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Newport News Campus Adds Software Development Degree

Newport News, VA – ECPI University is pleased to announce that it is now offering a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Software Development at its Newport News campus.

The curriculum emphasizes teaching students how to write and maintain source code and become knowledgeable in the planning and structured process involved with software development. They are also instructed on how to develop efficient and scalable programs, mobile and web applications, and cloud-based software using languages and technologies such as Java, C#, Objective-C, Python, iOS, Android, jQuery, Google App Engine, BigTable, and MongoDB.

Building upon ECPI's tradition of providing an interactive, application-based education, graduates of this program are prepared to:

  • Develop desktop, mobile, web, and cloud applications
  • Integrate with relational databases like Oracle and MySQL, and non-relational databases like BigTable (used by Google) and MongoDB (used by Foursquare)
  • Design and implement RESTful web services
  • Apply information assurance knowledge to the design of secure applications
  • Deploy applications through thin clients (computer programs which depends heavily on another computer or server to fulfill its traditional computational roles)
  • Use professional software development tools and source code management systems


Massage Therapy Students Receive Professional Sports Massage Experience from the Washington Redskins

Richmond, Va. – ECPI University’s School of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute (MCI), teamed up with the Washington Redskins to invite students to provide massage therapy to players throughout the team’s three week training camp in Richmond, Va.

“This opportunity provides real-life sports massage scenarios that many students want to explore,” MCI Massage Therapy Program Director Edward Simpson said. “Professional athletes are physically very different. Their muscles can be very well defined and tend to be larger. Students have the opportunity to make connections between their work and the body parts they are trying to address visually and kinesthetically.”

MCI students are working side-by-side with Redskins athletic trainers, physical therapist, and doctors to provide the highest quality of massage therapy to the entire team.

“We are honored MCI students are offering massage therapy to our athletes,” said Redskins Head Athletic Trainer, Larry Hess. “We are thrilled to assist students in achieving their professional goals by providing them a unique learning experience and the ability to work directly with our players.”

MCI’s educational program, as well as the partnership with the Redskins and the team’s top-notch medical staff, is designed specifically to facilitate professional growth and hands-on experience for their students.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said MCI student Candace Donald. “To work on world-class athletes with the kind of muscle mass and definition these players possess offers us an incredible learning opportunity.”


50-Something to Graduate and Address Commencement at ECPI University

Gulf War Veteran to Speak on Second Chances, Opportunity and Finding Inspiration

“Life is all about second chances, sometimes third; the most important thing to remember is to take full advantage of every opportunity that is given to you.”

William “Burt” Evans Jr. will deliver this advice as part of his address to fellow students - many half his age - at ECPI University’s graduation at Chrysler Hall at 5 p.m.  Saturday, June 22. Evans should know.

After graduating high school in 1980, he attended college for a couple of years, but decided to join the Navy to serve his country. He spent four years as a radioman in the Gulf War, taking college courses when he could. After his first tour, he returned to civilian life and worked as an office supply company sales representative before missing the service and rejoining the Navy. His second tour ended abruptly when his wife passed away, leaving him with their two young children.

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