Articles by Alicia Jacobs

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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.

On September 3, James N. Baldwin, president of Excelsior College, awarded an honorary degree to Rep. Paul D. Tonko, a sixth-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing New York’s 20th Congressional District in the Capital Region. In presenting the honorary degree, President Baldwin said, “Throughout his career, Congressman Tonko has been a champion …

Ranked the best for student outcomes and affordability, according to BestColleges Albany, NY — Excelsior College has been recognized as the 2019 Best Online Associate in Administration Management program in the nation by BestColleges, a leading provider of independent college rankings, college planning resources, and higher education research. The annual ranking highlights accredited, nonprofit institutions …

Excelsior College grad, Jeromie Cook, received a Master of Business Administration in technology management with highest honors from Excelsior College in 2016. Recently he was recognized in Marquis Who’s Who Biographee for his dedication to military service.   Mr. Cook has earned two Meritorious Service Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals, four Navy Achievement Medals, plus numerous …

Albany, NY – Recently, 488 graduates of the more than 6,000 students who earned degrees this year from Excelsior College attended Commencement at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. Two of this year’s graduates included employees from Pizza Hut: Rebecca Heidt, area coach from Pottstown, Pa., and Douglas Fitch, territory coach from Hurricane, W. Va. …

Albany, NY – Excelsior College, a not-for-profit, accredited online institution, welcomes graduates from throughout the United States for its annual Commencement Celebrations this week. Our annual Awards Convocation will be held Thursday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Albany Capital Center. The 48th Annual Commencement ceremony includes traditional pomp and circumstance and will take …

Excelsior College is one of 13 schools in New York State with designation, cited for its Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program Albany, NY – Recently, Excelsior College received re-designation as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. Excelsior was of 10 institutions earning this re-designation. Excelsior College received the CAE-CD re-designation for …

Albany, NY –Excelsior College, an accredited, not-for-profit higher education institution that focuses on helping adults reach their educational goals, announces a new corporate partnership with Northwell Health, New York’s largest private employer and health care provider. Through this partnership, Northwell Health employees and their spouses or domestic partners receive up to a 20 percent discount …

excelsior employees with more than thirty years longevity give thumbs up

Workplace employee retention has changed over the years, but for more than a dozen Excelsior College employees, celebrating over 30 years with the College is attributed to rewarding work and their confidence that education changes lives. Terry, Anne, Betsy and Jennifer are just a few employees who celebrated a work anniversary and share their story. …

Excelsior staff volunteer at veterans miracle center

During the 4th Annual Excelsior Cares Week, 120 Excelsior College employees completed 17 community projects in the Capital Region and beyond during April. This is a special time for the College, as employees performed more than 250 hours of volunteer service in one week, using volunteer hours provided by the College. The Albany-based event has …