Earn a Bachelor’s Degree, Make More Money

August 17, 2011

Earning a four year degree is essential to financial success in life. The value of earning a college degree is quickly growing. Obtaining a bachelor’s degree from a school like Plaza College could set you up to earn over $1.37 million dollars more over your lifetime.

According to an article published by US News, “How HigherEducation Affects Lifetime Salary,” those holding a bachelor’s degree earn about $2.27 million over their lifetime, almost double those who only earn a high school diploma. Without the BA, those with only some college earn $1.55 million in their lifetime – $720,000 less than if they had finished their degree. You can do a lot with that amount of money – like buy a boat, luxury vehicles, family vacations, lavish property, and college degrees for your children, etc.

With just a high school diploma, they’re looking at only $1.30 million over their entire lifetime, $1.37 million less than if they went for their degree.  “Those with bachelor’s degrees, no matter the field, earn vastly more than counterparts with some college or a high school diploma,” (US News).

Without a BA, you can’t even think about continuing your education on to a master, doctoral or professional degree. Once you have completed your BA, you can move on and increase your lifetime earnings. “Those with master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees earn $2.67 million, $3.25 million, and $3.65 million, respectively,” (US News).

Take advantage of the bachelor programs Plaza College offers, including degrees in Management and Patient Information Management. Plaza College offers career-focused degrees; day, evening and Saturday courses; a dedicated faculty; academic counseling and guidance and professional career services.


Eating Healthy in College IS Possible

August 15, 2011

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The common phrase, “freshman 15” isn’t a joke for most college students. Eating healthy while going to school is a difficult struggle that many face while stressing over exams, assignments, work, etc. Grabbing fast food on your way to class is easier than cooking, but why compromise your health?  You can still find healthy options on the go. It might take some extra effort to figure out where those options are, but that’s better than extra pounds!

In the article “Eating Healthy in College,” the College Advice Blog offers four helpful strategies to stay on a healthy path.
First, “make an effort to find healthy food.” College life can land you anywhere, so it’s important to seek out healthy selections, like fresh salads and grilled wraps, instead of settling for fast food. No, you won’t find the turkey avocado wrap on the dollar menu but the extra dollar or two is well worth it. Don’t have the extra cash? Pack a healthy lunch in the morning and take it with you. Now you’re saving money and making healthy choices. Taking a weekly trip to the grocery store with friends can help you save money and your friends can credit you on keeping their figures.  
Next, “ask around”. Don’t hesitate to ask friends, professors, upperclassman and colleagues for local, healthy recommendations. Read reviews online and check out restaurant menus before you arrive to scope out the healthier picks. Numerous restaurants, deli’s and fast food places have mobile friendly websites or apps with nutritional information right at your fingertips. Take advantage of your resources!
“Watch what you eat at home” is an obvious but vital strategy. Of course it’s easy to pick up the phone to order a pizza, or pop a TV dinner into the microwave. Don’t do it! Opt for vegetables and grilled chicken, or whole wheat pasta with fresh tomato sauce. An easy option, (instead of picking up the phone) is the frozen bag of vegetables you can steam in the microwave in less than 3 minutes. That’s easy and healthy!
Lastly, “snack time.” While running from class to class, or from the library to work, it’s natural to grab a snack to keep you satisfied until your next meal, just grab something healthy! Choose a piece of fruit instead of a bag of chips. Keep granola and fruit bars in your bag for convenience instead of a candy bar. These little switches will keep your scale from inching up.
Eating healthy in college is possible, it’s just a matter of making a conscious effort when choosing what to eat.


