Making a Difference in the World by Reaching Out

Making a Difference in the World by Reaching Out

Here’s how ECPI University is making a difference in the world

Making a Difference in the World by Reaching Out

Medical Assisting student Jasmine Pender

Greensboro Campus – The Medical Students Association sponsored a “Be the Match” event for students to learn about bone marrow donation, then have themselves swabbed and registered in the national donor database.

Making a Difference in the World by Reaching Out

Greensboro CampusPractical Nursing students volunteered at the PGA’s Wyndham Championship Golf Tournament, providing services to attendees, including vital signs and blood sugar checks, and assisting with treatment of dehydration and heat-related injuries.

Making a Difference in the World by Reaching Out

Greenville Campus – Students took turns writing notes of encouragement in cards being sent to troops stationed overseas as part of the “A Million Thanks” project.

Making a Difference in the World by Reaching Out

Newport News CampusThe Business Club sponsored a School Supply Drive to provide much-needed items to children at Jenkins Elementary School.

Making a Difference in the World by Reaching Out

Northern Virginia Campus – A tremendous outpouring of support from students, faculty, and staff allowed the campus to set a record with 35 pints donated at its most recent Red Cross blood drive, by far the highest number since the campus began regular blood drives in 2006.

Making a Difference in the World by Reaching Out

Online – Computer and Information Science faculty member Abbe Forman participated in the delivery of supplies, water, and laundry services to the residents of Everglades City, Florida which was devastated by Hurricane Irma.

Making a Difference in the World by Reaching Out

Online – Katie Helmick-Wolford, an online student from Stephenson, Virginia, helped her son’s second grade class collect school supplies for another second grade class in Texas whose school was wiped out by Hurricane Harvey. She even plans to make the long drive to Texas to deliver all the donations in person.

Making a Difference in the World by Reaching Out

Orlando – Faculty member Dr. Tracey Wealing delivered a presentation about the use of therapy dogs in healthcare. Dr. Wealing volunteers her time to train these dogs, including the dog she brought, Raven, who had been abused before he was rehabilitated and trained by Dr. Wealing.

Making a Difference in the World by Reaching Out

Raleigh Campus – Students, faculty, and staff hit the road to clean up a section of Pine Crest Road. This marks seven years that the campus has participated in the Adopt-A-Highway program.

Making a Difference in the World by Reaching Out

University Director of Career Services Kenton Scearce, cancer survivor Mike Lovern, and V Foundation Manager Randy Karsten

Richmond/Innsbrook – ECPI University Director of Career Service Kenton Scearce and a group of campus volunteers helped stage another successful Lovern and Friends Golf Tournament. This year’s event raised more than $30,000 to benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Making a Difference in the World by Reaching Out

Richmond/Moorefield CampusMassage Therapy student Anita Thompson donates during the campus’ most recent blood drive.

Making a Difference in the World by Reaching Out

Richmond/Moorefield Campus – Faculty and staff members hosted Girls for a Change for a day of hands-on demonstrations and learning activities. Girls for a Change is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire girls of color to visualize their bright futures and potential through discovery, development, and social change innovation in their communities.

Making a Difference in the World by Reaching Out

Campus Director of Admissions Peter Bray, Admissions Advisor Mandi Kirby, Evening Librarian Heather Hobgood, Assistant Director of Admissions Joe LaRaffa, and CIS faculty member Tunesha Witcher

Richmond/Moorefield Campus – Computer and Information Sciences faculty member Tunesha Witcher organized a school supply drive to benefit Girls for a Change.

Making a Difference in the World by Reaching Out

Richmond/Emerywood CampusDental Assisting students volunteered at the Hanover County Free Dental Clinic, helping dental professionals provide much-needed care, such as exams, extractions, and fillings, for children in need.

Making a Difference in the World by Reaching Out

Jesslyn Mundy, Jai Mercer, Mykaila McWhirt, Megan Radner, Tyler Sessions, Ben Isom, Sarah Cover, and Autumn Moore

Richmond/Emerywood Campus Eight physical therapist assistant students braved the weather to ride 104 miles from Washington, DC to Dewey Beach, Delaware in the annual “Bike to the Beach” event. This national fundraiser seeks to increase community awareness about autism and raise funds for care and research. The students raised funds as individuals and as a team, and finished with a total of more than $4,800.