1.Excelsior College

 is a regionally accredited,
not-for-profit distance learning institution founded in 1971 focused on providing educational opportunity to adult learners.

The College initially achieved its mission to provide adult learners with a flexible and affordable pathway to a credential through the assessment of learning and the aggregation of credit earned from inside and outside the classroom. It soon added credit by examination, and students could study independently and take exams to validate their knowledge. Thirty years later, in the 2000s, the College was among the first institutions developing and offering online courses.



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The College continues to grow and evolve to meet opportunities for delivering education and the changing needs of adult learners. Our focus on student success by meeting their learning needs has led to the concept of an ecosystem that integrates all our offerings: instructor-led and self-paced courses, independent study for credit by examination, prior learning assessment, and stackable credentials. Click here to download booklet 

With our generous credit acceptance practices, learners can transfer academic credit from previous college experiences; receive credit for military and workforce training, professional licenses and certifications, CLEP, DANTES, and other approved exams; and undergo portfolio assessments of real-world experience. Undergraduate students take a Cornerstone course that equips them with the skills, resources, tools, and mindsets critical for
academic and career success, and they engage with general education career competencies throughout their degree programs. The graduate experience includes core competencies that ensure students become effective and highly ethical leaders upon earning their degrees. All students complete a culminating capstone experience to demonstrate their achievement of program outcomes.

Excelsior offers more than 40-degree programs across six areas of study: business, health sciences, liberal arts, nursing, public service, and technology. Dedicated academic advisors and faculty members foster and promote academic success as students work toward career advancement and achievement of life goals.

Excelsior comprises three schools: School of Undergraduate Studies, www.ojasfastupdates.com School of Graduate Studies, and School of Nursing.




Founded in 1971 by the New York State Board of Regents, Excelsior College was originally known as the Regents External Degree Program (REX). Initial development of the College was funded by major grants from the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation.

From 1971 until 1998, Regents College (as it became known in 1986) operated as a program of the Board of Regents (which also served as its board of trustees) and under the authority of The University of the State of New York by which degrees and diplomas were awarded during that period.

In April 1998, the Board of Regents granted the College a charter to operate as a private, nonprofit, independent institution and on January 1, 2001, Regents College changed its name to Excelsior College.

In the early 2000s, Excelsior was among the first institutions to develop and offer courses via fully online instruction.

Today, an independent board of trustees composed of prominent individuals in the fields of education, business, and the professions from across the United States governs Excelsior College, ensuring the College delivers upon the promise of its mission, vision, and values


: Emerson Electric Co. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Ferguson, Missouri, United States.[2][3][4] This Fortune 500 company manufactures products and provides engineering services for a wide range of industrial, commercial, and consumer markets.[5][6] Emerson has approximately 76,500 employees[7] and 205 manufacturing locations worldwide.[8]
: Emerson was established in 1890 in St. Louis, Missouri as Emerson Electric Manufacturing Co. by Civil War Union veteran John Wesley Emerson to manufacture electric motors using a patent owned by the Scottish-born brothers Charles and Alexander Meston. In 1892, it became the first to sell electric fans in the United States. It quickly expanded its product line to include electric sewing machines, electric dental drills, and power tools.

Emerson Electric News Flashes, WWII
During World War II, under the leadership of Stuart Symington,[9] Emerson became the world's largest manufacturer of airplane armament. Emerson ranked 52nd among United States corporations in the value of World War II military production contracts.[10] Symington went on to become the first United States Secretary of the Air Force from 1947-1950, a Democratic U.S. Senator from Missouri from 1953-1976, and a candidate for the Presidency of the United States in 1960.

In 1954, W.R. "Buck" Persons was named company president. Under his leadership, Emerson diversified its business portfolio by acquiring 36 companies. When he retired in 1973, the company had 82 plants, 31,000 employees and $800 million in sales.

In 1962, acquired United States Electrical Manufacturing Company as the U.S. Electrical Motors Division, including the brand U.S. MOTORS®.[11]

In 1968, acquired InSinkErator company.

Charles F. Knight served as CEO from 1973 to 2000, and was chairman from 1974 to 2004. His tenure was marked by development of a rigorous planning process, new product and technology development, acquisitions and joint ventures, and international growth.

David Farr has served as CEO since 2000 and as chairman since 2004.

On December 15, 1999, Emerson Electric Co, moving to boost its growth prospects, agreed to acquire Jordan Industries Inc's telecommunications equipment business for $440 million.[12]

In 2010, U.S. MOTORS® brand sold to Nidec Motor Corporation.[11]

On July 26, 2011, Emerson announced it would locate its Latin America headquarters in Sunrise, Florida.[13]

On December 1, 2016, Platinum Equity acquired Emerson Network Power business unit and rebranded it Vertiv. The acquisition included the brands: Asco, Chloride, Liebert, Netsure, and Trellis.

In July 2018, Emerson completed the purchase of Textron Tools and Test Businesses for $810 million (Including Greenlee, Klauke, HD Electric and Sherman + Reilly).[15]
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