Making The Transition From High School Into College Can Be Tough

August 12, 2011
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Transitioning into College

The first thing that comes into most peoples mind when they head to college, is freedom. No binding schedule, no need to get up at 7AM anymore, or earlier, and no parents to dictate actions. While this is a great thing to experience, it leaves some confused on how to structure there schedule.
Transition into College life from high school is very stressful to both the child and parents. It is a major transition for the child, as happy as they may seem about being on their own. First-year students must learn to live with a stranger, navigate a large area of college grounds, and balance academic achievement and a social life without the parents reminding them to do their homework.
Any high school student who’s getting ready for College has dozens of questions. Most are concerns about stepping into this unfamiliar territory. While there will be many changes and challenges when you leave the comforts of home and high school, take heart: There are several steps you can take to get over your “first year fears” and get comfortable at your new home. So take a deep breath and relax. You can get relief by reminding yourself there are others who share the same concerns. Sometimes, just talking about fears can make you feel less anxious. Sharing your feelings with other first year students might be as helpful to them as it is to you. But while your friends can understand, they may not have the answers you are looking for. It’s important to talk to both those who are experiencing the same feelings and those who have been through it all and survived.


Making Fast, Healthy, And Delicious Meals

August 10, 2011
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Eating healthy means making a commitment to preparing healthy food. But for many of us, the term “healthy meal” brings to mind hassle, effort, and tastelessness.
Preparing healthy, good-for-you foods doesn’t have to be a stumbling block to a healthy diet. Plenty of resources exist to help us eat well and transform our favorite foods and recipes into healthier fare. Read on to discover simple recipes and tips for a healthier diet.

In today’s fast-paced culture, the prospect of planning, cooking, and savoring a home-cooked meal can seem daunting. The “quick-and-easy” way of life full of microwaves, fast-food restaurants, and packaged meals easily overshadows the importance of cooking and preparing food the old fashioned way: at home in your own kitchen. But the convenience comes with a price. Many prepared foods, whether from the drive-thru or a microwave-safe package, contain a myriad of unhealthy ingredients.
In addition, many of us have been put on special diets to address specific health concerns ranging from heart disease prevention and diabetes, to weight loss. Diets often have you eating the same things over and over, which can become monotonous over time. Being exposed to different types of foods and creative methods of preparation can infuse your diet with a new twist and give you the delicious tastes you’ve been craving.
Taking a few minutes to prepare quick and healthy meals gives you more control over what you and your family are eating. Seeking out a variety of healthy recipes and preparing nutritious meals can help prevent common medical conditions and concerns, and engages your senses in a sumptuous world of flavors, textures, aromas, sights, and sounds! It can also be a wonderful way to bring your family together, while helping you save money.
Making your favorite recipes healthier

There are many easy ways to alter recipes so that they are healthier while maintaining their wonderful tastes, flavors, and textures.

Some basic tips for making your favorite recipes healthier include:

  • Decrease the meat and increase the vegetables called for in stews and casseroles.
  • Choose whole-grain versions of pasta and bread; substitute whole-wheat flour for bleached white flour when you bake.
  • Serve imaginative whole-grain side dishes like bulgur or kasha instead of white rice or pasta.
    Cook with less fat by using non-stick skillets.
  • Blot all fried meats on paper towels. Or better yet, try baking instead of frying.
  • Avoid cooking with soy or Worcestershire sauce and products that contain monosodium glutamate (MSG).
  • Use garlic or onion powder instead of garlic or onion salt, and use unsalted or low-salt vegetable broths and products.
  • Buy reduced-fat cheese or use mozzarella, which is naturally lower in fat.
  • In recipes calling for milk or cream, substitute reduced fat versions or try using other “milks” such as rice milk, nut milks or soy milk. Also use low-fat cream cheese, yogurt, and mayo.
  • Unhealthy fats like certain oils, butter, or margarines can usually be cut by 1/3 to 1/2 in recipes. At first try a small cut-back and then use less and less over time; you’ll hardly notice the difference.
  • You can also use fat substitutes like prune purees and applesauce in baked goods.
  • Use fresh-frozen fruit without added sugar if fresh is unavailable.
  • Cut the sugar called for in most recipes by 1/3 to 1/2.
  • Sweeten waffles and quick breads with cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla or almond extracts in order to cut the sugar content.
  • Try salsa on a baked potato or salad rather than high-fat dressing or butter


Which Computers Are Best For College Students? We Have Answers…

August 9, 2011
# 202, 74-09 37th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
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HP Pavilion DV4-2161NR 14.1-inch Laptop Digital PlaidAre you heading to college and wondering what kind of computer to get? While there is no easy answer, computer preference varies from person to person. Even if someone tells you what a “perfect computer” is, it doesn’t mean it will be the “perfect computer” for you. There are many things for students to consider when purchasing a computer.

