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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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...]

Benefits of Hydroponic Gardening

10440790_10152524017947328_280393695102622722_n“Farm-to-Table” is far from just a catch phrase these days; in many great restaurants, it’s a way of life.  Students that are exploring a career in the Culinary Arts are  putting themselves ahead of the competition by learning just how farm-to-table really works, and our new greenhouse is the perfect place to plant this foundation of learning.

If you’re considering a career in the Culinary Arts, please allow us to introduce to you the benefits of hydroponic gardening, which we are proud to say will start with our very own on-site greenhouse!

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Top 5 Websites for College Students

Sean Kear

ECPI’s comprehensive list of websites for general college advice

Your schedule is already jam packed and, while you’re already an exceptional multi-tasker, it can still be difficult staying on top of everything. You never want to take the easy way out or cut corners, but you’re always looking for the most effective and efficient ways to manage your life.  ECPI wants you to succeed and we want to help set you on the right path regardless of what stage you’re at in your college career, whether you’re just getting started or already well on your way to earning your degree.  Here are five must-see websites that are designed to help you make the most of your college experience.  [Read more...]