Category: Areas of Study

Guillermo Rincon, Seargant, NYPD

Guillermo Rincon takes advantage of Excelsior’s credit acceptance policy to advance in the New York Police Department

To move up in rank in the New York Police Department, you need to not only pass a rigorous test, but also hold a certain level of degree. Guillermo Rincon, of Farmingville, New York, held two jobs—a sales …

Albany Medical Center, Masters of Science in Nursing

Diane Carey proves leadership is an important nursing career

Diane Carey, of Latham, New York, has worked in various areas of nursing throughout her more than 30-year career, including in the nursery and operating room. She has increased her knowledge of the profession along the way, including earning a master’s in nursing from Excelsior in …

Lou Ann Gleason, Excelsior Nurse

Lou Ann Gleason uses her three nursing degrees to help students and the community

Lou Ann Gleason of Ellisburg, New York, has been a part of the nursing team at the South Jefferson Central School District for more than 25 years, beginning her full-time career as a school nurse in 2004. She’s a three-time graduate …

Coast Guard Veteran Steve Carriere

Steve Carriere uses his public service degree to make a difference in emergency management

Steve Carriere’s interest in the humanitarian aspect of military service began when he joined the Coast Guard in 1989. For 27 years, he was involved in various emergency aid missions like responding to 9-11 and hurricane aftermath clean-up efforts. He found …

Melissa Burger, cybersecurity

Melissa Burger pursues higher education to improve her and her family’s lives

Full-time student, mother of four, and busy wife Melissa Burger, of Michigan, took advantage of her military benefits to return to school with Excelsior College to pursue her higher education. While going to school for an associate degree in liberal arts, which she …

Adrienne Foderer, Ethics in Health Sciences

Adrienne Foederer’s background lies in both biology and law, which has allowed her to work in many different positions involving the judicial system and health care. She has brought her wealth of knowledge and experience to the HSC 312 Ethics of Health Care course she teaches at Excelsior College, giving her students an informative and …

Carrie Will, Pizza Hut, Life Unboxed

If you visit the Pizza Hut in Charlevoix, Michigan, make sure you order a pie with ham and pineapple. That’s Carrie Will’s favorite. She’s the Restaurant General Manager and recent graduate of Excelsior College with a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Business and Management through Pizza Hut’s Life Unboxed educational partnership. It’s immediately apparent that …

Deloise Whitfled, Master of Science in Health Sciences

Deloise Whitfield plans to use her master’s degree in public health to help underprivileged communities

Deloise Whitfield’s passion is in helping other people. While in the military, she taught nutrition classes so others could better themselves, and now that she is a retired veteran working with the Department of the Army, she helps others through …

Robert McCormick, Master of Science in Management Grad

Robert McCormick Uses His Management Degree to Meet the Needs of His Co-workers

Robert McCormick, a yeoman with the U.S. Navy centered out of Newport, Rhode Island, is what many might consider an “Office Manager,” but he’s forged a role far greater than maintaining filing systems or preparing payroll. McCormick has gained a valuable understanding …

Zach DeBartolo, Nursing Informatics

Zachary DeBartolo uses his nursing informatics degree to offer innovative ideas in health care

To Zachary DeBartolo, nursing is more than a job or a career, it is a calling. He believes nursing is a way to not only care for others, but to also deliver cutting edge information that can be used to change …