The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) is higher education’s first interdisciplinary academic institute, singularly focused on advancing the lives of the nation’s military veterans and their families.

Supported by a world class advisory board and public and private partners, IVMF’s professional staff delivers unique and innovative programs in career, vocations, and entrepreneurship education and training to post 9/11 veterans and active duty military spouses, as well as tailored programs to veterans of all eras.

The IVMF also provides actionable and national impacting research, policy analysis, and program evaluation; and works with communities and non-profits across the nation to enhance service delivery for the 22.5 million veterans throughout the United States and their families.

Meet two of IVMF’s graduates who have used their experiences and passions to forge new beginnings and help change lives along the way.