U.S. Marine veteran Chris Perez knew he wanted to further his education, but wasn't sure of his path until he found UMass Lowell and its student veteran population.
For veteran Brandon Geisler, transferring to UMass Lowell from Northern Essex Community College gave him real work experience to help in his field of Information Technology.
Francisco Urena balanced a full-time courseload with his job as Director of Veterans Affairs for the City of Lawrence. Now he works in Boston.
Chemical engineering major, Nicholas Marinelli, finds the campus veteran community to be very welcoming. He says it really helps to be surrounded by fellow student-veterans who share a unique bond with him.