Press Releases

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 Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Thursday, September 7, 2017

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 Communications David Brandt – 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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 Communications David Brandt – 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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 Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Friday, August 4, 2017

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 Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Monday, July 31, 2017

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 dbrandt@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Friday, July 7, 2017

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