Student Veteran Testimonials

Moise Laub

“The OVMA has been a tremendous resource for me as I navigate higher education at Syracuse University. I’ve attended events made possible through the Veteran Legacy Fund, specifically Veteran Career Service events like the Career Fridays.  These events have helped me to network and gain valuable interpersonal skills which, in addition to my Syracuse education, will help me further my professional goals.”

Moise Laub ’20
International Relations
College of Arts and Sciences
Veteran, U.S. Navy

Maria Delgado

“I enlisted in the Army Reserve in 2008 and served as a medic for 10 years, including one mobilization and one deployment. I am very thankful for Syracuse University because, not only do I have the opportunity to continue my education towards a master’s degree, I have also had the privilege of participating in the school’s Army ROTC program as a member of the Stalwart Battalion. SU Army ROTC has allowed me to hone my leadership skills and equipped me with the tools to succeed as an active duty commissioned officer.”

Maria Delgado G’19
Public Health
Falk College
Student Veteran and Army ROTC Cadet

Holly Gerber

“Well-rounded, highly motivated, and inspiring. Those are just a few words I would use to describe my fellow cadets. I am very proud to be a member of Army ROTC at Syracuse University. The program has helped me to grow as a person and leader, motivating me to be involved in as much as possible on campus.  Being surrounded by such inspiring peers has made me want to be an even better version of myself.  Upon commissioning, I would like to start my career as an armor officer and then move on to either signal or military intelligence. I credit my experience in Army ROTC with making me the woman and leader I aspire to be.”

Holly Gerber-George ’19
Information Management and Technology
iSchool – Army ROTC Cadet

Halston Canty

“I have received a tremendous amount of support at Syracuse University. With resources from the Veteran Legacy Fund (VLF), I was able to participate in the Syracuse Stage theatre production, “Separated” with several other student veterans. Through “Separated” each of us had the opportunity to tell our unique stories from our own points of view. This has provided me the platform to show others what I’ve been through, and for them to better understand that there are others out there who share the same experiences, thoughts and feelings I do. Meeting people who want to hear your story is a tremendous relief and at the same time encouraging.”

Halston Canty G ’19
Masters of Social Work Falk College
Student Veteran – U.S. Navy

Jordan Robinson

“As an aspiring Public Relations practitioner, the OVMA gave me opportunities to expand my skill-set through meaningful media engagement and outreach to veterans in the community. Because of OVMA’s commitment to student veterans, I was able to participate in the 2016 Student Veterans of America National Convention, where I learned valuable skills to help further my professional goals in the PR industry.”

Jordan Robinson G ’17
Public Diplomacy
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Veteran
United States Marine Corps

Jaron Yeom

“I love the experience of being an Air Force ROTC cadet at Syracuse University. The program has empowered me, allowing me to become stronger and confident. Whether you march proudly in uniform through campus, or do physical activity at 0630, you feel a sense of pride—that you are part of something much bigger. The program has given me the tools to be a quality leader and a person of character. I am currently an Air Battle Manager Selectee and feel ready to begin my career as an officer. I will gladly take on any challenges, aim high and succeed in the world’s greatest air force.”

Jaron Yeom ’17
Sociology and Economics
College of Arts and Sciences
AS 400 Cadet, Air Force ROTC


“The OVMA provided me with opportunities to utilize the professional skills learned during my undergraduate studies as well as the deep-rooted leadership and discipline I received in the Army. These opportunities have set me up for greater success as I graduate and begin my career.”

Anthony Pegues ’17,
Martin J. Whitman School of Management,
U.S. Army Veteran