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Peter Taylor listed in top 300 most influential black corporate directors by Savoy Magazine

November 2, 2017

Head executive, Peter Taylor, at Los Angeles-based philanthropic organization ECMC Foundation is named to Savoy Magazine's 2017 Power 300: Most Influential Black Corporate Directors list.

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Milwaukie HS counselor Roberto Aguilar named best in Oregon

November 1, 2017

Roberto Aguilar of Milwaukie High School recently was named the state's school counselor of the year by the Oregon School Counselor Association.

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What college-bound seniors don't know about college does hurt them

October 13, 2017

Do you have a college-bound teenager? If so, you are in the midst of the annual college application bonanza in the United States, one of our country's biggest aspirational rituals, including months of test taking, campus visits and essay writing. Given the time, money and stress the college application process requires, choosing where and what to study is important.

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Expert offers FAFSA advice

September 29, 2017

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be available online at fafsa.ed.gov starting this Sunday.

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ECMC offers free college planning resources and FAFSA completion tips to help students and families plan for college

September 26, 2017

With college planning season upon us and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opening on October 1, now is the time to start thinking about how to pay for college.

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ECMC Group appoints Jeremy J. Wheaton as new president and CEO

August 31, 2017

ECMC Group today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jeremy J. Wheaton as president and chief executive officer (CEO) effective Aug. 31, 2017.

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Local business supports veteran patients at Sac VA

August 31, 2017

ECMC employees collected more than 500 donated toiletries and personal items for veteran patients of their neighboring Sacramento VA Medical Center.

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ASU vice president joins national initiative to prepare professionals for presidencies

August 31, 2017

Dr. Davida Haywood, vice president of Student Affairs at Alabama State University, was selected for the inaugural cohort of MSI Aspiring Leaders program at the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) -- University of Pennsylvania.

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Why one freshman turned down thousands to attend Elon

August 29, 2017

Shekinah Reese began meeting with Kevin Jenkins (ECMC TCP director) regularly at The College Place branch at Northern Virginia Community College.

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UPenn center brings together researches and practitioners from Minority Serving Institutions

August 23, 2017

The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) recently announced its first cohort of the MSI Aspiring Leaders program.

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Students get ECMC scholarships

August 23, 2017

Ten students from Buckingham County High School (BCHS) are qualified to receive up to $6,000 to support their postsecondary education from the Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC).

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A For-profit about-face: Colorado college changes tts name to reflect deep changes

August 23, 2017

Colorado's Everest College two campuses will change their names to Altierus Career College, something Executive Director Carissa Seger said more accurately represents the Zenith model.

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ECMC Foundation commits $1 million to support innovation across Zenith Education Group campuses

August 22, 2017

ECMC Foundation announced today it has awarded more than $1 million to Zenith Education Group's Altierus and WyoTech campuses as part of its 2017 Campaign for Innovation (CFI).

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ECMC Foundation commits $1 million to support innovation across Zenith Education Group campuses

August 22, 2017

ECMC Foundation announced today it has awarded more than $1 million to Zenith Education Group's Altierus and WyoTech campuses as part of its 2017 Campaign for Innovation (CFI).

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The value of simplicity in estimating student aid

August 22, 2017

Tools that skip most of the questions on aid calculators are gathering support. Have they figured out something that most colleges haven't?

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Zenith Education Group partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters to create $600,000 scholarship program

August 16, 2017

Zenith Education Group is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) to create a $600,000 scholarship program.

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Everest Institute-Norcross and Everest College-Atlanta West become Altierus

August 16, 2017

The Norcross and Atlanta West campuses of Everest Institute and College recently changed their names to Altierus College.

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Colorado Springs changes name, direction

August 10, 2017

The 21 Everest campuses across the nation, including the Colorado Springs location at 1815 Jetwing Drive, were rebranded Tuesday as Altierus Career College.

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Everest College-Woodbridge becomes Altierus Career College

August 8, 2017

Everest College-Woodbridge and Everest Institute-Chesapeake are changing their names to Altierus Career College, effective Aug. 8.

