Amanda Rylee is a U.S. Army active-duty servicemember that enlisted after high school and is currently attending Syracuse University for entrepreneurship in Whitman. After she graduates, she plans to continue her active duty. Eventually, she wants to open a craft brewery and is currently working on her plans.

“It’s challenging sometimes to balance coursework and service,” says Rylee. “It requires a lot of time management, but the Syracuse professors are super helpful and understanding of my obligations and they have allowed me to be successful in both arenas. The camaraderie I get to be a part of both on campus and in my unit is something I wouldn’t trade for an easier schedule.”

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