Tag: Degrees at Work

Denette Buenrostro, Associate Degree in Nursing Graduate

Denette Buenrostro used her nursing degree as a springboard to a successful business career

Denette Buenrostro of San Antonio, Texas, is an RN and entrepreneur dedicated to improving the lives of others. She owns two medical-related businesses, Epicc Vascular and Blue Horizons Healthcare, and is in the process of growing the Buenrostro Cosmetics company …

Steve Marciano, 2018 bachelor of science in health sciences grad

Steven Marciano’s business background helps him thrive in his career in nursing administration

2018 Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences graduate Steven Marciano, of Tampa Bay, Florida, is the manager of business operations at Saint Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, where he oversees and provides business support to 17 nursing units throughout the hospital. Although …

Christopher Johnson, Director of Cybersecurity Operations Center

Christopher Johnson’s diverse job history leads to his dream career

  Christopher Johnson’s pathway to becoming the director of the Cybersecurity Operations Center at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) was not straight or fast. Johnson took some classes here and there to pursue his education and also landed a few different jobs—one with the U.S. …

Dustin Van Dame at EPCE Powerplant

Dustin Van Dame uses his degrees to protect his company’s IT infrastructure

Like many millennials, Dustin Van Dame, of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, grew up with the MS-DOS computer operating system, which is where his love of computers developed. He spent 10 years in the Navy, but it was his interest in technology that led him into …

Thomas Drake, Criminal Investigator

Thomas Drake has spent more than 22 years serving his community Criminal investigation is not like the popular television show “Law and Order.” “Nothing happens in an hour. You don’t get the complaint and then an hour later get the conviction,” says criminal investigator Thomas Drake. The actual events may even be more exciting, too. …

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 …

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 …