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2017, October Newsletter

Adrienne Way, President and CEO, Edcor
CEO Corner

Edcor Earns Awards for Tuition Assistance Benefits

Edcor is very pleased to announce that we have received two awards that reflect the service we give our clients and the importance of the tuition assistance programs we develop and administer for them.

Edcor has received the Silver Award for Excellence in Partnership, part of Chief Learning Officer Learning in Practice Awards. These awards recognize learning leaders and provider companies who demonstrate excellence in the design and delivery of employee development programs. As a tuition benefits provider, Edcor develops and administers tuition assistance programs that help our clients develop their workforce.

We are also pleased to announce that Inc. has recognized Edcor as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States, earning the position of 3810 on the 2017 Inc. 5000. Edcor experienced a 77 percent growth during a three-year period when economy grew just 6.7 percent. For 36 years Inc. has been recognizing companies such as Edcor whose rapid growth signifies its position as a leader in the education benefits industry.

Edcor’s rapid growth and our position as a leading partner for businesses are results of the highly individualized service we provide each of our Fortune 1000 clients. Edcor, a woman-owned business, is the benchmark in education benefits administration. Since 1981, our customized service and solutions have allowed Clients to use education benefits programs for employee recruiting, retention and development.

Both of these awards demonstrate how important tuition assistance is in business today. Businesses need qualified workers who have the education and know-how to work with newest technology and the ability to adapt as even more new technology is developed. The World Economic Forum Global Human Capital Report 2017, Preparing people for the future of work, talks about these workers and their education as “human capital.” The report defines human capital as “the knowledge and skills people possess that enable them to create value in the global economic system,” and says that this human capital is a key factor for growth, development and competitiveness.

At Edcor, we recognize the importance of tuition assistance benefits in helping businesses increase their human capital so they can grow, develop and be competitive. However, tuition assistance has an even greater impact.

The individuals who are seeking higher education will be affected in their personal lives, their careers and as part of the society they live in. Postsecondary attainment gives people better chances of being employed and earning higher incomes to support and care for their families. People with postsecondary attainment generally are healthier and more engaged in their communities.

In addition to businesses and individuals, political, social and government organizations benefit from engaged participants. The World Economic Forum report states, ”All of these entities have a stake in human capital development, whether their primary goal is to power their businesses, strengthen their communities or create a population that is better able to contribute to and share in the rewards of growth and prosperity.”

At Edcor we are at the root of human capital development, helping businesses offer tuition assistance that can help employees attain the higher education that is increasingly important. Our clients are able to build a workforce that is resilient, adaptable and prepared for future challenges.

We are very pleased to be recognized by Chief Learning Officer and Inc. Edcor’s growth and recognition as a leader in education partnerships reaffirm how important it is for America’s businesses to support employee growth, training and lifelong education with tuition assistance. When we help our Clients develop their tuition assistance programs, as well as other services, we are helping them develop workers that are prepared for the future, remain globally competitive, and build strong communities.

Adrienne Way, President & CEO



Edcor Receives Awards

Posted on October 10th, 2017 by Edcor

TROY, MI – Edcor has received awards from Chief Learning Officer and Inc. for the services it delivers to its Fortune 1000 Clients. Edcor received the Excellence in Partnership Silver Award from Chief Learning Officer for the tuition assistance benefits administration programs it develops and administers for its Clients. The award recognizes vendors or consultants Read more

How to Explain Your Education Level in an Interview

Posted on October 10th, 2017 by Colorado Christian University

Provided by the College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University Interviewing for a new job can be stressful. Not only do you have to compete with other applicants, you also have to answer some uncomfortable questions. For many, one of these questions is about the amount of education they’ve received thus far. Read more

Career Spotlight: Health Care Informatics

Posted on October 10th, 2017 by Grand Canyon University

Provided by Grand Canyon University The burgeoning information technology sphere is disrupting the health care industry, moving it beyond electronic health records (EHR) and into advanced support for clinical and predictive analytics. These advancements mean nurse executives and leaders need to stay on the cutting edge of informatics. Disruptive Innovation in Health Care According to Read more

How Predictive Analytics is Transforming Higher Education

Posted on October 10th, 2017 by Villanova University

Provided by Villanova University The pressure on higher education institutions regarding student retention is reaching a tipping point. Increasingly, federal and state officials are requiring that students who enter public institutions earn their degree. More than two dozen states offer funding based on how many students an institution graduates, not how many it enrolls. The Read more



Six Points to Consider if You Plan a Degree Change

Posted on October 10th, 2017 by American Public University System

By Amanda Riggs, Academic Advising Quality Control & Training Specialist at APUS The decision to request a degree change can be exciting. It’s fun to think about jumping into a different program and registering for new, exciting classes. Before you take the leap, however, it’s important to consider the possible consequences of a degree change. Read more

