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.
Micky Brooks, Veteran military police officer

Micky Brooks uses his master’s in criminal justice to transition to a new career

After more than 20 years working as a military police officer in the Army, Micky Brooks decided it was time for a change. In 2015, Brooks began transitioning out of the Army at the same time he started pursuing a degree …

Kelly Garrett helps educate the next generation of emergency management professionals

Emergency management professionals are tasked with the difficult job of organizing and managing support efforts following natural disasters so that survivors have access to food, water, shelter, clothing, and transportation. As director of the Emergency Management Professional Program at the Emergency Management Institute—housed within …

Robert Gorhum, IT Manager

Rob Gorhum Combines Resilience and Multiple Degrees to Thrive in Career

Rob Gorhum has held many jobs throughout his life and been faced with many personal obstacles, all of which have prepared him to be ready for whatever comes his way. His tenacity coupled with three degrees from Excelsior College, has helped him to excel …

Shanique Berry, Ultimate Medical Academy Student

Shanique Berry Plans to Use Her Health Sciences Degree to Help Vulnerable Populations

Shanique Berry, of Tampa, Florida, wasn’t sure where her career path would lead because she had interests in several areas, including healthcare and business administration. It wasn’t until her current job as a financial aid officer at Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) that …

kimberly haley, veteran

Kimberly Haley Encourages Disabled Veterans to Get Ahead in Life

Kimberly Haley wants to help people excel and move forward in their careers and lives. In her job with the New York State Department of Labor, she helps disabled veterans in a variety of ways, from finding a job that best fits them, to teaching …

Limah Houston, phlebotimist, associate in health sciences

Muslimah Houston Plans to Advance in Her Career with an AS from Excelsior

Muslimah “Limah” Houston of Las Vegas, Nevada, has been a phlebotomy and medical assistant instructor for the past 15 years, but that’s not what she originally wanted to do. Her goal has always been to pursue nursing and so she is currently …

Mickey Brennan, Nursing Faculty

Marianne “Mickey” Brennan is the faculty program director for Excelsior College’s associate degree in nursing program—a position she started in November 2018. In her tenure with the College, she has used her extensive nursing experience and approachable personality to help students navigate the associate degree in nursing program and prepare for the Clinical Performance in …

Nicole Lopez, US Deputy Marshall

Nicole Lopez Uses Her Master’s in Criminal Justice in Her Role as a U.S. Deputy Marshal

When she was young, Nicole Lopez drew a picture of herself as a police officer. She made the vision a reality years later, when at 21, she became a border protection officer with the Department of Homeland Security. Two …

Laura Davis at Excelsior after passing CPNE

When her grandmother was ill and her father and cousin were both sick with cancer, Laura Davis, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, decided she wanted to become a nurse. Seeing the nurses care for her family members in their times of need inspired her to do the same for other people. Davis became an LPN …

PSEG Nuclear partner graduate Steven Hannerfeld

Stephen Hanerfeld’s Degrees Help Him Provide Knowledge and Leadership in the Nuclear Field

Stephen Hanerfeld, of Swedesboro, New Jersey, says he has been “falling into nuclear” ever since he joined the Navy following high school and tested into the Navy’s nuclear program. Once he left the service, Hanerfeld wanted to become more knowledgeable in the …