For Joshua Reid, an active duty soldier now stationed in Japan, his training gave him the tools he needed to “continue the climb” while finishing his degree through University College at Syracuse University. “As a 10th Mountain Division soldier, the climb to glory for me is being a role model for my nieces and nephews, and also to my friends and in my community,” he says. Reid says that the time management and discipline he’s learned serving in the military helped him accomplish his goal. “I accept my duties as a soldier and a scholar with a deep reverence.”
An esteemed higher education leader and a change agent for the arts; a highly respected U.S. Army commander and pioneer for women in the military; and an exemplary public servant in fiscal management and steadfast philanthropist will receive honorary degrees during Syracuse University’s 2021 Commencement.
The 2021 Dottle Family ROTC Cadet Scholarship was awarded to Army cadets Madeline Messare, Robert Fraser, Michael McDonough and Jason Yu, and Air Force cadets Gerrit VanVranken, Mingeun Song, Quinn Pelichoff and Nikolaus Sarisky. This scholarship is awarded each year to future leaders who participate in the University’s Army and Air Force ROTC programs, in recognition of their hard work, dedication and commitment to service.
In a recent awards ceremony at the National Veterans Resource Center, the Student Veterans Organization (SVO) and the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs awarded several annual recognitions, including the Best for Vets Award, the Community Support Award, the Danny Facto Student Veteran Work-Study Award and the Student Veteran of the Year. The SVO also introduced its new slate of officers to lead the Syracuse University chapter beginning this month.
Student veterans graduating next month can now purchase sashes recognizing their military service by visiting this website. The sashes cost $20 for 2020 and 2021 graduates and $40 for pre-2020 graduates. The price is plus shipping or sashes may be picked up at the Office of Veteran Success (Nation Veteran’s Resource Center, Suite 012) starting in May.
Syracuse University Army Cadet Siobhan Grabski ’23 and Air Force Cadet Mazin Moya ’24 share their military child stories with OVMA’s Vanessa Marquette G’19 – who is also a military child. All three come from extensive military families. There are different challenges both active-duty and Reserve/National Guard military children may face – for some kids it’s frequent moves and changing schools, for others it may be living with families and friends when their parent(s) are gone for trainings or deployment – to name a few. Whatever the hardships may be, military children have proven to be more resilient than ever and are incredibly proud to have military service in their lives. Watch this video to learn more.
At the annual Chancellor Pass in Review Ceremony, ROTC cadets who have distinguished themselves through superior performance in academics, ROTC, and extracurricular activities were recognized with awards sponsored by civilian and military organizations. Syracuse University’s ROTC is the longest consecutively running program of its kind in the United States.
Army Cadet Caley Susitti and Air Force Cadet Hope Spencer are training to commission as second lieutenants as part of Syracuse University’s Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC). However, these cadets do not attend Syracuse University.
Syracuse University’s Office of Veterans and Military Affairs (OVMA) is pleased to announce the following awardees of military-connected student Spring 2020 scholarships. These awards provide meaningful financial assistance to military-connected students as part of Syracuse University’s commitment to being the best place for veterans™ and their families.
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.