Making a Difference in the World Can Start at School

Making a Difference in the World Can Start at School

Everyone wants to make their mark on the world. Here at ECPI University students, faculty, and staff are always encouraged and given opportunities to make a difference for themselves, their fellow students, and their community. Here are just a few examples of how they have succeeded!

Culinary Institute of Virginia’s Newport News Campus won third place overall in the Hampton Roads Grilled Cheese Festival’s annual competition. Led by Alumni Marty Clebowicz and Chef Instructor Nick Eaton with students Paul Geach, Nicole Harris, Stanley Chapman, and Taylor Smith, the team earned high praise for their Fontina and Brie Grilled Cheese on Bourbon Bacon Brioche with Tomato Peach Soup.

Dr. Maude McGill, Director of Nursing at the Virginia Beach campus, has published two articles, “Knowing When to Leave” and “Caring for the Patient with PBA,” in American Nurse Today.

Ginny Hallock (left), Student Success Coordinator at the Northern Virginia Campus, recently served as project coordinator for the annual gala to benefit Serve Our Willing Warriors, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide cost-free retreat stays and other programs that positively impact the lives of wounded and ill military service members and disabled veterans.

Javon Talley, a business student at the Charleston campus, has been elected Vice-President of South Carolina Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for 2019. PBL is the largest career student business organization in the world, helping more than 230,000 members each year prepare for careers in business.

Dr. Crystal Lane-Tillerson, RN-BSN Director at the Newport News campus, has published “Evaluating the Efficacy of a Behavior Modification Program in Overweight African American Adolescents… Revisiting the Literature,” in The ABNF Journal.

Dr. Paul Nussbaum, a member of the Electronics Engineering Technology faculty at the Richmond/Moorefield campus, has been selected as a program evaluator for ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

North Carolina Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs Martin Falls was the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the campus’ Student Veterans of America chapter.