Early Sunday morning, a wildfire (codenamed Glass) started burning near St. Helena. The California leadership team and senior leaders in Hyde Park including President Ryan monitored conditions throughout the day and prepared for a possible evacuation of campus. Late last night, we evacuated 119 students from the residence halls. Most students were able to connect with family or friends for overnight accommodations; 18 students were provided lodging arranged by the CIA through the county. The California team was in continuous contact with CIA leadership throughout, and due to their efforts, the evacuation went smoothly with all students safe and accounted for. Students remained calm and in good spirits despite the situation. They have been real troopers.

While the fire came too close for comfort, Greystone and our residence halls on campus and on Pratt Avenue were untouched.

Currently the Greystone campus is without power as damage is assessed and fires continue to be active in the area. All members of the campus community have been asked to work remotely. We are using The CIA at Copia as a base camp for our operations, and many students will be spending time there today. We will continue to update students, faculty, and staff, by e-mail as needed. Parents, please urge your student to share these notifications, so you have the latest information.

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Singapore Campus Honored at World Gourmet Summit

SIngapore CampusThe CIA Singapore won the 2017 Hospitality Institution of the Year Award at The World Gourmet Summit Awards of Excellence in late March. This award recognizes an educational organization that provides courses that enrich students with expert knowledge within the hospitality field. CIA Singapore won the Culinary Institution of the Year Award at The World Gourmet Summit in 2015.

The Awards of Excellence honor the efforts of key players in the food and beverage industry in Singapore and throughout Southeast Asia who demonstrate exceptional service and utmost dedication to their craft.

“We are honored to be recognized by the World Gourmet Summit for the prestigious Award of Excellence as Hospitality Institution of the Year,” says CIA Singapore Managing Director Eve Felder. "As alumni of our Singapore campus continue to distinguish themselves in the world of hospitality, we are thrilled to pave the way for professionalism and excellence in this robust segment of the economy."

The CIA's first international campus opened in Singapore in 2010, offering bachelor's degrees in culinary arts management.

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