ECPI University Press Releases

Veteran Students Host Tournament to Benefit Wounded Warriors and Lowcountry Food Bank

North Charleston, SCECPI University’s Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter in North Charleston will host The Lowcountry Pride Charity Softball Tournament at Summerville’s Jerry Blackwell Sports Complex March 1-2. This event features two days of ball games, children activities, prizes, drawings and a Home Run Derby.

The tournament will support the Wounded Warriors Project and Lowcountry Food Bank. Event organizers are currently seeking sponsors, volunteers, and teams to participate. Anyone interested in sponsoring, volunteering, participating or contributing to the event should contact Joan Rogers, SVA Secretary, at 813-9532 or email


ECPI Students Win “Most Innovative Award” at Dominion Enterprises’ Hackathon

Virginia Beach, VAECPI University is pleased to announce that a team of its students from the Newport News and Virginia Beach campuses has been honored with the “Most Innovative Award” at Dominion Enterprises’ 7th Annual Hackathon, HACKU2. The two-day event held at Dominion Enterprises’ headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia is designed for students to gain real world software development experience by collaborating and designing functional games and apps. This year, teams were tasked with designing and programming working games or game-themed apps by utilizing nationally recognized API’s (application programming interfaces) as well as some used by Dominion Enterprises itself.

Game and Simulation students Kenneth Crim and Adam Myers and Web Development student Justin Norman developed a new approach to authenticating whether a user is human or not. This has the potential to replace the existing CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computer and Humans Apart) challenge-response test method. This approach utilizes a smiley face and a scroll bar where the user selects a particular smiley face image and finds its match on a scroll bar to authenticate that they are not a “bot” – thereby reducing the amount of spam on a web site.


Richmond/Emerywood Campus Adds New Sonography Degree – Demand for Sonographers to Grow 44% by 2020

Richmond, VA – The Richmond/Emerywood campus of ECPI University’s School of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute, is now offering a Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree in response to increased demand from healthcare providers.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, imaging technology is expected to evolve rapidly, spawning many new Sonography procedures that will allow sonographers to scan and image areas of the body where ultrasound has not traditionally been used. As a result, the government projects that employment of diagnostic medical sonographers will grow by 44 percent between 2010 and 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Students enrolling in this program can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Science – Diagnostic Medical Sonography in 1.5 years through the University’s year-round schedule.  The program’s classroom curriculum is supported by a hands-on, interactive learning environment, covering such areas as:

  • Ultrasound equipment operations and quality control
  • Sonographic principles of the abdomen, obstetrics and gynecology, breast and other superficial structures, invasive Sonographic procedures, neonatal, trauma, and an introduction to vascular Sonography
  • Cross-sectional anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology

Upon program completion, graduates are qualified to take the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) registry examinations in Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation (SPI), Abdomen (AB), Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN).