Veterans' Club

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Membership is open to all student veterans and interested members of the University Community. 

Contact veteransclub@scranton.edu  570.941-4334

Mission:  To provide a welcoming atmosphere to all military veterans 
                         through peer support, advocacy, and community involvement
                         while upholding the Jesuit philosophy of being “men and women for others”
                    enabling every member to succeed in higher education and beyond. 

Affiliations

        Student Veterans of America Logo     PASVC        Yellow Ribbon School          Military Friendly School     

By-Laws

Meeting Dates  Spring 2014  All meetings will be held at 12:00 Noon in the Veterans Lounge on the First floor of [the Old] Loyola Hall.

  • 27 February
  • 13 March
  • 27 March
  • 10 April
  • 24 April
  • 8 May

Fall 2013

  • 20 November 2013   O'Hara 208      12:00 PM    Minutes
  • 13 November 2013       O'Hara 608  12:15 PM    Minutes
  • 30 October 2013  O'Hara 208         12:15 PM     Minutes
  • 23 October 2013  O'Hara 208         12:00 PM     Minutes
  • 12 Sept 2013      O'Hara 208         11:30 AM     Minutes
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Current Officers

President:               Gretchen Bentler

Vice-President:      Christopher Reichard

Seargent at Arms:  Earl Granville

Treasurer:               Christopher Swinesburg

Activities

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  • Holiday Party with other Student Veteran Groups
  • Toys for Tots distribution, Friday 13 December 2013
  • Visit to Gino Merli Veterans Center - 7 December 2013
  • 5K run/walk to benefit St. Francis Commons 7 December 2013
  • Veterans' Day Dinner - Monday 11 November 2013
  • Participate in Webinar - Creating a Veterans Center - 13 July 2013
  • ROTC Commissioning - 25 May 2013
  • Armed Forces Day Parade - 18 May 2013
  • Opening Kickoff - 9 May 2013
  • Festival of Nations, U of Scranton - 3 May 2013
  • Team Rubicon visits UofS and St. James Manor in Scranton - April 2013
  • Visit to Gino Merli Veterans' Center - April 2013
  • Veterans' Day Luncheon, 11 November 2012
  • Women Vets Brunch  November 2012
  • Beyond GI Joe - August 2012, Marywood University

A Veterans Club was active at the University in 1945!  Look at the Program for "Moving Up Nite" June 1, 1945.

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Resources

Veterans Info from UofS Admissions.

Veterans info from UofS Registrar                                                                  Yellow Ribbon Program

"Half of Us"  Video voices of Vets

ROTC, Military Science Department at U of Scranton

See also their Royal Warriors Battalion Newsletter

Student Veterans of America

Yellow-Ribbon Program 

Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs

Lackawana County Veterans' Affairs Office

Families for Veterans

On-Line Services for Service Members and Veterans part of the VA Campus Toolkit

The Green Zone: A program to Support Military Students on Campus, is among the Resources provided by the group We are Virginia Veterans

Aurora Foundation:  "To enable veterans to successfully graduate from college and enter the workforce."

National Association of Senior Veterans

Disabled American Veterans

Student Veterans in NEPA

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U of Scranton Military Leave Policy:

If a student is called or volunteers for active military duty while attending The University of Scranton, The University will do its best to protect the academic and financial interest of the student within the norms of good academic judgment. The student must meet with the dean of his/her college and provide proof of being called to active duty. The dean, after conferring with the director of financial aid, the treasurer, the student’s current faculty, and the student, will decide the course of action. The dean will then process the necessary paperwork and place the student on military leave status. If the student does not concur with the dean’s decision, the student may appeal to the provost/vice president for academic affairs. The student is responsible for all room and board and related expenses incurred. Deans must confer with the Financial Aid and Treasurer’s Offices before making decisions regarding refunds. Information about re-enrolling after completion of active duty can be obtained from your home college dean’s office.

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Veterans Club Advocacy Committee

The Veterans Club Advocacy Committee (VCAC) is an advisory group for the moderator of the Club, in serving as an advocate for our student vets. 

Members updated as of March 2014

  • Lt. Col. Mark D. Carmody, Ret., Director Facilities Operation
  • Victoria Kocis, Financial Aid
  • Virginia R. Egan, CGCE Academic Advisor *
  • Daniel V. Fraustino PhD,  Faculty English *
  • Teresa Grettano ABD, Faculty English *
  • Lt Col Ryan Remley USA, Professor of Military Science *
  • Daniel R. Sweeney, S.J., Faculty Political Science *
  • Mary Doyle Troy, CPS Faculty
  • Diane Valentino, Veterans' Certifying Officer, Registrar
  • Lt Col Joseph K Wetherell Ret., Assoc  Director, Admissions *                             
  • Philip E. Yevics PhD, CGCE Academic Advisor *
  • Robert P. Zelno,  Regional Director of Development; Club Moderator, ex-officio  *

+  Ray Burd, Director of Printing & Mailing Services [Deceased]*

* Indicates a Founding member in May 2013

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