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Mark Haskins, narcotics officer

Mark Haskins uses his degree in criminal justice to continue his prolific career in law enforcement

U.S. Navy veteran Mark Haskins is passionate about his work. For 20 years, he performed tirelessly as a narcotics investigator for New York State, and, starting in 2009, he began working in various capacities — now as a contract …

Chadwick Cotner, bachelors degree graduate

Chadwick Cotner serves and protects in his roles in law enforcement

As a first line supervisor with the U.S. Border Patrol, Chadwick Cotner of Oro Valley, Arizona, is in charge of keeping the southern border safe. It’s a difficult job, especially when multiple federal agencies are involved and trying to work together, but Agent Cotner …

Ashley Picillo, founder Point Seven Group

The Cannabis Industrial Advisory Committee (CBC-IAC) is an essential component in the creation of Excelsior College’s  Graduate Certificate in Cannabis Control program. Members review and advise the dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Excelsior College on the industry relevancy and fresh perspective of the program, ensuring the cannabis control curriculum remains current and …

My journey into volunteering began over 20 years ago, when I was a student in high school, at the Regional Foodbank of Northeastern New York. I was assigned to complete 50 hours of community service for a school project. For several weekends, I dedicated hours to completing the community service, and in doing so, met …

Melissa Moore, Correctional Nurse

Melissa Moore chooses a career in correctional nursing

If you were—or are—a nurse, what would be your dream job? Would it be working as a neonatal nurse? As a school nurse? In the ER? In any case, working in a prison infirmary probably isn’t at the top of your list. For Melissa Moore, of White …

Guillermo Rincon, Seargant, NYPD

Guillermo Rincon takes advantage of Excelsior’s credit acceptance policy to advance in the New York Police Department

To move up in rank in the New York Police Department, you need to not only pass a rigorous test, but also hold a certain level of degree. Guillermo Rincon, of Farmingville, New York, held two jobs—a sales …