Excelsior College Thanks Police Officers

Excelsior College Thanks Police Officers

Albany, NY — In honor of National Police Week in May celebrated in 2020 from May 10–16, Excelsior College and Pizza Hut are teaming up to deliver pizza to seven New York Police Department precincts on Thursday, May 14, as a token of appreciation for law enforcement officers.

The Excelsior College community is tremendously grateful to all law enforcement officers during these unprecedented times and thanks every police officer every day, in every way, for their important work.

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“It is an honor to provide meals to the heroes serving day in and day out on the front lines, and we are proud to be partnering with Excelsior College to serve the NYPD,” said Cristi Lockett, chief people officer, Pizza Hut US. “We want to thank the police officers who repeatedly make sacrifices for the greater good, and this is just one way we can show our appreciation during these challenging times.” Pizza Hut has had an exclusive educational partnership with Excelsior College since 2016 when Life Unboxed was launched.

This partnership offers Pizza Hut team members and their families the opportunity to continue their education at a discounted rate and to receive up to 60 college credits for Learning Zone training completed at Pizza Hut.

Excelsior College takes pride in helping to educate the workforce to meet today’s societal needs, including in the field of law enforcement.

“Excelsior College has been educating adult learners for nearly 50 years. Among our 40 online degree programs are criminal justice programs designed for working adults at the associate, bachelor’s, and master’s levels,” says James N. Baldwin, president of Excelsior College. “Thank you to NYPD on the front lines as first responders during COVID-19 and thank you to police officers across the country.”

The Excelsior College partnership with NYPD has been in place since March 2016, and there has been a total of 42 graduates since that time.

“One positive element of the COVID crisis is how it can bring people and organizations together.  A great example of this is Excelsior College, who along with their partner Pizza Hut, is supporting our members of the service, by donating pizza to commands throughout the city, says Fred Tanner, executive director of NYPD Office of Professional Development. “On behalf of the NYPD, the Office of Professional Development wants to thank Excelsior College for their continued partnership and support.”

While an in-person thank you was not possible at this time, Excelsior College and Pizza Hut hope officers can take time to rest, refuel, and know the community is thinking of them.


Thursday, May 14 at 3:00 p.m. The locations of deliveries are listed below*

  • Precinct 6: 233 West 10th NY, NY
  • Precinct 45: 2877 Barkley Ave. Bronx, NY
  • Precinct 46: 2120 Ryer Ave. Bronx, NY
  • Precinct 47: 4111 Laconia Ave. Bronx, NY
  • Precinct 76: 191 Union St. Brooklyn, NY
  • Precinct 114: 34-16 Astoria Blvd. Queens, NY
  • Precinct 121: 970 Richmond Terrace Staten Island, NY

*Members of the media who are looking to gain photos or videos for this story can reach out Alicia Jacobs for coordination of deliveries and opportunities outside of the precinct.


About Excelsior College

Excelsior College (excelsior.edu) is a regionally accredited, not-for-profit online college focused on helping adults complete their degrees and advance their careers. The college contributes to the development of a diverse, educated, and career-ready society by valuing lifelong learning with an emphasis on serving individuals historically underrepresented in higher education. Founded in 1971, Excelsior meets students where they are — academically and geographically — removing obstacles to the educational goals of adults pursuing continuing education and degree completion. Our pillars include innovation, flexibility, academic excellence, and integrity. Learn more at excelsior.edu.

Media Contact: Alicia Jacobs

Email: ajacobs@excelsior.edu

Phone: (518) 410-4624