Press Releases

Contest Challenges Students to Innovate Next Generation of Ballpark Food

Norfolk, VA – Baseball season is now underway, and there’s nothing better than a hot dog and a cold beverage while rooting for your team from the stands…or is there? 

Many of today’s fans are looking for a bit more from their ballpark food. That’s why the Culinary Institute of Virginia (CIV) is challenging its students to create some new types of stadium food and win scholarship money at the same time. 

The newest addition to the CIV Culinary Competition series, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” challenges teams of two to three students to formulate innovative fan food that will impress a panel of Hampton Roads sport professionals, including: 

  • Longtime Sports Executive and Voice of Hampton Roads Athletics Jack Ankerson
  • Norfolk Admirals Vice President of Community Affairs Brooke Cranor
  • Norfolk State University Head Baseball Coach Claudell E. Clark
  • Virginian-Pilot Sports Reporter Larry Rubama
  • Lake Taylor High School Athletic Director Robert Pannebacker 
Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Newport News, VA – Students and faculty from the Culinary Institute of Virginia (CIV) will be serving dinner to nearly 100 city youth ages 10 to 18 on Wednesday, March 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Dochiki Civic and Social Club, located at 2705 Chestnut Avenue in Newport News. In addition, they will also deliver a presentation on proper dining etiquette. 

“We believe it is very important that our young people develop these skills early on,” says Tom Harmon Chairman of the club’s civic committee. “In years past, these were things you learned around the dinner table at home, but many of our youth come from single parent homes where family dinners are few and far between. Someday, one of these kids may have a job interview over lunch. Knowing how to conduct themselves properly could well affect the outcome.” 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

SC’s Largest Professional Job Fair Draws More Than 100 Employers 

Columbia, SC – For the fourth consecutive year, ECPI University’s Columbia campus is leading a coalition of community organizations to host the Palmetto State Job Fair. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, located at 1101 Lincoln Street.   

Held in conjunction with area Chambers of Commerce, including South Carolina, ColumbiaGreater Irmo, Greater Cayce West Columbia, Greater Lexington, Kershaw County, Aiken, Orangeburg County, Sumter, and Newberry County, as well as the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, Army Community Service, IT-ology, SC Cyber, and Alpha Media, this event is devoted to professional job seekers and is free and open to the public. Please have resumes ready and be dressed to interview. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Monday, March 6, 2017

Cybersecurity Partnership Aims to Meet Growing Threats

ECPI University and Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) have signed an articulation agreement that gives NVCC students automatic admission into ECPI University’s Cyber and Network Security bachelor degree program. Through ECPI University’s year-round, accelerated schedule, these students will have the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree in just 60 weeks. 

Transferring students will enjoy a number of additional benefits, including lower tuition. NVCC graduates will be charged the equivalent of the highest Virginia in-state tuition and fees for the portion of the program taken at ECPI or actual ECPI University costs, whichever is less.  

ECPI University will waive the application and registration fees, and accept most NVCC credits. These benefits are predicated upon the student earning a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in their AAS in Cybersecurity program and achieving a “C” or better in all courses applied to the degree. All courses must be completed within the past 10 years. 

Contact:
ECPI Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Monday, February 27, 2017

Guaranteed Admittance and Scholarships among Benefits

Greenville, SC – ECPI University’s Greenville campus and Spartanburg Community College (SCC) have signed an articulation agreement that gives SCC Mechatronics and Electronics Engineering Technology graduates automatic admission into ECPI University’s Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology/Mechatronics program. 

Transferring students will enjoy a number of additional benefits, including scholarships of $1,500 per semester or $3,000 per academic year for fulltime registration, making their cost of attendance equivalent to that of other public universities in South Carolina. ECPI University will also wave the application and registration fees, and accept most SCC credits.

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

SC’s Largest Professional Job Fair Draws More Than 100 Employers 

Columbia, SC – For the fourth consecutive year, ECPI University’s Columbia campus is leading a coalition of community organizations to host the Palmetto State Job Fair. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, located at 1101 Lincoln Street.   

Held in conjunction with area Chambers of Commerce, including South Carolina, ColumbiaGreater Irmo, Greater Cayce West Columbia, Greater Lexington, Kershaw County, Aiken, Orangeburg County, Sumter, and Newberry County, as well as the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, Army Community Service, and Alpha Media, this event is devoted to professional job seekers and is free and open to the public. Please have resumes ready and be dressed to interview. 

Contact:
ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt - 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu
Release Date:
Monday, February 6, 2017

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