Alumni Award Honorees

2020


Recognizes outstanding academic, professional, personal, and community contributions that are representative of our graduates. Presented to a graduate whose achievements may serve as a role model to inspire other graduates and students.

Brady McNulty

Brady McNulty, of Roseburg, Oregon, is a pharmacist, cartoonist, and community volunteer. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy nuclear power program and continues to serve his country as a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He is a member of the Freemasonry and the Douglas County Celtic Society, and he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. McNulty is also a member of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. He has been published in Bartender Magazine, Bi-Mart Corporate Magazine, Knights of the Dinner Table, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Navigator, and other publications.

In addition to a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Excelsior College in 2011, McNulty earned an Associate of Science in Chemistry, an Associate of Science in Biology, and an Associate of Arts in Pre-Pharmacy, all from Del Mar College in 2010, and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Texas A&M University in 2014.


Presented to an outstanding nursing graduate in recognition of the accomplishments and vision of Dr. Carrie Lenburg, coordinator of the Regents College Nursing Program from 1973 to 1990. It commemorates her commitment to helping nurses attain their educational and professional goals. This award is presented to a nurse who demonstrates a commitment to nursing education as well as academic and professional accomplishments in the field of nursing.

Kaylin Dawson

Kaylin Dawson, of Cohoes, New York, works at Albany Medical Center as the sexual assault nurse coordinator. She is nationally certified in the adult sexual assault patient and is certified by the New York State Department of Health in the adult/adolescent sexual assault patient.

She is a member of the Albany Sexual Assault Response Team, the New York State Justice Center Task Force, Albany County Child Fatality Review Team, the Albany County Multi-Disciplinary Team, Multi-Disciplinary Policy and Planning Committee, and the Albany County Safe Harbor Task Force. Dawson has attended specialized training for the care of the forensic patient, including courses on adult and pediatric sexual assault, human trafficking, child abuse, forensic investigations, and trial preparation. Her passion is to provide education across disciplines to allow the opportunity for better care of the sexual assault patient.

Dawson earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Excelsior College in 2012 and a Master of Science in Nursing Education from Excelsior in 2020. She earned her associate degree from Hudson Valley Community College.

Named after the College’s first president, this award is presented in recognition of outstanding public service and community involvement by a graduate.

Kimberly Haley

Kimberly Haley is a disabled veterans’ outreach program specialist with the New York State Department of Labor Veterans’ Services, assisting veterans throughout Oneida and Madison Counties. She served in the U.S. Army-National Guard, active-duty and reserve components, from 1982 to 1998 as a medic and licensed practical nurse. She currently serves with the New York Guard.

She is a member of Oneida American Legion Post # 169 in Oneida, New York, and promotes the legion’s community service programs, advocating for veterans and their family members. She also volunteers with local veterans organizations such as Clear Path for Veterans, Central New York Veterans Outreach Center, and Feed Our Vets. She has been awarded the Army Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and Achievement Medal carrying a first oakleaf cluster.

Haley earned a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College in 2006. She is a previous graduate of the National Veterans’ Training Institute, University of Denver, Colorado, where she obtained skills in labor and employment and case management.

2019

Alumni Achievement Award: Jeffrey Baker ’73, ’75
Carrie B. Lenburg Award: Greta Kostac ’91
C. Wayne Williams Award: Christine Robinson-Cooley ’97

2018

Alumni Achievement Award: Robert S. Smith ’84
Carrie B. Lenburg Award: Shirley A. Jones ’11, ’15
C. Wayne Williams Award: Roger Parrino Sr. ’89