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.

The Center for Military Education at Excelsior College announced that Student Veterans of America (SVA) has approved its application to become an SVA Chapter for the College’s military and veteran community. SVA’s mission is similar to Excelsior’s Center for Military Education in which they look to “provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy …

Effective January 1, 2016, the application fee has been waived for veterans. This collaboration between the Center for Military Education and the admissions department helps support and encourage veterans to apply in an efficient and streamlined process. Another part of the project includes an Admissions Veterans Duo, where veterans will receive counseling on military/veteran friendly degrees, information …

Are you a Veteran, Active Duty Military, National Guard or Reservist seeking to earn a degree in criminal justice? We have a webinar for you!! “You’re Home – What’s Next?” webinar series, Excelsior’s Center for Military Education presents “Veterans and Military: Pathway to a Career in Criminal Justice”, on Wednesday, February 3rd from 7 to …

On November 11, Excelsior College staff members joined hundreds of local veterans at the annual Veterans Day Parade held in Albany, New York. Leticia “Letty” Cabeza, administrative assistant in Excelsior College’s marketing department at Excelsior College, was one of the parade attendees. As a veteran herself, the recognition of military service is especially important to …

Military Times has named Excelsior College a “Best for Vets” College for the sixth consecutive year. The rankings are based on the results of Military Times’ annual school survey of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement. Last week, Excelsior was also honored as a “Military Friendly” College by Victory Media for …

I recently heard someone ask, “What’s the big deal about being a veteran? Why are we giving these guys so much attention?” This was quite a contrast to the “thank you for your service” I often hear going through TSA’s airport security line, retired ID in hand. Still, despite the bluntness, I found these questions …

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By Patricia Klimkewicz, PhD, RN-BC, nurse faculty mentor for the Veteran’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (VBSN) By As Veteran’s Day is approaching and a veteran myself, I am reflecting on the heritage of women in the United States Navy.  On October 13, 1775, Congress passed a resolution creating the United States Navy.  At …

The Veterans Mentorship Program is available to the Excelsior military community.  This includes military, veterans, guard, DoD civilians and their spouses.  In this peer-to-peer program, Mentors will assist in easing the transition of military community students who are new to the online learning environment, provide tips on being a successful student, answer questions and provide …