Posts filed under "Students & Alumni"

“Where Are They Now?” Interview with Partners in Lifelong Learning Scholarship Awardee Judith Purdy

How does a lifetime career in the restaurant business and healthcare relate? According to Judith Purdy, they’re both customer-oriented fields. Judith Purdy,... [read more]

Student Spotlight: Army soldier, cybersecurity student opens up about his inspirational journey

Dr. Andrew Hurd, Faculty Program Director for Cybersecurity, interviews Patrick Mason, a master’s in cybersecurity student at Excelsior College. Mason sat down... [read more]

Excelsior’s Technology Students are #ABETconfident [Video]

A group of Excelsior College students recently participated in the #ABETconfident video contest, which was held by the accreditation body ABET. The... [read more]

Learn Más: A Taco Bell employee’s layers of learning

Tia Travis has found the perfect balance between working full time as a restaurant general manager at Taco Bell, being a devoted... [read more]

Perspectives: Cesar Munguia, MPA Graduate

Cesar Munguia is one of Excelsior College’s School of Public Service first Master of Public Administration graduates. The Master of Public Administration... [read more]

How a passion for cyber molds a student’s career path

Weylin Leavitt has turned his cybersecurity interest into a lifestyle. His involvement with Excelsior College’s cybersecurity program has led him to become... [read more]

Life Unboxed: Pizza Hut employee unlocks her potential

Sara Phinney of Los Angeles, California, hadn’t attended college in more than 15 years and was 30 credits away from earning her... [read more]

Urgent Care: Chris Colter delivers life-saving treatment

Nothing in his 20-year medical career, Chris Colter says, compares to the moment the mobile stroke unit he works on went into... [read more]

Commencement Stories: Earning multiple degrees, graduate now helps others as an intern instructor

Magda Maria Sfeir-Monroe is a 2016 Excelsior College graduate. Originally from Utica, New York and now residing in Albany, New York, she... [read more]

Serving the underserved: Scaling out services to at-risk students

The benefits of a college degree are inarguable — college graduates make more money, have better job prospects, commit less crime, lead... [read more]

Video: Keylla Capote on the challenge of being a first generation college student

Keylla Capote, a 2016 BSN graduate of Excelsior College, discusses her experiences as a first generation college student.... [read more]

Commencement Stories: Brian White, managing life as a full-time father, husband, employee and student

Brian White graduated this year from Excelsior College earning his Master of Science in management. White chose to pursue a master’s degree... [read more]

Commencement Stories: Emily Riley thanks her reliable and persistent advisor for her degree

Emily Riley is graduating this year from Excelsior College earning her Bachelor of Science in business. Born and raised in Apalachin, New... [read more]

Commencement Stories: Yehudis Appel, nursing grad dreams of helping others overcome barriers, the way she did

Yehudis Appel graduates this year from Excelsior College with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York,... [read more]

Commencement Stories: Lalanda Moody, staff grad overcomes obstacles and earns liberal arts degree [Video]

Lalanda “Lala” Moody is an Excelsior College admissions specialist who earned her Bachelor of Science in liberal arts. Moody sat down with... [read more]

Commencement Stories: Andrew Palm, a male nurse and three time Excelsior grad is part of the “gold standard”

Andrew Palm is a 2016 Excelsior graduate earning his Master of Science in nursing education. Growing up in Cortland, New York, Palm... [read more]

Commencement Stories: Meghan Rosebeck, Excelsior grad & College employee sets positive example for students

Meghan Rosebeck is a 2016 Excelsior College graduate, but she also works as an academic advisor in the School of Business &... [read more]

Commencement Stories: Keylla Capote, first generation college student accelerates her drive for learning in nursing field

Keylla Capote from East Greenbush, New York, has earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Excelsior College. As an Excelsior College... [read more]

Commencement Stories: Megan Crouse, not-so-average grad pursues her passion for psychology

Excelsior College is a distance learning institution, comprised of more than 40,000 current students who average 37 years of age. Megan Crouse... [read more]

Commencement Stories: Carol McKenzie, Jamaica native, earns dual degree in health sciences and business

Carol McKenzie is a 2016 Excelsior Dual Degree Graduate who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health care management in addition... [read more]