Marywood University to Dedicate Veterans Resource Center
SCRANTON, PA—Marywood University’s Veterans Resource Center is hosting a dedication ceremony on Monday, September 15, 2014, at Noon, at 2236 N. Washington Avenue, Scranton, Pa., on the university’s campus. The ceremony is free and open to the public. In addition to the dedication ceremony, an open house and tours of the Center, led by the Marywood Student Veterans Alliance, will take place from 1-3 p.m.
Marywood University donated Bethany Hall to be the site of the new Marywood Veterans Resource Center (VRC). The space will house the Office of Military and Veteran Services and the R-VETS office on the first floor, along with a quiet study space and lounge. The second floor will house the Student Veterans Alliance (SVA) lounge and computer/study space. This space has a full kitchen that can be utilized by all student veterans and their dependents. The space will be open to the Marywood community and outside visitors from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will continue to be accessible to student veterans and their dependents from 5-9 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Marywood University’s Student Veteran Alliance was recently awarded a grant from the National Organization, Student Veterans of America and The Home Depot Foundation, through the VetCenter Initiative (VCI) partnership. Through the VCI, funds were distributed to construct veteran-specific resource centers on campuses across the country. Marywood University’s Student Veteran Alliance was one of the eleven recipients of this grant. The grant funding is being used to assist in renovating space for the VRC. This center will help build camaraderie among current and future student veterans, which in turn will assist with ensuring that these students graduate and obtain gainful employment.
For more information on the dedication of the Marywood Veterans Resource Center, please visit www.marywood.edu/veterans or call Lauren Williams, director of military and veteran services at Marywood University, at (570) 961-4584.