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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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Why college students should move quickly on financial aid requests

The following article is from Consumer Affairs

December 22, 2016

Many students heading for college will be rushing to get their applications in next month ahead of deadlines, but they should also be thinking about financial aid at the same time.

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PowHERful Foundation Summit at Dodger Stadium

December 8, 2016

On Monday, Soledad O'Brien and Brad Raymond announced that the PowHERful Foundation's 2016 LA 'PowHERful Summit', in partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF), will be coming to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, December 10th, 2016, giving young women in the Los Angeles area opportunities to experience the inspiring and motivational series that has toured the country.

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Two Minneapolis nonprofits team up for "Second Harvest Heartland"

December 7, 2016

Two Minneapolis organizations joined forces to volunteer at "Second Harvest Heartland" on Wednesday.

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ECMC assumes responsibility for loans guaranteed by South Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (SCSEAA)

December 1, 2016

Effective today, Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) becomes the designated guaranty agency for the South Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (SCSEAA) Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) portfolio.

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WyoTech a hot auto trend at 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas

November 23, 2016

Today's high-tech machines require high-tech training and for 50 years, WyoTech has been educating the technicians of tomorrow in state-of-the-art facilities around the country.

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WyoTech celebrates 50 Years at 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas

November 23, 2016

For 50 years, WyoTech has been educating the technicians of tomorrow in state-of-the-art facilities around the country.

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Ford Authority article by Aaron Birch: WyoTech's retro-fabulous Ford Transit concept: SEMA 2016

November 23, 2016

Leave it to a school system specializing in automotive-related education to come up with one of the coolest custom Ford Transit vans the world has ever seen.

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WyoTech to debut Ford conversion van that combines the best of retro styling with advanced technology

November 23, 2016

To mark its 50th anniversary, WyoTech will unveil two vehicles that students, graduates and instructors have customized as part of a "Chop Cut Rebuild" feature at this year's SEMA Show.

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Starting from scratch: A look at ECMC's impressive new employee volunteer program

The following article is from VolunteerMatch

November 21, 2016

Two years ago, ECMC Group didn't have an employee-sponsored volunteer program. Now, they not only have a robust volunteer program, but offer extensive giving opportunities as well.

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Five things you should know about this year's college aid process

The following article is from Consumer Affairs

November 18, 2016

It's not just the holiday season that's coming up quickly. It's also college application season, so prospective students need to be aware of the deadlines at the colleges they are considering.

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Soledad O'Brien and Brad Raymond's Starfish Foundation, ECMC Group and St. Catherine University to host inspiring college preparatory event for local high school and college-age young women

October 27, 2016

Helping low-income women get to and through college is a passion for Soledad O'Brien and her Starfish Foundation.

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ECMC offers tips and free college planning resources to help students prepare for college

October 20, 2016

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) offers a variety of free resources to help parents and students navigate the potentially daunting process of planning and paying for college.

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ECMC Group response to The Century Foundation article

September 29, 2016

In response to a report by The Century Foundation, ECMC Group released the following statement:

While ECMC Group fully cooperated with the authors of the latest The Century Foundation report and provided them with extensive information, they portrayed what we believe is an unbalanced and erroneous view of our organization.

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ECMC college access curriculum supports $2.1 million federal grant to Nebraska tribal schools

September 16, 2016

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) trained more than 50 staffers, school personnel, and other community partners in the Native Students' College Vision Quest (NSCVQ) project in August 2016 to promote college access and career readiness for Native American middle school students in Nebraska tribal schools.

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Volunteers clean Fort Snelling National Cemetery ahead of 9/11 anniversary

September 7, 2016

About 40 volunteers from a nonprofit called ECMC Group spent several hours cleaning the grounds of Fort Snelling National Cemetery

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ECMC Foundation contributes $20,000 to Louisiana flood relief effort

September 3, 2016

ECMC Foundation announced it has donated $20,000 to help National Guard soldiers impacted by the recent floods in south Louisiana.

