ECPI University Press Releases (August 2012)

Culinary Institute of Virginia Announces Campus Discovery Day

Learn How Industry-Driven Curriculum Transforms
Education and Career Prospects

Virginia Beach, VA - ECPI University's School of Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of Virginia, is pleased to announce Campus Discovery Day, an open house to be held at

2428 Almeda Avenue in Norfolk on Saturday, August 11, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to this event is free.

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • See exciting cooking demonstrations
  • Tour the campus
  • Meet with faculty and staff
  • Observe the hands-on learning environment

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ECPI University Leads High School App Camp

More than 30 Chesapeake Students Learn to Build Mobile Apps

Virginia Beach, Va. – ECPI University is pleased to support more than 30 Chesapeake high school students at its Summer App Camp being held August 6 – 9 at the Chesapeake Conference Center. In conjunction with the Chesapeake Technology Business Consortium and Chesapeake Public Schools, the university is providing instruction during a week-long, intensive course on mobile apps.

Students participating in this free program learn how to build an app, develop solutions for potential problems and create graphics for the interface. Led by ECPI University Associate Dean of Education Technology Gerry White, they will also learn how to make a basic game for mobile devices that is downloadable so they can play it with their friends.

The ultimate goal, however, is to ignite student interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) by making these subjects fun. “You never know, this sort of experience just might lead a student down a very rewarding career path,” says White. “When you show them the practical applications of something they once considered abstract, it creates a fertile ground for learning.”

For more information, please contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or


ECPI Announces New Health Information Management Degree

Columbia, SC – ECPI University is pleased to announce that it is now offering an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information Management at its Columbia, South Carolina campus.

Graduates will be prepared to ensure the availability of accurate health data through the application of industry-leading healthcare technologies. Coursework involves health data management, information policy, information systems, administration and clinical work flow.

US News and World Report recently listed Health Information Management (HIM) as one of the hottest jobs in the future (11/19/2011).  “As emerging technologies work towards a fully electronic future, HIM professionals are needed to fill the growing workforce,” says ECPI University Columbia Campus President James Rund.  “The Columbia metro area has an amalgamation of hospital networks and major medical insurance companies which rely on Health Information Management professionals.  ECPI University is proud to serve the community by enhancing the workforce with skilled HIM graduates.”

For more information, please contact ECPI Columbia Campus President James Rund at 803.772.3333 or Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or