the field. Students have several areas they can major in:

  • Patient Information Management, BBA
  • Healthcare Management, AAS
  • Medical Assisting, AAS
  • Health Information Technology, AAS
  • Administrative Studies – Medical Office, AOS
  • Medical Billing and Coding

With extensive student support services and a prime location in Forest Hills, Plaza has everything you need to succeed.

The fall semester begins September 12, so contact us today! Call admissions at 718-505-4188 or send us a message.

 


Student Writing: Scholarship Essay by Sharlene Valvano

August 23, 2017

In March, three Plaza College students attended the Sigma Kappa Delta National Convention in Louisville, KY, to receive national scholarships. One of the winners, Sharlene Valvano, wrote about what inspires her to give back to her college, community, and country. Read her essay below!

Having spent the past 14 years working in various career fields, I found it challenging to get ahead without a degree. In 2008, I joined the US Air Force, and even with military service, it was hard to find my place in the working world. In 2015, I began school, determined to focus and stay below the radar.

Fortunately, my eagerness to learn began to influence those around me, and it became hard to hide how much I enjoyed being involved. I volunteered and became a Student Life ambassador on campus. This allowed me to speak at new student orientations and encourage current students to continue on their path to higher education, always remembering why they began. Every time I stand before them, I’m humbled and reminded of the reasons I began and why I continue.

I am a full-time student and work part-time as a lab technician and peer tutor. Currently serving in the US Air Force Reserves, I have an obligation of one weekend every month and three weeks out of the year until 2027. In addition to military service and mentoring at school, I volunteer locally to serve my community. As a member of Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, New York, our mission is to show the compassion of Christ through humanitarian works and social engagement.

After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, we visited badly affected areas throughout NYC, and we provided canned food and water with a door to door service, set up after seeing the great need. After volunteering with my church and seeing the devastation first hand, I knew there was more that I could do. I joined the NYC Parks Department efforts clearing parks, beaches, and city roadways for the rebuilding already underway. While there, I applied for a position with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Within two weeks, I was hired by FEMA as a Logistics Specialist. I was trained in disaster response and emergency management, and can be deployed to a disaster anywhere in the US.

In March 2016, I was deployed after flooding and tornados affected cities across Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and Texas. While away, I sent emails of encouragement to my classmates and even made a video to run for Vice President of Sigma Kappa Delta- Chi Delta. In October 2016, I was called to assist the FEMA regional office in New York in preparation for Hurricane Matthew. I will be working with Sigma Kappa Delta Chi Delta to organize a fundraiser for an organization supporting relief efforts.

Being involved in my community and college has allowed me to help organizations like St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters in NYC, The Cancer Society of America, AIDS Walk New York, SafeHorizon, Get Focused, and V-Day, a movement to end violence against women.

After my Sigma Kappa Delta induction, I participated in fundraising for the fight against Alzheimer’s. I represented the SKD Chi Delta chapter at Walk to End Alzheimer’s events in New York. Alzheimer’s has affected my family and family members of some of my friends. I recently lost my aunt and in July, I lost my grandmother; both suffered from Alzheimer’s. Being directly affected gave me a different perspective on how important finding treatment and prevention methods are. It was touching to see caregivers, family members, and even people living with Alzheimer’s out raising awareness.

I am looking for ways to participate in future events hosted by SKD and by my chapter. The reward and satisfaction from being the change I want to see is immeasurable. I have a heart to serve and am driven to fulfill that purpose.


August 21: This Week at Plaza

August 21, 2017

August 21-25: Intersession

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “It is nice finding that place where you can just go and relax.” – Moises Arias


Apply for Fall 2017 School of Legal Studies

August 18, 2017

Are you interested in a career in law? Whether you are entering college for the first time, thinking about changing careers, or transferring from another institution, Plaza College is ready to help find a program that is right for you.

Plaza’s School of Legal Studies offers classes that provide graduates with credentials, knowledge, and experience in four degrees:

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

With extensive student support services and a prime location near Queens County courthouses, Plaza has everything you need to succeed.

The fall semester begins September 12, so read more about the job opportunities and benefits for paralegals and court reporters, and contact us today! Call admissions at 718-505-4188 or send us a message.


Student Reviews: Marvin’s Room

August 16, 2017

In June, students in Modern Drama classes enjoyed a field trip to the classic play Marvin’s Room on Broadway. Read some of the student reviews below!

Angela Acevedo: Marvin’s Room was a spectacular play. First and foremost, my favorite actress is Lili Taylor; she did an awesome job playing the role of Bessie as if it was natural. It felt realistic. She showed awesome emotion and physical gestures throughout the play. The sound designer did an outstanding job with the music transitioning from one scene to another; it definitely created a mood as to what was expected in the scene to come. The music keeps you on your toes for what’s to come in the next scene, especially the soothing and soft sound after the most dramatic events in the play.

Yugesh Budram: The actor that I loved the most was Jack DiFalco as Hank. It touched my heart when he was there for his aunt Bessie, and they became best friends. Also, I liked their costumes, and the wig that Aunt Bessie was wearing was amazing because it didn’t look like a wig. This show teaches us about life how hard it can be and also teaches us that family is family at the end of the day.

Heerawatie Dowlat: In Marvin’s Room, Aunt Ruth, who was played by Celia Weston, was one of the most interesting characters. She’s compassionate and caring. She’s filled with motherly love… The scene that caught my attention most was when Bessie, who was played by Lili Taylor, fell sick. When she was hospitalized and Aunt Ruth visited her, they had an interesting conversation. Aunt Ruth told Bessie that god has set aside what is our destiny, and he will only let you face what you can handle. Bessie has tremendous support from her family when they discovered she is ill.

Harpreet Rathour: While in the theater, what I liked the most were the scenes that took place in Disneyland – my favorite place on earth. I loved how it was so bright and the lights came out. I also loved that every time Marvin has an issue, the whole family got together in Marvin’s room, and they all bonded with each other. It brought the family together.

Juan Cabrera: Marvin’s Room is an emotional and comic play written by Scott McPherson. Bessie, who is sick and is taking care of her father and aunt Ruth, needs a bone marrow transplant. Bessie contacts her sister who she hasn’t seen in years, and Lee, as any sister would, packs her bags and takes her two sons with her to go visit Bessie… Arguments build with Hank and his mom Lee; Hank builds a strong relationship with Bessie because she always knew what to say. Dr. Charlotte lets Bessie know that no one in her family has the marrow needed to save her life, but that never stops them from enjoying time and building a stronger family.


August 14: This Week at Plaza

August 14, 2017

Tuesday, August 15: Intersession begins – Late finals and ARC hours by appointment

August 15-18: Intersession

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” – Robert Orben


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