Articles by Maria C. Sparks

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Mary O'Connor

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 …

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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 …