ECPI University Press Releases: Virginia Beach, VA

ECPI University to Offer Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree

New Program Developed in Response to Demand for Skilled Professionals


Virginia Beach, VA – ECPI University is pleased to announce that it is now offering a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology degree at its Virginia Beach campus. The curriculum focuses on core areas such as:

• Mechanical design and analysis

• Material science and manufacturing processes

• Thermal-fluid-energy sciences

• Computer aided engineering graphics and analysis

• Electro-mechanical devices

• Instrumentation and controls

“Forbes Magazine recently named Hampton Roads as the 7th ranked region in the United States for Manufacturing growth,” says ECPI University Virginia Beach Campus President Kevin Paveglio. “With the assistance of our curriculum advisory board – comprised of employers in the manufacturing sector – we have designed a program to meet the demand. This should be a win for everyone, including graduates who enter rewarding careers and the Commonwealth of Virginia which becomes more economically competitive.”

ECPI University’s curriculum prepares graduates for entry-level employment in various public and private industries in such areas as:

• Mechanical Product Design & Fabrication

• Automation & Manufacturing

• Power Generation & Plant Management

• Transportation: Vehicles & Infrastructure

• Systems Control

For more information about ECPI University's Mechanical Engineering Technology degree, please visit


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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Mobile Apps Workshop to Help Students Learn Technology from Ground Up

Program Will Guide Students in Basics to Latest Innovations 

Helping students learn and use mobile apps in their studies and everyday lives will be the focus of an upcoming summer workshop. What mobile apps are, where the technology is headed and how to design and develop from conception to publishing are the focal points of the free-to-students program. Participants also will be schooled in Mobile Game Design, the latest technology associated with mobile apps, along with new developments in augmented reality and wearable computing.

ECPI University in association with the City of Chesapeake and the Chesapeake Technology Business Consortium (CTBC) will hold the Mobile Apps workshop for 34 Chesapeake Public Schools middle and high school students from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. on June 24-27th at Chesapeake Central Public Library at 298 Cedar Road. The media is welcome to attend.

Gerry White, Associate Dean of Academic Technology and Department Head of Arts & Sciences at ECPI University and licensed Apple developer, is the instructor of the Mobile Apps workshop. The school will provide students with MacBook Airs - small, thin laptops with enough memory and processing speed to handle the graphics and app development environments.

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