Articles by Maria C. Sparks

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COLLEGE IMPLEMENTS INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT VETERANS PURSUING A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN NURSING Instructional faculty member Susan Piper looked pained as she discussed issues concerning veterans during a presentation at Excelsior College in February 2018. The issues hit close to home. As a soldier and a nurse, she had seen firsthand how PTSD had affected her …

Oftentimes the link between a student and Excelsior is a friend, co-worker, brother, sister, advisor in a military education office or at a community college, supervisor, spouse, or even a parent who earned a degree from the College and suggested their offspring do the same. EMILY RILEY ’16 When Emily Riley was preparing to attend …

Mary O’Connor ’94 became acquainted with Excelsior College the way many others do. A mentor at work — in her case, a nurse manager at a hospital in Brookline, Massachusetts — told her about the College, then known as Regents. As a nurse manager without an advanced degree, O’Connor wanted to earn a bachelor’s degree …

A grant from the national science foundation funds simulations to teach work-ready skills for electrical careers How can students enrolled in an online technology program gain the hands-on experience they need to be job ready in the energy industry? Michael Johnson, associate dean of technology in the School of Business & Technology, believes 3D educational …

James Davenport at work at the NSA

Eight-hour work days. Flexible scheduling. Daily meetings and, occasionally, working from multiple locations in a single day. Ask Excelsior College graduate James Davenport about his career, and these conventional details are part of the description. But as technology manager for applicant testing in the Office of Marketing, Outreach, and Testing at the National Security Agency …