Jacqueline Kell: Data Analyst at HCA Healthcare

Making the transition from the United States Army to the civilian sector was one of the more uncertain times I have experienced in my adult life. The military wasn’t my first job, but it was my first profession after college graduation. It was an h... Read More ▶


EBV-F Alumni Melissa Swire Selected as PA’s Elizabeth Dole Fellow

Melissa Swire, an alumnus of the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans - Families program, was selected as PA's Elizabeth Dole Fellow. A position given to caregivers who will officially represent the Elizabeth Dole Foundation in their local communit... Read More ▶


Support Veteran-Owned Business on National Holidays – September 2020

Every month the Institute for Veterans and Military Families likes to highlight the wide variety of veteran-owned businesses by recommending a few businesses on their respective national holiday. Celebrate a fun holiday and support a local business t... Read More ▶


Summer of Success Winner!

We asked for your votes and you delivered - A big congratulations to our winner, V-WISE, who has won $5,000 in matching gifts! Thank you to all who donated to these incredible IVMF programs. Your support will help countless veterans and their familie... Read More ▶


Announcing Veterans Leadership Program (VLP) as the new PAServes-Greater Pittsburgh Coordination Center

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) is excited to announce Veterans Leadership Program (VLP) as the new PAServes-Greater Pittsburgh Coordination Center. Charged with managing and sustaining community-based care for the military-c... Read More ▶


New Recommendations to Reduce Veteran Suicide and Transition Modern Warriors Back Into Civilian Society

The hero's journey is not a new concept but often thought of in works of fiction and rarely do people consider it in modern terms. However, an article recently published by a group of authors who consist of post-9/11 veterans, including Nicholas Arms... Read More ▶


IVMF Receives $1.3M From USAA To Assist Servicemembers, Veterans and their Families Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

As part of a historic commitment by USAA’s Military Family Relief Initiative, Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) received $1.3 million to assist military and their families during these challenging economic ... Read More ▶


Veteran Entrepreneurs Amid Covid-19 Pandemic – Preliminary Insights

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) are issuing preliminary results from a study on how veteran-owned businesses have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandem... Read More ▶


Veterans’ Programs and Alumni Network Equip Entrepreneur Chris Dambach to Pivot in Crisis

  After Chris Dambach ’13 returned from his deployment as a U.S. Marine in Iraq in 2010, he decided to start a business, Veteran Lawn Care. He invested in some used mowers and borrowed a truck from his brother-in-law. He grew the business s... Read More ▶


A National Strategy to Prevent Veteran Suicide

With COVID-19 accelerating veteran unemployment and economic uncertainty, a whole of government approach to tackling veteran suicide inclusive of private industry and academia is needed now more than ever. Recently, Veterans Administration Secreta... Read More ▶