ECPI University Students Reaching Out in the Community

ECPI University Students Reaching Out in the Community

Charleston Campus – Computer and Information Science faculty members hosted a Capture the Flag competition for Ashley Ridge, Fort Dorchester, and Summerville High Schools. Students faced a series of actual security scenarios to be resolved for points. Ashley Ridge High School came out on top with each team member being awarded a Raspberry Pi.

Charleston Campus – The Heroes of Health Sciences Club raised money to donate 10 track hurdles to Baptist High School.

Charleston Campus – Phi Beta Lambda collected and donated toiletries for North Charleston, South Carolina Transitional Housing for Veterans.

Charlotte Campus – Nursing students visited the Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care Center for caroling and Christmas cheer.

Charlotte Campus – Members of the Medical Professionals, Nursing, and IT/EET Clubs collected coats for the Salvation Army.

Charlotte Campus – Members of the Medical Club volunteered at Crisis Assistance Ministry, sorting donated items and restocking clothes in the ministry’s Free Store.

Charlotte Campus – Students from Mr. Berry’s Medical Office Procedures class volunteered to sort food and household items at Second Harvest Food Bank.

Columbia Campus – Students served lunch to nearly 200 people at Transitions, a homeless shelter in downtown Columbia as a part of a campus outreach project focused on improving communication skills, particularly interpersonal and teamwork skills.

Columbia Campus – The Beta Rho Gamma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa participated in the honor society’s Carolinas region service initiative, The Purse Project, which is aimed at helping women escaping domestic violence, sexual abuse or are in need of shelter to start a new life.

Students collected more than 200 first aid kits, 125 tissue packs, 70 drawstring bags, 208 hygiene items, and 36 purses.

Greenville Campus – Students, faculty, and staff participated in the First Annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, raising nearly $600.

Newport News Campus – The Business Club held its 5th Annual 8K Run to benefit An Achievable Dream, an organization dedicated to the belief that all children can learn and succeed regardless of their economic status. It operates two nationally-recognized schools for grades K-12 through a unique partnerships with Newport News Public Schools. A third school in partnership with Virginia Beach City Public Schools accommodates students in grades K-3, with an additional grade added each year. This year’s race at the Mariner’s Museum raised nearly $2,300.

Newport News Campus – Faculty and staff hosted the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s Education Day, an event that allows members of the LEAD program to learn more about major issues in education. Members participate in educational sessions, tours, retreats, and candid conversations with community leaders. The objective of this diverse array of topics is to challenge them to see their community as they never have before and to expand their knowledge on the different aspects that influence their community as a whole.

Northern Virginia Campus – As part of a new initiative, the campus is sponsoring the robotics program at Garfield High School in Woodbridge, Virginia. At a recent ceremony, Campus President Dr. Voytek Panas and Freshman Admissions Presenter Ron Dweik presented the school with a check for $3,000.

Raleigh Campus – Hosted by ECPI University, more than 200 groups and individuals participated in an all-day fair showcasing “Blind-Technology,” demonstrating tools and techniques to help blind and low-vision people function better at home and work.

Raleigh Campus – Each year, students, faculty, and staff raise funds and collect donations for Calling All Angels, a campus project that provides presents to children of ECPI University students who cannot afford to buy them. This year, the campus “adopted” 25 children for the holidays.

Richmond/Innsbrook Campus – Students, faculty, and staff have embarked on a new project with Tech for Troops, an organization which provides veterans with PCs, computer training, and jobs, to help them learn new skills and rejoin the workforce. ECPI University serves as a drop-off point for donated computers and students then work with other volunteers to refurbish them so they can be given to vets.

Richmond/Moorefield Campus – Student Briana Dowling donating at the campus’ most recent blood drive.

Richmond/Moorefield Campus – Faculty and staff hosted and helped judge the Regional High School DECA Leadership Conference. More than 400 local high school students participated in targeted, highly-focused learning experiences for students and advisors that support National Curriculum Standards and the development of 21st century skills.

Richmond/Moorefield Campus – Students, faculty, and staff collected a large number of non-perishable food items for FeedMore, Central Virginia’s primary hunger relief organization.

Richmond/Moorefield Campus – During the month of October, students sold pink items on campus, raising more than $600 for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Richmond/Moorefield Campus – Students, faculty, and staff once again participated in the annual “A Million Thanks” campaign which sends holiday letters of thanks and encouragement to military service members deployed overseas.

Richmond/Moorefield Campus – Students, faculty, and staff continued a longstanding tradition of supporting the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.

Roanoke CampusMedical Assistant student Elizabeth Noble donates at the campus’ most recent blood drive.

Roanoke Campus – The Nursing Club collected scarves and money to help the Roanoke Valley’s homeless population at Elmwood Park.

Virginia Beach Campus – Students, faculty, and staff collected more than 50 gifts for the Angel Tree program. Created by the Salvation Army, this annual campaign provides Christmas assistance to families in need.