Articles by Jenna Kerwin

Jenna Kerwin
Jenna Kerwin has more than ten years of experience in creative and professional writing for non-profit institutions. She graduated Sage College of Albany with a BS in Creative Writing and an AS in Journalism where she was also an editor of the school’s newspaper and art magazine. She is currently a writer and editor for Excelsior’s marketing department.
Kim Hedley, Host of CPNE Webinar, Conversations with Kim

Conversational-style webinars prepare nursing students for the Clinical Performance in Nursing Examination For Excelsior associate degree nursing students, the Clinical Performance in Nursing Examination (CPNE) — the capstone requirement — is the culmination of the program. Excelsior has long offered study guides, one-on-one support, and tutorials to help those preparing for this important exam, and …

Michelle Ashley

Excelsior College’s corporate, association, and government partnerships give people the opportunity to complete their degrees through high-quality programs, affordable and discounted tuition and fees, flexible course schedules, and generous credit-transfer policies. The College’s partnership with Zone 5 Law Enforcement Training Academy in Schenectady, New York, ended up being the perfect opportunity for Michelle Ashley to …

Marianne Brennan, Excelsior College Nursing Faculty

Marianne Brennan Believes Being a Nurse Means Advocating for Others Marianne Brennan believes in advocating for people who can’t speak up for themselves. Now a faculty program director for Excelsior College’s associate degree in nursing program, Brennan has an extensive background as an operating room nurse, and throughout her career has always put her patients …

Phyllis St. John, who holds three nursing degrees, in her workplace

Phyllis St. John Believes Being a Nurse Means Always Being Compassionate For Phyllis St. John, being a nurse helps make her who she is. She says, “As soon as I started doing it, I knew it was what I was meant to do.” St. John works 12-hour night shifts, three days a week at Glens …

Kaneesha Rourke, Health sciences degree alumni

Kaneesha Roarke somehow always knew she belonged in the health care field. She decided to pursue higher education with Excelsior College to obtain a job in this career field, and although her educational journey has contained some hard obstacles to overcome, her dedication and support from instructors has helped her to earn two degrees. Roarke, …

David Foster, Master of Science in Criminal Justice Faculty

You can often find David Foster on his 36-acre winery in Central Virginia, growing grapes, making wine, and operating the 1950s corncrib-style barn-turned-tasting room. But there’s another side to Foster; the former Army civilian enjoys passing on his knowledge of criminal justice to others. Thanks to his background and guidance, Excelsior College students leave his …

Master of Science in Cybersecurity graduate Kathryn Rice Gillis at commencement

Katharin Rice-Gillis has had her share of tragedy—from having a grandparent murdered to losing a son—but she hasn’t let that keep her from achieving her goals. Through ups and downs, she has managed to successfully wear many hats as a sailor, mother, soldier, wife, and student, and was able to complete her educational goals as …

Walter Were, BS in Liberal Arts grad

When Walter Were was young, he wanted to be a successful businessman and community leader when he grew up. Were says his definition of “success” doesn’t equal the material possessions he’s acquired, but rather how well he can answer the question: “What is your contribution to society?” The 2005 Excelsior graduate has contributed much as …