U.S. Navy Captain (Retired) Roosevelt “Rick” Wright hails from Elizabeth City, North Carolina and currently lives in Marcellus, New York. Today, Rick is a Professor Emeritus at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Before the start of the spring semester, members of Syracuse University’s military-connected community, including students, faculty and staff, journeyed to Tennessee for the 16th Annual Student Veterans of America (SVA) National Conference (NATCON).
Kari Mickinkle ‘11, G’22, a school certifying official with the Office of Veteran Success in the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA), has been appointed vice president of the Association of Veterans Education Certifying Officials (AVECO).
John Nipper is a master’s student at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. He serves as the president of the Student Veterans Organization, offering unique insights into the university experience. As he discusses the abundant resources, dedicated advisors, and specialized programs, Nipper emphasizes how Syracuse University equips student veterans for a successful transition from military service to higher education.
Syracuse University has made significant accomplishments in providing access to higher education for veterans and military family members since the days of World War I. While the overall impact of those efforts is immeasurable, they did pave the way for the establishment of the Office of Veterans and Military Affairs and D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families.
Remembrance Scholars reflect on 35 years of healing, unity and education
Alumnus, philanthropist and Life Trustee Daniel D’Aniello ’68, H’20 was recently celebrated by the city of Florence, Italy, for his dedication to the city and his support of the Syracuse Abroad program in Florence.
While her sons were training to become officers in the military, Kristen Northrop had a rare vantage point to observe their development from her office at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Frederick “Fred” Shibel Sr was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1927. Upon graduating from Lawrence High School at 17, Fred enlisted into the U.S. Navy in 1944 during World War II; even though his two older brothers – Chuck and Ed – were already in the war, he wouldn’t have been drafted
The Stalwart Battalion at Syracuse University can trace its roots back to the earliest days of Syracuse University’s historic commitment to veterans. During World War I the Student Army Training Corps, which was the precursor to today’s Reserve Officer Training Corps, began educating students for crucial roles in military service.