IVMF Comments on First Two Female Soldiers to Graduate from U.S. Army Ranger School

Elizabeth Kubala, Senior Director for Strategy and Performance at the Institute for Veterans and Military families at Syracuse University was excited to witness history on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015,  when the first two women graduated from the U.S. Army’s elite Ranger School, after completing weeks of grueling physical training.  As WAER’s John Smith reports, Kubala–who […]

VWISE Boston Closes with Excitement and Fanfare!

This past weekend, the Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) Conference brought close to 200 innovative women veterans and military spouses to Boston, Mass., to  learn business best practices, build networks, and develop their entrepreneurial skills as they seek to launch or grow sustainable business ventures.  The Institute for Veterans and Military Families […]

U.S. Secretary of the Air Force to Deliver Keynote to Women Veterans and Military Spouses at V-WISE in Boston

Honorable Deborah Lee James to speak on leadership and what she’s learned about successfully managing people and organizations at VWISE- a leading entrepreneurship training program (08/20/15) —Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE), the nation’s leading entrepreneurship training program for women veterans, active duty service women, and female partners and spouses of service members, […]

U.S. Army’s Top Lawyer (JAG) Lieutenant General Flora D. Darpino to be Honored at V-WISE Conference in Boston

Army’s First Woman Judge Advocate General (JAG) to receive FIRST honor recognition at national V-WISE Conference in Boston SYRACUSE, N.Y. (08/19/15) — As part of its opening ceremonies on Friday evening, August 21 the Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) conference will serve to recognize Lieutenant General Flora D. Darpino, the U.S. Army Judge Advocate […]

Women Veterans and Military Spouses are Coming to Boston to Ignite the Spirit of Entrepreneurship and Business at V-WISE

U.S. Secretary of the Air Force and City of Boston official to welcome women veterans and military spouses to V-WISE, a leading national entrepreneurship training program SYRACUSE, N.Y. (08/13/15) —Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE), the nation’s leading entrepreneurship training program for women veterans, active duty service women, and female partners and spouses of […]

Former NFL Lineman, ESPN Analyst – Marcus Spears – to Headline Veteran Business Bootcamp Closing Ceremonies

Marcus Spears will deliver keynote address to veteran entrepreneurs; Aug. 1 ceremony closes out Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) at Syracuse University SYRACUSE, N.Y. (July 31, 2015) – Marcus Spears, college analyst with ESPN and the SEC Network, former All-American defensive lineman for Louisiana State University (LSU), and NFL defensive lineman with the […]

Syracuse University Hosts Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV)

Participants to converge on campus July 25 – Aug. 1 for intensive eight-day residency to learn the ‘nuts and bolts’ of business ownership SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The results are in for graduates of the national Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program: 1,191 EBV graduates are well on their way to becoming entrepreneurs; $196 […]

Heinz Endowments Awards $300,000 to IVMF for Creation of PA Serves

Single-point service will connect veterans and their families to social, health and wellness services in Allegheny, Butler and Westmoreland counties As part of its continued support of military veterans and their families, The Heinz Endowments today announced a $300,000 grant to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) to create PAServes, […]

Air Force Academy Cadet Excels at IVMF

Michelle Isbester joins IVMF research team; helps build database of collaborative veteran initiatives When U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) Cadet Michelle Isbester, of Littleton, Colorado, received word that she was one of eight cadets selected to participate in the Academy’s Cadet Summer Research Program (CSRP)—a program that provides academy cadets with an opportunity to observe […]

UCLA Anderson Hosts Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities

Participants to engage in intensive nine-day program to learn the essentials of business ownership [Los Angeles]  – Over the course of their service, military personnel often develop many of the traits required of successful entrepreneurs, such as resilience, focus, and leadership. On Saturday, July 11, 2015, a group of veterans with disabilities will arrive on […]

Texas A&M University Hosts Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities

Participants to converge on campus for intensive eight-day residency to learn the ‘nuts and bolts’ of business ownership [COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS] – On Saturday (July 11), 21 disabled veterans will converge on the Texas A&M University campus to expand on the traits (resilience, focus and leadership) they developed in the military, and learn the basics […]

U.S. Senate Committee is Briefed on Empowering Veteran Entrepreneurship

Syracuse University’s Dr. J. Michael Haynie speaks to Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship   On Thursday, June 25, 2015, the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee held a hearing entitled, “Opening Doors to Economic Opportunity for Our Veterans and Their Families Through Entrepreneurship.” Dr. Mike Haynie, Vice Chancellor, Syracuse University, and Executive Director of […]

Veteran Employment is Front and Center at Mission Transition Event in DC

IVMF is recognized by President Bush; Veteran Employment Transition (VET) Roadmap is released WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dr. Mike Haynie, executive director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) was among the participants at Wednesday’s Mission Transition: Creating Employment Opportunities for Post 9-11 Veterans and Military Families – an event sponsored […]

Syracuse University and the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944

Written by: Patrick M. Jones, Ph.D. On June 22, 1944, with the D-Day landings just 16 days old, World War II was fully raging. American Naval and Air Forces were operating in every theater around the globe and American Ground Forces were fighting their way up the Italian peninsula, across France, throughout Burma, and on the […]

IVMF Annual Report Available to All Stakeholders

As we approach the end of our fiscal year, and the birthdate of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), we are pleased to make our 2014 Annual Report available to all stakeholders, graduates, partners, funders, and supporters. July 1st will mark the four-year anniversary of Syracuse University and JPMorgan Chase […]

Florida State University Hosts Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Military Veterans with Disabilities

When military veterans leave the service, they possess many traits required to be successful entrepreneurs, such as resilience, focus, and leadership. More than 25 disabled veterans will converge on the Florida State University (FSU) campus today, Wednesday, June 10, to expand on those traits and learn the basics of business ownership during the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp […]

