Newport News Campus Hosts Community Day

Free Event Includes Kids Games, Health Screenings, and Computer Virus Scans 

Newport News, VAECPI University is hosting Community Day at its Newport News campus, located at 1001 Omni Boulevard. Scheduled for Saturday, October 21 from Noon until 3:00 pm, the event will be filled with fun and games, along with a wide range of community and educational resources, including: 

Fun and Demos 

  • Face Painting
  • Kids Games
  • Newport News Fire and Police Department Displays
  • Fruit and Vegetable Carving 

Community Resources 

  • Health and Wellness Screenings
  • Free Chair Massages
  • PC Virus Scans/Cleanups
  • Child ID Kits Provided by James City County Police Department
  • Resources on Parental Controls – Keeping Kids Safe on the Internet
  • YMCA, HRT, Center for Sexual Assault
  • Small Business Expo 

Community Day is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, please call 757.838.9191. Media inquiries may be directed to ECPI Director of Marketing at 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu.

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Friday, October 13, 2017

ECPI University Provides Dual-Enrollment Opportunities for Greenville County Schools Students

Partnership Also Provides Opportunity for Guaranteed Admission

Greenville, SC – ECPI University’s Greenville campus and Greenville County Schools are partnering to offer students an opportunity to get a jumpstart on college. Through a new dual-enrollment opportunity, they can earn up to 15 college credits while still in high school. Students may choose from the following courses: 

  • CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
  • CIS121 Logic and Design
  • CIS115 Computer Applications
  • CIS150 Networking I
  • EET250 Computer Configuration I 

What’s more, students who participate in this program can receive guaranteed admission to ECPI University upon graduation, provided they meet the following criteria: 

  • Successfully complete a dual credit course with a GPA of 2.5 or higher (based on a four point scale)
  • Achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher (based on a four point scale)
  • Apply for admission within two years of graduating from a GCSD high school 

Students with lower GPAs may still gain acceptance by successfully completing the SAT, ACT, and/or the University Entrance Assessment, College Success, Programming Logic and/or TEAS. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Culinary Graduate Helps Feed Hurricane Victims

More Than 7,000 Meals Served on First Day

Norfolk, VA – When Dane Macan saw the devastation in Texas and what was about to happen in Florida, he immediately went to his boss and requested time off. A Food Service Management graduate of Culinary Institute of Virginia (CIV) and current MBA student at ECPI University, Dane is a longtime volunteer with Mercy Chefs, a faith-based, non-profit disaster relief organization. 

Mercy Chefs’ mission is to serve professionally prepared meals for victims, volunteers and first responders in national emergencies and natural disasters. Dane and wife Kristin – a CIV faculty member and fellow Mercy Chefs volunteer – have traveled all across the nation during the past five years, serving food to victims of natural disasters, including Hurricane Sandy in New York. 

His team is currently working at the edge of Lee and Collier counties in Florida. “I didn't get to talk to Dane until late last night because he was cooking from 6 am till about 9:30 pm,” says Chef Kristin Macan. “His team prepared more than 2,000 meals for lunch and served all the food. They also prepped 2,000 meals for dinner, but they ran out of food, so they made additional meals and ended up serving 3,000 more people. It was 101 degree down there yesterday, so he is really tired, but he’s doing what he’s been called to do.”

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Thursday, September 14, 2017

ECPI University Offers Trial Period for Miller-Motte Students

Students Meeting Admissions/Assessment Requirements May Attend Initial Courses at No Cost or Obligation

Roanoke, VAECPI University has announced it will offer a “Trial Period” for eligible students displaced by Miller-Motte College’s recent decision to close its Roanoke and Lynchburg locations. Students meeting admissions and assessment requirements will be given the opportunity to take classes at ECPI University for two 5-week terms without obligation, before being considered for acceptance. Students that continue will receive a scholarship to cover the cost of the first term. 

“At ECPI University, we put students’ interests first,” says ECPI University Roanoke Campus President Kevin Newby. “These students have been put in a difficult predicament. Miller-Motte’s announcement coming so close to the start of their studies puts students in a difficult predicament. ECPI University’s trial period will allow them to begin the transition now, so their career goals are not delayed.” 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Northern Virginia Campus Hosting Over 150 Students for FIRST Tech Challenge Workshop

Topics Include Electronics, CAD, Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering

Manassas, VA – ECPI University is set to host more than 150 local high school students for a preparatory workshop in advance of this year’s FIRST Tech Challenge on Saturday, September 9 at its Northern Virginia campus, located at 10021 Balls Ford Road in Manassas. 

As lead title sponsor of the Virginia Championship, ECPI University is pleased to support FIRST Tech’s mission of inspiring young people to become science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills. The goal: to encourage innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Richmond/Innsbrook Campus Hosting Nearly 200 Students for FIRST Tech Challenge Workshop

Topics Include Electronics, CAD, Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering

Richmond, VA – ECPI University is set to host nearly 200 high school students for a preparatory workshop in advance of this year’s FIRST Tech Challenge on Saturday, September 9 at its Richmond/Innsbrook campus, located at 4305 Cox Road in Glen Allen. 

As lead title sponsor of the Virginia Championship, ECPI University is pleased to support FIRST Tech’s mission of inspiring young people to become science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills. The goal: to encourage innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A Perfect Pairing

Students, Faculty, and Alumni Compete to Create the Best Single Bite of Food

Norfolk, VA – In the latest installment of its Culinary Competition Series, the Culinary Institute of Virginia is preparing to host “A Perfect Pairing,” a contest that pits students, faculty, and alumni against one another. 

In the first round, they will be challenged to prepare a single bite of food based on a theme and available ingredients. In a blind taste-test, CIV Chef Instructors and notable alumni Chefs will taste the bites and select their favorite. Students will be paired with their Chef based on the taste test results. 

From there, teams will co-create a single dish they hope will deliver a winning combination for a panel of discerning judges. And in the championship round, the five final teams will work from a mystery basket of ingredients to create one imaginative single dish. The top three student winners will receive scholarships of $1,000, $650, and $350, respectively. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Friday, August 4, 2017

Massage Therapy Students Return to Serve Washington Redskins for 5th Straight Year

Richmond, VA – Massage Therapy students from ECPI University’s Richmond/Moorefield campus have once again been invited by the Washington Redskins for the fifth straight year to provide massage therapy to players throughout the team’s three week training camp in Richmond, Virginia. 

“This opportunity provides real-life sports massage scenarios that will be of tremendous benefit to our students,” says ECPI University Richmond/Moorefield Campus President Ashley Richards. “Professional athletes are physically very different. Obviously, their muscles are well-defined and tend to be large. Our students will have the opportunity to make connections between their work and the body parts they are trying to address visually and kinesthetically.” 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Monday, July 31, 2017

2008 Grad Creates Game-Changing Cybersecurity Solution

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 Marketing - 757.490.9090 or publicrelations@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Friday, July 7, 2017

Students Print Prosthetic Devices for Area Children

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:
https://www.ecpi.edu/press/don’t-miss-4th-annual-palmetto-state-job-fair-0
Release Date:
Monday, June 26, 2017