Excelsior College Walks with Team UNBROKEN in New York City Veterans Day Parade

Albany, New York—Excelsior College is proud to walk in the New York City Veterans Day Parade on November 11 with the courageous men and women of Team UNBROKEN.

Team UNBROKEN is an adaptive adventure racing team comprising combat-wounded veterans as well as civilians with life-altering injuries or illness. They competed for the first time together in 2019 for the “World’s Toughest Race” featured on Amazon.

“Team UNBROKEN is honored to be participants in this year’s NYC Veterans Day Parade,” said retired Command Sgt. Maj. Gretchen Evans, founder of Team UNBROKEN and trustee of Excelsior College. “Team UNBROKEN believes that disabilities do not define who we are or what we can accomplish. We race and advocate to demonstrate to others like us that what is within us is stronger than anything in our way.”

Named a “Best for Vets” school 11 times and with more than 72,000 alumni who are military servicemembers and veterans, Excelsior College has a strong military and veteran alumni community and student population. Veterans and military students represent 51 percent of Excelsior’s student population. Some Excelsior alumni who are veterans are walking with Team UNBROKEN in the parade.

“Excelsior students demonstrate a grit and determination that speaks to the fortitude showcased by Team UNBROKEN,” said David Schejbal, president of Excelsior College. “We are honored to support the team and walk beside them as we honor all veterans.”

The parade will take place on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, stepping off between noon and 12:30 pm ET. Parade details: https://parade.uwvc.org/parade-update/

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Erin Coufal, ecoufal@excelsior.edu, 518-608-8498


Excelsior College is an 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.