Virginia College at Mobile Wraps City Transit Buses, Gives Students Free Rides


Students at the Mobile, Alabama, campus of Virginia College can now ride The Wave mass transit buses free as part of an agreement between the school and the city's transit authority. Students need only show a student ID and one other valid picture ID to have unlimited free rides on the buses. Two buses in the system will carry a special Virginia College "wrap," encouraging everyone to inquire about the school's career programs in such areas as healthcare, medical office, business, cosmetology, and computer design.

"We are happy The Wave is willing to offer this special benefit to our students," says Campus President Eric Berrios. "We work hard to make the student experience better for everyone and this will help with transportation problems for many of them. It will also encourage them to continue using mass transit once they graduate and begin their new careers. This fits well with our company emphasis on saving energy resources."

Virginia College at Mobile is owned by Education Corporation of America, which also owns Virginia College campuses in Pensacola, Biloxi, and 13 other cities, and has just opened Ecotech Institute in the Denver, Colorado, metro area. Ecotech Institute prepares graduates for careers in renewable energy and sustainable design.