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Before Commencement 2018, these master’s in nursing graduates were just names behind computer screens. Throughout their studies, they were in many of the same courses and ended up in many of the same work groups. Over time, they realized their team worked well together. Linda Schneider recalls, “Working [with] the team approach helped each one …

2018 graduate

A total of 5,137 degrees were awarded. Most graduates earned a bachelor’s degree. Over the previous year, Excelsior conferred 1,679 associate degrees, 2,886 bachelor’s degrees, and 508 master’s degrees. Thirty-three percent of the graduates are active-duty military or veterans. The graduating class comprises 5,077 adult learners with 51 percent male and 49 percent female. The oldest graduate is 72 years old; the youngest graduate is 12 years old. The class of 2018 graduates come from 15 countries, including …

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Take advantage of resources to improve your writing skills and reputation as a good communicator As a business writing instructor for Excelsior College, I frequently remind my students that nearly every profession will require writing skills. Consider the consequences of careless writing in the following scenarios: An IT professional makes incorrect assumptions about the audience’s expertise and …

Dale Emeagwali

Faculty Program Director, Biology and Natural Science Dale Emeagwali, a microbiologist voted the 1996 Scientist of the Year by the National Technical Association, credits teaching in classrooms at three universities with making for an easy transition to teaching online at Excelsior College. Photo: Mike Hemberger What led you to your position as program director at Excelsior …

Collage of numbers

50% The percentage of enrolled students who are either active-duty military servicemembers or veterans. While servicemembers and veterans have always been a significant percentage of Excelsior College students, this is the first time in recent years that they represent half of all enrolled students. 14% The percentage of alumni who are re-enrolled after earning a …

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Business Christopher Persaud, BS ’02, of New Milford, NJ, recently retired from his position as a grants specialist/assistant controller at Newark Community Health Centers Inc. He has written 10 books — four of which have won international literary awards — in the areas of Christian apologetics and comparative religion. Persaud earned a Bachelor of Science in …

Registered nurses in New York State will be required to earn a bachelor’s degree within 10 years of licensure under new law  Excelsior’s partnerships with hospitals across the state will provide flexibility, affordable access for local nurses pursuing their degrees ALBANY, N.Y. — Patients experience better outcomes in hospitals with higher proportions of nurses who …