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Ascendium Designated a Top Workplace Two Years in a Row Based on Employee Input

Madison, Wis. – Every employee at Ascendium Education Group plays a critical role in supporting our mission of championing opportunity. They find a purpose in their work, bringing meaning to what they do as it not only positively impacts the organization, but also the people they assist each day. We’re proud of our employees and their commitment to helping more people achieve their education and career goals.

For the second consecutive year, Ascendium has been named a Madison and national Top Workplace, as determined through an employee survey administered in October of last year. The recognition is especially meaningful to the organization as their input placed Ascendium at the top for places to work, not only in the Madison area, but in the nation.

“Our employees deserve a special thank you as they work each and every day in fulfillment of Ascendium’s mission,” said Brett Lindquist, vice president - strategic communications. “We wouldn’t be successful as an organization without them and appreciate all they do. It is humbling to know their feedback led to our Top Workplaces designation two years in a row.”

What does it mean to be a Top Workplace? It is proof that Ascendium prioritizes creating a supportive environment for our employees. Our goal is always to create a culture where employees feel connected and respected. The company’s growth and success are closely tied to the culture that’s been created — one where employees are clear about the role they play, feel connected to the organization and their coworkers and believe in our mission to elevate opportunity for all.

At Ascendium, we champion opportunity for everyone through various roles and functions. As a federal student loan guarantor, we support almost two million borrowers nationwide with repaying their federal student loans. Our education philanthropy is one of the nation’s leading postsecondary education and workforce philanthropies, working to remove barriers to postsecondary education and workforce training systems for learners from low-income backgrounds. Through our Attigo suite of products, we partner with colleges, employers and financial institutions to provide a comprehensive suite of solutions that supports academic achievement, financial wellness and student loan repayment success.

Our functions vary, but our vision is constant: to create a world where everyone has the opportunity to rise to their highest potential. Our employees do an exceptional job in upholding that vision and we’re appreciative of their commitment to helping others rise.

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