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Everest College-Colorado Springs becomes Altierus Career College

August 7, 2017

Everest College-Colorado Springs announced this week that its name would be changing to Altierus Career College, effective Aug. 8.

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American Student Assistance selects ECMC as third-party guarantor servicer

August 4, 2017

American Student Assistance® (ASA) has selected Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) to provide systems, operations and support services to its Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) portfolio.

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ACT makes strategic investment in leading education venture fund--New Markets Venture Partners--to grow transformative education companies

August 1, 2017

ACT, a mission-driven nonprofit organization, today announced a $10.5 million strategic investment in New Markets Venture Partners, a pioneering education-focused fund with a successful 14-year track record of identifying and scaling businesses committed to improving educational outcomes for millions of students across the K-12 and postsecondary spectrum.

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Groundbreaking teacher training program for pre-service teachers launches with funding from ECMC Foundation

Pilot program, "Out of the Gate," will deliver Project-Based Learning training to pre-service teachers, in addition to School of Education faculty and K-12 cooperating teachers

July 27, 2017

ECMC Foundation announced today it will commit $724,159 to the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) to support the implementation of the organization's groundbreaking training program, Out of the Gate.

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Everest College changes name To Altierus two years after turning nonprofit

The following article is from Consumerist

July 21, 2017

More than two years after Education Credit Management Corporation swooped in to purchase 56 Everest and WyoTech campuses previously owned by defunct for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges, the company has finally changed the remaining schools' names in a belated attempt to shed the stigma associated with the for-profit chains.

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Zenith will rebrand former Corinthian-owned Everest campuses as 'Altierus'

The following article is from Politico Pro

July 19, 2017

Zenith Education Group, which two years ago purchased most campuses own by the then-collapsing Corinthian Colleges for-profit chain, is rebranding some of those schools.

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Zenith unveils new name for Everest campuses

The following article is from Inside Higher Ed

July 19, 2017

Zenith Education Group, a nonprofit career college chain, today announced a plan to rebrand the Everest campuses it purchased in 2015 from Corinthian Colleges, a controversial for-profit that collapsed after a nudge from U.S. Department of Education.

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Zenith Education Group introduces Altierus

New name reflects vision, transformation underway for nonprofit career college campuses

July 19, 2017

Zenith Education Group today introduced Altierus, the new brand name for its Everest career college campuses.

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Forget blue collar, it's about 'new collar'

The following article was written by Zenith President and CEO Peter Taylor for CNN

July 10, 2017

While overall business optimism remains high, leaders of companies big and small across the United States are concerned about the skills gap -- the mismatch between the skills the workforce has to offer and the skills employers need.

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KSTP's Summer Harvest for Kids Campaign continues

June 9, 2017

One in six children in Minnesota lives at risk of hunger. Roughly 307,000 Minnesota kids receive free or reduced-price lunches at school, but that's just during the school year.

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ECMC congratulates 2017 ECMC Scholars graduates in Oregon, awards $468,000 in college scholarships

78 students from eight high schools in Oregon complete Scholars Program; Western Oregon University commits to matching award for attending Scholars

June 8, 2017

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) is proud to recognize the 78 high school seniors from Oregon who this spring have completed the ECMC Scholars Program.

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ECMC congratulates 2017 ECMC Scholars graduates in Connecticut, awards $468,000 in college scholarships

78 students from eight high schools in Connecticut complete Scholars Program

June 8, 2017

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) is proud to recognize the 78 high school seniors in Connecticut who this spring have completed the ECMC Scholars Program.

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Building on New Tech's successes

From The Press and Standard

June 2, 2017

ECMC Foundation's three-year grant will be used to redesign the curriculum of elementary, middle and high schools over the next three years by covering much of the costs of training, coaching and professional development for the teachers, principals and district staff in all three school districts.

