11.11.19

Veterans Day Job Fair on Fox Square


IVMF's Director of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Misty Stutsman, spoke on Fox News to highlight the job fair for veterans at Fox Square in support of Veterans Day. There are numerous veteran-owned businesses in attendance and many of them are ... Read More ▶

11.11.19

Why the epidemic of veteran suicide?


IVMF's Executive Director Mike Haynie wrote the following on Fox News discussing the alarming veteran suicide rate and the missing outrage that should be accompanying it.  -------------------- Fifty years ago, the band Creedence Clearwater Revival... Read More ▶

11.08.19

Stories of Small Business Success: EBV Grads Team Together on Veterans Cemetery            


Earlier this year, United States Senator Charles Schumer announced a $23 million contract award from Veterans Affairs to Global Urban Enterprise to begin construction of a veteran cemetery in Pembroke, N.Y. With the closest existing veterans cemetery... Read More ▶

11.06.19

Veteran Small Business Week 2019


Stories of Success Syracuse University’s IVMF is proud to support veteran small businesses through its ARSENAL of eight entrepreneurship and small business programs and three resource hubs. In the spirit of Veteran Small Business Week, read severa... Read More ▶

10.17.19

Nick Armstrong, Senior Director of Research and Evaluation for IVMF, Testified Before The New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Veterans’ Affairs


The following is the testimony: Chairwoman Barrett, Chairwoman Hunter, Chairman Thiele, Chairman Braunstein and members of the committees: Thank you for the opportunity to address you today on the topic of veteran services in New York State.The Inst... Read More ▶

9.23.19

Military Makeover to Feature IVMF Graduates Matt Butler and Kathryn Thomas


Two Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families graduates will be featured on Lifetime's show Military Makeover on September 25th and October 2nd!... Read More ▶

9.18.19

SoldierStrong Donates Its First StrongMind Virtual Reality System to Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center


A unique arrangement between Syracuse University, the Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center and two national nonprofits has resulted in the donation today of a groundbreaking virtual reality system to treat veterans experiencing post-traumatic str... Read More ▶

9.17.19

SBA Awards $100,000 to Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families to Offer Additional Entrepreneurship Training to Service-Disabled Veterans


The  U.S. Small Business Administration announced $100,000 in grant funding to Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families to develop additional programs that support service-disabled military veterans. The funding announcement represents exactly one-third of the total $300,000 in funding distributed nationally to organizations offering entrepreneurship training to service-disabled vets.... Read More ▶

9.12.19

Women Face Extra Challenges Compared to Men When Transitioning from the Military to Civilian Life


Maureen Casey, COO for The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University was invited onto Veteran Radio to talk about the specific challenges facing female veterans transitioning from active service into civilian careers. ... Read More ▶

9.11.19

IVMF Employees Reflect on 9/11


Almost two decades later and September 11th still feels like just yesterday to most Americans. Maureen Casey, IVMF chief operating officer, was in New York City on that day. When the first plane crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001, Maureen Casey felt the impact. The windows behind her desk had a clear view of the towers. A former Deputy Commissioner for the NYPD, Casey was immediately ordered to set up a plan for evacuations. Along with so many other first responders – she drove toward the towers as thousands of people were trying to escape.... Read More ▶