SVA Wins VetCenter Initiative Grant

This $9,500 grant will provide a unique opportunity that will allow us to better serve Veterans on campus and help them transition back into civilian/campus life. A special thank you to the Student Veterans of America and Home Depot for making this happen! Specifically, we will use this money to make renovations to the new Veteran's Center on Campus that will open September 11th! Check out the full article HERE!

Lackawanna Board of Commissioners Honors Marywood SVA

The Student Veterans Alliance was awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the County of Lackawanna Board of Commissioners, on April 23, 2014, for their work in the community, most recently Operation Tails for Troops.



Student Standouts

Sarah Afriecq and Rod Merkley were accepted into the Army Clinical Psychology Internship Program at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA.

Sarah is a member of the Marywood Student Veteran Alliance and was an officer in the Army Health Professions Scholarship Program. She also worked as a psychology intern at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center.

Rod is the former president of the Marywood University Student Veteran's Alliance and was a medic in the Army Reserves for ten years. He deployed to Iraq and spent two years mobilized to Landstuhl Hospital in Germany.

Both Sarah and Rod will be promoted to the rank of Captain in the United States Army, and plan on working as psychologists with veterans and service members throughout their careers.



2014 University of Scranton Commissioning Ceremony

Congratulations to the following Marywood University Second Lieutenants, who were commissioned on May 30, 2014 into the United States Army.

  • 2LT Laura Bremer: U.S. Army Reserve- Adjutant General Corps
  • 2LT Tyler Doherty: Army National Guard- Infantry
  • 2LT Dominic Loughlin: Active Duty- Field Artillery
  • 2LT Richard Naperkowski: Active Duty- Ordnance Corps
  • 2LT Michael Stauffer: U.S. Army Reserve- Corps of Engineers