The UMass Lowell Office of Military & Veteran Services has compiled a list of useful resources, on campus and off.

Meet our Veteran Students

Jamie Smorczewski and his wife at Fenway
Jamie Smorczewski '09, '21
History, Security Studies

2021 Student Commencement Speaker Jamie Smorczewski knows what it means to persevere, over injury, health issues, the pandemic and life’s curveballs.

I’m from a blue-collar family and there wasn’t a ton of money for me to attend college, so I found my own way.
Read More About Jamie Smorczewski 
Tyler Davis with Chancellor Jacquie Moloney at Commencement Eve 2019
Tyler Davis '19
Political Science

For Tyler Davis, a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force, the dream of being a pilot came true at UMass Lowell through Air Force ROTC Detachment 345.

This place truly made me a better man. The faculty are amazing; they see their job as a calling, a mission.
Read More About Tyler Davis 
Daryle Lamonica stands with two other students, all in suits, holding certificates for completing a summer enrichment program
Daryle LaMonica '21

Marine Corps veteran Daryle LaMonica is on the fast track to becoming a doctor through the UMass Medical School Baccalaureate to M.D. Pathway Program.

I have a new appreciation for arts and the humanities.
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Michael Venetti and his fiancee
Michael Venetti '20
Peace and Conflict Studies

Marine Corps reservist Michael Venetti says the Peace and Conflict Studies master’s program helped him win a Presidential Management Fellowship to work at the U.S. State Department.

You could study high-level things like diplomacy, but you could also study person-to-person, on the ground situations and how you could bring peaceful solutions to them.
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Chris Perez '16
Electrical Engineering

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.

I found purpose with the veteran’s population here.
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Nicholas Marinelli '17
Chemical Engineering

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.

The campus veteran community is very welcoming, and it really helps to be surrounded by fellow vets who share such a unique bond with you.
Read More About Nicholas Marinelli 
Brandon Aylaian at Mt. Rainier
Brendon Aylaian '21
Business Management

Army veteran and business major Brendon Aylaian is working on a solar energy project in Haiti for his Honors College capstone.

Being part of a team that is focused on delivering energy to people who don’t have it just seems like a really good thing to do.
Read More About Brendon Aylaian 
UMass Lowell Police Sergeant Frank Sullivan inside a UML PD cruiser
Frank Sullivan
Criminal Justice, UMass Lowell Police Sergeant

When UMass Lowell Police Sergeant Frank Sullivan isn’t keeping the campus safe at night, he’s working on his master’s degree in criminal justice, helping raise three teenagers and training for a marathon.

I want to show my kids that anything is possible if they put their minds to it.
Read More About Frank Sullivan 

Campus Offices

Local Resources

The Lowell Veterans Center
10 George Street

VA Medical Center
200 Springs Road
Bedford, MA 01730-1198

The Career Center of Lowell
107 Merrimack Street  
Lowell, MA 01852

Community Veterans Resources:



National Student Organizations: 


Military Transcripts: