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.

Yolanda Johnson, Master of Health Sciences

Yolanda Johnson treats the individual, not just their disease

How would Yolanda Johnson change the world? Most people could make the case that she’s already changed it for the better in her work as a program director at an addiction care center. Johnson will tell you her dream is to do more, “to work to …

When colleges and universities started to offer classes online during the 1990s, it was hailed as the future of learning, as many institutions rushed to offer distance learning using the power of the Internet. In those pioneering days, however, educators tried to just replicate the physical classroom with which they were familiar. While it was …

tips and best practices

The outbreak of COVID-19 has forced schools to close and forced instructors to rethink how to teach. We are in a transformative period in education. We are experiencing a paradigm shift on how we will educate the next generation. For generations, courses were taught face-to-face. Soon, courses might be exclusively taught online. I taught face-to-face …

Man in server room, it and cyber roles

An Excelsior College webinar clarifies the nuances

Information technology (IT) and cybersecurity are two of the most in-demand careers you can enter. The need for a combination of technical ability with analytical and problem-solving skills make them the perfect professions for the person who likes to evolve their skills at the speed of technology. While …

Eric Potvin after graduating with a bachelor of science in national security

Eric Potvin has had a long, successful career in the military. To advance in a civilian career, however, he knew he needed to further his education. That’s when he discovered Excelsior College and earned a Bachelor of Science in National Security in 2018. Potvin, originally from Middletown, Connecticut, entered the military after graduating high school. …