Alumni Advisory Board
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Danny Scott, AS ’01, BS ’02, was re-elected to the board and will serve as secretary through 2013. A two-time graduate of Excelsior College, Mr. Scott earned his AS degree from Excelsior with honors in 2001 and his BS degree in 2002, cum laude. Continuing his educa- tion at Troy State University, he completed his MS in human resources management in 2004. He is PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certified and a federally certified EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) counselor. Currently President of DLOS Inc., Scott retired from the U.S. Navy after 14 years, ending his career as a surface force independent duty corpsman. He has a long history of community service with signifi- cant commitments to the Red Cross, Tuscaloosa Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), Fleet Retired Association (FRA), Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Special Olympics of Florida. He was a contributing author for the book, Century of War, based upon personal accounts of twentieth century war experiences from World War II to Desert Storm. In 2006, he was awarded the C. Wayne Williams Alumni Award in recognition of his outstanding public service and community involvement.
Kadidia Doumbia, BS ’85, traveled back to Africa after graduating from Excelsior to attend the School of Business Executives of the Ivory Coast and obtained a graduate degree in business administration. Her experiences include being president of one of the largest women’s associations of West Africa, the International Women’s Association of the Ivory Coast, whose main goals include education and the health of women and children. She was also appointed head of the Communication Commission for Amnesty International’s Women’s Network in the Ivory Coast.
JoAnne Ellsworth, BA ’87, earned an MA from the University of Phoenix. Currently, she is an academic counselor at Cochise College and for the past ten years has been an adjunct faculty member in the General Studies, Education and Counseling Departments at the University of Phoenix, Tucson Campus. Her work experience includes being a middle school teacher and counselor as well as a high school counselor. She has worked directly with military students, an area of special interest for her.
Shannon McMillan, AS ’07, BS ’09, was accepted into the Unrestricted Line Officer designation, allowing him the opportunity to climb to the pinnacle of Navy ranks. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (five), the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Award, and the Robert P. Mahoney Award from Excelsior College.
Jack Bailey, AS ’95, served on the AAB for four years, including one year as its president.
Catherine R. Coverston, BS ’87, concluded her second and final term on the AAB. During her tenure, she served on the nominating and by-laws board committees.
Ana Maria Tapia de Mitchell, BS ’06, served on the AAB for one year.