Alumni - D'Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families


Welcome to the Family!

As a graduate or participant of one of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families’ programs, you are a part of an ever-growing network of IVMF alumni across the globe! As IVMF was founded at Syracuse University and is headquartered on their campus, completing an IVMF program also makes you a Syracuse University alum! This extensive network is here for you to stay connected and leverage for your professional/entrepreneurial journey.

Take advantage of resources, webinars, and a community of veterans and military spouses that share the IVMF bond through their post-service lives. Long after you complete your course or residency, you are connected to the IVMF team for follow-up resources and opportunities as your professional goals evolve. No matter if you graduated from Onward to Opportunity or one of the eight ARESENAL entrepreneurship programs, the Alumni Services team supports all IVMF graduates in realizing and accomplishing their professional and personal goals.

Make The Connection, Reap the Benefits

Entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey. Add in a pandemic and solitude becomes the name of the game.

But for five military-connected small business owners, their chance meeting at the 2020 Veteran EDGE Conference led to a friendship that helped each other’s businesses to not only survive but thrive during an otherwise desolate situation. And the investment they have in each other’s success has been paramount to their overall outlook on a post-pandemic resurgence.

Read their story


Learn more and register for IVMF’s upcoming webinars and events.

02/27/24WebinarNavigating the IVMF Digital Library: A Resource ExpeditionVirtualRegister Now
03/06/24NetworkingIVMF Alumni Networking Night in Atlanta!Atlanta, GARegister Now

Other Opportunities

Learn about outside opportunities happening in your area such as career events, business plan competitions, and more!

2024GrantHivers & Strivers CapitalApply Here
2024GrantWomen Veteran Entrepreneurship Training ProgramApply Here

Meet the Team

The IVMF Alumni Services team is here to support you throughout your post-service journey. Have a question on what benefits you receive as an alum or simply want to connect? Reach out to the team today.


Cassandra Rosique

Manager | Alumni Services & Engagement

Ashley Cavender

Director | Alumni Services & Engagement
Onward to opportunity graduate Dan Walker.

“Leave your rank at the door, be prepared to start at the bottom. Your experience in the Military is invaluable, but with a new profession you are going to have learn new things, and there is no better place to do that in the trenches. Right now, that’s what I’m doing in the classroom. I’m using my vast leadership experience to help make me successful yet learning everyday about a new profession. O2O helped me get in the right mindset do that.”

Military Installation: Fort Carson
CISSP Graduate
Corpus Christi Catholic School Spanish Teacher, Since August 5, 2018

Dan Walker Jr.

Major, US Army