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UMGC and Serco North America Partner to Form Educational Alliance

Liz Connolly-Bauman
By Liz Connolly-Bauman
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Adelphi, Md. (June 26, 2024)— University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) and Serco Inc. North America division, a provider of defense, citizen and transport services, are partnering to widen access to higher education for the company’s more than 8,000 employees in the United States and Canada.

The alliance offers Serco’s North America workforce the opportunity to take courses through any of the university’s more than 135 online degree and certificate programs at discounted tuition rates. UMGC also saves students money through the use of mostly no to low-cost digital learning resources in lieu of publisher textbooks, making affordable content a click away and mobile ready for its busy, adult learners.

“UMGC is excited to be part of the education investment that Serco North America is making in its employees and their families,” said Blakely Pomietto, senior vice president and chief academic officer at UMGC. “The university’s online, asynchronous courses make it possible for busy working adults to advance their education while juggling full-time jobs and other responsibilities.”

Employees, spouses and dependents of Serco North America are also eligible for UMGC educational benefits, tuition discounts and waived application fee.

Expanding our tuition benefits to include a partnership with UMGC underscores our commitment to employee development, fostering growth through accessible, and high-quality education,” said Mary Buzan, director of Total Rewards at Serco. “This initiative not only enhances professional skills but also aligns with our mission to impact a better future for our workforce.”

For more information about the alliance, please visit

About Serco

Serco brings together the right people, the right technology and the right partners to create innovative solutions that make positive impact and address some of the most urgent and complex challenges facing the modern world.  

With a primary focus on serving governments globally, Serco’s services span justice, migration, defense, space, customer services, health and transport.

Serco’s core capabilities include service design and advisory, resourcing, complex program management, systems integration, case management, engineering, and asset and facilities management. Serco drives innovation and supports customers from service discovery through to delivery.

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 125 degrees and certificates backed by the reputation of a state university and the University System of Maryland.