The Syracuse University Student Veterans Organization (SVO) held its Annual Ball and Awards Banquet recently. The event recognizes the contributions of the SVO to the University, celebrates Syracuse’s tradition of service to veterans, and honors notable student veterans for their achievements at the University. U.S. Army veteran Mark Erwin G’12, who is now employed as the special assistant to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, delivered the evening’s keynote speech.

“The SVO and Student Veterans of America (SVA) are critical to the advancement of veterans in higher education,” says SVO President Adam Legrand ’18, G’19. “The Awards Banquet is just one opportunity to recognize and empower student veterans. With the University’s dedication and support, student veterans are able to engage with alumni, other SVO chapters and the local community to advance their experiences in higher education and beyond.”

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