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ECMC awards $480,000 in college scholarships to 80 students in Oregon

August 15, 2018

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) is proud to recognize the 80 high school graduates from the class of 2018 who completed the ECMC Scholars Program. The students attended one of eight high schools in Oregon and earned up to $6,000 each in scholarships.

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Can this tiny career college really become 'America's work-force partner'?

The following article is from The Chronicle of Higher Education

August 14, 2018

After spending time this month with ECMC's chief executive, Jeremy J. Wheaton, in Minneapolis I am convinced that the organization at least has some compelling ideas on the drawing board. Done right, the reboot could create a powerful new national model for postsecondary education's role in work-force training.

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Penn Program preps future MSI presidents

The following article is from Black News Portal

August 13, 2018

Currently, 60 percent of university presidents are over the age of 60, and people of color and women are underrepresented among their ranks, according to the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) which developed the Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Aspiring Leaders program after receiving a $745,000 grant from the ECMC Foundation and the Kresge Foundation.

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Performant Financial Corporation announces financial results for second quarter 2018— recently signed an agreement to acquire Premiere Credit of North America

August 10, 2018

The Company also announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Premiere Credit of North America ("Premiere"). Premiere is a leading provider of recovery services to government, student loan and commercial clients with approximately 330 employees located primarily in Indianapolis and Nashville.

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Debt neutrality

The following article is from Collector Magazine

August 6, 2018

Student loans are complicated and consumers have lots of questions about their debt. Here's how an on-staff ombudsman can help. ECMC's ombudsman Diane Zitur-Hagel is quoted.

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Financial survival guide for recent grads

August 6, 2018

How Can Recent Grads Avoid Credit Damage?

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Single mothers with college degrees much less likely to live in poverty

August 2, 2018

Over the past decade, the share of single mothers living in poverty has been roughly twice as high as that for all families.

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Perkins Act Reauthorization will jumpstart CTE and help close America's Skills Gap

The following article is from LinkedIn

August 1, 2018

President Trump signed into law the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act—the primary law governing federal funding for career and technical education in the United States—for the first time since 2006.

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Firms revamp hiring strategies for developers, security pros and data scientists

The following article is from Information Management

July 27, 2018

Frederick Peguero, vice president of information technology, Enterprise Business Solutions, ECMC Group gives a statement on how mission, culture and enagagement are key to recruiting.

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ECMC Group employees cleaned up two Jeremiah Program campuses

July 26, 2018

ECMC Group did landscaping and building cleanup at two Jeremiah Program campuses.

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PR News will raise a glass to the top communicators and their innovative work at the annual Platinum & Agency Elite Awards luncheon in New York City

July 26, 2018

PR News announced the finalists of the Platinum and Agency Elite Awards and will toast to their successes at an awards luncheon on September 21 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

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Altierus Career College teams up with Nearpod to bolster hands-on approach to education with new classroom technology

July 18, 2018

Altierus Career College has introduced an interactive learning platform on its campuses, further enhancing Altierus's hands-on learning approach for adult students.

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Why your college financial aid letter may be misleading

The following article is from U.S. News & World Report

July 17, 2018

ECMC's Abril Hunt provides tips for students reviewing their financial aid award letters.

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Altierus Career College launches surgical technology program

July 11, 2018

With local demand for surgical technologists expected to grow more than 11 percent over the next few years in the Atlanta area, Altierus Career College has launched an associate degree program to meet the need.

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It's time for business to back a new skills training pact

The following article is from the Star Tribune

July 9, 2018

Monthly jobs reports have drawn applause for impressive top-line numbers, but a troubling pattern persists in the U.S. labor market.

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WyoTech sale finalized

The following article is from the Casper Star Tribune

July 09, 2018

WyoTech's sale was finalized last week, with Jim Mathis stepping in as the new owner.

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ECMC Group employees build classroom kits for Junior Achievement

June 29, 2018

On Wednesday, June 27, Minneapolis-based ECMC Group partnered with Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest to create specialized kits.

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Foundation grants to replicate completion consortium

June 27, 2018

Three groups of colleges -- 10 total -- have received funding from the ECMC Foundation to work together to increase student persistence and graduation rates among low-income, first-generation students and students of color.

