Lake Mary, FL – Patrick Craven, director of the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, formerly the (ISC)² Foundation, has joined the Cyber and Network Security Program Advisory Council at ECPI University’s Lake Mary campus. Every ECPI University campus maintains a group of local advisors who meet twice yearly to review curriculum and make recommendations. This helps the University to ensure that all of its programs meet the precise needs of the employers that hire its graduates.
First Classes Begin April 1
Greenville, SC – ECPI University is pleased to announce it has been approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing to expand its Greenville campus’ nursing program to include an Associate Degree of Nursing (RN). Already one of the nation’s largest educators of nurses, ECPI University is offering this program to address South Carolina’s looming nursing shortage.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Center for Health Workforce Analysis for 2014-2030 projects that seven states will have nurse shortages by 2030, with South Carolina being one of four states projected to have shortages of more than 10,000 nurses. “Employers across the state are utilizing creative methods to entice nurses to work for them,” says ECPI University Greenville Campus Director of Nursing Patti Wentz. “And many shifts go uncovered every day. We see this opportunity as one that will positively impact the local shortage of registered nurses and support the healthcare community in hiring qualified candidates to work in their facilities.”
Summerville Native Looks to Help More Students Prepare for Careers in Business
North Charleston, SC – ECPI University is proud to announce that business student Javon Talley has been elected Vice-President of South Carolina Phi Beta Lambda for 2019. “His hard work and perseverance has paid off as he embarks on a mission to expand participation in Phi Beta Lambda, not only at the Charleston campus, but also at each university in the state of South Carolina,” says Charleston Campus Director of Academic Affairs Ronald Neil.
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is the largest career student business organization in the world, helping more than 230,000 members each year prepare for careers in business. PBL inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences.
Virginia College / Brightwood Transfer Program
ECPI University’s academic administration will provide transfer assessments for certain VC and Brightwood (“VC”) programs to ECPI University degrees with a goal to minimize completion time. Candidates who meet our entrance/admissions requirements, complete a no obligation trial period, and meet the 25% residency requirements, would be eligible to graduate with an ECPI University degree. Learn more here!
Technology Offers Convenience, Authenticity, and Security
Virginia Beach, VA – ECPI University has launched an exciting new service for its students, issuing degrees digitally on the Blockchain, becoming one of the first universities to do so. Graduates no longer need to contact the registrar’s office to have a verifiable degree sent to a prospective employer or for any other purpose.
Honor Marks 8 Straight Years on Best for Vets List
Greenville, SC – ECPI University is proud to announce it has received the SC Cyber Award for Excellence in Academia. SC Cyber is a statewide consortium of government, academia, and industry throughout South Carolina with a mission to develop talent, techniques, and tools to defend the connected infrastructure within South Carolina and the United States.
At its annual summit, SC Cyber recognizes deserving government, industry, and academic organizations that demonstrate excellence within their sector. “ECPI University has been a strong leader in providing students with valued educational and experiential learning opportunities,” says SC Cyber Executive Director Tom Scott. “Congratulations to them on their recent announcement of being named a National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence!"
Designation Signifies Excellence in Cyber and Network Security Education
Virginia Beach, VA – ECPI University is proud to announce that it has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The goal of the program is to reduce vulnerability within the national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise for the nation.
Earning this designation requires that schools meet stringent CAE criteria and mapping curricula to a core set of cyber defense knowledge units. Requirements focus on:
- Course Content and Relevance
- Faculty Involvement
Will Compete Nationwide in World’s Fastest Growing Sport
Virginia Beach, VA – ECPI University is proud to announce it is forming an eSports team that will be the first in Hampton Roads to play at the intercollegiate level. Competing as the ECPI University Rams, it has joined the National Association of Collegiate eSports (NACE) where it will face up to 87 other colleges and universities across the nation.
“ECPI University is so excited to have an eSports term,” says team coach and Associate Dean of Academic Technology Gerry White. “It just makes sense for our school, being so forward thinking with technology, to also help and shape the future of eSports.”
Tryouts are for the Rams are set for June 22 and 23. Each student that makes the team will receive a scholarship of between $1,000 and $5,000. “ECPI University has a longstanding tradition of leading the way locally and nationally for non-traditional learning and success,” says team manager and ECPI University Director of Web Services Mike Glover. “It only makes sense that we would lead the way with the first eSports Varsity team in Hampton Roads.”
For those unfamiliar with the eSports phenomena, it is developing at an exponential rate. No longer confined to local banquet halls, these events are now full-blown spectator sports, selling out venues like Madison Square Garden and Staples Center. And experts say this is just the beginning.
Free Build-It-Yourself Drone Kit Will Put New Skills to the Test
Richmond, VA – Nine Chesterfield Technical Center (CTC) students have spent part of their spring semester dividing their time between their own school and ECPI University’s Richmond/Moorefield campus. They’re dual-enrollment students taking EET 231, Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). It’s a hands-on learning experience designed to develop skills that can be directly applied in the advanced manufacturing workplace.
“We’ve been talking about how PLCs are used to start and stop motors, and also regulate industrial motor control,” says faculty member Dr. Paul Nussbaum “More and more, industrial motor speed control is being handled digitally, and so we were talking about DC (Direct Current) motor control through PWM (Pulse Width Modulation).
“Recently, we were talking about their interests, and pretty much across the board they are interested in drones. Drones use small motors and use digital speed control, so it seemed like a perfect way to integrate what they are learning.”
With that in mind, Campus President Matt Grinsell decided to make their experience especially memorable. So, he purchased “Build-It-Yourself” Drone Kits for each student. The CTC students will arrive for their big surprise at the ECPI University campus, located at 800 Moorefield Park Drive in Richmond, on Friday, April 20 at 10:00 am and will depart at 12:00 pm.