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IVMF presents a program in San Francisco


Mike Haynie, executive director of Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), was in San Francisco on October 16 to speak about the University’s commitment to those who have served in the nation’s armed forces and their families. San Francisco was the final stop on a California tour that took the IVMF to San Diego and Los Angeles earlier in the week. “It was great to get out to the West Coast and meet with so many of our alumni,” Haynie says. “I look forward to continued engagement with our alumni in the Bay Area.”

Throughout the program, held at the Hotel Nikko, Haynie spoke about Syracuse University’s commitment to veterans, which began in the post-World War II era. At that time, Chancellor William P. Tolley opened the University’s doors to military veterans, and within three years, the number of SU students more than doubled. That legacy continues today through the work of the IVMF’s portfolio of education and training programs for veterans and military families. The IVMF runs eight different employment and self-employment programs around the country, and by the end of 2013, more than 4,000 veterans and family members will have participated in IVMF programs.

The IVMF was founded in June 2011, when Syracuse University made an institutional commitment to launch the nationally focused institute, the first of its kind in higher education. To support this effort, JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) broadened its existing collaboration with SU to provide industry leadership.

See event photos.

Read about other IVMF events around the country, including hosting Womens Veterans Week in Chicago.