Articles by 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.
Steven Corey MSN graduate

Steven Corey’s degrees help him move from entry-level to nursing leadership   Nursing was not at the forefront of Steven Corey’s mind when he began looking for a career. It wasn’t until the Scotia, New York native got a job as a patient care technician with Albany Medical Center in 2007 that he realized he …

Victor Almodover veteran BSL graduate

Victor Almodovar excels as a first-generation college graduate

Like most people, Victor Almodovar wanted to accomplish the goal of earning his college degree. He was a Puerto Rican American with very little knowledge of the English language and needed to advance his education not only to improve his standing within the U.S. Navy, but also …

Kaylin Dawson, nursing grad and sexual assault nurse coordinator

Kaylin Dawson supports and cares for victims of violence

Kaylin Dawson, of Cohoes, New York, always knew she wanted to be an ER nurse, but it wasn’t until she learned about sexual assault nursing that she realized what she was meant to do. Dawson graduated from Hudson Valley Community College in 2006 with her nursing …

Denette Buenrostro, Associate Degree in Nursing Graduate

Denette Buenrostro used her nursing degree as a springboard to a successful business career

Denette Buenrostro of San Antonio, Texas, is an RN and entrepreneur dedicated to improving the lives of others. She owns two medical-related businesses, Epicc Vascular and Blue Horizons Healthcare, and is in the process of growing the Buenrostro Cosmetics company …

Favorite Study Tips

Going to college online can be hard. You may find that you have difficulty staying organized or disciplined enough to get your work done in the time you have to complete it. We asked students and alumni for their favorite study tip to help you stay focused and motivated. “Write as many notes as you …

Steve Marciano, 2018 bachelor of science in health sciences grad

Steven Marciano’s business background helps him thrive in his career in nursing administration

2018 Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences graduate Steven Marciano, of Tampa Bay, Florida, is the manager of business operations at Saint Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, where he oversees and provides business support to 17 nursing units throughout the hospital. Although …

Christopher Johnson, Director of Cybersecurity Operations Center

Christopher Johnson’s diverse job history leads to his dream career

  Christopher Johnson’s pathway to becoming the director of the Cybersecurity Operations Center at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) was not straight or fast. Johnson took some classes here and there to pursue his education and also landed a few different jobs—one with the U.S. …

Institute of integrative nutrition graduates

Laurie Cooper, of Rexford, New York, and Christa Stauder, of Kirkwood, Missouri, each chose to pursue a career in health sciences because they wanted to help people in need. Cooper and Stauder attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to gain a background in nutrition and then earned their health sciences degrees with Excelsior College before …

Curnes Williams Jr, Excelsior College military graduate

Curnes Williams Jr. overcomes PTSD to earn his degree and start a post-military career.

Excelsior College graduate Curnes Williams Jr., a U.S. Army Medical Command employee and former Army medic, knows the toll PTSD can take but is also proof of the amazing things one can accomplish when overcoming the disorder. Williams enlisted in the …