Adapt to Changing Times by Cultivating Great Employee Ideas

Posted on October 10th, 2017 by University of La Verne

Provided by University of La Verne Innovate or die. In an era of constant disruption, companies that aren’t evolving and adapting to changes in the marketplace are flirting with extinction. But change is hard. So what, exactly, can a company do to avoid becoming the next Borders, Blackberry, or MySpace? To start, create a culture Read more

The Growing Need for Cybersecurity Professionals

Posted on October 10th, 2017 by Northcentral University

Provided by Northcentral University Not too long ago, cybersecurity was a word that most people didn’t recognize. These days, however, nearly everyone knows what it means and why it is important. This growth in awareness is easy to understand when you consider how much we depend on data and how often we hear about large Read more




Posted on October 10th, 2017 by Edcor School Network

University of Delaware’s online Master of Science in Applied Statistics (ASTAT) program offers quality courses developed by industry professionals at high-profile organizations. UD graduates are data experts ready to enjoy long term success in a career with a median base salary of $80K, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

With the Bureau also projecting a 34 percent growth rate of job demand for statisticians between 2014 and 2024 and Forbes proclaiming statistics as the second-best master’s degree to obtain for job growth, ASTAT students are uniquely positioned to excel in financial services, health care, chemical, pharmaceutical, technology, farming and many other industries. The flexible, 100 percent online format enables students to continue working while earning their degree and immediately apply what they learn in the classroom to their work environment. Through Edcor, students receive a 10 percent tuition discount on this outstanding value from UD. To learn more about UD’s ASTAT program and take the next step in your career, click here.

DeVry University College of Media Arts & Technology offers programs to people attracted to animation, video and interactive multimedia. Do you visit websites and imagine how they might be designed to look better? The certificate and degree programs help students develop practical experience and marketable skills like graphic design, web development and more.

Whether you want to design websites, develop databases or program multimedia, at DeVry you can choose a field of study that’s the right fit for your talents and vision. With an emphasis on hands-on experiential learning, our tech-centered, career-focused curriculum provides students with opportunities to interact with real technologies used in the workplace.

If you’re interested in creating high-tech online experiences while pushing the boundaries of technology in web and digital design, learn more about pursuing a tech-centered education through our online degree and certificate programs. Explore your options at DeVry for an education in media arts and technology.

Florida Institute of Technology, ranked a Tier 1 Best National University by U.S. News & World Report, announces the launch of two new MBA programs in the growing disciplines of project management and supply chain management.

The MBA in Project Management in Information Technology combines business essentials with insights into leading and managing all aspects of an IT project. The program, available 100 percent online, prepares professionals to master the diverse challenges of 21st century enterprise systems.

Also offered 100 percent online, the MBA in Global Supply Chain Management provides students with an understanding of global supply operations, lean logistics and supply chain integration, positioning them for decision-making and leadership opportunities in the complex global marketplace.

Florida Tech’s MBA programs are offered online through the Bisk College of Business and have been ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report. They feature interactive presentations, in-depth course material and engaging classroom discussion.

To learn more about the regionally accredited Florida Tech’s online certificate and degree programs, call 855-300-1469 or visit

Liberty University is proud to have numerous, flexible, online business degrees that have recently been rated to be within the top ten best online degrees, by In a job market that constantly requires change to survive, Liberty University seeks to equip you for that change, to be a champion in whatever industry you may work in. In addition to our SACS accreditation, our School of Business also maintains ACBSP accreditation. Whether you are looking for a BS of Business Administration, a Master of Business Administration, or even a Doctor of Business Administration, Liberty University is prepared to meet your specific educational needs. Within these programs, we have concentrations of Accounting, Finance, Healthcare Management, Human Resources, Information Systems, International Business, leadership, Marketing , Project Management and many more that are available.

If you want to get ahead of the curve and become a part of a movement that is a CHAMPION of the FUTURE, contact an admissions counselor today at 1-800-424-9595 or visit In the time since its founding in 1971, Liberty University has achieved Carnegie research status, an FBS-bound football program, and an award winning campus. Become a CHAMPION, call us today at 1-800-424-9595.

Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ, has an active Student Life Office, which is the center of student activities on campus. Ocean Online also has clubs that help make online students the center of the action and round out their student experience.

Ocean Online has developed an online Book Club and Psychology Club and is working on expanding its offerings. Online students that meet the academic criteria can join honor societies such as Alpha Beta Gamma Business Studies, Lambda Epsilon Chi Paralegal Studies, and Phi Theta Kappa (two-year college national honor society). In addition, Ocean County College an annual trip to Washington, D.C. and travel abroad programs to England, France, and Mexico for students, including online students, alumni and guests.

