Veterans Services

Robert Placido receives Maine Honorable Service Coin for military service

Robert Placido, vice chancellor of academic affairs for the University of Maine System, received the Maine Military and Community Network’s (MMCN) Coin of Excellence during its 10th annual conference on Thursday, June 16.

Placido, a four-year U.S. Air Force veteran, had volunteered to serve student veterans during his 20-year tenure with Texas Women's University before joining the University of Maine System. “I will cherish this award," Placido said.

Camden Ege, assistant director of veterans services for the University of Southern Maine and a six-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force Security Force, also received the organization's Coin of Excellence during the event.

“I am grateful that I have the opportunity to support veterans and their families every day at USM," Ege said.

Read more about Robert Placido and Camden Ege on the University of Maine System News website.

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