Marywood recognized by Military Times

marywoodMarywood University offers the “Best for Vets: Colleges 2017” in veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic success, according to Military Times.

Marywood University was evaluated in several categories, including services offered, special rules, accommodations and financial incentives offered to students with military ties, veteran’s culture on campus, and academic outcomes.

“Best for Vets: Colleges 2017” is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members and military veterans and their families. From the more than 500 colleges that took part in this year’s detailed survey, 175 colleges were selected as “Best for Vets” Colleges.

Recently, Marywood University was ranked as a “Best Value” university among Masters level colleges in the North, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranking. Marywood was also one of only two regional Universities ranked in the US News “Best Colleges for Veterans” category. According to US News, “These are the top-ranked schools in the 2017 Best Colleges rankings that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members pay for their degrees.”

For additional information about Marywood University’s Office of Military and Veteran Services, please visit


Marywood University Hosts Annual Honor Induction Ceremony for Veteran Students

SALUTE Inductees

Some of the newest SALUTE inductees stand with the organization’s advisor, Lauren Runco Williams after the induction ceremony at Marywood.

Marywood University’s Office of Military and Veterans Services recently held its annual SALUTE (Service, Academics, Leadership, Unity, Tribute, and Excellence) veterans’ honor society induction ceremony. SALUTE is an academic organization that brings recognition to  student veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserve members who excel in the classroom. According to Marywood’s website, it is also the first honor society established for student veterans and military members in 2-year and 4-year institutions of higher education.

Fourteen student veterans from Marywood and one student veteran from Lackawanna College were inducted into the local chapter of the  SALUTE honor society. During the ceremony, each graduate received: a SALUTE certificate; a challenge coin (given to military members to commemorate achievements); and red, white, and blue honor cords to wear at the 2015 commencement ceremony. In order to in inducted into the honor society, students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Students who received the honor are as followed: Sean Bartlett, East Stroudsburg; Joy U. Brennan, Dunmore; John Craunakis, Tobyhanna; Kayleigh Flowers, Lackawanna College, Dickson City; Timothy Kramer, Harrisburg; Andrew Kudasik, West Pittston; Joel Lesh, Lake Ariel; Ty Mah, Dunmore; Vanessa Mendez, Scranton; Liam Morrissey, Easton; Raymond Mutiso, Hawley; Deanna Parker, Dickson City; Melanie Peternel, Dalton; Ronald Stafford, Jr., Wilkes Barre; and Daniel Tintle. Sussex, N.J.

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