Alumni: 84,000   Students: 17,000

Jacki Hannon ’15

Jacki Hannon

Jacki Hannon ’15
Craft Beer and High End Manager
Eagle Beverage

Why did you choose Empire State College? What do you think is the best thing about the college?
I chose ESC as it was the only school that worked with my busy lifestyle. I diligently pursued my degree while working full time, as a business owner and single mom. I found other students like me, adults, struggling to fit it all in, a great community at my center and at conferences. I loved it so much I am currently pursuing my MBA at Empire.

How did Empire State College help you shape your personal and professional goals?
It was the right school for me. I could connect without having to be on campus daily.

What is your career highlight or proudest career moment to date?
I hosted a conference for business women with like minded business owners in Syracuse with great results.

What advice would you give to a current Empire State College student?
CONNECT! Connect! Connect! Make friends with online classmates, attend conferences, make residencies part of your plan.

Why do you give back to Empire State College?
I am grateful for everyone at Empire and want others to benefit.

Anything else you would like to share with fellow alumni and students?
Make connections! Have fun! Know you are not alone and that you can do this no matter what!