Where Will You Take Your Computer?  
Will you be carrying this computer everywhere? Will you take it with you to class everyday, to the library, to coffee shops, etc.? If so, then you will need something portable and light weight. In our opinion anything over 14.1 inches will be too wide and heavy to carry around. Note that laptops averaging about five pounds are an alright weight. Something like the HP Pavilion DV4-2161NR above has an ideal weight and screen size for college students.


Specs of Computers for College Students 
Now, let us talk about the specs. College students write a great deal on their computers, some of which exceeds 20 pages. Having a large amount of hard drive space will keep the computer running smoothly when all those papers are piling up inside. The hard drive is where everything will be stored, essays, music, videos, everything you have will be stored there. Back up your hard drive OFTEN! This is a precaution to take in case your computer decides to crash at any point and time. Use a very large memory USB flash drive to save all your important documents, or use an external hard drive. Another option would be to copy and paste your essays to your email often during the writing/revision process and send it to yourself or simply save as draft.

Hard Drive & Internal Memory
You should buy a computer with at least 250 GB of hard drive space. It might seem like a lot, but these days computers with over 500 GB are selling for $600. Memory is also important, so something like 3GB or more is a good deal. Remember you can always use external memory cards, or update your internal memory later on. Battery life is another factor to put a lot of consideration into when buying a laptop for college students. When searching you will see that some laptops will say “4-5 hours of battery life” when in reality the battery will only last half of that time. It all depends on many things: Was the battery fully charged without disturbance? Are you using the battery on a balanced light, instead of on bright light, etc. Some things will kill the battery pretty quickly, so keep that in mind when looking at battery life.

Operating System
You have to think about the Operating System you want to get. In the end it all comes down to YOUR preference, so whatever you think  is best for you is what you should choose. (Ex: Windows 7, XP, Vista, etc)
Processor
Last, but certainly not least is the processor. You have to pick a processor which will keep up with you and not slow down any time soon. Something like an Intel Core Duo, Intel Duo Core 2 or above is alright.


