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Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts discusses leadership, courage at USM

SSgt. Ryan Pitts, who in 2014 received the Medal of Honor for his courage during the war in Afghanistan, speaks to a crowd of both veterans and civilians about leadership, courage and his time in the Armed Forces.
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WCSH TV highlights USM efforts to help student veterans

The University of Southern Maine’s work to help student veterans — and better learn their needs — was highlighted recently by reporter Don Carrigan at WCSH TV.

USM students joined country’s top student-veterans in Washington D.C.

A pair of University of Southern Maine students recently joined select group of the country’s top student leaders — all of whom are veterans — for an immersive three-day program in Washington D.C. The Student Veterans of America picks 100 student veterans each year for its annual Leadership Institute.
President Obama awards Medal of Honor to Ryan Pitts

USM to host Medal of Honor recipient during Veterans Week events

The University of Southern Maine will celebrate Veterans Week with a variety of events, including an address by Ryan Pitts, an Afghanistan veteran who was awarded the Medal of Honor.

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MaineBiz highlights law student's work to publish guide for Maine veterans

MaineBiz highlighted the work of Mike Adams, a University of Maine School of Law student who put together a financial guide for veterans.
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Senators Collins, King, and Rep. Pingree announce nearly $300,000 for USM Veterans Upward Bound 

The funding will serve Maine veterans statewide, providing them with resources and support necessary to succeed in postsecondary education.
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.

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