Celebrating a Dedication to Scholar Veteran Success

Celebrating a Dedication to Scholar Veteran Success

Exterior picture of the National Veterans Resource Center building.

Syracuse College is a proud supporter of veterans and military-connected households.

Ryan Marquette: Making His Case

By way of internships and management positions, a regulation college graduate and veteran takes on the authorized occupation.

Ryan Marquette sitting and smiling

From organizations to internships, Ryan Marquette L’22 explored completely different areas of regulation whereas pursuing a juris physician on the Faculty of Legislation and a grasp of public administration (M.P.A.) by means of the Maxwell Faculty of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Marquette, a United States Military veteran and lively member of the Military Nationwide Guard, additionally obtained hands-on expertise on the Betty and Michael D. Wohl Veterans Authorized Clinic, the Kids’s Rights and Household Legislation Clinic and the Legal Protection Clinic, gaining publicity to a few areas of regulation by which he beforehand had little expertise.

Although there have been veteran clinics at different regulation colleges Marquette checked out, no different college does it fairly like Syracuse, he says. “Their actions meet their phrases once they say that Syracuse College is the very best place for veterans, and I’m proud to be a part of this neighborhood.”

Marquette knew he needed to attend Syracuse College due to its dedication to veterans. With the Workplace of Veteran and Army Affairs and the D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Army Households (IVMF), Syracuse was the plain alternative, Marquette says. “Due to the quantity of assist that the College gives, it actually facilitated a simple transition from the active-duty army into a complicated training.”

Their actions meet their phrases once they say that Syracuse College is the very best place for veterans, and I’m proud to be a part of this neighborhood.

—Ryan Marquette L’22

Outdoors of the classroom, Marquette was president of the Faculty of Legislation’s Veterans Points, Help Initiative and Outreach Community. For his efforts, Marquette was awarded Syracuse College’s 2021 Scholar Veterans Group’s Greatest for Vets Award, which is offered to the coed veteran who has carried out probably the most to assist different pupil veterans succeed, each on and off campus, and who has gone far above and past for his fellow college students.

Marquette urges all college students to pursue their passions simply as he did. “Perceive that you’re only a snapshot within the historical past of Syracuse; throughout that snapshot, embrace your self in all that the College has to supply and pursue each ardour that you’ve and any curiosity that you’ve when you’re right here,” he says. “Overcommit to issues that you simply’re enthusiastic about, as a result of on the finish of the day, should you’re doing what you like, then you definitely’re not really working.”

Nadia Morris-Mitchell: Taking the Subsequent Step

A veteran and post-traditional pupil advances her profession by means of Syracuse College International.

Nadia Morris-Mitchell sitting at home working

As a Nationwide Guard member, part-time health teacher and full-time worker, Nadia Morris-Mitchell ’24 doesn’t have numerous time to spare. “I’m simply that one that’s all the time operating one million miles an hour,” she says. She had been concerned with going again to highschool to achieve higher administration expertise however was cautious of the time constraints. So when a consultant from Syracuse College got here to talk with the veterans working with the U.S. Air Power at Hancock Discipline Air Nationwide Guard Base about persevering with their training by means of versatile studying codecs, she was intrigued.

Syracuse College International’s flexibility provided simply what she wanted to lastly take the leap. She’s now pursuing a level in inventive management by means of the Faculty of Skilled Research and studying important expertise she will be able to apply in any place anyplace. “I hope to discover ways to higher current myself able of management, and this program is an ideal avenue,” she says.

My supportive classmates, professors and Syracuse College International all work collectively to assist me meet my objectives.

—Nadia Morris-Mitchell ’24

Along with the varied course choices and versatile studying codecs, Morris-Mitchell has entry to Syracuse College’s world-class school and complete, student-focused educational assist. “My on-line courses are very user-friendly,” she says. Throughout group breakout classes in her on-line programs, she connects with classmates, together with a number of different veterans and active-duty army members. Attending courses with different college students who share the identical background offers Morris-Mitchell, who was within the Navy Building Battalion, one thing moreover lecturers to bond over.

The College’s dedication to veterans was a consider her determination to attend Syracuse College. It was essential to Morris-Mitchell—who was honored as a Hometown Hero at a girls’s lacrosse sport—to be related to a college that understood the distinctive challenges of being a army veteran and made her really feel extremely regarded and revered.

General, working towards a level by means of Syracuse College International has been an important success for Morris-Mitchell. “Discovering stability to get all of it carried out is essential,” she says. “My supportive classmates, professors and Syracuse College International all work collectively to assist me meet my objectives.”

