Category: From The Archives

Excelsior Alumni in 1978

Alumni are an important part of the Excelsior College community. Since the College’s inception as the Regents External Degree Program and through name changes, they have supported the institution’s goals and worked to strengthen ties among outside communities, students, alumni, and the College. Above, alumni meet in 1978 in New York City. To gather alumni …

Rex reports

To maintain open communication with alumni and students in the early years of the College, the Rex Reports newsletter—Rex for Regents External Degree Program —began in spring 1976. In the first issue, Director Donald J. Nolan called Rex Reports an “extra effort” meant to make communication between students, faculty, and administrators more seamless. Published four …

Excelsior's First Comencement

On September 27, 1972, at 4 p.m., an audience of 500 gathered in Chancellors Hall at the State Education Department Building in Albany, New York, for the first-ever commencement of the Regents External Degree Program. A total of 77 men and women had accomplished what just two years prior, the new State Education Commissioner Ewald …