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UMaine Veteran Friendly Faculty and Staff

Below is a list of faculty and staff who have identified as Veteran-friendly by volunteering their time and efforts to support veterans on the UMaine campus and/or attending the Student Veterans at UMaine Training Workshop. Identified veterans will be distinguished by an asterisk (*) by their names.

Veteran Advisory Committee Members:

Nory Jones (Chair) –  Professor, Maine Business School

Tony Llerena  (Co-Chair) – Coordinator of VETS, Student Life

Captain Sean Christensen* – UMaine Marine ROTC

Matthew Murphy* – President, Student Veterans Association,

Paul Gagnon* –  Former UMaine Career Center (now retired)

Captain Keith Gauthier* – UMaine Army ROTC

Laurie Friberg – UMaine Admissions Office

Andrea Gifford – Assistant Dean of Students, Student Life

Knud Hermansen* – Professor, Engineering Technology

John Mahon, Professor, Maine Business School

Joe Miller* – Graduate Student Veteran

Peter Ogden* Colonel, (ret.) – Director, Bureau of Veterans’ Services

James Settele* Captain, USN, (ret.) – Director, SPIA

Major Jeff Shirland* – UMaine Army ROTC

Todd Zaroya* – College Success Programs

Irene Rattie* – School of Nursing


Veteran Friendly Staff & Faculty: 

Thomas Banister* – ROTC

Sean Harmon* – ROTC

Katherine O’Flaherty – Honors College

Alan Parks – Student Support Services

April Boulier – Counseling Center

Bud Walkup – Student Wellness Resource Center

Carol Toner – Maine Studies

Catherine Athay – Student Support Services

Dan Robbins – Counseling Center

Erin Straine – Education & Human Development

Farahad Dastoor – School of Biology & Ecology

Holly Costar – Counseling Center

Barbara Smith – Student Life – CNTSP & VETS Associate

Kate Axelsen Foster – Career Center

Kelly Shaw – Counseling Center

Mary Ann Portmann – Financial Aid

Michael Lyman – Counseling Center

Nancy Boyington – Hutchinson Center

Sharon Barker – Women’s Resource Center

Tim Waring – School of Economics

Shannon Field– School of Forest Resources




Veterans Education and Transition Services
5748 Memorial Union Rm. 143
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207) 581-1316 | Fax: (207) 581-9338
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469