ECPI University eSports Partners with HP

Virginia Beach, VAECPI University is proud to announce that the HP and its OMEN line of gaming PCs have been named an official partner of the ECPI University Rams Collegiate eSports team, making it the exclusive provider of gaming PCs for all of the ECPI University eSports arenas.  

The ECPI University Rams eSports teams compete across a variety of games throughout the year, including Overwatch, League of Legends, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone, and Rocket League. The “battle arenas” that the players compete in are the located on the campuses and are outfitted with high-end gaming PCs that support all of the games the Rams compete in.

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ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Monday, July 1, 2019

ECPI University Brings Intercollegiate eSports to Richmond

Will Compete Nationwide in World’s Fastest Growing Sport

Richmond, VAECPI University is proud to announce it is expanding its eSports team to include all Richmond campus locations. Competing as the ECPI University Rams, the University’s Virginia Beach and Newport News campuses were among the first schools to join the National Association of Collegiate eSports (NACE) and now competes against more than 130 colleges and universities across the nation. 

Signing day for Richmond students is scheduled for Friday, May 31 at 10:00 am at the Richmond/Innsbrook campus, located at 4305 Cox Road in Glen Allen. Twenty-one students will receive scholarships of between $1,600 and $3,200 with the potential to earn an additional $5,000 if they make the playoffs in the national tournament. 

“ECPI University has a longstanding tradition of leading the way locally and nationally for non-traditional learning and success,” says ECPI University Athletic Director Mike Glover. “eSports is growing fast, and this is something our students are telling us that they want as a part of their college experience.” 

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. 

Not long ago, The Wall Street Journal reported that eSports revenue will reach $1.5 billion by 2020. Moreover, the Philadelphia 76ers recently purchased the UK-based professional team, DIGNITAS. There’s even efforts underway to make eSports part of the Olympics.

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ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Thursday, May 23, 2019

Cybersecurity Forum Spotlights Massive Skill Gap, Career Opportunities

Lake Mary, FL – It would be difficult to overstate the looming cybersecurity crisis. As attacks continue to escalate, there are simply not enough skilled professionals available to fight back. According to a recent report conducted by (ISC)²: 

  • The shortage of cybersecurity professionals is now close to 3 million globally
  • 63% of respondents report their employer has a shortage of dedicated cybersecurity staff
  • 59% say their organization is at extreme or moderate risk due to cybersecurity staff shortages 

Many of the applicants for cybersecurity positions lack foundational information, technical knowledge, and people skills. In essence, there are two different issues. One, applicants who are self-taught and tech savvy does not have the skills to address the major issues businesses face. Two, higher education curriculums typically follow a traditional approach, where education is based on a teaching-oriented environment full of theories, which may lack real-world applicability. 

“Many companies lack the time and resources to provide training in the actual skills required to defend against attacks,” says ECPI University Lake Mary Campus President Mr. Michael Fontaine. “Employers are looking for applicants who are job-ready.” 

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ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Friday, March 15, 2019

Don’t Miss the 6th Annual Palmetto State Job Fair

SC’s Largest Professional Job Fair Draws More Than 100 Employers 

Columbia, SC – For the sixth consecutive year, ECPI University’s Columbia campus is leading a coalition of community organizations to host the Palmetto State Job Fair. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, located at 1101 Lincoln Street.   

Held in conjunction with area Chambers of Commerce, including South Carolina, ColumbiaGreater Irmo, Greater Cayce West Columbia, Greater Lexington, and Kershaw County, as well as Alpha Media, this event is devoted to professional job seekers and is free and open to the public.  More than 100 employers will be on hand to meet with job seekers, including:

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ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Monday, February 25, 2019

ECPI University Signs Agreement with TNCC

Newport News, VAECPI University is pleased to announce that it has signed an articulation agreement with Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) that provides TNCC Information Technology graduates automatic admission into ECPI University's Bachelor of Science degree program in Computer Information Science with a major in Cyber and Network Security.

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ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Cybersecurity Leader Joins Advisory Council

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.

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ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Newly-Approved Associate Degree of Nursing (RN) Program Aimed at Stemming SC Nursing Shortage

First Classes Begin April 1

Greenville, SCECPI 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.” 

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ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Charleston Student Elected Phi Beta Lambda VP

Summerville Native Looks to Help More Students Prepare for Careers in Business   

North Charleston, SCECPI 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. 

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ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Will My Virginia College / Brightwood Credits Transfer to ECPI University?

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!

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ECPI University Director of Marketing 757-490-9090
Release Date:
Friday, December 7, 2018

ECPI University Now Issuing Degrees on Blockchain

Technology Offers Convenience, Authenticity, and Security

Virginia Beach, VAECPI 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. 

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ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Tuesday, October 30, 2018