Federal Policy, the Election, and the Changing Ivory Tower
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

On November 5, Excelsior College President John Ebersole will take part on a Cato Institute panel exploring the impact of federal higher education policy. Visit the Cato Event page to register to attend the event in-person or view at a distance.

The Ivory Tower is changing. People want to acquire new skills more often, get degrees later in life, and do so on schedules convenient to their packed lives. In response, new options are popping up all over, including online classes, for-profit institutions, and competency-based programs. How should federal policy deal with this fast-changing landscape? And what do the midterm election results, due the night before the forum, bode for federal policy? Please join us to discuss these big questions.


Veterans: Jumpstart Your College and Career Success
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


You’re Back – What’s Next? Webinar Series

What do I need to know to be successful in college?   What is my best career path? Are my research skills at college-level?

Veterans and military transitioning back to civilian life encounter many challenges, especially those returning to school for their degree. Join Excelsior College for a webinar that addresses the most common concerns voiced by those considering college following military service. Jumpstart your college experience with Excelsior College courses that can help facilitate a successful transition to college and career.

The one-hour webinar will feature four Excelsior experts and focus on targeted topics in our two premier courses on college success: CCS 112 Success Strategies for Military and Veterans and CCS 120 EC Success Seminar and touch upon a host of topics, including:

  • Easing the transition back to academic life;
  • Get the most of your nontraditional credits, state and federal financial aid, VA benefits;
  • Self-discovery, career exploration, planning, and job search techniques;
  • Online writing lab, library, and academic support services;


Excelsior Experts:

Judy Reed, Director of Veteran Services and Outreach, Center for Military Education at Excelsior College

Maribeth Gunner, Director of Career Services, Career Center at Excelsior College.

Jennifer Hill, Distance Education Librarian and Electronic Resources Manager, Excelsior College Library

Susan Moyer, Assistant Dean, School of Liberal Arts


Excelsior College Veterans Day Reception
Nov 6 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm


This year’s Veteran Day reception, hosted by the Center for Military Education at Excelsior College, will recognize the sacrifices of our service members, veterans, and their families, and provide support to our nation’s disabled veterans and the organizations dedicated to their success.


  • Welcome (and cake!).
  • Opening remarks by Excelsior College President John Ebersole.
  • Dr. Susan Vitti, Licensed Clinical Psychologist for the Veterans Administration, will discuss the psychological and emotional consequences deployment can have for the returning veteran and their families as well as the unseen/ongoing costs to broader society.
  • Dr. Barbara Pieper, Associate Dean, School of Nursing, will provide an overview of the grant that will assist veterans in achieving a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Barbara is Principle Investigator on the grant.
  • Pat Klimkewicz, a member of the Navy Nurse Corp ,will explain her innovative faculty mentor role in the new Excelsior College Veteran BSN program.

The Center for Military Education will also collect handwritten veteran thank you cards to deliver to the Wounded Warrior Project.


Informational Panel Event about Excelsior College
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

MaryBethSign up by Monday, 11/17.

  • Meet representatives from the Admissions, Financial Aid, Veteran Education Benefits and Outreach offices from Excelsior College
  • Hear the experiences of students that have transferred from SUNY Broome to Excelsior College
    Explore financial aid opportunities
  • Learn more about reduced tuition and fees at Excelsior
  • Discover student support and career resources to help you succeed at Excelsior and beyond

Want more? Access the Event Flyer