Featured Alumni

Our graduates do amazing things. Scroll down to get to know featured ECPI University Alumni.

Meet Eddie Turner

A Cybersecurity alumnus from ECPI University’s College of Technology. In his own words:

“I went from nobody to everybody knocking on my door... It pays more and I have more time on my hands to spend with my family.” 

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Laura Pendleton

Laura Pendleton

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Laura enrolled and became a 3x ECPI University graduate. In her words: "ECPI will give you every tool you need to succeed. Trust the process."

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Chris Bigelow

Meet Christopher Bigelow

Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology

Actor, Alumnus, and Starship Equipment Technician – Chris used his degree to pull himself out of a tough time and land on his feet working at SpaceX.

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Nurses Teaching Next Gen

Healthcare Alums Returning To Teach The Next Generation

Degrees Earned in Health Science

Many of our health science and nursing graduates return to teach the next generation of health care professionals.

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Rudy Aguilar

Rudy Aguilar

Master of Business Administration

From telemarketing to manager at Microsoft, Rudy was the first in his family to earn a degree.

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Chef Wimbo

Shawn Wimberly (AKA Chef Wimbo)

Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts

After 21 years in the military, Shawn earned a culinary degree, won awards, opened a restaurant, and teaches cooking classes at the local Boys & Girls Club.

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Dwight Kengle

Dwight Kengle

Bachelor of Science in Business Management

A naval officer for 5+ years, Dwight was on a mission to become an Officer—and his online degree...

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Success Stories From Our Graduates:

Kellen Munden

Bachelor of Science Electronics Engineering Technology & Mechatronics

"ECPI University’s Mechatronics program was perfect for me. I never pass up an opportunity to recommend it to anyone."

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Samantha Messner

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Science & Cyber & Network Security Technology

"I was able to do the accelerated bachelor’s program, which was fantastic because I was kind of on a time crunch."

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Phillip Jordan

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice & Homeland Security

"I heard that ECPI was voted most veteran-friendly school and that of course sparked an interest with me."

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Patricia "Patty" Simpkins

Master of Science in Nursing & Family Nurse Practitioner

After 25 years of raising children, caring for her mother, working as a nurse, and teaching new nurses, Patty went back to earn her master’s in nursing!

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Kathy Wales

Associate Degree in Nursing

Grief-stricken but incredibly resolved, Kathy earned a nursing degree to help guide families of medically complex children.

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Ronald Parker

Associate Degree in Nursing

From foster care to warfare, Ronald finally found his calling in caring for his fellow veterans.

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Alex Schultz

Bachelor of Science in Software Development

From the Navy to Sr. Software Engineer, Alex attributes his success to his education.

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Pattie Hall-Johnson

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology

From single mom to founding her own nonprofit, Pattie and her degree are doing amazing things.

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Cody Biggs

Bachelor of Science in Software Development

His severe autoimmune disease made things tough, but Cody found ECPI Online and turned his life around with a degree.

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Nataliya Gasanova-King

Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences

As an employee of an EPP participant, Nataliya was eligible for reduced tuition.

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Jamie Armstrong

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

After 20+ years in Physical Therapy, Jamie was finally ready to pursue her dream of earning a bachelor’s degree.

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Anthony Bonawit

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

After 4 years in the navy and 14+ years as a personal trainer, Anthony wanted to use his benefits … and he wanted a challenge.

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Demontra Cooper

Master of Business Administration

From depression and homelessness to married with an MBA, Demontra uses his degree to mentor young black males through his foundation, Leaders of the New School, Inc.

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Elizabeth Price

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice & Digital Forensics

Despite obstacles from two rare diseases, Elizabeth channeled her passions into a degree in criminal justice to help others.

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Tabitha Sewer

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

While enrolled in business school, Tabitha’s sewing tutorials went viral. She transformed her following into a full-blown fashion business, crediting her degree.

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Janell Saunders


A fixture in her grandmother’s kitchen, Janell earned a culinary degree and has since been recruited to work at the luxurious The Woodstock Inn & Spa in Vermont.

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Kyle Hobbs


A lifelong foodie, Kyle excelled in culinary school and went on to work for renowned eatery Chef & the Farmer.

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Marcia Bittencourt

Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts

Born in Brazil, Marcia traveled to the US to pursue a culinary degree—and wound up as the official sous chef for the Brazilian Embassy!

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Stephanie Amador

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

An early high school graduate, Stephanie wasn’t about to lose any momentum. She earned an accelerated degree in record time and moved on to her next challenge!

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Porshia Brown

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

Porshia chose ECPI University after seeing how much her twin sister was learning—she decided to continue her studies and pursue a master’s degree.

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John-Paul York

Electronic Engineering Technology

Transferred credits gave John-Paul a head start, and he was able to earn a bachelor’s degree within 12 weeks.

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Ronda Reid Mohammed

Ronda Reid-Mohammed, CEO & Founder of Filance App

Master of Science in Management & Leadership

Alumnus Ronda uses her degree to connect the less fortunate to financial resources which can help them prepare for the future.

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Rafael Hernandez

Rafael Hernandez, IT Support Tech at Spartanburg Steel Products

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

After a near-fatal accident left him with a severe spinal injury, Rafael found an accessible experience at ECPI University.

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Anthony Jardine

Anthony Jardine, Founder of WiUp Electrical

Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology

After decades as a master electrician, Anthony built WiUp to engineer sustainable electrical solutions and cost-saving measures for the future.

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