Brian Mixon: Defending Our Nation’s Cyber Data

From the entrance traces to behind the pc, one cybersecurity administration on-line pupil works to maintain People protected.

Formal military portrait of Brian Mixon.

It’s not each particular person that may return to highschool to earn their bachelor’s diploma as a post-traditional pupil however that’s what Brian Mixon ’24 did. The U.S. Marine Corps and Military Reserve veteran is pursuing a bachelor’s diploma in cybersecurity administration from the Faculty of Skilled Research.

Mixon served as a mechanic within the Marine Corps for eight years, then joined the Military Reserve to coach for a profession in data know-how. As he was advancing in rank within the Military Reserve, cybersecurity grew to become extra essential to the nation. He took a yearlong lively task with the U.S. Military Cyber Command, then was chosen to affix the Military Reserve’s first Cyber Safety Staff with the Cyber Operations Group. After two years in that position and a complete of 20 years of army service, Mixon retired to give attention to his full-time profession in data know-how and spend extra time together with his household. He now works as a cyber analyst for the Marine Corps Operational Check and Analysis Exercise at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia, the place he coordinates varied cyber-test occasions as a part of a workforce that gives Marine Corps officers with data wanted to make knowledgeable selections relating to important assets and acquisitions.

I actually really feel like my professors are subject-matter specialists within the fields they’re instructing.

—Brian Mixon ’24

Whereas he was working with the Cyber Safety Staff, Mixon took some cybersecurity courses to deepen his information of the sphere, finally enrolling in Syracuse College’s cybersecurity administration program. The web program offers him the flexibleness he must proceed working full time and spend time together with his spouse and three daughters in Virginia.

Mixon appreciates the experience the school convey to their programs. “I actually really feel like my professors are subject-matter specialists within the fields they’re instructing,” he says. “That’s a giant factor for me as a result of all through each my army and civilian careers I’ve been in conditions the place I didn’t all the time really feel that I might go to my supervisor for subject-matter experience.”

Mixon additionally appreciates the assist he receives from the Workplace of Veteran and Army Affairs (OVMA). As an internet pupil he receives common correspondence from OVMA, which shared data with him in regards to the Flanik Household Scholarship for Scholar Veterans. He was notably honored to obtain this scholarship due to the sacrifices his household has made for his army profession. “Once I hear ‘Thanks in your service,’ I take into account ‘you’ to incorporate my household,” he says.

Bana Miller: Supporting and Enriching the Veteran Group

How one alumna is utilizing her expertise as a army partner—and her diploma—for the higher good.

Bana Miller with family.

As a army partner of 16 years, Bana Miller ’04 is aware of a factor or two in regards to the challenges that include shifting on account of assignments. She just lately made her fifth transfer in seven years—this time to Seattle, the place her husband, Lt. Col. Matt Miller, is now stationed.

Chief amongst these challenges, she says, is army partner unemployment and underemployment. “It’s extremely difficult for army spouses to thrive and flourish of their careers,” explains Miller, who majored in public relations on the S.I. Newhouse Faculty of Public Communications and advertising on the Martin J. Whitman Faculty of Administration. “I credit score my training at Syracuse College for giving me a very stable basis and placing me in the very best place doable for thriving in my profession after I did turn into a army partner,” says Miller, who was chosen for the celebrated Stand-To Veteran Management Program, an initiative of the George W. Bush Institute that serves military-connected people who’re motivated to broaden their skillset, information, community and affect throughout the nation.

Though she didn’t in the end enroll in this system, Miller thought of becoming a member of Onward to Alternative, a profession expertise program provided by the D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Army Households that gives civilian profession coaching, skilled certifications and employment companies assist to transitioning service members, members of the Reserves or Nationwide Guard, veterans and army spouses. This is likely one of the College’s many companies for veterans and their households.

I credit score my training at Syracuse College for giving me a very stable basis and placing me in the very best place doable for thriving in my profession after I did turn into a army partner.

—Bana Miller ’04

Miller is the chief advertising officer for Staff Purple, White and Blue (Staff RWB), a nonprofit that enriches the lives of veterans by connecting them to their neighborhood by means of bodily and social exercise. She believes deeply in Staff RWB’s mission, particularly due to its give attention to the well being and wellness of veterans. “I like trying on the results and the correlation between bodily well being and psychological well being and having the ability to serve the entire veteran and never veterans and army relations as damaged or broken, however as actually very important elements of the neighborhood. I recognize attending to serve the army veteran neighborhood in my very own method,” Miller says.

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