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More Than 7,000 Meals Served on First Day

Norfolk, VA – When Dane Macan saw the devastation in Texas and what was about to happen in Florida, he immediately went to his boss and requested time off. A Food Service Management graduate of Culinary Institute of Virginia (CIV) and current MBA student at ECPI University, Dane is a longtime volunteer with Mercy Chefs, a faith-based, non-profit disaster relief organization. 

Mercy Chefs’ mission is to serve professionally prepared meals for victims, volunteers and first responders in national emergencies and natural disasters. Dane and wife Kristin – a CIV faculty member and fellow Mercy Chefs volunteer – have traveled all across the nation during the past five years, serving food to victims of natural disasters, including Hurricane Sandy in New York. 

His team is currently working at the edge of Lee and Collier counties in Florida. “I didn't get to talk to Dane until late last night because he was cooking from 6 am till about 9:30 pm,” says Chef Kristin Macan. “His team prepared more than 2,000 meals for lunch and served all the food. They also prepped 2,000 meals for dinner, but they ran out of food, so they made additional meals and ended up serving 3,000 more people. It was 101 degree down there yesterday, so he is really tired, but he’s doing what he’s been called to do.”

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or [email protected]
Release Date:
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Students Meeting Admissions/Assessment Requirements May Attend Initial Courses at No Cost or Obligation

Roanoke, VAECPI University has announced it will offer a “Trial Period” for eligible students displaced by Miller-Motte College’s recent decision to close its Roanoke and Lynchburg locations. Students meeting admissions and assessment requirements will be given the opportunity to take classes at ECPI University for two 5-week terms without obligation, before being considered for acceptance. Students that continue will receive a scholarship to cover the cost of the first term. 

“At ECPI University, we put students’ interests first,” says ECPI University Roanoke Campus President Kevin Newby. “These students have been put in a difficult predicament. Miller-Motte’s announcement coming so close to the start of their studies puts students in a difficult predicament. ECPI University’s trial period will allow them to begin the transition now, so their career goals are not delayed.” 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or [email protected]
Release Date:
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Topics Include Electronics, CAD, Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering

Manassas, VA – ECPI University is set to host more than 150 local high school students for a preparatory workshop in advance of this year’s FIRST Tech Challenge on Saturday, September 9 at its Northern Virginia campus, located at 10021 Balls Ford Road in Manassas. 

As lead title sponsor of the Virginia Championship, ECPI University is pleased to support FIRST Tech’s mission of inspiring young people to become science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills. The goal: to encourage innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt – 757.213.3613 or [email protected]
Release Date:
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Topics Include Electronics, CAD, Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering

Richmond, VA – ECPI University is set to host nearly 200 high school students for a preparatory workshop in advance of this year’s FIRST Tech Challenge on Saturday, September 9 at its Richmond/Innsbrook campus, located at 4305 Cox Road in Glen Allen. 

As lead title sponsor of the Virginia Championship, ECPI University is pleased to support FIRST Tech’s mission of inspiring young people to become science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills. The goal: to encourage innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt – 757.213.3613 or [email protected]
Release Date:
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Students, Faculty, and Alumni Compete to Create the Best Single Bite of Food

Norfolk, VA – In the latest installment of its Culinary Competition Series, the Culinary Institute of Virginia is preparing to host “A Perfect Pairing,” a contest that pits students, faculty, and alumni against one another. 

In the first round, they will be challenged to prepare a single bite of food based on a theme and available ingredients. In a blind taste-test, CIV Chef Instructors and notable alumni Chefs will taste the bites and select their favorite. Students will be paired with their Chef based on the taste test results. 

From there, teams will co-create a single dish they hope will deliver a winning combination for a panel of discerning judges. And in the championship round, the five final teams will work from a mystery basket of ingredients to create one imaginative single dish. The top three student winners will receive scholarships of $1,000, $650, and $350, respectively. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or [email protected]
Release Date:
Friday, August 4, 2017

Richmond, VA – Massage Therapy students from ECPI University’s Richmond/Moorefield campus have once again been invited by the Washington Redskins for the fifth straight year to provide massage therapy to players throughout the team’s three week training camp in Richmond, Virginia. 

“This opportunity provides real-life sports massage scenarios that will be of tremendous benefit to our students,” says ECPI University Richmond/Moorefield Campus President Ashley Richards. “Professional athletes are physically very different. Obviously, their muscles are well-defined and tend to be large. Our students will have the opportunity to make connections between their work and the body parts they are trying to address visually and kinesthetically.” 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or [email protected]
Release Date:
Monday, July 31, 2017

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