ECPI University Press Releases: Newport News, VA

ECPI University Announces Campus Discovery Day

Learn How Industry-Driven Curriculum Transforms Education and Career Prospects

Virginia Beach, VAECPI University, including its School of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute, is pleased to announce Campus Discovery Day open houses to be held at all campus locations throughout Hampton Roads on Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • See exciting interactive demonstrations
  • Tour the campuses
  • Meet with faculty and staff
  • Observe the hands-on learning environment
  • Explore future career education goals in the technology, business, criminal justice and medical arenas

Prospective students will learn how they can earn a Bachelor’s degree in 2.5 years or an Associate’s in 1.5 years through ECPI’s convenient year-round schedule.

ECPI’s Online Education campus will also be participating in Campus Discovery Day by phone and through Live Chat sessions from 10am to 4pm. This will enable those interested in pursuing an online degree to interact with the online campus team.

For more information about Campus Discovery Day, please visit

Hampton Roads campus locations include:

  • ECPI University, 5555 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach
  • MCI, 5501 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach
  • ECPI University, 1001 Omni Boulevard, Suite 100, Newport News
  • MCI, 1001 Omni Boulevard, Suite 200, Newport News



ECPI University Graduation Set for June 15

Nearly 900 Newport News-Based Students to Receive Degrees

Newport News, VAECPI University and its School of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute, is pleased to announce the graduation of 895 students on Friday, June 15. Commencement will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Hampton University’s Convocation Center.  Attendance is by invitation only.

Graduates will be receiving their associate and bachelor degrees in a variety of fields from the University’s Schools of Technology, Health Science, Business and Criminal Justice.  Nationally, according to Community College Week, ECPI University ranks 2nd in associate degrees awarded in computer/information science and support services, 4th in engineering technologies and 25th in registered nursing.  It also ranks 6th in the nation for associate degrees awarded to African-American students.

Media wishing to cover commencement may contact ECPI’s Director of Communications, David Brandt at 757-404-2032.


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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