Johnson College Student Veteran Association Donates to Veteran’s Promise

The Johnson College Student Veteran Association donated $500 to Veteran’s Promise on January 3, 2024, following an apparel fundraiser. The purpose of the fundraiser was to raise awareness among the College community for local organizations that support veterans throughout the region, including student veterans.

Dr. Katie Leonard, Johnson College President & CEO, and Dr. Natalia Melgarejo, Johnson College Student Success Coordinator and Military and Veteran Services Liaison, visited Veteran’s Promise in Dickson City to tour the facility and present the donation. The 501©(3) organization advocates, educates, and raises awareness for all Veterans through outreach for PTSD, suicide prevention, drug and alcohol education, and supporting families of veterans throughout the region.

During their visit, Dave Ragan, founder and president of Veteran’s Promise, shed some light on the impact of PTSD on veterans and families. The facility houses a wall of photos called the “Wall of Heroes,” which honors veterans who had made it home from the battlefield but took their lives on the home front.

Dr. Melgarejo says that the College’s Student Veteran Association chose to donate to Veteran’s Promise to support the work they doing to help veterans in the region, including members of the Johnson College community. 

To learn more about Veteran’s Promise, visit

Pictured left to right: Dr. Katie Leonard, President & CEO, Johnson College; Dr. Natalia Melgarejo, Student Success Coordinator and Veteran Services Liaison, Johnson College; and Dave Ragan, Founder and President, Veteran’s Promise.

Johnson College Fall 2023 President’s List

Dr. Katie Leonard, President & CEO of Johnson College, has announced the President’s List of students who have completed the 2023 Fall Semester with a grade point average of 3.90 or higher.

Zekiel Alejandrez, Physical Therapist Assistant, Greentown, PA

Laura Alleva-Cox, Automotive Technology, Archbald, PA

Isabelle Burney, Veterinary Nursing, Duryea, PA

Rachel Butler, Architectural Drafting & Design Technology, Lake Ariel, PA

James Casarin, Electrical Construction Technology, Jessup, PA

Alec Fisher, Automotive Technology, West Wyoming, PA

Nicholas Garoppo, Automotive Technology, South Sterling, PA

Hope Hoanzl, Electrical Engineering Technology, Forest City, PA

Hunter Landers, Automotive Technology, Clarks Summit, PA

Chase Notz, Computer Information Technology, Scranton, PA

Danielle Reese, Automotive Technology, Scranton, PA

Christopher Rosa, Diesel Truck Technology, Scranton, PA

Michael Sarno, Civil Design Technology, Pittston, PA

Kyle Schneider, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology, Mountain Top, PA

Troy Venesky, Diesel Truck Technology, Clarks Summit, PA

Devin Walsh, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology, Olyphant, PA

Kevin Williams, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology, Eynon, PA