Commencement Stories: Terry Bedard and a Dream No Longer Deferred.
Terry Bedard is passionate about learning. It's in her DNA, part of the culture of her hospital, and a trait she tries to instill in each of her 65 employees. She believes in leading by example, and why the grandmother of seven went back to school and will graduate with a master of science in nursing from Excelsior College this year.
For those working in the criminal justice field, an inconsistent schedule and lack of time are two of the main barriers to pursuing a higher education. That's one of the reasons Excelsior College offers the Criminal Justice Training Assessment (CJTA) program, which helps law enforcement officials convert training to college credit.
Robert Wright, Jr., Ph.D., is an alumnus, who completed a study on nitric oxide connecting emotional and physical well-being to stress and feeling good. The study has potential impact to the healthcare industry and could save money on wellness.
At Excelsior College, approximately 30% of our students are active-duty or reserve military personnel. In recognition of National Military Appreciation Month, Excelsior Life celebrates graduates who have served our country with distinction.