ECPI University Now Offering Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree

New Program Developed in Response to Demand for Skilled Professionals

ECPI University is pleased to announce that it is now offering a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree at its Virginia Beach campus. The curriculum focuses on core areas such as:

• Mechanical design and analysis
• Material science and manufacturing processes
• Thermal-fluid-energy sciences
• Computer aided engineering graphics and analysis
• Electro-mechanical devices
• Instrumentation and controls

“Forbes Magazine recently named Hampton Roads as the 7th ranked region in the United States for Manufacturing growth,” says ECPI University Virginia Beach Campus President Kevin Paveglio. “With the assistance of our curriculum advisory board – comprised of employers in the manufacturing sector – we have designed a program to meet the demand. This should be a win for everyone, including graduates who enter rewarding careers and the Commonwealth of Virginia which becomes more economically competitive.”

ECPI University’s curriculum prepares graduates for entry-level employment in various public and private industries in such areas as:

• Mechanical Product Design & Fabrication
• Automation & Manufacturing
• Power Generation & Plant Management
• Transportation: Vehicles & Infrastructure
• Systems Control

For more information about this program, please visit




Veterans Administration Expands Program to ECPI University

Vet Success On Campus Counselor Maureen Gibson and ECPI University Director of Military Education Bob Larned

Vet Success On Campus Counselor Maureen Gibson and ECPI University Director of Military Education Bob Larned

ECPI University‘s Virginia Beach campus is pleased to welcome Maureen Gibson, Vet Success On Campus Counselor for the Veterans Administration (VA).  The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced it is expanding the availability of services through the VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program to an additional 62 locations – bringing the number of VSOC schools across the country to 94.

This expansion triples the number of on-campus VA vocational rehabilitation counselors available to help ease Veterans’ transition to student life and assist them in achieving their educational and career goals through VA’s Post-9/11 GI Bill and other education benefit programs. The counselors maintain close relationships with local VA Vet Centers and VA medical facilities, referring Veterans as needed for counseling or medical services and providing assistance enrolling in and applying for VA benefits. Partner schools provide on-campus office space for the VA counselors.

“We are very excited about having Maureen on board,” says ECPI University Director of Military Education Bob Larned. “She’s a wealth of information and will no doubt be a tremendous asset to our military and veteran students. Being selected to host a VA campus counselor also speaks volumes as to how the Veterans Administration views ECPI University and its commitment to serving service members, past and present.”


Culinary Students Help Feed Hungry Children

KClowres2KClowres1We had a tremendous turnout of student support today at ECPI University’s School of Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of Virginia (CIV).

A team of student and faculty volunteers prepared a pre-Thanksgiving dinner for nearly 1,500 hungry children.It’s all part of CIV’s monthly commitment to the local Food Bank to provide meals to children in after-school programs. Well done!

Message From The President

Mark Low Res

Getting the most value out of your college education is a goal we have at ECPI University for each and every student. That is why ECPI University is committed to rigorous and ongoing evaluations of its programs and course content. Our academic advisory committees are comprised of industry professionals who are well-positioned to advise us when workplace requirements occur and curriculum enhancements are warranted. We have invested significant resources into classroom technology, and it clearly benefits our students. However, what makes our classroom experience and degrees valuable are the talented faculty members that make the technology and curriculum relevant. These are experienced educators with impressive real-world credentials.

The benefit to our students is clear. Employers seek out ECPI University graduates because they’ve come to expect someone who is capable and prepared to perform at a very high level. However there is one ingredient that will make you successful that you cannot learn from technology, a book, or an instructor. That is persistence. Every student will reach some hurdles both academically and personally while in school. Learning how to overcome these will give you valuable life lessons and let you achieve your goal: to graduate. Remember it’s up to you to drive for success; ECPI University can show you the path.

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” — Napoleon Hill

“Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.” — Dennis Waitley

“The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.” — James Whitcomb Riley


Mark Dreyfus