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July 12, 2016

UMass Boston Military Friendly for Third Straight Year

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Two ROTC Cadets Commissioned As Second Lieutenants in May

The University of Massachusetts Boston, home to nearly 600 student veterans, has been named to Victory Media Inc.’s Military Friendly School® list for the third straight year.

Schools on the list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.

UMass Boston has expanded its programs and offerings for veterans in the last year. In spring 2015, the Office of Veterans Affairs collaborated with UMass Boston’s English Department, the Office of Community Relations, and WUMB-FM on an oral history project featuring five Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.

In fall 2015, the Office of Veterans Affairs and the Home Base program started offering a free, one-credit course to UMass Boston students called Resilient Warrior. Four sections were offered this past spring. In May, two UMass Boston ROTC cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army – Melanie Mullinger ’16 and Amber Samid ’16.

"We are honored to serve our veterans and dedicated to helping them succeed," said Director of Veterans Affairs Gus St. Silva.

UMass Boston was previously ranked No. 63 among four-year schools on the Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 list.

Victory Media, a veteran-owned business, develops its list based on surveys. The scoring is fully automated.