Tag: Veterans

holding hands in support, veterans mental health

Mental health care is an important and growing part of our national discussion, but did you know that mental health issues disproportionately affect over 18 million U.S. veterans and their families? The statistics are staggering. The Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD estimated that 1 in 20 of the nation’s 5 million surviving …

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

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 to earn two degrees. Roarke, …

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. …

depressed woman staring blankly out the window

Exposure to life-threatening events and violence is all too common in today’s world. PBH 346/MIL 346: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Gathering Storm introduces students to the effects of trauma on human health and relationships; specifically focusing on the effects of PTSD on individuals, families, communities, and global society. Students explore the history and prevalence …

Nursing Faculty: Mark Wahl

After spending 20 years in the Navy and retiring as a senior chief personnelman, Mark Wahl decided it was time for a change. After reading “What Color Is Your Parachute?” by Richard N. Bolles, he decided he wanted to be a registered nurse. Wahl is a faculty program director in the associate degree nursing program …

Excelsior College has been recognized as a “Best for Vets” College for the seventh consecutive year by Military Times. The eighth annual rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ comprehensive school-by-school survey of veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic achievement. “This is a recognition of Excelsior College’s commitment to meeting the …