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Congratulations Class of 2020

August 4, 2020

Congratulations to the class of 2020! We are extremely proud of what you have achieved and look forward to seeing all the amazing things you will do.

 

We can’t wait to make history with you with Plaza’s first ever Virtual Graduation Ceremony this Sunday, August 9th at 9 a.m.!  Keep an eye out in your email for details on how to access the ceremony. 


 


June 2, 2020

 

Dear Plaza College Community:

On the heels of rebuilding after an unprecedented pandemic, our nation has been thrust into yet another trying time in history.  The events unfolding across the country, sparked by the tragic death of George Floyd, have made the anger, sadness, and despair of its citizens palpable.  Our hearts ache for Mr. Floyd, his family, and everyone affected by the persistence of fundamental inequality in our society.

We have gone from staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, to now observing legal curfews in order to protect citizens from violence.  In the face of this grave injustice, set against a backdrop of economic uncertainty and general fear for the future, we must remain committed to our core values as a society.  Access to an education that promotes tolerance and understanding is critical when addressing these issues, for it is only through open-mindedness that we, as a society, can achieve what we set out to accomplish.

This institution was founded in Queens in 1916, and we’ve called this community home since that day.  This Borough is unique – it’s the most diverse county in the entire world.  And, as a member of this community, Plaza College has always prided itself on its diversity and commitment to equality and inclusivity.  For all 104 years of our existence, we have remained true to our mission – to educate our students and provide them with the tools they need to improve their lives for the better.

During these trying times, I call upon us all to stay united as a community.  As an educational institution, we must stand united in our collective pursuit of knowledge and enlightenment.  We’re proud of you, students.   You are the leaders of tomorrow, and we know that through the most professional, responsible, and appropriate channels, you’ll be successful in effectuating the change our society so desperately needs.

Regrettably, we cannot alter the past.  However, we can learn from it and use that knowledge to make meaningful improvements for the future.  As we navigate these trying times, I strongly encourage that you engage with others in a socially distant manner.  Should you need our assistance, please let your professors know.  We are here for you.

Sincerely,

President Callahan


Student Spotlight

May 7, 2020

 

Betty G. was the winner and panelist in March 2019 at the Sigma Kappa Delta National Honor Society Convention in St.Louis, Missouri. This experience led Betty to run for Secretary of Sigma Kappa Delta, working alongside her fellow peers to put on a variety of events for the Plaza College student body.⁣

Betty has worked in the dental field for over six years, explaining that she has always been interested in dentistry and loves working with people. “My sister was the one who got me involved in dentistry when I was fourteen by making goody bags for patients at a dental practice.” ⁣

Her dream job is to eventually end up in research, particularly for Alzheimer’s after witnessing the deterioration of her boyfriend’s grandmother. This inspired her to focus a dental hygiene research project on the disease entitled, “The Correlation Between Periodontal Disease and Alzheimer’s.”


Student Profile

April 14, 2020

Ms. Keena Williams recently transitioned from her Associate’s Degree in the Business Administration Program (AAS) to getting her Bachelor’s in Business Administration Management (BBA). Keena knew the business program was ideal for her career goals because she aspires to work in the music industry, eventually working her way up to a leadership role as a Chief Executive Officer.⁣

⁣Keena’s most memorable experience at Plaza College brings her back to the time she was conducting her audition video for Secretary of Sigma Kappa Delta Honor Society and volunteering at the Multicultural Thanksgiving Feast! She also loved volunteering at the Breast Cancer Bake Sale Fundraiser back in October. ⁣

Keena attributes her academic and professional growth to Ms.Pokidaylo, Director of Career Services. “I look up to her in a leadership capacity. She really cares about my professional conduct and it’s helped me see myself as a stronger and more competent individual.” ⁣


Students Provide Updates on Virtual Learning

March 26, 2020

“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings” -Ann Landers

Thank you Alejandro P. For sharing this wonderful photo of working with your son,keeping up with your own studies, and staying positive & motivated!

 

Thank you Martha N. for sharing this amazing photo! “While it’s cold outside I’m indoors enjoying my virtual classes, assisting Professor Lazarus and home schooling my five year old boy-triple tasking!”- Martha

Thank you Diane D. for sharing this motivation!


Plaza College Community Update

March 23, 2020

Plaza College Community,

In the midst of the COVID-19, Plaza College is working harder than ever to provide students, faculty, and staff with the necessary procedures to continue to offer students the best possible experience during this time.

Classes in all programs are currently being offered virtually. Classes are taught by a live instructor, ready to help, in real time, and guide students to continue their studies. These virtual classes are accessed through each student’s ecampus portal, with separate virtual learning modules for every professor.

