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Meet Darasha Singleton, the Military-Connected S.I. Newhouse Student

Darasha Singleton is a military-connected student. She has three veteran parents – her mother, father and stepfather.  Now a graduate student studying broadcast journalism at the nation’s leading communications school, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, she’s proud Syracuse University makes veterans and their families a priority.

Nominations Now Open for the 2021 Student Veteran of the Year Award

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 a Student Veteran Awards Announcement on April 30th in the NVRC.

Citrus TV Interviews Assistant Director of Admissions on Operation Veteran Promise

As part of its enduring commitment to veterans and their families and to being the “best place for veterans”, Syracuse University is launching a new program called Operation Veteran Promise. The Office of Admission will grant local students graduating this year a guaranteed pathway to enroll at Syracuse University after receiving an honorable discharge from the military.

IVMF’s Maureen Casey to Host Panel Discussion Featuring Women Leaders From U.S. Military

Syracuse University’s Women in Leadership Initiative (WiL) is offering a virtual fireside chat, “Lessons In Leadership–Insights from a Collective,” on March 23 from 4 to 5 p.m. ET. The discussion will be hosted by Maureen Casey, chief operating officer for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). The panel will feature women with more than 90 years combined military experience.

Now Accepting Applications for Multiple Military-Connected Student Scholarships

We are pleased to announce several scholarship opportunities for Syracuse University military-connected students to include three new scholarships for spring: Office of Veteran and Military Affairs Undergraduate Student Veteran Scholarship, the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs Military Family Member Scholarship and the Flanik Family Scholarship for Student Veterans. These scholarships are made possible by the generous donations of Syracuse alumni.

Syracuse University Launches Operation Veteran Promise

As part of its enduring commitment to veterans and their families and to being the “best place for veterans”, Syracuse University is launching a new program called Operation Veteran Promise. The Office of Admission will grant local students graduating this year a guaranteed pathway to enroll at Syracuse University after receiving an honorable discharge from the military.

‘Gathering Your Tools’ Video Series Aims to Improve Military-Connected Students Experience in Job Market

While there are many programs to help translate military skills, there are few that support veterans in learning to communicate that translation effectively. To address this issue, Veteran Career Services in the Office of Veterans and Military Affairs (OVMA) has produced a video series and is collaborating with the veteran-owned company Purepost to give military-connected students a new perspective on the hiring process. Given the difficulty of a job search in the virtual world of COVID, this series and website will help put military-connected students in the best position to showcase their unique skill set.

Jill Biden Asks Student Veterans to Take Active Roles in Their Communities at 2021 NATCON

A key opportunity for the student experience, Syracuse University student veterans attended the 13th annual Student Veterans of America (SVA) National Conference (NATCON) virtually on Feb. 19 and 20. The two-day event featured a keynote address by the first lady of the United States, Jill Biden, and several presentations and panel discussions by members of the University’s Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA) and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF).

Divyne Hutchinson’s Dreams Are Taking Flight

Divyne Hutchinson ’24 has always wanted to fly. The ambitious first-year Syracuse University student has been fascinated by airplanes since she was a child, and after her uncle enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, she was inspired to pursue the same dream.