ECPI University Press Releases (April 2012)

ECPI University Hosts Fundraiser for MDA

Student’s Son/Faculty Member’s Brother Inspires Campus to Raise More than $3,500

Newport News, VA – The Newport News campuses of  ECPI University and its School of Health Sciences, Medical Careers Institute, have long been dedicated to raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), as well as supplying physical therapy assistant volunteers at MDA summer camps. This year has certainly been no exception. At its April 19 Pie-in-the-Face Contest and Raffle, more than $3,500 was collected, bringing the five year total to more than $15,000.

As students, faculty and staff prepared for this year’s campaign, they did not have to look far for inspiration. That’s because muscular dystrophy has touched two members of the campus family. English Professor Melissa West lost her brother, Sean, to the disease three years ago. “At the age of sixteen, he was told that his condition would kill him within two years,” she says. “MDA was there for my mother and my family to give us information on how to help my brother and make the most out of every day.  As his condition worsened, they assisted us in filing the paperwork to provide my brother with a motorized wheelchair so that he could leave the house. They connected him with others who had the same condition, which allowed him to both give and receive encouragement throughout his life.”

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ECPI University Inducts 23 Students into Honour Society

North Charleston, SC – ECPI University recognized 23 outstanding students as they joined the ECPI University Honour Society.  These students were recognized at a ceremony on March 23rd at the ECPI University campus in North Charleston.

The Golden Key International Society emphasizes academics, leadership and service; students must achieve a 3.75 GPA to join.  The new Golden Key members are Michael Brock, William R. Ertell, Genise Keiper, Joseph McCranie, Jeffrey W. Peterson, and Michele Skukowski of Summerville; Kyle Miller,  Cassandra Moats, and Bryan Robertson of North Charleston; Ronnie Mitchum of Moncks Corner; Brandon Rinker of Charleston; J Vongsaly of Goose Creek; and Dorothy Heath of Ladson.

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