A 40-Year Milestone

A 40-Year Milestone:
 Excelsior College ‘Partners’ to be Honored for Supporting Roles in Building Cutting-Edge Higher Ed for Working Adults

 Albany, NY (March 27, 2012) – Excelsior College’s unique 40-year impact on higher education will be celebrated at Excelsior’s annual “Partners in Lifelong Learning”  scholarship event on Thursday, April 19 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the New York State Museum.

The event recognizes a second group of 20 regional leaders whose personal and professional commitments have helped grow the College into a leading nonprofit distance learning institution focused on working adult students. The first 20 Partners were honored in 2011.

Tickets may be purchased from Excelsior’s Office of Development at (518) 464-8539, or by emailing mstryker@excelsior.edu.

Excelsior’s ‘Partners’ are posted on Excelsior College’s website.

“This event continues our recognition of Excelsior’s national impact over four decades,” said Cathy Kushner, vice president for Institutional Advancement. “We appreciate the individuals and organizations right here in the Capital Region who have enriched our efforts and enhanced our success. Our partners have displayed remarkable dedication to ensuring that adult learners have access to excellence in higher education.”

Excelsior has grown to include a student population of more than 33,000 distance learners, approximately 15,000 of whom are members of the military and veterans. The college now has more than 140,000 alumni worldwide.

Excelsior College http://www.excelsior.edu is an accredited, nonprofit distance learning institution that focuses on removing obstacles to the educational goals of adult learners. Founded in 1971 and located in Albany, NY, Excelsior is a proven leader in the assessment and validation of student knowledge. It offers more efficient and affordable access to degree completion through multiple avenues: its own online courses and college-level proficiency examinations, and the acceptance in transfer of credit from other colleges and universities as well as recognized corporate and military training programs. Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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