ECPI University Press Releases (January 2012)

ECPI University Graduates Inaugural Practical Nursing Class

North Charleston, SC – ECPI University is proud to congratulate its first eight graduates from its new Practical Nursing diploma program.  These graduates are the first to complete the program requirements, including hands-on clinical hours in local medical facilities, and are preparing for state licensure examinations.

The graduates are Marquita Browne of Charleston, Chantel Glover of Summerville, Nicole Heyward of Johns Island, Denise Karnickey of Charleston, Shara McCarley of Goose Creek, LaKosha Sanders of North Charleston, Schemeka Small of Ladson, and Jannette Stinson of Hollywood.

“These students have achieved so much in just fourteen months,” says Ann-Marie Kraft, RN, nursing instructor.  “They are ready to take their state board exams and start working as Licensed Practical Nurses or progress into Registered Nursing programs.  We are so proud of their achievements.”

ECPI University provides a student-centered learning environment that promotes the enhancement of each student’s professional and personal life through education.


Level One Hosting Career Fair at ECPI

Company is Seeking IT, Marketing and Customer Care Professionals

Greenville, SC –Level One, a provider of outsourced contact solutions for the multi-family apartment industry, is hosting a career fair at ECPI University on Friday, January 20 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the University’s campus, located at 1001 Keys Drive in Greenville.

Level One will be accepting resumes and conducting interviews for a number of positions in marketing, customer care, leasing desk, IT, sales and software development.  “Due to the large volume of positions Level One is hiring for, ECPI was a logical choice for this event,” says Jay Sanderson, Level One Recruiting Manager.

For more information or to apply online ahead of time, please visit Level One’s website at For directions to the campus, please call 864.288.2828.           



Menu Gallery Serves Art, History and Learning to Students

Norfolk, VA - Connecting kitchens, classrooms and offices stretches a long corridor that serves as a visual tribute to the culinary arts. Framed along its walls are 57 creations in cuisine; menus from some of the best restaurants in the Americas and Europe. The Menu Gallery of Fame at ECPI University's Culinary Institute of Virginia (CIV) in Norfolk, Virginia features bills of fare from the last 50 years and continues to grow.

Beluga caviar with lobster thermidor served on Rosenthal bone china is just a sampling from the first class menu on Pan Am's inaugural transatlantic jet flights in 1959. Adjacent is a menu from The French Laundry restaurant with the signature of Chef Thomas Keller. Not far down the corridor is a Spago menu courtesy of Wolfgang Puck. Alongside is the carte de jour from Craft restaurant with best wishes from Tom Colicchio of Top Chef fame. And then there's the menu from Les Set Portes restaurant in Barcelona, which has been in operation for 175 years. Vibrant colors, distinctive graphics and genres of style offer a reflection of decades past and present.

"The artwork and design of many of these menus is amazing and often provide a very telling look back in time," says Andy Gladstein, CIV Campus Director. "This is a school for the study of culinary arts and these menus reflect both form and function."

The gallery was started when the institute opened five years ago as a unique way to decorate the hallway. Staff have collected and donated menus that are artfully arranged by Frame-Up Gallery of Virginia Beach in a 180-foot-long corridor at the heart of the institute. The exhibit not only inspires the appetite - along with a heaping helping of artistic expression, history and fame - the menus are also employed as learning tools in CIV's curriculum. Students utilize them as a frame of reference and inspiration in designing menus, for purchasing and cost courses and creating recipes.

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