Freeland American Legion Post 473 Presents Donation to Marywood University's Student Veteran Alliance (SVA)
Freeland American Legion Post 473 presented a $1,000 donation to Marywood University's Student Veteran Alliance (SVA) Project at their regularly scheduled meeting held on Thursday, October 4. In the four years since its inception, the project has raised over $28,000 for Dog T.A.G.S. (Train Assist Guide Serve), a service dog owner training program for veterans suffering from service connected PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and/or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). Through the program the veteran trains his/her personal dog with the help of experienced dog trainers. Veterans, who have served in conflicts from Vietnam to present day Iraq and Afghanistan, have benefited from the program.
Taking part in the check presentation were (from left): front row: Michael Burdette, Sergeant-at-Arms; Tom Pagano, 2nd Vice-Commander; Paul Thomas, Secretary; Christopher Smith, Director of Military & Veteran Services at Marywood University, Scranton; Jerry Gaffney, Commander and Amber Viola, Public Relations for the SVA at Marywood University. Back row: John Davis, 1st Vice-Commander; Carl Pecora, Treasurer, and Tom Herman, Judge Advocate.
Marywood University Celebrating the Season by “Making Spirits Bright”
“Making Spirits Bright,” Marywood’s annual celebration of the holiday season through festive programming, community service, and spiritual opportunities, begins in November and continues through New Year’s Eve.
Major Benefactors Recognized at Presidential Society Dinner
Trustee Emerita and Alumna Virginia Collins Shields '48 was awarded the 2023 Presidential Mission Medal, and new members were inducted into the Saint Alphonsus Society.
Marywood University Offers Faith and Support to Israeli and Palestinian People
We ask the members of our Marywood community to pray for the Israeli and Palestinian people who have been impacted, for an end to the conflict, and for the establishment of a just peace that honors the dignity and humanity of all people.