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ECMC congratulates 2017 ECMC Scholars graduates in Virginia, awards $540,000 in college scholarships

88 students from nine high schools in Virginia complete Scholars Program

June 1, 2017

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) is proud to recognize the 88 high school seniors from Virginia who this spring have completed the ECMC Scholars Program.

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ECMC Foundation awards $1.45 million in grants

The following article is from Philanthropy News Digest

May 30, 2017

The ECMC Foundation, which works to improve education for students in underserved communities, has announced grants totaling $1.45 million to seventy-two nonprofit organizations.

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America's education gap and what CIOs can do about it

The following article is from The Wall Stree Journal

May 25, 2017

The "skills" gap cited by chief information officers as one of their most vexing issues is a facet of a larger, systematic failure in our schooling system.

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Helping students succeed through ECMC's College Nights

May 25, 2017

This spring, ECMC's annual college planning events, College Nights, were held at a record number of sites—134—in Virginia, Oregon, Connecticut, California and Tennessee.

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ECMC Foundation awards $1.45 million to 72 organizations working to improve educational outcomes in employees' local communities

May 23, 2017

ECMC Foundation announced today that it has awarded $1.45 million across 72 organizations spanning 19 states, as part of its 2017 GO! Program.

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ECMC opens college access center in Moreno Valley

The following article is from Inland Empire

May 17, 2017

ECMC has opened its sixth college access center in order to assist students of all ages prepare for college.

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Only a collaborative approach to workforce shortages will move the needle

The following article was written by Zenith President and CEO Peter Taylor for The Detroit News

May 15, 2017

Like so many hurdles in Washington and around the country, identifying the problem isn't the hard part—it's finding the solution that takes time, collaboration and effort.

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Giving college applicants a helping hand at PDCCC

The following article is from The Smithfield Times

May 9, 2017

For many students, applying for college can be daunting. There are forms to fill out, information to gather, strict qualifications and deadlines to meet.

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Coro Southern California honors Peter J. Taylor for his civic leadership and impact in higher education

By ECMC Foundation

May 8, 2017

Peter J. Taylor, ECMC Foundation president and Zenith Education Group president and CEO, was honored at this year's annual Coro Southern California Crystal Eagle Awards Gala.

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ECMC Group Receives "2017 Game Changer" Award from the Corporate Volunteerism Council-Twin Cities

Dollars to launch EdVisions' multi-year, multi-school expansion program in Minnesota and beyond

May 4, 2017

ECMC Group received the 2017 Corporate Volunteerism Council-Twin Cities' (CVC-TC) "Game Changer" award on May 4 at the CVC-TC Annual Celebration.

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Paying for college without taking on crippling debt

The following article is from CBS News

May 3, 2017

I like to tinker with new tools that help families make better college decisions. The sooner you run the numbers -- meaning before junior year in high school -- the greater your ability to avoid debt.

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WyoTech tailors school experience for military veterans

The following article is from the Laramie Boomerang.

April 28, 2017

When it comes to gear heads, WyoTech Laramie Campus Director Caleb Perriton said military veterans are highly sought after in the automotive industry.

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ECMC Foundation makes $655,000 grant to support Minnesota organization offering personalized, self-directed deeper learning

Dollars to launch EdVisions' multi-year, multi-school expansion program in Minnesota and beyond

April 26, 2017

ECMC Foundation announced today it will commit $655,000 to EdVisions Schools, Inc. (EdVisions) to support the launch of the organization's three-year expansion and revitalization initiative, which includes opening 12 new schools and providing training in deeper learning instructional practices to 25 others.

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ECMC featured in Times Square

April 25, 2017

ECMC was featured in Times Square on Monday, April 17, 2017

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ECMC helps students succeed with tips to understand financial aid award letters during Financial Literacy Month

April 18, 2017

Paying for college is one of the most important early investment decisions a student can make.

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ECMC opens college access center in Southern California

April 4, 2017

The College Place, located on the Moreno Valley College Campus, provides free resources for students of all ages to plan for college

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) has opened its sixth college access center to help students of all ages prepare for college.

