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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A Higher Calling: James E. Baker

The Hon. James E. Baker has always known that he was meant for a life of public service. Growing up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he was raised—as his mother once told him—to be a teacher. But he had other plans.

College of Law to Host Virtual Veterans Day Commemoration

Today, Nov. 10, the Syracuse University College of Law and members of the greater Syracuse legal community will gather to honor those who have served in and out of uniform during the College of Law’s third annual Veterans Day Celebration. Traditionally held in Dineen Hall in the Melanie Gray Ceremonial Courtroom, this year’s ceremony—beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET—will take place virtually.

A Special Thank You to OVMA Executive Director Retired Col. Ron Novack

On behalf of Syracuse University Athletics and the rest of the University, we thank our very own retired Col. Ron Novack for all he does to make Syracuse University the Best Place For Veterans! Learn more about Ron’s military service and his role at SU below.

Hometown Hero: Charlie Poag

United States Marine Corps veteran and Syracuse University senior Charlie Poag enlisted in the Marine Corps in the summer of 2001 and completed boot camp two weeks prior to the tragic events of 9/11.