Alumni

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 the 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


  • Alumni Resources

    IVMF Bunker Labs Programs Alumni Post Program Support Log-in

    Post Program Support is part of IVMF’s Alumni Services and helps Bunker Labs graduates start and grow their businesses. Following graduation of Bunker Labs program, you are encouraged to take advantage of the post-program support offered by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, you are encouraged to take advantage of the post-program support offered by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families. This resource brings together professors, entrepreneurs, other individuals and companies who are willing to share their expertise in the different facets of business and entrepreneurship.

    EBV Post Program Support Log-in

    IVMF’s Post Program Support helps EBV Program graduates start and grow their businesses. Following the graduation from the residency portion of the EBV and EBV-F programs, you are encouraged to take advantage of the post-program support offered by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families in collaboration with the EBV National program. The Post Program Support brings together professors, entrepreneurs, other individuals and companies who are willing to share their expertise in the different facets of business and entrepreneurship.

    V-WISE Post Program Support Log-in

    The V-WISE  program helps V-WISE program graduates realize and accomplish their professional and personal goals. Following completion of the Phase II Conference, graduates have access to a wide network of professors, entrepreneurs, and other individuals who are willing to share their expertise in the different facets of business and entrepreneurship.

    O2O Alumni Services

    IVMF Alumni have access to services and resources to complement the coursework and training you completed during the program(s) at IVMF. These resources will foster continued professional development and learning as you progress in your career!

    Library Resources

    Register Your Veteran-Owned Business (CVOB)

    Military-Owned Shopping GuideView our extensive list of military-owned businesses and submit your own business to be represented on the list!

    VPPCE – Veterans Program for Politics and Civic Engagement

    Become A Resource Partner: Our team is at the ready with a myriad of follow-on support services. If you would like become a part of our follow-on support team and have resources to provide, let us know by filling out this form.

    Questions? Contact us.

Events

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

DateTypeNameLocationRegister
July 16, 2024VetNetAI Savvy: Unlocking Professional Development and Business Growth InsightsVirtualRegister Now
August 14, 2024 VetNetHow to start selling in Amazon's store: part IIVirtualRegister Now

Other Opportunities

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

DateTypeName
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.

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Xavier Clarke

Program Manager, Ambassadors | Alumni Services & Engagement xclarke@syr.edu
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Ariel Durgana

Program Coordinator, Ambassadors | Alumni Services & Engagement adurgana@syr.edu
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Cassandra Rosique

Program Manager | Alumni Services & Engagement crosique@syr.edu
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Linda Nellis

Program Coordinator | Alumni Services & Engagement lnellis@syr.edu
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Ashley Cavender

Director | Alumni Services & Engagement amcavend@syr.edu
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