Community Outreach Impact Felt at ECPI University TOPICS:Spring 2019 Posted By: ECPI University May 3, 2019 Charleston Campus – Practical Nursing student Alon Medard donating during the campus’ most recent blood drive for the American Red Cross. Charleston Campus – Students and faculty participated in Cyber in the Middle, an annual event where local elementary and middle school students can learn more about computer and information science. ECPI University’s session focused on computer construction and deconstruction. Charleston Campus – Phi Beta Lambda collected donated clothes, toiletries, and canned goods for the Steven Austin Homeless Shelter. Photo featuring: Faculty Co-Advisor Praveen Nalla, PBL Secretary Lorna Colon, Krystal Douse, PBL Secretary Tracy Maynard, and PBL President and State Vice President Javon Talley Charleston Campus – Faculty and staff volunteered for Math and Science Night at Ladson Elementary School. Charleston Campus – Medical Assisting faculty member Lisa Rogers led Honour Society members as they volunteered at the Hanahan Senior Center, teaching seniors how to more effectively use their smartphones. Charleston Campus – Medical Assisting Program Director Krista Rodgers volunteered at Lady Cougars STEM Day. Held annually, more than 1,000 K-12 students come to learn about educational paths to STEM careers. Charleston Campus – Faculty and staff volunteered as judges at the annual Tri-County Science Fair. Charlotte Campus – MED160 students volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank. Charlotte Campus – The Medical Assisting Professionals Club partnered with the Shelter Health Services organization to provide medical care for residents in the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope, the largest homeless shelter in the Southeastern U.S. for women and children. During the event, students registered patients, took vital signs, drew blood, tested cholesterol and glucose levels, performed vision assessments on adults and children, and assisted the physicians as they gave flu and pneumonia vaccines. Greenville Campus – Students, faculty, and staff raised more than $1,500 which ECPI University matched to donate $3,075 to Bon Secours’ Pearlie Harris Center for Breast Health to help fund a second mobile mammography bus. Newport News Campus – ECPI University partnered with the Virginia Air & Space Center, NASA Langley’s visitor center, to provide quality content which connected students to STEM focused careers. ECPI continues to support the project through interactive activities on STEM Saturdays to provide out-of-school time family enrichment. The STEM 360 Project, a multi-platform, STEM education engagement and research study was created to help improve STEM career awareness, achievement, and engagement. Newport News Campus – Electronics Engineering Technology Program Director Chris Fritzel and Mechatronics student Thomas Perkins volunteered for Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s STEAM Night. Richmond/Moorefield Campus – Surgical Technology faculty member Amanda Kish was one of many faculty members who met with fifth grade students from Crenshaw Elementary as part of the school’s College and Career Readiness Initiative. Richmond/Moorefield Campus – The Criminal Justice Club sponsored a DVDs for Vets drive, collecting 200 DVDs that were donated to veterans afflicted by physical hardships and traumatic brain injuries. Richmond/Moorefield Campus – The Criminal Justice Club held a supply drive for a local family who recently lost their home to a fire.