Winners Announced in Citi and IVMF’s ‘Realizing Your Dream’ National Business Competition for Veterans and Military Spouses

Nine veteran entrepreneurs receive a total of $130,000 in seed funding at national competition Citi and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) today announced the winners of the second Citi Salutes: Realizing Your Dream Business Competition, an opportunity for veterans and military spouses who are established or aspiring entrepreneurs to submit formal small […]

IVMF Salutes SU Medal of Honor Recipient

The late William Shemin, World War I veteran, is an alumnus of the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University. You should know his story because it’s a Syracuse University story—one that speaks to our past, our present, and our future. Syracuse University, the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs, and the Institute […]

Women Veterans, Servicemembers and Military Spouses to Receive Entrepreneurship Training May 28-30 at V-WISE DC

Conference organized by Institute for Veterans and Military Families, with support of U.S. Small Business Administration, Citi and Newman’s Own Foundation Winners of Citi Salutes: Realizing Your Dream Business Plan Competition to be announced Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE), the nation’s leading entrepreneurship training program for women veterans, active duty service women, and […]

Walmart Foundation Announces Two Additional Grants Totaling $350,000 in Support of Its Welcome Home North Carolina Initiative

Grants reinforce IVMF’s and Walmart’s ongoing commitment to coordinate existing veteran supportive services capacity across North Carolina The Walmart Foundation has awarded Charlotte Bridge Home a $150,000 grant and Charlotte Works a $200,000 grant to amplify each organization’s existing efforts to holistically serve veterans through enhanced collaboration with veteran service organizations in and around the […]

U.S. Secretary of the Army Visits IVMF

Former Congressman, representing CNY and Northern New York, John M. McHugh discusses veteran and military-connected programs at SU The Honorable John M. McHugh, Secretary of the U.S. Army and former member of Congress representing Northern and Central New York, visited Syracuse University on Thursday morning, May 21, to learn more about the Institute for Veterans and […]

IVMF Proudly Sponsors National Small Business Week

Managing Director for Programming attends this year’s National Small Business Week awards ceremonies at the SBA and the White House IVMF’s Managing Director for Programming James Schmeling is in Washington, D.C., today where he is joining the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and other small business supporters in celebration of National Small Business Week.  Schmeling […]

Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) Participates in Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

IVMF joins SBA, PBS, and Wikipedia to launch program promoting resources for veteran-owned small businesses James Schmeling, IVMF managing director for programming, joined the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Maria Contreras-Sweet, PBS Veterans Initiative Senior Director Ron Pierce, and representatives from Wikipedia and SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD) in New York […]

Maureen E. Casey Appointed IVMF Chief Operating Officer

Former managing director at JPMorgan Chase and NYPD Deputy Commissioner, to serve as COO of Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families The Executive Director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) Dr. Mike Haynie, announced today the appointment of Maureen E. Casey as chief operating officer (COO).  In […]

IVMF at Syracuse University helps launch national coalition of veteran-owned businesses

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and First Data Corp. lead initiative connecting veteran-owned business with commerce and supplier opportunities The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and First Data Corporation joined leading companies, government agencies, non-profits and others in Washington, D.C., earlier this week to […]

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University Releases Request for Proposals (RFP) to Manage PA Coordinated Veteran Family Services Network

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) is excited to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Coordination Center to lead and manage a coordinated network of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s veteran and military family service providers.  Since the fall of 2014, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) […]

Blue Star Families Partners with the IVMF for Sixth Annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey

National survey of military families details stressors, successes after nearly 14 years of sustained conflict – All current and veteran service members and their families are encouraged to participate and let their voices be heard Blue Star Families, the nation’s largest chapter-based military families support organization in the country, joined forces with the Institute for […]

Saint Joseph’s University Joins Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities Program Consortium

SJU joins national consortium of world-class schools offering entrepreneurship and small business management training to post 9/11 veterans The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), an entrepreneurial and small business education program founded in 2007 at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University (SU), and operated by SU’s Institute for Veterans and Military […]

SBA Administrator Visits Syracuse University

Maria Contreras-Sweet speaks at Whitman School’s WISE Conference and visits IVMF Maria Contreras-Sweet, the 24th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet, traveled to Syracuse University yesterday to serve as the keynote speaker for the Whitman School’s annual WISE Conference. During her visit, Contreras-Sweet made a stop […]

Wayne Westervelt Appointed as Director of Communications to Support Syracuse University’s IVMF and Office of Veteran and Military Affairs

The Vice Chancellor of Veteran and Military Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Westervelt, as director of communications.  In this role, Wayne will lead the media relations and communication efforts of Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), and the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA) at Syracuse University. […]

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University Argues for Greater Collective Purpose and Coordination in Veterans Services

Paper draws on public health and management research to make a case for greater coordination and collective impact among veteran service providers in communities; highlights preliminary outcomes from its first coordinated service provider network in New York City. The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) today released a report that underscores […]

Semifinalists Announced in “Realizing Your Dream” Business Competition for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Citi and IVMF to Award $130,000 in Seed Funding to Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Citi and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) announced today the 20 semifinalists for the 2015 round of the Citi SalutesSM: Realizing Your Dream Business Competition. The semifinalists consist of both established and aspiring veteran entrepreneurs who submitted formal small business […]

U.S. Secretary of Defense Attends IVMF Roundtable Discussion, Commends IVMF’s ‘Path Breaking Work’

Honorable Ashton B. Carter is briefed on IVMF and Syracuse University’s commitment to our service members, veterans and their families Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter’s March 31 visit to Syracuse University included the unique opportunity for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) to host a roundtable discussion with the United States Secretary of […]

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