Category: Featured

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 …

Walter Were, BS in Liberal Arts grad

When Walter Were was young, he wanted to be a successful businessman and community leader when he grew up. Were says his definition of “success” doesn’t equal the material possessions he’s acquired, but rather how well he can answer the question: “What is your contribution to society?” The 2005 Excelsior graduate has contributed much as …

man contemplating an online masters degree out a window

Attending an online master’s program is a smart choice. You’ll save time and money as you complete your degree on your own schedule and improve employer-valued skills in time management, collaborative technology, and networking. These benefits and more have made online master’s degree programs increasingly popular with working adults. Masters programs have many advantages but …

African American Man on Laptop surrounded by wife and kids

People decide to go to graduate school for a variety of reasons: career advancement, personal fulfillment, or the desire to contribute more to their community. Considering the time, energy, and of course, money you’ll be investing, knowing the return on investment, or ROI, of your degree is important. With the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting …

Lynda Yazhari outside Covenant Health Medical Center after passing her CPNE

Lynda Yazhari passed the Clinical Performance in Nursing Examination in November 2018 at Covenant Health Systems in Lubbock, Texas, on her first attempt and at 25 weeks pregnant. With the accomplishment under her belt, Yazhari plans to move ahead in her career and fulfill her dream of becoming a neonatal intensive care unit nurse. Yazhari …

Post it Reads: Changing the Equation How to Turn Bad Habits into Good Ones

The start of year often elicits optimism with self-improvements, whether it’s to get into a more consistent exercise routine, eat better, quit a bad habit, make time for yourself, or just have more balance between work, life, and school. Changing one’s behavior is no easy task, though, especially if time, resources, and support are not …

Kathryn Elder, teaching

The word “serendipitous” can certainly describe a life. But when it comes to Excelsior College alum Kathryn Elder, the term can also describe a person, one whose breakneck travels, colorful experiences, and career-focused education have transported her to exactly the place she needs to be. Growing up in Cobleskill, New York, Elder started her ongoing …

Carmen Roberts, dietician, standing in a kitchen

In her free time, you can find Carmen Roberts running, walking, or simply being outdoors and active. She’d tell you she’s mostly busy raising two daughters and spending time with family and friends at her home in Maryland. Roberts has lots going on in her life, but the registered dietitian has found time to teach …