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 one of the eight ARESENAL entrepreneurship programs, the Alumni Services team supports all IVMF graduates in realizing and accomplishing their professional and personal goals.

  • Alumni Resources

    EBV Post Graduate Support Resource Log-in IVMF’s Post Program Support (formally EBV-TAP) 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 Resource Log-in The V-WISE Biz Support 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

    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!

    RISE

    EBV SPARK

    Refer A Friend

    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.

DateTypeName 
November 11thVirtual CeremonyVeterans DayView Ceremony
November 17thLive StreamPatriot Award View Livestream
March 4-7, 2021ConferenceVeteran EDGERegister

Other Opportunities

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

DateTypeName 
December 2ndWebinarWeathering the Storm: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Insurance Institute for Business & Home SafetyRegister 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.

Ashley Squairs

Ashley Cavender

Manager | Alumni Services amcavend@syr.edu
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Elvis Avdic

Advisor, IVMF Post-Program Support eavdic@syr.edu
LauraCooper

Laura Cooper

Director | Advising & Enrollment Services lcoope01@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

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