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.

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 …

Albany, NY — As Thanksgiving approaches and the need for humanitarian efforts remains prominent, Excelsior College reflects on gratitude and how simple acts of kindness through personal contributions can make an impact during a tough year. Excelsior College’s community engagement initiatives and efforts have remained strong with staff, faculty, and students from New York’s Capital …

Albany, N.Y. — Excelsior College will host a virtual panel discussion focused on emerging trends and careers in the fields of fraud, forensics, and cybersecurity on Wednesday, November 18 from 8:30–9:30 a.m. ET. This event, in collaboration with Siena College, will be moderated by Chelsea Diana, a reporter from the Albany Business Review. The public …

Excelsior is a member of the Federal Academic Alliance formed by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. ALBANY, N.Y. — Through a new agreement, Excelsior College, an accredited, not-for-profit online college, has worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Emergency Management Institute to evaluate the Emergency Management Professional Program (EMPP) for college credit. This …

Albany, N.Y. —Amelia Estwick, PhD, director of the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College, was recently named co-lead of the national Cybersecurity Education Diversity Initiative (CEDI) Coalition along with Thaier Hayajneh of the Fordham Center for Cybersecurity at Fordham University. CEDI is a national workforce development initiative that aims to close the gap in cybersecurity …

Albany, N.Y. — Excelsior College will host a webinar focused on “The Political Candidates on Cannabis” next Tuesday, October 20 from 4–5 p.m. ET. The webinar will be moderated by Mona Zhang, a long-standing cannabis reporter who has been with Politico since 2019. Attendees will hear from two industry experts, Kris Krane, president of 4frontventures.com, …

Albany, N.Y.- Excelsior College has partnered with ed2go, a Cengage company and a leading provider of online adult continuing education and career training programs, to provide learners in 50 states and more than 16 countries with access to fully online, noncredit courses to gain additional marketable workforce skills.  This partnership helps individuals demonstrate specialized knowledge …