Military Education Day, Saturday, September 10, 2011

ECPI University, including its School of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute, and its School of Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of Virginia, will host a Military Education Day at its five Hampton Roads campus locations on Saturday, September 10, 2011, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission to the event is free and open to active-duty, reservists, National Guard, veterans and dependents.

Neil McNulty a former Marine Corps infantry officer and founder of McNulty Management Group, a military career and transition management firm, will speak at the 10 a.m. session at ECPI in Virginia Beach and the 1 p.m. session at ECPI in Newport News. McNulty has over a quarter century experience in military transition, he is a top military career consultant and a best-selling author. As an expert in military transition, he will discuss using education to build upon current or previous military experience to optimize career potential.

“ECPI has served the military for 45 years,” said Bob Larned, Executive Director of Military Education at ECPI University. “We understand the unique needs of the military.” ECPI is a Yellow Ribbon Participating School and its programs are approved for veteran’s benefits and tuition assistance.  ECPI was recognized in 2010 by G.I. Jobs in the top fifteen percent of military friendly schools nationally.

Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the campuses, meet with faculty and staff, see the hands-on learning environment, and explore future career education goals in the technology, business, criminal justice, medical and culinary arenas. Prospective students will learn how they can earn a bachelor’s degree in 2.5 years or an associate’s in 1.5 years through ECPI’s convenient year-round online and on-campus schedule.

Military Education Day locations include:

  • ECPI University, 5555 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach
  • Medical Careers Institute, 5501 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach
  • Culinary Institute of Virginia, 2428 Almeda Avenue, Norfolk
  • ECPI University, 1001 Omni Boulevard, Suite 100, Newport News
  • Medical Careers Institute, 1001 Omni Boulevard, Suite 200, Newport News

For Military Education Day details or to RSVP, call 866-499-0336 or visit our Military pages.

Book Drive to Assist in Homeless Job Training

The Up Center’s Up Center Books program needs books to continue offering its job training program for homeless and low income adults. To meet this need, the agency is launching a corporate book drive in conjunction with the United Way’s Day of Caring.

The donated books, CDs and DVDs are used to run a real business while providing on-the-job training. Trainees learn skills such as data entry, customer service, and warehouse management when they sell the donated materials on popular online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon. One hundred percent of Up Center Books revenue supports the training program, which provides a pathway out of poverty by teaching basic job and life skills that will enable trainees to succeed in the future.

Nu Delta Sigma Chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association, at ECPI University’s Virginia Beach campus, is hosting a book drive. To donate, please take books to the designated box located in the library by September 15. Donors may obtain receipts for donations at the library’s main desk.

For more information on The Up Center, call 757.623.1119 or online at

Six ECPI Students Awarded Imagine American Promise Scholarships

The Imagine America Promise scholarship program assists students who are currently attending participating Imagine America colleges by way of the Imagine America high school scholarship. It is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships for education, research and training support for the career college sector.

With exceptional grades to show a commitment to their program of study, The Imagine America Promise scholarship provides $500 cash grants towards student’s schooling.

In Richmond, six ECPI University students were selected to receive the 2010 Imagine America Promise Scholarship.  These students are:

  • Shantelle Giles, ECPI – Innsbrook,  Bachelor of Science in CIS Web Development
  • Denina Jackson , ECPI – Innsbrook, Bachelor of Science in CIS Web Development
  • Charles Kratzert, ECPI – Innsbrook, Bachelor of Science in CIS Network Security
  • Israel Velazquez III, ECPI – Innsbrook, Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology
  • Kiera Hardy, ECPI – Moorefield, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Sam Walker, ECPI – Moorefield, Bachelor of Science in CIS Web Development

To date, the Foundation has provided nearly $600,000 in grants, which have supported more than 700 continuing career college students.

Relay for Life: A Good Time for a Good Cause

It isn’t a surprise that many of the schools of ECPI University are actively involved in the community supporting many causes and events. Such was the case over the weekend of June 3 and 4 at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. Over 25 staff and students of ECPI volunteered to support Relay for Life and raise funds to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Students from the medical assisting and LPN programs of Medical Careers Institute took vital signs while massage students gave chair massages. The group surpassed their fundraising goal of $1500 with a $1718 donation to the American Cancer Society. “Our students really learned from this experience of giving back to the community and look forward to participating again next year,” commented Gloria Hicks, Director of Student Affairs.

Tim Wilson: Real Student. Real Story.

We hear so many great success stories from our students and graduates. We wanted to share one that appeared on the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) YouTube page. APSCU is a voluntary membership organization of accredited, private, postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities that provide career-specific educational programs.

Tim shares his story of transitioning from the Navy and his goals for the future.