Orange Pride Fuels Jordan Nuber’s ’19 Path From Syracuse to Japan

Jordan Nuber

Jordan Nuber ’19 is stationed in Okinawa, Japan, more than 7,400 miles away from Syracuse University. Even though he’s more than half a world away from his alma mater, the impact Syracuse University had on Nuber is profound.

“I would recommend Syracuse University to any veteran,” says Nuber, who earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

“I enlisted in the Marine Corps when I was 18. So right out of high school, I did four years enlisted active duty as a data systems administrator,” Nuber says.

His time as a Marine gave Nuber an appreciation for communications on a global scale, so once he was done with active duty, Nuber decided to enhance his understanding of global communications issues. Maxwell was the perfect choice, as it was both close to Nuber’s home and offered a chance to build upon the lessons learned in the Marines.

Many of Nuber’s friends on campus were fellow veterans, which “was easy to make friends (on campus) because the veteran community here is so robust,” says Nuber.

Among the highlights from his days on the Hill: networking with professionals in the international affairs profession, going on career-focused trips and spending time with others in the military, especially through programs and events in the National Veterans Resource Center at the Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building.

“The resources available to military-connected students, and all students, really set Syracuse University apart. They make the world your oyster,” says Nuber, who still bleeds Orange.