One of Plaza’s greatest asset for students is the Academic Resource Center (ARC), which allows students to have free tutoring and refreshing in any area they so need. We are proud to announce that the ARC is now LIVE ONLINE. This can be accessed by:

1. When you log into eCampus, click the ARC link above your courses.

2.On the new page, you will see a list of ARC tutors available each day. The tutor’s name includes their hours and the subjects they tutor. Anyone who has hours when you are online is available. Click the name of the tutor you wish to meet with.

3.When you click on the name of the tutor you want to see, you will see the drop down options above. Click on “more details,” and it will open your Google Calendar.

4.In the calendar pop-up, click on “Join Hangouts Meet.” Once you do, you will be live in Google Meets with your tutor! It will look like your online classes.

 

While it is best to use Google Meets, you will also see a phone number for remote contact. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions about the ARC, please contact Director Krampf at akrampf@plazacollege.edu.

For prospective students looking to apply to our programs, we are now offering VIRTUAL INTERVIEWS! This is a great way to start the process and learn about our programs in depth! By filling out an online application, your admissions counselor will reach out to you. If you’ve already submitted your application, please email Caroline Callahan, Director of Admissionscmc@plazacollege.edu for instructions on how to proceed in the process.


The ARC is live online!

March 21, 2020
Hello, students! I hope you are all adjusting well to our new virtual environment. This is an unusual time, but all of the faculty and staff are working to make the rest of the semester a success for you.
To help you, we are happy to announce that all ARC tutoring is now available online! All of the professors and tutors who were in the ARC in person are now online in Google Meets at their regularly scheduled times and available to assist you.
Please follow the instructions below to access the virtual ARC through eCampus.
STEP 1:
When you log into eCampus, click the ARC link above your courses.
STEP 2:
On the new page, you will see a list of ARC tutors available each day. The tutor’s name includes their hours and the subjects they tutor. Anyone who has hours when you are online is available. Click the name of the tutor you wish to meet with.
STEP 3:
When you click on the name of the tutor you want to see, you will see the drop down options above. Click on “more details,” and it will open your Google Calendar.
STEP 4:
In the calendar pop-up, click on “Join Hangouts Meet.” Once you do, you will be live in Google Meets with your tutor! It will look like your online classes.
While it is best to use Google Meets, you will also see a phone number for remote contact. We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions about the ARC, please contact Director Krampf at akrampf@plazacollege.edu.
Take care,
Dean Butchy

VIRTUAL ADMISSIONS NOW AVAILABLE

March 18, 2020

Hi Prospective Students!

Here at Plaza, we’re taking steps to protect both our students’ safety and their goal of earning a college degree during this difficult time. That’s why we’ve implemented some new procedures so that we can all practice safe social distancing standards, but you don’t have to put your plans on hold for any longer.

The Admissions Department has set up a system to allow you to complete your Spring 2020 application and registration process virtually. Virtual admissions will enable you to receive and provide all of the information necessary for a successful school start by phone or video calling – no in-person appointment necessary!

The College is confident that face-to-face classes will be able to resume at the start of our Spring 2020 semester, and we’d hate for you to miss out!

We can’t wait to meet with you in person, but for now, please use this link to begin your application.  If you’ve already submitted your application, please email Caroline Callahan, Director of Admissionscmc@plazacollege.edu for instructions on how to proceed in the process.

Sincerely,

The Admissions Team @ Plaza College


To Our Wonderful Plaza College Community

March 17, 2020

To our Wonderful Plaza College Community: 

The safety of our students, faculty, and staff remains our top priority, and we’d like to ensure you that the steps we’re taking during this difficult time are in an effort to protect that – as well as your goal of earning a college degree.  

We’re happy to report that our virtual classes have gotten a great start, and that’s a credit to you and your flexibility!  Thank you so much for your continued dedication!

 

 


Business Student Profile

March 13, 2020
Aisha B. is in the process of completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management this Winter Semester. Her inspiration to study business started during her high-school years and continued through her time working in the corporate field at H&R Block, citing that she wanted to “become more proficient and pursue a business degree” in this arena.⁣
Aisha expressed that her biggest source of support in her academics has been the professors. “Being a single parent and coming back to school after a good amount of time was definitely a challenge and the professors have been willing and easy to communicate with. If I’m having a difficult situation, need some flexibility or need clarification, they’ve been easy to reach out to with no hesitation.” Professor Eckhardt says “I have had Aisha Bennerson as a student both at the Associate’s and Bachelor’s levels in the business degree program. Aisha always came to class prepared and met assigned deadlines. Her bubbly personality was infectious and made the classroom a happy place to be.”⁣
Aisha’s dream job would be to work for a company that truly values their employees and would allow her to expand her professional knowledge such as an organization like Google, expressing that she’s done the research and it fits her desired criteria! She is also a big proponent of progressive work cultures since she enjoys “out of the box” thinking.⁣

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