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.