Mark Your Calendar
Jan. 11, 2012
Career Opportunities in Criminal Justice Web Chat
Jan. 24, 2012
Ready, Set, Goal
Jan. 25, 2012
Women in Nuclear
Jan. 29, 2012
40th Anniversary Orlando Alumni Event
Jan. 31, 2012
Alumni Awards Self- Nomination Deadline
Feb. 21, 2012
The No Sweat Job Interview Career Web Chat
Mar. 22, 2012
Make Time for Wellness Web Chat
Apr. 25, 2012
Why Women Should Plan for Getting Older Web Chat
July 13, 2012
| | Countdown to Commencement: 195 Days
As of January 1, there are 195 days until Commencement
on July 13, 2012 in Albany, NY. If you've never participated in a Commencement, you can walk this year. As an alumnus, you are eligible to participate at any time, but only once.
Stand Up and Be Recognized
Each year at Commencement, the College bestows three awards
to deserving alumni. If you'd like to be considered for your achievements, nominate yourself
by January 31, 2012. For more information about the self-nomination process, watch this archived Web chat
Meet Us in Orlando
If you're an alumnus living in the state of Florida, we want to meet you. Register
for the Orlando Alumni Event by January 16. This event is free of charge, but space is limited.
The OWL Takes Flight
The Excelsior College Online Writing Lab (EC OWL
) launched last month with a plethora of free services available to Excelsior alumni. Whether you're writing term papers for graduate school or preparing reports for work, the OWL can help you achieve writing accuracy with tools such as Grammar Essentials, The Essay Zone, The Research Corridor, and the Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial.
CJ: Options Beyond Law Enforcement
A criminal justice degree opens the door to many career opportunities – besides those with a uniform and a badge. On January 11, 2012, 7 pm – 8 pm ET, Excelsior College's School of Liberal Arts will live stream a roundtable discussion featuring higher education leaders, criminal justice alumni, and members of the law enforcement community focusing on the value of the degree to commonly unexplored criminal justice pathways. For more information and to register
Ready, Set, Goal!
On January 24, 2012, 8 pm – 9 pm, learn how to establish manageable goals to ensure the success of your long-term plans in this webinar hosted by Alumni Advisory Board Secretary JoAnne Ellsworth, BA '87. Register today.
Women in Nuclear Web Chat
On January 25, 2012, 7 pm – 8 pm ET, Excelsior College will host a special event webinar
in recognition of National Nuclear Science Week focusing on the role of professional organizations in furthering career advancement for women in the nuclear field. Panelists include representatives from a number of organizations including Margaret Harding, the American Nuclear Society's leading spokesperson during the Fukushima nuclear crisis last March. RSVP today for login information
and then watch online
Did You Miss It? Watch Career Web Chat
Last month's career Web chat, "Make 2012 Your Career Year" is archived
for viewing. If you're considering a job or career change this year, you won't want to miss this informative chat.
Ambassador Spotlight: Michelle Vega, BS '11
In July, Michelle Vega, BS '11, flew with her husband from her hometown of San Antonio, TX to Albany, NY to take that milestone walk across the stage at Excelsior's Commencement ceremony. That's when she first met members of the Alumni Advisory Board and learned about the Alumni Ambassador Program. Now, Michelle, who works as an information technology consultant, is a top Ambassador who assisted with a telephone campaign to Lone Star alumni, encouraging them to join her at the Central Texas Alumni Event last November.
Share Your Expertise
The Office of Alumni Affairs is looking for volunteers for the 2012 Alumni Speaker Series
. Are you an expert on a topic that might be of interest to other Excelsior alumni or students? Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so send us your idea today
Baby, It's Cold Outside: Warm Up This Winter
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