Plaza College Explains Why Communications Skills Are So Important

August 5, 2011
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The purpose of communication is to get your message across to others clearly and unambiguously.
Doing this involves effort from both the sender of the message and the receiver. And it’s a process that can be fraught with error, with messages often misinterpreted by the recipient. When this isn’t detected, it can cause tremendous confusion, wasted effort and missed opportunity.
In fact, communication is only successful when both the sender and the receiver understand the same information as a result of the communication.
By successfully getting your message across, you convey your thoughts and ideas effectively. When not successful, the thoughts and ideas that you convey do not necessarily reflect your own, causing a communications breakdown and creating roadblocks that stand in the way of your goals – both personally and professionally.
In a recent survey of recruiters from companies with more than 50,000 employees, communication skills were cited as the single more important decisive factor in choosing managers. The survey, conducted by the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Business School, points out that communication skills, including written and oral presentations, as well as an ability to work with others, are the main factor contributing to job success.
In spite of the increasing importance placed on communication skills, many individuals continue to struggle with this, unable to communicate their thoughts and ideas effectively – whether in verbal or written format. This inability makes it nearly impossible for them to compete effectively in the workplace, and stands in the way of career progression.
Getting your message across is paramount to progressing. To do this, you must understand what your message is, what audience you are sending it to, and how it will be perceived. You must also weigh-in the circumstances surrounding your communications, such as situational and cultural context.
As the source of the message, you need to be clear about why you’re communicating, and what you want to communicate. You also need to be confident that the information you’re communicating is useful and accurate.
This is the process of transferring the information you want to communicate into a form that can be sent and correctly decoded at the other end. Your success in encoding depends partly on your ability to convey information clearly and simply, but also on your ability to anticipate and eliminate sources of confusion (for example, cultural issues, mistaken assumptions, and missing information.) A key part of this is knowing your audience: Failure to understand who you are communicating with will result in delivering messages that are misunderstood.
Messages are conveyed through channels, with verbal including face-to-face meetings, telephone and videoconferencing; and written including letters, emails, memos and reports.
Different channels have different strengths and weaknesses. For example, it’s not particularly effective to give a long list of directions verbally, while you’ll quickly cause problems if you criticize someone strongly by email.
Just as successful encoding is a skill, so is successful decoding (involving, for example, taking the time to read a message carefully, or listen actively to it.) Just as confusion can arise from errors in encoding, it can also arise from decoding errors. This is particularly the case if the decoder doesn’t have enough knowledge to understand the message.
Your message is delivered to individual members of your audience. No doubt, you have in mind the actions or reactions you hope your message will get from this audience. Keep in mind, though, that each of these individuals enters into the communication process with ideas and feelings that will undoubtedly influence their understanding of your message, and their response. To be a successful communicator, you should consider these before delivering your message, and act appropriately.
Your audience will provide you with feedback, verbal and nonverbal reactions to your communicated message. Pay close attention to this feedback, as it is the only thing that allows you to be confident that your audience has understood your message. If you find that there has been a misunderstanding, at least you have the opportunity to send the message a second time.
The situation in which your message is delivered is the context. This may include the surrounding environment or broader culture (i.e. corporate culture, international cultures, etc.).
Removing Barriers at All These Stages
To deliver your messages effectively, you must commit to breaking down the barriers that exist in each of these stages of the communication process.
Let’s begin with the message itself. If your message is too lengthy, disorganized, or contains errors, you can expect the message to be misunderstood and misinterpreted. Use of poor verbal and body language can also confuse the message.
Barriers in context tend to stem from senders offering too much information too fast. When in doubt here, less is oftentimes more. It is best to be mindful of the demands on other people’s time, especially in today’s ultra-busy society.
Once you understand this, you need to work to understand your audience’s culture, making sure you can converse and deliver your message to people of different backgrounds and cultures within your own organization, in this country and even abroad.


Top Books That Are a Great Read For College Students

August 4, 2011
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Reading has a host of benefits – tangible and intangible and should in fact become a habit as common as bathing or eating. The Importance of Reading is difficult to express in words but can experienced by people from all walks of life. Plaza College put together a list of the top 10 best books for College Students to read.
 

