Team Charlie (Nelt - Z)

Mackenzie Burke

I am passionate about…

Seeing new places! I had always dreamed of going on a cross-country road trip and when I completed my degree, I finally went. It was such an incredible experience! I saw grizzlies and wolves in Yellowstone National Park, camped under the Redwoods in California, and sat on the edge of the Grand Canyon. I hope to see more of the country in the future!

Excelsior College is right for you because…

You can make getting a degree fit into your lifestyle. The flexibility of online courses and the option to earn credits by exam puts the student in control of their education. With the guidance of our Admissions Team, the student decides on the path they want to take to achieve their goals.

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." - Michael Althsuler


Kenneth Nguyen

Excelsior College believes in higher education for adult learners who desire an affordable and accessible degree. We understand that as an adult learner, earning a degree can be tough without the necessary tools and guidance to ensure your success. Excelsior College is a distant learning institution that provides a plethora of resources to anyone seeking an accredited degree including academic advising, free online tutoring, virtual library, bookstore, career center, and writing services. It is our intention that through your efforts and the support we provide, our students improve their critical thinking skills and are better equipped to make informed decisions and progress in their careers. If you are an adult learner who is hesitant or unsure about finishing your degree, give our Admissions office a call! We will work with you and make sure you have all the support you need.

In my free time, I love to spend time with my family and friends and travel the world with them at any opportunity. The best and memorable moments are those that you share and enjoy together.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" -Nelson Mandela

Dawn Petruccione

In my spare time I like to be doing something creative. Whether I am painting a picture or painting a house, I have to be busy. "Idle hands make for idle minds" seems to sum up my life. I rarely have a moment when I am not doing or planning something and that's the way I like it!

I feel like I can relate to the Excelsior College student. I was a Navy wife for almost ten years and moved a few times during that period making it difficult to begin something, knowing that you may not be there long enough to finish it. I am proud to work for a college that takes the needs of its military students seriously and will work with them and their families to achieve their educational goals.

I have raised three children; the last will go off to college this fall. My experience as a mother is a full-time job in and of itself. The typical Excelsior College student wears many hats, juggling family and work responsibilities and they are never idle in pursuit of their educational goals. I am happy that I can be here to assist students at Excelsior and hopefully I bring along an understanding of what they wish to accomplish.

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Step-by-step Assistance

Our admissions team can help you apply to Excelsior College. Contact them for help in:

  • Finding the right degree program.
  • Submitting transcripts and other paperwork.
  • Getting transfer credit for previous college work, military training, or other experience.
  • Understanding the application process.