Navient hosts comedy night to support United Way food drive

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WILKES-BARRE, Pa., July 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navient, the nation's leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, has announced that it will host Comedy Club Night on Friday, July 18. The event will raise money to support the United Way of Wyoming Valley's "Christmas in July" food drive. Comedian Mike Eagan will headline the event.

Last year, Navient employees in Wilkes-Barre collected 27,876 pounds of food during the "Christmas in July" event — more than any other participating local business.

"We are proud to once again participate in the Christmas in July Food Drive, which benefits so many community agencies and local residents," said Tracy Stine, senior director, Navient, an organizer of Comedy Club Night. "As an organization, we are committed to United Way and its mission to help others."

Comedy Club Night is open to the public for those over the age of 21. Showtime will begin at 9 p.m. at the Wise Crackers Comedy Club at the Mohegan Sun Casino. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Guests can expect basket raffles and a silent auction. Tickets will cost $15 each. Please call 570-821-3647 to purchase pre-sale tickets.

Eagan has performed at some of the nation's best venues, including New York City's Comic Strip Live and Dangerfield's. With more than 25 years of experience in comedy, he is known for his hilarious storytelling, coupled with his unique stand-up style.

In addition to Comedy Night, Navient plans fun workplace events and fundraising activities to support the food drive. Employees plan bake sales, auctions and a raffle to win reserved parking spots. One of the most successful fundraising efforts is "jeans for charity." Employees can purchase a pass that allows them to wear jeans for up to a month.

For more information about the United Way of Wyoming Valley, visit http://www.unitedwaywb.org.

About Navient

As the nation's leading loan management, servicing and asset recovery company, Navient (Nasdaq:NAVI) helps customers navigate the path to financial success. Servicing nearly $300 billion in student loans, the company supports the educational and economic achievements of more than 12 million Americans. A growing number of government and higher education clients rely on Navient for proven solutions to meet their financial goals. Learn more at navient.com. Created from the strategic separation of Sallie Mae, Navient began trading on NASDAQ as an independent company on May 1, 2014.

Navient:
Nikki Lavoie, 302-283-4057, 

United Way of Wyoming Valley:
Kathy Bozinski, 570-270-9102,