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Student Intern Coordinates Brunch for Veterans at Rose View

Air Force veteran Willie Keyes sits alongside Bradly M. Lantz, a Navy veteran and physician assistant student.
Air Force veteran Willie Keyes sits alongside Bradly M. Lantz, a Navy veteran and physician assistant student.
Ray Fisher, a Marine Corps veteran, shares his appreciation for the event. Next to him is health information technology student Sylvia Bidelspach, of Williamsport, who coordinated the get-together.
Ray Fisher, a Marine Corps veteran, shares his appreciation for the event. Next to him is health information technology student Sylvia Bidelspach, of Williamsport, who coordinated the get-together.
The group gathers for a photo.
The group gathers for a photo.
Chet Beaver (left), financial aid specialist and veterans service coordinator for the college, jokes with Rose View residents and staff.
Chet Beaver (left), financial aid specialist and veterans service coordinator for the college, jokes with Rose View residents and staff.
Rose View resident Joseph Bolden, a Navy veteran, and employee/Army veteran Jeff Fenstermacher chat during the event.
Rose View resident Joseph Bolden, a Navy veteran, and employee/Army veteran Jeff Fenstermacher chat during the event.

A student serving a health information internship at Rose View Center arranged a Veterans Day gathering for resident veterans to swap stories with student veterans from Penn College, as well as veterans on the nursing facility’s staff. Five students – members of Omega Delta Sigma veterans fraternity and the Veterans Club – ate brunch Friday with eight residents. Health information technology student Sylvia B. Bidelspach suggested and coordinated the event to provide a forum for younger generations to learn from the older group. In addition to brunch, Bidelspach arranged for musical entertainment by her grandmother, professional vocalist/pianist Coleen Renshaw. The Penn College veterans groups, with veterans services specialist Chet Beaver at the helm, presented a photo collage of the large American flag on campus to the nursing facility. The collage was made by photographer and Penn College alumnus and retiree Fred Gilmour.

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