Press Releases

Ceremony Honors Resilience and Perseverance During Pandemic

Virginia Beach, VA – Each year, many ECPI University online graduates travel to Virginia to participate in commencement, along with students from the Virginia Beach campus. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented this from taking place. So, why not put on a virtual ceremony? That’s exactly what the online team did, complete with music, speakers, and presentation of degrees. 

“We felt it was important that we not only honor our students’ accomplishment, but also provide an opportunity for their family, friends, associates, neighbors and co-workers, who have supported them, to join in on the celebration,” says ECPI University Vice President of eLearning and Online Education Aaron Wettstein. “This has certainly been no ordinary school year. By nature, online students are great multitaskers and highly adaptable, but the pressures of the pandemic have affected them just like everyone else. So, this is also a celebration of their perseverance.” 

Contact:
Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Top 5 Rankings for Ethnic and Economic Diversity

Virginia Beach, VA – U.S. News & World Report has announced its annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges and once again, ECPI University has been selected for excellence in academics and superior student support. Each year, U.S. News identifies top schools based on 17 key measures, including:

  • Class sizes
  • Faculty with doctoral degrees
  • Financial resources
  • Student retention averages
  • Student debt
  • Graduation rate
  • Expert Opinions
  • Financial resources per student
  • Academic reputation
  • Social mobility 

The 2021 edition provides data on more than 1,800 colleges and universities, with rankings for more than 1,400 institutions. ECPI University, with campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Texas, is ranked among the best Regional Universities in the South. Moreover, ECPI University stands at #3 for Economic Diversity and #5 for Ethnic Diversity.

Contact:
Director of Communications David Brandt - dbrandt@ecpi.edu or 757.213.3613
Release Date:
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Top 5 Rankings for Ethnic and Economic Diversity

Virginia Beach, VA – U.S. News & World Report has announced its annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges and once again, ECPI University has been selected for excellence in academics and superior student support. Each year, U.S. News identifies top schools based on 17 key measures, including:

  • Class sizes
  • Faculty with doctoral degrees
  • Financial resources
  • Student retention averages
  • Student debt
  • Graduation rate
  • Expert Opinions
  • Financial resources per student
  • Academic reputation
  • Social mobility 

The 2021 edition provides data on more than 1,800 colleges and universities, with rankings for more than 1,400 institutions. ECPI University, with campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Texas, is ranked among the best Regional Universities in the South. Moreover, ECPI University stands at #3 for Economic Diversity and #5 for Ethnic Diversity.

Contact:
Director of Communications David Brandt - dbrandt@ecpi.edu or 757.213.3613
Release Date:
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Virginia Beach, VA – In light of recent events that have forced this nation to more closely examine its record of racial injustice, ECPI University is issuing the following statement to support its African-American students: 

Contact:
Director of Communications David Brandt - dbrandt@ecpi.edu or 757.213.3613
Release Date:
Thursday, June 18, 2020

ECPI University Establishes Extensive Protocols to Help Protect Against Coronavirus, Helping Students Stay on Course for Graduation

Virginia Beach, VA – While the nation continues its efforts to contain the Coronavirus, many states are slowly reopening. ECPI University is reopening as well, but taking great care to welcome students back in the safest possible manner. “Rigorously following CDC guidelines, we believe we have established a reopening plan that will help ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff,” says ECPI University Chief Operating Officer Barbara Larar. 

Cleaning protocols have been enhanced to include cleaning and disinfecting common areas, restrooms, and high touch surfaces each day. Faculty, staff, and students will be required to maintain this cleaning standard by cleaning and disinfecting their personal workstations, classrooms, and labs before starting and ending work/class each day. Moreover, they have been instructed not to use one another's phones, desks, workstations or other work tools and equipment. Other protocols include: 

  • Faculty and staff will enter the building through designated entrances. All other entrances and exits will be locked.
  • Faculty, staff, and students will have their temperature taken when they enter the building – if their temperature is above 100.4, they will be asked to go home and follow the self-quarantine protocol provided by Human Resources.
  • Face Coverings/Masks should be worn in all common areas – if someone does not have a face covering/mask, one will be provided for them.
  • Sanitizing stations have been set up near all entry/exit points, elevators, stairwells, and other high-touch surface areas. Students, faculty, and staff have been asked to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer frequently throughout the day, and refrain from hand shaking or other physical contact.
  • Elevators will be limited to 2 passengers at a time.
  • Signage and floor markings will be visible throughout the campus to remind everyone of proper preventative measures and social distancing protocols.
  • Faculty, staff, and students will complete a confidential health assessment prior to returning to work/school.
  • Classrooms and labs have been reconfigured to allow for distancing between workstations    
Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - dbrandt@ecpi.edu or 757.213.3613
Release Date:
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Virginia Beach, VA – In keeping with its pledged support for the Governor of Virginia’s initiative to produce more cybersecurity professionals, ECPI University has developed a new Accelerated Cyber and Information Security Technology degree program. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - dbrandt@ecpi.edu or 757.213.3613
Release Date:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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