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Moravian College named a Pennsylvania National Guard Association (PNGAS)-friendly school

Marilyn with Guard Friendly School award

Bethlehem, PA, November 15, 2019: Today, Moravian College announced that the Pennsylvania National Guard Associations (PNGAS) have included the Bethlehem school among the 30 colleges and universities that have earned the inaugural PNGAS Guard-Friendly School designation. The announcement was made during the 2019 PNGAS Awards Celebration held on November 8 in Lancaster, PA. The Pennsylvania National Guard Associations (PNGAS) is a non-profit organization whose sole mission is supporting the men, women and veterans of the National Guard and their families.

“As a veteran myself, I am very proud that Moravian has been included in the list of schools earning the PNGAS Guard-Friendly designation,” said Marilyn Kelly-Cavotta, director of veteran and military affairs at Moravian College. “The college has made a concerted effort to provide extensive support for our National Guard members and veterans on campus, and we’re hopeful this sends the message to all veterans that there are schools in Pennsylvania equipped to support them.”

Developed by the PNGAS Education Advisory Council, the PNGAS Guard-Friendly School standards were designed to recognize colleges, universities and trade schools which meet or exceed ten (10) baseline criteria that create a supportive learning environment to assist members of the Pennsylvania Guard pursuing post-secondary degrees. 

The PNGAS board approved the 30 self-nominated institutions to be named as 2019-2020 PNGAS Guard-Friendly Schools for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Of the more than 480 schools eligible to receive EAP funds, only these schools have earned the right to be designated a PNGAS Guard-Friendly School.  In 2020 PNGAS and the EAC are reviewing several additional standards to help more members, veterans and their families get advanced degrees. 

PNGAS is a non-profit organization, not associated with or legally connected to the Pennsylvania National Guard, the state or federal government, the US Military or the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. 

PNGAS Contact:
Kathleen Fabrizi
Executive Director

Media contact:
Michael Corr
Director of Marketing and Communications

About Moravian College
Moravian College is the nation's sixth-oldest college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs. For more than 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change. Moravian College is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian College focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.