Veterans Services


Veterans Upward Bound coordinator Aaron Dombroski

Veterans Upward Bound program at USM featured on "207"

WCSH6 news show "207" featured the Veterans Upward Bound program located at University of Southern Maine. The only such program in Maine, provides veterans with the training and assistance to transition from the military (whether recent or past service) into obtaining a college degree at the institution of their choice.
Bryan Carleton sworn in Army as a second lieutenant

Carleton completes his interrupted USM education and returns to U.S. Army

Twelve years after Bryan Carleton left the University of Southern Maine to enlist in the Army — serving twice in Iraq — he is both a new graduate and a newly commissioned officer.
portrait of Camden Ege

Ege awarded $10,000 scholarship from Union Bank and Student Veterans of America

A new University of Southern Maine graduate has earned praise and a big check — $10,000 — from Union Bank and a national organization that helps student veterans succeed.
Sen. Angus King honors graduating veterans

U.S. Sen. Angus King helps USM celebrate graduating veterans

The University of Southern Maine celebrated our extraordinary graduating veterans May 3rd with a medal ceremony and a keynote speech by U.S. Sen. Angus King.

American Journal publishes story about USM veterans' fundraiser

Student-veterans from University of Southern Maine are working to raise $25,000 by the end of April to help fund activities, events and a make small grants to help veterans finish school. The effort, through USM’s chapter of the Student Veterans of America, was described in a news story published in the American Journal.
From L-R: Omar Andrews, Mary Swanson, Kelsey Earley, and Rudy Da Rocha.

Husky Vets take second at annual SVA business competition

Four of USM's Husky Vets have taken home the silver trophy at the Student Veterans of America's National Business Plan Competition.
photo with former President George W. Bush

USM students attend veterans leadership seminar in Dallas

Two University of Southern Maine students — Omar Andrews and Camden Ege — graduated from a 15-hour leadership seminar hosted at Dallas’ George W. Bush Presidential Center.

USM to host first-in-Maine program to help low income veterans attend college

A first-in-the-state program at the University of Southern Maine aims to help low income veterans prepare to become college students. The story was covered by WGME-TV.
Rob McCann portrait

Afghanistan veteran and former congressional staffer enrolls at USM

To new USM student Rob McCann, life has been a long, long march. As a boots-on-the-ground Marine, he trekked across the Afghan city of Marjah, carrying rockets amid the war's single biggest offensive. As a veteran, he hiked the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail, raising money in the memory of a fallen brother Marine. And he found his own peace.
Husky Ruck arrival in Gorham

USM community honors fallen heroes with 9.4 mile hike on September 11

In an event covered by a variety of local media, 30 USM veterans, students, faculty and staff participated in a 9.4 mile hike from USM's Portland campus to the Gorham campus to honor Maine's fallen heroes.