Category: Military & Veterans

The student body of Excelsior College is 46% military and veterans. Our students serve in both active and veteran status in all branches including: The US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and National Guard. Excelsior is also comprised of military family members and military spouses. The Center for Military and Veteran Education as well as the Lt Col Bryant A Murray Veterans Center provide resources for our military students.

Seven years ago, Mercedes Acuña—military spouse and mother of three—earned the Adult Learner of the Year Award from the American Council of Education. It was a prestigious honor accepted by Acuña at ACE’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.; for the Excelsior student and now alum, it augmented an education that was the fulfillment of a …

On June 16, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy hosted its annual Black & Gold Ceremony, celebrating the educational accomplishments of its graduates, including 193 Excelsior College students, in the Class of 2018. One of Excelsior College’s instructional faculty members, The Honorable M. Sue Kurita, presiding judge of El Paso County Court at Law, No. 6, …

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It’s not always easy for spouses of active-duty military members to maintain successful careers when dealing with the uncertainty and fluctuation of frequently moving from base to base. So, selecting jobs that are portable and skills that are transferable is crucial for those spouses looking to work while their partners are serving. Individual skills are …

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Excelsior College is a Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD)-recognized school sponsored by Entergy and EPCE. CEWD supports Troops to Energy Jobs, an organization that works with the U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor, and Energy, and state agencies, as well as community colleges, unions, the American Council on Education, ACT Inc., and Kuder Inc., to …

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Exposure to life-threatening events and violence is all too common in today’s world. PBH 346/MIL 346: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Gathering Storm introduces students to the effects of trauma on human health and relationships; specifically focusing on the effects of PTSD on individuals, families, communities, and global society. Students explore the history and prevalence …

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Excelsior College was recently chosen as one of Army University’s official partners to provide degree pathways to soldiers based on military training. The partnership is part of the Army University Continuing Education Degree Program (CEDP), which matches Army schoolhouses with civilian colleges. Army University aligns many of the Army’s education programs under a unified academic …

“I would definitely recommend this course to others. Military personnel and civilians can learn a lot about leadership from this course…” This is one student’s comment after taking the eight-week course MIL 301 Great Military Leaders. In this course, students examine the qualities of military leaders throughout history and analyze specific traits that contributed to …

Caring for our Nation's Heroes

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we thought we’d introduce you to a course especially designed to teach health care workers of the needs of military members and their families. NUR 340 Caring for Our Nation’s Heroes and Their Families is an 8-week, 3-credit elective course that provides critical insights and skills that are required to …

By Bonny Kehm, PhD, RN Faculty Program Director, BS & MS Programs in Nursing Tamara Coca, student in the MSN Education Tract, had a dilemma. She needed to complete her Practicum with a Mentor, but couldn’t find one. Tamara is currently living and working on the US Navy Base in Yokosuka, Japan and the Hospital …