Engineering a Career After Service

Student veteran Savion Pollard ’25 will be the first Syracuse University student to intern at Micron Technology, where he’ll work as an equipment engineer.

ROTC Cadets Get Airborne Thanks to USAF Lt. Col. Sean Stumpf ’07

Born in the Bronx, Sean Stumpf ’07, often watched planes take off and land at nearby LaGuardia Airport.

That childhood fascination sparked a lifelong passion for aviation that fueled his determination to become a pilot. Today, Stumpf is the one doing the takeoffs and landings, but instead of a commercial airliner he flies the C-130J, also known as the Super Hercules, in the United States Air Force (USAF).

Hometown Hero: Jennifer Aquino

United States Navy Veteran Jennifer Aquino is a native of Puerto Rico. She enlisted into the United States Navy in 2003 She attended boot camp at Great Lakes, Illinois, and later become a cryptologic technician collector and interpreter. Petty Officer Aquino served aboard the Nuclear Aircraft Carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower. She also served with the Navy Information Operations Command in both Virginia, and South Texas for a total of 14 years of honorable service. 

Student Veterans Travel to Disney World for 15th Annual NATCON

Military-connected students from Syracuse University returned from a three-day trip to Walt Disney World Resort earlier this month. While many of their classmates enjoyed the remaining class-free days of their winter break, the group of 14 students were in Florida attending the Student Veterans of America 15th Annual National Conference (NATCON).

OVMA Mourns the Passing of the Honorable Norman Mordue ’66, L’71

Norman Mordue

The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs extends our heartfelt condolences on the recent passing of the Honorable Norman Mordue ’66, L’71, who served as the senior judge of the federal North District of New York. Mordue, who also served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, was a renowned supporter of veterans in the Central New York region and a well-respected member of the community. 

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Congratulations to The Pinstripe Bowl Contest Winners

Syracuse University will be playing at the Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium on December 29th against Minnesota and we can proudly say at least seven more veterans will be going orange in the big apple! Thanks to the support from The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs and the D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families, these winners will both be joining the loud house in NYC to support the football team playing in Yankee Stadium.

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