Here’s how ECPI University is making a difference in the world
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.
Greensboro Campus – Practical 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.
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.
Newport News Campus – The Business Club sponsored a School Supply Drive to provide much-needed items to children at Jenkins Elementary School.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Richmond/Moorefield Campus – Massage Therapy student Anita Thompson donates during the campus’ most recent blood drive.
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.
Richmond/Moorefield Campus – Computer and Information Sciences faculty member Tunesha Witcher organized a school supply drive to benefit Girls for a Change.
Richmond/Emerywood Campus – Dental 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.
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.