Tag: Veterans

Coast Guard Veteran Steve Carriere

Steve Carriere uses his public service degree to make a difference in emergency management

Steve Carriere’s interest in the humanitarian aspect of military service began when he joined the Coast Guard in 1989. For 27 years, he was involved in various emergency aid missions like responding to 9-11 and hurricane aftermath clean-up efforts. He found …

Melissa Burger, cybersecurity

Melissa Burger pursues higher education to improve her and her family’s lives

Full-time student, mother of four, and busy wife Melissa Burger, of Michigan, took advantage of her military benefits to return to school with Excelsior College to pursue her higher education. While going to school for an associate degree in liberal arts, which she …

Deloise Whitfled, Master of Science in Health Sciences

Deloise Whitfield plans to use her master’s degree in public health to help underprivileged communities

Deloise Whitfield’s passion is in helping other people. While in the military, she taught nutrition classes so others could better themselves, and now that she is a retired veteran working with the Department of the Army, she helps others through …

Missy Washington, Veteran

Missy Washington Uses Her Master’s in Health Care Administration to Advance in Her Career

Missy Washington says that crossing the stage at Commencement in July 2019 was one of the happiest times of her life. She not only achieved a goal of pursuing higher education, but also earned the degree that would enable her to …

Micky Brooks, Veteran military police officer

Micky Brooks uses his master’s in criminal justice to transition to a new career

After more than 20 years working as a military police officer in the Army, Micky Brooks decided it was time for a change. In 2015, Brooks began transitioning out of the Army at the same time he started pursuing a degree …

woman at computer, going back to school with GI Bill Benefits

If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, you may be wondering what’s out there for you. Where do you fit in? But the real question is how do you stand out? Maybe it’s time you showcase your talents. An education can give you unlimited opportunities to pursue a new career. At Excelsior College, …

Kaneesha Rourke, Health sciences degree alumni

.large { font-size:3rem !important; } Kaneesha Roarke somehow always knew she belonged in the health care field. She decided to pursue higher education with Excelsior College to obtain a job in this career field, and although her educational journey has contained some hard obstacles to overcome, her dedication and support from instructors has helped her …

Master of Science in Cybersecurity graduate Kathryn Rice Gillis

Katharin Rice-Gillis has had her share of tragedy—from having a grandparent murdered to losing a son—but she hasn’t let that keep her from achieving her goals. Through ups and downs, she has managed to successfully wear many hats as a sailor, mother, soldier, wife, and student, and was able to complete her educational goals as …

Eric Potvin after graduating with a bachelor of science in national security

Eric Potvin has had a long, successful career in the military. To advance in a civilian career, however, he knew he needed to further his education. That’s when he discovered Excelsior College and earned a Bachelor of Science in National Security in 2018. Potvin, originally from Middletown, Connecticut, entered the military after graduating high school. …