Student Life Kickoff!

September 25, 2019

Welcome to the Fall 2019 Semester! The student life kickoff allowed students the opportunity to join Student Clubs and learn about all the events, initiatives and honor societies! Local eatery, Eva’s Kitchen, sponsored the event with plenty of complimentary food. Misfits Nutrition provided samples of their tea for everyone to try! 

We look forward to another great semester of student life activities !

A to Z for High School Students

September 20, 2019

Sponsored by The National Court Reporters Association , Plaza College is offering a 4 week A-Z program, designed specifically for High School students to get acquainted with exactly what it is Court Reporters do.

The program will begin on Friday, October 25th from 3-5 pm. In A-Z you will learn what a Stenography machine is, how to use the keyboard and how to begin writing in shorthand.

This opportunity will allow you to get acquainted with our campus and our professors. We invite you to see if Plaza College’s Court Reporting Program is the right fit for you!

9/11 Remembrance Event

September 11, 2019

On September 11th, Plaza College hosted a 9/11 Remembrance Event for all students, staff and faculty to share their memories and experiences from this tragedy. We gathered to reflect and show our love, support and gratitude for all who were affected.

Graduate Spotlight

September 9, 2019
Just think; this could be you!
Tamickyo C.
Patient Information Management, B.B.A.
Class of 2019
Patient Access Representative
Winthrop University Hospital
Tamickyo C. first graduated from Plaza in 1997 with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting. Wanting to pave her own path in life, she leveraged her business skills and held a successful career in the automotive industry for nearly 20 years.
However, despite her longevity in the field, she was tired of the long, grueling hours and wanted a lifestyle closer to the one she had envisioned for herself. Going back to school was a definite, so she turned to Plaza for help with her next venture.
Tamickyo comes from a family of doctors, so the medical field seemed to be the logical choice. But, she was still unsure.
“After working for 20 years in the car industry, I wanted to find a more lucrative field. Even though I tried to find another way, all signs were leading me to the medical field.”
She did plenty of research, met with Plaza faculty and administrators, and decided that the most logical and beneficial choice for her was to enroll in the B.B.A. program with a focus in Patient Information Management.
During Tamickyo’s final semester of school, she began her externship at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. The skills she had developed at Plaza gave her the necessary tools to excel in a professional capacity.
Just two weeks after completing her externship in August 2019, Tamickyo accepted her first job offer from Winthrop University Hospital in Long Island as a Patient Access Representative.
She exclaims, “I am so excited to begin my new career at Winthrop. I am stepping into my role with confidence that I’ve gained through my courses and externship!”
The medical field is filled with opportunity. Tamickyo says, “There really is something for everyone. Growing up, I didn’t have an interest in patient care, but there are so many other entities.”
Working in a health profession, you can continue climbing the ladder until you reach your ultimate goal. “There is always plenty of room for growth in the medical
field. If you want more, you can achieve it,” she emphasizes.
Making a difference in a person’s well-being gives each day purpose for her. “I know I can put a smile on someone’s face and calm their worries. I want to wake up every day and make a difference!”

New Student Orientation

September 6, 2019

Welcome to Plaza College!

This week, incoming students participated in orientations that were held throughout the week. Freshmen are welcomed to the College with a program of special events. During the first days of their college experience, they meet staff and faculty, learn about College policies and procedures, and have an opportunity to meet with student mentors in a relaxed setting. Each Freshman is assigned to an academic advisor who will support the process of adjusting to College life and provide guidance in achieving successful pursuit of a program.

We look forward to a great fall semester!


September 3, 2019

Thank you to the Queens Chamber of Commerce , for hosting their event “MATTERS OF THE HEART…HEART DISEASE DIALOGUE & CPR DEMO” at Plaza College!⁣

More about the event from the Queens Chamber of Commerce:⁣

“About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most ethnicities in the United States. To learn more about heart disease and it’s risks, Dr. Michael Goyfman shared causes, effects andprevention.⁣

We’re also aware accidents can happen anytime and anywhere. What makes these more dangerous is that they come at the most unexpected occasions. Following the conversation with Dr. Goyfman, Northwell’ Nursing Education team will provided cardiopulmonary resuscitation training, better known as CPR.”