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National Alliance for Hispanic Health brings NIH's "All of Us Journey" to Norcross, Georgia

June 21, 2018

The Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia, ("HHCGA"), Altierus Career College and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health will host the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Journey on Sunday, June 24, 2018.

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NIH launches historic research project in Atlanta

June 21, 2018

National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health.

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Transitions Candles empowers at-risk young Tampa women develop business skills

June 21, 2018

Transitions Candles, a non-profit organization that helps at-risk girls and women develop the skills for a bright future.

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Altierus Career College to present $80,000 to local Tampa charities

June 21, 2018

Altierus Career College will present five Tampa-area charities with grants totaling $80,000 at a luncheon featuring several local dignitaries on June 19.

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College Nights Wrap-Up 2018

June 19, 2018

ECMC College Nights events, held annually in the spring at 170 sites across California, Connecticut, Oregon, Tennessee, and Virginia were a fantastic success in 2018.

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Kaleidoscope partners with ECMC and Zenith Education Group to disburse millions in scholarships

May 31, 2018

Kaleidoscope today announced its partnership with Minneapolis-based affiliates Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) and Zenith Education Group (Zenith) to administer and host multiple scholarship programs on the Kaleidoscope scholarship marketplace.

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ECMC Foundation commits $1.39 million to communities across 19 states where employees live and work

May 23, 2018

ECMC Foundation announced today that its GO! Program (GO!) has committed $1.39 million to 92 education-related organizations across 19 states.

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Albuquerque Academy and Albuquerque Institute Of Math And Science host Margaret H. Marshall, Chief Justice, Massachusetts

May 8, 2018

ECMC Group's Grant in honor of Albuquerque Lawyer Roberta Cooper Ramo will Fund Annual Lecture on the U.S. Constitution and the Obligations of Being an American Citizen; Inaugural Event Set for Fall 2018.

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ECMC Group was featured on Channel 5 News about the Best Prep eMentor.

April 27, 2018

ECMC Group was featured on Channel 5 News during the 4:30pm and 6:30pm shows.

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Sierra Vista and Carter HS: Deciphering Financial Aid Packages

April 19, 2018

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Seeking Funding for Big Ideas, MN Cup Education and Division Contestants Gather at ECMC Group

April 12, 2018

More than 100 entrepreneurs and investment experts participated in a panel discussion at ECMC Group headquarters recently to generate visibility and interest for the new Education and Training Division of the Minnesota Cup.

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MN Cup: Nation's Largest Statewide Startup Competition Begins

April 12, 2018

The nation's largest statewide startup competition connects and coaches entrepreneurs as they compete to be named the best new business idea of 2018.

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The College Place-Woodbridge and The College Place-Richmond announce new directors

April 06, 2018

TCPs provide free resources to help Virginia students plan for college

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ECMC opens college access center in Denver

April 06, 2018

The College Place, located at University of Colorado Denver, provides free resources to help students plan for college

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ECMC Group and ECMC Foundation to host MN Cup event for New Education and Training Division

April 05, 2018

"Raising Capital for Emerging Education Businesses: Insights, Tips and Real Stories" to Feature Local Entrepreneurs and Investors

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14th annual MN Cup 2018 opens for applications March 26 with more cash and new division

March 23, 2018

Largest statewide startup competition offers entrepreneurs mentorship and connections —plus $475,000 in prizes and new education and training division

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ECMC to assume contracts for four third-party guarantors serviced by Navient

March 20, 2018

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Navient to assume the third-party guarantor servicing contracts currently being managed by Navient.

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Just-A-Start Corporation receives $500K grant from ECMC Foundation

March 19, 2018

Just-A-Start Corporation, a community development corporation in Cambridge, recently received a $500,000 grant from ECMC Foundation.

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Cummings Foundation's mission alignment, Indonesian wicker weavers, disease care in India

March 13, 2018

With new pledge, Nathan Cummings Foundation moves to align endowment with mission.

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A sector in flux: how for-profit higher ed has shifted

March 13, 2018

Bridgepoint Education's decision on Tuesday to spin off its Ashford University brand has already rankled critics of the company specifically, and of the for-profit sector in general.

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ECMC Foundation to start awarding program-related investments

March 10, 2018

The Los Angeles-based ECMC Foundation, which works to improve education for students in underserved communities, has announced a new funding strategy designed to tap the power of the private sector to solve problems of inequity in education.

