Beth joined the Army in 1993 after graduating from the United States Military Academy. While at West Point, she played Army Women’s Lacrosse for four years, serving as the Army team captain her senior year.
Syracuse University’s Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA) takes pride in student-veteran involvement on campus, in the community, and at various events. The value student veterans bring to campus through their many contributions are part of what makes Syracuse University ‘the best place for veterans™.’ The OVMA recognizes a single student veteran each year for their significant contributions to the veteran community both on and off campus. This year, the OVMA “Student Veteran of the Year Award” will be presented to the most deserving candidate during the Student Veteran Organization (SVO) Awards Banquet on March 30th, 2019.
Staff members from Syracuse University’s Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA) and Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) recently traveled to Las Vegas to share expertise around serving military-connected students during the annual National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) symposium.
On Tuesday, February 19th, the Intra-University Transfer Fair (IUT) will be held in the atrium of Schine Student Center from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Students thinking about transferring to another school or college within the University are encouraged to attend.
Chloe Milliken knew she wanted to be on the front lines in the U.S. Army. It was 2013 and she was given two options like all women who wanted to serve in combat: become an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EOD) or join the military police (MP). To her, the choice to be an EOD technician was clear.
The application process for the Tillman Scholars program, which funds education for student veterans and spouses of veterans, will open Feb. 1.
The scholarship honors Pat Tillman, starting safety for the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals, who put his football career on hold in 2002 to serve his country. Family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) following Tillman’s death in April 2004 while serving with the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. The foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through scholarship and programmatic support, and is dedicated to building a diverse community of leaders committed to serve others.
This spring, 24 new undergraduate student veterans are enrolled on-campus full time. This makes more than 1,000 other veteran and military-connected students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Syracuse University’s veteran and military-connected enrollment on campus has grown over 500% since Chancellor Kent Syverud took his post in 2014.
J. Michael Haynie, vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and innovation and the Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship, has been named a University Professor by Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly. The distinction—a four-year, renewable appointment—is granted to faculty who excel in their fields and have made extraordinary scholarly contributions nationally and internationally. The Board of Trustees Executive Committee approved this appointment at its recent meeting.
The OVMA announced the addition of Retired U.S. Army Major General (MG) Peggy Combs ’85, the highest-ranking female military officer to graduate from Syracuse University, to its advisory board.
As part of the University’s enduring commitment to veterans and the military community, the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA) and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) partnered with athletic donors Ted Lachowicz ’72 and Cliff Ensley ’69, ’70, G’71 to provide more than 400 veterans and military families with free tickets to the Camping World Bowl in Orlando, Florida, on Dec. 28.