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.

The purpose of Excelsior Life’s Passionate Pursuits is to help shine a light on faculty and staff successfully balancing work, home and family – just like our students. Katharine MacGregor, a senior academic advisor at Excelsior College, is on a cultural quest, celebrating and honoring a rich and diverse heritage. She is passionate about our …

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), women are twice as likely as men to visit the doctor for annual exams and preventive services.  Studies show that regular screening by men considerably increases early detection of highly treatable diseases.  Excelsior College’s staff member Donna Aitoro lost her husband recently to prostate cancer. She feels …

  Staff from (L-R):  Excelsior College’s Center for Online Education Learning and Academic Services (COELAS) instructional designers: Susan Woerner, Debbie Clemens, Erin Blauvelt and Peter O’Brien. In a campus-based setting, classroom instructors typically teach and modify courses. However, in an online environment, courses are created in collaboration among instructional designers, subject matter experts, faculty and other professionals who …

At Excelsior College, approximately 30% of our 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. Today we share a story of a veteran of the U.S. Navy who will be able to finish …

Beatrice “Betty” Kreinik, was an Army wife stationed in many places. She had drive and wanted to complete a college degree despite the challenges of work, raising a family, and illness. Today she has fulfilled her dreams and shared her 30 year journey on becoming a college graduate with Excelsior Life. Excelsior Life: When you …