Marywood University Hosts R-Vets Program Graduation and Announces Next Session of the Program


SCRANTON, PA—Marywood University recently hosted the R-VETS program graduation. The R-VETS program (Renewal-Veteran Education and Transition Services) is focused on providing college access to community and current Marywood student veterans and their spouses, who are interested in post-secondary education. The courses offered include math and academic writing, along with other transitional services, at no cost to veterans or their spouses.


Students who completed the program were presented with certificates of completion, and faculty volunteers of the program, Karlene Cicco and Christopher Lynett, were presented with certificates of appreciation.


Applications are now being accepted for the January session of the R-VETS program at Marywood University. The classes are scheduled for Wednesdays, from 5-7 p.m., and run from January 28 through March 4, 2014. There is no cost to the veteran students or their spouses for this program, and all supplies will be provided through donations (notebooks, calculators, pens, pencils, etc.).


For additional information on the R-VETS program, please contact Lauren Williams, director of military and veteran services, at Marywood University at (570) 961-4584 or email


Graduates, faculty, and staff who attended the R-VETS program graduation at Marywood University are: (L-R) Lauren Williams, director of military and veteran services and R-VETS coordinator, Gouldsboro, Pa.; Christopher Lynett, R-VETS academic writing faculty, Scranton, Pa.; Jade Risner, Dickson City, Pa.; Giovanna Hocker, Tobyhanna, Pa.; Anthony Flynn, Scranton, Pa.; Karlene Cicco, R-VETS math faculty, Scranton, Pa.; Ashley Woodward, R-VETS coordinator, Dunmore, Pa.; Vincent “Dan” Gavin, Scranton, Pa.