Tag: Degrees at Work

Terry Leonard, Criminal Investigator

Robert “Terry” Leonard’s career in law enforcement has spanned more than two decades in various capacities, from a 911 dispatcher to a criminal investigator. The knowledge he gained from earning a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Business and Management in 2015 has contributed to advancements in his work, and his passion for his career is …

James Davenport at work at the NSA

Eight-hour work days. Flexible scheduling. Daily meetings and, occasionally, working from multiple locations in a single day. Ask Excelsior College graduate James Davenport about his career, and these conventional details are part of the description. But as technology manager for applicant testing in the Office of Marketing, Outreach, and Testing at the National Security Agency …

Mark Welling’s vast and unique career has provided him with a diverse background and the experiences necessary for maintaining, repairing, and managing the production efforts needed in the Navy and civilian employments where he’s been deployed throughout his 33 years with the Navy. During those years, Welling has also never stopped learning, always pursuing his …

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When Joseph Davern was working as an electrician studying nuclear engineering technology at Excelsior College in 2010, he didn’t ever picture himself behind a dumpster performing CPR to save a heroin addict’s life. All he knew as he was continuing a college career that started two years prior at the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee Telecommunications …

The halls of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History are quiet. Nelson Torres, a 1997 BS in Liberal Arts graduate, passes by the elephant standing impressive in the rotunda. He is behind the scenes, in the shadows, but he helps ensure all the Smithsonian museums are accessible and ready for the public. Torres is …

The scene should be familiar to many Excelsior College students: Stephanie Jump is feeding her baby boy with one hand, and completing her homework on her laptop with the other. It’s 1 a.m., and she’s exhausted, but her motivation is clear. “I wanted my son to see me graduate,” she says. She completed many challenging …

The moment was pretty distinct for Terry Evans. Working in the New York State Attorney General’s fraud division in 2012, he had to make a tough phone call to a widow in Buffalo to tell her she was scammed out of $80,000 by foreign criminals. “I had to tell her her life savings was gone …