ECPI University Military Student Spotlight

DuboseLaWanda DuBose grew up in the tiny town of Bunnlevel, North Carolina. At age 19, she was ready for a change and joined the Army. She left with high expectations, ones she placed on herself and those that came from her grandmother. “My grandmother raised me and she is my hero,” says LaWanda.

Almost immediately, LaWanda realized that she had made a very smart decision. “I love the military and I love my uniform,” she says. “There’s a camaraderie that just cannot be beat, a group of soldiers working together toward a common goal.” Currently a Sergeant and married to a Sergeant First Class, she is very content with the life she has built. However, a few years ago, she decided she wanted to reach a little further and earn a college degree with an eye on becoming an officer. “When I called my grandmother and told her about my plans, she was so proud!”

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Computer Simulation Technology Careers – A Bright Future

How ECPI University Uses Computer Simulation Technology to Prepare Students for the Real Thing

DSCN0283There is little doubt – this is an exciting time to be both a student and a teacher. With rapid advances in technology, it seems new opportunities pop up most every day – opportunities to enhance learning and develop important skills. As an institution dedicated to educational excellence, ECPI University has long been a leader in classroom and online technology. Computer Simulation Technology is no exception.

“The latest wave of advancements began with the evolution of tablets, apps, and headsets like Google Glass,” says ECPI University Associate Dean of Academic Technology Gerry White. “Given the significant improvements in software development, we can now use these technologies to simulate experiences that help students learn the skills they will need in the real world. While computer simulation technology is an imitation of real world scenarios, they look more and more real every day.” [Read more...]

Military Spotlight

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By David DeWalt, BS Network Security Management Student, Columbia Campus

Oftentimes you hear about people who join the military for the sole reason of serving their country and being a part of history. That wasn’t my story. I was going to be a father and wanted to provide for my family in a positive way, so I enlisted to do just that. But what started as a young boy determined to find a means to an end, quickly turned into a young man determined to seek excellence from himself and those around him. It was in the Army that I first heard the quote by Carl Rogers that says, “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” After hearing this, I decided that if I was nothing else in this life, I would seek a lifestyle of learning. [Read more...]

Mechatronics: The Future is Here

Mechatronic machines are all over the place. From your car’s memory-adjust seats to your computer’s hard drive to your coffee maker, they are intertwined with our daily activities. So, while the term may be unfamiliar, why not take a few moments and learn a little about this fascinating  field? It could change your life. The fact is that,  mechatronic technology is one of the great engineering breakthroughs of the past few decades. So, if you plan to study engineering at ECPI University, consider a concentration in mechatronics. [Read more...]

8 Things You Never Knew About the Fourth of July

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What you probably didn’t know

For some people, the Fourth of July evokes feelings of patriotism and pride in our country and armed forces – for others, picnics, barbecues and fireworks displays.  The holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which formally declared our Independence from Great Britain.  While that may seem like commonplace knowledge to many, here are some interesting facts that you probably don’t know about America’s favorite holiday: [Read more...]