NVRC Updates

Construction Manager Announcement

LeChase Construction has been selected to lead the Construction Management efforts for the National Veterans Resource Center at Syracuse University.

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The IVMF Team Checks out the Latest Progress on the NVRC

Both the IVMF and Office of Veterans and Military Affairs (OVMA) teams visited the NVRC worksite recently to check out the progress of what will be their future home in 2020 – and will be the national convening space for academic, government and community collaboration in support of those who served.

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Veteran-Owned ZeroPoint Aerial Launches Inaugural Drone Flyover to Feature Site Preparation at National Veterans Resource Center

The first-ever drone flyover of the National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC) occurred on Monday, Feb. 26, thanks to a local veteran-owned business hired to chronicle the historic beginnings of the building slated to open in spring of 2020. Army veteran Todd Torrance, the owner of ZeroPoint Aerial, launched and operated the drone flyover showcasing early scenes from the construction site.

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Syracuse University Announces Historic $20 Million Gift to Support Construction of First-of-Its-Kind National Veterans Resource Center

Generosity of U.S. Navy veteran Daniel D’Aniello ‘68 and his wife, Gayle, positions Syracuse University to help nation transform service to and support of veterans and military families  

Syracuse University, home to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), today announced a $20 million gift from U.S. Navy veteran and Life Trustee Daniel D’Aniello ’68 and his wife, Gayle. This gift, one of the single largest gifts in University history, will support construction of the National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC), a first-of-its-kind facility that will house the IVMF, the nation’s leading academic institute focused on the concerns of America’s more than 20 million veterans and their families as well as other veteran-focused educational, vocational and community engagement programs. The NVRC will open in spring 2020.

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Construction update: Work on veterans center to begin in next 2 weeks

NVRC model

In the first construction email of the year, Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer Pete Sala gave updates on Syracuse University campus infrastructure projects.

National Veterans Resource Center: Construction on the veterans hub will begin in the next two weeks. The building is scheduled to open in spring 2020.

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NVRC Logo Release

It is official, the National Veterans Resource Center has a logo.


Marine Corps Veteran Daniel MacDonalds Hired as First Employee to Work on Future National Veterans Resource Center Site

Daniel MacDonald, owner of MacDonald Engineering, is the first veteran to be hired to work on the National Veterans Resource Center

Daniel (Dan) MacDonald, Marine Corps Veteran and owner of MacDonald Engineering is the first veteran to be hired to work on the National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC). Syracuse University Vice Chancellor Mike Haynie stated that “it’s as it should be, that the first person hired on the NVRC construction was a veteran, because it represents our commitment to support and empower this community, the veteran and military-connected community.”  MacDonald is working as a land surveyor on the future site of the National Veterans Resource Center. He states that there has never been a project he has been more proud to work on.  On the university’s commitment to veterans, MacDonald believes that “this speaks volumes … you don’t put up a multi-million dollar building if you’re not committed.”