University College Dean Mike Frasciello Committed to Helping Veterans Succeed

Frasciello worked as an airman during the day and took college courses at night and on weekends. His dedication allowed him to finish three degrees. Twenty years after leaving the Air Force, Frasciello completed a Ph.D. while working full-time. Today he serves as dean of University College, Syracuse University’s gateway for part-time students whose goal is to pursue a degree or earn a certificate or credential from any of the University’s schools and colleges. “So maybe college was for me,” he says.

Inside The NVRC Gallery and the Healing Ability of Art

Professor Jennifer DeLucia worked with faculty and administrators from across the University to lay the framework for programs and curricula rooted in existing University strengths. “Syracuse is a great place for creative arts therapy,” she says. “Not only will our programs draw on the wealth of expertise and breadth of knowledge within the other VPA departments; Falk College’s marriage and family therapy, human development and family science, and social work programs; and the School of Education’s clinical mental health counseling program, but we are also distinguished by our unique connection with the University’s veteran resources.”

Janina Rios Brings Her Passion for Film to Campus

That belief has certainly changed now that she is in her first semester at Syracuse University. After graduating from Suffolk County Community College earlier this year with an associate’s degree in radio and television production, she’s now pursuing a bachelor’s degree in film in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Meet Miguel Pica: Student Veteran and New Dad

When Miguel Pica goes home from campus, he faces a lot of distractions. Cell phones, television, social media and, of course, all the noise and chaos that comes with being a college student. For Miguel though, a lot of the screaming and yelling is not coming from noisy roommates—it’s coming from his newborn son, Lorenzo.

Veterans’ Writing Group Marks 10 Years of Creativity, Support, and Community

In March 2010, writing professors Eileen Schell and Ivy Kleinbart founded a writing group inspired by Schell’s uncle’s service as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War. The premise was simple: create an opportunity for military veterans and those close to them to share true stories of life in and out of the military. This year the group, Syracuse Veterans’ Writing Group, is marking its 10th anniversary.

Announcing the New NVRC Wall of Service

On Veterans Day, November 11, 2020 the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA) unveiled the new “Wall of Service” inside of the National Veteran Resource Center.

OVMA Announces 2020 Scholarship Recipients

As part of Syracuse University’s enduring commitment to veterans and military-connected students, the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs today announced the recipients of its four scholarships specifically dedicated to these members of our community. These awards, made possible by the generous philanthropic commitment by donors, will provide outstanding military-connected students with meaningful financial assistance as they pursue their educations at Syracuse University.

Veterans Day Ceremony 2020

Watch the Syracuse University’s Veterans Day ceremony right here. With keynote speaker Dino Babers, Head Coach, Syracuse University Football.

Rebel With a Cause: Marion Dorfer

Mario Dorfer in uniform.When Associate Professor Marion Dorfer joined the U.S. Army, she did so despite the fact that her mother, father and brother had all served in the U.S. Air Force. “I think I joined the Army instead of the Air Force because I was more of a rebel. I wanted something different,” says Dorfer, who has taught surface pattern design, computer-aided pattern design and computer design classes in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ School of Design since 1992.

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