Press Releases

Experts Say STP Black Saves Time, Money, and Man Power

Charlotte, NC – Charlotte native and ECPI University graduate Patrick Wright and his team of developers have invented an information security system that may revolutionize the way organizations protect themselves from cyber-attacks. It’s called STP Black, and it automates a process that typically involves countless man hours and cumbersome processes. 

Wright’s company, STP Ventures, subscribes to a wide range of the world’s top threat databases. By developing STP Black (patent pending), Patrick, along with co-founder Sheryl Pierce and their team, have created an automated solution that integrates data from those databases and automatically feeds clients critical information required to stop those threats. Most importantly it updates that information on a rolling 15 minute window. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or [email protected]
Release Date:
Friday, July 7, 2017

Recipients to Visit Campus June 30 to Try Them Out

Richmond, VA – All over the world, there are children with missing hands and arms, a large number of which live in third-world countries and war zones. Impoverished, most have no access to artificial limbs. 

Even here in the United States, many struggle to function without an assistive device. Simply put, they’re expensive and insurance companies oftentimes will not pay for them because children outgrow them so fast. 

Now with the help of 3-D printers, students at ECPI University’s Richmond/Innsbrook campus are joining a global movement to change that, making assistive devices affordable and donating them to children who desperately need them – in Richmond and throughout the world. Recently, the campus formed a chapter linked to a global network of volunteers called Enabling the Future

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or [email protected]
Release Date:
Monday, June 26, 2017

Signifies Highest Standard for Program Quality and Student Success

Virginia Beach, VAECPI University is pleased to announce its new Master of Science in Nursing program has received full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE is a national accrediting body for baccalaureate and higher nursing education programs and is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. CCNE evaluates nursing education programs for high quality, integrity, and successful program and student outcomes.  

“The process of accreditation is entirely voluntary and programs seek accreditation to demonstrate to the public that the nursing program is well designed, well managed, and provides a solid nursing education to its graduates,” says Dr. Deborah Clark, MSN Nurse Administrator at ECPI University. “The process takes about two years from application, which includes hosting an on-site visit, and waiting for the Board of Commissioner’s final determination.” 

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

Car Accident that First Left Him Paralyzed Opens Door to New Life

Richmond, VA – In 2011, Adam Shelton had a decent job working on a loading dock, a son he adored, and most of all, his health. That changed in an instant when his car flipped eight times. Ejected from the vehicle, he was left with three broken vertebra, a leg broken in four places, six broken ribs, a fractured sternum, and a collapsed lung. 

Doctors told Adam that he would likely never walk again. After two surgeries and four months in the hospital, he began rehab, and within a year, was able to take his first few steps with the use of a cane. Two years after that, he was able to walk unaided, but Adam would never be the same again. Working on a loading dock was out of the question, so he decided to earn a college degree. 

He enrolled in the Cyber and Network Security program at ECPI University in Richmond, and on Saturday, June 10 at 10 am, he will “walk” across the stage at the Stuart C. Siegel Center to receive his Bachelor’s degree.

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or [email protected]
Release Date:
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

B.S.R.S. Designed to Help Radiologic Technologists Advance Careers  

Virginia Beach, VAECPI University is now accepting applications for its new online Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (B.S.R.S.) program. Developed using the American Society of Radiologic Technology’s (ASRT) curriculum guidelines, this program provides a broader knowledge base and skill set beyond the entry-level radiographer. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or [email protected]
Release Date:
Monday, April 24, 2017

Contest Challenges Students to Innovate Next Generation of Ballpark Food

Norfolk, VA – Baseball season is now underway, and there’s nothing better than a hot dog and a cold beverage while rooting for your team from the stands…or is there? 

Many of today’s fans are looking for a bit more from their ballpark food. That’s why the Culinary Institute of Virginia (CIV) is challenging its students to create some new types of stadium food and win scholarship money at the same time. 

The newest addition to the CIV Culinary Competition series, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” challenges teams of two to three students to formulate innovative fan food that will impress a panel of Hampton Roads sport professionals, including: 

  • Longtime Sports Executive and Voice of Hampton Roads Athletics Jack Ankerson
  • Norfolk Admirals Vice President of Community Affairs Brooke Cranor
  • Norfolk State University Head Baseball Coach Claudell E. Clark
  • Virginian-Pilot Sports Reporter Larry Rubama
  • Lake Taylor High School Athletic Director Robert Pannebacker 
Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or [email protected]
Release Date:
Thursday, April 13, 2017

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