Excelsior College’s Partners in Lifelong Learning to Honor Times Union, Deborah Onslow

PLL-Generic-Award2On Wednesday, April 23, Excelsior College will recognize the Times Union and Deborah Onslow for their commitment to education and the Capital Region community as part of the 7th annual Partners in Lifelong Learning event, to once again be held at the New York State Museum. 

Initiated in 2008, Excelsior’s Partners in Lifelong Learning Award draws attention to the importance of lifelong learning while funding scholarships for working adult students in need of financial support to complete their degrees. The event has raised more than $430,000 in its history, benefiting nearly 400 students from the Capital Region and its surrounding areas. In its history, the event has recognized the achievements of 45 individuals and organizations.

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Times Union A Commitment to the Capital Region

A subsidiary of Hearst Corporation, one of the world’s leading media companies, the Times Union will be recognized as and for its advocacy of education and community issues throughout the Capital Region. This includes its Newspapers in Education Program entitled Classroom Enrichment, which provides educators with real world teaching content and helps students understand the world around them. The Times Union also annually sponsors hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the Capital District.

“The Times Union continues to demonstrate a commitment to not only a fair and honest reporting of the news, but also to the betterment of the Capital Region,” said Excelsior College President John Ebersole. “Through its support for the local business and non-profit organizations, the Times Union has become an invaluable resource to our community, and for that we honor them.”

Deborah Onlsow – A Non-Profit Leader

Deborah Onslow, CEO, The Children’s Museum of Science and Technology, will be recognized for her leadership in the non-profit community. The mission of the museum, which is part of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), is to “instill a sense of wonder and discovery in young minds, inspiring a lifelong exploration of science and technology.”

“Throughout her career, Deborah has championed the nonprofit community in the Capital Region and helped illuminate the importance inspire the pursuit of an education,” said Ebersole.

Onlsow has previously served as interim president of the Arts Center of the Capital Region and president and general manager of WHMT Public Telecommunications.

To read the full description of this year’s honorees, visit Excelsior’s partnership page. For more information on scholarship opportunities or event registration, call 888-647-2388 (Ext. 145).

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