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Not as diverse as they should be

March 8, 2018

Racial and gender diversity among leaders and faculty at California's public colleges and universities — including the state's 114 community colleges — doesn't reflect the diversity of their students, especially among Latinos, according to a new report.

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ECMC Foundation expands funding to for-profit sector

March 7, 2018

Program-Related Investments tap into market-based solutions to widen impact in education

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Form D Friday: 'merit-based' student loan lender in frisco gets seed funding

March 6, 2018

Frisco student loan lender has raised $6.8 million in seed funding, a filing this week shows. The company tapped tech investors Colchis Capital, Chicago Ventures, Cube Financial Holdings and ECMC Group.

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Helping students succeed

March 6, 2018

Eighty-six percent of college undergraduates own smartphones. But even with so much information at their fingertips, today's college students remain novices when it comes to their finances.

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More than 2,000 attend latino student leadership conference

March 6, 2018

IThe College Place Oregon director Jennifer Satalino was interviewed at the Cesar E. Chavez Leadership Conference.

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The College Place-Minnesota celebrated

February 28, 2018

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) held a grand opening for its new college access center on Feb. 21.

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Helping students succeed

February 27, 2018

ECMC Group provides tools and services to help students achieve their academic and professional goals.

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ECMC opens college access center in Minneapolis

February 21, 2018

Minneapolis-based Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) has opened a new college access center to help students of all ages prepare for college.

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ECMC launches College Nights; offers tips for completing OSAC scholarship application

February 21, 2018

Oregon students and families wanting to learn more about planning and paying for college can attend one of 27 College Nights planned throughout the state between now and April 30.

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Student lending platform Meritize secures $6.8M seed funding round

February 21, 2018

Meritize, an educational lender that uses an individual's academic data to enhance credit evaluation and expand funding for career-based education, has closed a $6.8 million Seed funding round from leading tech and education-focused investors.

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Barriers to education—cost

February 21, 2018

College is expensive; no one will deny that. According to CollegeBoard, in the past decade alone (2007-2017), tuition rates rose 26% at private nonprofit colleges and 37% at public four-year colleges.

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ECMC Group's doing day

February 16, 2018

ECMC Group's doing day activities were featured on KSTP channel 5 news on February 13, 2018.

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ECMC kicks off Connecticut college nights to educate families about planning for college

February 15, 2018

Connecticut students and families wanting to learn more about planning and paying for college can attend one of 10 College Nights planned throughout the state between now and April 30.

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ECMC kicks off Virginia college nights to educate families about planning for college

February 15, 2018

Students and families wanting to learn more about planning and paying for college can attend one of 58 College Nights planned throughout Virginia between now and April 26.

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ECMC kicks off Tennessee college nights to educate families about planning for college

February 15, 2018

Tennessee students and families wanting to learn more about planning and paying for college can attend one of 30 College Nights planned throughout the state between now and April 30.

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ECMC launches borrower access mobile app

February 13, 2018

A new mobile app lets borrowers access their Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC)-guaranteed federal student loans at the touch of a button—making it easier to manage their accounts via a mobile device.

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ECMC kicks off California college nights to educate families about planning for college

February 12, 2018

California students and families wanting to learn more about planning and paying for college can attend one of 46 College Nights events planned throughout the state between now and April 26.

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Financial Literacy is an essential link in the chain of student success

February 1, 2018

ECMC Group's CEO Jeremy Wheaton writes: 4.5 million Americans are in default on more than $75 billion in student loans.

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Your stress-free guide to student loans

February 1, 2018

ECMC's Abril Hunt provides tips for understanding and managing college-related debt.

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ECMC Group appoints Diana J. Ingram to Board of Directors

January 3, 2018

ECMC Group, a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help students succeed, today announced the appointment of Diana J. Ingram to its Board of Directors.

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ECMC to serve as third-party guarantor servicer for American Student Assistance

January 2, 2018

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) announced today that it has completed the conversion of the $28.6 billion loan portfolio from American Student Assistance (ASA).

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Soledad O'Brien, husband make a good team for their PowHERful home life

January 2, 2018

The already immensely busy Emmy-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien wishes more of the young women who attend her "PowHERful" conferences would hit her up for reference letters.

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