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.
Axl Castaneda, Counterintelligence Agent

Axl Castaneda plans to use his public service degree to pursue a rewarding career in counterintelligence

Axl Castaneda may not have followed a path into national security if it hadn’t been for the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013. His father and sister had been near the finish line where the two bombs had been placed, …

Coast Guard Veteran Steve Carriere

Steve Carriere uses his public service degree to make a difference in emergency management

Steve Carriere’s interest in the humanitarian aspect of military service began when he joined the Coast Guard in 1989. For 27 years, he was involved in various emergency aid missions like responding to 9-11 and hurricane aftermath clean-up efforts. He found …

Melissa Burger, cybersecurity

Melissa Burger pursues higher education to improve her and her family’s lives

Full-time student, mother of four, and busy wife Melissa Burger, of Michigan, took advantage of her military benefits to return to school with Excelsior College to pursue her higher education. While going to school for an associate degree in liberal arts, which she …

Trustees new to the board are (left to right) Kent Clark, Jennifer Gentry, Karen Kocher, and Quintessa Miller. In January 2020, four new members joined the Excelsior Board of Trustees: Kent Clark, president and chair of the board of Clark Advisory Group and former CEO of AMVETS National Service Foundation; Jennifer Gentry, chief nursing executive, …

Kane Tomlin

As an executive consultant with the Florida Department of Transportation, a professor of applied cybersecurity for Tallahassee Community College, and an instructor of national security for Excelsior College, Kane Tomlin is familiar with leading teams and seeing projects through to completion. That experience plus his extensive background in project management and two degrees from Excelsior …

Alumni Award Winners

Alumni Award Recipients are (left to right) Jeffrey Baker, Christine Robinson-Cooley, and Greta Kostac. Three alumni were honored for their outstanding achievements at the College’s annual Awards Convocation on July 11, 2019. Dwayn Hanford ’05, Alumni Association president, and Mark A. Bowman ’00, chair of the Awards Committee of the Alumni Leadership Council, presented the awards. …

Rex reports

To maintain open communication with alumni and students in the early years of the College, the Rex Reports newsletter—Rex for Regents External Degree Program —began in spring 1976. In the first issue, Director Donald J. Nolan called Rex Reports an “extra effort” meant to make communication between students, faculty, and administrators more seamless. Published four …