The University of Maine at Augusta has been designated a Military Friendly school. Shown is a UMA Graduation Challenge coin. Aaron Flacke photo

The University of Maine at Augusta has been designated a Military Friendly school. Receiving the Military Friendly School gold award status acknowledges the “over and above” student-centered approach that UMA offers its community, according to a news release from the university.

“We are grateful that our military service members, veterans, and their families have chosen UMA to pursue their educational goals,” said UMA Interim President Joseph Szakas. “This designation recognizes the commitment of the faculty and staff at UMA to support our students and to ensure their success.”

“We are honored to receive this designation and achieve gold award status,” said Amy Line, UMA director of Military and Veterans’ Services. “This is consistent with UMA’s long history of being a welcoming community for those who served or are currently serving and their families. At both the Veterans Academic Center on the Augusta Campus and the Veterans Lounge on the Bangor Campus, our service members and veterans find fellow students with shared experiences and a built in support system upon arrival.”

The 2022-23 Military Friendly Schools list can be found at militaryfriendly.com.