Marywood University Hosts R-Vets Program Graduation


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 August session of the R-VETS program at Marywood University. The classes are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., and run for eight weeks on University’s campus. 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) Karlene Cicco, R-VETS math faculty; Elijah Mulligan, Navy Reserve; Denise Oakley, Navy Veteran; Ruben Jorge, Army Veteran; Lauren Williams, director of military and veteran services and R-VETS coordinator; Joseph Edwards, Air Force Veteran; Walter Gerardo Abad Yaleque, Army Veteran; William Toms, Army Veteran; and Christopher Lynett, R-VETS academic writing faculty.