Month: August 2017

Michael Johnson American Nuclear Society

  The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Excelsior College $864,000 in grant funding to ensure workforce readiness in the manufacturing industry.  Tina Vasquez, Marketing Manager at Excelsior College, caught up with associate dean in the School of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Michael Johnson, and asked what this grant means for the College, our students, and …

Excelsior College first adopted digital badges in 2016 when the Center for Professional Development (CPD) offered them to students completing a range of professional courses, such as genealogy and entrepreneurship.  From Fall 1, however, the School of Business and Technology and the Marketing department are delighted to announce that they will build upon the success …

By Bonny Kehm, PhD, RN Faculty Program Director, BS & MS Programs in Nursing Tamara Coca, student in the MSN Education Tract, had a dilemma. She needed to complete her Practicum with a Mentor, but couldn’t find one. Tamara is currently living and working on the US Navy Base in Yokosuka, Japan and the Hospital …

Dwayn Hanford is a “Jack-of-all-trades.” Hanford retired from the U.S. Army as an all-source intelligence technician, and is a team chief and senior intelligence officer for the Department of the Army Civilian in the 1st Information Operations Command, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He is also the president of the …

Gary McClain, PhD, is a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences and therapist who specializes in helping clients deal with the emotional impact of chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Victim. We seem to hear that word a lot lately. “Victim” is often used to describe individuals who are living with challenges that are not …

“You are Sigma Theta Tau; we are Sigma Theta Tau.” With these words spoken by honor society president Jennifer Pettis, the nurses gathered in the Fort Orange Ballroom at The Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York, on July 13, 2017, were inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Founded in 1922, …

Excelsior’s Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, a national honor society recognizing adult students who achieved and maintained high scholastic standards while handling their life responsibilities, welcomed its largest group of inductees on July 13. The 121 new members were recognized during an induction ceremony held at The Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York, the day …