Press Release: Women Veterans Interactive Joins with Excelsior College® to Improve Access to Education

By November 13, 2013Uncategorized

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Washington, DC — July 25, 2013 – The Women’s Veteran’s Interactive, an award winning non-profit women veterans organization has selected Excelsior College as an education partner. The partnership will support and transform the lives of women veterans members in New York, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Texas and California by improving access to associate, bachelor’s, master’s degrees, and credit bearing certificates.

Service members often have the desire and the need to go back to school after getting out of the military. This partnership makes that desire and need more affordable by offering all Women Veterans Interactive members a discounted tuition rate.

“As a Navy Veteran and recent grad student with a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit and Association Management, I truly understand the value of a quality education,” Ginger Miller, Women Veterans Interactive, CEO and Founder. “I commend Excelsior College for their efforts in ensuring that the men and women who have served and sacrificed for our country are given education at an affordable price.”

“This is the first specifically women’s veterans organization that the college has partnered with and we are very pleased to support its members through this education partnership,” said Judy Reed, Excelsior College’s director of veteran services and outreach.

Albany-based Excelsior College is an accredited, nonprofit distance education institution serving working adults. Approximately 30% of our students are active duty, with more than 10,000 active duty enrolled military personnel. Excelsior has been honored as “Top Military Friendly School” for the fifth straight year by Military Advanced Education.

Students may choose to enroll in more than 30 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and certificate programs in Business, Technology, Liberal Arts including Criminal Justice, and Health Sciences.

About Women Veterans Interactive and Excelsior College

Women Veterans Interactive

Women Veterans Interactive is an award winning nonprofit organization. Recognized by the First Lady Michelle Obama and the White House, on March 19th 2013 –when it’s founder and CEO Ginger Miller was honored as a Women Veteran Champion of Change. (WVI) is dedicated to serving and supporting women veterans and their families through Advocacy, Empowerment, Interaction, Outreach and Unification (AEIOU). Our aim is to eradicate homelessness, improve healthcare delivery, gain access to educational programs, and to develop a network of provider services to infuse a support system to restore and rebuild lives of veteran women. Since its inception in 2011, the organization has supported over 750women veterans through outreach and support programs. www.womenveteransinteractive.org.

Excelsior College

Excelsior College is a regionally 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.http://www.excelsior.edu