Articles by Emily Young

Emily Young is the Social Media and Communities Manager for Excelsior College.

Excelsior College was recognized as a Gold-Level School of Distinction by BestColleges.com, a leading provider of college planning resources and higher education research. This distinction recognizes colleges and universities that have dedicated themselves to developing quality online higher education programs. Of the over 3,500 eligible universities in the United States, more than 2,000 offer online …

CPNE Passer, Rhonda Adams

Rhonda Adams says she sleeps, eats, and breaths nursing. Her mother says it’s the only thing she knows. Adams lives her profession every day and it is why she was determined to pass her Clinical Performance in Nursing Exam (CPNE) after more than 16 years of being a LPN. A divorced single parent of four …

Excelsior College was ranked No.3 in the Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 list of Online and Nontraditional Schools, as published by the Military Times. The rankings are based on the results of Military Times’ annual survey — a comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement — as well …

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Twenty-four-year-old Lauren Harlow never expected to find herself researching and writing about artifacts and historical documents at Historic St. Luke’s Church, the oldest church in Virginia. But, after her experience in Excelsior College’s history curriculum, and with encouragement from her Excelsior professor Robin Campbell, Lauren’s volunteer experience at St. Luke’s has helped her discover her …

Graduating from college is an admirable achievement that takes years of hard work and dedication. But earning a degree is only the first of many steps on the pathway to success. With a degree, a multitude of professional and personal possibilities emerge. Your college education allows you to pursue those possibilities with energy, optimism and …

#1 in MBA enrollment: 740 MBA grads, 482 current students, 100% faculty are doctorally and professionally qualified 2.7 average years to degree completion

We wouldn’t have been able to achieve the 2017 No. 1 ranking in enrollment for MBA programs by the Albany Business Review without two things: our expert faculty and our talented students. So in honor of our nearly 500 current students and more than 700 alums, we wanted to tap the expertise of our deep …

The scene should be familiar to many Excelsior College students: Stephanie Jump is feeding her baby boy with one hand, and completing her homework on her laptop with the other. It’s 1 a.m., and she’s exhausted, but her motivation is clear. “I wanted my son to see me graduate,” she says. She completed many challenging …

Carole Heaney, RN, Adjunct Faculty, School of Health Sciences Health and public health officials have long been tackling the growing numbers of chronic health issues responsible for high numbers of preventable deaths. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization, many deaths are related to non-communicable diseases, particularly chronic disease, …