Alumni Profile

Pamela Sue Lewis

Pamela's Story

Alumni Service Award

Pamela Sue Lewis '88, '14 of Albuquerque, N.M., is the inaugural recipient of the Alumni Service Award, given in recognition of outstanding service to Excelsior College by a graduate whose efforts in advocacy, recruitment, or outreach may serve as a role model to others in helping the College achieve its overarching goals.

Lewis earned an Associate in Science in nursing from Excelsior (then Regents) College in 1988, a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences in 2014, and is currently enrolled in Excelsior's master's of Health Sciences program. She is a nurse on the mother/baby care unit at Presbyterian Health Care Services, where she has worked for more than 35 years. Lewis is also a representative on the hospital's maternal/baby care unit-based shared governance council. She has been NCC certified in Maternal Newborn Nursing (RNC-MNN) since 1999.

She has regularly encouraged friends and colleagues to pursue their academic goals with Excelsior College and offers words of encouragement for those that do. She supports fellow students within courses as well as outside of them via social media platforms such as Facebook.

Overall, she is a role model, has performed exceptionally well academically, and continues to engage in positive discussion with peers. Lewis is a strong believer in the Excelsior College mission — to provide high-quality, flexible education for adults — that has served her so well as a student. She is receiving this award in honor of her spirit and for being a true advocate of Excelsior College.