Excelsior College Alumni News
September 2011
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It's a Bird, It's a Plane: It's Everyday Heroes
The College has launched its 2011-2012 Annual Campaign, Everyday Heroes. You may receive a telephone call asking you to help a deserving student obtain their degree. What would your super power be if you were a superhero? Tell us on the Alumni Association Facebook page!
Three in a Row for Excelsior Nursing Program
The National League for Nursing (NLN) has designated the Excelsior College School of Nursing as a NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education following a rigorous peer-review process.
New Alumni Chapter Covers the Bases
Were you seen at Baseball, BBQ, and Blues? Excelsior's newest alumni chapter in New York's Capital Region, hosted its inaugural event on Aug.23—a pre-game picnic and concert by blues legend Ernie Williams followed by a Tri-City ValleyCats game against the Brooklyn Cyclones.
Lost in Translation: Military to Civilian Chat
Making the transition from military to civilian life can be filled with multiple challenges. During this Web chat on Wed., Sept. 21 from 
8 p.m. – 9 p.m. EST, a panel of experts will teach you how to translate your military experience into a dynamic civilian resume. Register today.
Inside the Maze: Women in Technology Chat
On Sept. 21 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. EST, you will learn what attracted some notable women in technology to the field, the challenges they encountered along the way, and how they overcame them. To attend Negotiating the Glass Maze: Women Achieving Success in Technology, contact Katie Hammer or go to the Facebook event page. School of Business & Technology Dean Jane LeClair also recently had an op-ed piece, "Let's Give Women a Technological Edge," published in the Albany Times Union.
Learn to Nurture Creativity in Your Organization
Do you find it difficult to think outside the box? Is your company's idea of creativity mixing half regular and half decaf in the coffee maker? On Oct. 12 from 8 p.m. – 9 p.m., Dr. Wayne Oppel, BS '91, a member of the College's Alumni Advisory Board will explain proven techniques for becoming deliberately creative and strategies for developing an organizational climate for creativity. Register today.
Announcing New MBA Concentrations
If you're considering earning your MBA, but haven't taken the first step toward applying, then perhaps the new concentrations in Leadership and Cybersecurity Management are just what you need to get started. For more information, contact the School of Business & Technology at 1-888-647-2388 ext. 1-3-4. A new certificate in Cybersecurity is also being offered at the undergraduate level.
Concentrate in Power Systems with BSEET
Do you have a military background or work experience in power generation? Then you may be interested in the new concentration in power systems offered in Excelsior's Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology program which prepares students for employment in the electric power industry. For more information, contact the School of Business & Technology.
Forty Years: The Celebration Continues
Have you visited the College's 40th Anniversary Web site? Come see the many ways the College is celebrating this milestone and how you can be a part of it.
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