Employers Turn Out Big for Campus Job Fair

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If you’ve ever wondered what employers think of ECPI University graduates, you need look no further than today’s job fair at the Virginia Beach campus. Fifty-three employers set up booths on three floors, all looking to meet ECPI graduates or those soon to be graduating. With more than 200 students/graduates in attendance, there was ample opportunity for everyone to get plenty of “face-time” with each employer. Congrats to Director of Career Services Gina Cassidy and her team for a job well done.

Physical Therapy Assistant Students Volunteer for MDA Camp

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A big hand of applause for our Physical Therapy Assistant Students on the Newport News campus who volunteered for MDA camp in Wakefield, Virginia. Twenty five faculty and students volunteered to help with activities, contests, swimming, and skits for children with Muscular Dystrophy.

Bookstore Announces Contest Winner

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Congratulations to Ashley Propst, a Healthcare Administration student on the Virginia Beach campus, who won the bookstore’s t-shirt design contest. Her creation reminds everyone about importance of HIPAA education. “Health information privacy is tremendously important in today’s healthcare environment,” she says. “We had a recent graduate who was selected for a position purely based on her extensive HIPAA knowledge. She was my inspiration!”

MDA Chili Cook Off

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Faculty Member Kitty Sheets serves up a bowl for Network Security Student Nicodemus Acosta.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Faculty Member Kitty Sheets serves up a bowl for Network Security Student Nicodemus Acosta.

 

1st Place Winner Bridgette Carstens, 2nd Place Winner Ken Jaco, and 3rd Place Winner Rhonda Double.

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We are so proud of our Newport News Physical Therapy Assistant students and faculty who kicked off their annual campaign to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Today’s fundraising event: The Great Chili Cook-Off!  We had 14 contestants who submitted their culinary creations to be reviewed by a panel of judges. The rest was sold to eager staff, faculty, students and more than $1,300 was raised for MDA. More events and more dollars to come!

Mother’s Illness Inspires Northern Virginia Grad to Care for Others

Six years ago, Kathy Mullen’s mother became severely ill. Upon release from the hospital, she and her siblings would play a major role in their mother’s recovery. “We were taught things like how to administer medication and change a PICC line,” says Kathy. “The whole experience really piqued my interest in medicine, but I didn’t act on it right away.”

The thought of a career change continued to seep into her thoughts. As a legal transcriber, her job would frequently take her up and down I-66 in Northern Virginia…right by ECPI’s Manassas campus. “Each time I glanced over, I would get this feeling that somehow we were connected,” she says. “I know it sounds silly, but I have felt a real connection to ECPI for the longest time. One day, two years ago, I couldn’t drive by without stopping. It was like God was telling me, ‘Kathy, it’s time.’ I turned to my kids, who were in the car that day, and told them, I needed to make a stop.”
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