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Conference for Representatives of Veterans Planned

The University of Scranton will host the College/University Regional Veterans Education Representative Conference on Friday, April 6, for student veteran leaders and those in higher education who serve student veterans. The conference is supported through a grant from Lockheed Martin Corp.
March 8, 2018

The University of Scranton Veterans Club will host the College/University Regional Veterans Education Representative Conference on Friday, April 6, in the Kane Forum of Leahy Hall. The day-long conference, which includes presentations by notable speakers, workshops and breakout group sessions, targets both student veteran leaders and those in higher education who serve student veterans. The conference is supported through a grant from Lockheed Martin Corp.

Jared S. Lyon, Washington, D.C., president and CEO of Student Veterans of America (SVA), will provide the keynote address. A former a U.S. Navy submariner and diver, Lyon also served as SVA’s chief development officer and executive vice president of operations. His previous work experience includes managing the Florida operations for Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals and serving as the national program manager for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. 

Lyon is vice chair for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran’s Advisory Committee on Education, a commissioner for the American Council on Education, and member of the Florida State University Veteran Advisory Board. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and his master’s degree from Syracuse University, where he is an adjunct professor for the Whitman School of Management. 

Additional speakers slated for the conference include Mark McKenna, director of the Chapter Support and Ambassador Program for SVA, and James L. Fogerty, consultant, college liaison, recruiter and marketing executive at James L. Fogerty Consulting in New York City. Representatives serving student veterans from colleges and universities will also participate.

Registration for the conference begins at 9:45 a.m., followed at 10:15 a.m. by a welcome and keynote address. A nonrefundable registration fee of $12, and a completed registration form received online or via mail by March 26 is required to attend the conference.

 For additional information or to register, visit the conference website or contact Robert Zelno at 570-941-4334 or by email at veteransclub@scranton.edu.

Completed registration forms and checks made payable to the Veterans Office at The University of Scranton can also be mailed to The University of Scranton, Hyland Hall Suite 100, 800 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18510.

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