When Darryl Stocks arrived for this first class at ECPI University, he was a man on a mission. A retired Petty Officer First Class, he was focused on one thing: get in and get out. But it wasn’t quite that simple. He had tried college many years ago, first in the early 80s. Throughout his naval career he took some classes at different points but never finished his degree.
In August of last year, he enrolled at ECPI University’s Virginia Beach campus to earn his Associate of Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. “I was like ‘wow, back in college again,” says Darryl. “I was little unsure at first. There were certain classes like English that always seemed to give me trouble but I started going to the Writing Assistance Center and it made all the difference. I have to give a lot of credit to Mrs. Tracy Jewett. She was so helpful and proactive. I started making A’s. I had never made A’s in English before!” [Read more...]