Posts filed under "Students & Alumni"

Terri McRhoads, Always Planning for the Future

At 65, and the prospect of retirement looming, Terri McRhoads remained as vigilant as ever with planning for the future. For her, that meant a college degree. “We may retire but we don’t stop working,” says McRhoads, a business systems analyst for...  [Read More]

Commencement Stories: Kevin Fealey, Inspired to Pursue a Career in Engineering

On July 11, Excelsior College will host its annual Commencement ceremony at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany, New York. With ‘Commencement Stories’, Excelsior Life explores the personal and educational journeys of a few of this year’s outstanding graduates. Follow #ExcelsiorGrad2014 for all...  [Read More]

Commencement Stories: Nicole Ford, in the Business of Helping Others

On July 11, Excelsior College will host its annual Commencement ceremony at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany, New York. With ‘Commencement Stories’, Excelsior Life explores the personal and educational journeys of a few of this year’s outstanding graduates. Follow #ExcelsiorGrad2014 for all...  [Read More]

Commencement Stories: Lisa Miller Balances School, Life, and Work

On July 11, Excelsior College will host its annual Commencement ceremony at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany, New York. With ‘Commencement Stories’, Excelsior Life explores the personal and educational journeys of a few of this year’s outstanding graduates. Follow #ExcelsiorGrad2014 for all...  [Read More]

Commencement Stories: Lt. Jimmy J. Pavelka, A Family History of Military Service

On July 11, Excelsior College will host its annual Commencement ceremony at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany, New York. With ‘Commencement Stories’, Excelsior Life explores the personal and educational journeys of a few of this year’s outstanding graduates. LT. Jimmy J. Pavelka...  [Read More]

Commencement Stories: Nancee Berling is Defined by Her Accomplishments

On July 11, Excelsior College will host its annual Commencement ceremony at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany, New York. With ‘Commencement Stories’, Excelsior Life explores the personal and educational journeys of a few of this year’s outstanding graduates. Growing up...  [Read More]

Commencement Stories: Career Doors Opening Wide for Sarah Grant

On July 11, Excelsior College will host its annual Commencement ceremony at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany, New York. With ‘Commencement Stories’, Excelsior Life explores the personal and educational journeys of a few of this year’s outstanding graduates. Sarah Grant,...  [Read More]

Commencement Stories: Rosa Pena-Roberts Overcomes Initial Struggles to Earn an MBA

On July 11, Excelsior College will host its annual Commencement ceremony at the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany, New York. With ‘Commencement Stories’, Excelsior Life explores the personal and educational journeys of a few of this year’s outstanding graduates. Only July...  [Read More]

“Where Are They Now?” Interview with ‘Partners in Lifelong Learning’ Scholarship Awardee Heidi Blackwell

Initiated in 2008, Excelsior College’s Partners in Lifelong Learning has raised more than $430,000 benefiting more than 400 adult students in financial need from the New York Capital Region and its surrounding areas. With the seventh annual celebration scheduled for April 23,...  [Read More]

“Where Are They Now?” ‘Partners in Lifelong Learning’ Scholarship Awardee Jennie Zakrzewski

Initiated in 2008, Excelsior College’s Partners in Lifelong Learning has raised more than $430,000 benefiting more than 400 adult students in financial need from the New York Capital Region and its surrounding areas. With the seventh annual celebration scheduled for April 23,...  [Read More]

Where Are They Now? ‘Partners in Lifelong Learning’ Scholarship Awardee John Paul Ciejka

Initiated in 2008, Excelsior College’s Partners in Lifelong Learning has raised more than $430,000 benefiting more than 400 adult students in financial need from the New York Capital Region and its surrounding areas. With the seventh annual celebration scheduled for April 23,...  [Read More]

Balancing Family Responsibilities and College While Serving in the Military

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Sergeant First Class (SFC) Julian Slocum resided in Morton, Mississippi until he enlisted into the United States Army in 1999. Once in the Army, he served as a heavy equipment operator and a dental technician at multiple duty...  [Read More]

Where Are They Now? ‘Partners in Lifelong Learning’ Scholarship Awardee Gittel Helfand

Initiated in 2008, Excelsior College’s Partners in Lifelong Learning has raised more than $430,000 benefiting more than 400 adult students in financial need from the New York Capital Region and its surrounding areas. With the seventh annual celebration scheduled for April 23,...  [Read More]

“Without Excelsior, my career in health care would not have been possible”

After earning his nursing degree in 1987 from Excelsior, Dale Dayton has worked in a variety of settings within the health care industry from a staff nurse, to a nurse manager, and eventually a researcher. He was attracted to Excelsior College since...  [Read More]

Where Are They Now? ‘Partners in Lifelong Learning’ Scholarship Awardee Amanda Passaretti

Initiated in 2008, Excelsior College’s Partners in Lifelong Learning has raised more than $430,000 benefiting more than 400 adult students in financial need from the New York Capital Region and its surrounding areas. With the seventh annual celebration scheduled for April 23,...  [Read More]

PTK Scholarship Helps Student with a Career in Recovery and Healing

Excelsior College today announced Talitha Purdy, from Chenango Forks, New York as the 2013-2014 winner of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship. The merit-based scholarship is awarded to a student who has transferred to Excelsior from an academic partner institution, like Broome...  [Read More]

Watch: U.S. Representative Rigell Shares Ron Miller’s ALS Story on House Floor

Congressman Scott Rigell (VA-02) speaks from the House floor about Ron Miller’s recent graduation from Excelsior College on January 3, 2014 in a special ceremony held in Norfolk, Virginia. Read full story: Excelsior College Student with Advanced ALS Presented with Special Graduation...  [Read More]

Veteran Finds Opportunity with Education Incentive

Matthew Schwarzman grew up in Parma, Cleveland’s largest suburb until high school, when his family packed up and moved to Vermont. After graduation, he headed back to his beloved Cleveland to attend college but soon found himself drawn down a different path....  [Read More]

Excelsior College Student with Advanced ALS Presented with Special Graduation Ceremony

Excelsior College, a regionally accredited, nonprofit distance learning institution that focuses on removing obstacles to the educational goals of adult learners, today helped Ron Miller celebrate a milestone. Ron Miller, a 46-year-old ventilator-assisted resident of Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital, is completely...  [Read More]

Degree Opens Door to “Dream Job” for Veteran

Claudell Harris joined the United States Army at 20 years old, drawn to the military for many of the same reasons as others from his hometown of Houma, Louisiana (and elsewhere): a profession and money to pay for school. Throughout his ensuing...  [Read More]