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Student Veterans of America recognizes the achievements of Husky Veterans from the University of Southern Maine. Husky Vets kicked off the 2017 year with sending five student veterans and two faculty members to NatCon 2017. Chapter Leader, Camden Ege, was a presenter for a session a NatCon, the chapter participated in the National Business Plan Competition, and the chapter's advisor, Lorrie Spaulding, was a finalist for Chapter Advisor of the Year. "I think our biggest take-away were various best practices on chapter management. We are still a relatively young chapter, with plenty of details to iron out. NatCon, and the connections made there, provide a great opportunity to improve chapter efficiency," says Ege.

Husky Vets

For the upcoming spring, Husky Veterans are focusing on an upcoming Ruck March between two University of Southern Maine campuses. It will be nearly ten miles and in collaboration with The Summit Project, a nonprofit in Maine that honors fallen Marine heroes. It will be a combined effort of faculty, staff, students, administrators and community partners to achieve the goal of putting together a successful event.


This, however, will not be the first time Husky Veterans have hosted a successful Ruck March. Last year, they hosted the Husky Ruck Memorial 10K to honor fallen Marine, Corporal Mark Govet. The event raised over $12,000 to be donated to student scholarships.

The commitment to community and service demonstrated by Husky Veterans exemplifies the values of Student Veterans of America and for that we recognize their efforts, and wish them a very successful Ruck March.

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