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.

holding hands in support, veterans mental health

Mental health care is an important and growing part of our national discussion, but did you know that mental health issues disproportionately affect over 18 million U.S. veterans and their families? The statistics are staggering. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD estimated that 1 in 20 of the nation’s 5 million surviving …

woman at computer, going back to school with GI Bill Benefits

If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, you may be wondering what’s out there for you. Where do you fit in? But the real question is how do you stand out? Maybe it’s time you showcase your talents. An education can give you unlimited opportunities to pursue a new career. At Excelsior College, …

Jeremy Lampley in Navy Uniform

Jeremy Lampley has always been motivated to accomplish his goals. So far, he’s marked a lot off his list: joining the military, earning two—soon to be three—degrees with Excelsior College and starting the process to pursue a fourth. Originally from St. Louis, MO, Lampley attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where he studied Sports Venue Management …

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, …

military family moving boxes

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 …