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Micky Brooks, Veteran military police officer

Micky Brooks uses his master’s in criminal justice to transition to a new career

After more than 20 years working as a military police officer in the Army, Micky Brooks decided it was time for a change. In 2015, Brooks began transitioning out of the Army at the same time he started pursuing a degree …

Shanique Berry, Ultimate Medical Academy Student

Shanique Berry Plans to Use Her Health Sciences Degree to Help Vulnerable Populations

Shanique Berry, of Tampa, Florida, wasn’t sure where her career path would lead because she had interests in several areas, including healthcare and business administration. It wasn’t until her current job as a financial aid officer at Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) that …

Limah Houston, phlebotimist, associate in health sciences

Muslimah Houston Plans to Advance in Her Career with an AS from Excelsior

Muslimah “Limah” Houston of Las Vegas, Nevada, has been a phlebotomy and medical assistant instructor for the past 15 years, but that’s not what she originally wanted to do. Her goal has always been to pursue nursing and so she is currently …

Nicole Lopez, US Deputy Marshall

Nicole Lopez Uses Her Master’s in Criminal Justice in Her Role as a U.S. Deputy Marshal

When she was young, Nicole Lopez drew a picture of herself as a police officer. She made the vision a reality years later, when at 21, she became a border protection officer with the Department of Homeland Security. Two …

PSEG Nuclear partner graduate Steven Hannerfeld

Stephen Hanerfeld’s Degrees Help Him Provide Knowledge and Leadership in the Nuclear Field

Stephen Hanerfeld, of Swedesboro, New Jersey, says he has been “falling into nuclear” ever since he joined the Navy following high school and tested into the Navy’s nuclear program. Once he left the service, Hanerfeld wanted to become more knowledgeable in the …

alexis rodgers, firefighter, associate in nursing

Alexis Rodgers of Cincinnati, Ohio, has been a firefighter, emergency room paramedic, and a paramedic with the Poison Control Center and, although they may seem like different careers, they have one thing in common: helping others. Now she hopes to further that caring career by earning her associate degree in nursing with Excelsior College. Rodgers …

Katherine Gallo at work at Northwell Health

Kathleen Gallo Uses Multiple Skills to Succeed in Her Career

Kathleen Gallo of Ridgefield, Connecticut, never thought about being a nurse when she was younger. Her plan was to become a successful businesswoman. As her best friend pursued nursing, Gallo started to follow the same path and soon discovered she enjoyed nursing’s independent work and …

time management tips for students

At one time or another, we have all felt that there are simply not enough hours in the day to accomplish what we need to achieve. As we attempt to juggle responsibilities, our efforts are further frustrated by unanticipated interruptions such as phone calls, emergencies, or delays as we wait in lines or get held …