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Penn State Fayette nursing students send thank you packages to nurses in Iraq

5/9/2008 —
For the second year in a row, nursing students at Penn State Fayette have sent thank you packages to nurses serving in Iraq. The students have been collecting food and toiletry items for several months for this project designed to coincide with National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2008. Doreen DeAngelis and Damien Zsiros, faculty coordinators for the project, report twice as many items were collected over last year’s total, plus a significant donation of candy, gum, personal care products and books from Dollar Tree of Uniontown, means this year’s shipment will benefit a substantial number of nurses serving in the war zone. The packages are sent to Shelia Neidigh for distribution to nurses in her unit. Neidigh is currently earning her bachelor of science in nursing via Penn State’s World Campus while serving her country. Some of the nursing students helping with the project are pictured here packing items up into individual bags for distribution in Iraq: (bottom row, from left) Charles Holt, Sara Graham, Kristen Knestrick, Ashlee Check, Claire Cramer, Tiffany Blosser, Christa Patterson; (middle row from left) Danielle Davison, Brian Bird, Nicole Brown, Sherri Kisner, Kari Leichliter, Kaylin Mathews, Chuck Keilbach, Michelle Lyons; (top row, from left) Misty Kibe, Charity Stamates, Wayne Allamon, Melissa White, Mark Jenkins, Amanda Hurley, Jill Meyokovich, and Suzanne Moodye.
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