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Education Alliance to Benefit Employees of Armstrong World Industries

ADELPHI, Md. (March 30, 2022)—University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) and Armstrong World Industries (AWI), a multinational manufacturer of ceiling and wall systems, are teaming up to increase access to higher education for the company’s 2,800 employees.

“We are pleased to be part of the investment that Armstrong World Industries is putting into its workforce,” said Blakely Pomietto, UMGC’s senior vice president and chief academic officer. “Having our programs available to the company’s network of facilities across the Americas has the potential to increase the skillsets of employees in a wide range of job functions, furthering AWI’s competitiveness and value of its human resources.”

The new alliance will enable Armstrong employees to take courses from any of the university’s 135+ degree and certificate programs at discounted rates. UMGC’s offerings are fully online and in workforce relevant programs such as cybersecurity, data analytics, information technology, and business that are in high demand in today’s increasingly technical workplace. UMGC also saves students money by using digital resources, which have replaced costly publisher textbooks in most courses.

“Armstrong World Industries is pleased to partner with University of Maryland Global Campus to provide our employees with the opportunity to further the education of themselves and their families,” said a spokesperson on behalf of the company’s Talent Management team.

About University of Maryland Global Campus

University of Maryland Global Campus was founded more than 75 years ago specifically to serve the higher education needs of working adults and military servicemembers. Today, UMGC is the largest provider of postsecondary education in Maryland and continues its global tradition with online and hybrid courses, more than 175 classroom and service locations worldwide, and more than 135 degrees and certificates backed by the reputation of a state university and the University System of Maryland. For more information, visit

About Armstrong World Industries

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With $1.1 billion in revenue in 2021, AWI has approximately 2,800 employees and a manufacturing network of 15 facilities, plus six facilities dedicated to its WAVE joint venture.