Students & Alumni Archive

“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...

“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...

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...

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....

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Retired Navy Officer Earns Service Medals and a College Degree
Over the course of a 30 year military service career, retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Shawn T. McMahon was honored with a Meritorious...

Unconventional Educational Journey Brings Unique Experiences to the Classroom
John Parsons, Excelsior College Class of ‘89 graduate and a staff sergeant in the Air Force, thought he would never attain a college degree....

Excelsior Graduates Share Milestones and a Career Path
Two graduates of Excelsior’s Class of 2013 have more than a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree in common. Their friendship started at Clinton...

Excelsior Grad Co-Authors Book on Technology in the Classroom and Student-Centered Teaching
In 2011, Excelsior College graduate John W. Tanner earned a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies with concentrations in literature and computer science. As...

Excelsior College Student Exudes Optimism Despite ALS
In January 2013, Excelsior Life featured Ron Miller, an Excelsior College student teaching the meaning of drive, determination and never giving up despite ALS....

Chris Mattura: Coaching and Career Prospects Limited Without A College Degree
From the age of 12, Chris Mattura understood the concept of hard work, walking dogs and delivering dry cleaning throughout his neighborhood for pay...

Excelsior College Awards First Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship to Nursing Student
Excelsior College offers a variety of scholarships based on financial need, specific degree programs, and scholarships for servicemembers. Recently the college added a Phi...

Graduate of Excelsior College selected for Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program in Japan
Major Phillip Dobberfuhl, USAF (BS ’01), is one of ten individuals who recently began a one-year  Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program in Japan.   The Fellowship...