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, N.Y. — Since 2016, Excelsior College has celebrated Excelsior Cares Volunteer Week in April to coincide with National Volunteer Week and shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. Volunteerism by College staff has continued for the past two years despite COVID-19, with drives and volunteering conducted from a …

Albany, N.Y. — Excelsior College has been recently designated a Military Friendly® School for the 2021–2022 Military Friendly® Cycle. Excelsior was previously recognized with this distinction for nine consecutive years, from 2011–2019. Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort, and success in creating sustainable and meaningful opportunity for the military community. …

Albany, NY – Amelia Estwick, PhD, director of the National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) at Excelsior College, was recently recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans 2021 Trailblazers: Women Veterans Leading the Way campaign. Estwick was one of 27 individuals selected and recognized for how their military service and experiences have contributed …

Albany, N.Y. — Excelsior College is proud to announce a partnership with The Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI). CSFI is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Omaha, Neb., and Washington, DC. CSFI assists cybersecurity professionals from different fields, including the military, private, and government sectors. The partnership gives CSFI employees, fellows, advisory board members, and their …

Albany, N.Y. — Excelsior College is proud to announce a partnership with the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, which operates the Military Women’s Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. The Military Women’s Memorial is the leading memorial and education center honoring women’s contributions to the service of our nation, beginning with the American Revolution. …

Albany, N.Y. — Excelsior College is pleased to announce an educational partnership with the United States Veterans Chamber of Commerce (USVCC). Since its inception in 1971, Excelsior has provided dedicated service to helping servicemembers, veterans, and their family members achieve their educational goals. The United States Veterans Chamber of Commerce supports veterans by focusing on …

Albany, N.Y. — Excelsior College, an online college focused on helping adults complete their degrees, announced a new partnership with the International Association for Administrative Professionals (IAAP). IAAP is dedicated to helping office and administrative professionals advance their careers in a demanding and ever-changing business environment. Through this partnership, administrative professionals will gain knowledge, skills, …

Cybersecurity challenges impact both individuals and businesses. We all spend time on computers, mobile phones, and mobile apps, as these are part of today’s technology and conveniences. However, without cybersecurity awareness, it is easy to click a link and later find out you have been a victim of a cyber-attack or data breach. As our …

Albany, N.Y. — The National Cryptologic School (NCS), a school within the National Security Agency (NSA) that provides training to NSA employees, announced a partnership with Excelsior College as part of the NCS’s Accelerated Degree Program. The partnership allows the NSA workforce to transfer eligible NCS course credit from military and other industry certifications to …