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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.
TSP Ruck memorial stones

USM's The Summit Project Ruck to honor Maine's fallen heroes rescheduled to September 11, 2017

On Friday, March 24, members of the University of Southern Maine community gathered at the President's House in Gorham to honor Maine's fallen heroes. The day was previously scheduled to be the second annual TSP Ruck, a 10-mile hike from USM's Portland campus to the Gorham campus. This year's event was canceled due to weather. Instead, participants gathered at an intimate luncheon to share the stories of the fallen and learn more about The Summit Project. Camden Ege, Air Force veteran, USM graduate student and TSP Ruck coordinator, announced that the second USM TSP Ruck is now scheduled for September 11, 2017.

Green Zone Training

USM Veterans Services is offering a program called “USM's Green Zone: Staff & Faculty Military Awareness Training". This program was designed over the last 3 years with the input of our students and is aimed at helping staff & faculty become more familiar with military life and how it translates into the classroom. As service members transition into students, they face unique challenges and may need specific resources to assist them in their success at USM.

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