ECPI University Press Releases: Columbia, SC

Bookhart Honored as 2012 ECPI University Valedictorian

Columbia, SC – ECPI University recently honored Miss Jasmine Bookhart as their 2012 Valedictorian.  Miss Bookhart, a resident of Irmo, graduated at the top of her class with her AAS Degree in Medical Assisting.  College didn’t come easy to Jasmine; she worked hard to balance school, work and being a single mother and yet was still able to complete all her course work and her clinical rotation with Lakeview Family Medicine while maintaining a GPA of 3.92.  Jasmine was also a member of the Medical Student Association and Phi Theta Kappa Honors Fraternity.  Upon her graduation Miss Bookhart was hired as part of the Six Sigma Medical Research Facility of Columbia Nephrology, working under Dr. Tarek Sobeih, MD on experimental nephrology treatments.  ECPI University recognizes and congratulates Miss Jasmine Bookhart for her outstanding achievement.

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


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


ECPI University Announces Campus Discovery Day

Learn How Industry-Driven Curriculum Transforms Education and Career Prospects

Columbia, SCECPI University, including its School of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute is pleased to announce Campus Discovery Day, an open house to be held at 250 Berryhill Road, Suite 300, Columbia on Saturday, August 11, 2012 from

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • See exciting interactive demonstrations
  • Tour the campus
  • Meet with faculty and staff
  • Observe the hands-on learning environment
  • Explore future career education goals in the technology and medical arenas.

Prospective students will learn how they can earn a Bachelor’s degree in 2.5 years or an Associate’s in 1.5 years through ECPI’s convenient year-round schedule.

ECPI’s Online Education campus will also be participating in Campus Discovery Day by phone and through Live Chat sessions from 10am to 4pm. This will enable those interested in pursuing an online degree to interact with the online campus team.

For more information about Campus Discovery Day please visit