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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.

At Excelsior College, approximately 30 percent of students are active-duty or reserve military personnel. In recognition of National Military Appreciation Month, Excelsior Life celebrates current students and graduates who have served and continue to serve our country. Let’s meet Robbie Robinson, an Excelsior graduate with a “Can Do Attitude”. Excelsior Degree: BS Liberal Arts, 2009 Robbie’s …

Today, Excelsior offers more than 34 degree and certificate programs across four schools—Business and Technology, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Nursing. Beginning on September 1, 2013, Excelsior College will be adding a fifth school, The School of Public Service (SPS). Initially, existing criminal justice and military studies programs within the School of Liberal Arts will …

Excelsior College Develops Critical Thinkers by Focusing on Active and Reflective Learning Studies show course discussions and increased student engagement can impact a student’s learning experience, regardless of a traditional classroom or online setting. This is why institutions like Excelsior College place increased focus on developing students into critical thinkers and incorporating both active and …

Saratoga Hospital has selected Excelsior College as an education partner in order to streamline access to undergraduate and graduate degree programs for hospital staff nurses and other employees. Excelsior College, a designated Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, offers degree programs in nursing, health sciences, liberal arts, business and technology. Employees who enroll in undergraduate …

Many climate activists  stress the importance of local action to address wide-scale climate  disruption. Concerned staff members at Excelsior College believe Higher  Education also plays an important role. The “Green Committee” is  currently working to reduce the distance learning institution’s carbon  footprint through a variety of awareness and action initiatives,  including conducting an energy audit. …

Yesterday, Excelsior College President John Ebersole had an opportunity to participate on an Eduventures panel focused on the relevancy of competency-based degree programs in higher education. These are programs which emphasize “outputs” or demonstrated mastery of course material rather than “inputs” or the amount of time spent in a classroom, also known as seat time. …