Community Outreach a Cherished Part of ECPI University Culture

Community Outreach a Cherished Part of ECPI University Culture
Community Outreach a Cherished Part of ECPI University Culture

Charleston Campus – Faculty member Mr. Albert Perez and his EET282 Wireless Security class made and donated two Gray-Hoverman Antennas to One80 Place which houses homeless veterans. These antennas will allow them to see up to 25 hi-definition channels TV channels.

Medical Assisting student Allison Pinckney makes a donation.

Charleston Campus – The Heroes of Health Science Club sponsored a blood drive that produced 27 pints.

Charleston Campus – Faculty members participated in Tri-County STEMersion 2019 which provides teachers from Berkley, Charleston, and Dorchester public schools the opportunity to come to campus and learn how to align their lessons with the technical requirements employers are seeking for today’s in-demand jobs.

Campus President Jim Rund (left) with recent graduates Matt Burton and Kenneth Rambuss

Columbia Campus – Campus President and Navy Reservist Jim Rund led a delegation from ECPI University to honor a Vietnam veteran. Petty Officer Third Class James Miske, 75, died May 26 in Columbia, but no family member could be found to claim him, so he was laid to rest with full military honors thanks to the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veteran Program, which ensures that every unclaimed veteran is given a proper final salute.

Columbia Campus – Veterans on campus joined forces to help a fellow veteran in need, removing a fallen tree and performing yard work at his home.

Greenville Campus – Campus Director of Financial Assistance Ursula Singleton, Student Records Coordinator Patty Bailey, and Student Success Coordinator Patricia Metcalf (not pictured) volunteered at the McCall Hospice House, putting together gift baskets and visiting residents.

Greenville Campus – Staff members Donna Dennis, Michael Baker, AJ Lilly, and Richard Arboscello volunteered and participated in a charity golf tournament benefiting Junior Achievement Upstate.

Greenville Campus – Students, faculty, and staff formed a team to walk in the March of Dimes March for Babies. They raised $1,155 which ECPI University matched, allowing them to donate a total of $2,310.

Newport News CampusPhysical Therapy Assistant students volunteered at MDA Summer Camp, participating in games with the children and helping with arts and crafts. For the past five years, they have raised money to send children with Muscular Dystrophy to the one-week camp, this year raising more than $1,800.

Northern Virginia – Student, faculty, and staff collected donations for Alex’s Army Childhood Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization that assembles and delivers care packages to hospitals across the country.

Orlando Campus – Faculty and staff hosted members of Glorious Hands Girls Mentoring Academy, and shared career opportunities in Nursing, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and Cyber and Network Security.

Richmond-Moorefield Campus – To mark Military Appreciation Month, students, faculty, and staff filled out cards and letters to be sent to service members deployed overseas.

Richmond/Moorefield CampusThe Criminal Justice Club held a bake sale to raise money to provide lunch for the members of local law enforcement who have so generously donated their time and expertise as campus lecturers and program advisors.

Roanoke Campus – Students, faculty, and staff were well represented at the Race for the Cure in support of faculty member Dr. Lora Padgett who recently passed after fighting a courageous battle against cancer.

Virginia Beach Campus – Students, faculty, and staff wrote letters and notes of support and encouragement to military service members deployed overseas to support the mission of A Million Thanks, an international non-profit organization created to improve the lives of active duty military personnel and veterans.

Virginia Beach Criminal Justice students collected coats during Operation One Warm Coat.

Virginia Beach CampusHealthcare Administrative students, faculty, and staff raised $2,150 for the Alzheimer’s Association during their recent Lip Sync Battle.

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