Culinary Students Help Feed Hungry Children

KClowres2KClowres1We had a tremendous turnout of student support today at ECPI University’s School of Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of Virginia (CIV).

A team of student and faculty volunteers prepared a pre-Thanksgiving dinner for nearly 1,500 hungry children.It’s all part of CIV’s monthly commitment to the local Food Bank to provide meals to children in after-school programs. Well done!

Healthcare Administration Students Help Norfolk Seniors

Healthcare Administration Club Members Abbey Gialenes, Ashley Propst, Guadalupe Ramirez, Ryan Wilson, and Clenena Parker

Healthcare Administration Club Members Abbey Gialenes, Ashley Propst, Guadalupe Ramirez, Ryan Wilson, and Clenena Parker

Life for some Norfolk senior citizens might be a little more manageable thanks to a group of healthcare administration students at the Virginia Beach Medical Careers Institute campus. The Norfolk Mayor’s Task Force on Aging asked members of the Healthcare Administration Club if they would create a resource guide for the City’s senior citizens outlining organizations they can approach for assistance.

The students went one step further and created both a hard copy document (available for print to be handed out at nursing homes and local senior centers) and a database which may be updated whenever new services are available. “I was very impressed with the attention to detail,” said Ms. Lynne Berg, a member of the Norfolk Mayor’s Task Force on Aging. “What they created is very well organized and, therefore, easy for seniors to use. There is nothing like this document in Norfolk and the club’s work will be beneficial to seniors in the Hampton Roads area when they are in need of services such as creating a will or finding transportation to a local senior center.”

ECPI University Leads Mobile Apps Workshop for Chesapeake Students

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ECPI University, in association with the City of Chesapeake and the Chesapeake Technology Business Consortium (CTBC), recently completed a Mobile Apps workshop for 34 Chesapeake Public School middle and high school students at the Chesapeake Central Public Library.

A free program, students learned all about mobile apps, where the technology is heading and how to design and develop them, from conception to publishing. Participants were also introduced to Mobile Game Design, the latest technology associated with mobile apps, along with new developments in augmented reality and wearable computing.

“A workshop like this can really open up a fascinating world of new opportunities for young people, as their futures in many cases are right around the corner,” said Gerry White, Associate Dean of Academic Technology and Department Head of Arts & Sciences at ECPI University in Virginia Beach and a licensed Apple developer. [Read more...]

Pharmaceutical Company Calls on ECPI University to Assist Workers

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Pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim recently announced it was shutting down one of its manufacturing lines in Petersburg, Virginia, leaving 70 people out of work. To assist the workers with the transition, the company turned to ECPI University. Business Development Specialist Paul Dockery put together a comprehensive job fair that included skills assessments, and training, as well as a resume and interviewing workshop. Fourteen companies attended the event.

ECPI University Supports Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

ECPI University sponsored this week’s annual Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society’s Active Duty Fund Drive Luncheon at Naval Station Norfolk. The mission of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is to provide financial, educational, and other assistance to members of the Naval Services of the United States, eligible family members, and survivors when in need; and to receive and manage funds to administer these programs. The Society provides assistance to eligible recipients in the form of:

ECPI University Executive Director of Military Education Bob Larned, RADM Tim Alexander, CAPT Kathy Nelson USN (RET), ECPI University President Mark Dreyfus.

ECPI University Executive Director of Military Education Bob Larned, RADM Tim Alexander, CAPT Kathy Nelson USN (RET), ECPI University President Mark Dreyfus.

  • Interest-free loans and grants
  • Scholarships and interest-free loans for education
  • Financial Counseling
  • Budget for Baby Workshops
  • Thrift Shops
  • Visiting Nurse Services

“The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society is a great charity that assists Sailors and Marines who need a small, quick loan to get home on emergency leave or to support a military spouse when the service member is deployed or overseas,” says ECPI University Executive Director of Military Education Bob Larned. “ECPI University has sponsored their luncheon for the past three years and will continue to support our Sailors and Marines in any way that we can.”