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Patricio Enterprises Forms Education Alliance with UMUC

Two-year agreement will provide employees, spouses and dependents access to UMUC’s diverse curriculum


By Kerry Owens (kowens@mghus.com) |   February 22, 2013

Adelphi, Md.—University of Maryland University College (UMUC) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Patricio Enterprises—an innovative business solutions company headquartered in Northern Virginia. The agreement will offer employees, their spouses and dependents the opportunity to complete degrees or pursue continuing education at UMUC. 

“UMUC is pleased to enter into this alliance with Patricio to provide its employees and their families with access to one of our more than 90 degree and certificate programs to help them further their educational and professional goals,” said UMUC Acting Provost Marie Cini. “This partnership with Patricio reinforces UMUC’s commitment to making higher education accessible to working adults in the Washington metropolitan area and beyond.”

Under the agreement, Patricio employees, their spouses and dependents can take individual courses or enroll in any of UMUC’s 95 undergraduate and graduate degree or certificate programs, most of which are available fully online. Students enrolling in UMUC’s Undergraduate School may transfer credits and/or be awarded credit for prior learning if eligible under UMUC’s standard policies and procedures. Program participants who don’t already qualify for UMUC’s in-state tuition rates may also be eligible for a significant discount on out-of-state rates.

“This alliance is a great opportunity for our employees and their families,” says PE President Gabe Patricio. ”We look forward to working with UMUC and providing our employees access to the numerous training and educational programs and resources UMUC has to offer. Our company encourages continued training and education and we will embrace this new opportunity to develop and prepare our workforce for the future.”
 
About Patricio Enterprises
Incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Patricio Enterprises (PE) began operations in 2005. PE provides innovative business solutions through streamlined cost effective methods that add value and help clients succeed. PE operates in five business groups. Each group provides professional services as independent entities linked by management, processes and web enabled systems. PE is a Service Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business and certified Small Business Administration 8(a) program participant. PE's headquarters is located at 525 Corporate Drive, Stafford, Virginia 22554.

About University of Maryland University College
University of Maryland University College (UMUC), headquartered in Adelphi, Maryland, is the largest public university in the United States, serving 98,000 students and offering 95 undergraduate and graduate programs online and on-site. In addition, UMUC is one of the largest public providers of online higher education in the nation. UMUC takes pride in its 65-year history of service to the military and currently enrolls an estimated 50,000 military service members, veterans, and their dependents each year. The university offers face-to-face instruction at 20 locations throughout Maryland and educational services in 28 countries and territories and more than 150 locations worldwide, including the Middle East. UMUC is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and is a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland, an agency of the State of Maryland.