The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Plot summary: The moral depravity of the upper class in the 1920s is
personified. Jay Gatsby spends his entire life trying to win the heart
of a woman he knew years ago, only to meet his demise. If you didn’t
read this in high school, get on with it already.
The experts say: “It’s a very tight novel. It’s only 186 pages
and there’s not a misplaced word in it,” said Mark Yakich, professor of
English.
Library: Several copies available
Price: About $13
Excerpt: “I hope she’ll be a fool — that’s the best thing a girl can
be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”
A River Runs Through It” by Norman Maclean
Plot summary: A book about fly fishing might not appeal to
everyone, but that activity proves to be a metaphor for family,
religion and life in this autobiographical novella.
The experts say: “It’s my favorite piece of fiction. In addition to
being a tragic story, it has some funny, funny, funny scenes,” said
Koper. Need proof? Read the chapter regarding a prostitute named Old
Rawhide.
Library: No luck here
Price: $10
Excerpt: “In our family, there was no clear line between religion
and fly fishing.“
High Fidelity” by Nick Hornby
Plot summary: Record store owner Rob Fleming has just been
dumped by his girlfriend, Laura. A perpetual list-maker, Rob sets
out to talk to his all-time top-five most painful break-ups to see
where it all went wrong. You may have seen the movie; the book is
better.
The experts say: “When a book has a first-person narrator, it
has quirks you can’t get in a movie except in voice-over. It’s a good
read,” Yakich said.
Library: No luck here
Price: About $14
Excerpt: “Laura leaves first thing Monday morning with a hold-all
and a carrier bag. “
Native Son” by Richard A. Wright
Plot summary: It is regarded as a classic, but “Native Son” is more
than just a good read. It is a telling novel about the racial
injustices suffered by African Americans.
The experts say: “This is an explosive novel. Three hours after this
book was on shelves the first printing was sold out,” said
Harding. “It is essential to understanding twentieth century
American literature and race relations.”
Library: Several copies
Price: $12
Excerpt: “A brown-skinned girl in a cotton gown got up and stretched
her arms above her head and yawned.”
Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov
Plot summary: You know this one: A well-to-do middle
aged man falls for a 12-year-old girl. Scandal! But though the topic is
controversial, “Lolita” remains a classic novel about morality and is,
unexpectedly, laced with humor.
What the experts say: “The great thing about Nabokov is he has
such a command of language,” Harding said. “Since its initial
publication, it’s probably the greatest American novel not written by
an American.”
Library: Several copies available
Price: About $12
Excerpt: “She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet
ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school.”
Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen
Plot summary: Austen paints the picture of a 1800s English society
battle of the sexes. Readers often fixate on one main tension
throughout the book: Will Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy get together?
The experts say: Austen has been a timeless staple in popular
literature since she was first published. “When I was a teenager I read
Pride and Prejudice and other novels by Jane Austen,” said Aparna
Zambare, reference librarian, English bibliographer and assistant
professor.
Library: Several copies, even one that is illustrated
Price: About $15
Excerpt: “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man
in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”
On the Road” by Jack Kerouac
Plot Summary: Sal Paradise, one of Kerouac’s alter egos, is
encouraged by Dean Moriarty to take off and experience life on the
road. It is the novel that helped capture the heart and the essence of
the Beat generation — and influenced writing for years.
The experts say: “It’s a great romance. It’s about a journey of self
discovery, but not just a physical journey — It’s a journey to the
heart of America. It’s a soulful book as much as anything else,”
Harding said.
Library: Two copies
Price: $12
Excerpt: “Great Chicago glowed red before our eyes. ”
The Unbearable Lightness of Being” by Milan Kundera
Plot summary: While the story revolves around womanizing Tomas, “The
Unbearable Lightness of Being” is really a study in philosophy and
social commentary. By the way, this book is referenced in “High
Fidelity.”
The experts say: “It’s an intellectual novel that doesn’t start out
with characters. Kundera intersperses narrative with philosophical and
pop ideas,” Yakich said.
Library: The movie, not the book.
Price: About $12
Excerpt: “I have been thinking about Tomas for many years. But only
in the light of these reflections did I see him clearly.”
Wise Blood” by Flannery O’Connor
Plot summary: A man trying to avoid God forms the Church Without
Christ. Sounds like religious satire!
The experts say: “It’s important for students to read because it
reveals something really important about the human condition and shows
a kind of emptiness of a life without faith. It’s a lonely place to be
when you live without grace,” Harding said.
Library: Just one copy
Price: $12
Excerpt: “Hazel Motes sat at a forward angle on the green plush
train seat, looking one minute at the window as if he might want to
jump out of it, and the next down the aisle at the other end of the
car.”
Midnight’s Children” by Salaman Rushdie
Plot summary: With a mix of poetry and prose, narrator Saleem tells
a story of India and its citizens when it gains independence. Saleem is
literally falling apart. He tells readers, “I mean quite simply that I
have begun to crack all over like an old jug[.]” That’s quite an
attention grabber.
The experts say: “It’s a very affectionate love song, a mixing of
political reality and prose pyrotechnics, wordplay, puns, and
alliterations. What it really does is highlight the possibilities of
the English language,” Harding said.
Library: Only one copy — so hurry
Price: About $15
Excerpt: “In short, I am literally disintegrating, slowly for the
moment, although there are signs of an acceleration.”


