Category: Alumni

Our alumni are #excelsiorproud.  Read stories of how alumni are using their degrees, where they are now, and their tips for current and prospective students.

holding hands in support, veterans mental health

Mental health care is an important and growing part of our national discussion, but did you know that mental health issues disproportionately affect over 18 million U.S. veterans and their families? The statistics are staggering. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD estimated that 1 in 20 of the nation’s 5 million surviving …

Joanna Lew, nuclear engineering technology degree alum at her workplace, Exelon

Some degrees provide students a start toward a desired profession. Others provide employees in-depth enhancement of knowledge and training necessary to advance in their current careers. Take Excelsior College graduate, Joanna Lew. The Pennsylvania native was a nuclear operator for nearly seven years when she considered adding to her higher education credentials. Working at one …

Tim Colomer and JDog Junk Removal Truck

Since he graduated in 2006 with a liberal arts degree, veteran Tim Colomer has become CEO of a JDog Junk Removal & Hauling United, a Military Veteran Partners (MVP) company, and works hard to give back to his community and fellow veterans. Colomer, who was an explosives expert in the Marines for 14 years, became …

active shooter event

“We don’t get to pick and choose when bad things happen. Doing something in a situation matters,” said police officer Zinab Kitonyi, after a workplace training class on how to respond to an active shooter event. Kitonyi, known as “Zee,” a student in the Associate in Science in Administrative and Management Studies, came to Excelsior …

Sue Irvine, faculty in Associate Degree in Nursing Program

Sue Irvine wants students to have the right tools and education they need to succeed and do their very best. The Associate Degree in Nursing program instructor believes that with motivation, determination, and a strong support system, Excelsior students can go far. Irvine graduated from Albany Medical Center School of Nursing in 1979 before working …

If you’re like me, you either are, or were, a “non-traditional” adult student balancing work, school, and family. Does it feel like you’re constantly running behind and there’s so much that you should know, but don’t? When I have those moments, I try to slow down and savor the experience of learning. I really do …

President Baldwin addresses the graduates at Commencement 2018 for Excelsior College

Over 400 Graduates Attended Commencement on July 13, 2018 It was hot and humid on July 13, 2018, but that didn’t stop more than 400 graduates, their families, and their friends from celebrating Commencement 2018 in downtown Albany, New York. With their loved ones looking on, the graduates crossed the stage at the Empire State …

Promotional image of Lauren Harlow

Twenty-four-year-old Lauren Harlow never expected to find herself researching and writing about artifacts and historical documents at Historic St. Luke’s Church, the oldest church in Virginia. But, after her experience in Excelsior College’s history curriculum, and with encouragement from her Excelsior professor Robin Campbell, Lauren’s volunteer experience at St. Luke’s has helped her discover her …