Air Force ROTC Opens a World of Opportunity for Si Yun (Sara) Lim ’22

Si Yun (Sara) Lim absolutely knew she wanted to study international relations at Syracuse University, even if she didn’t know where she’d be heading at first. “I got my acceptance letter, and my mom asked me where Syracuse was. I had no idea,” Lim says. “I thought I was going to New York City.”

Nadia Morris-Mitchell ’24 is studying creative leadership through Syracuse University Global

Nadia Morris-Mitchell ’24 doesn’t have a lot of time to spare. As a National Guard member, part-time fitness instructor and full-time employee, she knows it’s crucial to balance her schedule. “I’m just that person who’s always running a million miles an hour,” she says. She had been interested in going back to school to gain greater management skills but was wary of the time constraints. So when a representative from Syracuse University came to speak with the veterans working with the U.S. Air Force at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base about continuing their education utilizing their flexible learning formats, she was intrigued.

Annual Chancellor’s Review Ceremony Returns to In-Person Pageantry

here cadets perform drill and ceremony in formation as Chancellor Kent Syverud “reviews the troops” and presents awards, was forced to be put on hold. But this year’s 105th Chancellor’s Review, sponsored by the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA), was back in person at the Stadium last week, as more than 160 cadets were recognized for their distinguished performance and commitment to service.

Hometown Hero: Ryan Yon

Carolina. In August 2017, he enlisted in the United States Army after reading the book Wild at Heart by John Eldredge. A passage from the book inspired Ryan to enlist which reads: “Deep in his heart, every man longs for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and something to rescue.” Ryan finished the book on his break, immediately drove to the recruiter’s office and enlisted, and told his supervisor he will be leaving and never coming back.

Hometown Hero: Nadia Morris-Mitchell

United States Navy veteran, currently serving New York State Air National Guardsman, and Syracuse University undergraduate student veteran Nadia Morris-Mitchell hails from Syracuse, New York. She enlisted in the United States Navy in 2004 as a heavy equipment operator, Seabee. Also in 2004, Nadia married her high school sweetheart, Cody Stasko.