How One Graduate Fulfilled a Long-Deferred Dream and Set an Example for her Son

Student Success Story Keisha Swinson | ECPI UniversityIf you’ve ever wondered if persistence pays, look no further than Keisha Swinson. Her journey began on August 19, 1997. That’s when her son, Jaray, was born. It was also the day she was to begin college. “I was grateful to have my blessing from God but I really thought it was over for my dream of being a college graduate,” says Keisha.

A couple years later, Keisha decided she would try juggling school with motherhood and a fulltime job. She wanted to be a nurse. It was manageable, but once she realized nursing was not her true calling, she left school. She tried studying business, but after job changes sent her from Greensboro to Fayetteville to Durham, the starts and stops at community colleges became burdensome and frustrating. [Read more...]

ECPI University Graduates and Students Meet with Texas Instruments

Student Ryan Rosenstock offers test taking tips to classmates.

Student Bryan Rosenstock offers test taking tips to classmates.

Texas Instruments' Darrell Krummee reviews a student's resume.

Texas Instruments’ Darrell Krummee reviews a student’s resume.

Tech Giant Returns to Campus Searching for New Employees

Texas Instruments (TI) is back on campus with ECPI in Virginia Beach. This marks the third time in the past year that the Fortune 200 Company has come to meet ECPI University’s soon-to-be graduates. TI has become a victim of its own success. Even with more than 35,000 employees in 35 countries and 100,000 customers, the tech giant continues to grow. Also, the average tenure for the company’s technicians is 20 years, so it’s clear that they are very happy but many are beginning to retire. [Read more...]