Court Reporting Professional Visits Plaza

August 21, 2019

Thank you to Denise Huntington, RPR, CRR, CSR for visiting Plaza students & prospective students! Denise held a workshop where she shared insight on her careers path, gave advice to aspiring court reporters, and answered student questions.

More about Denise:

Denise Huntington, RPR, CRR, CSR
Denise began her career in Civil & Family Court where she worked for 10 years before transitioning into the NYS Supreme Court Criminal Division in Manhattan.

In her 22 years with the NYS Supreme Court, Denise has had the opportunity to work on many prestigious high profile trials such as: the Puff Daddy trial, two high profile crane collapses in Manhattan, Etan Patz (the first missing child to be on a milk carton), Roderick Colvin (for which she was featured on NBC’s Dateline).

When she is not in the courtroom, Denise is the Administrator for the Realtime Pilot Program currently being used in the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse. She also serves as the Treasurer of the Union representing the State Supreme Court.

Graduate Spotlight

August 20, 2019
Just think; this could be you!
Jenna B.
Patient Information Management, B.B.A.
Class of 2017
Access Service Representative
Northwell Health
Before deciding to continue her education at Plaza, Jenna B. was tirelessly working long hours at a Costco warehouse. “I would work all day and then just go home. I was 28 years old, I was beginning to feel the pressure of my age, nearing 30, and felt like I needed something more.”
She had previously owned her own business and thought she would pursue a degree in Business Management.
As a former business owner, Jenna always imagined going to school to sharpen her business skills. But one day, she overheard two women speaking about their upcoming graduation from Plaza College, with a degree in Medical Assisting. They were discussing their opportunities and aspirations for after graduation, and Jenna was intrigued. That same night, she went online to begin researching careers available on the administrative side of the medical field. She was pleasantly surprised.
Jenna recalls, “I called Plaza and was invited to come in the next day to learn more about the programs offered. I visited the campus the next day and my whole world was changed!”
As an Access Service Representative at Northwell Health, Jenna B. values the ideals of professionalism that she learned at Plaza.
She explains that during her mock interviews with Career Services, she learned how important it is to maintain a professional appearance in the workplace.  She encourages, “They showed me the value of learning how to express my own style in the most professional way. It was very important during my interview process.”
Jenna also highlights that when entering the work field, Plaza gave her the confidence to know she was prepared for any role she would fulfill.
She states, “ I knew entering my workplace that I had sharper and newer skills than people that had been working there for 10 years. I waited for opportunities to arise and then I would show them how I’ve learned in a more fresh and adaptive way.”
Jenna B., with her soft spoken manner, considers herself to have a shy personality. However, she feels working in the medical field has helped her gain confidence.
She clarifies, “Interacting with patients brings you out of your shell more than you would think it could. You begin to think of how you would feel if you were in their position, and how you would want someone to go out of their way to make you comfortable.”
Whether on the clinical or administrative side of the industry, working in the medical field can open your eyes greatly to the world around you.
Jenna shares, “You are feeling the rewards of helping others and at the same time, you are learning and you become inspired to take better care of yourself. It enforces the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”

Alumni Association BBQ

August 15, 2019

Plaza College held its first annual Alumni Association BBQ, with alumni from the past few decades attending!

This was a great opportunity for alumni to network with fellow alumni & peers, catch up with old classmates, and share stories & advice for current & prospective students. Attendees enjoyed great food, music, views on the terrace, and a laptop raffle. To view more photos from the event, use this link.

Dental Hygiene White Coat Ceremony

August 9, 2019


Congratulations to the third dental hygiene cohort on earning their white coats! The white coat ceremony is a rite of passage, signifying a student’s completion of preclinical training and entering into clinical patient care. You can view more pictures through this link!


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