Students Collect Money and Toiletries for Safe Horizon

March 15, 2017

The Office of Student Life hosted its winter bake sale on Thursday, raising $500 to support victims of domestic violence. Members of the Plaza community contributed baked goods as well as main dishes for purchase on the Commons. In addition, attendees were given purple wristbands, ducks, and ribbon stickers to promote domestic violence awareness. All of the proceeds go directly to support the efforts of Safe Horizon, which aims to stop domestic violence.

This month there is also a toiletries drive for families being supported by Safe Horizon and living in shelters. Donations of new toiletries and school supplies are being collected by Sigma Tau Delta all month, and donations may be dropped off in the Student Life office.

Thank you to everyone who donated and staffed the tables for the bake sale, especially the dedicated members of the Ambassadors club and V-Day club!

March 13: This Week at Plaza

March 13, 2017


Tuesday, March 14: Money Matters! Financial Readiness Symposium presented by TD Bank in the BBA Center at 11:45 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” – Madame C. J. Walker


Benefits of Becoming a Paralegal at Plaza

March 10, 2017


Plaza College’s new School of Legal Studies will begin offering its paralegal program in May. Do you know what it means to be a paralegal?

While many people think of lawyers and judges when imagining a courtroom, paralegals are a large part of the legal profession. These important members of the staff support lawyers in preparing for court, and this career offers many benefits.

  • Great salaries and overtime
  • Industry growth and increasing demand
  • Flexible areas of specialty
  • Opportunities to help others

Read more about the benefits of a paralegal career, and contact Admissions to apply for the spring semester starting in May!

Career Empowerment Speaker Inspires Students

March 8, 2017

Yesterday, guest speaker James Mackey II inspired students with a presentation about career empowerment. Mackey spoke about his philosophy of empowerment as the combination of information, education, resources, and opportunity.

He explained to students that in order to land the jobs that they are passionate about, they must stay focused on their careers, educate themselves about companies they want to work for, and remain “humble, but hungry.” He broke down the steps to success as S.M.A.R.T. goals:

  1. Specific
  2. Measurable
  3. Action Plan
  4. Realistic
  5. Time Stamp

Sponsored by the departments of Career Services and Student Life, the presentation took place during College Hour on the Commons. The interactive presentation captured the attention of students right through to the end, when Mackey encouraged everyone to follow his success formula of “Information +Application = Transformation.”

Mackey is an OfficeTeam Staffing Manager for Robert Half International, a specialized staffing firm. He works closely with hiring managers, organizations, and educational institutions from a large number of reputable companies.  He is also a fourth generation community activist who previously served as the Program Outreach Director for The H.E.V.N. Coalition.


March 6: This Week at Plaza

March 6, 2017

This Week at Plaza

  • Tuesday, March 7: Public Speaking Workshop 11:44-12:40 on the Commons – Guest speaker and community activist James Mackey III offers advice at this Career Empowerment Workshop based on his work as a staffing manager. See your email from Dean Howle for more details!
  • Thursday, March 9: V-Day Bake Sale all day on the Commons – Join us to purchase delicious hot food, salad, baked goods, and beverages to help raise funds for Safe Horizon. If you would like to donate food or volunteer to help, visit the Student Life office!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Mistakes are a fact of life: It is the response to the error that counts.” – Nikki Giovanni

Congratulations Fall 2016 Faculty Award Honorees!

March 3, 2017

For the Fall 2016 semester, students were awarded academic honors in four categories. This week we recognize 44 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!

