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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.

Albany, NY — Four Excelsior College graduate students nominated by faculty will participate in the Fall Virtual Live Business Case Competition presented by CapSource and International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). This is IACBE’s first virtual case study competition and a unique opportunity for Excelsior graduate students to compete in real company challenges in …

A Discussion on Higher Education Obstacles Will Follow Film Albany, NY –Excelsior College’s President’s Committee on Inclusion (PCI) will host a free public screening of the two-hour documentary film “Unlikely,” on Tuesday, October 29 at 3 p.m. at 7 Columbia Circle in Albany, N.Y. By focusing on the experiences of five students from different parts …

Grant’s Principal Investigator from Excelsior College to Attend National Conference on Advanced Technological Education Albany, NY — Backed by a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Excelsior College has worked with Polk State College to develop simulations to teach and then assess key skills in power generation and advanced manufacturing to prepare technicians …

Albany, NY – This month, Excelsior College launched a Writing in the Disciplines Certificate Course that is free and open to faculty interested improving their students’ writing skills. The professional development training includes a self-paced course with assessments and lightly moderated discussion forums during which faculty share resources and collaborate on designing assignments related to …

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. …