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UMA Schedules Week of Activities in Honor of Veterans

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A U.S. Navy Veteran holdin up white letters that spell "UMA"The University of Maine at Augusta will hold various events to honor and thank veterans for their service at its Augusta and Bangor campuses, as well as the UMA Centers during the week of November 4th.

Monday, November 4, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

UMA Veterans’ Lounge, Belfast Hall – Bangor Campus

Veterans will be recognized for their service in the recently refurbished Veterans’ Lounge located on the Third Floor of Belfast Hall. A flag folding ceremony will take place and brief remarks will be provided by Jonathan Henry, UMA Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing. Cake and light refreshments will follow. Veterans can wear or bring in military memorabilia showing their service (hats, old uniforms, special medals/ribbons).

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Michael Klahr Center Classroom – Augusta Campus

Watch Their 6 at Home – a program in conjunction with the NAMI Maine. A daylong mental health first aid training designed for service members and veterans. The intent of the program is to decrease the stigma surrounding mental health concerns, to increase awareness of signs, symptoms, and risk factors for suicide, and to learn how to support someone experiencing suicidal thoughts. Additional info and to register, please visit www.namimaine.org or call 800-464-5767.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

UMA Veterans Academic Center – Augusta Campus

Veterans will be recognized for their service at the Veterans Academic Center located in the Katz Library Building. A flag folding ceremony will take place and brief remarks will be provided by UMA President Rebecca Wyke. Cake and light refreshments will follow. Veterans can wear or bring in military memorabilia showing their service (hats, old uniforms, special medals/ribbons).

A POW/MIA table will be set up in the Moose tracks Café, Randall Student Center, Augusta Campus.

Friday, November 8, 2019

UMA Veterans Academic Center – Augusta Campus

The weekly scheduled meeting of the Women Veterans’ Book Group to discuss books related to Maine History through a project developed with the Maine Humanities Council. Women veterans and military personnel are welcome to join this community group on any Friday.

Other Activities

UMA Center Locations – UMA Centers will provide flag pins and “Thank You” cards to veteran students, faculty, and staff at their locations.

Opportunities to support UMA Military and Veteran Students

The University of Maine at Augusta Annual Fund has two opportunities available to support military and veteran students:

For more information about giving opportunities, please visit UMA Annual Fund.

UMA Office of Military and Veterans’ Services

UMA has a rich tradition of supporting military and veteran students and has been “changing lives since 1965.” Over 300 veterans, military, and family members are enrolled at UMA with VA benefits for the Fall 2019 semester. Many other veterans attend UMA regardless of the availability of VA benefits to further or complete their education.

UMA’s commitment to educating and providing opportunities to our veterans, service members, and families has earned it the following designations:

2019 Military Times Best for Vets Colleges2019 U.S. News & World Report “Best Online Bachelor’s Degree for Veterans”

2018 Military Friendly School2019 Proud Partner of Maine Hire a Vet Campaign

 


For more information, contact Amy Line at 621-3215 or amy.line@maine.edu.