Late Registration at Plaza College is Now In Process

August 2, 2011
# 202, 74-09 37th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
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header_student servicesPlaza College has announced on August 2nd, 2011 that late registration is now in process. Plaza urges students to make appointments in Student Services to register for the Fall semester 2011. Please also see Student Services to update your status for the upcoming year.
Below please view the finals schedule:
Sunday, August 7th – Final Sunday

Monday, August 8th – Extended Day Finals (No Day Classes)

Tuesday, August 9th – Tuesday/Thursday Day Finals and Tuesday Extended Day Finals

Wednesday, August 10th – Monday/Wednesday Day Finals and No Extended Day Classes

Thursday, August 11th – Extended Day Finals (No Day Classes)

Friday, August 12th – Finals!
Saturday, August 13th – Finals morning and afternoon and RMA exam
For information and tips on on studying for Final Exams read more here.
For further questions please see Student Services in the administration office.

One Pint of Blood Can Save Three Lives

July 29, 2011
# 202, 74-09 37th Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
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BY MICHAEL PANTELIDIS
mpantelidis@queenscourier.com
 

 One pint of blood to save three lives is not a bad tradeoff.


That’s the message Plaza College delivered to its students and faculty to encourage them to donate blood at the college’s second annual blood drive.

The drive was held on Thursday, July 21 at the college’s lower level, located at 74-09 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights. The entire neighborhood was invited to donate.

“It is wonderful that the students are branching out,” said Lin Loffert, the Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Plaza. “Part of my mission is to really expose them to doing things for the community. Now they are really doing something to give back, which is special, and I think this means the world to them.”

Loffert, who organized the blood drive, donated along with her husband, an English professor at Plaza. The donations will be sent to hospitals across the New York Metropolitan area.

At Plaza’s inaugural blood drive last year, the college collected 80 pints of blood, surpassing their goal of 70. This year, however, Plaza received 85 pints, falling short of the 100 they hoped would be donated.

Despite failing to reach triple digits, Bill Mardavich, a donor recruiter for the New York Blood Center, said it was a “no-brainer” to come back to Plaza. He believes blood drives could be held at the college for years to come.

The event, which lasted eight hours, saw 83 students, faculty members and neighborhood residents donate blood. For many, the ability to positively impact a life was the only incentive necessary.

“My mother has received donated blood before,” said Daniel Fernandez, a medical assistant major at Plaza and a first-time donor. “I figured why not donate blood myself to help others the same way people helped my mom. It means a lot to me that I could help another life, and I understand that it will save someone else’s mother, father, sister or brother and allow them to continue on with their lives.”

While Loffert admits she is slightly disappointed the drive did not reach its projected mark, she is thrilled the students and community were able to combine their efforts towards a common goal.

“I’m thankful beyond words to the students and the neighborhood for donating,” she said. “This community always rises to the occasion.”


Plaza College Prepares for Breast Cancer Walk in Flushing Meadows Park

July 27, 2011
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A breast cancer is a malignant (cancerous) tumor that develops from cells in the breast. The most common sign of breast cancer is a new lump or mass; however, most breast lumps are benign (noncancerous). Other physical signs include a generalized swelling of part of a breast (even if no distinct lump is felt), skin irritation or dimpling, nipple pain or retraction (turning inward), redness or scaliness of the nipple or breast skin, or a spontaneous discharge other than breast milk. Early detection of malignant tumors, preferably before symptoms are present, is very important because the cancer can spread if not treated at its earliest stages.
Breast Cancer Statistics:
  • About 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • In 2010, an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 54,010 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
  • About 39,840 women in the U.S. were expected to die in 2010 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1990. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness.
  • For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.
  • In 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.
  • A woman’s risk of breast cancer approximately doubles if she has a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. About 20-30% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history of breast cancer.
The American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides” Breast Cancer Walk is in Flushing Meadows Park on Sunday, October 16, 2011. Plaza college will be participating to work several committees for the event. We ask all faculty/students to join us in the fight to cure breast cancer!

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