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Three recipients of The Arredondo Brothers’ Memorial Scholarship: Erick Sandoval, Stefany Munoz, and Katie Dobos
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December 13, 2016

UMass Boston Makes 2017 Military Friendly List


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University Earns Military Friendly Distinction for 4th Straight Year

The University of Massachusetts Boston is one of the silver award recipients on Victory Media Inc.’s 2017 Military Friendly School® list.

Schools on the annual list are leaders in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. This is the fourth consecutive year UMass Boston has made the list.

The Office of Veterans Affairs serves nearly 675 students each year, many of whom are nontraditional or first-generation college students. About 100 veterans graduate each year. The department moved into reconfigured space in the Campus Center this fall, creating a single destination where student veterans can find the resources they need to thrive at UMass Boston.

On Veterans Day, 250 veterans and their guests enjoyed an afternoon celebration aboard the Spirit of Boston. Former Veterans Upward Bound Director Barry Brodsky received the Theodore Parker Award for Outstanding Service to the Veteran Community. Jeffrey J. Brodeur received the William Joiner Award of Excellence, and John D. Looney, Jr. received the Distinguished Alumnus Award.

About UMass Boston

The University of Massachusetts Boston is deeply rooted in the city's history, yet poised to address the challenges of the future. Recognized for innovative research, metropolitan Boston’s public university offers its diverse student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city. UMass Boston’s 11 colleges and graduate schools serve nearly 17,000 students while engaging local and global constituents through academic programs, research centers, and public service. To learn more, visit