IVMF Staff Member and Military Spouse Reflects on Her Visit to Pearl Harbor

by Vanessa Marquette Growing up in a family where many have served in the Air Force, Army, and Navy, military history is something that intrigues me. Last year, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic arriving in the United States, my husband Ryan (who serve... Read More ▶


Syracuse University Press, in Partnership with IVMF, Seeking Submissions for 2021 Veterans Writing Award

Syracuse University Press, in cooperation with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), is now accepting entries for its 2nd Veterans Writing Award. All entries must be submitted between Dec. 15, 2020, and Feb. 15, 2021, via mail or e... Read More ▶


Shop Military-Owned Business This Holiday Season!

The holiday season is upon us and shopping for presents is underway! We can all agree that among the many changes 2020 has brought us, a different shopping experience is certainly one of them. The shift from in-store to online shopping has become the... Read More ▶


Inc. Magazine’s Announces 4th Annual Vet100 List to Highlight 100 Fastest-Growing Veteran-Owned Businesses

Inc. magazine announced in partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), the third annual Vet50 list—a compilation of the nation’s fastest-growing veteran-owned businesses. Born out of the iconi... Read More ▶


IVMF’s COO Maureen Casey Joined The Soldier For Life Podcast to Discuss Supporting Veterans

On the Soldier For Life Podcast, you can listen to LTC Olivia Nunn speak to Ms. Maureen Casey the Chief Operating Officer for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families on the various programs and opportunities that are available to the militar... Read More ▶


PAServes Announces Funding Commitments Sustaining Local Ownership and New Coordination Center

PAServes - one of seventeen AmericaServes networks - recently celebrated its 5-year anniversary in November, 2020. PAServes has over 17,000 service requests from over 5,600 clients and veterans and their families in the community are served by a coor... Read More ▶


Dr. Michael Haynie, Founder and Executive Director, Featured on Work in Progress Podcast to Discuss Military-Connected in Higher Education

This episode of Work in Progress podcast looks at the role a Syracuse University-based initiative has played in bridging the gap between military service and civilian work for tens of thousands of men and women for almost a decade.... Read More ▶


IVMF Advisory Board Member, Richard M. Jones, Selected by Variety for Annual Salute to Service Impact List

Richard Jones, a Syracuse University graduate ('92, G'95, L'95) and IVMF Advisory Board Member was selected this year for Variety's Salute To Service Impact List.  Each year, Variety selects individuals in the entertainment industry that are makin... Read More ▶


The American Legion Presents the 2020 Patriot Award to the IVMF

The nation’s largest veterans organization recognized the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) with its prestigious Patriot Award during a presentation at Syracuse University. The ceremony took place at the new National Veterans Reso... Read More ▶


IVMF Employee, Linda Nellis, Reflects on Her Father and Husband for Veterans Month

My hero and role model happens to be my dad, Mel Rubenstein. He is a Syracuse University alum from the class of 1953. At that time, the draft was in effect, and he decided if he had to serve, he wanted to do it as an officer. He proceeded to join ROT... Read More ▶