Articles by Alicia Jacobs

Alicia Jacobs
Alicia Jacobs is Excelsior College’s Director of Communications and Community Engagement. She responsible for internal communications, public and media relations, employee and community engagement. She assists with special projects, events, committees on behalf of the President's Office. Jacobs career includes television production, broadcast media, healthcare, renewable energy, sports & entertainment, hospitality and higher education. She is also an Emmy Award-Winning TV Producer. During her career, she has worked for three international charities. Her work with non-profits continues today as she leads community engagement initiatives for the College including the Annual Excelsior Cares Volunteer Week. Outside of work, Jacobs is community-minded.Jacobs is a graduate of the University at Albany and earned her Master of Arts, communication with concentration in public relations from Western New England University. She is also a graduate of Excelsior College's Leadership Academy.

Albany, NY — Excelsior College’s 49th Annual Commencement will be the first 100 percent virtual ceremony for the distance-learning college. The College has historically broadcast Commencement for those who couldn’t attend the in-person event. However, this year due to COVID-19, graduates received their cap, tassel, and other items by mail to participate in the event …

Albany, N.Y. – Excelsior College is excited to announce the launch of its Graduate Certificate in Cannabis Control. The three-course, 9-credit certificate will support professionals currently working or aspiring to work in the relatively new and rapidly expanding legal cannabis industry. Some economic forecasts predict that legal cannabis will be a $73 billion industry by …

Excelsior College Thanks Police Officers Albany, NY — In honor of National Police Week in May celebrated in 2020 from May 10–16, Excelsior College and Pizza Hut are teaming up to deliver pizza to seven New York Police Department precincts on Thursday, May 14, as a token of appreciation for law enforcement officers. The Excelsior …

Albany, NY—Excelsior College nursing student Lou Ann Cettina, is working on her bachelor’s degree and recently completed a capstone project titled, Self-Compassion Training for Nurses: Using Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence and Progressive Relaxation to Pause-Focus-Reset. Her course project, all the timelier during the COVID-19 pandemic, became part of the nurse wellness plan at a Manhattan medical …

Albany, N.Y. – Excelsior College launched a partnership with Tarrant County College (TCC), one of the nation’s 20 largest higher education institutions, to help students continue their educational journeys beyond their associate degree. This partnership creates a seamless transfer pathway for TCC students, staff, and graduates as well as for Early College High School students. …

Learning Platform Partners with Pioneer in Online Learning to Provide Full Degrees in Business

Albany, N.Y. & Mountain View, Calif. — Study.com, a leading online education platform, announced an in-depth partnership with Excelsior College to provide affordable options to students looking to complete their degree. Students can use Study.com to complete courses and then transfer …

Albany, N.Y. – Building upon decades of providing diverse and alternative pathways to degree completion for busy adults, Excelsior College has partnered with OnlineDegree.com to help more students take the first critical step toward higher education at a substantial cost savings. The partnership allows prospective students to take general education courses offered by OnlineDegree.com for …