  • Acevedo, Angela
  • Alexander, Tkeisha
  • Badal, Mirtie
  • Baker, Shoshanna
  • Bennerson, Aisha
  • Castano, Kimberly
  • Davis, Eboni
  • Donatien, Wayne Anthony
  • Elreda, Fatima
  • Elsawy, Dianne
  • Fleurisma, Nathan
  • Flores, Christian
  • Gallishaw, Charmaine
  • Gomez, Yesenia
  • Gonzalez Montenegro, Felix
  • Hernandez, Dianah
  • Hubbard-Davis, Tierra
  • Hussain, Shameeza
  • Hydarali, Saara
  • Jordan, Shanese
  • Joseph, Nashla
  • Lopez Burgos, Ana
  • Mendez, Yessenia
  • Mitchell, Otelia
  • Moody, Loretta
  • Nieves, Delilah
  • Pinargote, Karla
  • Portes, Esteban
  • Raby, Shelly-Dee
  • Redhead, Zakia
  • Rowe, Jacqualine
  • Simmonds, Kimberly
  • Singh, Gursewak
  • Singh, Nilofa
  • Smith, Lenisha
  • Taylor, Dominique
  • Then Santana, Aliskal
  • Torres, Giovanna
  • Velez, Kiara
  • Ventura, Perla
  • Warren, LaQuela
  • Wheeler, Latoya
  • Wilson, Sharon
  • Wright, Denise

Students Strike a Pose for LinkedIn

March 1, 2017

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Last week, Plaza College's LinkedIn Tips and Headshots Workshop was back by popular demand! On Tuesday and Thursday, dozens of sharply dressed Business & Technology and Allied Health students lined up to have their headshot taken by Plaza’s IT Manager and professional photographer Norman Alvarado. Participants were also given a step-by-step guide to starting or improving their LinkedIn profiles and had the chance to speak with members of Career Services for advice.

Photos were forwarded to students via their Plaza College email the same day they were taken. (If you did not receive your picture, please see Career Services.) Participation certificates for students who signed in are available now for pick up in Career Services.

Career Services and Student Life would like to extend a special thank you to student workers Jennifer Batton, Joanna Morris, and Juliette Aminova; Norman Alvarado, Joe Giansante, and the entire IT staff; and the Plaza College student life chapter of SHRM.

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February 27: This Week at Plaza

February 27, 2017

Monday-Wednesday: Last chance to audition for the Artists’ Café! – See Professor Butchy in the Student Life office.

Tuesday, Feb. 28: Black History Month Celebration 11:40-12:40 on the Commons – Join us for a Cultural Luncheon and Raffle!

Tuesday, Feb. 28: Grammar Workshop for DE93, LL57, LL61, LL254, LL290 from 5:00-5:55 p.m. in Room 204.

Thursday, March 2: Read Across America Day Celebration 11:40-12:40 on the Commons

Thursday, March 2: Grammar Workshop for DE93, LL57, LL61, LL254, LL290 from 11:40-12:35 p.m.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  "Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." – Malcolm X

Congratulations Fall 2016 Dean’s List Honorees!

February 26, 2017

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For the Fall 2016 semester, students were awarded academic honors in four categories. This week we recognize 39 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!

  • Acevedo Jr, Jose
  • Allen, Elizabeth
  • Almonte, Wendy
  • Beatong, Luigi
  • Bhuiyan, Nasrin
  • Bishop, Crystal
  • Cajumban, Jason
  • Cruz, Jennifer
  • Cyriaque, Sarah
  • Datadeen, Kousilla
  • De Jesus, Yanaury
  • De La Cruz, Deyaniris
  • Diaz, Angel
  • Duncan, Michelle
  • Evans, Nyoka
  • Franco, Jessica
  • Frazier, Monique
  • Granados, Pamela
  • Harris, Amanda
  • Hicks, Shantee
  • Kennedy, Kiesha
  • Leon, Paola
  • Mangal, Rajendra
  • Martin, Kamesha
  • Meade, Sandra
  • Mercer, Daquan
  • Murillo, Patricia
  • Palomino, Kimberly
  • Pena Soriano, Jennipher
  • Pereira, Clarita
  • Peterson, Shaniquah
  • Pieper, Corrine
  • Ponce, David
  • Ramirez, Gisselle
  • Rivera, Jorge
  • Segarra, Katherine
  • Suarez, Rachel
  • Vasquez, Geraldine
  • Washington, Shanta

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Benefits of Studying Court Reporting at Plaza!

February 24, 2017

Starting in May, Plaza will offer a program in Court Reporting through its new School of Legal Studies. The field of court reporting offers many benefits for motivated students!

  • Excellent job opportunities in a growing field
  • Great salaries
  • Flexible hours and locations
  • The chance to learn more about law and the legal process

Read more about the benefits of career in court reporting, and contact Admissions to apply for the spring semester starting in May!


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