Press Releases

Charleston, SC – Dr. Sonja Ogletree Satani, a member of the business management faculty at ECPI University’s Charleston campus, has been elected national president of the American Business Woman’s Association (ABWA). Dr. Ogletree’s duties will include governing the affairs, policies and business of the Association, as well as serving as a Trustee to the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund, considered one the country’s most highly respected grant and scholarship programs for women. Since it was established, it has awarded more than $17 million in scholarships to more than 17,000 women. 

“I am honored and excited to be elected to lead this association of empowering professionals,” says Dr. Ogletree. “ABWA offers a valued service that helps women garner skills needed to advance in the workplace. ABWA takes a leading role to ensure that women have access to a college education and other professional development opportunities that can support them in achieving parity in the workplace.” 

Contact:
ECPI Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or [email protected]
Release Date:
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Honor Marks 7 Straight Years on Military Times List

Virginia Beach, VAECPI University is pleased to announce it has been ranked #2 in the nation by Military Times in its Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings, formerly known as Best for Vets. The rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ annual survey, the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement. 

As with all Military Times rankings, Best Colleges 2018 is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families. More than 600 colleges took part in this year’s detailed survey, with ECPI University ranking #2 in the nation among career and technical colleges, a category that includes community colleges and four-year career-focused colleges and universities. 

“It’s an honor to be recognized for our commitment to skill-based education,” says ECPI University Executive Director of Military Education Bob Larned. “In today’s highly-technical job market, employers in such areas as computer and information science, engineering, and healthcare need people who can do the job with little or no training. That’s what ECPI University has been doing for more than half a century.”

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or [email protected]
Release Date:
Monday, November 20, 2017

All Net Proceeds to Benefit Student Scholarship Fund

Virginia Beach, VAECPI University is pleased to announce the opening of its new online store. By visiting shop.ecpi.edu, visitors will find a wide range of items, including:

  • Duffle Bags, Totes & Backpacks
  • Gifts, Food & Accessories
  • Jackets & Shirts
  • Shorts & Pants
  • Hats & Scarves
  • Flags & Wall Decals
  • Drinkware
  • Collectibles
  • Jewelry & Watches
  • Branded Names like adidas, Columbia, and Under Armour 

In addition to the convenience of online ordering, shoppers will also enjoy knowing that 100 percent of all net proceeds from their purchases will be donated to the ECPI University Scholarship Fund. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - [email protected] or 757.213.3613
Release Date:
Friday, November 17, 2017

Hundreds of Students Expected to Visit Lab Showcasing Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Virginia Beach, VAFesto, a worldwide leader in advanced automation and robotic solutions, is scheduled to bring its Mobile Manufacturing Lab (MML) to ECPI University’s Virginia Beach campus, located at 5555 Greenwich Road, on Friday, November 17 from 9 am to 4 pm. Hundreds of high school students from across Hampton Roads are expected to attend.

The MML is a teaching tool the company uses to educate people – including prospective college students – about the tremendous opportunities and fascinating career paths available in modern manufacturing. The 80-foot trailer expands to 25 feet in width when fully opened. Inside visitors are treated to a highly-engaging experience, interacting with technology used in today’s advanced manufacturing environment, including:

  • Electromechanical actuators
  • Servo motors and controls with multi-axis controllers
  • Medical and lab automation applications
  • Tripod robot sorting with high- speed vision system
  • Festo Didactic training work stations
  • Diagnostic measurement
  • Category IV safety valves
  • Flow sensing valves
  • Process valves and actuators 
Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or [email protected]
Release Date:
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Virginia Beach, VA – Ray Ray is a 4-year-old Beagle who got his foot caught in a trap. By the time he was rescued, it was too late. Veterinarians were forced to amputate part of his leg. Fortunately for Ray Ray, his new owners have a friend at ECPI University who put them in touch with Vedat Aksoy, director of CAD and graphics at the Virginia Beach campus. 

Mr. Aksoy saw this as an excellent opportunity to provide a real-world learning experience for his Capstone class and help an animal in need, all at the same time. He challenged his students to design and build Ray Ray a new prosthetic limb, by using their newly-learned skills in CAD software, design, and 3D printing. 

On Wednesday, November 1 at 5 pm, Ray Ray will visit campus – located at 5555 Greenwich Road – to have his new limb fitted. Media wishing to attend may contact ECPI Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or [email protected]

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - [email protected] or 757.213.3613
Release Date:
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Showdown Begins at 1 pm November 5

Norfolk, VA – Aspiring chefs from the Culinary Institute of Virginia will be competing in a live cooking competition based on those made popular by the anime show, Food Wars. Shokugeki (食戟 Shokugeki) is a term that refers to cooking duels at the fictional Tōtsuki Culinary Academy where students face off in intense high-stakes cooking showdowns. That makes this year’s NekoCon the ideal setting for a similar, anime-themed food war. 

Set for November 5 beginning at 1:00 pm at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, competing student teams must create a dish with an Anime/Japanese inspired theme that exudes finesse and precision. Shokugeki is intense. Every ten minutes when the Challenge Gong rings, all cooking stops while one member from each team races to center stage to complete a culinary skills challenge.

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - [email protected] or 757.213.3613
Release Date:
Monday, October 30, 2017

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