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Victor Almodover veteran BSL graduate

Victor Almodovar excels as a first-generation college graduate

Like most people, Victor Almodovar wanted to accomplish the goal of earning his college degree. He was a Puerto Rican American with very little knowledge of the English language and needed to advance his education not only to improve his standing within the U.S. Navy, but also …

Kaylin Dawson, nursing grad and sexual assault nurse coordinator

Kaylin Dawson supports and cares for victims of violence

Kaylin Dawson, of Cohoes, New York, always knew she wanted to be an ER nurse, but it wasn’t until she learned about sexual assault nursing that she realized what she was meant to do. Dawson graduated from Hudson Valley Community College in 2006 with her nursing …

Denette Buenrostro, Associate Degree in Nursing Graduate

Denette Buenrostro used her nursing degree as a springboard to a successful business career

Denette Buenrostro of San Antonio, Texas, is an RN and entrepreneur dedicated to improving the lives of others. She owns two medical-related businesses, Epicc Vascular and Blue Horizons Healthcare, and is in the process of growing the Buenrostro Cosmetics company …

Steve Marciano, 2018 bachelor of science in health sciences grad

Steven Marciano’s business background helps him thrive in his career in nursing administration

2018 Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences graduate Steven Marciano, of Tampa Bay, Florida, is the manager of business operations at Saint Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, where he oversees and provides business support to 17 nursing units throughout the hospital. Although …

Christopher Johnson, Director of Cybersecurity Operations Center

Christopher Johnson’s diverse job history leads to his dream career

  Christopher Johnson’s pathway to becoming the director of the Cybersecurity Operations Center at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) was not straight or fast. Johnson took some classes here and there to pursue his education and also landed a few different jobs—one with the U.S. …

Anna Truss Bachelor of Science in Information Technology concentration in Cybersecurity Technology

When she first thought about entering an online degree program at Excelsior College, Anna Truss experienced many of the doubts felt by other potential students. She wondered if she could juggle earning a degree with work and parenting. She finally made the leap after realizing why she wanted to do it in the first place. …