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.
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 …

Melissa Evans, Excelsior College Pyschology Faculty

Melissa Evans, of Rotterdam, New York, has taught or worked in the field of industrial organizational psychology for 15 years. She has held positions as a manager, director of human resources, organizational psychologist for the state of South Dakota, psychology professor, researcher, and academic advisor. She has been teaching for Excelsior since August 2017 and …

Jesse Bradley’s Technology Degree Helps Him Do a Job that Effects People’s Lives When we’re young, many of us don’t know what we want to be when we grow up. Not true for Jesse Bradley. Bradley knew he wanted to be an electronics technician when he was in high school and enlisted in the Coast …

Pam Katz, Excelsior College Instructor

Pam Katz is a lawyer by trade, has been in private practice, and has worked for a nonprofit organization. In 1997, she joined the faculty of the Sage Colleges and in 2008, she became a faculty member of Excelsior College. She saw the value of online learning and was hooked, she says. Now, she shares …

Heather Wolfe passed her CPNE in Utica in 2019

Heather Wolfe, of Adrian, Michigan, wanted to be a nurse since she was a child. It seemed the career was meant for her because she carried around a Fisher Price medical kit and practiced nursing on her Cabbage Patch Kids dolls. Wolfe pursued becoming an RN several times throughout her life but experiences always got …

alexis rodgers, firefighter, associate in nursing

Alexis Rodgers of Cincinnati, Ohio, has been a firefighter, emergency room paramedic, and a paramedic with the Poison Control Center and, although they may seem like different careers, they have one thing in common: helping others. Now she hopes to further that caring career by earning her associate degree in nursing with Excelsior College. Rodgers …

Katherine Gallo at work at Northwell Health

Kathleen Gallo Uses Multiple Skills to Succeed in Her Career Kathleen Gallo of Ridgefield, Connecticut, never thought about being a nurse when she was younger. Her plan was to become a successful businesswoman. As her best friend pursued nursing, Gallo started to follow the same path and soon discovered she enjoyed nursing’s independent work and …

writing a cover letter

With a well-crafted cover letter, you can introduce yourself in a memorable, personal way on a job application. Some hiring managers consider it to be the most important part of your job application. It is a great opportunity to tell prospective employers who you are, showcase why they should hire you, and stand out above …

Nursing Resources to pass the CPNE

As an associate degree in nursing student, you are required to take nursing theory components to prepare you for demonstrating proficiency in nursing care during the Clinical performance in Nursing Examination (CPNE). There are two tutorials that you should be aware of that can improve your success. NUR 3014: Critical Thinking and the Nursing Process …

Excelsior College Commencement 2019

On Friday, July 12, 488 graduates walked the stage at the Empire State Plaza Convention Hall in Albany, New York, each bringing with them their own stories of achievement. The 488 graduates who attended Commencement are part of Excelsior’s second-largest graduating class since 2010. A total of 6,001 students earned 6,059 degrees. The Class of …