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.

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

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 in downtown Albany, New York,. With their loved ones looking on, the graduates crossed the stage at the Empire State Plaza Convention Hall to celebrate the end of many months or …

Promotional Image of Joseph Davern

When Joseph Davern was working as an electrician studying nuclear engineering technology at Excelsior College in 2010, he didn’t ever picture himself behind a dumpster performing CPR to save a heroin addict’s life. All he knew as he was continuing a college career that started two years prior at the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee Telecommunications …

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Twenty-four-year-old Lauren Harlow never expected to find herself researching and writing about artifacts and historical documents at Historic St. Luke’s Church, the oldest church in Virginia.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 …

#1 in MBA enrollment: 740 MBA grads, 482 current students, 100% faculty are doctorally and professionally qualified 2.7 average years to degree completion

We wouldn’t have been able to achieve the 2017 No. 1 ranking in enrollment for MBA programs by the Albany Business Review without two things: our expert faculty and our talented students. So in honor of our nearly 500 current students and more than 700 alums, we wanted to tap the expertise of our deep …

alumni working together to clean up highway litter

We invite you to take part in an event to make a difference in your community. Excelsior Cares is a movement of USNY, Regents, and Excelsior alumni nationwide performing acts of service within their own communities. Individual service projects take place during the month of April to coincide with the College’s charter day on April 9. …

The halls of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History are quiet. Nelson Torres, a 1997 BS in Liberal Arts graduate, passes by the elephant standing impressive in the rotunda. He is behind the scenes, in the shadows, but he helps ensure all the Smithsonian museums are accessible and ready for the public. Torres is …

The scene should be familiar to many Excelsior College students: Stephanie Jump is feeding her baby boy with one hand, and completing her homework on her laptop with the other. It’s 1 a.m., and she’s exhausted, but her motivation is clear. “I wanted my son to see me graduate,” she says. She completed many challenging …

John Balladino, Masters of Liberal Studies

To say John Baldino ’17 is bored after receiving his Master of Arts in Liberal Studies would be nonsense, or should I say “nunsense.” The Pennsylvania-based entrepreneur owns two businesses: one a media company and the other a cabaret company, in which he performs in several variations of the “Nunsense” series of musical comedies by …