July 17, 2018

Eighth annual luncheon for veterans lauds students and alumni who have served our country.

Hackettstown, N.J., July 17, 2018—Centenary University recently honored student and alumni veterans at the eighth annual Lunch with the President, which is organized by the University’s Office of Veteran Services. University President David P. Haney and Lisa Baldwin, university ambassador and presidential spouse, hosted the event at the newly-rebuilt President’s House on the Hackettstown campus. Centenary’s Office of Veteran Services provides specialized one-stop service to connect veterans with programs and resources that assist them in earning a college degree. From left, front, student veterans Anthony Doran of Phillipsburg and Jon Finocchiaro of Sussex, Haney, Director of Veteran Services Margie Pavlichko, Baldwin, Michelle Meyer, senior director of the Academic Success and Advising Center, and Kathleen Cuff of Hillside, who now resides in Bloomsburg, Pa., alumna and veteran dependent. Rear, from left, veterans and Centenary alumni Shane Meininger of Hackettstown, John Diana of Oxford and Bonnie Blackwell of Byram Township, and student veterans Michael McFarland of Stanhope and Rico Nieves of Califon.


Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix provides an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world. The University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township. The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs at two locations, Parsippany and Edison, as well as online and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.

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