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WyoTech recognized as Military Friendly school

April 3, 2017

WyoTech has been named a Top 10 Gold Level Military Friendly® School Award recipient in the category of private vocational schools by Victory Media.

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36 apps that will save you money

April 3, 2017

A team of MONEY reporters checked out dozens of apps (and websites in places where apps were few) to find 36 top picks across seven areas of your financial life: travel, tracking your money, your home, retirement planning, shopping, college, and investing. College Abacus was listed as one of the 36 top picks.

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ECMC Group on WCCO morning radio

March 27, 2017

Jan Hines was interviewed by John Hines on Friday, March 24, as part of ECMC Group's Good Neighbor of the Week award.

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ECMC Group named WCCO's Good Neighbor Business of the Week

March 20, 2017

ECMC Group will be WCCO's Good Neighbor Business of the Week March 20-26.

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Zenith Education Group response to media coverage about Independent Monitor Report

March 16, 2017

In response to media coverage about the most recent Independent Monitor Report, Zenith Education Group released the following statement:

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ECMC Group appoints new board member

March 14, 2017

ECMC Group, a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help students succeed, today announced the appointment of K. Paul Singh to its Board of Directors.

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ECMC Group donates van to Sacramento Children's Museum

March 13, 2017

If kids can't go to the museum, bring the museum to the kids. That's the thinking behined The Van-Go Van.

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At César E. Chávez Youth Leadership Conference, ECMC celebrates 10 years of partnership and $250,000 financial investment in improving Latino college access in Oregon

March 1, 2017

ECMC is reaffirming its strong commitment to the college dreams of Oregon's Latino students by ensuring more of them have the tools they need to successfully navigate the college application and financial aid process.

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"Doing Day" at ECMC

February 24, 2017

Volunteers are helping a Minneapolis nonprofit provide for people and animals—on what the nonprofit calls a "doing day."

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Automotive industry in need of new technicians

February 10, 2017

Harry Weimann (Strategic Relationship Manager at WyoTech), Adam Duplin (Faculty Member at WyoTech), Alan Scher (Ford Motor Company) and John Putzier (Greater Pittsburgh Automotive Dealers) stop by to talk about the increased need for automotive technicians.

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Vocational education provides skills needed for long-term, meaningful work

The following article was written by Zenith President and CEO Peter Taylor for The Detroit News

January 31, 2017

In recent days, all eyes in the education community have been focused on the confirmation of Michigan native Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of education.

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Vocational education provides skills needed for long-term, meaningful work

The following article was written by Zenith President and CEO Peter Taylor for the Washington Post

January 25, 2017

For too long, the prevailing attitude in America has been that the only education that matters is a path resulting in a four-year college degree.

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Zenith Education Group signs multi-year extension for CampusNexus Student in the cloud to drive transformation

The following article is from Yahoo Finance.

January 20, 2017

Campus Management Corp., a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services for higher education, announced today that Zenith Education Group has committed to a five-year extension of its licensing agreement for Campus Management's flagship student information system, CampusNexus® Student, delivered through CampusNet Cloud.

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Why investing in intellectual infrastructure must be part of Trump's job plan

The following article is from Maxium

January 18, 2017

In 1976, long before any of the students at the WyoTech automotive training school were born, Ford Motor Company imagined an amazing Cruising Van, with period-appropriate stripes, side pipes, and porthole side windows.

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Ford X Wyotech crusin' van

The following article is from Apparatus Mag

January 18, 2017

To mark its 50th anniversary, WyoTech students, graduates and instructors customized a 2016 Ford Transit van to pay tribute to the 1976 "Cruising Van" featured in an iconic 1976 Ford ad. Individuals at the Blairsville, PA, campus were responsible for designing and building the "Shagadelic Van which was unveiled at this years SEMA show.

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Why investing in intellectual infrastructure must be part of Trump's job plan

The following article was written by Zenith President and CEO Peter Taylor for the Dallas Morning News

January 3, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump centered his campaign on being the jobs president, promising to create 25 million jobs over the next decade.

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