Tag: Degrees at Work

Yolanda Johnson, Master of Health Sciences

Yolanda Johnson treats the individual, not just their disease

How would Yolanda Johnson change the world? Most people could make the case that she’s already changed it for the better in her work as a program director at an addiction care center. Johnson will tell you her dream is to do more, “to work to …

Kelly Garrett

Kelly Garrett helps educate the next generation of emergency management professionals

Emergency management professionals are tasked with the difficult job of organizing and managing support efforts following natural disasters so that survivors have access to food, water, shelter, clothing, and transportation. As director of the Emergency Management Professional Program at the Emergency Management Institute—housed within …

Robert Gorhum, IT Manager

Rob Gorhum Combines Resilience and Multiple Degrees to Thrive in Career

Rob Gorhum has held many jobs throughout his life and been faced with many personal obstacles, all of which have prepared him to be ready for whatever comes his way. His tenacity coupled with three degrees from Excelsior College, has helped him to excel …

Kimberly Haley Encourages Disabled Veterans to Get Ahead in Life

Kimberly Haley wants to help people excel and move forward in their careers and lives. In her job with the New York State Department of Labor, she helps disabled veterans in a variety of ways, from finding a job that best fits them, to teaching …

Nicole Lopez, US Deputy Marshall

Nicole Lopez Uses Her Master’s in Criminal Justice in Her Role as a U.S. Deputy Marshal

When she was young, Nicole Lopez drew a picture of herself as a police officer. She made the vision a reality years later, when at 21, she became a border protection officer with the Department of Homeland Security. Two …

Jesse Bradley’s Technology Degree Helps Him Do a Job that Effects People’s Lives

When we’re young, many of us don’t know what we want to be when we grow up. Not true for Jesse Bradley. Bradley knew he wanted to be an electronics technician when he was in high school and enlisted in the Coast …

Katherine Gallo at work at Northwell Health

Kathleen Gallo Uses Multiple Skills to Succeed in Her Career

Kathleen Gallo of Ridgefield, Connecticut, never thought about being a nurse when she was younger. Her plan was to become a successful businesswoman. As her best friend pursued nursing, Gallo started to follow the same path and soon discovered she enjoyed nursing’s independent work and …

Walter Were, BS in Liberal Arts grad

When Walter Were was young, he wanted to be a successful businessman and community leader when he grew up. Were says his definition of “success” doesn’t equal the material possessions he’s acquired, but rather how well he can answer the question: “What is your contribution to society?” The 2005 Excelsior graduate has contributed much as …

Christine Robinson-Cooley, 25 year career in criminal justice

Christine Robinson-Cooley remembers looking through her older brother’s criminal justice books when he was in college and liking the information. She says from that point, she was sure she would follow his path into the criminal justice field—which is exactly what she did. A Storied Career in Criminal Justice Robinson-Cooley, of Rensselaer, New York, is …

Joanna Lew, nuclear engineering technology degree alum at her workplace, Exelon

Some degrees provide students a start toward a desired profession. Others provide employees in-depth enhancement of knowledge and training necessary to advance in their current careers. Take Excelsior College graduate, Joanna Lew. The Pennsylvania native was a nuclear operator for nearly seven years when she considered adding to her higher education credentials. Working at one …