Tag: Magazine

Keith W. Wilson

Nyquist Leadership Series event considers how communities can streamline support for military veterans Keith W. Wilson, of the Army’s Soldier for Life program, encourages communities to establish a network of services for veterans. Photo: Jason Hughes With about 200,000 servicemembers leaving the military each year, opportunity exists to ensure veterans make a smooth transition to …

How Embracing Your Innate Creativity Could Be Just the Lift You Need For all its artsy, free-flowing connotations, “creativity” can be a little intimidating, especially when it comes to the workplace. In recent years, it’s become hard not to notice the word has grown into a trendy, business world, catch-all concept with experts touting the …

Scott Dolan

Dean, School of Graduate Studies Scott Dolan was named dean of the School of Graduate Studies in May 2019, after serving as associate dean of graduate studies. He joined Excelsior College in 2014 as director of assessment and program evaluation for all the degree programs in the former School of Business & Technology and was …

Akila Sooriyabandara

Logging more than 29 hours on planes, trains, and automobiles, Akila Sooriyabandara has the distinct honor of being the student who traveled the farthest to attend Excelsior’s 48th Annual Commencement Ceremony in Albany, New York, in July 2019. However, Sooriyabandara’s truly epic trip from his hometown of Kadawatha, Sri Lanka, an island country located off …

Rosendo Ramos

When Rosendo Ramos began looking for a bachelor’s program in electrical engineering technology, he knew he wanted to enroll in an ABET-accredited program. He also knew he wanted to pursue his degree online. That was two factors in Excelsior’s favor. The third factor was a nostalgic one: Excelsior was the name of a junior college …

Rex reports

To maintain open communication with alumni and students in the early years of the College, the Rex Reports newsletter—Rex for Regents External Degree Program —began in spring 1976. In the first issue, Director Donald J. Nolan called Rex Reports an “extra effort” meant to make communication between students, faculty, and administrators more seamless. Published four …

Handshake

Excelsior partners with community colleges to keep associate degree students at their college for one more year, giving them a break on the cost of a bachelor’s degree