SBA Awards Cooperative Agreement Funding for Boots to Business Program Delivery

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) this week announced the award of $2,324,100 in two cooperative agreements for Boots to Business (B2B), the entrepreneurial track of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Progr... Read More ▶


Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families Announces New Directors of Development

The Institute for Veteran and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University announced the expansion of its development department with the addition of two new director roles, Tina Kapral and Melissa Reider. Tina Kapral joins the development depar... Read More ▶


The IVMF Enrollment Services Team Climbs to Glory

By the IVMF Enrollment Services Team: Eddie Zaremba, Jim Schock, and Richelle Quigley It’s always a great day to be part of the IVMF’s Enrollment Services Team, but it’s an even better day when we can greet you from beautiful Fort Drum, New Yo... Read More ▶


Memorial Day Means Remembrance and Reflection

Members of our IVMF and Syracuse University Office of Veteran and Military Affairs staff offer their thoughts on Memorial Day with Syracuse University News Services. https://vimeo.com/219003486... Read More ▶


Memorial Day Message from Dr. Mike Haynie

By Dr. Mike Haynie, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation; IVMF Founder and Executive Director On Memorial Day, I reflect and am reminded that this is a day to pay tribute to the men and women, past and present, near and far, who... Read More ▶


Let the Bugle Play: Honoring Dearly Departed Veteran Family Members from a Civilian Perspective

by Me’Shae Brooks-Rolling, IVMF Director of Events and Conferences  The location was Calverton National Cemetery in Long Island, NY. The casket was draped with a flag. A bugle played solemnly. Two smartly-dressed cadets stood attention at the h... Read More ▶


O2O-VCTP Hosts Graduation Ceremony for 62 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Service Members, Military Spouses, and Veterans

The ceremony will be followed by mock interviews and professional networking with over 20 Puget Sound area employers. TACOMA, Wash. (May 23, 2017) – Sixty-two members of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) community will graduate Tuesday, May 23, ... Read More ▶


The Institute for Veterans and Military Families Receives $450,000 Grant from Sam’s Club Giving Program to Support Women Veteran Entrepreneurs

Veterans and military spouse business owners join forces at the inaugural V-WISE Graduate Conference in San Antonio, November 2014 The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) today announces it received a $450,000 grant from Sam’s Clu... Read More ▶


Blog: Military Spouse Appreciation Day

By Mitch Forbes - U.S. Army veteran, Syracuse University student veteran, and IVMF Student Support Intern - Entrepreneurship Military Spouse Appreciation Day is a time to honor the sacrifices and contributions that military spouses make in support o... Read More ▶


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Leverages Community-Based Resources to Improve Lives

By Mike Schindler,  IVMF Program Manager of Community Services  In a continued effort to better serve Veterans and their families, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Center for Innovation (VACI) joined forces in early April 2017 with Sy... Read More ▶