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.
Excelsior College 2004 Alumni

Since earning his bachelor’s degree with a concentration in finance from Excelsior College, Tun Heang Ong (Clement), BS in Business, ’04, of Penang, Malaysia, has gone on to earn an LLB from the University of London and an LLM in international trade and commercial law from Nottingham Trent University. He has been admitted as an …

Mark Haskins, narcotics officer

Mark Haskins uses his degree in criminal justice to continue his prolific career in law enforcement

U.S. Navy veteran Mark Haskins is passionate about his work. For 20 years, he performed tirelessly as a narcotics investigator for New York State, and, starting in 2009, he began working in various capacities — now as a contract …

Chadwick Cotner, bachelors degree graduate

Chadwick Cotner serves and protects in his roles in law enforcement

As a first line supervisor with the U.S. Border Patrol, Chadwick Cotner of Oro Valley, Arizona, is in charge of keeping the southern border safe. It’s a difficult job, especially when multiple federal agencies are involved and trying to work together, but Agent Cotner …

Ashley Picillo, founder Point Seven Group

The Cannabis Industrial Advisory Committee (CBC-IAC) is an essential component in the creation of Excelsior College’s  Graduate Certificate in Cannabis Control program. Members review and advise the dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Excelsior College on the industry relevancy and fresh perspective of the program, ensuring the cannabis control curriculum remains current and …

Alumni Graphic for 1993

Antony Kolenc, BA ’93, of Jacksonville, Florida is a professor at the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law. He recently published his first novel, “Shadow in the Dark,” book one in “The Hardwood Mysteries,” an inspirational fiction series for tweens and teens. The School Library Journal reviewed his novel, calling it, “an engaging …

1986 Alumni grad year

Representative Joy Garratt is currently serving Albuquerque’s House District 29 in the New Mexico State Legislature.  Elected in 2018, she also works as an instructional coach and teacher. Since graduating from Excelsior in 1986, Garratt has gone on to obtain a MA in Educational Leadership at the University of New Mexico. She reports that her …

Alumni graphic for 2018

Steve Carriere, BS ’18, of Jacksonville, Florida, recently accepted a volunteer leadership role with Team Rubicon, a veteran-based disaster relief non-profit organization, to lead volunteer growth, training, and provide administrative support to Team Rubicon city administrators and volunteers from Pensacola, FL to Jacksonville, FL.

2014 grad year

Denise Boroughs-Fitch, BS ’14, of Woodland, CA, has worked as a director or manager in health care administration for more than 25 years. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Management and Leadership program at Western Governors University and says earning her bachelor’s in liberal arts from Excelsior prepared her well for …