For online students who live within commuting distance to the campus, Ocean County College offers over 60 clubs and organizations, and a Student Leadership/Development Program. Choose from student government, academic, community activism/service, cultural awareness, honor societies, performance, recreation, support groups, and student media.

Online students are also welcome to submit to Seascapes, OCC’s student literary and art magazine. Visit the Seascape Literary and Art Magazine Facebook page at

For information about Ocean Online clubs and honor societies, email To learn more about Ocean County College, visit

Penn State World Campus new E-Book Program saves students money on books and selected reading for courses this semester.

Our new E-Book program is being offered this fall as a partnership between the Penn State University Libraries and Penn State World Campus, providing students with free electronic books for selected courses. The goal of the E-Book program is to offer World Campus students increased library services and introduce a cost affordability initiative.

Students can access selected E-books directly in the learning management system, Canvas, under: Library Resources, E-Reserves, E-Books tab will link to the E-Books available for that course. Students will have access to these e-materials on the first day of classes.

For information about this and other program updates, as well as the tuition reduction available to you, your spouse and legal dependents, visit Penn State World Campus Edcor website.

Penn State World Campus offers more than 125 online programs and access to academic advising, career counseling, and a financial literacy staff that specializes in serving working professionals.

The University of Redlands School of Business is happy to announce an updated and improved discount for Edcor members. Edcor members and spouses are now eligible for a 15 percent discount in all degree programs, including our:
• BS in Business
• MA in Management
• MS in Information Technology
• Master of Business Administration (also now online!)

In addition to the discount, the program offers:
• Classes conveniently scheduled one night a week
• A supportive cohort-model of instruction
• Guarantee class availability
• Real-world experience through our consultancy capstone
• Five optional emphases - Finance, Geographic Information Systems, Global Business, Information Systems and Marketing
• Locations in Burbank, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Riverside, Temecula, San Diego and Orange County
• Credit for prior learning or life experience
• Holistic application review and no application fees

Learn more about this exciting program at one of University of Redlands Regional Open Houses.

Trident University International is pleased to announce a new Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program in our Glenn R. Jones College of Business. The DBA program is the highest academic degree for business professionals who seek to advance in management, executive, and consulting careers in public and private organizations. Graduates are expected to master the tools and skills needed to succeed in these roles, which are projected to have above average growth. Additionally, Trident is pleased to offer Edcor-affiliated employees up to a 26 percent tuition savings, waived application fees, no-cost open-source references, and deferred billing.

For more information about this and other programs visit, or contact James Shiver at

Upper Iowa University has been ranked among the top schools in the nation for Best Online Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science for 2017. UIU is ranked 30th overall by College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources.

College Choice stated that UIU’s online bachelor’s degree in information systems provides students the tools to understand both the technical and organizational factors of system infrastructure. Students learn how to use, manage, and implement information technologies to solve real business problems. They similarly gain a working expertise of computing, communications, and software development principles, languages, and methods. Though not strictly a computer science degree, the information systems major can be paired with a computer science specialization.

Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 5,800 students–nationally and internationally–at its Fayette campus, 25 U.S. education locations, as well as locations in Malaysia and Hong Kong. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree programs.

For additional information about UIU’s online and self-paced degree programs, visit To learn more about all of UIU’s educational programming and services, go to

Walden University is showing special screenings of the powerful new documentary Defining Hope, Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

Defining Hope, a new documentary about people weighing what matters most at the fragile junctures in life—and the nurses who guide them—will be released in select theaters nationwide on November 1 in honor of National Hospice & Palliative Care Month. Find out if there is a screening near you at

Through Walden’s support, CPH recertification credits and CNE are available for attending.

“We recognize the urgent need for hospice and palliative care services has never been greater. At Walden, we provide nurses and healthcare professionals with the tools and knowledge to make a difference in the lives of others, and we are proud to partner with Carolyn Jones Productions to jump-start this critical conversation impacting our nation.” – Jonathan Kaplan, President of Walden University

Stay tuned! Screening locations will be posted here as soon as they’re announced. Interested in hosting a screening for your community? Contact us at

Defining Hope explores what makes life worth living and what to do—for ourselves and our loved ones—as we get closer to the end of life. Through the stories of patients with life-threatening illness, their loved ones, and the nurses and healthcare professionals who guide them, the conversation around quality end-of-life care is brought to the forefront.

“It was always our dream to create a film that would educate and enlighten, and we’re thrilled to have Walden work with us to achieve our goal and further the conversation.”
— Carolyn Jones, Filmmaker and Director.

Walden University is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education through the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

To find out more about Defining Hope, please click on the following:

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