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.
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 …

1982 graduation year

Jeffrey Gilfor, BS ’82, of Tampa, FL, completed his degree with Regents College while in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Program. He then moved into the Pre-Health Specialized Studies program at the University of Pennsylvania, took the Medical College Admission Test in 1992 and was accepted into Jefferson Medical College. He earned his medical degree …

Brooklin Gilbert, Excelsior Scholarship Recipient

Brooklin Gilbert benefits from what Excelsior has to offer

When Brooklin Gilbert received the Entrepreneur: Business and Technology Scholarship from Excelsior College in May 2019, she was shocked. As a previous graduate of Excelsior with an associate degree, Gilbert had decided to re-enroll to pursue a bachelor’s degree. However, with working full-time and money being …

On October 2, 2020, Excelsior College held its inaugural Graduate Research Symposium, during which graduate students presented research in health sciences, business, cybersecurity, nursing, criminal justice, and public service. The goal was to provide graduate students with an avenue to share their research, practice conference and presentation skills, network, and foster interprofessional collaborations. “The Graduate …

Alumni Award Winners

Three alumni were honored for their outstanding achievements during the Alumni Annual Meeting on July 9, 2020. The meeting was held virtually and open to all alumni, including the newest graduates. As part of the awards recognition during the meeting, the three alumni — Kaylin Dawson (left), Kimberly Haley (center), and Brady McNulty (right) — accepted their awards via …

Rick Hernandez

Military Education Representative Richard “Rick” Hernandez has been a military education representative at Fort Hood, Texas, for more than 10 years. A graduate of Excelsior College, Hernandez earned a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts in 2006 and an MBA in 2017. With his unique perspective as a veteran who earned his bachelor’s degree while in …

Dustin Van Dame at EPCE Powerplant

Dustin Van Dame uses his degrees to protect his company’s IT infrastructure

Like many millennials, Dustin Van Dame, of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, grew up with the MS-DOS computer operating system, which is where his love of computers developed. He spent 10 years in the Navy, but it was his interest in technology that led him into …

Melissa Moore, Correctional Nurse

Melissa Moore chooses a career in correctional nursing

If you were—or are—a nurse, what would be your dream job? Would it be working as a neonatal nurse? As a school nurse? In the ER? In any case, working in a prison infirmary probably isn’t at the top of your list. For Melissa Moore, of White …