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ECMC Group president and CEO Dave Hawn to assume new role as CEO of Urban Ventures effective Sept. 1

August 10, 2016

ECMC Group announced today that Dave Hawn, president and CEO, will leave the organization to assume a new role as CEO of Urban Ventures, effective Sept. 1.

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Paint-a-Thon event helps Roseville woman on 79th birthday

August 2, 2016

Volunteers from a local company worked together Saturday to celebrate a Roseville woman's birthday in a special way.

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ECMC Board of Directors appoints Jan Hines president and CEO of Educational Credit Management Corporation

August 1, 2016

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) announced that its board of directors has appointed Jan Hines president and chief executive officer of ECMC effective Aug. 1.

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Inside Higher Ed article by Paul Fain

July 28, 2016

Zenith Education gets a new CEO and $250 million from its guaranty agency owner, to continue effort to reinvent career education and recover from shedding 29 campuses and 23,000 students since buying the remains of failed for-profit.

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Zenith Education Group Board of Directors appoints Peter J. Taylor president and CEO of Zenith; ECMC Group announces $250 million contribution to ECMC Foundation to help support Zenith initiatives to promote student success

July 28, 2016

Zenith Education Group, a nonprofit affiliate of ECMC Group, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Peter J. Taylor as president and chief executive officer of Zenith Education Group (Zenith) effective Aug. 1. The ECMC Group Board of Directors also announced a $250 million contribution to ECMC Foundation to support Zenith grants and initiatives geared toward promoting student success.

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How to find a college you can truly afford

July 11, 2016

Searching for a great college that won't load you up with student loans? This new tool from MONEY can help anyone from a family earning up to $48,000 a year find a high-quality college where you'll get the financial aid you need.

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Higher education finance service provider FUTR acquires assets of ECMC Servicing

July 8, 2016

FUTR Corporation today announced it has acquired the assets of ECMC Servicing Corporation, a provider of private student loan-servicing solutions, from ECMC Holdings Corporation, a subsidiary of ECMC Group, Inc.

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ECMC assumes responsibility for loans guaranteed by Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC)

July 1, 2016

Effective today, Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) becomes the designated guaranty agency for the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) portfolio.

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ECMC increases its funding to more than $16.7 million in higher education scholarships

March 25, 2016

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) announced funding for another year of the ECMC Scholars Program.

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ED transitions TSAC student loan guaranty portfolio to ECMC

March 23, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has selected Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) to assume the guaranty portfolio and associated guarantor responsibilities for the state of Tennessee.

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Zenith Education Group to roll out new financial aid process across nonprofit Everest and WyoTech schools

March 8, 2016

Delivering on commitments to put students first, improve affordability and promote transparency, process includes interactive pre-enrollment financial literacy counseling and 'breather period' for prospective students

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Zenith Education Group applauds White House decision to double the number of TechHire cities, grow pipeline of U.S. tech workers

March 9, 2016

In announcement today, White House highlights Zenith as a leader in expanding access to technology skills training for under-served populations

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Zenith Education Group to roll out new financial aid process across nonprofit Everest and WyoTech schools

March 8, 2016

Delivering on commitments to put students first, improve affordability and promote transparency, process includes interactive pre-enrollment financial literacy counseling and 'breather period' for prospective students

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University Business names LoanTracker a "Readers' Choice Top Product" for 2016

January 19, 2016

University Business magazine named LoanTracker, proprietary web-based platform from Solutions at ECMC, a "Readers' Choice Top Product" for 2016.

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ECMC moves free college access center to Portland

November 5, 2015

Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) announced today The College Place-Oregon has moved from Bend to Portland.

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ECMC expands free college planning resources for students

October 12, 2015

ECMC is pleased to offer free resources for individuals planning to attend college. These materials and tools are applicable to all students, whether considering a trade school, community college or four-year university.

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Colorado College Assist selects ECMC as third-party guarantor servicer

September 9, 2015

College Assist has selected Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) as its third-party servicer for their Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) portfolio.

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