ECPI is a student centered school. Many of those students are military and ECPI was recognized in 2010 with the prestigious PRO Patria Award. The Pro Patria Award is presented annually by the Employer Support of the Guard Reserve (ESGR) Committee to employers who have provided the most exceptional support of the national defense through leadership practices and personnel policies that support their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.
According to Captain Fred Berck, retired United States Naval Reserve and the ESGR Tidewater Area Chair, “the ‘Pro Patria’ translates from Latin as ‘For the Nation.’ Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s National Guard and Reserve units.”
The honor is the highest a state committee can award. It rates higher than the Above and Beyond, Seven Seals and My Boss is a Patriot awards. ECPI was selected as one of three awardees from approximately 1,000 nominations.
Mark Dreyfus, President of ECPI accepted the award on behalf of all ECPI campuses saying, “it’s a small sacrifice for the school in comparison to the sacrifices being made by our military personnel and their families.”
Other recent awards recognizing ECPI’s work with the military include:
- Military Advanced Educations’ 2010-2011 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities
- G.I. Job Military Friendly School for 2011 (top 15% of schools nationwide)